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One sixteenth sixteenth


A pretty good deal, sounds like.

Bunks

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  • pegembarapegembara Veteran
    edited April 10

    The "bliss" of nibbana or ending of craving is more peace and coolness than agitated bliss.

    "I have heard that on one occasion Ven. Sariputta was staying near Rajagaha in the Bamboo Grove, the Squirrels' Feeding Sanctuary. There he said to the monks, "This Unbinding is pleasant, friends. This Unbinding is pleasant."

    When this was said, Ven. Udayin said to Ven. Sariputta, "But what is the pleasure here, my friend, where there is nothing felt?"

    "Just that is the pleasure here, my friend: where there is nothing felt."

    "This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications, the relinquishment of all acquisitions, the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Nibbana."

    “If he feels a pleasant feeling, he feels it detached; if he feels a painful feeling, he feels it detached; if he feels a neither-painful-nor-pleasant feeling, he feels it detached. When he feels a feeling terminating with the body, he understands: ‘I feel a feeling terminating with the body.’ When he feels a feeling terminating with life, he understands: ‘I feel a feeling terminating with life.’ He understands: ‘On the dissolution of the body, with the ending of life, all that is felt, not being delighted in, will become cool right here.’

    Sounds to me like the eternal rest in "Eternal rest, grant unto him/her O Lord".

  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    Why doesn't it just say one-two hundred and fifty sixth? ;)

  • DhammikaDhammika Veteran

    No calculators back then?

    Bunks
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