How common is stream entry?

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Re: How common is stream entry?

Postby PeterB » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:10 pm

I did. You said that you realised that you could change traffic lights by an act of will by doing a mudra at just the right moment. Which prompted a response from another former member saying that she could do that sort of thing too. The particular member in question stated in her link that she thought that the White Lions of Africa were Divine Incarnations.

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Re: How common is stream entry?

Postby Vepacitta » Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:08 am

That would be a handy skill to have!

I want it!

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NB - and Peter - of course the white lions are divine incarnations - everybody knows that!
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Re: How common is stream entry?

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Re: How common is stream entry?

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Re: How common is stream entry?

Postby Vepacitta » Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:51 am

Brilliant, David!

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Re: How common is stream entry?

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Re: How common is stream entry?

Postby Kenshou » Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:44 am

What the heck am I reading?

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Re: How common is stream entry?

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Re: How common is stream entry?

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Re: How common is stream entry?

Postby Ben » Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:13 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: How common is stream entry?

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:34 am



BuddhiHermit, you seem to be implying that you are at least a stream-winner in your msgs here.

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Re: How common is stream entry?

Postby PeterB » Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:35 am

For anyone who follows the link, just to make it clear that my concerns were not about genkaku who is one of the sanest people I know, nor Linda nor Luz...

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Re: How common is stream entry?

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Re: How common is stream entry?

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Re: How common is stream entry?

Postby Sanghamitta » Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:08 pm

Frankly klvq ( welcome btw ) I think that you are conflating at least two schools of Buddhism here.
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Re: How common is stream entry?

Postby klqv » Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:12 pm

i don't know that i'm conflating them, i've related them in ways that i've seen in the literature.

except the comment on heat - that's a misunderstanding on my part.

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Re: How common is stream entry?

Postby Sanghamitta » Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:16 pm

There is no experience in the Theravada which is an obvious corollary to the "kensho" experience described in Zen.
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Re: How common is stream entry?

Postby Individual » Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:34 pm

This is an old discussion but if I can add to it: There are no such thing as stream-enterers; that is, "stream-entering persons." This is only a conventional expression, because it is a process of non-becoming, of realizing anatta. Ordinary people don't understand this because they think in terms of self, not understanding the unconditioned they can only know things in terms of this or that conditioned dhamma, with regard to this or that person.
The best things in life aren't things.



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