Did Buddha sleep or didnt he sleep at all?

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Did Buddha sleep or didnt he sleep at all?

Postby villkorkarma » Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:00 pm

Did Buddha sleep or did he not sleep?
Webu sayadaw never slept, he was an arahant.
one suffer because one hasnt existed long : )

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Re: Did Buddha sleep or didnt he sleep at all?

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:22 pm

Where do you get these questions from?

According to the pali it could be interpreted as slept or rested, either way he was in a state which could be called sleep from an outside perspective, but that doesn't really matter for our immediate practice here and now.


He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Did Buddha sleep or didnt he sleep at all?

Postby Ben » Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:23 pm

“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: Did Buddha sleep or didnt he sleep at all?

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:37 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Did Buddha sleep or didnt he sleep at all?

Postby bodom » Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:03 am

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


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Re: Did Buddha sleep or didnt he sleep at all?

Postby daverupa » Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:11 am

One of the early disputes was whether an arahant could have a wet dream; it was assumed that sleeping occurred in the natural course of events for arahants, and was therefore a null point. How does it come to have importance now?

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Re: Did Buddha sleep or didnt he sleep at all?

Postby Ben » Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:31 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: Did Buddha sleep or didnt he sleep at all?

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:34 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Did Buddha sleep or didnt he sleep at all?

Postby bodom » Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:49 am

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: Did Buddha sleep or didnt he sleep at all?

Postby Ben » Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:50 am

No problem, Nevin!
with metta,

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“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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e: [email protected]..

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Re: Did Buddha sleep or didnt he sleep at all?

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Re: Did Buddha sleep or didnt he sleep at all?

Postby villkorkarma » Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:20 am

Thank you for all :) You are all very kindly
one suffer because one hasnt existed long : )


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