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Modern Theravada

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths. What can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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Re: Modern Theravada

Postby Coyote » Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:45 pm

"If beings knew, as I know, the results of giving & sharing, they would not eat without having given, nor would the stain of miserliness overcome their minds. Even if it were their last bite, their last mouthful, they would not eat without having shared."
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Paribbajaka
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Re: Modern Theravada

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May all beings be happy!

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Re: Modern Theravada

Postby daverupa » Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:56 pm

If Dhammic exegesis conforms in certain ways to the culture within which it is propagated, I see no reason to judge modern attempts at this as being more or less valid than past attempts in and of themselves, to wit "Thai Buddhism" and so forth.

It seems hypocritical to see "modern Theravada" as liable to criticism if such things as "Burmese..." and "Thai Forest..." are seen as acceptable. There are problems with and within all such groupings, are there not?

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Bhikkhu Pesala
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Re: Modern Theravada

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:42 pm

• • • • (Upasampadā: 24th June, 1979)

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Re: Modern Theravada

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Re: Modern Theravada

Postby Dan74 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:42 am

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Paribbajaka
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Re: Modern Theravada

Postby Paribbajaka » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:17 am

May all beings be happy!

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Dan74
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Re: Modern Theravada

Postby Dan74 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:27 am

There is another side to this perhaps.

If one takes the approach of an active hands-on teacher who helps the students with meditation and general cultivation on a regular basis, how can one really teach what one does not know? And what one does know is going to be limited unless one is an arahat. So there will be some distortions inevitably, but as long as the teacher is grounded in correct practice and the insight is sufficient to guide the students, such teacher can be extremely valuable.
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Re: Modern Theravada

Postby Ben » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:07 am

“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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Re: Modern Theravada

Postby Paribbajaka » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:46 am

May all beings be happy!


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