Share on Facebook

Thread: Cessation

  1. #1
    Global Moderator Esho's Avatar
    Location
    Under the Bodhi Tree
    Posts
    4,672
    Hello friends,

    I need to know something. I am reading through 'Right View' Sutta (MN 9) and reflecting about its content, it seems that the clue of the sutta is cessation. The cessation of suffering and craving is OK. But how is it possible to cease feelings and consciousness, for example. How is ceasing understood in this sutta?

    Thanks


  2. #2
    Hi Esho,

    Here's a recording of Ajahn Brahm discussing the sutta (approximately 1hr. 47 mins) :

    https://deeperdhamma.podbean.com/e/m...so-1475024382/

    There's also a topic here from Element about two years ago:

    https://www.buddhismwithoutboundarie...nt-Origination



  3. #3
    Global Moderator Esho's Avatar
    Location
    Under the Bodhi Tree
    Posts
    4,672
    Thanks Aloka!


  4. #4
    Forums Member Element's Avatar
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    4,307
    Quote Originally Posted by Esho View Post
    Hello friends,
    But how is it possible to cease feelings and consciousness, for example. How is ceasing understood in this sutta?
    Hi Esho

    Many suttas say an Arahant continues to be consciousness & have feelings, such as Iti 44, MN 37, end of MN 38, MN 140, MN 148, SN 22.85, etc.

    It follows my interpretation of MN 9 is what ceases is the arising of consciousness & feelings that are tainted by ignorance.

    Therefore, when ignorance ends, only defiled consciousness ends; but not undefiled consciousness. Refer to SN 22.53, which provides a very good description of liberated consciousness.

    Kind regards

  5. #5
    Global Moderator Esho's Avatar
    Location
    Under the Bodhi Tree
    Posts
    4,672
    Thanks Element!

Los Angeles Mexico City London Colombo Kuala Lumpur Sydney
Fri, 1:24 PM Fri, 3:24 PM Fri, 9:24 PM Sat, 1:54 AM Sat, 4:24 AM Sat, 6:24 AM