Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
It doesn't get any more ancient than this.
Thank you Bhante but my knowledge of Pali is so poor that it is effectively non-existent. I would love to learn Pali one day.
Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:I do have access to Bhikkhu Bodhi's notes on the Majjhimanikāya. There are only three on this sutta.
Thank you Bhante for your kind efforts transcribing Bhikkhu Bodhi's notes for me. My copy of Bhikkhu Bodhi's translation of the MN (as is most of my Dhamma books) is at my on-site residence which is 100km away.
Cittasanto wrote:Hi Ben have you tried using A2I online vism? or looking at Venerable Pasalas site for something? I searched BPS and they dont seam to have anything, however if there is something specific you would like to read from the MN notes I can look it up for you
i actually forgot about the A2I online Vism! That will be handy. I do have a pdf of the Vism on my work computer but I will not be returning to work until Wednesday. Thank you for your kind offer.
The reason I asked was because I am having a drawn out discussion with a local Vajrayana teacher who seems to be imputing that the Buddha's teachings of anatta negates his teachings on kamma. I referenced MN 135 and his reply made me wonder whether there was something I was missing as to the meaning of the sutta or whether my Vajra friend was reading more into the sutta than I believe is there.
Thank you for your kind offer, Cittasanto.
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- Cormac McCarthy, The Road
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725Compassionate Hands Foundation
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