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Offline Guillaume

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Peacefulness is the greatest happiness
« on: October 30, 2017, 09:53:32 am »
Hello everyone,

I have a question about a quote of the buddha.

I have heard that the buddha once said : "Peacefulness is the greatest happiness".

Is it true ? And if so, do you know where we can find this citation in the Pali Canon ?

Thank you for your help.

Regards,

Guillaume
(From France)




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Re: Peacefulness is the greatest happiness
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2017, 10:31:47 am »
It could be a fake Buddha quote:

http://fakebuddhaquotes.com/

Otherwise You can search the Pali Canon suttas by using the search facility here:

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/


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Re: Peacefulness is the greatest happiness
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2017, 10:32:41 am »
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May all beings have happiness and the causes of happiness.
May they all be free from suffering and the causes of suffering.
May they never be deprived of true happiness devoid of any suffering.
May they abide in great impartiality, free from attachment to loved ones and aversion to others.

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Re: Peacefulness is the greatest happiness
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2017, 02:54:35 pm »
I don't think the Pali canon has those exact words "Peacefulness is the greatest happiness" but he, the Buddha, certainly believed and communicated that in his teaching using other words:

Buddha equated nibbana to peace and to the greatest happiness/pleasure.

For Nibbana as peace see:

"This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications, the relinquishment of all acquisitions, the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Nibbana."— AN 3.32    https://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/dhamma/sacca/sacca3/nibbana.html


For Nibbana as happiness/pleasant:

"In AN 9.34, the venerable Sariputta exclaims: 'Nibbana is happiness, friend; Nibbana is happiness, indeed!' The monk Udayi then asked: 'How can there be happiness when there is no feeling?' The venerable Sariputta replied: 'Just this is happiness, friend, that therein there is no feeling." The continuation of that Sutta may also be compared with our text. On Nibbana as happiness, see also AN 6.100."

Also,
"So by this line of reasoning it may be known how Unbinding is pleasant."

For Nibbana as the greatest pleasure see:

In Khuddaka Nikāya verse 5750 amata/nibbana is referred to as “the highest pleasure” (sukhamuttamaṃ): “The Buddha manifests in the world as an incomparable individual who makes known amata[nibbana]: the highest pleasure [sukhamuttamaṃ].”

Salut! :namaste:

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Re: Peacefulness is the greatest happiness
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2017, 10:49:58 pm »
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In general, meditating and practising the Buddha's teachings helps one to have a more open and peaceful mind.


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Re: Peacefulness is the greatest happiness
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2017, 12:03:03 am »
Hello everyone,

I have a question about a quote of the buddha.

I have heard that the buddha once said : "Peacefulness is the greatest happiness".

Is it true ?

No, there is no happiness in buddhism.  :fu:

Some are fuelling hope and yield happiness on the basis of hope. But fuelling hope is the way of the world and not the path of buddhism. Also hope is continually threatened by fear, so the happiness resulting from it is impermanent. So hope and happiness are not worth to be clung to.
« Last Edit: October 31, 2017, 12:27:15 am by ground »

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Re: Peacefulness is the greatest happiness
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2017, 12:50:38 pm »
Ok, thank you very much for your answers.

See you :namaste:

Regards,

Guillaume

 


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