Beginners?

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Ngawang Drolma.
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Beginners?

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:40 pm

Hi there,

What would you folks think of a beginners section?

Thanks,
Drolma

Element

Re: Beginners?

Postby Element » Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:45 pm

In reply to Drolma,

I personally think a 'beginners section' stereotypes matters too much (given often beginners have quite profound questions to ask).

Kind regards,

Element

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Re: Beginners?

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:52 pm

Hi
I think a section with nothing but links to the enculcopedia wiki would be good it is always good to brush up on the basics
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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Re: Beginners?

Postby Paul Davy » Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:20 am

Greetings Drolma,

Combining a few of the ideas above, we've now created a "Discovering Theravada" forum, which is "A forum for beginners and members of other Buddhist traditions to ask questions about Theravada (The Way of the Elders)". Good for beginners in the sense of those completely new to Buddhism, but also for those with exposure to other Buddhist traditions.

Metta,
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What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)

Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'.
(Snp 3.6)


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