The Buddha via the Bible

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Kusala
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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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"He, the Blessed One, is indeed the Noble Lord, the Perfectly Enlightened One;
He is impeccable in conduct and understanding, the Serene One, the Knower of the Worlds;
He trains perfectly those who wish to be trained; he is Teacher of gods and men; he is Awake and Holy. "

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"The Dhamma is well-expounded by the Blessed One,
Apparent here and now, timeless, encouraging investigation,
Leading to liberation, to be experienced individually by the wise. "

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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:
Kim

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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.


Kind regards

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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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