If you forget where, write Savatthi.

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If you forget where, write Savatthi.

Postby lojong1 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:48 pm

I've heard that in the vinaya, monks are told that if they forget where a discourse was given, they should say it was given at Savatthi. Where is this, and if it doesn't say why, why?

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Re: If you forget where, write Savatthi.

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:27 pm



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: If you forget where, write Savatthi.

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:43 pm



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 …
...
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: If you forget where, write Savatthi.

Postby Sekha » Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:30 pm

see also Analayo's article p.39 note 19, where there is a reference to a paper by Schopen: "Schopen 1997/2994: 395 -407"

http://www.buddhismuskunde.uni-hamburg. ... onSela.pdf
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