Let's improve Wiki's FNT article

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Let's improve Wiki's FNT article

Postby Stephen K » Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:00 pm

For such an important Buddhist topic, Wikipedia's current article about the Four Noble Truths is way too short. I think it should be improved. What do you think?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Noble_Truths
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Re: Let's improve Wiki's FNT article

Postby clw_uk » Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:01 pm

Seems fine to me, whats wrong with it
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Re: Let's improve Wiki's FNT article

Postby James the Giant » Fri Dec 24, 2010 9:04 pm

I think it needs to be re-written. It's too wordy, and a regular joe reading it would be confused by it.
It needs to be a wiki, quick and understandable.
Then,
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.
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Re: Let's improve Wiki's FNT article

Postby m0rl0ck » Fri Dec 24, 2010 11:06 pm

James the Giant wrote:I think it needs to be re-written. It's too wordy, and a regular joe reading it would be confused by it.
It needs to be a wiki, quick and understandable.


Yeah some editing would do it good. The last two sections shouldnt even be there.
"Even if you've read the whole Canon and can remember lots of teachings; even if you can explain them in poignant ways, with lots of people to respect you; even if you build a lot of monastery buildings, or can explain inconstancy, stress, and not-self in the most detailed fashion ... The only thing that serves your own true purpose is release from suffering.

"And you'll be able to gain release from suffering only when you know the one mind."

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Re: Let's improve Wiki's FNT article

Postby Kim OHara » Sat Dec 25, 2010 7:29 am

While you're fixing the text, how about dropping a couple of the 'external links'?
The Light of Asia is, surely, superseded as a reference. And the 'Feeling Buddha' is far enough from any mainstream interpretation to be seriously misleading to anyone who really needs the basics about the 4NT.
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