socoguy78 wrote:Nibanna... Meaning no fire from Pali. Has anyone had insights into this? I view it as craving no more... Then mind craves and clings to nothing... A mind free from personal desire and self beliefs. Does anyonore let go of their craving in meditation? Relaxing into any subtle craving they feel as their mind is pulled off their meditation object?
One indication of Dhamma downturn era is when the meaning of Nibbana has become diluted. The meaning has become more difficult to grasp since it has become more abstract. One example is like: "Nibbana is hard to describe, if you try to describe, it won't be Nibbana". No wonder many people have been confused. I think it's all the commentaries' sins (borrowing a theistic term.)
While some of them describe Nibbana in more abstraction, far from technical, the suttas describe Nibbana in simple and technical way, i.e. Nirodha Samapati (borrowing a commentary term.) with step by step path to attain it.