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Postby alan... » Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:18 am

the idea supposedly could have roots in a quote from the :

"Luminous, monks, is the mind.[1] And it is defiled by incoming defilements." {I,v,9}

"Luminous, monks, is the mind. And it is freed from incoming defilements." {I,v,10}

"Luminous, monks, is the mind. And it is defiled by incoming defilements. The uninstructed run-of-the-mill person doesn't discern that as it actually is present, which is why I tell you that — for the uninstructed run-of-the-mill person — there is no development of the mind." {I,vi,1}

"Luminous, monks, is the mind. And it is freed from incoming defilements. The well-instructed disciple of the noble ones discerns that as it actually is present, which is why I tell you that — for the well-instructed disciple of the noble ones — there is development of the mind." {I,vi,2}"*


that being said, buddha nature is what allows the idea of instant awakening in other traditions. that if you are already technically a buddha, you can just see it all at once and be enlightened. does this idea have any validity in theravada or would this kind of thing be considered generally impossible? is there any other equivalency of buddha nature in theravada?

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"Pabhassara Sutta: Luminous" (AN 1.49-52), translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Access to Insight, 17 April 2011, http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html . Retrieved on 28 February 2013.

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Postby cooran » Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:46 am

Hello Alan,

Buddhanature has been discussed previously:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=3878

and there are a number of other threads also which may be of assistance if a search is done.

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Actually, in practice, it is the buddhist variant of "soul" :sage:

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Thanks Ñāṇa and tiltbillings

I guess how "soul" is used also varies greatly. Are they a good match?

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