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Are we living in the "Dhamma-declining age"?

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths. What can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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Re: Are we living in the "Dhamma-declining age"?

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Re: Are we living in the "Dhamma-declining age"?

Postby Ben » Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:34 am

And right next to the pale ale tap. THAT I gotta see!
“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: Are we living in the "Dhamma-declining age"?

Postby gavesako » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:48 am

THE BUDDHA FORETELLS THE GRADUAL DECLINE OF RELIGION

from the post-canonical Anagatavamsa

http://www.mircea-eliade.com/from-primi ... n/189.html
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Kiṃkusalagavesī anuttaraṃ santivarapadaṃ pariyesamāno... (MN 26)

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Re: Are we living in the "Dhamma-declining age"?

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Re: Are we living in the "Dhamma-declining age"?

Postby gavesako » Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:23 pm

No, obviously this is a kind of mythological extrapolation into the future, trying to show how different aspects of Buddhism will deteriorate and decline. The Pali Canon as we have it today was certainly not organized like that in the time of the Buddha, and it took some time 100-250 years before it reached the current form (more or less).
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Kiṃkusalagavesī anuttaraṃ santivarapadaṃ pariyesamāno... (MN 26)

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- Translations and history of Pali texts
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Re: Are we living in the "Dhamma-declining age"?

Postby Guy » Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:57 pm

Thanks everyone who contributed to this thread, I have learnt a lot. :anjali:
Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

- Ajahn Brahm


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