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by sphairos
Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: John Peacock: Will the Real Buddha Please Stand Up?
Replies: 168
Views: 39552

Re: John Peacock: Will the Real Buddha Please Stand Up?

Dear Mkoll, yes, I can. See
http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.ph ... 84#p323084" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

the grounds on which I maintain this view are basically these ones
http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=22314" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by sphairos
Mon Dec 29, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: John Peacock: Will the Real Buddha Please Stand Up?
Replies: 168
Views: 39552

Re: John Peacock: Will the Real Buddha Please Stand Up?

Not the least because the Buddha and his companions' ideas were sceptical (in the sense of Ancient Scepticism ) to a considerable degree. Could you elaborate on that, please? And tell us why you think that is so? Dear Mkoll, I really don't have time to write even these lines, but there is a great w...
by sphairos
Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: John Peacock: Will the Real Buddha Please Stand Up?
Replies: 168
Views: 39552

Re: John Peacock: Will the Real Buddha Please Stand Up?

Not the least because the Buddha and his companions' ideas were sceptical (in the sense of Ancient Scepticism ) to a considerable degree. Could you elaborate on that, please? And tell us why you think that is so? Dear Mkoll, I really don't have time to write even these lines, but there is a great w...
by sphairos
Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: John Peacock: Will the Real Buddha Please Stand Up?
Replies: 168
Views: 39552

Re: John Peacock: Will the Real Buddha Please Stand Up?

Good quotes, Dave. In my view, this "adhidaivatam"-realm, no matter how ancient and respected, would have been completely reinterpreted/reconsidered by the beginning of Buddhism (by the Buddha and his companions). Not the least because the Buddha's and his companions' ideas were sceptical (in the se...
by sphairos
Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: John Peacock: Will the Real Buddha Please Stand Up?
Replies: 168
Views: 39552

Re: John Peacock: Will the Real Buddha Please Stand Up?

The great work to be mentioned here is the Anālayo's "The genesis of Bodhisattva ideal".
http://blogs.sub.uni-hamburg.de/hup/rei ... t-studies/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by sphairos
Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?
Replies: 197
Views: 52580

Re: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?

All the existing evidence points into the opposite direction: Satipaṭṭhāna is the original, core teaching of the historical Buddha and his companions and predecessors. In terms of textological analysis, historical and textual criticism Sujato's claims are ridiculous and totally untenable. In fact, ...
by sphairos
Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Sautrāntika momentariness
Replies: 14
Views: 3693

Re: Sautrāntika momentariness

There is a great article about the Early Buddhist understanding of time and temporality

The Buddhist conception of time and temporality
http://buddhism.lib.ntu.edu.tw/FULLTEXT ... kalupa.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by sphairos
Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?
Replies: 197
Views: 52580

Re: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?

All the existing evidence points into the opposite direction: Satipaṭṭhāna is the original, core teaching of the historical Buddha and his companions and predecessors. In terms of textological analysis, historical and textual criticism, Sujato's claims are ridiculous and totally untenable. In fact, ...
by sphairos
Thu Dec 25, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: How Modern Orthodox Theravada Deviate from Early Buddhism
Replies: 56
Views: 8296

Re: How Modern Orthodox Theravada Deviate from Early Buddhism

As far as I know, the early Buddhist teaching didn't have any "views". In the early Buddhist texts the Buddha just says, that he possesses a liberating from dukkha understanding/knowledge ( vijjā ) and teaches a set of practices which allow one to achieve it. The scholastics (abhidhammikas) have mad...
by sphairos
Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Early Buddhism in the Tarim Basin
Replies: 14
Views: 3624

Re: Early Buddhism in the Tarim Basin

Apparently not all the Tocharians were Buddhists, because they later brought to India the Upanishads and other texts that became the Hindu canon. BTW, where did you get this? I have never heard about this and I believe the classical accounts of the formation of Vedic /(Older) Hindu scriptural canon...
by sphairos
Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: _Rethinking the Buddha_ comments
Replies: 30
Views: 5266

Re: _Rethinking the Buddha_ comments

Thanks, Dave. I was worried. Seriously, I just thought that everybody here had read this classic Gethin's work (first published in 1991). It's ok if the Shulman's work is just a brief popular recapitulation of the Gethin's monumental one (it's his PhD thesis). My point is that there is really not so...
by sphairos
Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Early Buddhism in the Tarim Basin
Replies: 14
Views: 3624

Re: Early Buddhism in the Tarim Basin

I'd recommend "THE SPREAD OF BUDDHISM IN SERINDIA: BUDDHISM AMONG IRANIANS, TOCHARIANS AND TURKS BEFORE THE 13TH CENTURY" in "The Spread of Buddhism". Brill. Leiden \ Boston. 2007. Pp. 75-129. You can easily find the pdf of the work on the net.
by sphairos
Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:41 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: _Rethinking the Buddha_ comments
Replies: 30
Views: 5266

Re: _Rethinking the Buddha_ comments

Aye aye, Commander.
by sphairos
Fri Nov 28, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: _Rethinking the Buddha_ comments
Replies: 30
Views: 5266

Re: _Rethinking the Buddha_ comments

Dear Dave, why did you ignore my questions like that? Am I a reject?
by sphairos
Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:48 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: _Rethinking the Buddha_ comments
Replies: 30
Views: 5266

Re: _Rethinking the Buddha_ comments

While the content of the book covers Dhamma, it does so in a way that differs from other treatments of this subject. Can you cite a portion that you feel is repetitive vis-a-vis 'the basics'? Can you please explain, how it is different from the Gethin's "The Buddhist path..."? Compare the annotatio...