4nt→§3. Dukkha-nirodhaṃ | Suffering's-cessation 滅

§3. Dukkha-nirodhaṃ | Suffering's-cessation 滅

SN 12.26 12 questions to self test for arahantship

similarly, SN 35.136 / SN 35.153. Is There a Method?
atthinukhopariyāyasuttaṃ (SN 35.136),
“Is there a method of exposition, bhikkhus, by means of which a bhikkhu—apart from faith, apart from personal preference, apart from oral tradition, apart from reasoned reflection, apart from acceptance of a view after pondering it150 "" —[139] can declare final knowledge thus: ‘Destroyed is birth, the holy life has been lived, what had to be done has been done, there is no more for this state of being’?”

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AN 9.12: Buddha didn’t want to teach this, but…
ime kho, sāriputta, nava puggalā saupādisesā kālaṃ kurumānā parimuttā nirayā parimuttā tiracchānayoniyā parimuttā pettivisayā parimuttā apāyaduggativinipātā. na tāvāyaṃ, sāriputta, dhammapariyāyo paṭibhāsi bhikkhūnaṃ bhikkhunīnaṃ upāsakānaṃ upāsikānaṃ. taṃ kissa hetu? māyimaṃ dhammapariyāyaṃ sutvā pamādaṃ āhariṃsūti VAR. api ca mayā VAR, sāriputta, dhammapariyāyo pañhādhippāyena bhāsito”ti.
“These nine persons, passing away with a residue remaining, are freed from hell, the animal realm, and the sphere of afflicted spirits; freed from the plane of misery, the bad destination, the lower world. Sāriputta, I had not been disposed to give this Dhamma exposition to the bhikkhus, bhikkhunis, male lay followers, and female lay followers. For what reason? I was concerned that on hearing this Dhamma exposition, they might take to the ways of heedlessness. However, I have spoken this Dhamma exposition for the purpose of answering your question.”

Epithets for Nirvana

List compiled by B.Ñānatusita

Nirvana described in more detail

KN Ud 8.1 to 8.4
AN 10.6 samadhi sutta, AN 11

difference between ceto and pañña vimutti

AN 10.20

♦ “kathañca, bhikkhave, bhikkhu suvimuttacitto hoti? idha, bhikkhave, bhikkhuno rāgā cittaṃ vimuttaṃ hoti, dosā cittaṃ vimuttaṃ hoti, mohā cittaṃ vimuttaṃ hoti. evaṃ kho, bhikkhave, bhikkhu suvimuttacitto hoti.
(9) “And how is a bhikkhu well liberated in mind? Here, a bhikkhu’s mind is liberated from lust, hatred, and delusion. It is in this way that a bhikkhu is well liberated in mind.
♦ “kathañca, bhikkhave, bhikkhu suvimuttapañño hoti? idha, bhikkhave, bhikkhu ‘rāgo me pahīno ucchinnamūlo tālāvatthukato anabhāvaṃkato āyatiṃ anuppādadhammo’ti pajānāti, doso me pahīno ... pe ... ‘moho me pahīno ucchinnamūlo tālāvatthukato anabhāvaṃkato āyatiṃ anuppādadhammo’ti pajānāti. evaṃ kho, bhikkhave, bhikkhu suvimuttapañño hoti.
150(10) “And how is a bhikkhu well liberated by wisdom? [32] Here, a bhikkhu understands: ‘I have abandoned lust, cut it off at the root, made it like a palm stump, obliterated it so that it is no more subject to future arising; I have abandoned hatred … abandoned delusion, cut it off at the root, made it like a palm stump, obliterated it so that it is no more subject to future arising.’ It is in this way that a bhikkhu is well liberated by wisdom.