"This life and life after this is one"

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths - what can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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"This life and life after this is one"

Post by SarathW » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:33 am

"This life and life after this is one"
Is this in line with Theravada teaching?

“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: "This life and life after this is one"

Post by retrofuturist » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:36 am

Greetings Sarath,

You see certain translators use a similar phrase when translating the suttas, but I believe there's a bit of interpolation going on when they do.

Does anyone happen to know of the Pali used in such circumstances, and/or dare to translate it as literally as possible for us?

Thanks.

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Re: "This life and life after this is one"

Post by SarathW » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:52 am

Some food for thought.
Will my life tomorrow be the same as today?
If I am an Arahant will your answer be different?
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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