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Is there a name for the day that all beings are liberated?

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Is there a name for the day that all beings are liberated?

Postby aot » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:29 pm

hi. is there a name for the day that all beings are liberated from suffering and the boddhisattva way is no longer necessary?

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Postby chownah » Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:36 pm

Is it April fools day?

just joking....hope I have offended noone.....
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Postby octathlon » Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:16 pm

So you mean is there a name for the day when naming no longer happens?

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Postby mlswe » Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:54 pm

hahahaha bam

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Postby Ben » Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:46 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Postby Kim OHara » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:02 am

Hi, folks,
I don't know if the OP was completely serious. I do know some of the answers so far haven't been.
Anyway, between them, they reminded me of this classic tale from Arthur C. Clarke:
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Postby Kare » Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:29 pm

Mettāya,
Kåre

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Postby Fede » Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:36 pm

I'm not sure, but with my luck it will be the day my best frock will be at the cleaners......
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

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Postby manas » Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:35 am

To be logical about it, if the Universe(s) is/are infinite, and if there are an infinite number of beings therein, then the Universe(s) will never be emptied of beings, since infinity has no boundary. I used to think this was a bad thing, but not anymore; because it means that somewhere, a being is always breaking through to enlightenment; and furthermore, I think we can only become liberated if there is something to become liberated from (ie: ignorance).

sabbe satta sukhi hontu :anjali:
Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

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Postby mlswe » Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:14 pm

IF it could/would happen i guess that last being would call it" today" (or equivelant i its language) :)

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Postby m0rl0ck » Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:17 pm

The bodhisattva vow says "sentient beings are numberless I vow to save them all".

In the prajnaparamita sutra it says that in reality there are no sentient beings.
“The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth," and so it goes away. Puzzling.” ― Robert M. Pirsig

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Postby alan » Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:40 am

We know these were not words spoken by the Buddha. They were written many hundreds of years after his death, and do not agree with the ideas laid out in the Pali Canon.
The "Diamond sutra" means nothing to me. Why does it mean anything to you?

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Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:00 am

Direct discussions of Mahayana sutras can be discussed at our sister site: http://www.dharmawheel.net/

Unless the discussion is somehow related to its historical development and relation to a Pali sutta.

In regard to the OP, suffice it to say that the Theravada has no name or concept of a final day when all beings are liberated.

imo, it would be apocalyptic, a sort of 'Buddhist Judgment Day' which would contravene many teachings in the Suttas. Logically and from science it would probably be an impossibility too, since there could be no humans unless there were at least some animals, fish, and sea animals, and insects. How would these lower beings gain liberation with the humans on the same day / date?
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