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sutta-sharing subforum

Post by dylanj » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:08 am

please, since apparently i can't do this on the current subforums
susukhaṁ vata nibbānaṁ,
sammā­sambud­dha­desitaṁ;
asokaṁ virajaṁ khemaṁ,
yattha dukkhaṁ nirujjhatī


Oh! extinction is so very blissful,
As taught by the One Rightly Self-Awakened:
Sorrowless, stainless, secure;
Where suffering all ceases


etaṁ santaṁ etaṁ paṇītaṁ yadidaṁ sabbasaṅkhārasamatho sabbūpadhipaṭi nissaggo taṇhakkhayo virāgo nirodho nibbānaṁ

This is peaceful, this is excellent, that is: the stilling of all preparations, the relinquishment of all attachments, the destruction of craving, detachment, cessation, extinction.

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Re: sutta-sharing subforum

Post by dylanj » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:23 am

I think this is a good idea so that we can have individual threads for individual suttas, so people can just scroll through & read suttas they might not otherwise find, so we can have suttas presented in & of themselves - speaking for themselves - without any necessary external force acting on how they might be interpreted, & so that people here read the Dhamma more instead of just talking about it.

Please take it into consideration.
susukhaṁ vata nibbānaṁ,
sammā­sambud­dha­desitaṁ;
asokaṁ virajaṁ khemaṁ,
yattha dukkhaṁ nirujjhatī


Oh! extinction is so very blissful,
As taught by the One Rightly Self-Awakened:
Sorrowless, stainless, secure;
Where suffering all ceases


etaṁ santaṁ etaṁ paṇītaṁ yadidaṁ sabbasaṅkhārasamatho sabbūpadhipaṭi nissaggo taṇhakkhayo virāgo nirodho nibbānaṁ

This is peaceful, this is excellent, that is: the stilling of all preparations, the relinquishment of all attachments, the destruction of craving, detachment, cessation, extinction.

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Re: sutta-sharing subforum

Post by Wizard in the Forest » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:35 am

I actually think it would be unique and similar to the sutta study group Mike has, but it allows us to pick and choose what Sutta we want to discuss and what relevance it has to our own experiences and life.
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Re: sutta-sharing subforum

Post by retrofuturist » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:38 am

Greetings Dylan,
dylanj wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:23 am
I think this is a good idea so that we can have individual threads for individual suttas, so people can just scroll through & read suttas they might not otherwise find, so we can have suttas presented in & of themselves - speaking for themselves - without any necessary external force acting on how they might be interpreted, & so that people here read the Dhamma more instead of just talking about it.
This is a discussion forum, not a book.

There are already plenty of places online that people can go to read the Dhamma - far fewer that provide a suitable place for people to discuss it with others.

Greetings Wizard,
Wizard in the Forest wrote:I actually think it would be unique and similar to the sutta study group Mike has, but it allows us to pick and choose what Sutta we want to discuss and what relevance it has to our own experiences and life.
By all means start a topic to discuss a particular sutta... no one will stop you. See: A guide on how to get the most out of your new topics

Metta,
Paul. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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