"The Broken Buddha" by Ven.Dhammika and other scandals

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Re: "The Broken Buddha" by Ven.Dhammika and other scandals

Postby Dan74 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:55 pm

Perkele, while this is how it is likely to be perceived my intention was not to "team up against" anyone. Just recently Blackbird and I disagreed rather strongly. This is what happens on these fora a lot and some of it can be useful - we can learn from different perspectives.

Binocular is a frequent contributor and as such is bound to run into some disagreements. I don't think we should take them personally. What do you think?
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Re: "The Broken Buddha" by Ven.Dhammika and other scandals

Postby manas » Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:50 pm

Hi Perry

just a suggestion: I don't think your title accurately reflects the subject matter being discussed. 'The Broken Buddha' is a book, and it's neither a scandal, nor is it scandalous. 'Controversial' might be a more fitting term, imo. But really, many of the issues Ven. Dhammika raises are quite common knowledge nowadays. What would be scandalous, would be if he encouraged readers to abandon Buddhism on the basis of these problems - but he does no such thing, and in my case I will disclose that this book spurred me to delve more deeply into, and rely on, the Pali Canon as the ultimate authority in matters of doctrine, with individual teachers' primary role now being to help me understand and interpret it for myself. The end result of reading his book, has been a strengthening and deepening of my conviction in the Buddha Dhamma.

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Re: "The Broken Buddha" by Ven.Dhammika and other scandals

Postby Ben » Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:54 pm

manas wrote:Hi Perry

just a suggestion: I don't think your title accurately reflects the subject matter being discussed.


Various threads on the alleged misdeeds of others have been merged.
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Re: "The Broken Buddha" by Ven.Dhammika and other scandals

Postby manas » Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:12 am

Ben wrote:
manas wrote:Hi Perry

just a suggestion: I don't think your title accurately reflects the subject matter being discussed.


Various threads on the alleged misdeeds of others have been merged.
kind regards,

Ben


Ah, thanks for clarifying that Ben, I did not know.

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Re: "The Broken Buddha" by Ven.Dhammika and other scandals

Postby Ben » Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:42 am

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“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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