I need deep help from Theravada Buddhism, from something I’ve been Meditating on from a Vajrayana Perspective, that started out when I started reading many Pali Suttas that I must say are the most important works for me next to the Lotus Sutra. So I ask you don’t toss my question aside… I Love all of the Wonderful Sangha here and people of all backgrounds, thank you for letting me participate. So here goes:
I understand the final Cessation, once someone leaves birth and death behind, as well as the Saha World behind, is understood as the Extinction as entering Mahaparinirvana for good. Yet a Buddha can do anything, we are not playing a game of dice nor mathmatics here, Buddhas cannot go against the morality of a fully Awakened One.
So that means if a little bird is suffering, the Buddha will care, and be able to Emanate from Mahaparinirvana in the Body of a Buddha and save the little bird. The Buddhas pass into Extinction, yet some have propagated Vows to stay Emanated into Infinite Space Forever because of how deeply they Love fallen Sentient Beings, and because of their deep Meditation on and Love for the Buddha Vehicle.
Now, some Buddhas will not return to this world because of obligations to those who want them to Eternally Abide in Tranquility. Others will brave infinite forms of Saha Worlds for Eternity, this is not to say without rest for Eons at times.
So the question of pain during difficulties comes about. Suffering can be felt Expediently for a Buddha, as Skillful Means to drive those who are also feeling it towards Nibbana, so they are not startled that they are actually in the presence of a Buddha.
But when the suffering fully Ceases, and one attains Nibbana, and also, Nibbana shows it is just the beginning of the Buddhist Path, the question of what to do with the phenomena of pain comes about. As long as the smallest one-sensed organism is feeling a bit of discomfort, there is still work to be done by the Mahabuddhas to purify the scope of the Saha World, so that it will Enter Extinction, after which the Same Purpose for Sentient Lives will be there to attain Buddhahood, and there will be another Saha World, another Buddha King Creation…
Material Nature is immutable. Yet most Buddhas will Enter Extinction forever simply because they are Loved so much. I only know of two which will abide forever in the Worlds of Suffering and in Nibbana simultaneously, Emanating, which I can mention: Narayan, and Avalokakitesvara, both of which have infinite Eternal Forms and Emanations. Not that there aren’t many Others.
All pain won’t ever stop for good, but we will have nayutas of kalpas without it, until someone falls again and decides to crave for it, a beginingless being among infinite who never came into being, but was created for the purpose of Attaining Buddhahood.
So, even if this world is created again with a plethora of similar Sentient Beings, will the Entrance into Buddhahood for all those Sentient Beings be worth it for the pain it took, if ours eventually will be? It seems to me suffering and pain aren’t to be feared, but processed into Tranquil Extinction, in an Ongoing World, that will never end without a new beginning that brings about similar aptitudes.