How to reach the Ease & Peace of Ceasing?
At Savatthi, the Blessed Buddha once said:
Bhikkhus, when the experience of stilling, ending, stopping, and ceasing
is developed and cultivated, then it is of great fruit & immense benefit!
It leads to great good, it leads to great security from bondage, it leads
to a great sense of urgency, it leads to living in fearless ease & comfort!
How, Bhikkhus, is the experience of ceasing developed & cultivated so
that it is of great fruit and benefit? Here, the Bhikkhu systematically
Awareness Link to Awakening, joined with the experience of ceasing.
Investigation of states Link to Awakening, while examining full stilling.
Energy Link to Awakening, perceiving an ultimate ending of all activity.
Joy Link to Awakening, while laughing at the complete cessation of all.
Tranquillity Link to Awakening, accompanied by calm & serene silencing.
Concentration Link to Awakening, focused on fading away of all states.
Equanimity Link to Awakening, indifferent even at the final stopping.
Which is based upon seclusion, disillusion, halting, & maturing in release...
It is in this very way that the experience of stilling & ceasing into peace
is developed & cultivated so that it is of great advantage, great benefit,
great good, great security from bondage, great sense of urgency, and
living in the great ease of calmed, fearless and imperturbable comfort!
Bhikkhus, when the perception of ceasing is developed and cultivated
in this way fused and enhanced by the seven Links to Awakening, one of
two fruits is to be expected: either final knowledge in this very life or,
if there is a remaining residue of clinging, the state of non-returning...
Ceasing is Bliss... Ceasing of What? Ceasing of the internal and infernal
Fire of Greed, Fire of Hate, and Fire of Ignorance & their derivatives!
Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya.
Book [V:133-4] section 46: The Links. 76-: Cessation...
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