Confused about likelihood of human rebirth

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tiltbillings
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Re: Confused about likelihood of human rebirth

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:23 am

Digity wrote:No, I don't think I'm a sotapanna....but sometimes you read the description of a sotapanna and think to yourself that maybe it's possible.
Yep.
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This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

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whynotme
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Re: Confused about likelihood of human rebirth

Postby whynotme » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:50 am

Digity wrote:
whynotme wrote:
Digity wrote:We should create "The great stream winner debate" thread.

Dear Digity,

Maybe you feel that I am attacking your sotapanna achievement, but actually I am not. I only talked about the view: there is no self, which involved your sotapanna claim. The fact is that I talked very little about your claim as well

Well, if you think there is no self is true, you are right, I am wrong and you don't need to discuss with others then feel free to let me know, I will stop chit chatting with you

Regards

No, I don't think I'm a sotapanna....but sometimes you read the description of a sotapanna and think to yourself that maybe it's possible. That's all I'm saying.

OK, it is possible, but I don't think you are a sotapanna if you think there is no self. Well, I just want the best for you, if you think you are right, I am wrong, then feel free to point it out, it will help me to know my mistake

Regards
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santa100
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Re: Confused about likelihood of human rebirth

Postby santa100 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:30 pm

Ven. Thanissaro wrote a great essay on the notion of anatta here: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... self2.html


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