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How far back can you strip the Buddha's teachings?

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths. What can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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Re: How far back can you strip the Buddha's teachings?

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And what is right speech? Abstaining from lying, from divisive speech, from abusive speech, & from idle chatter: This is called right speech.

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Re: How far back can you strip the Buddha's teachings?

Postby BlackBird » Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:04 am

Hi all

This article might be worth a look in, as it pertains to the topics being discussed here:

A critique of "Buddhism with out Beliefs" by Stephen Batchelor - By Ven. Bhikkhu Punnadhammo
http://www.martinebatchelor.org/punnadhammo.htm
"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: How far back can you strip the Buddha's teachings?

Postby Paññāsikhara » Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:15 am

My recently moved Blog, containing some of my writings on the Buddha Dhamma, as well as a number of translations from classical Buddhist texts and modern authors, liturgy, etc.: .

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Re: How far back can you strip the Buddha's teachings?

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Re: How far back can you strip the Buddha's teachings?

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:36 am

Here's a critique by Bhikkhu Bodhi for the BB fans...

http://www.buddhistethics.org/5/batch1.htm

Mike

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Re: How far back can you strip the Buddha's teachings?

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Vision is Mind
Mind is Empty
Emptiness is Clear Light
Clear Light is Union
Union is Great Bliss

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Re: How far back can you strip the Buddha's teachings?

Postby Dan74 » Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:55 am

It's been said already, but the Dhamma can be stripped back to the bare minimum, of course. It just won't be enough for most of us.
For some very little has sufficed.

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Re: How far back can you strip the Buddha's teachings?

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With metta,
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Re: How far back can you strip the Buddha's teachings?

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Vision is Mind
Mind is Empty
Emptiness is Clear Light
Clear Light is Union
Union is Great Bliss

- Dawa Gyaltsen

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Re: How far back can you strip the Buddha's teachings?

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Vision is Mind
Mind is Empty
Emptiness is Clear Light
Clear Light is Union
Union is Great Bliss

- Dawa Gyaltsen

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Re: How far back can you strip the Buddha's teachings?

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Re: How far back can you strip the Buddha's teachings?

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Re: How far back can you strip the Buddha's teachings?

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Vision is Mind
Mind is Empty
Emptiness is Clear Light
Clear Light is Union
Union is Great Bliss

- Dawa Gyaltsen

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Re: How far back can you strip the Buddha's teachings?

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Vision is Mind
Mind is Empty
Emptiness is Clear Light
Clear Light is Union
Union is Great Bliss

- Dawa Gyaltsen

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Re: How far back can you strip the Buddha's teachings?

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Re: How far back can you strip the Buddha's teachings?

Postby Sanghamitta » Thu Oct 29, 2009 7:38 pm

Well said Catmoon. Its a strange world where things traditional have to be defended on a THERAVADA forum. Knee jerk anti traditionalism is as much a dead end as fossilised formalism. No one is forced to consider the claims of the Way Of The Elders, considering those claims is an entirely free choice, and those claims are best judged by their fruits. And the fruit is Ajahn Mun, Ajahn Lee, Ajahn Chah, Ajahn Sumedho, Bhikku Bodhi, Ajahn Brahm, Ajahn Munindo etc etc.
The going for refuge is the door of entrance to the teachings of the Buddha.

Bhikku Bodhi.

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Re: How far back can you strip the Buddha's teachings?

Postby pink_trike » Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:09 pm

Vision is Mind
Mind is Empty
Emptiness is Clear Light
Clear Light is Union
Union is Great Bliss

- Dawa Gyaltsen

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Disclaimer: I'm a non-religious practitioner of Theravada, Mahayana/Vajrayana, and Tibetan Bon Dzogchen mind-training.

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Re: How far back can you strip the Buddha's teachings?

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:13 pm

Please keep the conversation more or less civil.


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