MN 39 similes

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Re: MN 39 similes

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Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

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Re: MN 39 similes

Postby Sylvester » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:08 pm

Hmm, I hadn't entertained that thought, but now that you mention it...

So, what do you think those 2 present tense verbs in MN 140 denote? Let me not be the first to declare 'imperative'.

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Postby Dmytro » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:22 pm

Thank you very much, Sylvester and Ñāṇa.

I hope you don't mind that I have used your references in the new topic:
viewtopic.php?f=23&t=16422

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Re: MN 39 similes

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By all means and thanks for the effort.

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Re: MN 39 similes

Postby Sylvester » Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:30 am

Fear not, Geoff, speculate away. I, for one, am not saddled with the Madhyamaka qualms about "existence" and will grant any discussion that makes ontic commitments, so long as they don't stray from the limits in SN 22.62 and DN 15. Taking a look at the Upanishadic antecedents, I don't really feel that ancient commentators (eg Nagarjuna) or modern ones (eg Ven Nanananda) are justified in reading SN 12.15 as a Buddhist polemic against Realism or Idealism.


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