Why teaching fear?

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Re: Why teaching fear?

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Re: Why teaching fear?

Postby Hanzze » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:09 pm

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Re: Why teaching fear?

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Re: Why teaching fear?

Postby Hanzze » Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:53 pm

You are right, I had posted a quote of an Tibetan Lama, and also that and where I changed it for its use. The origin of coming in touch with it you may see here:
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Re: Why teaching fear?

Postby PeterB » Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:57 pm

OP is actually Original Post. The post that begins a thread.
And still you have not answered my question.
Why do you think that the Theravada advocates fear per se.
On what is this opinion based.

But dont answer on my account. I have given up on expecting a reply.

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Re: Why teaching fear?

Postby Hanzze » Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:12 pm

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BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: Why teaching fear?

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Re: Why teaching fear?

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Re: Why teaching fear?

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_/\_
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Re: Why teaching fear?

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Re: Why teaching fear?

Postby ground » Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:33 am

One should always consider the context of specific teachings and not get obesessed with one's onw ideas about an "ideal dhamma" as a whole and/or "how it should be".
Fear is appropriate in the contexts already mentioned, however it is not listed as enlightenment factor.

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Re: Why teaching fear?

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_/\_
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Re: Why teaching fear?

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Re: Why teaching fear?

Postby ground » Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:15 am

Hanzze

Let me make a general remark, since I am observing your posts here and on dharma-wheel. Considering your posts what comes to my mind is: The teachings are not intended to develop meta-theories about them or to develop a "meta-dhamma" but the teachings are intended to be practiced.

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Re: Why teaching fear?

Postby Hanzze » Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:27 am

_/\_
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Re: Why teaching fear?

Postby Hanzze » Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:38 am

_/\_
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Re: Why teaching fear?

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Re: Why teaching fear?

Postby Hanzze » Thu Jan 06, 2011 3:16 pm

_/\_
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Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_


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