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Australian Brahmic Buddhism

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Re: Australian Brahmic Buddhism

Postby PeterB » Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:33 pm

I think his doctrinal departure and his unilateral decision to ordain Bhikkhunis are all of a piece psychologically.
The latter is an acting out of the former.

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Re: Australian Brahmic Buddhism

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Re: Australian Brahmic Buddhism

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Re: Australian Brahmic Buddhism

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Re: Australian Brahmic Buddhism

Postby mikenz66 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:02 am

Thanks Geoff,

As you have probably gathered, I agree with you, though I guess it is always prudent to be aware that the compilers and commentators of the Canon can make errors (which various modern commentators turn up from time to time).

:anjali:
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Re: Australian Brahmic Buddhism

Postby Dan74 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:08 am

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Re: Australian Brahmic Buddhism

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Re: Australian Brahmic Buddhism

Postby PeterB » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:39 am

I think Adeh that if we label all plainly expressed views with which we disagree as " venom" we risk falling into a breach of right speech...

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Re: Australian Brahmic Buddhism

Postby adeh » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:42 am

I wasn't talking about the views, I was talking about the tone....

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Re: Australian Brahmic Buddhism

Postby adeh » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:45 am

I haven't communicated with Ajahn Brahm, but I have with both Bhikkhu Sujato and Ajahn Bramali and they are two very kind men who take the time to answer peoples questions....

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Re: Australian Brahmic Buddhism

Postby PeterB » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:48 am

Which unless you are telepathic you cannot detect. You are " hearing" a tone that YOU project.
It could be being voiced with great sadness, great compassion, humorous detachment, concern...we dont know do we ?

Its just pixels on a screen...we give it life.

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Re: Australian Brahmic Buddhism

Postby adeh » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:55 am

Yeah...what ever you say Peter....

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Re: Australian Brahmic Buddhism

Postby bodom » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:56 am

:focus:

:anjali:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: Australian Brahmic Buddhism

Postby pilgrim » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:35 am

What makes one a Theravadin? Do I have to unequivocally accept all 3 baskets, everything in the Commentaries, the Visuddhimagga and also reject the idea of bhikkhuni ordination? :rolleye:

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Re: Australian Brahmic Buddhism

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Re: Australian Brahmic Buddhism

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Re: Australian Brahmic Buddhism

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Re: Australian Brahmic Buddhism

Postby Sylvester » Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:38 am

Hmm, why draw the line artificially at the Psm and Abhidhamma? What about the Classical Mahaviharins who insist that the Vsm and the Commentaries and Tikas should also be included in received Theravada? What about the other camp who argues that "Theravada" is simply a Vinaya ordination lineage, and not a doctrinal one?

I shudder to think that Ajahn Chah and Ven Nanananda have fallen between the cracks, based on this definition. The definition is not without its utility, but I think it only functions as such as an academic comparison between the different Schools. The Mahavihara position may well be taken to be one vein of Theravada, as I don't see the label as being anything more than a convenient identifier for people who prefer to work with the Pali Canon, or the parts of the Pali Canon they deem to have soteriological value.

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Re: Australian Brahmic Buddhism

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Re: Australian Brahmic Buddhism

Postby cooran » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:05 am

---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---


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