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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:06 am 
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Can the complete teachings of the Buddha be assessed in a -{easy/medium/difficult]- fashion? . .


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They could be but it really depends on the individual who is assessing.


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Wesley1982 wrote:
Can the complete teachings of the Buddha be assessed in a -{easy/medium/difficult]- fashion? . .


Yes.

Here is an easy assessment from the Dhammapada:

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Verse 183: Not to do evil, to cultivate merit, to purify one's mind - this is the Teaching of the Buddhas.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:57 pm 
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Wesley1982 wrote:
Can the complete teachings of the Buddha be assessed in a -{easy/medium/difficult]- fashion? . .


Easy. For example here is my assessment of the teachings of Buddha:

Good. Good. Very good. Yup good no problems there. Good teaching. Uh huh. Yup. That's just fine. Really good....

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Here's another assessment straight from Buddha himself, "Both formerly and now, it is only dukkha that I describe, and the cessation of dukkha."


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Wesley1982 wrote:
Can the complete teachings of the Buddha be assessed in a -{easy/medium/difficult]- fashion? . .



All conditioned things are impermanent.
All afflicted things are suffering.
All things lack identity.
Nirvana is peace.

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Here's another assessment straight from Buddha himself, "Both formerly and now, it is only dukkha that I describe, and the cessation of dukkha."


Dukkha is called one of the 4 noble truths. Correct?


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Wesley1982 wrote:
bodhipunk wrote:
Here's another assessment straight from Buddha himself, "Both formerly and now, it is only dukkha that I describe, and the cessation of dukkha."


Dukkha is called one of the 4 noble truths. Correct?



Sarvadukkham -- suffering is everywhere.

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Why no 'Spiritual Law' or 'laws' ? . .


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Wesley1982 wrote:
Why no 'Spiritual Law' or 'laws' ? . .


Not sure what you mean by 'spiritual law'. Yet the Four Noble Truths that Buddha taught (for example) are a lawful pattern.

1) Suffering
2) Cause of suffering
3) End of suffering
4) Path to the end of suffering

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Will wrote:
Wesley1982 wrote:
Why no 'Spiritual Law' or 'laws' ? . .


Not sure what you mean by 'spiritual law'. Yet the Four Noble Truths that Buddha taught (for example) are a lawful pattern.

1) Suffering
2) Cause of suffering
3) End of suffering
4) Path to the end of suffering


ok,

In the Sutra Studies section of the forum ~ What does Buddhism say about the 5 senses? sight,hearing,smell,taste, and touch


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Many things. To start with, there are six senses: the conventional five, plus the mind, which "senses" objects of consciousness (mindstuff).

What would you like to know about the senses?

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Jikan wrote:
Many things. To start with, there are six senses: the conventional five, plus the mind, which "senses" objects of consciousness (mindstuff).

What would you like to know about the senses?


Are the senses related to the Dharma?


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Wesley,

What books or articles or classes or websites have informed you about Buddhism, before you came to Dharma Wheel?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:56 am 
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I purchased one book. 'The Awakened One' A life of Buddha by Sherab Chodzim Kohn. Otherwise, I was just naturally receptive to it.

No official teacher or instruction taken yet.


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what does a bodhi tree look like?


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Wesley1982 wrote:
what does a bodhi tree look like?


Use Google Image search and you will see many.

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Wesley1982 wrote:
what does a bodhi tree look like?


A bodhi/bo tree in Hawaii ...

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can anyone on earth become a buddhist? . .


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Wesley1982 wrote:
can anyone on earth become a buddhist? . .


Yes but it would be better for people to become Buddhas ....

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