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The wholesome conduct of a Buddha and its effects

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths. What can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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The wholesome conduct of a Buddha and its effects

Postby Prasadachitta » Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:43 am

Wholesome conduct leads to a greater degree of contentment and joy in the life of one who practices it. This is part of what Buddhism teaches. I think we can all agree that it generally leads to a greater degree of contentment and joy in the lives of others. From an objective point of view the Buddha appears to have acted in a profoundly wholesome way. He appears to have been immensely kind and forgiving to a degree which is nothing short of magical.

Do you feel that what we inherit from the Buddha goes deeper than the oral teaching he left behind?
How do you feel about the effects of the conduct of an enlightened mind as apposed to the wholesome conduct of a mind with limited and afflicted goals?
Does the thought of that a being who is totally liberated from self concern manifesting immensely gracious behavior make you glad?


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"Beautifully taught is the Lord's Dhamma, immediately apparent, timeless, of the nature of a personal invitation, progressive, to be attained by the wise, each for himself." Anguttara Nikaya V.332

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Postby retrofuturist » Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:54 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)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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"Beautifully taught is the Lord's Dhamma, immediately apparent, timeless, of the nature of a personal invitation, progressive, to be attained by the wise, each for himself." Anguttara Nikaya V.332

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Postby retrofuturist » Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:06 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)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Postby Prasadachitta » Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:54 am

"Beautifully taught is the Lord's Dhamma, immediately apparent, timeless, of the nature of a personal invitation, progressive, to be attained by the wise, each for himself." Anguttara Nikaya V.332

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Postby kc2dpt » Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:22 pm

- Peter


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- Peter


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