Agganna Sutta

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Re: Agganna Sutta

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Re: Agganna Sutta

Postby son of dhamma » Thu Dec 23, 2010 5:44 pm

I am relaxed. Thanks very much for explaining what it means to be a Buddhist to me. I'm not tying myself into knots, I simply have nothing to offer. I realize that I was not expressing my ideas clearly to you, but that does not mean I don't express ideas clearly. It was these ideas in this context that were not clear. I do have developed expressive skills, as I talk discursively with a wide variety of different-thinking people.
I said conservative disciple of the Buddhadhamma, and that I am a Theravada Buddhist. That is being clear, whereas you reworded me as to say "conservative Theravadin". Not good debate etiquette, Tilt. I am in a constant process of redefinition as I actually understand the nature of a mind in constant flux. Furthermore I hardly expressed any of my profound ideas here, as they were not appropriate, and such things I would not call "beliefs" under any circumstances. I've never liked believing. You don't have anything to assume that I fool myself with my beliefs and experiences.
I'm not sore or disliking of this discussion. I said clearly that I'm of no more use to it. Many other people aren't, also.
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Re: Agganna Sutta

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Re: Agganna Sutta

Postby son of dhamma » Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:13 pm

I agree that it is the entire point. But then why did you ask for everyone else's interpretation of the sutta? Every time someone responded by saying that it WASN'T essential to the teachings of the Buddha, of awakening, you specifically applauded that statement. As did everyone else.
But the question was for interpretations of the sutta.
I am asking this for future discursive purposes as far as this forum is concerned. Why is this particular discussion, in the debate forum, set-up and carried out in this manner?
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Re: Agganna Sutta

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Re: Agganna Sutta

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Sometimes no Buddhas arise in the world. Sometimes they do. When it happens, it is for the welfare and happiness of men, out of compassion for all creatures. For a long, long time he has been working to become a Buddha. He met other Buddhas along the way. And after his long striving he attains his final life, yet not without showing everyone else how to get there.

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Re: Agganna Sutta

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But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}

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Re: Agganna Sutta

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Re: Agganna Sutta

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But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}

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Re: Agganna Sutta

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Re: Agganna Sutta

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But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}

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Re: Agganna Sutta

Postby nathan » Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:29 pm

But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}

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Re: Agganna Sutta

Postby nathan » Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:31 pm

But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}


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