How to reach the Ease and Peace of Ceasing?
At Savatthi, the Blessed Buddha once said:
Bhikkhus, when the experience of stilling, ending, stopping, and ceasing is
developed and cultivated, then it is of great fruit and of immense benefit!
It leads to great advantage, it leads to great security from bondage, it leads
to a great sense of urgency, it leads to living in fearless ease and comfort..
How, Bhikkhus, is the experience of cessation developed, and cultivated,
so that it is of great fruit and advantage? Here, the Bhikkhu systematically
1: The Awareness Link to Awakening, joined with the experience of ceasing.
2: The Investigation of states Link to Awakening, while examining deep stilling.
3: The Energy Link to Awakening, perceiving an ultimate ending of all activity.
4: The Joy Link to Awakening, while laughing at the complete cessation of all.
5: The Tranquillity Link to Awakening, accompanied by calm and serene silencing.
6: The Concentration Link to Awakening, focused on fading away of all states.
7: The Equanimity Link to Awakening, indifferent even in the final end…
while being based upon seclusion, disillusion, ceasing, and maturing in release…
It is in this very way that the experience of stilling and ceasing into peace is
developed and cultivated, so that it is of great advantage, great advantage,
great benefit, great security from bondage, great sense of urgency, and living
in the sweet ease of a calmed, fearless, content, and imperturbable comfort!
Bhikkhus, when the perception of ceasing is developed and cultivated in this way
joined, fused and enhanced by the Seven Links to Awakening, one of two fruits
is to be expected: Either final knowledge in this very life or, if there is a remaining
residue of clinging, the state of non-returning…
Ceasing is Bliss… Ceasing of What? Ceasing of the internal, yet infernal
Fire of Greed, Fire of Hate, and Fire of Ignorance and their derivatives!
Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya.
Book [V:133-4] section 46: The Links. 76: Cessation…
Ceasing is Bliss..
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