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- Udana VIII.1
- Nibbana Sutta
- Total Unbinding (1)
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I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Savatthi,
in Jeta's Grove, Anathapindika's monastery. Now at that time the Blessed
One was instructing urging, rousing, and encouraging the monks with Dhamma-talk concerned
with Unbinding. The monks -- receptive, attentive, focusing their entire awareness,
lending ear -- listened to the Dhamma.
Then, on realizing the significance of that, the Blessed One on that occasion
There is that sphere where there is neither earth, nor water, nor fire, nor wind;
neither sphere of the infinitude of space, nor sphere of the infinitude of consciousness,
nor sphere of nothingness, nor sphere of neither perception nor non-perception; neither
this world, nor the next world, nor sun, nor moon. And there, I say, there is neither
coming, nor going, nor stasis; neither passing away nor arising: without stance, without
foundation, without support (mental object). This, just this, is the end of stress.
See also: Ud VIII.2; Ud
VIII.3; Ud VIII.4.