boris wrote:In my understanding there "is" something which is eternal, It is beyond being and not being.
Do notice my verbal contradiction: about what I said that IS, I can't say that is beyond being and nod being
[is = being]. The only safe way is to talk about asankhata in negative terms, as cessation of bhava, or cessation of ignorance and so on ... But:
Bhikkhus, there are these two views: the view of being and the view of non-being. Any recluses or brahmins who rely on the view of being, adopt the view of being, accept the view of being, are opposed to the view of non-being. Any recluses or brahmins who rely on the view of non-being, adopt the view of non-being, accept the view of non-being, are opposed to the view of being.
“Any recluses or brahmins who do not understand as they actually are the origin, the disappearance, the gratification, the danger, and the escape in the case of these two views are affected by lust, affected by hate, affected by delusion, affected by craving, affected by clinging, without vision, given to favouring and opposing, and they delight in and enjoy proliferation. They are not freed from birth, ageing, and death; from sorrow, lamentation, pain, grief, and despair; they are not freed from suffering, I say.
"Just as a flame blown by the wind's force,
Upaslva," said the Blessed One,
"Goes out, and designation applies to it no more,
So too the Silent Sage, being freed from the name-body,
Goes out, and designation applies to him no more."
"Then when he has thus gone out, does he exist no more
Or is he made immortal for eternity
So may it please the Sage to make this plain to me,
Because it is a state that he has understood."
"There is no measuring of one who has gone out,
Upaslva,' said the Blessed One,
"And nothing of him whereby one could say aught of him;
For when all ideas have been abolished,
All ways of saying, too, have been abolished."
Do notice that language with it logic, is the proper tool only in the case, where consciousness depends on namarupa. But nibbana is exactly cessation of this dependence ...
Once I believe I have mastered a truth, the argument which interests me is not the one which confirms it but the one which refutes it.
A confused idea attracts a fool like a flame attracts an insect.
Nicolás Gómez Dávila