Teaching Nibbāna - Ariyakammattana

The Buddha Bavana is not the Kasina Mediation. We are in the process of building teaching platform to teach the correct Buddha Bavana in English in the future.

The meditation that is practiced in the world is basically of two types: the Ariya (supermundane) version and Anariya (mundane) version. The Ariya version is call “Lokutthara” (beyond the world)” This is the pure Buddhist meditation taught by Gothama Samana the Buddha for anyone to attain Nibbāna. Due to the wrong translation of Buddha dhamma, the word of “Ariya” also has been wrongly translated to English as Noble. This has resulted to cause a misinterpretation of the teaching of Buddha from its starting point, because the Ariya is the base of Buddha Dhamma. The word of “Ariya” is made up of two words as “A+Riya”, “A” means to stop or to end up, the “Riya” mean travel, here travel means “Sansaric Travel”. So Ariya means “ending or stopping the Sansaric Travel”. Therefore, the Ariya mediation means, “The meditation to stop Sansaric travel” (Anariya is the opposite of Ariya, it means lengthening of sansaric journey and it means if one does Anariya mediation, he could risk of lengthen his Sansaric travel to some billions of years).

Ariya Kammattāna is supermundane guidance to wipe out bad kamma seeds (black kamma energies) which one has accumulated throughout uncountable lives times in sansara. This Ariya meditation can be done by formal or informal practice. But it is impossible to do Ariya meditation without having proper knowledge of Dhamma. Therefore, it is important to hear, study and understand the necessary Dhamma to gain “Sammā Ditti” before starting the ariya meditation. When one gains sammā ditti, one can become a Sothapanna—stream entry (reaching the first stage of Nibbāna).

If anyone attains any samādhi, jhāna, or Samāpaththi by focusing on any object belonging to this world such as breathing, rising, and falling of the belly, air, fire, light, any color crystal ball, figure, statues of religious leader and/or any other elements, then it is mundane mediations (Anariya). These type of Anariya meditations lead only to mundane samadhi and mundane jhanas. With these type of mediations, one can get a temporary cooling down by suppressing the five hindrances and defilements. But when he comes back to the regular hectic life out of the peaceful experience at a meditation retreat, those peaceful experiences and cooling down will fade away gradually. This is because it is a temporary solution. What Buddha taught in his Ariya version is a permanent solution to getting rid of all defilements and finally reaching Enlightenment.

There are four possible outcomes of Ariya meditation: Samma samadhi, Ariya jhāna, Samāpaththi, and further Magga Phala (the further three stages of Enlightenment). The sammā samādhi, ariya jhāna, and ariya Samāpaththi can be attained by doing mediation only focusing on Nibbāna as an object. That is an object of beyond the world. As it was explained before, one must have attained the first stage of Nibbāna (Sothāpanna) to be able focus on Nibbāna.

If one develops any type of Anariya (mundane) meditation as above by focusing on breath, rising of stomach, and/or any worldly object, he/she could possibly attain an Anariya jhāna. They might be born in the realm of asañña brahmas with no mind for very long period (billions of years), and then have to come back to human plane again and must start the rebirth process all over. Therefore, mundane meditation techniques are dangerous to do (considering the time factor). As one develops them one may become forgetful, sañña or perception is a critical mental factor associated with recognition of external objects. If one starts losing memory, this will be a sign that they are on the wrong path.

An Arahant (the fully enlightened one) has not removed the capacity to generate thoughts or perceptions. An Arahant has only removed greed, hate, and ignorance from the thoughts that arise, not the thought itself. Thoughts arise in him/her with sañña, i.e., and he/she can identify people or things. They can experience the whole world just as any other human: they can see, hear, taste, smell, touch, or think about any place or thing. The only difference is that they will not generate any greedy, hateful, or ignorant thoughts about anything that is experienced.

Many people who do breathe meditation say that it is a samatha practice in order to calm the mind prior to doing Vipassana (contemplating and removing of kelisha) meditation (insight mediation). But this is a waste of time.

Therefore, our mediation teaching is the only guide on pure Buddhist Ariya meditation via cultivating of Metta, Muditha, Karuna, and Upekka (Ariya Knowledge) which make easy for one to reach Enlightenment by fully removing greed, hate and delusion form his/her thoughts.  Anyhow, we have identified that it is not possible to teach Ariya Buddha Mediation for English speakers until we teach them the pure Dhamma version. But it has been difficult to do that until we clearly rectify the present misinterpretations of dhamma which is widely established in the world today. Therefore, we believe that our historical facts rectifying procedure must be completed before we start the Ariya Kammattāna in English.