Sweet Signless Sameness...
Real & Absolute, yet not to be Seen, Heard or Sensed!
The Buddha once said about The Signless Nibbāna=Nirvana:
There is that, which is unborn, uncreated, unformed & unconstructed!
If, Bhikkhus, there was not this unborn, uncreated, unformed and unconstructed,
no escape from what is born, created, formed & constructed could ever be realized...
But since there indeed exists that, which is utterly unborn, uncreated, unformed and
unconstructed, the escape from this born, created, formed & constructed state can
therefore indeed be realized, explained and made known!
An unconditioned, unborn, & uncreated ultimate Absolute:
That which is born, that which is become,
that which is conditioned, that which is dependent,
that which is co-arisen, that which is created,
that which is unstable, unsafe & prone to decay,
that which is the bridge between birth and death
this seat of disease, with nutriment & birth as its cause,
will all perish...! It is not worth clinging to or rejoice in...
The escape from this is calm, beyond the sphere of logic,
being that which is solid & stable, that which is unborn,
that which is not dependent, but sorrow-free, & stainless,
this realm is the final ceasing of all states involving any pain,
the stilling of all construction, absolute Bliss, ultimate Peace...
Udana – Inspiration: VIII - 3
The Signless 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 consciousness, nor nothingness,
where 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 duration, nor any beginning, & much less any ending...
Neither is there any activity, nor any movement, nor any fixed stability,
nor any ground, basis or source for a conditioning medium whatsoever...
This unity, this singularity - just this sameness– is the End of Suffering.
Udana – Inspiration: VIII - 1
Non-Spatial, Non-Temporal, Non-Change & Non-Active is Nibbāna:
Where neither solidity, fluidity, heat nor motion find any footing,
there no sun, moon nor 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 & formlessness,
then is he released from both pleasure & pain & gone all beyond…
Udana – Inspiration: I – 10
It seems that there might be 2 kinds of consciousness: Mundane & Supramundane:
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 & cease momentarily with its object:
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2: Signless Consciousness (animitta viññana), which is continuous and may very well
be that which ‘experiences’ the bliss of Nibbāna as an unbroken signless sameness.
Like this: ___________________
It has no (sensed or felt) object or sign, except or apart from that stilled same peace in itself…
More on this sublime Blissful State called Nibbāna:
Nibbâna is an immutable sameness of Absolute Bliss!
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Friendship is the Greatest [
Bhikkhu Samahita ] Sri Lanka J
Sweet Signless Sameness...