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No place for spirituality in Theravada?

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Re: No place for spirituality in Theravada?

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Re: No place for spirituality in Theravada?

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Re: No place for spirituality in Theravada?

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Re: No place for spirituality in Theravada?

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Re: No place for spirituality in Theravada?

Postby Sanghamitta » Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:35 am

On the whole I agree zavk. I think that the term needs reclaiming but that in order to do so we need to carefully distinguish the Buddhist use both from earlier uses and from the decent into meaninglessness that is found in New Age definitions .
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Re: No place for spirituality in Theravada?

Postby Sanghamitta » Thu Nov 25, 2010 2:29 pm

Well you might think that ,and I might agree, but that is not going to stop its use on this forum and other Buddhist sources of information. So rather than respond to all requests for information about Buddhist spirituality with a disclaimer about a word, perhaps we had better accept its inevitability and forge a Buddhist slanted definition ?
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Re: No place for spirituality in Theravada?

Postby Hanzze » Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:42 pm

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Re: No place for spirituality in Theravada?

Postby Wizard in the Forest » Fri Nov 26, 2010 4:03 am

To be honest "Spiritual" is a nebulous word that is a type of that can lead to miscommunication. A person hurt by such a word will see it as threatening. A person who finds such a word appealing will use it freely to describe whatever is in their imagination, but I think to be honest when looking at it introspectively the word "spiritual" is devoid of meaning. :thinking:
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Re: No place for spirituality in Theravada?

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Re: No place for spirituality in Theravada?

Postby Wizard in the Forest » Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:15 am

I also found those words you used to be far more direct, truthful, and universal when it comes to practice. The word spiritual somehow to me echoes of an empty meaningless word.
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Re: No place for spirituality in Theravada?

Postby Hanzze » Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:53 am

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Re: No place for spirituality in Theravada?

Postby Sanghamitta » Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:54 pm

So if Buddhists words are empty and meaningless why post at all ?
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