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Re: The Essence of Buddha's Teaching

Postby reflection » Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:52 am

While certainly a nice sutta, it was spoken to the Kalamas and not to the Buddha's deciples. Therefore, I think it can hardly be called the essence of the Buddha's teachings. The Buddha was not an agnost.

I'd say the essence of his teachings are the four noble truths. This is also why this was the topic of the first sermon.

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