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Looking for a particular Sutta

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Bakmoon
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Looking for a particular Sutta

Postby Bakmoon » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:57 pm

There is a Sutta in which the Buddha is asked why he uses terms such as I, me, you, and self, and the Buddha responds that he uses these terms as conventions, but I can't remember which Sutta it is in. Anyone know?
The non-doing of any evil,
The performance of what's skillful,
The cleansing of one's own mind:
This is the Buddhas' teaching.

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Re: Looking for a particular Sutta

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:22 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: Looking for a particular Sutta

Postby Bakmoon » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:35 am

The non-doing of any evil,
The performance of what's skillful,
The cleansing of one's own mind:
This is the Buddhas' teaching.

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Re: Looking for a particular Sutta

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Re: Looking for a particular Sutta

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Re: Looking for a particular Sutta

Postby daverupa » Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:09 pm

Delightful addition! Also, perchance short enough to be the one in question...

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Re: Looking for a particular Sutta

Postby Bakmoon » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:10 pm

The non-doing of any evil,
The performance of what's skillful,
The cleansing of one's own mind:
This is the Buddhas' teaching.


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