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?
dont hurt anyone in any sort of way
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Re: equanimity anyway beeing attacked?

Postby polarbuddha101 » 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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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.
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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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