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The One True Dhamma?

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths. What can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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Re: The One True Dhamma?

Postby Dan74 » Sun May 23, 2010 10:10 am

I think it may be worth distinguishing (again!) saying "there is one true Dhamma" and saying "I have one true Dhamma". After all we are on a path and have not reached the destination.
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Re: The One True Dhamma?

Postby retrofuturist » Sun May 23, 2010 10:15 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: The One True Dhamma?

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Re: The One True Dhamma?

Postby retrofuturist » Sun May 23, 2010 12:07 pm

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: The One True Dhamma?

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Re: The One True Dhamma?

Postby retrofuturist » Sun May 23, 2010 12:22 pm

Greetings Peter,

No, I suspect Mike was indirectly referring to myself. I've not been his most favourite of people over the last week or two.

Hopefully the above explanation on how I approach the Dhamma and Dhamma discussion, might help allay that perspective a little.

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: The One True Dhamma?

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Re: The One True Dhamma?

Postby retrofuturist » Sun May 23, 2010 11:16 pm

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: The One True Dhamma?

Postby alan » Mon May 24, 2010 4:23 am

Oh my! I thought I was bad. But now I see two heavyweights going at it.
I think I'll just have a drink and watch. This is all over my head, but, hey, why not sit back and enjoy? :popcorn:

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Re: The One True Dhamma?

Postby alan » Mon May 24, 2010 5:01 am

Ok. Nanavira vs. Buddhaghosa. I'm rooting for the guy in red.
Seriously--this is over my head. Maybe one of you can clarify?
Fight all you want but let's have some idea of what you are disputing...please?

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Re: The One True Dhamma?

Postby retrofuturist » Mon May 24, 2010 5:13 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: The One True Dhamma?

Postby alan » Mon May 24, 2010 5:30 am

Greetings to you Retro and Mike.
I like and respect you both. Discuss all you want.
I'll just have to go and do some research. It's not your job to teach me.
Ok then...
Round 4--go at it!
Edit--they are not fighting. It's a heated discussion.

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Re: The One True Dhamma?

Postby nathan » Mon May 24, 2010 6:07 am

Last edited by nathan on Mon May 24, 2010 6:45 am, edited 1 time in total.
But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}

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Re: The One True Dhamma?

Postby retrofuturist » Mon May 24, 2010 6:14 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: The One True Dhamma?

Postby nathan » Mon May 24, 2010 6:20 am

But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}

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Re: The One True Dhamma?

Postby retrofuturist » Mon May 24, 2010 6:22 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: The One True Dhamma?

Postby nathan » Mon May 24, 2010 6:26 am

But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}

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Re: The One True Dhamma?

Postby retrofuturist » Mon May 24, 2010 6:30 am

:)

Thanks.

:anjali:
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: The One True Dhamma?

Postby imagemarie » Mon May 24, 2010 6:58 am

Nathan and Retro...
pretty cool :smile:

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