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Distorting the Dharma [Advice]

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths. What can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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Re: Distorting the Dharma [Advice]

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Re: Distorting the Dharma [Advice]

Postby dagon » Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:24 pm

You may find this article interesting and give you some ideas
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher- ... 6416991983

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Re: Distorting the Dharma [Advice]

Postby SDC » Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:23 pm

Well he did say—in the preceding paragraph—that he was adjusting them to show them as actions. So he isn’t trying to say they are the four noble truths. Let’s at least give him that. And he wouldn’t be the first to modify the dhamma in an attempt to simplify it, thereby obscuring it even further—that’s been happening for 2000 years. At least he admitted it beforehand which doesn’t completely mislead people. Having said that, his attempt is crap.

Some additional words for the university: When faced with such a massive body of literature (and a great deal of hot air) it is difficult to know what to choose to represent it. Obviously it is best to start with something simple. However Mr. Whateverhisface’s book has made a critical error with a concept that is supposed to represent the whole what the Buddha taught. Setting people up with confusing, streamlined information can make further understanding very daunting. I think it would be beneficial and responsible to provide material that does not take such careless risks and provides a bland and simple knowledge base which—contrary to popular belief—will better prepare people for what they will encounter if they choose to study further.

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Re: Distorting the Dharma [Advice]

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Re: Distorting the Dharma [Advice]

Postby nowheat » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:26 pm

I came up with:

1. Attend to suffering to understand its origins.
2. Practice letting go of its origins.
3. Experience the way suffering then stops.
4. Continue to cultivate these skills that stop the suffering.

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