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by SarathW
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Buddha did not include his teaching as a view in the Brahmajala Sutta?
Replies: 3
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Why Buddha did not include his teaching as a view in the Brahmajala Sutta?

Why Buddha did not include his teaching as a view in the Brahmajala Sutta?

What I can recall is that Buddha acknowledges that his teaching also another view.
That is what Noble Eightfold Path starts with the right view I assume.

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... tml#fnt-11
by SarathW
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 178
Views: 1821

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

In this discussion, it is important that participants familiarise themselves with Brhamajala Sutta.

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... tml#fnt-11
by SarathW
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 178
Views: 1821

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

What is your definition of enlightenment? Seeing emptiness directly built on a foundation of morality and non-clinging. This is what brings genuine enlightenment. My point was that the mystical "pure consciousness" state of Advaita Vedanta could be what the Buddhist refer to as "seeing emptiness di...
by SarathW
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 178
Views: 1821

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

Agree.
All view has to be abandoned after realising Nibbana as per Theravada teaching.
by SarathW
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 178
Views: 1821

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

I believe in my heart that some of the India Yogis reached full enlightenment, even though they were not Buddhists. Tibetan Buddhism shares more in common with yogi spirituality than Zen and Theravada. But there is much overlap between Buddhism and Yogi Advaita Vedanta. I'm not sure all yogi tradit...
by SarathW
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 178
Views: 1821

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

This thread is nothing but a manifestation of ignorance. Who would think about "other religions" if not dominated by lack of certainty? Right view is the forerunner and cannot be found in teachings other than those of Gotama. And what comes before right view? My guess is that that which comes befor...
by SarathW
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 178
Views: 1821

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

Are there 2 types of Jhanas? one common and another noble? one action (not stealing) with nobility and another common? can a person speak the truth with nobility and without nobility? :namaste: Good question. Noble mean Ariya. Ariya means one of the four stages of attainments. (Sotapanna etc) Ariya...
by SarathW
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 178
Views: 1821

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

So the America was not there before Columbus discovered it? Correct, there was no America before Columbus "discovered" it. First, there were indigenous natives already living there. Also, he thought he was arriving in India, so named them "Indians" hence the common name today of American Indians. I...
by SarathW
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 178
Views: 1821

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

inventing silly examples of how criminals are 8 fold path
Criminals have the "Criminal Eighfold Path" and Budhha has the "Noble Eightfold Path"
by SarathW
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 178
Views: 1821

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

So the America was not there before Columbus discovered it?
by SarathW
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 178
Views: 1821

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

To argue that there is no eightfold path in other religions is something like arguing that only when climbing mount Everest you find camps. This eightfold path is just a signpost. It is not an absolute number. That is why you find it divided into three main categories. There is also the Noble tenfo...
by SarathW
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 178
Views: 1821

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

To argue that there is no eightfold path in other religions is something like arguing that only when climbing mount Everest you find camps. This eightfold path is just a signpost. It is not an absolute number. That is why you find it divided into three main categories. There is also the Noble tenfol...
by SarathW
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 178
Views: 1821

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

I've heard Ajahn's summarize the eightfold path to the three aspects of sila, samadhi and panna. So, my guess is that most of today's popular religions cn be said to contain those three aspects. For most Dharmic religions, yes. But not for mainstream Abrahamic religions. There is sila, but that's a...
by SarathW
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 178
Views: 1821

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

Is that a possibility? I've heard Ajahn's summarize the eightfold path to the three aspects of sila, samadhi and panna. So, my guess is that most of today's popular religions cn be said to contain those three aspects. Agree. How it differ from Buddhism is the way they define what Sila, Samadhi and ...
by SarathW
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 178
Views: 1821

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

The Eightfold Path is not Buddha's monopoly but only Buddha taught the Noble Eightfold Path. It explains how you progress in your life towards a goal. The goal of Buddha's eightfold Path is the NIbbana (hence it is called Noble Eightfold Path). The goal of Abrahamic religions perhaps the union with ...