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Panel Discussion

Postby Ben » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:42 am

Including Atheist, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist and Catholic contributors fielding questions from the studio and online audience.
On now: http://www.abc.net.au/tv/qanda/
A transcript and streaming/download link to follow for non aussie members.
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Re: Panel Discussion

Postby James the Giant » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:56 am

They first asked Ajahn Brahm to be the Buddhist representative, but he couldn't because he is taking a retreat at Jhana Grove at the moment.
Interesting that they chose these people... a Jewish Atheist to represent Judaism... the controversial Ajahn Brahm to represent Buddhism...
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Re: Panel Discussion

Postby daverupa » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:01 am

Always disappointing when Mahayana stands in place of the Dhamma as representative of Buddhism, but it seems to be the way of it with these sorts of things.

/ :soap:

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Re: Panel Discussion

Postby Ben » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:08 am

I don't mind Venerable Robina (Vajrayana) as the Buddhist representative.
She has a bit of a profile in this country having set up a very successful prison program.
Venerable is very down to earth, gutsy and pragmatic.
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Re: Panel Discussion

Postby James the Giant » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:11 am

daverupa wrote:Always disappointing when Mahayana stands in place of the Dhamma as representative of Buddhism, but it seems to be the way of it with these sorts of things.

/ :soap:

:meditate:

Um, I know this is a Theravada forum and all, but that sounds like you're saying Mahayana is not Dhamma.
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Re: Panel Discussion

Postby daverupa » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:16 am

James the Giant wrote:
daverupa wrote:Always disappointing when Mahayana stands in place of the Dhamma as representative of Buddhism, but it seems to be the way of it with these sorts of things.

/ :soap:

:meditate:

Um, I know this is a Theravada forum and all, but that sounds like you're saying Mahayana is not Dhamma.


When taken in the aggregate, in includes a lot which isn't, but I don't think that's in dispute anywhere. My disappointment arises over the dilution.
    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
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Re: Panel Discussion

Postby Ben » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:20 pm

and if you watched the panel discussion, Dave, I think your concerns would be allayed.
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Re: Panel Discussion

Postby Nyorai » Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:54 am

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