What is special about ordination?

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JamesTheGiant
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Re: What is special about ordination?

Post by JamesTheGiant » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:32 am

salayatananirodha wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:04 am
...I'd like to pry him of this position but I lack evidence, and I get frustrated talking to him ...
Just accept his position, and hold firm in your position, and don't argue. It's not the end of the world.

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Re: What is special about ordination?

Post by salayatananirodha » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:57 am

It's for my understanding as well, I normally wouldn't have considered it but I've respected him and he's been right about other things
16. 'In what has the world originated?' — so said the Yakkha Hemavata, — 'with what is the world intimate? by what is the world afflicted, after having grasped at what?' (167)

17. 'In six the world has originated, O Hemavata,' — so said Bhagavat, — 'with six it is intimate, by six the world is afflicted, after having grasped at six.' (168)

- Hemavatasutta


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Re: What is special about ordination?

Post by Zom » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:09 pm

If he attains stream entry, then non-returner is just a matter of time
Matter of several lifetimes. Difference between stream-winner and non-returner is huge.

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