Sects & Sectarianism. The origins of Buddhist Schools

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Sects & Sectarianism. The origins of Buddhist Schools

Postby Hoja » Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:46 am

Hi All,
I just like to share this text by Bhikkhu Sujato that I've found in the web:
http://sectsandsectarianism.googlepages.com/home

I've found it really interesting, but I would love to see your thoughts.
Hernán
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Re: Sects & Sectarianism. The origins of Buddhist Schools

Postby jcsuperstar » Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:34 am

i never finished the book(i was reading it in the middle of moving and it just never got finished) ... but i liked what i read
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Re: Sects & Sectarianism. The origins of Buddhist Schools

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:07 am

Tantrayogi wrote:Hi All,
I just like to share this text by Bhikkhu Sujato that I've found in the web:
http://sectsandsectarianism.googlepages.com/home

I've found it really interesting, but I would love to see your thoughts.
Hernán


Interesting stuff. Not the final word, but Ven Sujato is always worth reading, even if one does not agree with him.

(Interesting headgear.)
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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Re: Sects & Sectarianism. The origins of Buddhist Schools

Postby Dmytro » Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:29 am

Hi,

There's a fundamental book:

Buddhist Sects In India
by Nalinaksha Dutt

http://books.google.com/books?id=tK-nRX ... frontcover

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Re: Sects & Sectarianism. The origins of Buddhist Schools

Postby appicchato » Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:05 am

tiltbillings wrote:(Interesting headgear.)


Uh huh...
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Re: Sects & Sectarianism. The origins of Buddhist Schools

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:30 am

appicchato wrote:
tiltbillings wrote:(Interesting headgear.)


Uh huh...


It looks like a bucket.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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Re: Sects & Sectarianism. The origins of Buddhist Schools

Postby jcsuperstar » Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:04 am

it looks fabulous!!!!
สัพเพ สัตตา สุขีตา โหนตุ

the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat
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Re: Sects & Sectarianism. The origins of Buddhist Schools

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:08 am

jcsuperstar wrote:it looks fabulous!!!!


Maybe it protection against visiting United States governors.

But to make a point relevant to the subject I would highly recommend Rupert Gethin's THE FOUNDATIONS OF BUDDHISM. It is a recent work, easily and inexpensively gotten, with and up to date in terms of historical scholarship.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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Re: Sects & Sectarianism. The origins of Buddhist Schools

Postby Hoja » Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:28 pm

tiltbillings wrote:
appicchato wrote:
tiltbillings wrote:(Interesting headgear.)


Uh huh...


It looks like a bucket.

:-) Yeap, it's a bucket. It was a boring day in the office.
Sorry about the off-topic.
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Re: Sects & Sectarianism. The origins of Buddhist Schools

Postby kc2dpt » Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:17 pm

Look out! It's Dark Helmet! Image
- Peter

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Re: Sects & Sectarianism. The origins of Buddhist Schools

Postby clw_uk » Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:06 pm

I dont know if that book is accurate. On page 23 it states that there were Mahayana sutras around during the 2nd council and that Mahadeva was influenced by Vijnanavada thought which came around hundereds of years after he was dead


Unless im wrong?
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Re: Sects & Sectarianism. The origins of Buddhist Schools

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:53 pm

clw_uk wrote:I dont know if that book is accurate. On page 23 it states that there were Mahayana sutras around during the 2nd council and that Mahadeva was influenced by Vijnanavada thought which came around hundereds of years after he was dead


Unless im wrong?


And what book is this?
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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