Discourses with inferred meanings or explicit meanings

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Tom
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Discourses with inferred meanings or explicit meanings

Post by Tom » Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:06 pm

"Bhikkhus, these two do not misrepresent the Tathāgata. Which two? One who explains a discourse whose meaning requires interpretation as a discourse whose meaning requires interpretation, and one who explains a discourse whose meaning is explicit as a discourse whose meaning is explicit. These two do not misrepresent the Tathāgata." -AN 2.25 from Bhikkhu Bodhi's translation of the Anguttara Nikaya

How can one know which discourses have meanings that require interpretation, and which discourses have meanings that are explicit?

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Re: Discourses with inferred meanings or explicit meanings

Post by Dmytro » Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:38 pm

Hi ccharles,

This is explained in the book:

Francis Brassard
The concept of Bodhicitta in Śāntideva's Bodhícaryāvatāra

http://books.google.com.ua/books?id=t8W ... 4&lpg=PA74" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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