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Simile of the Raft

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths. What can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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Simile of the Raft

Postby clw_uk » Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:49 pm

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Re: Simile of the Raft

Postby Fede » Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:52 pm

Every aspect is grasped at, in some way or another, to begin with.
Every aspect is let go of, in all ways, to end with.

(simply because you let go, it doesn't mean you've "let go". It just means you've - 'let go'. ;) )

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"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

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Re: Simile of the Raft

Postby mountain » Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:02 am

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Re: Simile of the Raft

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:34 am

Greetings Craig,

The word "Dhamma" in this phrase can also be translated as little d "dhamma", signifying phenomenon. However, the way it is worded in this translation (whose translation is it?) has been rendered in such a way that it precludes the (little d) "dhamma" interpretation.

I believe this is referring to non-becoming, particularly applied during meditation practice. We should let go of fine-states of becoming, to say nothing of the coarser states.

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Re: Simile of the Raft

Postby genkaku » Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:10 pm

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Re: Simile of the Raft

Postby clw_uk » Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:08 pm

Thank you all

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