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Re: ven. Nanamoli's opinion of Vissudhimagga

Postby bodom » Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:30 pm

Hi Mike

Thanks for the clarification. I haven't seen very many posts from our friend Atulo before this one and if he does indeed have an ulterior motive then it should be brought to light concerning this matter.

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Re: ven. Nanamoli's opinion of Vissudhimagga

Postby Ben » Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:13 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: ven. Nanamoli's opinion of Vissudhimagga

Postby pererin » Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:37 am

In this, Tolkien was not unlike many Englishmen of a certain type of that time, who regularly adopted a rather mannered self-deprecating or diffident attitude in regard to their work (see JRR's comments in the introduction to the second edition of Lord of the Rings). While purporting to humility, it was not always free from disingenuity.

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Re: ven. Nanamoli's opinion of Vissudhimagga

Postby jcsuperstar » Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:53 am

whatever ven. Nanamoli's opinion of the text may be, it really says nothing to the worth of the text unless of course ven. Nanamoli is the standard to which you apply all your own ideas.

i do find the quote interesting though, but all it really shows me is ven. Nanamoli's sense of self discipline and determination, wow i admire that. i couldn't even finish reading the book (i'll get back to it some day..i have it in thai too, ), its a massive text and quite an undertaking, kudos to him.
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