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Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths. What can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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Re: Becoming

Postby Aloka » Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:54 am

I've added more of his talk to the quote.

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Re: Becoming

Postby reflection » Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:40 pm

As some suggested before, I also translate it as "existence". Existence as in the usual interpretation. That makes it all a lot clearer, at least to me. Then again, I don't think dependent origination is meant to explain some moment-to-moment process, so I don't need to go into troubles finding another translation. Now simply, as long as there is craving, there will be new existence.

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Re: Becoming

Postby Chi » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:04 am

One teacher told me that becoming means "being a person who experiences something."
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Postby Spiny Norman » Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:14 am

"My religion is very simple - my religion is ice-cream."
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Postby Spiny Norman » Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:23 am

"My religion is very simple - my religion is ice-cream."
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Re: Becoming

Postby lojong1 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:39 am

Becoming/bhava and the bhavana of let's say anapanasati bhavana or metta bhavana...is this the same idea?
(I have still not read the book)

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Re: Becoming

Postby polarbear101 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:46 am

"I don't envision a single thing that, when developed & cultivated, leads to such great benefit as the mind. The mind, when developed & cultivated, leads to great benefit."

"I don't envision a single thing that, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about such suffering & stress as the mind. The mind, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about suffering & stress."

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Postby Spiny Norman » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:35 am

"My religion is very simple - my religion is ice-cream."
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