A Special Kind of Suffering

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A Special Kind of Suffering

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:00 pm

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Re: A Special Kind of Suffering

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:43 pm

Sadhu!

Hi Bhante,

Excellent! Much merit!

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Re: A Special Kind of Suffering

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Re: A Special Kind of Suffering

Postby appicchato » Sat Sep 26, 2009 6:32 pm

'In Nibbana'...in?...

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Re: A Special Kind of Suffering

Postby Ben » Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:49 pm

Thank you Bhante for all te great work that you are doing.
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.”
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in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
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Re: A Special Kind of Suffering

Postby BlackBird » Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:53 pm

Thanks for the update Venerable Sir.

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Re: A Special Kind of Suffering

Postby Individual » Sun Sep 27, 2009 4:36 pm

The best things in life aren't things.


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Re: A Special Kind of Suffering

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:28 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)

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Re: A Special Kind of Suffering

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:19 am

The web page for is uploaded now, and the PDF. There are still probably plenty of typos. You may need the Gentium font installed to read the Pali text on the web page, but the PDF should have the Pali font embedded.

The web page is rather long — I could split it into six pages, but I don't think that helps much. I prefer to read from the PDF anyway.

We talk about a meditator being in jhāna or about a person as being in error, so I think you all know what is meant when we say "In nibbāna." Elsewhere in the book, the Sayādaw talks about Nibbāna being "In this fathom long body", but it is clearly meant to be taken figuratively. If not "In nibbāna" how else would one express it?
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Re: A Special Kind of Suffering

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Re: A Special Kind of Suffering

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Re: A Special Kind of Suffering

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:17 am

Greetings,

Yes, well said venerable Appicchato.

As nibbana is unconditioned, how could there be any 'becoming' or 'existence', for which the term "in" could apply?

SN 12.15 ( http://www.what-buddha-taught.net/acces ... .than.html ) comes to mind.

It's much easier to speak of "in" when speaking about conventional reality, rather than ultimate reality... but there's nothing much conventional about nibbana.

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"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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