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Itivuttaka 73 Santatara Sutta
More Peaceful

The Buddha explains how Nibbāna is more peaceful than the formless jhana.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard,

“Monks, the formless jhana is more peaceful than the form jhana and Nibbāna is still more peaceful than the formless jhana.”

This is the meaning of what the Blessed One said. So, with regard to this, it was said:

Some are born in the form realm and others are born in the formless realm. They have not attained Nibbāna and so they return to renewed existence.

Those who fully understand the form realm and those who free their minds from the formless realm are released based on Nibbāna. The liberated one defeats the army of Mara, the evil one.

The fully enlightened Buddha has touched Nibbāna with his body and is free from defilements.

Having abandoned all taints, The Buddha teaches the sorrowless, stainless state, Nibbāna.

This, too, is the meaning of what was said by the Blessed One. This is exactly as I heard.

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Itivuttaka 73 Santatara Sutta: More Peaceful

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