yet not to be Seen,
Heard or Sensed!
The Buddha once said
about the signless Nibbāna:
There is that, which is
unborn, uncreated, unformed, unconditioned and unconstructed!
If, Bhikkhus, there was not this unborn, uncreated, unformed and
no escape from what is born, created, formed and constructed could ever be realized...
But since there indeed exists that, which is utterly unborn, uncreated,
unconstructed, the escape from this born, created,
formed and constructed state can
therefore indeed be realized, explained and made known
as right here and now!
unborn, and uncreated ultimate Absolute:
That which is born, that which has become into being,
that which is conditioned,
that which is dependent,
that which is co-arisen,
that which is created,
that which is unstable, unsafe and prone to decay,
that which is the bridge between birth and death,
this seat of disease, with nutriment
and birth as its cause,
will all perish...!
It is thus not worth clinging to, or ever rejoice in...
The escape from this
transience, is calm, beyond the sphere of logic,
being that which is safe and stable, that which is unborn,
that which is not
dependent, but sorrow-free, and stainless,
this realm is the final ceasing of
all states involving any suffering,
this stilling of all construction,
Bliss, and ultimate
Udana – Inspiration: VIII -
Sameness of Nibbāna:
There is that state, where there is neither earth, water, fire, nor any air,
where there is neither trace of solidity, nor fluidity, nor heat, nor motion,
where there is neither infinity of space, nor of consciousness, nor nothingness,
where even no subtle state of neither-perception-nor-non-perception remains,
where there is neither any 'here', nor any 'there' of this or any other world,
where there is neither any sun, nor moon, nor planet, nor
any universe at all;
There, Bhikkhus, one cannot designate neither any coming, nor any going,
nor any remaining, nor any duration, nor any beginning, and much less any ending...
Neither is there any activity, nor any movement, nor any fixed
nor any ground, basis, cause, or source for any conditioning medium whatsoever...
This unity, this singularity, this signless sameness only is the
– Inspiration: VIII - 1
Invariable and Non-Reactive is
Where neither solidity, fluidity, heat, nor motion find any footing,
there no sun, moon or star ever shines. There is neither any light yet,
nor is there any darkness. When the Noble, through stilling of all construction,
through quieting of all mental formation, directly experiences this, then is he freed
from both form and formlessness, then is he released from both pleasure
and have gone all beyond...
Udana – Inspiration: I – 10
Comments: There are 2 kinds of
(Of this world) and 2:
(Above and beyond this world, transcendent):
1: Sense Consciousness,
that always has an object (a form, sound,
smell, taste, touch, or an idea)
This is a discrete moment of awareness, that arise
and cease momentarily with its
Blinking like this: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Such a moment cannot ever be kept, nor thus 'owned'...
2: Signless Consciousness (animitta viññāna),
which is continuous and functions as that
which 'experiences' the bliss of Nibbāna
as an unbroken signless sameness:
Steady like this: ___________________
Continuous, same, still, unbroken, imperturbable Bliss!
no object (sensed or felt), except or apart from that stilled free
peace in itself...
years old ~ 483 BC.
Though dying as you see:
Happy is he _/\_ _/\_ _/\_ :-)
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