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  To cling to onself as Buddha, oneself as Ch'an or the way,
making that an understanding, is called clinging to the inward view.

Attainment by causes and conditions, practice and realization,
making this an understanding,... continue...

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ON NIRVANA
When he was still a Bodhisattva, the Buddha himself once said about Nirvana in his Jataka:

"When the fire of lust is extinct, that is Nirvana;
When the fire of hatred and infatuation are extinct, that is Nirvana;
When pride, false belief and all other passions and torments are extinct, that is Nirvana."

The d.o.m.'s question:
Can Nirvana be attained and abided with?

ChonTri 12/08/01


 



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