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continuity, resonance and difference

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

Postby Prasadachitta » Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:49 pm

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Re: continuity, resonance and difference

Postby PeterB » Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:22 pm

I would imagine that what the vast majority of people have in common, whether Buddhist or not. is the need to suffer less.
Thats is the goal.
The differences are to do with means.

The Theravada has a complete, full and accessable set of means.

I should be utilising those means more and talking about them less.

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Re: continuity, resonance and difference

Postby Prasadachitta » Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:35 pm

Well, I have found that there is some utility in talking about the means. By utility I mean with regard to dealing with and bringing an end to suffering :juggling:

Accessibility of means tends to vary according to individual.
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Re: continuity, resonance and difference

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Re: continuity, resonance and difference

Postby Prasadachitta » Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:31 pm

"Beautifully taught is the Lord's Dhamma, immediately apparent, timeless, of the nature of a personal invitation, progressive, to be attained by the wise, each for himself." Anguttara Nikaya V.332

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Re: continuity, resonance and difference

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Re: continuity, resonance and difference

Postby PeterB » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:50 am

There is nothing to defend.
I log in regularly to this Theravada forum. I have no problem with that.
You are free to do the same.
I have no premise, save that of practising according to the Theravada view, which is derived from the Pali canon.
I am quite at home.


Your position seems to me to like that of a man who says to a woman who is happily married to someone else

" You must love me...what is your reason for not loving me...I demand to know the premise on which you base you lack of love ".


It just doesnt work that way.

You choose to log in to a Theravadin forum. You are most welcome to do so.
But it is a bit naif to then be surprised that you encounter Theravadins.

It might serve your peace of mind to simply put me on " ignore user" Tobes.
You would do so with my good will.

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Re: continuity, resonance and difference

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Re: continuity, resonance and difference

Postby PeterB » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:02 am

Tobes I have no interest in justifying my view. I have no interest in converting you to my view. I have absoutely no interest in your view of my view of your view....... :smile: I dont mind if you do or you dont think it is well founded.

Without being more blunt than the TOS allows, or as i would be in person...I dont know how else to put it... 8-)

I am not seeking your approval. My credibility in your eyes is of no interest to me....
Shall we move on ?
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Re: continuity, resonance and difference

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Re: continuity, resonance and difference

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:anjali:

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Re: continuity, resonance and difference

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If it died, I'm happy to have done my share of flogging

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Re: continuity, resonance and difference

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Re: continuity, resonance and difference

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Re: continuity, resonance and difference

Postby Dan74 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:04 am

Well, I am sure Tilt knows this well but it may be worth saying that unlike Theravada, Mahayana is not a school but an umbrella term for a whole bunch of teachings. So a person labelled as a Mahayana practitioner does not have to accept or use each and every scripture counted among the Mahayana corpus. Whatever helps one attain liberation and fulfill the Vows. Everything else is just good for arguments in a place like this, AFAIAC.
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