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Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths - what can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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Atlantis

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Re: Atlantis

Post by Sam Vara » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:37 pm

I gave it 3 minutes, but there was no mention of a link to Theravadan Buddhism. Does one get outlined later in the video?

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Re: Atlantis

Post by DooDoot » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:53 pm

:smile: I watched it all.

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Re: Atlantis

Post by Sam Vara » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:41 pm

DooDoot wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:53 pm
:smile: I watched it all.
Any Theravada? :shrug:

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Re: Atlantis

Post by cappuccino » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:53 pm

just Atlantis

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Re: Atlantis

Post by Coëmgenu » Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:54 pm

This thread is Connections to Other Paths on so many levels.
世尊在靈山會上拈華示眾眾皆默然唯迦葉破顏微笑世尊云
The Lord dwelt at the Vulture Peak with the assembly and plucked a flower as a teaching. The myriad totality were silent, save for Kāśyapa, whose face cracked in a faint smile. The Lord spoke.
吾有正法眼藏涅槃妙心實相無相微妙法門不立文字教外別傳付囑摩訶迦葉。
I have the treasure of the true dharma eye, I have nirvāṇa as wondrous citta, I know signless dharmatā, the subtle dharma-gate, which is not standing on written word, which is external to scriptures, which is a special dispensation, which is entrusted to Mahākāśyapa.

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Re: Atlantis

Post by LG2V » Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:43 am

Not Buddhist, but really provocative. This vid has been sitting on my recommended list for a while but I never got around to watching it until now.
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Re: Atlantis

Post by Kim OHara » Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:00 am

Coëmgenu wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:54 pm
This thread is Connections to Other Paths on so many levels.
I think it's a natural Lounge topic but the DWT Lounge has gone the way of Atlantis.
:spy:
There's always DWE. :tongue:

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Re: Atlantis

Post by chownah » Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:45 am

Coëmgenu wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:54 pm
This thread is Connections to Other Paths on so many levels.
Indeed. Plato asserted that the story of atlantis was true and that should be enough to quiet skeptical minds....after all, plato, having lived near the mouth of the cave but not being limited to its confines, had escaped the delusions of the cave although he had perhaps not yet reached full awareness of the real actions whose shadow so enthrall the mass of cave dwelling humanity.
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Re: Atlantis

Post by DooDoot » Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:47 am

Sam Vara wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:41 pm
Any Theravada? :shrug:
Cause & effect (idappaccayatā) and impermanence (anicca). :smile:

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Re: Atlantis

Post by Sam Vara » Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:11 am

DooDoot wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:47 am
Sam Vara wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:41 pm
Any Theravada? :shrug:
Cause & effect (idappaccayatā) and impermanence (anicca). :smile:
I was hoping that big round thingie in the desert might be a massive diagram explaining paticcasamuppada, but alas...

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Re: Atlantis

Post by cappuccino » Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:15 pm

For many generations, as long as the divine nature lasted in them, they were obedient to the laws, and well-affectioned towards the god, whose seed they were; for they possessed true and in every way great spirits, uniting gentleness with wisdom in the various chances of life, and in their intercourse with one another. They despised everything but virtue, caring little for their present state of life, and thinking lightly of the possession of gold and other property, which seemed only a burden to them; neither were they intoxicated by luxury; nor did wealth deprive them of their self-control; but they were sober, and saw clearly that all these goods are increased by virtue and friendship with one another, whereas by too great regard and respect for them, they are lost and friendship with them. By such reflections and by the continuance in them of a divine nature, the qualities which we have described grew and increased among them; but when the divine portion began to fade away, and became diluted too often and too much with the mortal admixture, and the human nature got the upper hand, they then, being unable to bear their fortune, behaved unseemly, and to him who had an eye to see grew visibly debased, for they were losing the fairest of their precious gifts; but to those who had no eye to see the true happiness, they appeared glorious and blessed at the very time when they were full of avarice and unrighteous power. Zeus, the god of gods, who rules according to law, and is able to see into such things, perceiving that an honourable race was in a woeful plight, and wanting to inflict punishment on them, that they might be chastened and improve, collected all the gods into their most holy habitation, which, being placed in the centre of the world, beholds all created things. And when he had called them together, he spake as follows-* The rest of the Dialogue of Critias has been lost.

Critias By Plato

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