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What is Wrong with Buddha Nature

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths. What can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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Ben
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Re: What is Wrong with Buddha Nature

Postby Ben » Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:00 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: What is Wrong with Buddha Nature

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Re: What is Wrong with Buddha Nature

Postby Dan74 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:26 am

What useful direction do you see for this thread, Peter?
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Re: What is Wrong with Buddha Nature

Postby PeterB » Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:43 am

Its not my thread.

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Re: What is Wrong with Buddha Nature

Postby PeterB » Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:05 am

Ajahn Amaro who is now Abbott of Amaravati can be contacted at;


Amaravati Buddhist Monastery
54,Margarets Lane,
Great Gaddesden,
Hemel Hempsted,
Hertfordshire.
UK.
HP1 3B2.

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Re: What is Wrong with Buddha Nature

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Re: What is Wrong with Buddha Nature

Postby PeterB » Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:56 pm

In other words its OK for Theravadins to use terms like Buddha Nature as long as they use them in a way that is essentially meaningless.

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Re: What is Wrong with Buddha Nature

Postby rowyourboat » Sat Mar 19, 2011 7:36 pm

Buddha nature, everlasting luminous minds, the One who knows are all terms which can lead to great confusion, as the listeners will immediately project their nicca, sukha, atta delusions on to them.

No one who has seen the cessation of arising and passing away (ie suffering) would mistake this for enlightenment.

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Re: What is Wrong with Buddha Nature

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Re: What is Wrong with Buddha Nature

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Last edited by Dan74 on Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:19 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: What is Wrong with Buddha Nature

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Re: What is Wrong with Buddha Nature

Postby Dan74 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:32 pm

Not helpful to whom?

Why then do these eminent teachers use it?
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Re: What is Wrong with Buddha Nature

Postby PeterB » Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:29 pm

Zen koans.....yet another superfluous mound of baggage from a Theravadin perspective...

Buddha Dhatu.....KOANS yet... :lol:

Does anyone log onto DW to find out about the Theravada ?
Or do they see it as a fruitful field for missionary work..?

Koans... :lol: Come on guys, be real.

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Re: What is Wrong with Buddha Nature

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Re: What is Wrong with Buddha Nature

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