The Buddha via the Bible

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The Buddha via the Bible

Postby Kusala » Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:45 am

Another great Dhamma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

http://www.dhammatalks.org/Archive/Writ ... eBible.pdf
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Homage to the Buddha
Thus indeed, is that Blessed One: He is the Holy One, fully enlightened, endowed with clear vision and virtuous conduct, sublime, the Knower of the worlds, the incomparable leader of men to be tamed, the teacher of gods and men, enlightened and blessed.

Homage to the Teachings
The Dhamma of the Blessed One is perfectly expounded; to be seen here and now; not delayed in
time; inviting one to come and see; onward leading (to Nibbana); to be known by the wise, each for himself.
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Re: The Buddha via the Bible

Postby Kim OHara » Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:24 am

:goodpost:
Formidable!
Illuminating, too.
:namaste:
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Re: The Buddha via the Bible

Postby ground » Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:49 am

Kusala wrote:Another great Dhamma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.


A teacher's job is also to inspire. If he succeeds then so much the better.


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Re: The Buddha via the Bible

Postby daverupa » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:01 am

The last paragraph of page 30 until the end were delightful.
    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]
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