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nibbana

Postby jajas » Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:40 pm

what do you think what happens when you are enlightend and die.
Do we became whole with evereything there is or do we just cease to excist.
I know some buddhists think the latter but it feels disappointing to me.
I know that the dissapoinment comes partly from ego clinging, but beside that it seems so empty if it is true.

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Re: nibbana

Postby Tex » Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:12 pm

"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi

"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." -- Heraclitus

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Re: nibbana

Postby Anicca » Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:17 pm

Thanks Tex! I was in a hurry - logged back on to do what you did!

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Re: nibbana

Postby IanAnd » Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:49 pm

"The gift of truth exceeds all other gifts" — Dhammapada, v. 354 Craving XXIV

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Re: nibbana

Postby Jason » Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:05 pm

"Sabbe dhamma nalam abhinivesaya" ().

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Re: nibbana

Postby Kenshou » Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:42 pm

That's a nice post. I hope the Op can appreciate it's significance. :meditate:

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Re: nibbana

Postby jajas » Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:25 am

thank you for all your usefull reply`s.

The puzzle for me seems to be in the understanding of the "noself".
I regard myself as a streem of things, not absolute. one state follows the other.
so i suppose i think the self is the streem. so i think i havn`t said goodbey to the self.
it is not easy to grasp.

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Re: nibbana

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Re: nibbana

Postby jajas » Sat Jul 24, 2010 6:31 am

at there ductor,

off course you are right!
still i am curious to see whether i can understand the dhamma. :shrug:
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Re: nibbana

Postby jajas » Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:01 am

at thereductor,

by meditating I do understand a lot about where my dukha comes from and I experience a lot less of it.
because off the contact with the teachings I am wondering how I stand in relation to them. I am not a fully convinced buddhist. I suppose I am trying to discovere wether I can be convinced. I think I feel the need to have a conviction.

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Re: nibbana

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:04 am

"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: nibbana

Postby jajas » Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:07 am

at retro,

would that not leave room for a self in something other then the skandha`s?

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Re: nibbana

Postby jajas » Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:28 am

at thereductor,

trying to understand more than will help me in decreasing my duhka will increase my duhka. ;)

( I am not sure my english is correct)

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Re: nibbana

Postby jajas » Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:39 am

I am logging out.
my children need attention. :smile:

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Re: nibbana

Postby IanAnd » Sat Jul 24, 2010 3:11 pm

"The gift of truth exceeds all other gifts" — Dhammapada, v. 354 Craving XXIV

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Re: nibbana

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"The gift of truth exceeds all other gifts" — Dhammapada, v. 354 Craving XXIV


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