To all or none,

One subject we never spoke of is Nirvana.What will follow is a text by Bhikkhu Samahita a Theravadin Bhikkhu from Sri-Lanka:



Friends:

Nibb�na is the Highest Happiness, and Peace!!


The Buddha once said about Nibbāna: The Uncreated Dimension:
That, truly, is peace, this is the absolute supreme, namely, the end of
every kammic formation, the final stilling of all mental construction,
the letting go and leaving behind of any substrate for rebirth and all
fuel for becoming, the fading away of all craving, & the relinquishing
of all forms of clinging, silencing, stilling, ceasing, Nibbāna.... AN 3:32



Enraptured, ensnared and obsessed with greed, lust, urge & desire,
enraged with hate, fuming with anger, stirred by ill will & irritation,
blinded by ignorance, agitated by confusion, and fooled by delusion,
overwhelmed, with mind entangled, one aims at own ruin, at the ruin
of others, at the ruin of both, & one experiences frustration & pain!
But if lust, hate, and ignorance are eliminated, one aims neither at
own ruin, nor at the ruin of others, nor at the ruin of both, and one
experiences neither mental frustration, nor any pain, nor any grief!
Thus is Nibbāna immediate, visible in this life, inviting, captivating,
fascinating & comprehensible for any intelligent & wise being. AN 3:55

The elimination of all Greed, the stilling of all Hate, the eradication
of all Confusion: This quenching, indeed, is the true Nibbāna. SN 38:1



FREED
For him, who has completed this journey.
For him, who is untouched by any pain or sorrow.
For him, who is in every way wholly freed.
For him, who has broken all chains.
For such one, no Suffering is ever Possible!
Dhammapada 90 Background Story.

Loong's Comment:What keeps people from attaining Nirvana,is the cravings,attachments,fetters.LET GO

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