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During the 19th and 20th centuries, various Burmese monks (such Ledi Sayadaw, Webu Sayadaw. Mahasi Sayadaw, etc) and disciple laypersons (such as Sayagyi U Ba Khin, S. N. Goenka, Anagarika Munindra, etc) developed &/or taught various idiosyncratic meditation techniques, which the Thai monk Buddhadasa described as follows: Organized systems of insight ...


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People believe that something is true, that it is not true, or that it maybe is and maybe isn't true. There are major factions like this. These are split as to which texts they assume to be true and worth studying. To understand the various sections of thravada one has to look into how commentary & culture has been developing since the beginning and how ...


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i am a student of Hua-Yen philosophies, have read a handful of western derivative works and am currently working my way through Cleary’s translation of the Avatamsaka Sutra. I have, however, no experience with TienTai. I know how difficult it can be to find perspectives on Hua-Yen so I wanted to volunteer my effort here, but I need a little more to work ...


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