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Why at the 3rd council? - Dhamma Wheel

Why at the 3rd council?

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DarwidHalim
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Why at the 3rd council?

Postby DarwidHalim » Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:58 am

The gap between the 1st and 3rd council is about 250 years.

However, at the 1st and 2nd council, there is recitation of abidhamma Sutta to put it as a writing record.

Due to this abidhamma record as well, theravada was formed.

Does anybody know why abidhamma only came or recited after 250 years?
I am not here nor there.
I am not right nor wrong.
I do not exist neither non-exist.
I am not I nor non-I.
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To All Buddhas, I bow down for the teaching of emptiness. Thank You!

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Re: Why at the 3rd council?

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:04 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

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Re: Why at the 3rd council?

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Re: Why at the 3rd council?

Postby robertk » Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:53 pm

it was recited at the first council. But the katthavatthu , the fifth book, had to wait until the 3rd council until the various controversies that it refutes had taken hold.

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Re: Why at the 3rd council?

Postby Virgo » Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:18 pm

Thank you for that clarification, Robert.

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