Buddha talked to Acharn Mun?

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Re: Buddha talked to Acharn Mun?

Postby manas » Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:39 am

Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

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Postby lyndon taylor » Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:49 am

Hindsight is 20/20. So now we are condemning respected monks for smoking in the 50s when most people smoked and it wasn't even yet perceived as bad for your health, maybe we should be ridiculing him for not having a cellphone and computer like our modern venerables.......
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Re: Buddha talked to Acharn Mun?

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"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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Re: Buddha talked to Acharn Mun?

Postby manas » Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:40 pm

It just occurred to me that, maybe we ought to be careful not to level any accusations of having been deluded at Ajahn Mun, and instead only question the veracity of the biography. I think we had better be careful with our speech here.

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Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

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What a freaky picture.

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Re: Buddha talked to Acharn Mun?

Postby BlackBird » Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:26 pm

"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." -

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Re: Buddha talked to Acharn Mun?

Postby bodom » Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:47 pm

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

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With mindfulness immersed in the body
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Re: Buddha talked to Acharn Mun?

Postby mikenz66 » Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:42 am

Thanks Bhante,

Thank you for the comments about General Sarit. That is very interesting. I interpreted Ajahn Maha Bua's opposition to Thaksin to be connected with the conservatism that you spoke of. As I understand it, Thaksin is despised by the "Old School Money" sector of Thai society. Ajahn Maha Bua's opposition seemed somewhat ironic, given that Thaksin poured a lot of money into Isaan, and your comments are helpful in understanding the background.

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Re: Buddha talked to Acharn Mun?

Postby tiltbillings » Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:21 am

In light of what has been said above, I think it is not at all unreasonable to look at Maha Bua's "biography" as being more accurately a Buddhist hagiography, reflecting Maha Bua's idiosyncratic perspectives and visions. It is not that the book does not have any value in the Dhamma stories told and as an entertaining read, but where I see the real value is in the insight it offers into the sort of visionary impetus that gave rise to the Mahayana.

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Re: Buddha talked to Acharn Mun?

Postby BlackBird » Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:13 am

"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." -


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