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Favouring Mahāsāṃghika Scriptures

Textual analysis and comparative discussion on early Buddhist sects and texts.
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Re: Favouring Mahāsāṃghika Scriptures

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:08 pm



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: Favouring Mahāsāṃghika Scriptures

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:39 pm



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 …
...
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: Favouring Mahāsāṃghika Scriptures

Postby ancientbuddhism » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:54 pm

I say, beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes.” – Henry David Thoreau, Walden, 1854

Secure your own mask before assisting others. – NORTHWEST AIRLINES (Pre-Flight Instruction)



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