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The Bodhisattva Ideal in Theravada

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths. What can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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Re: The Bodhisattva Ideal in Theravada

Postby sukhamanveti » Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:10 pm

Sīlaṃ balaṃ appaṭimaṃ.
Sīlaṃ āvudhamuttamaṃ.
Sīlamābharaṇaṃ seṭṭhaṃ.
Sīlaṃ kavacamabbhutaṃ.


Virtue is a matchless power.
Virtue is the greatest weapon.
Virtue is the best adornment.
Virtue is a wonderful armor.

Theragatha 614


Sabbapāpassa akaraṇaṃ,
kusalassa upasampadā,
Sacittapariyodapanaṃ,
etaṃ buddhāna sāsanaṃ.


Refraining from all wrong-doing,
Undertaking the good,
Purifying the mind,
This is the teaching of the buddhas.

Dhammapada v. 183/14.5

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Re: The Bodhisattva Ideal in Theravada

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Re: The Bodhisattva Ideal in Theravada

Postby alan » Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:22 am

Like to see those sutta references. But until then, can you explain the meaning of this?
No one is going to ban you for speaking freely, although you may be ignored.
I'd love to hear your clear and obvious answers. Happy to hear you are no longer afraid of playing the "answer me this" game!

-edited for proper grammar. I got a thing against bad grammer.
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Postby alan » Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:54 am

Or you could stay here and answer questions, and put your ideas up for examination.

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Re: The Bodhisattva Ideal in Theravada

Postby dhamma follower » Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:03 am

Dear Dexing,

Could you please explain

- the relationship between the insight into "all things are illusions" and Boddhicitta

- if the understanding of reality of an arahant, follower of Small vehicle, is not complete, how can he be considered having eradicated ignorance ?

Thank you,

D.F.

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Postby jcsuperstar » Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:23 am

สัพเพ สัตตา สุขีตา โหนตุ

the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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My recently moved Blog, containing some of my writings on the Buddha Dhamma, as well as a number of translations from classical Buddhist texts and modern authors, liturgy, etc.: .

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My recently moved Blog, containing some of my writings on the Buddha Dhamma, as well as a number of translations from classical Buddhist texts and modern authors, liturgy, etc.: .

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Re: The Bodhisattva Ideal in Theravada

Postby PeterB » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:57 am

I accept that we all see life and Dhamma through a lens. I think the point is to see clearly through that lens. Not to conflate lenses or assume that we have the master lens that obviates the need for lenses.
At least not this side of awakening.
I think that goes for all.

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Re: The Bodhisattva Ideal in Theravada

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:59 am

I think if we're paying attention, many lenses can probably be recognized.

:anjali:


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Re: The Bodhisattva Ideal in Theravada

Postby PeterB » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:04 am

I am not clever enough for that. I can only ride one horse. To mix metaphors.
Thats why I joined a Theravada Forum. It represents my horse of choice.

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Postby PeterB » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:08 am

Ah yes Ansell Adams..didnt he look like Van Gogh ?


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