Is classical Theravada mostly proven false by Nagarjuna?

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Lankamed
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Re: Is classical Theravada mostly proven false by Nagarjuna?

Post by Lankamed » Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:27 am

retrofuturist wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:35 am
Greetings Zan,
retrofuturist wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:32 am
I would recommend reading "The Heretic Sage"... a short series of interviews with ven. Nanananda.
zan wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:04 pm
Thanks! At a cursory glance it seems like the Venerable in the article agrees with Nagarjuna? Am I reading it wrong?
I'll be wary of what I say, mindful of the section we're in, but the key takeaway from ven. Nanananda's comments is that whilst Nagarjuna knew his stuff, Nanananda found that he didn't need to quote Nagarjuna or any other Mahayana resources in his Nibbana Sermons, because the relevant points which those resources might try to highlight, are already adequately and more appropriately covered in the Sutta Pitaka.

Metta,
Paul. :)
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Re: Is classical Theravada mostly proven false by Nagarjuna?

Post by Caodemarte » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:59 pm

Lankamed wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:27 am
retrofuturist wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:35 am
Greetings Zan,
retrofuturist wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:32 am
I would recommend reading "The Heretic Sage"... a short series of interviews with ven. Nanananda.
zan wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:04 pm
Thanks! At a cursory glance it seems like the Venerable in the article agrees with Nagarjuna? Am I reading it wrong?
I'll be wary of what I say, mindful of the section we're in, but the key takeaway from ven. Nanananda's comments is that whilst Nagarjuna knew his stuff, Nanananda found that he didn't need to quote Nagarjuna or any other Mahayana resources in his Nibbana Sermons, because the relevant points which those resources might try to highlight, are already adequately and more appropriately covered in the Sutta Pitaka.

Metta,
Paul. :)
:twothumbsup:
Wonderful comment that would make Nagarjuna’s heart gladden. His philosophizing and many works had a soteriological purpose and were explicitly intended to show what was implicit in the Buddha’s teaching and its logical implications to those who trapped themselves with faulty assumptions, delusions, and endless attachments. To have people not need any such assistance can only make a true teacher thrilled.

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