Question about Theravada tradition

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Re: Question about Theravada tradition

Postby dude » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:26 pm

Wesley1982 wrote:How did Theravada tradition become distinct from Mahayana & Vajrayana tradtions? . .thanks

Probably a good while after the Buddha's death, when the Theras (elders), decided they were cooler than the lay believers.

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Re: Question about Theravada tradition

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Re: Question about Theravada tradition

Postby ubeysekaramapa » Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:55 am

I like to pause two questions:

1) can suicide solve the problem of dukka?

If not, how did Buddha declare Ven. Channa who committed suicide , as an arahant? He committed suicide due to unbearable pain as explained by him to Ven Sariputta (See Cannovada Sutta -114 in MN). That means, he was not an arahant when he committed suicide; but in the process of death by suicide he became an arahant!

2) Why is DUKKA not found in Girimananda Sutta? It is a sutta related by the Buddha to Ven. Ananda to be conveyed to Ven.Girmananda who was sick.

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Re: Question about Theravada tradition

Postby Javi » Sun Dec 27, 2015 4:33 pm

Geography, culture and time, lots of time.
Vayadhammā saṅkhārā appamādena sampādethā
All things decay and disappoint, it is through vigilance that you succeed.
- These were the last words for the Tathāgata.

Non qui parum habet sed qui plus cupit pauper est.
It's not he who has little, but he who craves more, that is poor. - Seneca

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