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Re: Refuge in Oneself

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:40 pm

Another point that maybe kannada might find helpful?

Anatta doesn't mean non-existence, it means that we don't exist in the way we usually think we exist or feel like we exist. We come to "be" via the process of dependent origination. If anatta is removed from dependent origination it can be a little confusing. But in that context, it makes perfect sense. I'm unsure if this is a proper Theravadan explanation.

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Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Sun Sep 13, 2009 11:45 pm

Hi Tilt,

Thanks for that clarification. It's very interesting and I like reading these suttas.

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"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
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Re: Refuge in Oneself

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Sep 14, 2009 3:08 pm

The reality is, of course, one can only start from where one actually is.

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Re: Refuge in Oneself

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If we fully embrace the truth (the dhamma), do we not become a refuge to ourselves?

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