Two truths theory. Did Buddha teach it?

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Re: Two truths theory. Did Buddha teach it?

Postby acinteyyo » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:21 pm

Ah... okay thanks Mike, Chris and Alex, finally I got it.
And yet already time for me to leave the fields of hairsplitting...

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Re: Two truths theory. Did Buddha teach it?

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:13 pm

"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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Re: Two truths theory. Did Buddha teach it?

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:49 pm

... and I see different frames of reference...

Metta,
Retro. :)
"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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Re: Two truths theory. Did Buddha teach it?

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:42 am

And it is not at all clear what rertro and daverupa are talking about.

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Re: Two truths theory. Did Buddha teach it?

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:17 am

:jawdrop:

:goodpost:

Out of interest, what is the antonym of the "abhi" prefix... would it be "hina"?

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"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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Re: Two truths theory. Did Buddha teach it?

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:43 am

Greetings,

"Two truths theory. Did Buddha teach it?" (OP question)

“Truth is one and there is no second truth.” (Buddha, Sn 884)

So much for that "theory" then... well said, Buddha.

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"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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Re: Two truths theory. Did Buddha teach it?

Postby cooran » Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:02 am

Hello Retrofuturist,

Could you please give a link to where you found this, and which Vagga it is from? Please also give the whole sutta.

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"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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