Any suttas explaining sīlabbata-parāmāsa in detail?

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Any suttas explaining sīlabbata-parāmāsa in detail?

Postby Paul Davy » Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:13 pm

Greetings,

Is anyone aware of any suttas that give additional detail on the fetter of attachment to precepts and practices (aka rites and rituals) (Pali: sīlabbata-parāmāsa)?

Thank you.

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Re: Any suttas explaining sīlabbata-parāmāsa in detail?

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:18 pm

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,

Is anyone aware of any suttas that give additional detail on the fetter of attachment to precepts and practices (aka rites and rituals) (Pali: sīlabbata-parāmāsa)?

Thank you.

Metta,
Retro. :)
That is an interesting question, but then putting rules and rituals in the context of a Vedic culture might get at what is indicated.
    >> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<<
    -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

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Re: Any suttas explaining sīlabbata-parāmāsa in detail?

Postby santa100 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:21 pm

Maybe these ones on accesstoinsight.org:

Avoiding extreme views: SN 12.15
Buddha's first teachings on the ~: SN 56.11
Middle way between indulgence in sensuality and adherence to fixed rituals and precepts: Ud 6.8
Dependent co-arising as a "middle way" between extremes of views: SN 12.48

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Re: Any suttas explaining sīlabbata-parāmāsa in detail?

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:26 pm

Since it is most often listed in regard to stream-entry, maybe one of the references in this article might have more detail:

http://www.dhammawiki.com/index.php?title=Sotapanna

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Re: Any suttas explaining sīlabbata-parāmāsa in detail?

Postby Paul Davy » Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:22 am

Greetings,

Courtesty of one of santa100's references...

Ud 6.08 wrote:What's been attained, what's to be attained,
are both defiled by one who trains
in line with the afflicted.
Those for whom precepts & practices
are the essence of the training,
for whom celibacy is the essence of service:
this is one extreme.
Those who say, "There's no harm in sensual desires":
this is the second extreme.
Both of these extremes cause the growth of cemeteries,
and cemeteries cause views to grow.
Not directly knowing these two extremes,
some fall short,
some run too far.
But those who directly know them,
don't exist there,
don't conceive things
through them.
And for these people,
there's no whirling through the cycle
to be described.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Retro. :)
"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

"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)


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