The technical term “niroda-cessation” means the complete and total eradication (stoppage) of lust, greed, attachment. In other words “greed” must be abandoned, uprooted, discarded, destroyed completely. Thus “non-attachment” is gained. When one is detached by Vipassana and Magga Insights, deliverance (nirodha nibbana) is attained. This means complete eradication of tanha equals nirodha nibbana.
Thus, in actual magga practice, the meaning and significance of nirodha nibbana are:
(1) The total elimination of tanha (greed),
(2) The supreme deliverance (freedom) from tanha,
(3) The complete detachment of tanha,
(4) The final calming of conditioned things, composite things of life.
Thus total abandonment of tanha is the eradication of tanha.
Significantly and practically, Nibbana means the ending of greed, ill-will and delusion, the state of complete moral and spiritual purity as defilements are eliminated. And this also means the complete abandonment and destruction of all conditioned things, technically termed “sankhara” or “sankhata” state. Opposite is the “asankhara” or “asankhata” state, the unconditioned supreme pure, stable, permanent state. Asankhata is Nibbana; Nibbana is asankhata state of supreme calm and nobility.
Worldlings are used to giving attachment to all or one of the Five Grasping Groups. They often do not see the Four Noble Truths as lust of life is very strong. Therefore Five Grasping Khandha Groups must be given up: non-attachment (detachment) must be done. Complete abandonment is the goal of life, as this state alone is the cessation of suffering. Hence all series of lives, all khandha processes cease. Becoming/Being is totally stopped. Therefore the elimination of becoming-being is Nibbana (bhava nirodho nibbanam).
There are no elements of Four Great Becomings, namely, Earth-Water-Fire-Wind in the Noble Supreme Element called Nibbana Dhatu. Since this is supreme everlasting peace and purity (deliverance of conditioned states) in the state of the unconditioned there is no length, breath, roughness, softness, good/bad, names, terms, form, sign and symbol here. Nibbana has no location so it is not this world, not that world; no one goes to Nibbana, no one comes from Nibbana. No one lives in Nibbana. So Nibbana is the greatest liberation or supreme freedom because all becomings, all births, all existences, all deaths cease here. Only birth ceases so death also ceases. There is no material factors of any kind.
The permanent state (stability) is Nibbana as this Noble Truth of Element (cessation of suffering and passion) belongs to Paramatta Ultimate Truth only. Among the Four Noble Truths, Nibbanic Truth is supreme, realizable here and now by the practice of Eightfold Noble Path. Nibbana is the final goal of life. So there is no unity (union) of eternal soul and eternal God here. There is nothing behind or over Nibbana. Since the Right Method exists, no one waits for afterlife to attain Nibbana. It is attained here and now. No one needs to get it after next life, after death in this life. While living in this human world, Nibbana is attained realistically by mindful meditators. Those who by the practice and practice of the Fourfold Foundation of Mindfulness attain Nibbana in this very life are the noblest, the happiest in the world. Peace of mind is attained together with right view and right mindfulness.
But one needs great patience, long endurance in the mindful practice to win nibbanic peace and purity. Moreover, one must apply great, right effort to sustain the meditation in completion. If one attains maturity and fulfilment of Morality-Concentration-Wisdom to the full, all-purity is also realized. In this life, this day or the next, a yogi under mindfulness can attain Nibbana face to face. Right practice is essential!
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