Buddha had forbidden monks to perform miracles. If he himself performed a miracle after that admonishment, was he not setting a bad example?I visited the place Shravasti (Sravasti) where the Buddha preformed the Yamakapratiharya or the "twin miracle".
I do not think Buddha would do that. In the "Way to the Beyond" Pingiya says "when a voice has none of the glibness of pride", of Buddha. Which sutta reports the twin miracle?
Why did he teach abhidhamma instead of Buddha Dhamma? Was he trying to confuse his mother?Following the miracle, the Buddha is said to have ascended to Tavatimsa Heaven for three months to spend his rains-retreat and teach his deceased mother the Abhidhamma.
Abhidhamma says rupa of Nama rupa of DO is physical. Buddha Dhamma says Rupa of nama-rupa is mentally retrieved, therefore mental. It is a dhamma, not a rock or a physical body. If Buddha went to heaven to teach his mother, don't you think he would teach his mother the facts?
Do all of them say rupa of Nama-rupa is physical?But I do not know for sure which Abhidhamma text?
This I do not know.