Nibbana and The Fire Sermon

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Lucas Oliveira
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Nibbana and The Fire Sermon

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Nibbana, by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

This short essay sketches the use of fire imagery in early Buddhism to describe Nibbana, the goal of Buddhist practice.

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... bbana.html


Adittapariyaya Sutta: The Fire Sermon

Several months after his Awakening, the Buddha delivers this sermon to an audience of 1,000 fire-worshipping ascetics. The Buddha uses the metaphor of fire to illustrate the nature of clinging. Upon hearing the sermon, the entire audience attains full Awakening.

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html



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Bon gia, Lucas! :)
Lucas Oliveira wrote: Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:23 pm Nibbana, by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

This short essay sketches the use of fire imagery in early Buddhism to describe Nibbana, the goal of Buddhist practice.

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... bbana.html
That's very interesting that "annihilation" turns out to be a bad translation for nibbana!
I had no idea that the Indians of Buddha's time thought about fire so differently.
Lucas Oliveira wrote: Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:23 pm Adittapariyaya Sutta: The Fire Sermon

Several months after his Awakening, the Buddha delivers this sermon to an audience of 1,000 fire-worshipping ascetics. The Buddha uses the metaphor of fire to illustrate the nature of clinging. Upon hearing the sermon, the entire audience attains full Awakening.

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html[/b]
I definitely had a big "Whoa!" moment when I read the Fire Sermon just now! :twothumbsup:

I can't claim to be fully awakened from it, but reading it, definitely brought my mind up one level! :anjali:
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One of my favorites from long ago. Thanks for reminding me of it. It was the third sutta that Buddha taught.

Ledi Sayadaw commented on one way to make use of Buddha's teaching:
Craving is like a fire that burns everything with which it comes into contact. If we are mindful of the feeling at the moment of sense contact, before feeling gives rise to craving, we can break the link between feeling and craving.
Dhamma is against the stream of common thought, deep, subtle, difficult, delicate, unseen by passion’s slaves cloaked in the murk of ignorance. Vipassī Buddha
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