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The Buddha said that there were no secret teachings.

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The Buddha said that there were no secret teachings.

Postby fragrant herbs » Sun May 15, 2011 9:20 pm

Can someone direct me to this? It is that I desire to read it for myself. Than ks.

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Postby fragrant herbs » Sun May 15, 2011 10:03 pm

Thank you. And now could you explain the part in bold. It is worded in a way that I don't understand. Thanks.

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Postby fragrant herbs » Mon May 16, 2011 1:43 am

thank you so much. it is clear now.

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Postby alan » Mon May 16, 2011 3:21 am

Hi plwk
That wasn't foresight, it was a last request.
All the teachings are available in the suttas, including advice to householders. The fact that Anathapindika was not taught in that manner reflects only on the fact that he was too busy with his affairs, and had not made time to hear them. Although he was generous with his property and wealth, there are few suttas in which he asked penetrating questions or showed motivation to learn. He seems to have been satisfied with making merit.
So based on my readings I'd say this was a sort of death-bed conversion. Perhaps Anathapindika realized he had made a mistake and asked that even lay followers should be taught in this manner as a way of apologizing for not taking the Buddha seriously.

TMingur: If by "all His teachings and not a portion" you are referring to the suttas, and nothing else, I'll agree.
I'm wary, though, as you usually find a way to sneak in some Tibetan stuff on the sly. Have you changed your mind?

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Postby alan » Mon May 16, 2011 3:55 am

You've been a voice for non-sutta interpretations for quite a while. You've been posting stuff which posits a radically different interpretation for as long as I care to remember.
I have no idea what your name means, just basing my opinions on your past statements.
I'll offer a peace pipe if you stop pretending not to know what I'm saying.

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Postby icyteru » Sun May 22, 2011 1:45 am

Buddha is teaching how to become a Buddha.

Jesus is not teaching how to become jesus or God

Muhammad is not teaching how to become prophet or Allah.
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Postby fragrant herbs » Tue May 24, 2011 9:39 pm

Thanks again. And besides these answers is there any proof that Buddha didn't each the tantra? I don't believe he did, but I am trying to find proof. Thanks.

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Postby kirk5a » Tue May 24, 2011 10:23 pm

"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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Postby ricketybridge » Tue May 24, 2011 11:49 pm

Can someone direct me to the secret teachings that Buddha kept so secret that he pretended they didn't exist? I desire to read them myself.

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