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Did the Buddha teach that we have choice?

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths. What can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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Thag 1.20. Ajita - I do not fear death; nor do I long for life. I’ll lay down this body, aware and mindful.

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Good show acinteyyo! The importance of time-perspective in all this was also mentioned by Tinhtan in that excellent post: "Here the expression places on the result-end point of view." (and much other profound stuff in there as well). So this suggests a much broader, living, *useful* perspective that is available in "real time" that can negotiate skillfully through "uncertainty" or to put a more "positive" word to it - "possibilities" or "potential."
"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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Postby mikenz66 » Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:27 pm

Thanks acinteyyo,

Your points remind me of this sutta:
MN 101 Devadaha Sutta: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

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Re: Did the Buddha teach that we have choice?

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Moderator note: This thread, any number of pages ago, became a tail-chaser.
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At this point Ven Acinteyyo's astute observations above can be the final word in this thread.


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[EDIT: 11 Feb 2013 - Topic re-opened as the subject has arisen again and doesn't need to be started from scratch]


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