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New Early Buddhism sub-forum

Post by retrofuturist » Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:53 am


I just wanted to bring to your attention the following new sub-forum in the General Dhamma section...

Early Buddhism
Textual analysis and comparative discussion on early Buddhist sects and texts.

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In the very embryonic days of Dhamma Wheel we did have an Early Buddhism forum but we removed it as we neither had the traffic, nor enough collective interest in the subject to do it justice. Thankfully both of these factors have changed (with many thanks to venerable Paññāsikhara, in particular) and we're able to trial this concept once more.

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions with regards to this new sub-forum, please feel free to comment!

Retro. :)
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Re: New Early Buddhism sub-forum

Post by BlackBird » Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:57 am

Good on ya mate

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'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta

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Re: New Early Buddhism sub-forum

Post by seanpdx » Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:37 pm

Excellent! This is great! =)

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Re: New Early Buddhism sub-forum

Post by Fede » Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:26 pm

(I'll try to apply myself, but if the later Theravada Buddhism boggles me, I'm not too optimistic.....)
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

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Re: New Early Buddhism sub-forum

Post by Tex » Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:19 am

Great idea, thanks!
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"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." -- Heraclitus

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Re: New Early Buddhism sub-forum

Post by adeh » Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:18 pm

Great news.....

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Re: New Early Buddhism sub-forum

Post by bodom » Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:40 pm

Much welcome addition. Glad to see it's back.

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To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

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well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

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"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

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Re: New Early Buddhism sub-forum

Post by Modus.Ponens » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:55 pm

He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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