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zazang
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Arhants thoughts and actions

Postby zazang » Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:07 pm

Hi

I was wondering about these questions as I feel it may help me in understanding certain things better.

1. What are an Arhants thoughts normally when he is not doing anything ?

2. What are their dreams like ?

3. Lets say an Arhant is walking along a forest and sees a very small puddle of water in front. A layman would usually avoid going into it to avoid the foot or shoe to get wet/dirty. What would an Arhant do in such a case , since he has no aversion to getting wet ?

4. In the 12 nidanas explaining cause and effect starting from ignorance to suffering , it is said that volitional formations lead to consciousness. Since an Arhant does not generate volition formations , then how is he still conscious ?

5. Do Arhants ever laugh ?

Thank you su much :namaste:

metta
zazang
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bodom
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Re: Arhants thoughts and actions

Postby bodom » Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:14 pm

While I dont believe the following article addresses your questions directly, I do believe you will find it as helpful as I have in understanding the actions of a living, breathing Arahant.

Nibbana as Living Experience / The Buddha and The Arahant Two Studies from the Pali Canonby Lily de Silva
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... el407.html

:anjali:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

zazang
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Re: Arhants thoughts and actions

Postby zazang » Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:58 pm

Thank you so much Bodom !

I still am wondering about the 3rd question really. It could help understand certain things better.

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Re: Arhants thoughts and actions

Postby jcsuperstar » Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:06 pm

on #3 he or she, would probably avoid the puddle, no need to maybe get sick or what have you. maybe theres a frog in there? never know...

when the Buddha was sick he sent Ananda for water he didnt just sit there sick cause he had no aversion to it.
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the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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Re: Arhants thoughts and actions

Postby PeterB » Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:50 pm

I suspect that there is only one way to really know..

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Re: Arhants thoughts and actions

Postby Goedert » Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:13 pm

:goodpost:

The kind of question must be asked for an arahant.

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Re: Arhants thoughts and actions

Postby bodom » Thu Jun 24, 2010 6:41 pm

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

PeterB
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Re: Arhants thoughts and actions

Postby PeterB » Thu Jun 24, 2010 6:46 pm

Thats what I had in mind..

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Re: Arhants thoughts and actions

Postby kc2dpt » Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:02 pm

- Peter


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Re: Arhants thoughts and actions

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:52 pm

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Arhants thoughts and actions

Postby zazang » Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:16 pm

Thank you for the answers..:)


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