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Ananda becomming the Buddhas personal attendant

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Ananda becomming the Buddhas personal attendant

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:13 pm

where in the canon does ananda give the 8 conditions for his acceptance to be the Buddhas personal attendant?

I can find the conditions but no reference to their source!

http://www.metta.lk/pali-utils/Pali-Pro ... ananda.htm


He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Ananda becomming the Buddhas personal attendant

Postby gavesako » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:00 pm

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Re: Ananda becomming the Buddhas personal attendant

Postby bodom » Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:40 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.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


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Re: Ananda becomming the Buddhas personal attendant

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:51 pm

It is somewhat puzzling why the source is hard to find.


He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Ananda becomming the Buddhas personal attendant

Postby bodom » Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:03 am

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

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: Ananda becomming the Buddhas personal attendant

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:17 am



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Ananda becomming the Buddhas personal attendant

Postby PeterB » Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:25 am

Whatever the source, Ananda is for me one of the great inspiring figures.

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Postby Paññāsikhara » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:08 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: Ananda becomming the Buddhas personal attendant

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:56 pm



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Ananda becomming the Buddhas personal attendant

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:01 pm



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.


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