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The Fading Away of Greed is induced by Disillusion!

The Blessed Buddha once said:
What, Ānanda, is the experience of fading away of greed through disillusion?
When a Bhikkhu retires to the forest, to the root of a tree, or an empty hut
and thinks thus: This is Peace, this is sublime, namely, the stilling of all mental
construction, the ending of all kammic fabrication, the evaporation of all fuel
of becoming, the ceasing of all craving, the relinquishing of all by detachment,
Nibbāna... Then this very reflection itself is the experience of fading away...

Some Simple Comments:
Fading Away/Disillusion means comprehending all as impermanence, pain & no-self!
Ceasing means complete fading away into absence of all greed, hate and ignorance!
Fading away of greed by disillusion is the proximate cause of all mental release...
This reflection on fading away of greed by disillusion, leads to final knowledge...
The fading away of greed & lust by disillusion is one of the 18 Principal Insights...

Greed, lust, & desire fades away slowly like the colours of cloth hanging in the sun!

What are the 4 Fuels of re-becoming into renewed existence?
1: Sense-desire is one kind of fuel upon which the fire of existence burns.
2: The 5 Clusters of Clinging is another fuel upon which the fire of existence burns.
3: The Mental Defilements are also fuels upon which the fire of existence burns.
4: Formation of Kamma by Intention is a fuel upon which the fire of existence burns.

More on the experience of Disillusion and Fading Away (Virāga):

The ultimate reward is:
Approach to Nibbāna by making that deathless dimension the prime object!

Source (edited extract):
The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha. Anguttara Nikāya AN 10:60, AN V 108ff.
Girimananda Sutta

Silencing the Suffering!

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