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Righteous path
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Theravada attainment

Postby Righteous path » Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:40 pm

In theravada what are thehighest form of attainments? And how do you reach these?

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Re: Theravada attainment

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:28 pm

The highest form of attainment is that of an arahant - a being who is free from greed, hatred, and delusion.

You can reach this by following the Noble Eightfold Path - Right View, Right Intention, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Concentration, and Right Mindfulness.
Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta


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Re: Theravada attainment

Postby TravisGM » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:51 am

To be happy...

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Re: Theravada attainment

Postby cooran » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:24 am

This might be of interest,also:

Qualities of Ariya Persons
http://www.thisismyanmar.com/nibbana/ariyas4.htm

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Re: Theravada attainment

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Re: Theravada attainment

Postby TravisGM » Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:25 pm

To be happy...

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Re: Theravada attainment

Postby equilibrium » Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:16 pm

One does not "know" the result before walking the path.....It is faith alone that one is on the path.
If one knew the results of the path, one would not be required to walk the path.....as there is no path to be found.

There is a saying: "The truth cannot be told, one needs to see it for themselves"

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Re: Theravada attainment

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:02 pm

Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta



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