confusedlayman wrote: ↑Fri May 28, 2021 6:03 am
Non occurance of conciiusneess? I think nibbana is perceived so conciousness is there
You have at least two things to think over,
Does non-occurrence of consciousness mean that the consciousness is absent?
in Vissudhimagga it is said,
p793 wrote:18. Herein, (i) What is the attainment of cessation? It is the non-occurrence of
consciousness and its concomitants owing to their progressive cessation.
Progressive cessation i think refer to the 1-8 jhana, and definite is the cessation of perception and feeling(non-occurrence of consciousness where nothing is felt=bliss and signless=non-existence is perceived)
Dukkha knowledges of fearing the arising(accumulating) of formations, arising of formation(2nd link) will arouse consciousness(3rd link) and you suffer(1st noble truth). The non-occurrence of consciousness is when the formations doesn't arise, you anticipate the dangers a'la money making, mates, rich food etc in order to avoid arousing the consciousness.
Yet, what missing is your mind alighting in the non-arising of formations, which is the absorption in the sign(formations being impermanent, suffering and not self =marks of non-existence) where the fruition is.
search non-occurrence on the Visuddhimagga pdf
p 734 wrote:
“(4.c.) Knowledge of the state of peace is this: ‘Arising is formations; nonarising
is Nibbána.’ Knowledge of the state of peace is this: ‘Occurrence is
formations; non-occurrence is Nibbána’ … (etc.) … Knowledge of the state of
peace is this: ‘Despair is formations; non-despair is Nibbána.’ 
that non-arising is nibbana talk is prior the non-occurrence of consciousness in order to comfort those who are in terror,
pdf wrote:40. Knowledge of the state of peace is this: “Non-arising is safety,” etc.: this, however,
should be understood as said for the purpose of showing the opposite kind of
knowledge to knowledge of danger. Or when it is stated in this way, that there is
safety without terror and free from danger, it is for the purpose of comforting
those who are upset in their hearts by seeing danger through appearance as