equanimity anyway beeing attacked?

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equanimity anyway beeing attacked?

Postby villkorkarma » Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:30 pm

thus one have reached equanimity can that person be fysical attacked?
one suffer because one hasnt existed long : )

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Re: equanimity anyway beeing attacked?

Postby polarbear101 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:18 pm

An equanimous person may indeed be attacked. Even some arahants (Angulimala and Moggallana) got beat up back in the Buddha's day due to the ripening of bad kamma.
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"I don't envision a single thing that, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about such suffering & stress as the mind. The mind, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about suffering & stress."

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Re: equanimity anyway beeing attacked?

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:40 pm

villkorkarma wrote:thus one have reached equanimity can that person be fysical attacked?

if you are equanimous you are equanimous. you can still be assaulted, they don't negate each other.
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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Re: equanimity anyway beeing attacked?

Postby manas » Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:36 pm

villkorkarma wrote:thus one have reached equanimity can that person be fysical attacked?


I think you are referring to this very advanced meditative state which renders one immune from physical attack, is that it? I can recall reading about it once, but I don't remember which one it was. In any case one was only safe while sitting in that state I think, but not while walking around during the day, etc. (if memory serves me correctly). It was only temporary physical protection.

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Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

(SN 22.97)


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