6 paramitas and 8 fold path

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6 paramitas and 8 fold path

Postby Seth19930 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:36 am

Can these be practiced together? or do they contradict? And how far can they be practiced together (if they can be) until one of them rules out the other?

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Re: 6 paramitas and 8 fold path

Postby Hanzze » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:49 am

I would say, if the paramitas are fullfiled (like if one is already to addopt the way of the eightfold path fully, usually ordination) there is no more need for focusing on paramitas. I guess as long as one tries to establish the mundane eightfold path, there is still the need of perfecting the paramis (this could be also if one is formal ordinated).
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BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: 6 paramitas and 8 fold path

Postby Seth19930 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:56 am

Thanks for the help! but now I have a new question related to the same topic... Do the paramitas prepare us for the right view?

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Re: 6 paramitas and 8 fold path

Postby Hanzze » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:11 am

I would say yes.

The whole paramita and 8 fould path comparison is maybe more an philosophical as one could find both in both (see also ) but I guess they are easier to addopt.
I guess your questions has given lot of stuff for studies and philosophical argument amoung Buddhist scholars.
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Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: 6 paramitas and 8 fold path

Postby Seth19930 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:13 am

thank you very much for the help! I really appreciate it!
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Re: 6 paramitas and 8 fold path

Postby rowyourboat » Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:25 pm

Hi Seth,

I think both are beneficial to each other- there is nothing in either which need to be left out or contradict. You will need to develop all these qualities all the way upto arahanthhood.

with metta

Matheesha
With Metta

Karuna
Mudita
& Upekkha

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Re: 6 paramitas and 8 fold path

Postby Hanzze » Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:12 pm

Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: 6 paramitas and 8 fold path

Postby Seth19930 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:23 pm

Thank you all for the help! I better understand!

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Re: 6 paramitas and 8 fold path

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:28 pm



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: 6 paramitas and 8 fold path

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:28 am

"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

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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