Reference for "nibbana as a dhamma"

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Reference for "nibbana as a dhamma"

Postby reflection » Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:54 am

Bhikkhu Bodhi wrote:

The Buddha refers to Nibbana as a 'dhamma'. For example, he says "of all dhammas, conditioned or unconditioned, the most excellent dhamma, the supreme dhamma is, Nibbana".

http://www.beyondthenet.net/dhamma/nibbanaReal.htm


But it has no reference. Does anybody know what he is referring to? Just to be able to read the context.

Thanks in advance,
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Re: Reference for "nibbana as a dhamma"

Postby dagon » Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:22 pm

hi reflection

http://hkims.org/documents/Nibbana%20by ... 0Bodhi.pdf

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Re: Reference for "nibbana as a dhamma"

Postby reflection » Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:34 pm

Hi Dagon,

Thanks a lot. But what I'm actually looking for is a reference in the Pali canon.

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Re: Reference for "nibbana as a dhamma"

Postby santa100 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:34 pm

From AN 4.34:
To whatever extent there are phenomena conditioned or unconditioned, dispassion is declared the foremost among them, that is, the crushing of pride, the removal of thirst, the uprooting of attachment, the termination of the round, the destruction of craving, dispassion, cessation, nibbāna. Those who have confidence in the Dhamma have confidence in the foremost, and for those who have confidence in the foremost, the result is foremost


And note:
Yāvatā bhikkhave dhammā saṅkhatā vā asaṅkhatā vā. In the Nikāyas, the only dhamma explicitly said to be unconditioned is nibbāna. All other dhammas, mental and material, are conditioned. Thus the best of conditioned dhammas is the noble eightfold path, which leads to the unconditioned ~~ http://palicanon.org/index.php/sutta-pi ... -the-wheel ~~
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Re: Reference for "nibbana as a dhamma"

Postby reflection » Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:36 pm

Thanks santa!
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Re: Reference for "nibbana as a dhamma"

Postby Ananda26 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:00 pm

reflection wrote:Bhikkhu Bodhi wrote:

The Buddha refers to Nibbana as a 'dhamma'. For example, he says "of all dhammas, conditioned or unconditioned, the most excellent dhamma, the supreme dhamma is, Nibbana".

http://www.beyondthenet.net/dhamma/nibbanaReal.htm


But it has no reference. Does anybody know what he is referring to? Just to be able to read the context.

Thanks in advance,
Reflection

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All formations are impermanent. All dhammas are not self.
With the attainment of Nibbana, one is free from the round of birth, ageing, and death, sorrow, lamentation, pain, sadness, and distress.

NIbbana is the highest attainment. Buddha taught the Noble Eightfold Path which has lead many people to gaining Nibbana.
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