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Dr. Snyder is an arhat?

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Dr. Snyder is an arhat?

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Re: Dr. Snyder is an arhat?

Postby Raksha » Thu May 30, 2013 1:30 pm

Being a hidden 'famous guru, reborn' is not the same as claiming to be such. The phrase 'future role and possible kammic fate' means he has the option in this life to be an important Dhamma teacher, which of course only applies to those who are 'a famous guru, reborn.' Perhaps, its secret and I shouldn't ask about such things on an open forum?

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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu May 30, 2013 1:47 pm

Perhaps you should contact Dr. Snyder via PM.
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Postby Mr Man » Thu May 30, 2013 4:48 pm

I find this line a little odd "The birth-event may simply shed some light on his future role and possible kammic fate as a Dhamma teacher in this life.". I imagined it was meant as a light hearted jape, which didn't quite work. :) :) :)

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Postby David N. Snyder » Thu May 30, 2013 5:25 pm

That was just mentioned to to further ally with the fact that I am not claiming enlightenment. As mentioned in my post above, it is very common for authors to list their educational credentials, accomplishments, etc. to justify if you will their 'ability' to write the book. Virtually all authors have an 'About the author' page which lists their educational credentials, accomplishments, etc., including monks and nuns.
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Re: Dr. Snyder is an arhat?

Postby Modus.Ponens » Thu May 30, 2013 6:39 pm

He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Postby David N. Snyder » Thu May 30, 2013 6:49 pm

:rofl:

Thanks for the laugh! I can't even count the number of times members here have challenged me and debated with me and I have not removed any post from them for disagreeing with their "cult leader". :lol:
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Re: Dr. Snyder is an arhat?

Postby Viscid » Thu May 30, 2013 7:40 pm

Painless births happen, though they're rare, and they probably mean more about the mother than the child. Hearing anyone blab about the miraculousness of their birth can be fairly nauseating, but at least David makes up for it.
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Postby Ben » Thu May 30, 2013 9:19 pm

David,
Let me take this opportunity to express my gratitude for Dhamma Wheel and all the work you do maintaining the site.
Much merit to you, my friend.
with metta,

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Re: Dr. Snyder is an arhat?

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu May 30, 2013 10:08 pm

Dr. S.,

Seconded! You are a great inspiration and your efforts to make the Dhamma accessible are beyond compare. :anjali:

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Re: Dr. Snyder is an arhat?

Postby Modus.Ponens » Thu May 30, 2013 10:14 pm

Thirded. :anjali:
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
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Postby barcsimalsi » Fri May 31, 2013 4:17 am

Dr. David N. Snyder giving a Dhamma talk at a center he opened in Denver, 1997.
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Re: Dr. Snyder is an arhat?

Postby BlackBird » Fri May 31, 2013 4:33 am

Interesting that your Mum slept through the labour process, did she seriously experience no pain whatsoever? I don't know if it's something I'd mention in my 'About the author' section if it had happened during my birth - All these examples you have mentioned, and the OP in this thread itself would more than enough drama and trouble for my liking.

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