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"Faith is my seed, austerity the rain, wisdom my yoke and plow, modesty is the pole, mind the strap, mindfulness is my plowshare and goad. - Snp 1.4


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Is the “right view” as described in the Noble Eightfold Path the same kind of “view” that is described in Snp 4.5? Snp 4.5 is describing conceit, associated with disputes. Wikipedia Māna (Sanskrit, Pali; Tibetan: nga rgyal) is a Buddhist term that may be translated as "pride", "arrogance", or "conceit". It is defined as an ...


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"Monks, I will teach you the Dhamma compared to a raft, for the purpose of crossing over, not for the purpose of holding onto. Listen & pay close attention. I will speak." "And what should the man do in order to be doing what should be done with the raft? There is the case where the man, having crossed over, would think, 'How useful this ...


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Even today, in English, there are two distinctly different, even opposite meanings of the word "view". In one view we see with our eyes -- in other words, gaining direct knowledge through an experience. In the other view we see only with our mind's eye -- in other words we think something. The first is literal, the second uses the literal as a ...


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As Bonn has explained, "holding a view" means clinging to a view (ditthi-upadana). The fully enlightened ones no longer have clinging (upadana). The fully enlightened ones see things as they truly are (yathabhutam pajanati). The fully enlightened ones see the universal laws (the three marks of existence from AN 3.136) as they are, without having to ...


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Enlightenment is important for reading Sutta, or at least memorizing. Actually, the noble one in love with memorizing Sutta, so it's same ^.^ It’s been asserted that the Four Noble Truths were profound universal truths as described in AN 3.136. The Four Noble Truths include the Noble Eightfold Path which importantly includes “right view” as the first step ...


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Both statements can be valid, if you consider that the statement regarding realization is non-dualistic. Otherwise said: AN 3.136 is an upaya, a dualistic description of reality to direct the practitioner in the right "direction". SNP 4.5 is the perspective of a "realized one", meaning that he/she no longer sees a separation between him/...


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The five precepts are not a gradual training. Buddhists undertake it as the most minimum training in virtue (sila). Followers of Buddhism are expected to undertake the training in the five precepts mindfully (i.e. keeping it in mind) with right effort. If they lapse, they should continue to try their best the next time, without feeling remorse, as this is a ...


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