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An Enlightened Being...

Postby rhodnar » Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:39 am

I am sorry if this post appears rude, that was not my intent. It is not meant a spam, just as a notification. If you choose to visit the site or not makes

little to no difference to me, honestly.
I achieved enlightenment, real enlightenment, not some new age interpretation of it, 2 years ago and simply wish those interested to read about how I did

so. I hope that this will aid you in your search, nothing more.

http://rhodnar.wordpress.com/
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Re: An Enlightened Being...

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:50 am

rhodnar wrote:I am sorry if this post appears rude, that was not my intent. It is not meant a spam, just as a notification. If you choose to visit the site or not makes

little to no difference to me, honestly.
I achieved enlightenment, real enlightenment, not some new age interpretation of it, 2 years ago and simply wish those interested to read about how I did

so. I hope that this will aid you in your search, nothing more.

http://rhodnar.wordpress.com/
Geez, rhodnar, you don't have a clue as to what Theravada Buddhism is about. That is okay. Good luck with your enlightenment.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

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Re: An Enlightened Being...

Postby Ben » Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:10 am

rhodnar wrote:I achieved enlightenment, real enlightenment,


I think you're confusing enlightenment with delusion. All of our members who have decided to use Dhamma Wheel as the soapbox to announce their enlightenment have the same problem.
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Re: An Enlightened Being...

Postby Dan74 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:10 am

Very sad for you, rhodnar.

May you be well!
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Re: An Enlightened Being...

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:37 am

:alien:
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: An Enlightened Being...

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:49 am

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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Re: An Enlightened Being...

Postby Ytrog » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:50 am

Ben wrote:
rhodnar wrote:I achieved enlightenment, real enlightenment,


I think you're confusing enlightenment with delusion. All of our members who have decided to use Dhamma Wheel as the soapbox to announce their enlightenment have the same problem.


I agree. Someone who really is enlightened has no need or urge to announce this.
Suffering is asking from life what it can never give you.


mindfulness, bliss and beyond (page 8) wrote:Do not linger on the past. Do not keep carrying around coffins full of dead moments


If you see any unskillful speech (or other action) from me let me know, so I can learn from it.
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Re: An Enlightened Being...

Postby Shonin » Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:22 am

tiltbillings wrote:A whole lotta I am god:

http://www.enlightenedbeings.com/enlightened-beings.html


:offtopic: Interesting site

I did enjoy this:



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Re: An Enlightened Being...

Postby lojong1 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:10 am

I'm glad you feel and act better Rhodnar. Keep up the good work.
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Re: An Enlightened Being...

Postby m0rl0ck » Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:48 am

rhodnar wrote:I am sorry if this post appears rude, that was not my intent. It is not meant a spam, just as a notification. If you choose to visit the site or not makes

little to no difference to me, honestly.
I achieved enlightenment, real enlightenment, not some new age interpretation of it, 2 years ago and simply wish those interested to read about how I did

so. I hope that this will aid you in your search, nothing more.

http://rhodnar.wordpress.com/


How did you follow this up? In some traditions i think experiences like this may be the end of the road, in others they are just the start of real practice. What have you done in the intervening two years? What difference did this experience make in what you do in the world everyday? Did you follow this up with anyone? A spiritual teacher in some tradition?
There is no comfort without pain; thus
we define salvation through suffering.
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Re: An Enlightened Being...

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:06 am

m0rl0ck wrote:
rhodnar wrote:I am sorry if this post appears rude, that was not my intent. It is not meant a spam, just as a notification. If you choose to visit the site or not makes

little to no difference to me, honestly.
I achieved enlightenment, real enlightenment, not some new age interpretation of it, 2 years ago and simply wish those interested to read about how I did

so. I hope that this will aid you in your search, nothing more.

http://rhodnar.wordpress.com/


How did you follow this up? In some traditions i think experiences like this may be the end of the road, in others they are just the start of real practice. What have you done in the intervening two years? What difference did this experience make in what you do in the world everyday? Did you follow this up with anyone? A spiritual teacher in some tradition?
Good questions all, but I supect that this is a drive-by posting to advertise the blog and the poster not to be seen again. Hope I am wrong, because it could be interesting. We shall see.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

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Re: An Enlightened Being...

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:26 am

People who claim full or near full enlightenment tend to have several common characteristics;

1. The need to proclaim it to the world. :sage:
2. The need to mention that they don't care if you don't believe them. :cookoo:
3. The need to bash other teachers, usually those who rejected them or told them they were delusional.
4. The need to defend their so called "enlightenment"
5. Sooner or later they end up doing: :tantrum:

Then they are exposed and then they drift away, never or very rarely seen again.

There is a good saying to use in response to people who make these claims:

"How's that enlightenment working out for you?" :D
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Re: An Enlightened Being...

Postby Dan74 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:32 am

Yes. Sometimes these come from powerful experiences that unfortunately people tend to misinterpret as enlightenment and imagine all sorts of things.

How to pierce this egoic delusion? I guess sooner or later life does it anyway.
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Re: An Enlightened Being...

Postby Hanzze » Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:52 am

Would it post in a forum? :-)
Just that! *smile*
...We Buddhists must find the courage to leave our temples and enter the temples of human experience, temples that are filled with suffering. If we listen to Buddha, Christ, or Gandhi, we can do nothing else. The refugee camps, the prisons, the ghettos, and the battlefields will become our temples. We have so much work to do. ... Peace is Possible! Step by Step. - Samtach Preah Maha Ghosananda "Step by Step" http://www.ghosananda.org/bio_book.html

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

Postby Viscid » Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:55 am

And you'll become more enlightened when you realize you're not nearly so.
"What holds attention determines action." - William James
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Re: An Enlightened Being...

Postby Ytrog » Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:12 am

I supect that this is a drive-by posting to advertise the blog and the poster not to be seen again.

I think you're right and somehow I hope it is. We need somewhat serious people here, not the nutcracks. :cookoo:
I would want to refer to point 4.

Btw. It would be surf-by posting :P
Suffering is asking from life what it can never give you.


mindfulness, bliss and beyond (page 8) wrote:Do not linger on the past. Do not keep carrying around coffins full of dead moments


If you see any unskillful speech (or other action) from me let me know, so I can learn from it.
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Re: An Enlightened Being...

Postby Hanzze » Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:16 am

Beware of pejustice. Face them as a teacher while teaching. Or as a student while learning, may be a good view to go on.
Nothing teaches more than dislike.
Just that! *smile*
...We Buddhists must find the courage to leave our temples and enter the temples of human experience, temples that are filled with suffering. If we listen to Buddha, Christ, or Gandhi, we can do nothing else. The refugee camps, the prisons, the ghettos, and the battlefields will become our temples. We have so much work to do. ... Peace is Possible! Step by Step. - Samtach Preah Maha Ghosananda "Step by Step" http://www.ghosananda.org/bio_book.html

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

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:22 am

Hanzze wrote:Beware of pejustice. Face them as a teacher while teaching. Or as a student while learning, may be a good view to go on.
Nothing teaches more than dislike.
You seem to have a disliking for dislike, given that this is a theme of yoursours.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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Re: An Enlightened Being...

Postby Hanzze » Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:27 am

tiltbillings wrote:
Hanzze wrote:Beware of pejustice. Face them as a teacher while teaching. Or as a student while learning, may be a good view to go on.
Nothing teaches more than dislike.
You seem to have a disliking for dislike, given that this is a theme of yoursours.

Dear Friend! Thanks for remind me, you are 100% right that it is a left attachment of dislike, but I guess it is only mad of compassion. Let me continue and I will find out.
Just that! *smile*
...We Buddhists must find the courage to leave our temples and enter the temples of human experience, temples that are filled with suffering. If we listen to Buddha, Christ, or Gandhi, we can do nothing else. The refugee camps, the prisons, the ghettos, and the battlefields will become our temples. We have so much work to do. ... Peace is Possible! Step by Step. - Samtach Preah Maha Ghosananda "Step by Step" http://www.ghosananda.org/bio_book.html

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

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:45 am

Hanzze wrote:
tiltbillings wrote:
Hanzze wrote:Beware of pejustice. Face them as a teacher while teaching. Or as a student while learning, may be a good view to go on.
Nothing teaches more than dislike.
You seem to have a disliking for dislike, given that this is a theme of yoursours.

Dear Friend! Thanks for remind me, you are 100% right that it is a left attachment of dislike, but I guess it is only mad of compassion. Let me continue and I will find out.
Damdifino what you mean here.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
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Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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