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Re: theravada

Post by Grigoris » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:00 am

Dhammarakkhito wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:52 am
i had a vajrayana friend explain it to me and he said it was having sex with someone but acting like they are a deity
Your friend was totally misinformed.
ye dhammā hetuppabhavā tesaṁ hetuṁ tathāgato āha,
tesaṃca yo nirodho - evaṁvādī mahāsamaṇo.

Of those phenomena which arise from causes:
Those causes have been taught by the Tathāgata,
And their cessation too - thus proclaims the Great Ascetic.

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Re: theravada

Post by Grigoris » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:03 am

retrofuturist wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:58 am
Greetings Grigoris,
Grigoris wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:56 am
Somehow I don't think the Buddha considered refusing to overcome one's ignorance as an instance of sense restraint.
One doesn't need to know everything about every topic in order to become an arahant.

The Buddha didn't know about computers or inter-continental ballistic missiles, but that didn't stop him.

:focus:

Metta,
Paul. :)
The Buddha was omniscient, he had knowledge of every dhamma that he turned his attention towards.
ye dhammā hetuppabhavā tesaṁ hetuṁ tathāgato āha,
tesaṃca yo nirodho - evaṁvādī mahāsamaṇo.

Of those phenomena which arise from causes:
Those causes have been taught by the Tathāgata,
And their cessation too - thus proclaims the Great Ascetic.

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Re: theravada

Post by Dhammarakkhito » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:06 am

i edited my last comment, but my questions have been answered. i gather the buddha did know about missiles and such
"Just as the ocean has a single taste — that of salt — in the same way, this Dhamma-Vinaya has a single taste: that of release."
— Ud 5.5

https://www.facebook.com/noblebuddhadha ... 34/?type=3

http://seeingthroughthenet.net/
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Re: theravada

Post by Grigoris » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:10 am

Dhammarakkhito wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:06 am
i edited my last comment, but my questions have been answered. i gather the buddha did know about missiles and such
If he wanted to! :smile:
ye dhammā hetuppabhavā tesaṁ hetuṁ tathāgato āha,
tesaṃca yo nirodho - evaṁvādī mahāsamaṇo.

Of those phenomena which arise from causes:
Those causes have been taught by the Tathāgata,
And their cessation too - thus proclaims the Great Ascetic.

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Re: theravada

Post by Dhammarakkhito » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:15 am

if he wanted to and as well with seeing the rise and fall of civilizations
"Just as the ocean has a single taste — that of salt — in the same way, this Dhamma-Vinaya has a single taste: that of release."
— Ud 5.5

https://www.facebook.com/noblebuddhadha ... 34/?type=3

http://seeingthroughthenet.net/
https://sites.google.com/site/santipada ... allytaught

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Re: theravada

Post by retrofuturist » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:21 am

Greetings,

Ok. Questions have been answered.

Grigoris - Maybe check out the Simsapa Sutta if you want to learn the Buddha's attitude about that which he did not teach.

:toilet:

Metta,
Paul. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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