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what and Where is Nibbana?

Postby shoel » Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:55 am

Please can you explain me what and where is Nibbana? :bow: :juggling:
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Re: what and Where is Nibbana?

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:56 am

Greetings Shoel,

To clarify, you're interested in nibbana as explained in Abhidhamma?

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Re: what and Where is Nibbana?

Postby plwk » Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:32 am

http://www.palikanon.com/english/sangaha/chapter_6.htm
Nibbāna however is termed supramundane, and is to be realized by the wisdom of the Four Paths. It becomes an object to the Paths and Fruits, and is called Nibbāna because it is a departure (ni) from cord-like, (vāna) craving.

Nibbāna is onefold according to its intrinsic nature.

According to the way (it is experienced) it is twofold - namely, the element of Nibbāna with the substrata remaining, and the element of Nibbāna without the substrata remaining.

It is threefold according to its different aspects, namely, Void (60), Signless (61), and Longing-free (62).

Great seers who are free from craving declare that Nibbāna is an objective state (63) which is deathless, absolutely endless, non-conditioned (64), and incomparable.

Thus, as fourfold the Tathāgatas reveal the Ultimate Entities-consciousness mental states, matter, and Nibbāna.

See discussion here:
The Puzzle of Nibbana
Nibbana (Pages 353-58)
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What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: what and Where is Nibbana?

Postby shoel » Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:49 am

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings Shoel,

To clarify, you're interested in nibbana as explained in Abhidhamma?

Metta,
Retro. :)



Abhidhamma is the hardest to learn in BUddhism. but i would like Nibbana to talk haha
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Re: what and Where is Nibbana?

Postby shoel » Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:51 am

plwk wrote:
http://www.palikanon.com/english/sangaha/chapter_6.htm
Nibbāna however is termed supramundane, and is to be realized by the wisdom of the Four Paths. It becomes an object to the Paths and Fruits, and is called Nibbāna because it is a departure (ni) from cord-like, (vāna) craving.

Nibbāna is onefold according to its intrinsic nature.

According to the way (it is experienced) it is twofold - namely, the element of Nibbāna with the substrata remaining, and the element of Nibbāna without the substrata remaining.

It is threefold according to its different aspects, namely, Void (60), Signless (61), and Longing-free (62).

Great seers who are free from craving declare that Nibbāna is an objective state (63) which is deathless, absolutely endless, non-conditioned (64), and incomparable.

Thus, as fourfold the Tathāgatas reveal the Ultimate Entities-consciousness mental states, matter, and Nibbāna.

See discussion here:
The Puzzle of Nibbana
Nibbana (Pages 353-58)



Thank you so m uch for reply,

I want to ask , can you and I see where is NIbbana in the puthujjana stage, or can you/we see nibbana in this stage?
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Re: what and Where is Nibbana?

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:04 am

shoel wrote:Please can you explain me what and where is Nibbana? :bow: :juggling:


Does not apply!
asking what nibbana is can only be answered in the negative, it is the absence of greed hatred and delusion, no-more becoming, re-becoming....
asking where nibbana is, is like asking where fire is when it goes out! it is in no place, yet visible here and now.
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Re: what and Where is Nibbana?

Postby Gena1480 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:49 pm

Nibbana is freedom
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Re: what and Where is Nibbana?

Postby acinteyyo » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:19 am

Manapa wrote:
shoel wrote:Please can you explain me what and where is Nibbana? :bow: :juggling:


Does not apply!
asking what nibbana is can only be answered in the negative, it is the absence of greed hatred and delusion, no-more becoming, re-becoming....
asking where nibbana is, is like asking where fire is when it goes out! it is in no place, yet visible here and now.

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