Cetovimutti

The Buddha said: 'Just as the great ocean has but one taste, the taste of salt, so too, this Dhamma and discipline has but one taste, the taste of liberation (vimutti)'. AN 8.19 Pahārāda, The simile of the ocean.

Liberation means to become free from all mental defilements. The defilements are rooted in craving (lobha), aversion (dosa) and delusion (moha). These roots nourish also mental states as envy, jealousy, stinginess, selfaccusement, wrong view of 'I', striving for power over others, pride, arrogance and feeling of inferiority. These defilements bring according to the law of cause and effect unpleasant experiences in the future. Mental liberation may occasionally be achieved in wholesome states of deep concentration or permanently, with the ultimate awakening (arahatship). [Read More]

The purpose of the project 'cetovimutti' is to anchor the authentic teachings of the Buddha in the West. This means that we must know well the Pāli Canon, the original teachings of the Buddha and practice accordingly. Only then we can achieve the goal of the Dhamma, the liberation of mind by wisdom. The Buddha taught only one goal and that is Nibbāna, the end of craving, aversion and delusion, because craving, aversion and delusion lead to suffering. The Buddha's teachings show a path to the final overcoming of any suffering.

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