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Classical Theravada Theology

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Classical Theravada Theology

Postby nathan » Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:18 am

How does classical Theravada structure it's thinking about divinities and divine realms? What are the correct attitudes for a disciple to adopt towards these kinds of beings and realms? Does this thinking qualify it as a theology or not?
But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}

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Re: Classical Theravada Theology

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Re: Classical Theravada Theology

Postby nathan » Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:23 pm

Another good introductory essay is:
Buddhism and the God-idea by Nyanaponika Thera
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... didea.html

Is there a Theravada Abhidhamma version of this kind of T'ien T'ai chart?
The Realm of Heaven - A Map
http://www.tientai.net/teachings/dharma ... venmap.htm
But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}

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Re: Classical Theravada Theology

Postby kc2dpt » Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:22 pm

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