New Early Buddhism sub-forum

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New Early Buddhism sub-forum

Postby Paul Davy » Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:53 am


I just wanted to bring to your attention the following new sub-forum in the General Dhamma section...

Early Buddhism
Textual analysis and comparative discussion on early Buddhist sects and texts.

Link to subforum: viewforum.php?f=29

In the very embryonic days of Dhamma Wheel we did have an Early Buddhism forum but we removed it as we neither had the traffic, nor enough collective interest in the subject to do it justice. Thankfully both of these factors have changed (with many thanks to venerable Paññāsikhara, in particular) and we're able to trial this concept once more.

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions with regards to this new sub-forum, please feel free to comment!

Retro. :)
"Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'."
(Snp 3.6)

"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)

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Re: New Early Buddhism sub-forum

Postby BlackBird » Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:57 am

Good on ya mate

"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta

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Re: New Early Buddhism sub-forum

Postby seanpdx » Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:37 pm

Excellent! This is great! =)

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Re: New Early Buddhism sub-forum

Postby Fede » Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:26 pm

(I'll try to apply myself, but if the later Theravada Buddhism boggles me, I'm not too optimistic.....)
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D

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Re: New Early Buddhism sub-forum

Postby Tex » Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:19 am

Great idea, thanks!
"The serene and peaceful mind is the true epitome of human achievement." -- Ajahn Chah, Living Dhamma

"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi

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Re: New Early Buddhism sub-forum

Postby adeh » Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:18 pm

Great news.....

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Re: New Early Buddhism sub-forum

Postby bodom » Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:40 pm

Much welcome addition. Glad to see it's back.

The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah

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Re: New Early Buddhism sub-forum

Postby Modus.Ponens » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:55 pm

He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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