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- 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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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...
- Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:54 am
- Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
- Topic: Suffering - Is it skandhas or attachment to them?
- Replies: 29
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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...
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...