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A question about "Buddhist" economics. - Dhamma Wheel

A question about "Buddhist" economics.

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A question about "Buddhist" economics.

Postby Individual » Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:30 pm

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Re: A question about "Buddhist" economics.

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:03 pm

so what is the question?


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: A question about "Buddhist" economics.

Postby Element » Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:49 pm


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Re: A question about "Buddhist" economics.

Postby nathan » Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:34 am

I like the DN, no offense intended to anyone who doesn't. No reason a world with conditions this different could not have been or could not be again at some point. These relatively pleasant conditions are not any different at the root from those unpleasant conditions which predominate in our time as well as in the Buddha's time. It all has significance in the terms intended in the sutta and not as a utopia for us to imagine we can cause in our present conditons. The underlying 'economics' are the same, good times or bad times.
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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