If you are eager to attain Nirvana in this life you should prepare to become a monastic, because that is the nature of Arahants to like the monastic way of life.SarathW wrote:I am just think in term of six senses and ten fetters. Is there something you let go last? Say I let go my eye, ear, tongue etc consciousness.
I think all this is not me, mine myself in terms of mental formations and body.
But "I" still see "I" am sitting here and writing this post.
So how can "I" let go everything and dive into Nirvana?
All 10 fetters are abandoned by an Arahant. With the complete abandoning of the the 5 lower fetters one has become a Never Returner, one has become due to be spontaneously reborn and shall there attain Nirvana without ever returning from that world. With the abandoning of 3 fetters and the weakening of lust, hatred, and delusion one has become a Once Returner and having returned once more to this world will put an end to suffering. With the abandoning of 3 fetters one has become a Stream Winner, no more subject to rebirth in hell, no more subject to rebirth as an animal, no more subject to rebirth as a peta ghost, fixed in destiny with enlightenment as destination.
About the 6 sense bases, you can abandon obsession with the 6 sense bases, but still cultivate those bases in a way that causes unwholesome states to be abandon, and wholesome states to increase.