What is the practical use of this body?

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SarathW
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What is the practical use of this body?

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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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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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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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1) It enables you to practice.

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

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absorbing knowledge, and transportation of sorts...

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

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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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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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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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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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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.
Born, become, arisen – made, prepared, short-lived
Bonded by decay and death – a nest for sickness, perishable
Produced by seeking nutriment – not fit to take delight in


Departure from this is peaceful – beyond reasoning and enduring
Unborn, unarisen – free from sorrow and stain
Ceasing of all factors of suffering – stilling of all preparations is bliss

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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
Born, become, arisen – made, prepared, short-lived
Bonded by decay and death – a nest for sickness, perishable
Produced by seeking nutriment – not fit to take delight in


Departure from this is peaceful – beyond reasoning and enduring
Unborn, unarisen – free from sorrow and stain
Ceasing of all factors of suffering – stilling of all preparations is bliss

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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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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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