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I Believe in Literal Rebirth - Poll - Page 11 - Dhamma Wheel

I Believe in Literal Rebirth - Poll

A discussion on all aspects of Theravāda Buddhism

I Believe in Literal Rebirth

Yes
44
57%
No
7
9%
Indifferent
8
10%
Undecided
11
14%
Meaning of Topic Unclear
7
9%
 
Total votes: 77

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Re: I Believe in Literal Rebirth - Poll

Postby PeterB » Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:47 am

There is a parallel in Ajahn Chah JC...some people love to quote him apparently dismissing Sutta study and the like. But he knew enormous amounts of Sutta and commentary by heart...

The great teachers adjust what they are saying to the needs of the listeners.

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Re: I Believe in Literal Rebirth - Poll

Postby EricJ » Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:56 am

Last edited by EricJ on Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.
I do not want my house to be walled in on sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all the lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any.- Gandhi

With persistence aroused for the highest goal's attainment, with mind unsmeared, not lazy in action, firm in effort, with steadfastness & strength arisen, wander alone like a rhinoceros.

Not neglecting seclusion, absorption, constantly living the Dhamma in line with the Dhamma, comprehending the danger in states of becoming, wander alone like a rhinoceros.
- Snp. 1.3

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Re: I Believe in Literal Rebirth - Poll

Postby PeterB » Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:13 am

And in the meantime ....the cushion is over there. And the off switch to the PC is over here...
There is actually only ONE way to knew the truth of the matter.

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Re: I Believe in Literal Rebirth - Poll

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Re: I Believe in Literal Rebirth - Poll

Postby Sunrise » Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:14 am

As I said Ajhan Buddhadasa is not explicitly denying or accepting PMR. From what I have read of him so far, all he seems to say is "it is irrelevant. Focus on the here and now"

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Re: I Believe in Literal Rebirth - Poll

Postby pariyatti » Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:29 am

Nana, are you Geoff, as in Thanissarro Bhikkhu? If so, I sat with you at InsightMeditationCenter, Redwood City :bow:

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Re: I Believe in Literal Rebirth - Poll

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Re: I Believe in Literal Rebirth - Poll

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Re: I Believe in Literal Rebirth - Poll

Postby Vepacitta » Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:33 pm

I'm your friendly, neighbourhood Asura

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Re: I Believe in Literal Rebirth - Poll

Postby Annapurna » Sun Aug 15, 2010 3:31 pm

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Re: I Believe in Literal Rebirth - Poll

Postby EricJ » Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:28 pm

I do not want my house to be walled in on sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all the lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any.- Gandhi

With persistence aroused for the highest goal's attainment, with mind unsmeared, not lazy in action, firm in effort, with steadfastness & strength arisen, wander alone like a rhinoceros.

Not neglecting seclusion, absorption, constantly living the Dhamma in line with the Dhamma, comprehending the danger in states of becoming, wander alone like a rhinoceros.
- Snp. 1.3

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Re: I Believe in Literal Rebirth - Poll

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Re: I Believe in Literal Rebirth - Poll

Postby EricJ » Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:04 am

Last edited by EricJ on Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:57 am, edited 1 time in total.
I do not want my house to be walled in on sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all the lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any.- Gandhi

With persistence aroused for the highest goal's attainment, with mind unsmeared, not lazy in action, firm in effort, with steadfastness & strength arisen, wander alone like a rhinoceros.

Not neglecting seclusion, absorption, constantly living the Dhamma in line with the Dhamma, comprehending the danger in states of becoming, wander alone like a rhinoceros.
- Snp. 1.3

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Re: I Believe in Literal Rebirth - Poll

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Re: I Believe in Literal Rebirth - Poll

Postby bodom » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:15 am

Last edited by bodom on Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:20 am, edited 1 time in total.
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/

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Re: I Believe in Literal Rebirth - Poll

Postby bodom » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:18 am

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/

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Re: I Believe in Literal Rebirth - Poll

Postby Sunrise » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:29 am


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Re: I Believe in Literal Rebirth - Poll

Postby PeterB » Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:17 pm

One of the wisest remarks I have read on the topic comes from the identical poll on ZFI, where Clyde said " discussions of this topic tend to increase suffering " or words to that effect.


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