|Reflection pool, the Buddha in Thailand (Sasin Tipchai as Bugphai/flickr com)|
|Yes, I get it! (bugphai/flickr)|
The causes underlying the process of continued wandering on through existence (bhava) had not yet been brought to cessation (nirodha). The conditions for rebirth still existed. His spiritual work had not yet attained perfection. Why?
This is because there was still suffering (dukkha, disappointment). So based on the serenity of (samatha-) meditation, he proceeded to systematically contemplate, investigate, and analyze the conditioned nature of reality until he gained freedom from all entanglements, encumbrances, attachments, traps, bonds, hooks, catches -- even attachment to serenity itself.
|Where can one find insight? (Dharma.org)|
Delighting in the peace of serenity still leads to further rebirth. Once the heart/mind’s restlessness and agitation calms down, one often clings to that resultant peace. [It is better to let go and be completely free of it all, for letting go, which is what vipassana/insight meditation is for].