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Buddhayana

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Re: Buddhayana

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:39 am



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Buddhayana

Postby clw_uk » Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:40 pm

Greetings Peter


I wouldnt say that, i would say it comes from his own personal glimpse of how un-Buddhist practices have crept into Theravada Buddhism, and so shows his resolve to want to get back to Buddhadhamma as the Buddha himself taught it and not what tradition, that has been accumulated over centuries, told him how he should teach it

For example at that time the tradition was not to teach Suññatā to the lay but Ajahn Buddhadasa broke with this and taught Suññatā to lay people, is this not Buddhadhamma?


But of course your free to decide which teachers you feel teach the Buddhadhamma best


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Re: Buddhayana

Postby kc2dpt » Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:47 pm

- Peter


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Re: Buddhayana

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Re: Buddhayana

Postby clw_uk » Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:09 pm

Sadly because of copyright i cant quote the relevant passage so i will have to paraphrase




basicaly it states that Ajahn Buddhadasa was not concerned with petty doctrinal arguments between schools but instead seeked out Buddhayana or the original Dhamma which is at the heart of all schools


It also states that those who cling to dogmatism and narrow-mindness suffer while Suññatā sets people free


This is all from the preface written by santikaro bhikkhu, so while not Ajahn Buddhadasa's words, they do represent his stance since santikaro bhikkhu was his disciple


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Re: Buddhayana

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