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Nondualism

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths. What can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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Re: Nondualism

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I like Shonin's definition above. I think of non-duality as going beyond distinctions and discrimination. Another way to put it is that all distinctions and discriminations are empty.

Classic dualities include:

Mind and Matter
Mind and Body
Subject and Object
Me and You

Upon investigation, these dualities break down--- i.e. are found to lack permanence and self.

I would also suggest that the word vinnana, from the Sanskrit vijnana, is a splitting form of knowing (as opposed to prajna). This is the third link on the chain of dependent origination.

One classic Mahayana criticism of the straw-man so-called "Hinayana" school (not to be confused with Theravada in my mind) is that they do not apply no-self to all things. I.e., you simply break things down into atomic "dhammas" and stop there.

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Re: Nondualism

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Interesting MattJ. I am not altogether sure that it was your intention but I think you have in fact demonstrated admirably the difference between the Mahayana and Theravada views on the issue .

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Re: Nondualism

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Whereas Geoff I find that the realist inclinations of the Classical Theravada are vital to my attempted practice of the Buddha's Dhamma.

:anjali:
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"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: Nondualism

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Geoff I have amended mine to what I originally wrote before it was ( without my noticing ) altered by spellcheck which clearly did not care for the grammar. And yes, chacun a son gout.
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Re: Nondualism

Postby MattJ » Sat Aug 07, 2010 12:56 pm

It seems that my initial impressions were correct: there is no contradiction between Pali and non-dual Buddhism.

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