Signs of Declension of Buddha Dhamma

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mirco
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Signs of Declension of Buddha Dhamma

Postby mirco » Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:56 pm

Hi all,

I remember a monk telling of some ancient story about the Buddha (or a main main disciple)
talking about future signs of declension of Buddha Dhamma. Among those where having robes
including a bag before the belly and monks writing poems. That is all I remember.

Anyone ever heard of that?

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Mirco

"An important term for meditative absorption is samadhi. We often translate that as ‘concentration’, but that can suggest a certain stiffness. Perhaps ‘unification’ is a better rendition, as samadhi means ‘to bring together’. Deep samadhi isn't at all stiff. It’s a process of letting go of other things and coming to a unified experience."

Bhikkhu Anālayo

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Re: Signs of Declension of Buddha Dhamma

Postby cooran » Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:11 pm

Hello mirco,

Not sure what you mean by "declension" - but if you mean disappearance of the Dhamma, then this article may be of assistance:

The Dharma-ending age by Piya Tan
http://dharmafarer.org/wordpress/wp-con ... -proto.pdf

Sorry if I misunderstood the question.

With metta
Chris
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---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
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Re: Signs of Declension of Buddha Dhamma

Postby mirco » Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:01 pm

Hi Cooran,

yeah, thanks. I'll have a look at it.


Be Well :-)

"An important term for meditative absorption is samadhi. We often translate that as ‘concentration’, but that can suggest a certain stiffness. Perhaps ‘unification’ is a better rendition, as samadhi means ‘to bring together’. Deep samadhi isn't at all stiff. It’s a process of letting go of other things and coming to a unified experience."

Bhikkhu Anālayo


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