Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat

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Re: Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat

Postby manas » Fri May 11, 2012 8:03 pm

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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Re: Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat

Postby Volcommerce » Fri May 11, 2012 8:48 pm

The statement: I am not a Muslim.

Or, I am a Muslim, I am Jew, I am a Christian would be as applicable, but also not because...

It would not be relevant or productive on this forum, in consideration of teaching of Buddha and the path to enlightenment, to discuss any beliefs regarding this matter...

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Re: Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat

Postby Bagoba » Fri May 11, 2012 9:03 pm

So you really think you're an Arahat volcommerce? You are absolutely convinced, that this is your last birth? So can you tell me then, what's going to happen to you when this life comes to an end, please?
"This path is a thorough investigation and understanding of the limitations of the mortal condition of the body and mind. Now you're developing the ability to turn away from the conditioned and to release your identity from mortality." Ajan Sumedho, "Mindfulness, the path to the Deathless."

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Re: Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat

Postby Volcommerce » Fri May 11, 2012 9:09 pm

To be honest, I don't know.

To the best of my understanding, in consideration of karma and rebirth, it would seem consistent that our past lives have contributed to the current nature of our current lives - that being said, it would seem consistent that the nature of an enlightened mind would persist following death; the form and nature of which, I cannot claim to understand or be able to explain; whether or not this is my last birth, I do not know.

I am a model.


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Re: Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat

Postby Volcommerce » Fri May 11, 2012 9:29 pm

That was beautiful

I burst in to tears.

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Postby Kenshou » Fri May 11, 2012 11:24 pm

I would like to make use of my 1000th post to say,

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Re: Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat

Postby Buckwheat » Sat May 12, 2012 5:25 am

Sotthī hontu nirantaraṃ - May you forever be well.

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Re: Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat

Postby Yana » Sat May 12, 2012 6:13 am

I am very happy this thread was started.

I must Say!you do posses natural talents of amusing others.

even though it is at the expense of blowing your ego all out of proportion....yeeaah.

..quite sad really..but nonetheless we are all here for you :group: ..

I have ALWAYS wished an Arahant would come forward..ALWAYS..there's so many things one could learn from them..
I truly believe many of us would be very happy to meet one..

I am slightly dissapointed that you couldn't have made it a tad more believable.And to think you didn't even make an effort.. :(

but untill then i promise we will do our best to take you seriously and refrain from having a good laugh.After all,Delusion,is someting we can All relate to.

I hope you get better soon. :anjali:
Life is preparing for Death

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Re: Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat

Postby Yana » Sat May 12, 2012 7:32 am

Life is preparing for Death

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Re: Enlightenment...Nirvana...I am arahat

Postby Ben » Sat May 12, 2012 7:50 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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