Re: noble truth
- --- In Pali@yahoogroups.com, "Ong Yong Peng" <pali.smith@...> wrote:
>can we apply similar
> analysis to sukha? Thanks.Dear friends
Su = good, positive
Kha = space, presence.
the idiom of 'positive space' can be seen as three fold:
amisa sukha - physical-emotional bliss, an ingredient of the first
jhana, where body and bliss are, like a sponge 'fully saturated with
niramisa sukha - mental emotional happiness, of the third jhana,
where equanimity which is 'inspection from a high point', gives the
image of lotus flowers of various colors, fully immersed in water.
sukha = satisfaction, finding fulfilment.
hence 'kama sukalika' = satisfaction with the sphere of the senses.
'sukha vipasana' = satisfaction with the thoughtful inquiry.
(the dry aspect is also in relation to the duality, the mnaturity of
the wood that can be burned
'nibbana paramam sukham = cessation is the satisfaction of
The MahaArahat Venerable Sariputta explains that Nibbana is happiness
exactly because it is devoid of feelings.