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Re: help

Post by no mike » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:09 am

santa100 wrote: You might want to check out "In the Buddha's Words" by Bhikkhu Bodhi. It's basically a guide map to the Nikayas. He spent the entire last chapter, The Planes of Realization, to talk about the stages of enlightenment. An excellent excellent book..
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Re: help

Post by acinteyyo » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:40 am

no mike wrote:Anyways, I have been meaning to look up these classifications (Sotapanna, etc.), as well as the stages of enlightenment. Perhaps the language of Theravada will help me see a map, "you are here."
It's best to start from "where you are" and with time and effort put into earnest practice observing the state(s) you're in you eventually come to realize that actually "you are not here". :lol:

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Thag 1.20. Ajita - I do not fear death; nor do I long for life. I’ll lay down this body, aware and mindful.

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Re: help

Post by no mike » Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:44 am

acinteyyo wrote:
no mike wrote:Anyways, I have been meaning to look up these classifications (Sotapanna, etc.), as well as the stages of enlightenment. Perhaps the language of Theravada will help me see a map, "you are here."
It's best to start from "where you are" and with time and effort put into earnest practice observing the state(s) you're in you eventually come to realize that actually "you are not here". :lol:

best wishes, acinteyyo
Funny, I've had proof-of-residency issues this summer without a mailing address. You're right, I'm not here :D

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Re: help

Post by no mike » Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:01 pm

mal4mac wrote:The following seems to make sense, but I'd have to be enlightened to be sure!
Thank you for the links :)

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