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Arguments against ascetism

Buddhism offers no arguments against the denial of sense pleasures; except in the case of unenlightened laypeople with a genetic disposition for abiding in the realm of sex & reproduction, who ...
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Arguments against ascetism

I recall an argument (though I do not remember its source) which goes something like : If we would be purified by suffering, then we should have all been liberated already. This is because, we have ...
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Arguments against ascetism

MN 12 shows that extreme asceticism did not help the Bodhisattva. "Sariputta, I recall having lived a holy life possessing four factors. I have practiced asceticism — the extreme of asceticism; ...
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Arguments against ascetism

That may be explained by MN 36. It describes him starving, until he thinks Whatever brahmans or contemplatives in the past have felt painful, racking, piercing feelings due to their striving, this is ...
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