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What does Buddhadasa say about emptiness? - Dhamma Wheel

What does Buddhadasa say about emptiness?

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What does Buddhadasa say about emptiness?

Postby Individual » Sat Jul 11, 2009 2:30 am

I am curious. For those familiar with Buddhadasa, what has he written, if anything, about emptiness?

I am particularly interested if he critiques Mahayana and Theravada views. Does he uphold the Five Aggregates as "paramatha" and defend the notion of "svabhava," as traditional monastics do?
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Re: What does Buddhadasa say about emptiness?

Postby jcsuperstar » Sat Jul 11, 2009 2:45 am

Heartwood of the Bodhi Tree is all about this



"In this remarkable book, Ajahn Buddhadasa teaches us beautifully, profoundly, and simply the meaning of sunnata, or voidness, which is a thread that links every great school of Buddhism....He teaches us the truth of this voidness with the same directness and simplicity with which he invites us into his forest." — from the foreword by Jack Kornfield
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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: What does Buddhadasa say about emptiness?

Postby Individual » Sat Jul 11, 2009 2:47 am

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Re: What does Buddhadasa say about emptiness?

Postby mikenz66 » Sat Jul 11, 2009 3:27 am

Yes, that's from the book. As it says in the introductory materail to the book, voidness was his particular "thing" and he was discouraged from teaching it to lay people. The book is certainly worth reading.

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Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Thu Jul 16, 2009 5:46 am

I enjoyed excerpts from the essay too.

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