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Drop of Dhamma Delight!


Who enters Nibbāna, Happy, Free & in Peace?

Wrong question! Why? There was no-one really there in the first place...!
Nibbāna is there. Beings attain it, but no-one is ever seen entering it...
There was no 'entity' or 'person' there, but a process that simply stops!

Right question: Not Who, but What is then absolutely free?
Right answer: Form is then free, Feeling is then free, Perception is then free,
Mental Construction is then free, and Consciousness itself is then free!
Cut short: The 5 clusters of clinging are instantly freed!
When all craving and all clinging is completely relinquished and eliminated,
then they are all completely irreversibly freed and they by that evaporate,
disintegrate, fade away and vanish... This is the signless Nibbāna...

The Blessed Buddha once explained:
When past conditioning is exhausted, and no fresh causality is produced,
then mind is no longer lead to future rebirth. When cravings no more arise,
the seed is consumed! Still-minded ones cease like the flame of this lamp...
Sutta Nipāta 235

Whenever and wherever one encounters the arising and passing away of the
mental-physical structure, one enjoys bliss and delight, which lead on to
the deathless stage experienced by the wise. Dhammapada 374

What actually stops burning right there?

The Fire of Greed, Hate and Ignorance, is finally extinguished in Nibbāna...

On this veritable "Fire of Painful Existence"  see also:

Extinguishing the Fire!

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