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Do you also read Mahayana Sutras?

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Do you also read Mahayana Sutras?

Yes, all the time
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Sometimes, in passing
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No, I only read the Tipitaka
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Re: Do you also read Mahayana Sutras?

Postby Wizard in the Forest » Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:14 am

Alright I've been following this thread, hoping for some good comments on texts that people found helpful, and those that people found unhelpful, but I just keep seeing people biting each other's ankles like my very small dog.

All so very :offtopic:
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Re: Do you also read Mahayana Sutras?

Postby Wizard in the Forest » Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:31 am

No it is not. It's clear. The topic is "Do you read the Mahayana Sutras?". Why are people instead fighting about what is Mahayana and what is Theravada here? You're having 4 different conversations. Nana do you recommend any Mahayana Suttas that are helpful to practice that you would recommend, and why?
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Re: Do you also read Mahayana Sutras?

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Re: Do you also read Mahayana Sutras?

Postby Wizard in the Forest » Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:14 am

Thanks Bro, I hope this ends the sectarian clashes.
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Re: Do you also read Mahayana Sutras?

Postby Phra Chuntawongso » Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:48 am

No I don't.I think I will be busy enough reading the ones we tend to use for a few years at least.
Of course as I originally came to buddhism via the Vajrayana tradition I have read some of their suttas.
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“The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth," and so it goes away. Puzzling.” ― Robert M. Pirsig

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Re: Do you also read Mahayana Sutras?

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Another thread of.... Image

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Re: Do you also read Mahayana Sutras?

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:39 am

Greetings Virgo,

There's a certainly irony to your above comment.

It directly parallels the relationship between A (Buddhavacana) and B (Theravada) we discussed in an earlier topic. Only in your case, you're establishing A as Theravada and B as Mahayana.

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Re: Do you also read Mahayana Sutras?

Postby Virgo » Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:01 am

Hi Wizard in the Forest, I won't address all your points, for the sake of brevity, however, I will just say that while my thread was a response to you it was really meant for anyone who reads it, it was more of a general statement that I wanted to make.

Hi Retro, I understand the correlation you are making, but I certainly hope you don't think the "Theravada" is as bad for what you consider to be "Buddhavacana" as the Mahayana is for the Theravada..

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Re: Do you also read Mahayana Sutras?

Postby Wizard in the Forest » Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:07 am

It's okay Kevin, no problem for me. I just think there's no need to get all wound up. We're all friends here! I know some Mahayana suttas are particularly ridiculous, but it's better to put a name of a Sutta to give credence to what you say.

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Postby retrofuturist » Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:07 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Re: Do you also read Mahayana Sutras?

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Postby retrofuturist » Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:47 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Re: Do you also read Mahayana Sutras?

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