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The Secular Buddhist

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Re: The Secular Buddhist

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Sotthī hontu nirantaraṃ - May you forever be well.

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Re: The Secular Buddhist

Postby Sanghamitta » Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:33 pm

If they were a " bumbling idiot "Then it wouldnt be " proper instruction "....would it ?
Likewise someone who does not live the Dhamma cannot, by definition, give proper instruction.
Relating to previous life experiences is neither here nor there imo.
The going for refuge is the door of entrance to the teachings of the Buddha.

Bhikku Bodhi.

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Re: The Secular Buddhist

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Sotthī hontu nirantaraṃ - May you forever be well.

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Re: The Secular Buddhist

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Sotthī hontu nirantaraṃ - May you forever be well.

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Re: The Secular Buddhist

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Re: The Secular Buddhist

Postby Buckwheat » Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:03 pm

Thanks nowheat. Good post. True that it doesn' matter what label we apply to Buddhism, even the title Buddhism isn't important. My primary motive with that sentence was to differentiate between Buddhism and some of the the many new age self help programs that only seem to prolong delusion and suffering.
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Re: The Secular Buddhist

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Re: The Secular Buddhist

Postby Sanghamitta » Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:20 pm

If they left the path behind...then it all came out in the wash. :smile:
The going for refuge is the door of entrance to the teachings of the Buddha.

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"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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