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Poster:  Haha         Reply   Post Message
Date: Wed Nov 23 02:02:40 2005
Subject:  Gui ban PTDT
Post No:  2344     Reply to:   2343

Ba.n ddi.nh nghi~a, "Nirvana=Third Noble Truth=Cessation of Suffering". Nhu+ va^.y thi` mi`nh enter and exit Nirvana ha(`ng gio*` ha(`ng phu't, hay la` che^'t ro^`i thi` enter Nirvana vi~nh vie^~n (che^'t thi` he^'t suffering.)

One does not enter and exit Nirvana every minute or hour. Do not mistake Nirvana for a state in meditation. Any of the states in meditation is not Nirvana because it requires an effort to sustain. Once concentration is lost, the meditative state ends.
Nirvana is entered with the knowledge and understanding of the 4 Noble Truths, and it requires no effort to sustain (it remains forever). One only requires to make an effort to gain the knowledge and understanding of the 4 Noble Truths.

One does not need to die to enter Nirvana, so the Buddha did not lie when he talked about the total cessation of suffering. The body can suffer, bleed, decay, and die, but one does not suffer in any way, or die, or reborn. One knows "this body is not me".

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