I want to read the Visuddhimagga but...

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alan
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Re: I want to read the Visuddhimagga but...

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There is enough in the original suttas to keep you reading and thinking your whole life. No need to go elsewhere.
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Re: I want to read the Visuddhimagga but...

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Coëmgenu wrote:
form wrote:I do not see anything mahayana-like in vimuttimagga, even in visuddhimagga. Just more detailed and specific instructions on certain aspects for example meditation.
Indeed, I suspect whoever told the OP there was "Mahāyāna influences" was trying to discredit the literature, or was labelling everything that does not fit their definition of "Pāli sutta orthodoxy" as "Mahāyāna".
It could be. I also want to point out in the pali canon, the buddha has use different words to express certain very specific aspect of the dharma, without knowing such different words mean the same thing, a reader cannot progress.
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Re: I want to read the Visuddhimagga but...

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colagen wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2024 1:12 am https://uvhw.de/neu-erscheinungen/produ ... 256-1.html

I didn't read it.... :smile:
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Re: I want to read the Visuddhimagga but...

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colagen wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2024 1:12 am I didn't read it.... :smile:
Wrong approach. Need to read and analyze. And check who is the expert, Reject only when you directly know.
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Re: I want to read the Visuddhimagga but...

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Joe.c wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 1:05 am
colagen wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2024 1:12 am I didn't read it.... :smile:
Wrong approach. Need to read and analyze. And check who is the expert, Reject only when you directly know.
I thought the Buddha was the 'expert'.
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BrokenBones wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 3:23 am I thought the Buddha was the 'expert'.
Have you verified? :smile:

This teaching can be verified now by one who is very wise and very straight forward (aka very very honest) and have the faculties to check. Not merely say so.
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Re: I want to read the Visuddhimagga but...

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Joe.c wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 1:05 am
Sorry. That's a misunderstanding

That I didn't read what I linked to

It's not published in our country

I just linked it in case anyone needed it
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