Are Malas a form of garland?

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Re: Are Malas a form of garland?

Postby gendun » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:14 pm

Thank you for your considerate reply Lonesome Yoghurt.


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Re: Are Malas a form of garland?

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:19 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 …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Are Malas a form of garland?

Postby gendun » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:34 pm

Probably best if we forget that I asked.
As I said doing a Vipassana retreat piqued my interest in the Theravada.
But I seem to have unwittingly provoked a response that I certainly did not intend.
Sorry to have bothered you.

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Re: Are Malas a form of garland?

Postby badscooter » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:37 pm

"whatever one frequently thinks and ponders upon will be the inclination of one's mind"

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Re: Are Malas a form of garland?

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:27 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.

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Re: Are Malas a form of garland?

Postby Mr Man » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:38 pm

Cittasanto. Why don't you give it a break. Can't you help youself?

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Re: Are Malas a form of garland?

Postby badscooter » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:39 pm

"whatever one frequently thinks and ponders upon will be the inclination of one's mind"

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Re: Are Malas a form of garland?

Postby badscooter » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:54 pm

"whatever one frequently thinks and ponders upon will be the inclination of one's mind"

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Re: Are Malas a form of garland?

Postby Alobha » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:13 pm

@ Moderation: Please close my thread.

I have specifically asked about what the precept is saying. Cittasanto made a good point, one needs to be careful not to bend the Dhamma to fit one's own preferences (or subtle desires), which I'm careful not to do in the case of the precepts. I'm also aware that it's important to keep the intention/spirit of a rule in mind for a better understanding and to see "what matters".

Let's leave it at that.

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Re: Are Malas a form of garland?

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:23 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.


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