Various questions

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Student22
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Various questions

Post by Student22 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:26 pm

1. Can anybody share any document which proves that mahayana is a later branch ?

2. Somebody said that there is no such plane where Buddhas live after attaining nibbana. So what happens to a Buddha after attainment of nibbana ?

How is a sentient being created ?

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Re: Various questions

Post by DooDoot » Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:32 am

Student22 wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:26 pm
Somebody said that there is no such plane where Buddhas live after attaining nibbana. So what happens to a Buddha after attainment of nibbana ?
There are two types of Nibbana: (i) living Nibbana and (ii) Nibbana when conscious experience ends. Gotama Buddha attained Nibbana at 35 years of age; lived to 80 years of age; then had Final Nibbana (Parinibbana).
Bhikkhus, there are these two Nibbana-elements. What are the two? The Nibbana-element with residue left and the Nibbana-element with no residue left.

"What, bhikkhus, is the Nibbana-element with residue left? Here a bhikkhu is an arahant, one whose taints are destroyed, the holy life fulfilled, who has done what had to be done, laid down the burden, attained the goal, destroyed the fetters of being, completely released through final knowledge. However, his five sense faculties remain unimpaired, by which he still experiences what is agreeable and disagreeable and feels pleasure and pain. It is the extinction of attachment, hate, and delusion in him that is called the Nibbana-element with residue left.

"Now what, bhikkhus, is the Nibbana-element with no residue left? Here a bhikkhu is an arahant... completely released through final knowledge. For him, here in this very life, all that is experienced, not being delighted in, will be extinguished. That, bhikkhus, is called the Nibbana-element with no residue left.

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... ml#iti-044
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Student22 wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:26 pm
How is a sentient being created ?
Some scriptures say "a being" is a view or idea created by the mind.
Why now do you assume 'a being'?
Mara, have you grasped a view?
This is a heap of sheer constructions:
Here no being is found.

Just as, with an assemblage of parts,
The word 'chariot' is used,
So, when the aggregates are present,
There's the convention 'a being.'

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .bodh.html
Ven. Radha went to the Blessed One and, on arrival, having bowed down to him sat to one side. As he was sitting there he said to the Blessed One: "'A being,' lord. 'A being,' it's said. To what extent is one said to be 'a being'?"

"Any desire, passion, delight, or craving for form, Radha: when one is caught up there, tied up there, one is said to be 'a being.'

"Any desire, passion, delight, or craving for feeling... perception... fabrications...

"Any desire, passion, delight, or craving for consciousness, Radha: when one is caught up there, tied up there, one is said to be 'a being.'

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .than.html

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