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Offline Ron-the-Elder

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The Pali Canon
« on: August 30, 2010, 01:47:47 pm »

Following is a link which provides an excellent visualization of The Pali Canon.  Links appear to be in progress:

resource:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patthana
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Re: The Pali Canon
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2010, 06:22:26 pm »
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...excellent visualization of The Pali Canon.
Do we need an empowerment and initiation for this?  :lmfao:

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Re: The Pali Canon
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2010, 07:25:00 pm »
It's going to take me the next seven lives to get through half of it.  


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Re: The Pali Canon
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2010, 07:29:52 pm »
Thanks, Ron, that was interesting to see that. Ajahn Brahm often tells the story about when a reporter called to ask a Buddhist perspective after someone flushed the Koran (Quran) down a toilet and it made the news. The question posed to Ajahn Brahm, "What would be your reaction if someone flushed a Buddhist holy scripture down the toilet?" Not missing a beat, and thinking of the Tipitaka, AB stated, "I would call a plumber."    :lmfao:

By the way, this is a better link, because this page includes the key:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:PaliCanon

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Re: The Pali Canon
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2010, 12:18:15 am »

Thanks Ron and Monkey Mind. These links have lead me to understand the roots in the Pali canon of my own core Dzogchen meditation practice, as defined by my teacher's teacher Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

The page which explains this is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anapanasati; the few paragraphs just before the end of the page describe the group method defined by Trungpa, which is how we practice.
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Re: The Pali Canon
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2010, 06:09:21 am »
Ajahn Brahm often tells the story about when a reporter called to ask a Buddhist perspective after someone flushed the Koran (Quran) down a toilet and it made the news. The question posed to Ajahn Brahm, "What would be your reaction if someone flushed a Buddhist holy scripture down the toilet?" Not missing a beat, and thinking of the Tipitaka, AB stated, "I would call a plumber."    :lmfao:


That's a great story. :)

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