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Difficult Points In Buddhism

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Difficult Points In Buddhism

Postby alexbunardzic » Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:50 pm

Hello there,

I have just published a book on "Difficult Points In Buddhism" in which I discuss the Buddhist practice from the Early Buddhism perspective. Would like to hear what other esteemed members think about the line of reasoning presented in this book.

Thanks,

Alex

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Re: Difficult Points In Buddhism

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:56 pm

Greetings Alex,

Do you wish to give us a summary of the reasoning presented in your book?

It's not really fair to expect people to pay for a copy of your text in order to provide you feedback on it.

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: Difficult Points In Buddhism

Postby manas » Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:59 pm

Hi alex,

I followed that link, but could find no way to read even an excerpt from the book in question, is there some easy way to do this, or to access the whole?

with metta,
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Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

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Re: Difficult Points In Buddhism

Postby alan » Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:17 am

No one would ever accuse me of not enjoying sunsets. I'm the king of sunsets.
But equating the Dhamma with a sunset seems likely to fail as a teaching technique.

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Postby retrofuturist » Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:28 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)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Difficult Points In Buddhism

Postby alan » Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:47 am

Sunsets and fireworks are both odd ways of describing the teachings. Don't see how either is relevant.
But if you are asking, I'll take a good quiet sunset over noisy, loud, smokey fireworks every time.

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Re: Difficult Points In Buddhism

Postby manas » Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:33 am

Hi alex,
I think that if you were to 'copy and paste' some significant portions of the book here, you would find a sympathetic audience. If you are into original, unembellished Buddhism, then great, most people here are too, just give a more detailed, larger sample maybe?
with metta,
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Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

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Re: Difficult Points In Buddhism

Postby James the Giant » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:51 am

Then,
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.

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Re: Difficult Points In Buddhism

Postby Ben » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:52 am

Greetings Geoff,
An administrative decision was made early on to remove the link on suspicion of the member being a spammer, as the member suggests that we should purchase his book to provide him with feedback.
An examination of the e-book's page on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Difficult-Points- ... 610&sr=1-1
reveals very little information regarding the work.
kind regards,

Ben
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Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
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“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: Difficult Points In Buddhism

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“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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