Disregarding the Suttas is the height of arrogance.

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Re: Disregarding the Suttas is the height of arrogance.

Postby alan » Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:42 am

And no, it is not intuitive awareness. If that were true, we'd all be awakened. The Buddha said his Dhamma is deep, hard to fathom, to be understood by the wise. It goes against the grain. That's why we need to read the original teachings, and try our best to understand.

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Re: Disregarding the Suttas is the height of arrogance.

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:49 am

Alan,

Intuitive Awareness is the title of a book by Ven Sumedho.

http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/intui ... reness.pdf

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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 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:52 am

No disrespect to him, but do you think that is an appropriate understanding?
I've found nothing in the Suttas to back up this concept.

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Re: Disregarding the Suttas is the height of arrogance.

Postby alan » Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:54 am

What is the Pali word for intuitive awareness?

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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 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:48 am

Agreed.

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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 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:58 am

Original source for everything is the Suttas. Without the words of the Buddha, we would be nowhere.
This is a basic fact!

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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.

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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 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:17 am

Doesn't prove the point. I stand by the original post.

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Re: Disregarding the Suttas is the height of arrogance.

Postby Bakmoon » Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:18 pm

To me at least, the suttas are a kind of measuring stick. When we hear various teachings, we check them against the suttas to see if they are consistent. If they are, then that teacher is safe to learn from, but if they contradict the suttas, it should raise a red flag and tell us that we should exercise some caution with that particular teacher.

I don't think it is a healthy attitude however to insist that everything a teacher says has to be derivable directly from the suttas as of course, the suttas don't have a lot of detail. Consistency should be our standard, not derivability.
The non-doing of any evil,
The performance of what's skillful,
The cleansing of one's own mind:
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Re: Disregarding the Suttas is the height of arrogance.

Postby danieLion » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:55 am

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