Why it is called Amata (Deathless)?

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Why it is called Amata (Deathless)?

Postby SarathW » Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:34 am

The way I understand that we do not die but our five aggregate continuously changed into something else.
So there is no death.
The nirvana is birth less.
Is Deathlesss the wrong translation for Amata?

When I read Deathless I feel that I am continue in to the future.
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Re: Why it is called Amata (Deathless)?

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:51 am

Greetings,

There's 20 pages of discussion on "amata" here...

"The Deathless" (amata)
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=10569

Have you looked through that?

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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Why it is called Amata (Deathless)?

Postby SarathW » Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:13 am

Thanks :)
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