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Is Theravada "Realist"?

A discussion on all aspects of Theravāda Buddhism
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Re: Is Theravada "Realist"?

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Re: Is Theravada "Realist"?

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Re: Is Theravada "Realist"?

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Re: Is Theravada "Realist"?

Postby danieLion » Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:58 am

Is there a thread here that discusses what Theravada itself is--beyond the standard "tradition of the Elders"? I've been proceeding as if the participants of this thread all basically agree on what Theravada means, but now I think that was probably a hasty generalization. :?:

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Re: Is Theravada "Realist"?

Postby alan » Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:22 am

Hi Dl
There is no reason for you to get all twisted out of shape in reference to the translations. You are making a big deal about nothing. There are several good translations available online.
Your characterization of Buddhism as a beautifully complex religion is inaccurate. That is the type of thought that keeps these inappropriate discussions going on and on without ever coming to a point.

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Re: Is Theravada "Realist"?

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Re: Is Theravada "Realist"?

Postby Alex123 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:27 pm

"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Re: Is Theravada "Realist"?

Postby Alex123 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:45 pm

"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Re: Is Theravada "Realist"?

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Re: Is Theravada "Realist"?

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Re: Is Theravada "Realist"?

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Re: Is Theravada "Realist"?

Postby Alex123 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:16 pm

"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Re: Is Theravada "Realist"?

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Re: Is Theravada "Realist"?

Postby PeterB » Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:43 pm

Because it aint ?

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Re: Is Theravada "Realist"?

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Re: Is Theravada "Realist"?

Postby chownah » Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:24 pm

I guess it all depends on definitions....I could accept that it could be either way....study entails focused awareness...given the right mental development I can see where "study" might overlap with "contemplation".......also applying what the Buddha taught might be viewed as being studying the processes of experience I guess.....although I do admit that this is not the usual way that study and practice are viewed....but then I think that danieLion being the rascal he is was probably trying to get us to view them in not the usual way.
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Re: Is Theravada "Realist"?

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