The triumph of Buddhist denialism

Textual analysis and comparative discussion on early Buddhist sects and texts.
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The triumph of Buddhist denialism

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Re: The triumph of Buddhist denialism

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:26 am

O, for the good old days when things were simple and straightforward with no inconvenient facts muddying the pond. Always the question: How much does one really need to know?

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Re: The triumph of Buddhist denialism

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Re: The triumph of Buddhist denialism

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Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
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Re: The triumph of Buddhist denialism

Postby mikenz66 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:15 am

Well, of course. That's the assumption behind the comparative textual analysis effort. It does indicate that there are parallels between the various collections (though they are rather differently organised, and the settings are often different), and that the basic doctrinal statements are generally consistent (though there are some interesting difference, e.g. ). But how close to the time of the Buddha the possible common source is it a matter of speculation.

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Re: The triumph of Buddhist denialism

Postby ancientbuddhism » Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:30 pm

I say, beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes.” – Henry David Thoreau, Walden, 1854

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Re: The triumph of Buddhist denialism

Postby Mkoll » Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:23 pm

Thanks for that, ancientbuddhism.

Do you or does anyone else know of any other books, internet sources, or other sources of information about epigraphy as related to ancient India and specifically Buddhism?

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Re: The triumph of Buddhist denialism

Postby Mkoll » Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:38 am

Thanks for the links!

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