The questions of king milinda

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The questions of king milinda

Postby bodom » Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:51 pm

So is it considered part of the canon or not? I have seen conflicting answers. Is there a general consensus?

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Re: The questions of king milinda

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:04 pm

bodom_bad_boy wrote:So is it considered part of the canon or not? I have seen conflicting answers. Is there a general consensus?

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Only in Burma is it included as part of the Canon.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.
"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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Re: The questions of king milinda

Postby bodom » Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:08 pm

tiltbillings wrote:
bodom_bad_boy wrote:So is it considered part of the canon or not? I have seen conflicting answers. Is there a general consensus?

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Only in Burma is it included as part of the Canon.


Thank you.

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Re: The questions of king milinda

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:36 pm

A great book, answering good questions with some good answers. Bhikkhu Pesala has an online PDF of it here:

http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/milinda.pdf
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