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How to define the True Dhamma only last long 500 years?

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How to define the True Dhamma only last long 500 years?

Postby yamaka » Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:24 am

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Re: How to define the Brahmacariya only last long 500 years?

Postby Hanzze » Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:40 am

There is still cause and effect. They do not disappear. They might change but still turning on. 500 years, 1000 years, 2500 years... the question is how long does one like to wander on and observe Dhammas decay for another time?
Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: How to define the True Dhamma only last long 500 years?

Postby pilgrim » Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:23 am

If you read the whole passage, you may note that the Buddha invalidates this prophecy by putting in place the 8 garudhammas. He says he has put a "dam to keep the waters from overflowing" by setting up the 8 garudhammmas in advance.
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... .ch23.html

Whether it is because of this or any other reason , we know today that the prophecy is invalid.

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Re: How to define the True Dhamma only last long 500 years?

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:42 am

• • • • (Upasampadā: 24th June, 1979)

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Re: How to define the True Dhamma only last long 500 years?

Postby robertk » Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:44 am

Dear Yamaka
just study the Commentary to that sutta where it explains that because of the eight Garuka Dhamma ,and because of the first council, the True dhamma is able to last 5000 years.

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Re: How to define the True Dhamma only last long 500 years?

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:09 pm

There's also quite a bit of reason to believe that such statements aren't even historically accurate or original to the text.
Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta


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Re: How to define the True Dhamma only last long 500 years?

Postby Kusala » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:07 am

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"He, the Blessed One, is indeed the Noble Lord, the Perfectly Enlightened One;
He is impeccable in conduct and understanding, the Serene One, the Knower of the Worlds;
He trains perfectly those who wish to be trained; he is Teacher of gods and men; he is Awake and Holy. "

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"The Dhamma is well-expounded by the Blessed One,
Apparent here and now, timeless, encouraging investigation,
Leading to liberation, to be experienced individually by the wise. "

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Re: How to define the True Dhamma only last long 500 years?

Postby marc108 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:24 pm

"It's easy for us to connect with what's wrong with us... and not so easy to feel into, or to allow us, to connect with what's right and what's good in us."


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