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Why Can't We Agree on ANYTHING?

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Re: Why Can't We Agree on ANYTHING?

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Re: Why Can't We Agree on ANYTHING?

Postby SarathW » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:00 pm

Hi Danie
The question raised is a good one. I had the same question with my own experience. The disagreements were there even in Buddha’s time. This is why I think that we have disagreements.
a) Not understanding or misunderstanding of Buddha’s word.
b) Trying to interpreted Teaching literally rather than through experience
c) Do not want to accept Buddha’s word as final. For example Great Vegetarian debate.
d) Doubt – one of the Fetters
e) Mana – one of the fetters least understood by many
f) Not serious about Dhamma but just to have a conversation
g) In Buddhism no external agency to put the blame on things. We are responsible for our own action. This is very hard to accept. We always think that it is someone else fault
h) ...................

By attaining Sotapanna all this doubt will come to an end!
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Re: Why Can't We Agree on ANYTHING?

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Re: Why Can't We Agree on ANYTHING?

Postby SarathW » Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:07 pm

Having said that why I think people dispute and disagree, I did not mean to say that I am free from all those defilements.
I am aware of them and continue to work to eliminate them. For example “Mana” will be completely eradicated by only on attaining Arhantship.
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Why Can't We Agree on ANYTHING?

Postby Alex123 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:53 pm

"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."


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