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Interconnected

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths. What can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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I was thinking about this thread and in particular Thich Nhat Hanh's interbeing and why it is quite controversial in both Theravada and Mahayana circles.

I think it's because it is less about dependent origination and more about the Huayen teachings of mutual interpenetration, the interfusion of the relative and the ultimate and the way of seeing everything in an all-encompassing way. Maybe this is the place to look for this topic of interconnectedness?
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Look to nature and the answer is very clear.....just like a tree, there are many branches, but if you zoom out, you will see that these branches are linked together at the source where the tree base is, the main trunk. This trunk rises from the ground when once was only a small seed.
Now, are branches not part of the tree?.....and is a tree not without branches?.....is the tree not the combinations of branches, tree trunk and the associated leaves?

The only real reason where there are sub-divisions or non inter-connectedness is because of our very own " discrimination " to cling to these smaller parts.....the true source is the source of the deluded "I".

Hence, there is no difference between you/others.....no male/female.....no such and such a different country.....here, nothing is discriminate.....it is beyond words and beyond "what we see".

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And what is right speech? Abstaining from lying, from divisive speech, from abusive speech, & from idle chatter: This is called right speech.

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"An important term for meditative absorption is samadhi. We often translate that as concentration, but that can suggest a certain stiffness. Perhaps unification is a better rendition, as samadhi means to bring together. Deep samadhi isn't at all stiff. It's a process of letting go of other things and coming to a unified experience." -

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"An important term for meditative absorption is samadhi. We often translate that as concentration, but that can suggest a certain stiffness. Perhaps unification is a better rendition, as samadhi means to bring together. Deep samadhi isn't at all stiff. It's a process of letting go of other things and coming to a unified experience." -


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