Four Holy Truths chapter of Avatamsaka Sutra

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Four Holy Truths chapter of Avatamsaka Sutra

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:43 pm

Thanks to Anders' reminder, this is an excellent teaching on using skillful means when studying or teaching the buddhadharma.

From chapter eight: http://cttbusa.org/avatamsaka/avatamsaka8.asp
A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: Four Holy Truths chapter of Avatamsaka Sutra

Postby plwk » Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:12 pm

I don't have my notes with me now but if I recall correctly, in Mahayana, the first three of the 4NT are considered as the provisional and the Fourth Noble Truth which has the Eightfold Path is the 'ultimate' right? I recall this thread viewtopic.php?f=39&t=407

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Re: Four Holy Truths chapter of Avatamsaka Sutra

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:37 pm

A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: Four Holy Truths chapter of Avatamsaka Sutra

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A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: Four Holy Truths chapter of Avatamsaka Sutra

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:40 pm

A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25


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