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Contradictions in Religion

Postby clw_uk » Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:34 pm

Do the Suttas in the Pali Canon have contradictiory passages? Has anyone ever come accross one?

I only ask because I was watching a Video the other day on the contradictions that crop up in most world religions and began thinking "Does the Canon have any of this?"
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Re: Contradictions in Religion

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:56 pm

He who sees others’ faults, and is ever irritable —
the defilements of such a one multiply.
He is far from the destruction of defilements. Dhp v 253

Should one see a wise man, who, like a revealer of treasure,
points out faults and reproves;
let one associate with such a wise person;
it will be better, not worse, for him who associates with such a one. Dhp v 76
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Re: Contradictions in Religion

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:05 am

I have never noticed any! but the Dhp verses above do superficial appear to be contradicting, but they are about two different people, one who is calm and the other who is irritable.
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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