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Friends:

The Stilling of Craving Ceases all Suffering!



The Blessed Buddha once said:
What, Ānanda, is the experience of Ceasing?
When a Bhikkhu retires to the forest, to the root of a tree, or an empty hut
& thinks thus: This is Peace, this is sublime, namely, the stilling of all mental
construction, the ending of all kammic formation, the evaporation of all fuel
for becoming, the ceasing of all craving, the relinquishing of all by detachment,
cessation, Nibbāna Then this very reflection itself is the experience of Ceasing ...

Some Simple Comments:
Ceasing means complete ending of & total absence of all greed, hate & ignorance!
Cultivating reflection on ceasing reduces all desire for initiation, and origination..

Simile:
Greed, lust, & desire fades away slowly like the colours of cloth hanging in the sun!



More on the experience of Ceasing (Nirodha-Saññā):
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/9_Stillings.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Ceasing.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/How_to_Escape.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Stilled_but_not_Dead.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_18_Principal_Insights.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/wtb/a/anupubba_nirodha.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Fulfilling_Release_by_Wisdom.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/wtb/n_r/nirodha_samaapatti.htm


The reward is:
Approach to Nibbāna by the destruction, stilling and ceasing of all Craving!



Source (edited extract):
The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha. Anguttara Nikāya AN 10:60, AN V 108ff.
Girimananda Sutta
https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an10/an10.060.than.html

The Experience of Ceasing!


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