Journey From Sensations To Sacred
- State Beyond Mind-Matter
life is a death; death is a rebirth.
-K (the song of life)
when you understand the nature of desire there is no conflict about
it. Once you understand all of what is being said there is complete
break from the past. Consider a mill pond which is absolutely quiet
and you drop a stone into it: There are waves. ..it is an outside
action... .but when the waves are over it is completely quiet again.
I realise the state of my own mind. I see that-it is instrument of
sensation and desire and that it is mechanically caught up in routine.
Such a mind is incapable of ever receiving or feeling the new for
the new must obviously be something beyond sensation-which is always
the old. So this mechanical process with it's sensations has to come
to an end, has it not? Karma is not an ever- enduring chain ; it is
a chain that can be broken at any time. What was done yesterday can
be undone today; there's no permanent continuance of anything. Continuance
can and must be dissipated through the understanding of its process.
So when you SEE this process, when you are really aware of it without
opposition, without a sense of temptation, without resistance, without
justifying or judging it then you will discover that the mind is capable
of receiving the new and that the new is never a sensation therefore
it can never be recognized, re-experienced. It is a state of being
in which creativeness comes without invitation, without memory and
that is reality. That which is unnameable cannot be recognised. It
is not a sensation.
you will find there comes love that is not sensation, intelligence
that is not of time or of thought process and it is only that, that
can resolve this immense and complex problem of sorrow... .and to
have the capacity of freedom that can come upon that thing that is
sacred and from there move to something that may be timeless.
sat dreaming in a room of great silence.
lost the feel of my body,
Krishnamurti, 'The immortal friend' Ommen : Star Pub. Trust 1928,
the time that K was in India until the end of January 1980 every night
he would wake up with this sense of the absolute.....The whole universe
is in it, measureless to man....there was nothing beyond this. This
is the ultimate, the beginning and the ending and the absolute. There
is only a sense of incredible vastness and immense beauty.
238, Biography of K by Mary Lutyens (Vol II-the years of fulfillment)
is a sacredness which is not of thought, nor of a feeling resuscitated
by thought. It is not recognizable by thought nor can it be utilized
by thought. Thought cannot formulate it. But there's a sacredness,
untouched by any symbol or word. It is not communicable.'
cannot be explained or described. It is. I say that there is a loveliness
which cannot be put into words; if it were, it would be destroyed;
it would then no longer be truth.
Reports of Talks and Answers... Adyar, India
give rise to craving.
one experiences the truth of Nibbana - a stage beyond the entire
sensorium - all the six sense organs stop working.
-S N Goenka on Nibbana
in Pali or Nirvana in Sanskrit is liberation - sacred-freedom
- the Truth)
Dhammapada - 374
Whenever and wherever one encounters the arising and passing away of the mental-physical structure, one enjoys bliss and delight, (which lead on to) the deathless stage experienced by the wise.
Anguttara Nikaya, Rohitassa Sutta.
the Rohitassa Sutta, The Buddha states :-
''In this very one-fathom-long body, along with its perceptions and thoughts, do I proclaim the world, the origin of the world, the cessation of the world, and the path leading to the cessation of the world''
cessation of the world is the cessation of suffering-Nibbana)
The State of Sannavedayitanirodha
The pali texts repeatedly refer to this state beyond sensation - a
state characterized by the eradication of recognition and sensation
(sanna and vedana) which Buddhaghosha in Visuddhimagga
(the book called 'The path of Purification) compares to nibbana.
Iti santam samapattim imam ariyasevitam, ditth' eva dhamme nibbanam
iti sankham upagatam.
is ''an attainment which a noble one may cultivate; the peace it gives
is reckoned as nibbana here and now.''
from Nanamoli, The Path of Purification, p. 833.
Ayu aparikkhino, usma avupasanta, indriyani vippasannani (M.
all intents and purposes, one dwelling in sanna-vedayitanirodha
exhibits the same features as a deceased person, with the slight
exceptions that life (ayu) and bodily heat are still present,
and that the sense-organs are purified. Thus the experiencer is technically
but not actually dead.
Kasma samapajjanti ti...ditth' eva dhamme acittaka hutva nirodham
nibbanam patva sukham viharissama ti samapajjanti
Let us live happily (sukham) by being mindless in this very moment and having attained cessation which is nibbana.
-Mahaniddesa (Tissametteyya sutta niddesa)
Nibbana is bliss supreme.
abhutam akatam asankhatam-
(In the Itivuttaka Buddha refers to Nibbana as) unborn, unoriginated, unmade and non-conditioned state.
of the words used by The Buddha while referring to Nibbana are:-
(cannot be described), 'infinite'' (ananta), ''non-conditioned''.
(asamkhata), 'incomparable'' (anupameya), ''supreme''
(anuttara), ''highest'' (para), ''beyond'' (paara),
''highest refuge'' (parayana), ''safety'' (tana), ''security''
(khema), ''happiness (siva), ''unique'' (kevala),
''abodeless'' (analaya), ''imperishable'' (akkhara),
''absolute purity'' (visuddho), ''supramundane'' (lokuttara),
''immortality'' (amata), ''emancipation'' (mutti), ''peace''
-Page 290, The Buddha and this Teachings - Narada, and Page 276, Tipitak mein Samyak Sambuddha (Hindi-Pali) Vol 2-VRI.