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the great rebirth debate

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Re: the great rebirth debate

Postby Sanghamitta » Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:32 pm

:goodpost: a good post pointing to a good post... :smile:
The going for refuge is the door of entrance to the teachings of the Buddha.

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Re: the great rebirth debate

Postby clw_uk » Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:33 pm

wow three posts one after another where there is an agreement, unsual for this thread :rofl:
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Re: Did the Buddha definately teach rebirth and karma?

Postby Individual » Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:42 am

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Re: Did the Buddha definately teach rebirth and karma?

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Re: Did the Buddha definately teach rebirth and karma?

Postby Tex » Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:21 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: Did the Buddha definately teach rebirth and karma?

Postby Individual » Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:31 pm

I've never heard of any Pali sutta use the phrases "literal rebirth" and "metaphorical rebirth".

These are later distinctions, not made by the Buddha, which only create confusion.
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Re: Did the Buddha definately teach rebirth and karma?

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Re: Did the Buddha definately teach rebirth and karma?

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Re: Did the Buddha definately teach rebirth and karma?

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Re: Did the Buddha definately teach rebirth and karma?

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:12 pm

“These are the Four Noble Truths" - that is the Dhamma taught by me, which is unrefuted, untarnished, unblamed and uncensured by intelligent ascetics and brahmins. . . . Now, on account of what was it said that the Four Noble Truths are the Dhamma taught by me? Based on the six elements there is descent into the womb." Such descent taking place, there is name-and-form." With name-and-form as condition there are the six sense bases; with the six sense bases as condition there is contact; with contact as condition there is feeling. Now it is for one who feels that I make known, "This is suffering", "this is the origin of suffering", "This is the cessation of suffering", "This is the way leading to the cessation of suffering". - AN 3 61.

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Re: Did the Buddha definately teach rebirth and karma?

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Re: Suttas relevant to Rebirth?

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Re: Suttas relevant to Rebirth?

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