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Cultural Studies and Matters of Faith: The Case of DhammaWhe

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Cultural Studies and Matters of Faith: The Case of DhammaWhe

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:24 pm



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Cultural Studies and Matters of Faith: The Case of DhammaWhe

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Re: Cultural Studies and Matters of Faith: The Case of DhammaWhe

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:26 am



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Cultural Studies and Matters of Faith: The Case of DhammaWhe

Postby Ben » Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:30 am

Actually, it was our friend zavk who wrote the paper, not Mike. But Mike, and some of us in Australia, who were interviewed by Ed.
Mike's gone off for a retreat, so perhaps you would like to address your questions to Zavk.
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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
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Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Cultural Studies and Matters of Faith: The Case of DhammaWhe

Postby daverupa » Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:26 am

I didn't know there had been interviews; the impression I had was of simple forum research, so my comment was trying to encompass wonder at having been thoroughly cited in this modern way. Anyway, it was jokingly mentioned, whence 'inadvertently'.

I haven't got any questions about the paper; it's rather niche, and doesn't have any territory on my mind map.

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Re: Cultural Studies and Matters of Faith: The Case of DhammaWhe

Postby Ben » Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:42 am

No worries, Dave.
I did contact Ed on Facebook and he mentioned that he was more than happy to answer any specific questions anyone has.
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Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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e: [email protected]..

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Re: Cultural Studies and Matters of Faith: The Case of DhammaWhe

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:10 am



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Cultural Studies and Matters of Faith: The Case of DhammaWhe

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Re: Cultural Studies and Matters of Faith: The Case of DhammaWhe

Postby daverupa » Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:21 pm

Humor fail, on my part. 0/10

You wrote the posts, which ended up - through no intention of yours, thereby 'inadvertently' - comprising a not insignificant percentage of the paper's total word-count (and, thereby, 'wrote some').

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