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Re: Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism

Postby Individual » Sun Jul 05, 2009 6:54 am

Thanks for that quote, Tiltbillings. I think I remember seeing somebody posting that before. I'm a bit skeptical that there's seriously a discernible difference between advaita and advaya. I'd like to know on what basis Guenther says that.

With that said, in Suzuki Roshi's Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, I remember him saying that reality is not two and not one.
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Re: Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism

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Re: Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism

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"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
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Re: Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:24 am

And you make my point of the msg that precedes your, you really do not address Guenther's point.

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Re: Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism

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"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
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Re: Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism

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Re: Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism

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"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
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Re: Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:39 am

Yes the rather unfortunate fixation on a dictionary reading of adavita, ignoring how the tradition, past and living, define the term. You are still not addressing Guenther's point.

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Re: Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism

Postby christopher::: » Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:12 am

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"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
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Re: Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism

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Re: Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism

Postby Individual » Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:37 am

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Re: Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:23 am

For all the above stated in the immediately above msg, still no one is addressing Guenther's point. Lot of inappropriate huffing and puffing about hostility. Oh, well.

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Re: Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism

Postby nathan » Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:37 am

I have recently been presenting my dependently originated causally compounded consciously conceptual considerations on these issues, in contradistinction to essentialist/eternalist conceptions here:

http://dharmaoverground.wetpaint.com/th ... +Amoral%3F

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But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}

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Re: Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism

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The best things in life aren't things.


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Re: Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism

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Re: Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism

Postby nathan » Mon Jul 06, 2009 2:18 am

Conceptions of an essence or eternal consciousness quality fail under the reality testing of direct examination and in no other way. Thus right view, 'all conditions are dependently originated', 'what arises passes', is both preliminary to the right path and ultimately conclusive in full release.

metta & upekkha
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But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}

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Re: Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism

Postby Individual » Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:28 am

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Re: Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism

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Re: Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism

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