Bhante Jag - Euthanasia

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Re: Bhante Jag - Euthanasia

Post by udani » Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:16 am

robertk wrote: Channa had the wrong idea that he was an arahant. After he cut his throat he realised he was a mere worldling: and there and then developed developed vipassana and went through the various stages to become arahant.
what is the source you get this. I just explained what is in the original sutta.if you not agreed with this you need another original Source from thripitaka to clarify this. I think We cant give clarifications to dhamma according to our understanding.

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Re: Bhante Jag - Euthanasia

Post by robertk » Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:53 am

udani wrote:
robertk wrote: Channa had the wrong idea that he was an arahant. After he cut his throat he realised he was a mere worldling: and there and then developed developed vipassana and went through the various stages to become arahant.
what is the source you get this. I just explained what is in the original sutta.if you not agreed with this you need another original Source from thripitaka to clarify this. I think We cant give clarifications to dhamma according to our understanding.
http://www.palikanon.com/english/pali_n ... channa.htm
Buddhaghosa explains (MA.ii.1012f.; SA.iii.12f ) that after cutting his throat, Channa, feeling the fear of death, suddenly realised that he was yet a puthujjana. This thought so filled him with anguish that he put forth special effort, and by developing insight became an arahant

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Re: Bhante Jag - Euthanasia

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:59 am

udani wrote:These are not pure sources. please refer to the "Channovāda Sutta" in Majjhima Nikāya. That Sutta clearly mentioned that Channa knew about his attainment (Arahantship) before suicide.He tell about his attainment to Sāriputta and Ven Sāriputta questioned him about the path as "Chabbisodana Sutta". And he also realized that. After Channa committed suicide Ven Sāriputta informed Lord Buddha and ask about his Arahantship. Then Lord Buddha said "He already replied to you as he is non-returner. That's true he is an Arahant. This was his last life."

Please refer original Sutta. All your sources are not original suttas and authors of given sources define these thing according to their understanding.

"Since Arahants are entirely free from dosa - does this mean that Arahant did not feel any pains?
if they haven't any super jhāna why they hanging on this painful body, they just give up it.
Thanks for links, but Malasekera, the author of the DPPN, did refer to pure sources: the Majjhimanikāya and its Commentary. If you refer only to the Sutta you may interpret according to your own views, but the Commentary makes it clear that Channa realised Arahantship only after cutting his throat.

Yes, Arahants do experience painful feelings (dukkha vedanā), but they have no ill-will (dosa), therefore they can bear painful feelings with perfect equanimity. Please refer to my earlier quote from Milindapañha which itself refers to Theragāthā 1001-1002 about Arahants not longing for life or death, but mindfully biding their time until death occurs.
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Re: Bhante Jag - Euthanasia

Post by udani » Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:03 am

robertk wrote: http://www.palikanon.com/english/pali_n ... channa.htm
Buddhaghosa explains (MA.ii.1012f.; SA.iii.12f ) that after cutting his throat, Channa, feeling the fear of death, suddenly realised that he was yet a puthujjana. This thought so filled him with anguish that he put forth special effort, and by developing insight became an arahant
This is buddhagoshas explanation against to raw Sutta. But raw Sutta is clearly defined his arahanship. If you have knowledge of Pali ,it's better to read original Sutta.

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Re: Bhante Jag - Euthanasia

Post by udani » Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:21 am

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
udani wrote:These are not pure sources. please refer to the "Channovāda Sutta" in Majjhima Nikāya. That Sutta clearly mentioned that Channa knew about his attainment (Arahantship) before suicide.He tell about his attainment to Sāriputta and Ven Sāriputta questioned him about the path as "Chabbisodana Sutta". And he also realized that. After Channa committed suicide Ven Sāriputta informed Lord Buddha and ask about his Arahantship. Then Lord Buddha said "He already replied to you as he is non-returner. That's true he is an Arahant. This was his last life."

Please refer original Sutta. All your sources are not original suttas and authors of given sources define these thing according to their understanding.

"Since Arahants are entirely free from dosa - does this mean that Arahant did not feel any pains?
if they haven't any super jhāna why they hanging on this painful body, they just give up it.
Thanks for links, but Malasekera, the author of the DPPN, did refer to pure sources: the Majjhimanikāya and its Commentary. If you refer only to the Sutta you may interpret according to your own views, but the Commentary makes it clear that Channa realised Arahantship only after cutting his throat.

Yes, Arahants do experience painful feelings (dukkha vedanā), but they have no ill-will (dosa), therefore they can bear painful feelings with perfect equanimity. Please refer to my earlier quote from Milindapañha which itself refers to Theragāthā 1001-1002 about Arahants not longing for life or death, but mindfully biding their time until death occurs.
Who make the commentary. That's the question. Are they arahants.if they couldnt underatand how it happens they put their clarifications as commentaries. .commentaries done after long time from Buddha parinirwana. I think it's better to trust raw Sutta more than the commentaries .I just put contents of original Sutta.If you can understand Pali you will realize it .No single word from my view. You can believe your sources. Believing raw Sutta or commentaries is personal matter

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Re: Bhante Jag - Euthanasia

Post by justindesilva » Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:34 pm

Can any one indicate the intentions of suicide by the said arhant.
Secondly are these intentions selfish or else.
What difference of suicidal nature of an arhant or a priest such as the one in Vietnam for patriotic reasons.
These are important facts.

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Re: Bhante Jag - Euthanasia

Post by SarathW » Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:18 pm

justindesilva wrote:Can any one indicate the intentions of suicide by the said arhant.
Secondly are these intentions selfish or else.
What difference of suicidal nature of an arhant or a priest such as the one in Vietnam for patriotic reasons.
These are important facts.
Q:Can any one indicate the intentions of suicide by the said arhant?

A:Intention is very clear. It is the Vibhava Thanha. Hatred of this life.

Q:Secondly are these intentions selfish or else?

A:I think it is selfish.
If these so called Arhants were in a good health they would not have taken the knife.

Q:What difference of suicidal nature of an arhant or a priest such as the one in Vietnam for patriotic reasons?
A: Whether it is patriotic will not make any difference. Taking your life is still wrong.
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Re: Bhante Jag - Euthanasia

Post by SarathW » Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:25 pm

There is another story where an Arahant took the permission from Buddha and end his life.
He rose to the air and became ashes.
Can someone give me the Sutta reference?
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Re: Bhante Jag - Euthanasia

Post by santa100 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:35 pm

udani wrote:I discussed this with an Arahant and according to his clarification all of these arahants are Panna Vimukti. And aslo I didn't find any sutta that mention supper Jhana of above arahants.
The obvious question is how do you know the dude you talked to is truely an Arahant? Did he tell you or give hint in some way? In either case, if he did, then he definitely is not an Arahant for you do know that regular monks aren't allowed to disclose their attainment to lay people, let alone Arahants right? If this is just your guess that you've talked to an Arahant then all bets are off apparently..

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Re: Bhante Jag - Euthanasia

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:57 pm

SarathW wrote:There is another story where an Arahant took the permission from Buddha and end his life.
He rose to the air and became ashes.
Can someone give me the Sutta reference?
Dabba evidently died young. The Udāna (Ud.viii.9; UdA.431 f ) contains an account of his death. One day, returning from his alms rounds in Rājagaha, he saw that he had but a short while yet to live. He went, therefore, to the Buddha and, with his leave, showed various psychic-powers and passed away.
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Re: Bhante Jag - Euthanasia

Post by SarathW » Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:14 pm

Thank you Bhante.
Is there a link to English translation?
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Re: Bhante Jag - Euthanasia

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:32 pm

SarathW wrote:Thank you Bhante.
Is there a link to English translation?
Google is your friend. Udāna Text and Translation

This is not suicide, of course. Dabba foresaw his own imminent demise, and paid his final respects to the Blessed One before performing his self-cremation.

According to Fa Hsien, Venerable Ānanda did a similar thing to prevent anyone fighting over his remains.
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Re: Bhante Jag - Euthanasia

Post by SarathW » Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:28 am

Thank you Bhante
How do we know that he was an Arahant?
It is interesting to note.
(Mental) processes were pacified, ~ consciousness came to rest
Why it does not say consciousness end?
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Re: Bhante Jag - Euthanasia

Post by justindesilva » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:23 am

SarathW wrote:
justindesilva wrote:Can any one indicate the intentions of suicide by the said arhant.
Secondly are these intentions selfish or else.
What difference of suicidal nature of an arhant or a priest such as the one in Vietnam for patriotic reasons.
These are important facts.
Q:Can any one indicate the intentions of suicide by the said arhant?

A:Intention is very clear. It is the Vibhava Thanha. Hatred of this life.

Q:Secondly are these intentions selfish or else?

A:I think it is selfish.
If these so called Arhants were in a good health they would not have taken the knife.

Q:What difference of suicidal nature of an arhant or a priest such as the one in Vietnam for patriotic reasons?
A: Whether it is patriotic will not make any difference. Taking your life is still wrong.
Now we come back to square one
Can an arhant be selfish for whatever reason. The life energy does not belong to our own self. Life energy is a universal property. It may not be said in a sutra. But we share life energy and that is why the first precept of pancasila is.
A person who has overcome lobha dosa and moha cannot be dissatisfied with life. There is a purpose in life.
The purpose of life can be read in between the lines of agganna sutra and vasetta sutra.
As these stories of arhants suiciding is written much later
It is my desire not to believe them and not to justify things
detrimental to buddhist philosophy.
Buddhist philosophy never justify selfishness as well shown in anatta lakkhana sutta.

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Re: Bhante Jag - Euthanasia

Post by cappuccino » Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:03 pm

If they had no attachment to life, it would be blameless.
However, breakthroughs come after breakdowns.
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