What is the practical use of this body?

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What is the practical use of this body?

Post by SarathW » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:08 pm

What is the practical use of this body?
There is a practical use of a cup as we can drink water quenching our thirst.
What is the practical use of the body?
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: What is the practical use of this body?

Post by cappuccino » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:43 pm

the form in heaven is spirit, hence the term spirituality

the form on earth is mortal, however…

we're immortal because the form isn't self

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Re: What is the practical use of this body?

Post by Disciple » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:49 pm

SarathW wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:08 pm
What is the practical use of this body?
There is a practical use of a cup as we can drink water quenching our thirst.
What is the practical use of the body?
Spiritual development.

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Re: What is the practical use of this body?

Post by Sam Vara » Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:02 pm

1) It enables you to practice.

2) It rots nicely and provides nutrients for other animals and plants.

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Post by denise » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:26 pm

absorbing knowledge, and transportation of sorts...

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Post by Digity » Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:29 am

[When this was said, the Blessed One responded:] "I tell you, friend, that it is not possible by traveling to know or see or reach a far end of the cosmos where one does not take birth, age, die, pass away, or reappear. But at the same time, I tell you that there is no making an end of suffering & stress without reaching the end of the cosmos. Yet it is just within this fathom-long body, with its perception & intellect, that I declare that there is the cosmos, the origination of the cosmos, the cessation of the cosmos, and the path of practice leading to the cessation of the cosmos."
https://www.accesstoinsight.org/ati/tip ... .than.html

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Re: What is the practical use of this body?

Post by thepea » Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:28 am

This body is the mirror in which consciousness becomes aware of consciousness.

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Re: What is the practical use of this body?

Post by SarathW » Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:45 am

This body is the mirror in which consciousness becomes aware of consciousness.
What about Arupavacara beings?
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: What is the practical use of this body?

Post by cappuccino » Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:13 am

thepea wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:28 am
This body is the mirror in which consciousness becomes aware of consciousness.
Advaita perhaps, not Buddhism.

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Re: What is the practical use of this body?

Post by chownah » Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:44 am

SarathW wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:08 pm
What is the practical use of this body?
There is a practical use of a cup as we can drink water quenching our thirst.
What is the practical use of the body?
The practical use of the body is to drink water from the cup.
chownah

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Re: What is the practical use of this body?

Post by alfa » Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:07 am

SarathW wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:08 pm
What is the practical use of this body?
There is a practical use of a cup as we can drink water quenching our thirst.
What is the practical use of the body?
No use. It's a curse. All the more reason to practice dhamma and get the f**k out of this body. :guns:

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Re: What is the practical use of this body?

Post by dylanj » Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:12 am

Making merit, hearing the Dhamma, practicing the Dhamma.

Beings in the formless realms can't do these things. They are absorbed into their specific ārūpajhāna until their lifespan ends.
susukhaṁ vata nibbānaṁ,
sammā­sambud­dha­desitaṁ;
asokaṁ virajaṁ khemaṁ,
yattha dukkhaṁ nirujjhatī


Oh! extinction is so very blissful,
As taught by the One Rightly Self-Awakened:
Sorrowless, stainless, secure;
Where suffering all ceases


etaṁ santaṁ etaṁ paṇītaṁ yadidaṁ sabbasaṅkhārasamatho sabbūpadhipaṭi nissaggo taṇhakkhayo virāgo nirodho nibbānaṁ

This is peaceful, this is excellent, that is: the stilling of all preparations, the relinquishment of all assets, the destruction of craving, detachment, cessation, extinction.

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Re: What is the practical use of this body?

Post by dylanj » Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:15 am

cappuccino wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:43 pm
the form in heaven is spirit, hence the term spirituality

the form on earth is mortal, however…

we're immortal because the form isn't self
this is refuted by DN 1
susukhaṁ vata nibbānaṁ,
sammā­sambud­dha­desitaṁ;
asokaṁ virajaṁ khemaṁ,
yattha dukkhaṁ nirujjhatī


Oh! extinction is so very blissful,
As taught by the One Rightly Self-Awakened:
Sorrowless, stainless, secure;
Where suffering all ceases


etaṁ santaṁ etaṁ paṇītaṁ yadidaṁ sabbasaṅkhārasamatho sabbūpadhipaṭi nissaggo taṇhakkhayo virāgo nirodho nibbānaṁ

This is peaceful, this is excellent, that is: the stilling of all preparations, the relinquishment of all assets, the destruction of craving, detachment, cessation, extinction.

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Re: What is the practical use of this body?

Post by thepea » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:34 am

cappuccino wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:13 am
thepea wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:28 am
This body is the mirror in which consciousness becomes aware of consciousness.
Advaita perhaps, not Buddhism.
Same sh!# different pile.

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Re: What is the practical use of this body?

Post by auto » Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:03 pm

SarathW wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:08 pm
What is the practical use of this body?
There is a practical use of a cup as we can drink water quenching our thirst.
What is the practical use of the body?
Thirst is what you name it according to what parts of a body is affected by the entity.

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