Sponsor a Kathina
Pledge your Donations for the new monastery
Post a Question
Please let me know.
"'Nirvana' is the ultimate reality that one has to realize by practicing the Buddhist teaching. The Sanskrit word ' Nirvana' is similarly used in Pali as 'Nibbana as well as in English.However there are few English translations to Nibbana such as Emancipation unbinding relinquishment enlightenment freedom from suffering end of suffering. Nevertheless these translations are not rich enough to explain the concept of Nibbana in its purest form. Because the state of Nibbana should be understood through the direct knowledge with own experience which goes beyond the sensory experiences. further the language is poor to explain the depth of Nibbana. But It's important to consider what the Buddha said about Nibbana in the Tripitaka. ""එතං සන්තං එතං පණීතං යදිදං සබ්බසඞ්ඛාරසමථො සබ්බූපධිප්පටිනිස්සග්ගො තණ්හාක්ඛයො නිරොධො නිබ්බාන’න්ති - Eta santa eta paīta yadida sabbasakhārasamatho sabbūpadhipainissaggo tahakkhayo virāgo nirodho nibbāna -This is peaceful this is excellent namely the stilling of all preparations the relinquishment of all assets the destruction of craving detachment cessation extinction"" Instead of giving one word answer to the question about Nibbana the Buddha himself explains Nibbana in phrases like this in Girimananda sutta in Anguttara Nikaya and other places in teaching. the reason why he did so is due to the possibility of bewilderment with short answers about the deepest realization 'Nibbana'. It is said that stilling of all formations that we gather throughout many existences as wholesome and unwholesome has been ended. All kind of attachments to specially five aggregates namely aggregate of form feeling perception formation consciousness have also been ceased in this state. further the destruction of craving or taints is another definition to Nibbana. when there is absence of craving without residues there is no possibility for desire to arise in that mind so cessation of thanha or desire appears as the highest of investigation. this is Nibbana. People usually like to see saints who attained to this state particularly to watch their powers and miracles. also most people believe they radiates different lights from their bodies that are wonderful to watch. But we need to understand that there won't be any physical changes of their bodies except the pleasant and serine senses. Moreover they talk act and think what is necessary for peace of mind so it's a perfect living according to Buddhist teaching. In addition they live in the society among humans performing usual activities like the others but not creating any kamma which forces them to reborn. because they have totally finished that ability to reborn. with the passing away into final Nibbana they don't reborn anywhere as the fuel or seed for another birth has already been ended. after attaining enlightenment they live the rest of the life out of compassion towards other beings just like the lotus flower has come up from the pond of muddy water. when they pass away no one knows what happened to them because there is no birth again. it likens to ending of flame of a candle.when it's gone none of us know where it went. Nibbana is the highest state to be realized by being through mental development. "
Only a user with a valid username and a password can edit answers.
Monthly Dana List
Poya Dana List
The New Building project
Do not be angry to protect me
Monks, if others speak in disparagement of me, of the Dhamma or of the Sangha, you should not be angry, resentful or upset on that account. If you were to be angry or displeased at such disparagement, that would only be a hindrance to you.
If others disparage me, the Dhamma or the Sangha, then you must explain what is incorrect as being incorrect", saying: ‘That is incorrect, that is false, that is not our way, that is not found among us.’
Monks, if others speak in praise of me, of the Dhamma or of the Sangha, you should not on that account be pleased, happy or elated. If you were to be pleased, happy or elated at such praise, that would only be a hindrance to you." If others praise me, the Dhamma or the Sangha, you should acknowledge the truth of what is true, saying: ‘That is correct, that is right, that is our way, that is found among us’.
The Buddha (Brahmajala sutta - DN 01)