Why it is called Amata (Deathless)?

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SarathW
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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.
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Why it is called Amata (Deathless)?

Postby Paul Davy » 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?

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'."
(Snp 3.6)

"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)

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Re: Why it is called Amata (Deathless)?

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

Thanks :)
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”


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