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That Sutta afaik is about the unconditioned element in dependence on which occur the attainments of cessation of perception & feeling and that seeing with wisdom by which taints are destroyed.


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God, is not neccesary. Buddha didnt said, it exist, doesnt, both or neighther. Birth is the origination of dependant phenomenon. Its like Electric field is always present with magnetic disc around it. Magnetic disc can be called as dependent origination, as it attract the Iron. Iron can be term as 5 khandas and when one attain nibbana, it cease to that ...


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It is similar, Maimonides of the Hebrew faith also ended up saying that God could only be described through negation, and the Hindus say Brahman is 'neti neti' - 'not this, not that'. However the difference between nibbana and God is that God is Ultimate Reality, which is where the term differes from nibbana. If God is seen as a '1' to the '0' of our ...


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That is Nibbana, and not god or Brahman or any kind of Ultimate Reality. It is that which is experienced by the mind, when it is completely free of all fetters and defilements. I quote from this answer below. Please see that answer for details. So, Nibbana is not a thought of the mind, not a concept of the mind, not a state of the mind, not a state of ...


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The OP asks: If there is no such thing as rebirth, then what is the difference between parinibbana and any other death? But what exactly is rebirth? And what exactly is death? Most people take rebirth to be the rebirth of oneself into a new life. If we zoom further into what this means, this is the continuation of the same consciousness that is aware of ...


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