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
“ Your mind is likewise blocked. But the right road awaits you still. Cast out your doubts, your fears and your desires, let go of grief and of hope as well, for where these rule , then the mind is their subject." Boetius
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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.
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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.
"When you meditate, don't send your mind outside. Don't fasten onto any knowledge at all. Whatever knowledge you've gained from books or teachers, don't bring it in to complicate things. Cut away all preoccupations, and then as you meditate let all your knowledge come from what's going on in the mind. When the mind is quiet, you'll know it for yourself. But you have to keep meditating a lot. When the time comes for things to develop, they'll develop on their own. Whatever you know, have it come from your own 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The Light of Asia is, surely, superseded as a reference.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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