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It.044 Nibbaanadhaatu Sutta | Dhaatu Sutta Bhikkhus, there are these two Nibban a-elements. What are the two? The Nibbana-element with residue left and the Nibbana-element with no residue left. "What, bhikkhus, is the Nibbana-element with residue left? Here a bhikkhu is an arahant, one whose taints are destroyed, the holy life fulfilled, who has done what had to be done, laid down the burden, attained the goal, destroyed the fetters of being and is completely released through final knowledge. However, his five sense faculties remain unimpaired, by which he still experiences what is agreeable and disagreeable and feels pleasure and pain. It is the extinction of attachment, hate and delusion in him that is called the Nibbana-element with residue left. "Now what, bhikkhus, is the Nibbana-element with no residue left? Here a bhikkhu is an arahant completely released through final knowledge. For him, here in this very life, all that is experienced, not being delighted in, will be extinguished. That, bhikkhus, is called the Nibbana-element with no residue left. "These, bhikkhus, are the two Nibbana-elements." These two Nibbana-elements were made known By the Seeing One, serene and unattached: One is the element seen here and now With residue, but with the cord of being destroyed; The other, having no residue for the future, Is that wherein all modes of being utterly cease. Having understood the unconditioned state, Released in mind with the cord of being destroyed, They have attained to the Dhamma-essence. Delighting in the destruction (of craving), Those serene ones have abandoned all being. 45/304 Itivuttaka Khuddhaka It.038 nirvana, sa-upatisesa nibbana, anupatisesa nibbana


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