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  • joseph
    ... can we apply similar ... Dear friends Su = good, positive Kha = space, presence. the idiom of positive space can be seen as three fold: amisa sukha -
    Message 1 of 27 , May 9 6:22 AM
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      --- 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
      water'.

      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
      (attaining)the beyond'.

      The MahaArahat Venerable Sariputta explains that Nibbana is happiness
      exactly because it is devoid of feelings.

      Metta
      Jothiko
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