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Disregarding the Suttas is the height of arrogance. - Dhamma Wheel

Disregarding the Suttas is the height of arrogance.

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Disregarding the Suttas is the height of arrogance.

Postby alan » Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:58 am

Friends,
Buddhism would not exist without the Suttas. You should read them, and make it your goal to understand. This is the basic starting point. Claiming to be a Buddhist without a basic knowledge of the fundamental teachings is just a fantasy. Don't indulge in fantasy. It will get you nowhere.

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Re: Disregarding the Suttas is the height of arrogance.

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Re: Disregarding the Suttas is the height of arrogance.

Postby alan » Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:23 am

Which means what?
Please respect the topic. Pointless jokes are a waste of my time.

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Re: Disregarding the Suttas is the height of arrogance.

Postby Javi » Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:50 am

Alan, as much as I appreciate your enthusiasm, why do you feel the need to post another thread with the same content as your previous one just six days ago? :thinking: Most people here read and respect the suttas, we may have different interpretations, but we all refer to them.
Vayadhammā saṅkhārā appamādena sampādethā — All things decay and disappoint, it is through vigilance that you succeed — Mahāparinibbāna Sutta

Tārakā timiraṃ dīpo māyāvaśyāya budbudaḥ supinaṃ vidyud abhraṃ ca evaṃ draṣṭavya saṃskṛtam — A shooting star, a clouding of the sight, a lamp, An illusion, a drop of dew, a bubble, A dream, a lightning’s flash, a thunder cloud — This is the way one should see the conditioned — Vajracchedikā Prajñāpāramitā

I have seen all things that are done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a chase after wind — Ecclesiastes 1.14

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Re: Disregarding the Suttas is the height of arrogance.

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:52 am

namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa

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Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: Disregarding the Suttas is the height of arrogance.

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Re: Disregarding the Suttas is the height of arrogance.

Postby marc108 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:45 am

"It's easy for us to connect with what's wrong with us... and not so easy to feel into, or to allow us, to connect with what's right and what's good in us."

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Re: Disregarding the Suttas is the height of arrogance.

Postby DAWN » Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:03 am

What is good interpretation ?
What is bad interpretation ?

Relativily to what, depending on what it become good or bad?
Sabbe dhamma anatta
We are not concurents...

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Re: Disregarding the Suttas is the height of arrogance.

Postby Doshin » Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:19 am

Knowing about dhamma, does not imply knowing dhamma

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Re: Disregarding the Suttas is the height of arrogance.

Postby Dan74 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:26 pm

I don't have a problem with people venerating the Suttas. Of course they are a means to the end, not the end in itself, but you could be venerating far worse things that that. Plus from venerating one is quite likely to apply them wholeheartedly. Not that the OP advocates venerating the Suttas.

I am also glad that many Mahayana teachers have come back to the Suttas. Not because it was essential but because it is helpful both to heal the rift between traditions and for Mahayana students themselves, many of whom, like me, find inspiration for our practice in the Pali canon.
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Re: Disregarding the Suttas is the height of arrogance.

Postby alan » Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:13 am

Oh, my. Doshin, please tell me how the Dhamma exists if the primary teachings do not exist.
They are our reference point. This seems so obvious it should not need to be mentioned, and yet, I hear some who claim otherwise.
Burden of proof is on you, fiend.


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