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What is the Deathless State?



A certain not very well known Bhikkhu once asked the Blessed Buddha:
Venerable Sir, the removal of Greed, Hate, and Ignorance, is it often said...
What, Venerable Sir, is the real meaning of that statement?
This removal of Greed, Hate, & Ignorance is a description of the dimension
of Nibbāna...The final elimination of the mental fermentations is spoken of
just like that...

Then that Bhikkhu asked the Blessed One:
Venerable Sir, the Deathless, the Deathless, is it often said...
What, Sir, is this Deathless, and what is the way leading to this Deathless?
The destruction of Greed, of Hate, and the destruction of Ignorance:
This is called the Deathless. The Noble 8-fold Way is the way leading to
this Deathless; that is:

Right View  (sammā-ditthi)
Right Motivation  (sammā-sankappa)
Right Speech  (sammā-vācā)
Right Action  (sammā-kammanta)
Right Livelihood  (sammā-ājīva)
Right Effort  (sammā-vāyāma)
Right Awareness  (sammā-sati)
Right Concentration  (sammā-samādhi)

Bhikkhu, I will teach you the taintless ... the real truth ... the far shore ...
... the subtle ... the very difficult to see ... the unageing ... the stable ...
... the not disintegrating ... the unmanifested ... the unproliferated ...
... the peaceful ... the deathless ... the sublime ... the auspicious ...
... the secure ... the destruction of craving ... the wonderful ...
... the amazing ... the unailing ... the undecaying state ...
... the unafflicted ... disillusion ... purity ... freedom ...
... the unadhesive ... the island ... the safe shelter ...
... the asylum ... the refuge ... the destination ...
... the ultimate goal ... Nibbāna



More on the Deathless Dimension:
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_Deathless_Dimension.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Desireless_is_Deathless.htm

Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya.
Book [V:8] section 45:7 A certain Bhikkhu ...
http://store.pariyatti.org/Connected-Discourses-of-the-Buddha_p_1379.html
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/ati_website/html/tipitaka/sn/index.html

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Updated: 22 Dec 2016   https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_Deathless.htm
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