Let's improve Wiki's FNT article

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Upasaka Sumana
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Let's improve Wiki's FNT article

Postby Upasaka Sumana » 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
Last edited by Upasaka Sumana on Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:01 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Do not think lightly of evil, saying, "It will not come to me." A drop at a time is the water pot filled. Likewise, the fool, gathering it little by little, fills himself with evil.
Do not think lightly of good, saying, "It will not come to me." A drop at a time is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.

—Gotama Buddha, Dhammapada 121-122

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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.
A monk asked Unmon,
"Not a single thought arises: is there any fault or not?"
Unmon said,
"Mt. Sumeru."
~Case 19, The Book of Equanimity

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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The Light of Asia is, surely, superseded as a reference.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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