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Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths. What can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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Any comments on this thread

Postby adosa » Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:29 pm

Greetings,

Here's a thread from e-sangha that has been on my mind for awhile now. If what Robert and Kevin are saying is true then my practice has been way off base. I've also asked what then do they recommend and I'm still a bit fuzzy.

Any thoughts

adosa

http://www.lioncity.net/buddhism/index. ... 86236&st=0
"To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas" - Dhammapada 183

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Re: Any comments on this thread

Postby genkaku » Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:04 pm

Adosa -- Do you think you could sum up here the issues and answers you find difficult?
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Postby mikenz66 » Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:15 pm

Hi adosa,

I was referring to those threads in my post here:
viewtopic.php?f=17&t=1151

Genkaku: In brief, the claim is that most meditation techniques as currently taught are ineffective because the meditator is trying to "get something" or "develop something" and in the process just enhances a sense of self.

In his latest post on the thread that Adosa linked to Alexander (Kevin) states that he did several retreats under Mahasi-tradition teachers but after his study of Abhidhamma decided that he was not, in fact, making the progress his teachers told him he was.

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Re: Any comments on this thread

Postby Ben » Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:02 pm

I disagree with Alexander's assessment and I would have recommended to him to persevere with his meditative practice.
“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: Any comments on this thread

Postby genkaku » Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:13 pm

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Postby Ben » Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:35 pm

Spot on, Adam!
“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: Any comments on this thread

Postby adosa » Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:19 pm

Sorry. I could have boiled it down a bit and thanks to Mike for doing so. Also, my apologies for overlooking Mike already bringing the subject up here.




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