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What if a commentary contradicts a sutta? - Dhamma Wheel

What if a commentary contradicts a sutta?

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What if a commentary contradicts a sutta?

Postby jameswang » Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:02 am

In , it says that "Within these forums the Pali Tipitaka and its commentaries are for discussion purposes treated as authoritative."

What if a commentary contradicts a sutta?

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Re: What if a commentary contradicts a sutta?

Postby Ben » Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:13 am

The guidelines are there to ensure that the discussion is focused on developing or assisting others to develop their understanding of the Classical Theravada pov, meaning that pov that do not represent the classical theravada are off-topic in that forum.
Where a commentary and a sutta are at odds - it can be a fruitful area of enquiry in that forum.
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Re: What if a commentary contradicts a sutta?

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Re: What if a commentary contradicts a sutta?

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:36 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

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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