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un8- wrote: Mon Oct 04, 2021 3:20 pmI found a similar one by Ven Punnaji, check it out, he has similar views

on page 34 (link below)
There was a brief period of time when I was nearly a Puññajist myself. IMO, of the secular-style teachers, his re-defining of DO is the most internally coherent and matched to the Pāli suttas. I don't agree with it, but acknowledge its coherency.
Not the one and not another,
unending and impermanent --
of the many Buddhas' transformative teachings,
this is that sweet nectar's taste.

For if a Buddha is not born in the world,
or if the Buddhadharma is completely extinct,
all of the wisdom of the Pratyekabuddhas
would separately arise (from it).

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Coëmgenu wrote: Mon Oct 04, 2021 9:13 pm
un8- wrote: Mon Oct 04, 2021 3:20 pmI found a similar one by Ven Punnaji, check it out, he has similar views

on page 34 (link below)
There was a brief period of time when I was nearly a Puññajist myself. IMO, of the secular-style teachers, his re-defining of DO is the most internally coherent and matched to the Pāli suttas. I don't agree with it, but acknowledge its coherency.
I think the key takeaway there is "re-defining".
"For that is false, bhikkhu, which has a deceptive nature, and that is true which has an non-deceptive nature—Nibbāna. Therefore a bhikkhu possessing this truth possesses the supreme foundation of truth. For this, bhikkhu, is the supreme noble truth, namely, Nibbāna, which has an non-deceptive nature."

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bodom wrote: Mon Oct 04, 2021 5:37 pm He also said he agreed with 90% of the Visuddhimagga but again just not the 3 lifetime interpretation found therein.

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I don't think he said that...

In one of his Dhammatalk videos on YouTube, he literally said Visuddhimagga was wrong and only for the purpose of generating good merits that continues the Samsara. While Buddhadasa's method was better than Visuddhimagga as he said. He also actively criticised Bhandatacariya Buddhaghosa Thera's for his description of supernatural events such Devas, Brahmas, Iddhis etc.

I think he never read Visuddhimagga properly. :roll:
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Ontheway wrote: Mon Oct 25, 2021 3:04 pm
bodom wrote: Mon Oct 04, 2021 5:37 pm He also said he agreed with 90% of the Visuddhimagga but again just not the 3 lifetime interpretation found therein.

:anjali:
I don't think he said that...

In one of his Dhammatalk videos on YouTube, he literally said Visuddhimagga was wrong and only for the purpose of generating good merits that continues the Samsara. While Buddhadasa's method was better than Visuddhimagga as he said. He also actively criticised Bhandatacariya Buddhaghosa Thera's for his description of supernatural events such Devas, Brahmas, Iddhis etc.

I think he never read Visuddhimagga properly. :roll:
even buddha spoke of devas.. so what?
I may be slow learner but im at least learning...
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Ontheway wrote: Mon Oct 25, 2021 3:04 pm
bodom wrote: Mon Oct 04, 2021 5:37 pm He also said he agreed with 90% of the Visuddhimagga but again just not the 3 lifetime interpretation found therein.

:anjali:
I don't think he said that...
Except he did and he actually said 95 percent of the Visuddhimagga is useful not 90. You can find this in Ajahn Buddhadasa's book Under the Bodhi Tree translated by one of his senior students:
Ajahn Buddhadāsa both acknowledged the tremendous contribution that Ven. Buddhaghosa made to Theravāda Buddhism and criticized some of the conservative interpretations that this dominant medieval Buddhist teacher represents: “Ninety-five percent of the Visuddhimagga is useful; five percent of it should be thrown out.”
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Hi,
Please let me know from where I can purchase this book?

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Atulya wrote: Sat Nov 06, 2021 7:05 am Hi,
Please let me know from where I can purchase this book?

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Atul
Hi Atulya

It will be available from the publisher Shambala and other places online January 25th 2022. A bit of a wait yet.

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Liberation is the inevitable fruit of the path and is bound to blossom forth when there is steady and persistent practice. The only requirements for reaching the final goal are two: to start and to continue. If these requirements are met there is no doubt the goal will be attained. This is the Dhamma, the undeviating law.

- BB
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Thank you kindly for sharing that, Bodom. :anjali:
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twinkledoll wrote: Mon Jan 03, 2022 7:01 am Thank you kindly for sharing that, Bodom. :anjali:
You're welcome!

:anjali:
Liberation is the inevitable fruit of the path and is bound to blossom forth when there is steady and persistent practice. The only requirements for reaching the final goal are two: to start and to continue. If these requirements are met there is no doubt the goal will be attained. This is the Dhamma, the undeviating law.

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Thank you for the information, Bodom.

FYI: A preview of the first 115 pages can be found at Google Books (the preview at Shambhala is of 38 pages only)

https://books.google.co.th/books?id=cQBMEAAAQBAJ

https://books.google.co.th/books?id=cQB ... &q&f=false
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