did the buddha meditate after attaining nibbana?

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did the buddha meditate after attaining nibbana?

Postby Sokehi » Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:51 am

it is said that all his work was done with regards to his own training after attaining nibbana. according to the scriptures: did he still practiced formal meditation and if so: why? :anjali:
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Re: did the buddha meditate after attaining nibbana?

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:34 pm

Yes. Constantly.

1. For comfortable abiding here and now.

2. For contemplating who was ready to understand the Dhamma that day he surveyed the world using his psychic powers after arising from the attainment of great compassion.

3. To suppress illness if it arose.

4. To set a good example to others.
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Re: did the buddha meditate after attaining nibbana?

Postby Sokehi » Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:56 pm

Thank you Bhante for clarifying this! :anjali:
Get the wanting out of waiting

What does womanhood matter at all, when the mind is concentrated well, when knowledge flows on steadily as one sees correctly into Dhamma. One to whom it might occur, ‘I am a woman’ or ‘I am a man’ or ‘I’m anything at all’ is fit for Mara to address. – SN 5.2

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Otherwise there will be no end to the animosity. - Ajahn Fuang Jotiko

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