Antarabhava

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Antarabhava

Postby black hole » Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:19 pm

It seems that the concept of Bardo exists in ancient Buddhism: antarabhava. Does anyone have information about this and mostly refrences to suttas?
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Re: Antarabhava

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:45 pm

I could not find the term anywhere in the Tipitaka, its Commentaries, or Subcommentaries.

Its a term from Mahāyāna Buddhism. According to Theravāda Buddhism, rebirth takes place instantly.
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Re: Antarabhava

Postby daverupa » Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:52 pm

As far as I can recall, the metaphor of a person moving between houses is the closest the Suttas get to describing any sort of intermediary state (). It's a very far cry from Bardo, however.

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Re: Antarabhava

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:21 pm

You probably meant gandhabba ?

http://www.dhammawiki.com/index.php?title=Gandhabba

'bhuutaa vaa sambhavesii vaa"
"to beings who have come to be and those about to come to be."
Metta Sutta

http://www.dhammawiki.com/index.php?tit ... ween_state
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Re: Antarabhava

Postby kirk5a » Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:27 pm

"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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Re: Antarabhava

Postby piotr » Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:42 pm

Hi,

You may find this article relevant: http://www.scribd.com/doc/78013590/Rebi ... ahn-Sujato
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Re: Antarabhava

Postby black hole » Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:31 am

Thank you Piotr. This article is really very, very interesting.
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Re: Antarabhava

Postby DGDC » Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:02 pm

"to beings who have come to be and those about to come to be."
Metta Sutta

I understand bhuta va sambhavesi va differently.

Bhuta: Those who have become

Sambhavesi: Those who are arahants or anagamins. Compare thasaa va thaavaraa va.

Note: The name Metta Sutta is not unique. It is called Karaniya metta sutta by some. It is one of the Suttas in the Sutta Nipata. The Sutta was a kammatthana for bhikkhus at the time Lord Buddha. The 14 qualities necessary to practice this kammatthana is given in the sutta beginning with: sakko... It is not possible to translate these suttas to English or to any other human language.

However, a word by word commentary is possible which takes the context fully into account,


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