rowyourboat wrote:Its when anicca, dukkha, anatta does not apply anymore (not to be confused as the existence of their opposites)- ie the total cessation of suffering.
It is the non-experience which happens at the point of stream entry, when samsara, the workings of six sense bases fade away due to intense insight (helped by the other 4 spiritual faculties).
It is what happens when consciousness ceases to exist.
It is nibbana.
Then the Blessed One gave the householder Upali the gradual teaching starting with giving gifts, becoming virtuous, about the heavenly states, the dangers of sensuality, the vileness of defiling things and benefits of giving up. Then the Blessed One knew that the mind of the householder Upali was ready, malleable, free of hindrances, lofty and pleased and the Blessed One gave the special message of the Enlightened Ones: Suffering, its arising, its cessation and the path to the cessation of suffering. Like a pure, clean cloth would take a dye evenly. In that same manner, the dustless, stainless eye of the Teaching arose to the householder Upali, seated there itself. Whatever rises has the nature of ceasing.
"venerable sir...for a long time I have attended to the Teacher and to the monks who inspire my heart, but never before have I heard a talk on the Dhamma like this."
"This sort of talk on the Dhamma, householder, is not given to lay people clad in white. This sort of talk on the Dhamma is given to those gone forth."
As I see it, mundane Dhamma is mostly preached for morality purposes. It includes teachings about kamma, rebirth, good and bad aspects of things, realms, gods etc
Super-mundane dhamma is given generally for those who have gone beyond, mature in practice and ready for teachings about not-self.
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