The Brahmajāla-sutta

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The Brahmajāla-sutta

Post by drpaulfuller » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:09 pm

This is a recent post on the Brahmajāla-sutta. Might be of interest:
http://drpaulfuller.wordpress.com/2014/ ... teachings/

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Re: The Brahmajāla-sutta

Post by boris » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:04 am

63rd View?

The Brahmajāla-sutta, we may think, does not explicitly contain a sixty-third view which is the insight and knowledge which gives the correct proposition in opposition to the sixty-two views. This is true as far as it goes, but also misleading. In my understanding, the Brahmajāla-sutta does suggest what correct knowledge is. This is knowledge (or understanding) of rise and fall, the anuloma and paṭiloma (forward and reverse) knowledge (or understanding) of ‘dependent-origination’ (paṭicca-samuppāda):
It is wrong idea to put right view in the same level as 62 brahmajala views. Rison is simple: righ view is view only on verbal plane, in reality it is direct knowlegde. 62 views are dependent on sakkya-ditthi, but to be free from sakkaya-diithi it is not matter of rational view which can be attained by only reasoning, but direct experience of sotapanna.
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Re: The Brahmajāla-sutta

Post by Pondera » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:25 am

Oh no! I think someone is applying Gödel's incompleteness theorem to the Brahmajala!!!! :sage:
A wise man once asked an audience, "why do the ignorant shrug their shoulders?"

No one in the audience knew. They shrugged their shoulders, however the wise man only laughed and shook his head. He didn't explain any further.

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