Soul split into multiple mosquitoes?

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Re: Soul split into multiple mosquitoes?

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Re: Soul split into multiple mosquitoes?

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"Even if my body should be burnt to death in the fires of hell
I would endure it for myriad lifetimes
As your companion in practice"

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Re: Soul split into multiple mosquitoes?

Postby Grigoris » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:25 am

"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
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Re: Soul split into multiple mosquitoes?

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Re: Soul split into multiple mosquitoes?

Postby Grigoris » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:26 am

"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
The Supreme Source - The Kunjed Gyalpo
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Re: Soul split into multiple mosquitoes?

Postby Andrew108 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:34 pm

Earthworms don't self-regenerate but some flatworms do. So you don't get two earthworms when one is cut in two but with some flatworms this is the case. However the flatworm example is often used as an example by those who think consciousness has a biological basis.
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"What is the All? Simply the eye & forms, ear & sounds, nose & aromas, tongue & flavors, body & tactile sensations, intellect & ideas. This, monks, is called the All. Anyone who would say, 'Repudiating this All, I will describe another,' if questioned on what exactly might be the grounds for his statement, would be unable to explain, and furthermore, would be put to grief. Why? Because it lies beyond range." Sabba Sutta.

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Re: Soul split into multiple mosquitoes?

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Re: Soul split into multiple mosquitoes?

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Re: Soul split into multiple mosquitoes?

Postby Aemilius » Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:00 pm

I finally remembered there is a sutta in Anguttara Nikaya where a disciple of Buddha dies and is reborn in a heaven in the form of two or three Magadhan farmers in a field.
Sutta number ten, Kakudhathera sutta, in Kakudhavaggo -To Kakudha
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Re: Soul split into multiple mosquitoes?

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Re: Soul split into multiple mosquitoes?

Postby Grigoris » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:54 pm

I cannot find it in the Nyanaponika Thera and Bhikkhu Bodhi translation, nor in Woodard, it's not at Access to Insight, nor in the Thanissaro translation.
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Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
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Re: Soul split into multiple mosquitoes?

Postby Yudron » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:03 pm

Access to Insight says:

"The exact count of suttas in the Anguttara depends on the particular edition (Sri Lankan, Thai, or Burmese) and on the way the suttas are enumerated. Jayawardhana says: "Although the text tells us that it consists of 9,557 suttas, the present edition [the modern Sri Lankan Tipitaka] has only 8,777 suttas. Most of these suttas are mere repetitions with a new word added here and there. Therefore, the number of suttas distinctive in character could be brought down to a little over one thousand" [Somapala Jayawardhana, Handbook of Pali Literature (Colombo: Karunaratne, 1993), p. 12]. Bhikkhu Bodhi counts 2,344 suttas [Nyanaponika & Bodhi, Numerical Discourses of the Buddha, p. xv], while Webb counts 2,308 [Russell Webb, An Analysis of the Pali Canon, (Kandy: Buddhist Publication Society, 1975), p. 26]."

Sheesh. It's amazing anyone can find anything in there!
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Re: Soul split into multiple mosquitoes?

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