is vipassana the main stream everywhere or just in the west?

A discussion on all aspects of Theravāda Buddhism
User avatar
Cittasanto
Posts: 6524
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:31 pm
Location: Ellan Vannin
Contact:

Re: is vipassana the main stream everywhere or just in the west?

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:39 pm



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

User avatar
Mr Man
Posts: 2873
Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:42 am

Re: is vipassana the main stream everywhere or just in the west?

Postby Mr Man » Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:50 pm


User avatar
mikenz66
Posts: 14947
Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:37 am
Location: New Zealand

Re: is vipassana the main stream everywhere or just in the west?

Postby mikenz66 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:51 pm


User avatar
Mr Man
Posts: 2873
Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:42 am

Re: is vipassana the main stream everywhere or just in the west?

Postby Mr Man » Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:59 pm


User avatar
Cittasanto
Posts: 6524
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:31 pm
Location: Ellan Vannin
Contact:

Re: is vipassana the main stream everywhere or just in the west?

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:21 pm



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

User avatar
Mr Man
Posts: 2873
Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:42 am

Re: is vipassana the main stream everywhere or just in the west?

Postby Mr Man » Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:25 pm


User avatar
Mr Man
Posts: 2873
Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:42 am

Re: is vipassana the main stream everywhere or just in the west?

Postby Mr Man » Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:34 pm


User avatar
Cittasanto
Posts: 6524
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:31 pm
Location: Ellan Vannin
Contact:

Re: is vipassana the main stream everywhere or just in the west?

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:51 pm



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

User avatar
Mr Man
Posts: 2873
Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:42 am

Re: is vipassana the main stream everywhere or just in the west?

Postby Mr Man » Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:32 pm


User avatar
tiltbillings
Posts: 23012
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:25 am

Re: is vipassana the main stream everywhere or just in the west?

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:51 pm


User avatar
Mr Man
Posts: 2873
Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:42 am

Re: is vipassana the main stream everywhere or just in the west?

Postby Mr Man » Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:59 pm


User avatar
tiltbillings
Posts: 23012
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:25 am

Re: is vipassana the main stream everywhere or just in the west?

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:10 pm


User avatar
Mr Man
Posts: 2873
Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:42 am

Re: is vipassana the main stream everywhere or just in the west?

Postby Mr Man » Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:42 pm


User avatar
tiltbillings
Posts: 23012
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:25 am

Re: is vipassana the main stream everywhere or just in the west?

Postby tiltbillings » Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:17 am


User avatar
Cittasanto
Posts: 6524
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:31 pm
Location: Ellan Vannin
Contact:

Re: is vipassana the main stream everywhere or just in the west?

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:21 am

MrMan,
Can you demonstrate any difference between what you have said about Goenka and any other teacher? Or evidence to support your claims I asked for clarification on earlier?


He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

User avatar
Mr Man
Posts: 2873
Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:42 am

Re: is vipassana the main stream everywhere or just in the west?

Postby Mr Man » Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:37 am


User avatar
Cittasanto
Posts: 6524
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:31 pm
Location: Ellan Vannin
Contact:

Re: is vipassana the main stream everywhere or just in the west?

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:12 am



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

SamKR
Posts: 968
Joined: Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:33 pm

Re: is vipassana the main stream everywhere or just in the west?

Postby SamKR » Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:59 am


User avatar
tiltbillings
Posts: 23012
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:25 am

Re: is vipassana the main stream everywhere or just in the west?

Postby tiltbillings » Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:02 am


User avatar
mikenz66
Posts: 14947
Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:37 am
Location: New Zealand

Re: is vipassana the main stream everywhere or just in the west?

Postby mikenz66 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:53 am



Return to “General Theravāda discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 30 guests

Google Saffron, Theravada Search Engine