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Nibbāna Sutta


Title: Nibbāna Sutta: Unbinding (1)

Summary: url=index.html#ud.8.01.than On the nature of Nibbana.

Ud 8.1

PTS: Ud 80

Nibbāna Sutta: Unbinding (1)

translated from the Pali by

Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Alternate translation: Ireland

Alternate format: udana_en.pdf (??pages/0.9MB)


I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Sāvatthī at Jeta's Grove, Anāthapiṇḍika's monastery. And on that occasion the Blessed One was instructing, urging, rousing, & 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 exclaimed:

There is that dimension, monks, where there is neither earth, nor water, nor fire, nor wind; neither dimension of the infinitude of space, nor dimension of the infinitude of consciousness, nor dimension of nothingness, nor dimension 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 staying; neither passing away nor arising: unestablished,(1) unevolving, without support [mental object].(2) This, just this, is the end of stress.




On unestablished consciousness, see SN 22.87 and the discussion in The Paradox of Becoming, chapter 7.


See SN 22.53.


See also: DN 11;

[[en:tipitaka:sut:mn:mn.049.than|MN 49]];
SN 35.117;
[[en:tipitaka:sut:kn:ud:ud.8.02.than|Ud 8.2]]; 
[[en:tipitaka:sut:kn:ud:ud.8.03.than|Ud 8.3]]; 
[[en:tipitaka:sut:kn:ud:ud.8.04.than|Ud 8.4]].

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