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by Individual
Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:17 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: A metaphor by Sariputta, in the Mahaparinibbana Sutta.
Replies: 17
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A metaphor by Sariputta, in the Mahaparinibbana Sutta.

Could somebody please help explain to me Sariputta's metaphor here? In the Mahaparinibbana Sutta : "No such direct personal knowledge, indeed, is mine, Lord, of the Arahants, the Fully Enlightened Ones of the past, the future, and the present; and yet I have come to know the lawfulness of the Dhamma...
by Individual
Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:54 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Suffering - Is it skandhas or attachment to them?
Replies: 29
Views: 9085

Re: Suffering - Is it skandhas or attachment to them?

Is it the skandhas that cause us suffering, or the attachment to them? Thanks :) [EDIT: Topic title edited to provide greater clarity of the question at hand - Retro.] It is merely an arbitrary manner of description and doesn't really matter either way. That is, saying suffering is strictly skandha...
by Individual
Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:42 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, Individual here.
Replies: 7
Views: 2661

Hello, Individual here.

Some of you already know me. I'm 24, born and raised in America, but I'm also a citizen of the UK (UK citizenship inherited from my father). For those that don't, I can't really say how long I've been a Buddhist, because though I've talked about Buddhism for a long time, my practice has been sporadi...