Three Things a Buddha Cannot Do?

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Re: Three Things a Buddha Cannot Do?

Post by tiltbillings » Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:28 pm

Goedert wrote:Taṃ kissa hetu? Tathāgatassa hetaṃ vāseṭṭhā, adhivacanaṃ dhammakāyo itipi, brahmakāyo itipi, dhammabhuto iti pi, brahmabhuto iti pi.

Tathagata: 'The body of Dhamma', that is, 'The body of Brahma', or 'Become Dhamma', that is, 'Become Brahma'.
When quoting a text, the appropriate citation really needs to accompany it.
>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<< -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

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Re: Three Things a Buddha Cannot Do?

Post by mikenz66 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:44 am

tiltbillings wrote:When quoting a text, the appropriate citation really needs to accompany it.
Good point...

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Aggañña Sutta

Twenty-seventh of the Digha Nikāya (D.iii.80f). It is a kind of Buddhist book of Genesis, dealing, among other things, with the evolution of the world, of man and of society. The pretensions of the brahmins to be the legitimate heirs of Brahma are examined and rejected; righteousness is declared to be above lineage. (For a summary of the sutta see Dial. i.105f. Cf: Madhura Sutta).

It was preached to Vāsettha and Bhāradvāja at the Pubbārāma.

The larger portion of this sutta (from the beginning of the genesis part to the election of the first king) is found in the Mahāvastu (i.338-48).
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Re: Three Things a Buddha Cannot Do?

Post by Fede » Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:24 pm

Kick me round the room for reviving an old thread, but - I can't for the life of me see within this thread, that anybody - with the possible exception of me on page one ( :embarassed: ) - has actually coherently and single-pointedly succeeded in answering the main OP question:

And now, it's come up again elsewhere, so I googled, this thread came up, I thought "oh goody, I'm sure someone there will know!" and.... :rolleye:
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

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