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The Untouchables

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Majjhima Patipada
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The Untouchables

Postby Majjhima Patipada » Fri May 13, 2011 12:31 am


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Re: The Untouchables

Postby daverupa » Fri May 13, 2011 1:25 am

I'm willing to wager it's an old Mahayana concept of which you're vaguely aware. The idea that caste is immaterial to Dhamma practice is prevalent in the Nikayas, however.

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Re: The Untouchables

Postby alan » Fri May 13, 2011 1:43 am

I think Dave is right on that. It is certainly not in anything I've read. Seems like a fabricated tale meant to serve a point of view.

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Re: The Untouchables

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri May 13, 2011 2:55 am

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Re: The Untouchables

Postby alan » Fri May 13, 2011 3:33 am

Nice catch! Not from the suttas, but still a good reply.

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Re: The Untouchables

Postby Majjhima Patipada » Fri May 13, 2011 4:00 am

Thanks, all, for helping explain the possible origins of this story. If anything, it appears to be an amalgamation of a few texts and ideas. This helps clarify a lot.


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