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Does Early Buddhism affirm mainstream orthodox ideologies?

The title doesn't match the question. The "above viewpoint" seems to be against "oppositional framing" such as, "I am against [this thing] which the mainstream is pro" -- ...
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What do the Four Great Elements refer to?

In Longer Advice to Rahula Buddha details all the elements including space. It is a long discourse so I will only quote a portion here: Rāhula, the interior earth element is said to be anything hard, ...
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Parallel practices in Buddhism to kavacchas

At least in the Theravada tradition there are some Paritta (protection) chants: The Book of Protection by Ven. Piyadassi Thera (and here and here) Paritta Chants for Special Blessings by Ti-Sarana ...
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Parallel practices in Buddhism to kavacchas

There is no better shield than your uprightness. If you do not lie, if you not kill ,if you do not steal , if you do not take intoxications then nothing can harm you. If you have a heart full of ...
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Does Early Buddhism affirm mainstream orthodox ideologies?

What's wrong with opposing the mainstream/orthodoxy -- do the suttas say that the mainstream is always right? The quote doesn't say that the mainstream is always right. It says that, when you say ...
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Does Early Buddhism affirm mainstream orthodox ideologies?

The first sermon (SN 56.11) says: In regard to things unheard before, there arose in me vision, knowledge, wisdom, true knowledge, and light. I claimed to have awakened to the unsurpassed perfect ...
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Does Early Buddhism affirm mainstream orthodox ideologies?

There are several places in the Suttas like this one where Buddha asks to be gaurded against lust , aversion and delusion : At any time when a disciple of the noble ones is recollecting the Dhamma, ...
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