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Buddhist Violence in India

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clw_uk
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Buddhist Violence in India

Postby clw_uk » Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:09 pm

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Bhikkhu Pesala
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Re: Buddhist Violence in India

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:01 am

We're already well into the declining era of the Buddha sāsana. False teachings that reject rebirth are common, and Ambedkar's movement is one of those Buddhist traditions that reject many of the orthodox teachings such as kamma and rebirth, celestial beings, hell, and so forth. Dr Ambedkar was an academic, so his views are not surprising. No serious practice and too much theory will not lead to right understanding.

Follow the advice given in the Sallekha Sutta (discussed in a recent thread): Others may hold , but I will hold right views — thus effacement can be done.
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Re: Buddhist Violence in India

Postby Ben » Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:35 am

Well said, Bhante!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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