Role of the teacher in Theravada

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Re: Role of the teacher in Theravada

Post by PeterB » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:51 am

Manapa wrote:We need to remember that the Buddha is not around to teach us!

The suttas are good! and can help in a great many ways, but they are not enlightened beings!

If there was an impecable teacher I knew of and I could spend time with them I would, period, that doesn't mean the suttas are out the window, but it does mean that they have back up, an interperter who can point out the flaws in my own interpretation and practice without having to go down blind alleys myself!
Bump. :anjali:

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Re: Role of the teacher in Theravada

Post by Saoshun » Wed Sep 30, 2015 10:02 pm

Where to find a teacher?
Remember… the Buddha had said that everyone living in this world is crazy, by the phrase, “Sabbē prutajjana ummattakā”; excluding the Arahants, everyone else is crazy. Would you get angry if a mad person scolds? Do we get angry for a crazy thing done by a crazy person? Just think about it! :candle:

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