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The questions of king milinda

Postby bodom » Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:51 pm

So is it considered part of the canon or not? I have seen conflicting answers. Is there a general consensus?

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Re: The questions of king milinda

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:04 pm

bodom_bad_boy wrote:So is it considered part of the canon or not? I have seen conflicting answers. Is there a general consensus?

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Only in Burma is it included as part of the Canon.
    >> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<<
    -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

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Re: The questions of king milinda

Postby bodom » Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:08 pm

tiltbillings wrote:
bodom_bad_boy wrote:So is it considered part of the canon or not? I have seen conflicting answers. Is there a general consensus?

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Only in Burma is it included as part of the Canon.


Thank you.

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This is our foundation: to have sati, recollection, and sampajañña, self-awareness, whether standing, walking, sitting, or reclining. Whatever arises, just leave it be, don't cling to it. Be it like or dislike, happiness or suffering, doubt or certainty... Don't try to label everything, just know it. See that all the things that arise in the mind are simply sensations. They are transient. They arise, exist and cease. That's all there is to them, they have no self or being, they are neither ''us'' nor ''them.'' They are not worthy of clinging to, any of them. - Ajahn Chah

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Re: The questions of king milinda

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:36 pm

A great book, answering good questions with some good answers. Bhikkhu Pesala has an online PDF of it here:

http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/milinda.pdf


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