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What the Buddha did not teach - Christopher Titmuss

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Re: What the Buddha did not teach - Christopher Titmuss

Postby 8fold » Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:23 am

Central to my practice (or at least recently) is trying to see everything in the light of impermanance, unsatisfactoriness and no-self. Why was I doing this? I'm not really sure, but probably through various readings I had come to believe it is a productive practice.

Then from the Christopher Titmus link I read:

3.Anicca, Dukkha and Anatta are the true reality of existence. The Buddha has never made such a claim about impermanence, unsatisfactoriness and non-self. He said that these are three characteristics of existence. If they were the true reality, there would no release, no liberation. The Unconditioned is anatta but not anicca or dukkha.

Can anyone tell me what the above means? What is Titmus saying? If what Titmus is saying is true, do you think the focus on the 3 characteristics is productive or unproductive?

Thanks

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Re: What the Buddha did not teach - Christopher Titmuss

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Re: What the Buddha did not teach - Christopher Titmuss

Postby Alex123 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:46 am

"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Re: What the Buddha did not teach - Christopher Titmuss

Postby kirk5a » Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:48 am

"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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Re: What the Buddha did not teach - Christopher Titmuss

Postby Jundo » Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:39 am

Hi,

Matter of opinion on what the Buddha taught ... much depending on how teaching is taught, and on where one finds "Buddha" perhaps. Just my limited view and opinion.

Gassho, Jundo Cohen

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Re: What the Buddha did not teach - Christopher Titmuss

Postby kirk5a » Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:05 am

"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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Re: What the Buddha did not teach - Christopher Titmuss

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:16 am

Greetings Kirk,

I suspect reverend Jundo is using the term Buddha, as we might use the term "bodhi".

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Retro. :)
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Re: What the Buddha did not teach - Christopher Titmuss

Postby kirk5a » Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:29 am

"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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Re: What the Buddha did not teach - Christopher Titmuss

Postby kirk5a » Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:12 am

"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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Re: What the Buddha did not teach - Christopher Titmuss

Postby Kenshou » Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:23 am

I'm always losing that darn thing, what a pain.

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Re: What the Buddha did not teach - Christopher Titmuss

Postby Sanghamitta » Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:30 am

The going for refuge is the door of entrance to the teachings of the Buddha.

Bhikku Bodhi.

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Re: What the Buddha did not teach - Christopher Titmuss

Postby Sanghamitta » Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:39 am

The going for refuge is the door of entrance to the teachings of the Buddha.

Bhikku Bodhi.

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Re: What the Buddha did not teach - Christopher Titmuss

Postby Ben » Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:43 am

Indeed.
“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: What the Buddha did not teach - Christopher Titmuss

Postby ancientbuddhism » Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:28 pm

I say, beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes.” – Henry David Thoreau, Walden, 1854

Secure your own mask before assisting others. – NORTHWEST AIRLINES (Pre-Flight Instruction)


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Re: What the Buddha did not teach - Christopher Titmuss

Postby Alex123 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:39 pm

"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Re: What the Buddha did not teach - Christopher Titmuss

Postby rowyourboat » Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:35 pm

With Metta

Karuna
Mudita
& Upekkha

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Re: What the Buddha did not teach - Christopher Titmuss

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With Metta

Karuna
Mudita
& Upekkha

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Re: What the Buddha did not teach - Christopher Titmuss

Postby Alex123 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:16 pm

"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."


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