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What is right view?

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths. What can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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Re: What is right view?

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Re: What is right view?

Postby Cafael Dust » Sun Dec 06, 2009 4:56 pm

I always thought that the beauty of Buddha's teachings was that unlike many other philosophies, which attempt to tell you what right view and right action is in all situations, Buddha explains that there IS a right view, and gives you a practice leading to its realisation. He explains some wrong views to avoid, but doesn't tell you exactly what is correct to think or do, because he realises that there's no one fixed view for an unconditioned existence.
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Re: What is right view?

Postby seanpdx » Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:54 pm

"The Notion Of Ditthi in Theravada Buddhism", Paul Fuller, 2005

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Re: What is right view?

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Re: What is right view?

Postby Cafael Dust » Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:37 pm

Not twice, not three times, not once,
the wheel is turning.

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Re: What is right view?

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Re: What is right view?

Postby mikenz66 » Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:39 pm

Hi Sean,

Thank you very much for posting the extract. That expresses (much more clearly) what I have tried to say in earlier posts:
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=2689&start=60#p39494
"...right view not being a particular view. Just having wisdom operating..."
as evidenced by various stories about teachers such as Ajahn Chah:
http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.ph ... 622#p36595
"...As Ajahn Tiradhammo tells it, Ajahn Chah didn't have a "view" or a "method", he just responded with wisdom."

I must pick up the book at my library and read the rest of it...

Metta
Mike

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Re: What is right view?

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