A fruitful practice and nibbana, without the commentaries?

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Re: A fruitful practice and nibbana, without the commentaries?

Postby kc2dpt » Sun Mar 22, 2009 2:46 am

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Re: A fruitful practice and nibbana, without the commentaries?

Postby salmon » Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:29 am

did supposed arahants like Ajahn Mun & Mahasi Sayadaw refer to commentaries?
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Re: A fruitful practice and nibbana, without the commentaries?

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Re: A fruitful practice and nibbana, without the commentaries?

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Re: A fruitful practice and nibbana, without the commentaries?

Postby salmon » Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:52 am

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Re: A fruitful practice and nibbana, without the commentaries?

Postby kc2dpt » Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:17 pm

Remember, it's not just about if a person personally studies the commentaries. Everyone learns from a teacher. If that teacher teaches in line with the commentaries then you've still got a practice that's commentary based. The issues people have with commentaries is not that they don't want to read a particular book, but rather that they want to understand the teachings in a way that is at odds with the commentarial tradition.
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Re: A fruitful practice and nibbana, without the commentaries?

Postby gavesako » Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:03 pm

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Re: A fruitful practice and nibbana, without the commentaries?

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