Arahants and iddhi

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Re: Arahants and iddhi

Postby PeterB » Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:55 am

If I thought that the end goal of Buddhadhamma was to produce supernormal powers I would renounce it immediately and take up fell walking.
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Re: Arahants and iddhi

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:02 am

PeterB wrote:. . . take up fell walking.
In the Lake District, all the while singing the praises of St Beatrix Potter.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.
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Re: Arahants and iddhi

Postby PeterB » Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:06 am

Yup. the Tiggywinkle refrain..
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Re: Arahants and iddhi

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:57 pm

Bwhahahhaa! If there is a Tao of Pooh, why not a Dhamma of Peter Rabbit?

Anyway, you thrill-seekers, if you want to see miracles, come by my place on Wednesdays when me and my boys meet, and we'll show you card tricks until your eyes melt. But please don't follow Arhants around bothering them to "show you something." They have more important matters on their plate. LOL

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Re: Arahants and iddhi

Postby PeterB » Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:07 pm

Or in their alms bowl John..
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Re: Arahants and iddhi

Postby Ben » Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:10 pm

Bubbabuddhist wrote:Bwhahahhaa! If there is a Tao of Pooh, why not a Dhamma of Peter Rabbit?

Anyway, you thrill-seekers, if you want to see miracles, come by my place on Wednesdays when me and my boys meet, and we'll show you card tricks until your eyes melt. But please don't follow Arhants around bothering them to "show you something." They have more important matters on their plate. LOL

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Re: Arahants and iddhi

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:12 pm

Would love to Ben. I have quite a few friends there in the "craft," and we could get together for a pretty fun time. I think my passport would need updating and I would have to get shots against the Tasmanian jungle rot and other blights, wouldn't I? I would love to see Australia and New Zealand and that whole part of the world.
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