We know about the Dhamma because of the suttas.

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Re: We know about the Dhamma because of the suttas.

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:27 am

Greetings,

The suttas are cool.

8-)

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Retro. :)
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Re: We know about the Dhamma because of the suttas.

Postby alan » Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:29 am

Damn straight they are Retro!

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Re: We know about the Dhamma because of the suttas.

Postby Spiny Norman » Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:16 am

"My religion is very simple - my religion is ice-cream."
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Re: We know about the Dhamma because of the suttas.

Postby daverupa » Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:19 pm

:candle: :buddha1: [D][M][_S_][_A_][__K__] :buddha1: :candle:

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Re: We know about the Dhamma because of the suttas.

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Re: We know about the Dhamma because of the suttas.

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:candle: :buddha1: [][M][..S..][1..11][] :buddha1: :candle:

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Re: We know about the Dhamma because of the suttas.

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Re: We know about the Dhamma because of the suttas.

Postby santa100 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:58 pm

Oh sorry, guess my decoding of Dave's message makes it worse... :smile: They're the 5 Great Books: Digha, Majjhima, etc..

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Re: We know about the Dhamma because of the suttas.

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Re: We know about the Dhamma because of the suttas.

Postby polarbear101 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:33 am

"I don't envision a single thing that, when developed & cultivated, leads to such great benefit as the mind. The mind, when developed & cultivated, leads to great benefit."

"I don't envision a single thing that, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about such suffering & stress as the mind. The mind, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about suffering & stress."

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Re: We know about the Dhamma because of the suttas.

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Re: We know about the Dhamma because of the suttas.

Postby alan » Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:13 am

Perhaps this is just my prejudice, but I'm of the opinion that a basic understanding of the suttas is a necessity for anyone who is serious about the path.
Ignoring them, or, even worse, assuming you know better, is just a sign of ignorance.

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