Role of the teacher in Theravada

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Re: Role of the teacher in Theravada

Postby PeterB » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:51 am

Manapa wrote:We need to remember that the Buddha is not around to teach us!

The suttas are good! and can help in a great many ways, but they are not enlightened beings!

If there was an impecable teacher I knew of and I could spend time with them I would, period, that doesn't mean the suttas are out the window, but it does mean that they have back up, an interperter who can point out the flaws in my own interpretation and practice without having to go down blind alleys myself!


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