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Will
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Mahavihara

Postby Will » Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:31 pm

The heading Classical Theravada was modified by inserting "Mahavihara". What is the difference between Classical Theravada and Classical Mahavihara Theravada?
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Re: Mahavihara

Postby Dhammanando » Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:46 pm

Hi Will,

Will wrote:The heading Classical Theravada was modified by inserting "Mahavihara". What is the difference between Classical Theravada and Classical Mahavihara Theravada?


There is no difference in meaning, but the wording of the latter makes the referent clearer.

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Dhammanando Bhikkhu
    Yathā bubbuḷakaṃ passe, yathā passe marīcikaṃ,
    Evaṃ lokaṃ avekkhantaṃ, maccurājā na passati.

    One should see it as a bubble;
    One should see it as a mirage.
    Who regards the world thus
    The King of Death sees him not.
    (Dhammapada 170)


    ผู้ที่มองเห็นโลก ว่าไม่จีรังและหาสาระอะไรมิได้
    เช่นเดียวกับคนมองฟองน้ำและพยับแดด
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    (ธรรมบท ๑๗๐)


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