November 24, 2018 at 12:52 pm #20383
How do you “decode” the following :
I – M 140 Dhatu-vibhanga Sutta
“Furthermore, a sage at peace is not born, does not age,
does not die, is unagitated, and is free from longing. He has
nothing whereby he would be born. Not being born, will he
age? Not aging, will he die? Not dying, will he be agitated?…..”
Does not die ?
November 24, 2018 at 9:39 pm #20394
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November 24, 2018 at 10:14 pm #20399SengKiatKeymaster
The sutta that @Yeos is referring is MN 140 Dhatu-vibhanga Sutta: The Analysis of the Elements.
The portion he refers to is as below:
The sage at peace is not reborn, does not grow old, and does not die. They are not shaken, and do not yearn.
Muni kho pana, bhikkhu, santo na jāyati, na jīyati, na mīyati, na kuppati, na piheti.
For they have nothing which would cause them to be reborn. Not being reborn, how could they grow old? Not growing old, how could they die? Not dying, how could they be shaken? Not shaking, for what could they yearn?
Tañhissa, bhikkhu, natthi yena jāyetha, ajāyamāno kiṃ jīyissati, ajīyamāno kiṃ mīyissati, amīyamāno kiṃ kuppissati, akuppamāno kissa pihessati?
November 26, 2018 at 12:22 pm #20448
But of course, it has to do with nibanna; once nibanna attained rebirth ceases, and with the ceasing of rebirth all the existential-material features inherent to existence and to rebirth also cease.
November 26, 2018 at 12:31 pm #20449
November 26, 2018 at 1:02 pm #20450
” roughly 5,000 pages of the Sutta Piṭaka”
That sounds about right.
November 26, 2018 at 3:17 pm #20451
You don’t agree with the expression “central teachings” on “Taste of Salt draws 350 pages containing the central teachings of the Buddha”… ?
November 26, 2018 at 3:46 pm #20452
I cannot comment on that. I don’t have time to read their 350 pages of “central teachings”.
However, it is likely to be on key suttas, so could be fine (If the translations are good).
I just don’t know what is in there.
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