robertk wrote:one no longer doubts truths like kamma or rebirth
nibbuti wrote:Are you aware that the doubt hindrance (vicikicchā), as the Buddha taught it, is specifically about wholesome & unwholesome states (dhammas) and their causes, in the sense of the four noble truths, which doesn't have to include just any dogma or view that is considered 'Buddhist'?
In the Dhammasangani the fetter of doubt includes doubt about the Buddha, the Dhamma, the Sangha, the training, the past and future, and idapaccayata. I think most of these are mentioned in various suttas too.
If someone's abandoned doubts about the Buddha and now has "unshakable faith" in him (one of the attributes of a stream enterer according to the Datthabba Sutta), I shouldn't imagine she'd have any hesitation at all in accepting Buddhist dogmas.
I mean don't you think it would be a bit odd for a person of unshakable faith to say: "Gotama may have had some cool things to say about the four truths, but I think he was must have been having a bad hair day when he taught all that kamma and rebirth baloney" ?
"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this: 'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I.'http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html