Is Theravada "Realist"?

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Some Relevant Gombrich Excerpts

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Postby Nyana » Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:57 am

:goodpost:

It looks like Gombrich's new book contains some decent analysis.

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Re: Is Theravada "Realist"?

Postby acinteyyo » Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:09 am

I second that!
Thag 1.20. Ajita - I do not fear death; nor do I long for life. I’ll lay down this body, aware and mindful.

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:anjali:

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Re: Is Theravada "Realist"?

Postby alan » Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:09 am

Or, you could take the middle path. From ignorance comes fabrications. I think there is something in the suttas about that. I saw it a few times.

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Re: Is Theravada "Realist"?

Postby kirk5a » Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:56 pm

"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: Is Theravada "Realist"?

Postby Ron-The-Elder » Sat Sep 24, 2011 6:47 pm

What Makes an Elder? :
A head of gray hairs doesn't mean one's an elder. Advanced in years, one's called an old fool.
But one in whom there is truth, restraint, rectitude, gentleness,self-control, he's called an elder, his impurities disgorged, enlightened.
-Dhammpada, 19, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

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Re: Is Theravada "Realist"?

Postby chownah » Sun Sep 25, 2011 2:35 am

I'm wondering if the Buddha knew if his teachings were realist or not......
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