The Buddha via the Bible

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths. What can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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Kusala
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The Buddha via the Bible

Post by Kusala » Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:45 am

Another great Dhamma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

http://www.dhammatalks.org/Archive/Writ ... eBible.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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"He, the Blessed One, is indeed the Noble Lord, the Perfectly Enlightened One;
He is impeccable in conduct and understanding, the Serene One, the Knower of the Worlds;
He trains perfectly those who wish to be trained; he is Teacher of gods and men; he is Awake and Holy. "

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"The Dhamma is well-expounded by the Blessed One,
Apparent here and now, timeless, encouraging investigation,
Leading to liberation, to be experienced individually by the wise. "

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Re: The Buddha via the Bible

Post by Kim OHara » Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:24 am

:goodpost:
Formidable!
Illuminating, too.
:namaste:
Kim

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Re: The Buddha via the Bible

Post by ground » Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:49 am

Kusala wrote:Another great Dhamma talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
A teacher's job is also to inspire. If he succeeds then so much the better.


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Re: The Buddha via the Bible

Post by daverupa » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:01 am

The last paragraph of page 30 until the end were delightful.
  • "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.

- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]

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