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"The Deathless" (amata)

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Postby chownah » Fri Nov 25, 2011 6:32 am

If arahants never die then they must get really really old......then maybe scientists would never stop bugging them about how they got so old.....maybe that's why arahants never let anyone know about it.... :spy: ......sort of like vampires that have to get fake ID's so as not to attract attention for being like 300 years old.....I guess....but I don't know for sure.....they made a movie about it......vampires.....not arahants......
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Postby Zom » Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:03 am

And how whould you explain this sutta?

"Any consciousness by which one describing the Tathagata would describe him: That the Tathagata has abandoned, its root destroyed, made like a palmyra stump, deprived of the conditions of development, not destined for future arising. Freed from the classification of consciousness, great king, the Tathagata is deep, boundless, hard to fathom, like the ocean. 'The Tathagata exists after death' doesn't apply. 'The Tathagata doesn't exist after death doesn't apply. 'The Tathagata both exists and doesn't exist after death' doesn't apply. 'The Tathagata neither exists nor doesn't exist after death' doesn't apply."

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Postby Zom » Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:08 am

So, as it seems, nibbana is still "some thing", but hard to measure, boundless, ect.. ,)

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Postby Zom » Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:29 am

If not - what then? ,)
In the sutta it is said quite directly: "perceives something that is not this world, that world, ect.."

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Postby Paññāsikhara » Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:07 pm

In passing, it may be worth noting that Pali, Sanskrit etc., have neither articles such as "the" or "a", nor do they have Capital Letters.
While rather innocuous, these do have significance to discerning readers of the English language.

Moreover, the Indic prefix "a-" can be read as several types of compound, and they are not all equal.

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"Beautifully taught is the Lord's Dhamma, immediately apparent, timeless, of the nature of a personal invitation, progressive, to be attained by the wise, each for himself." Anguttara Nikaya V.332


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