Why it is called Amata (Deathless)?

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SarathW
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Why it is called Amata (Deathless)?

Post by SarathW » Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:34 am

The way I understand that we do not die but our five aggregate continuously changed into something else.
So there is no death.
The nirvana is birth less.
Is Deathlesss the wrong translation for Amata?

When I read Deathless I feel that I am continue in to the future.
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Why it is called Amata (Deathless)?

Post by retrofuturist » Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:51 am

Greetings,

There's 20 pages of discussion on "amata" here...

"The Deathless" (amata)
http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=10569

Have you looked through that?

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: Why it is called Amata (Deathless)?

Post by SarathW » Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:13 am

Thanks :)
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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