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Old 16-01-2021, 04:25 PM
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Can you point out the Sutra please where The Buddha called Himself a Boddisattva ?
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DN 14 Mahâpadāna Sutta

Not only himself, but previous buddhas were called Bodhisattas before buddhahood.
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Old 16-01-2021, 05:18 PM
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DN 14 Mahâpadāna Sutta

Not only himself, but previous buddhas were called Bodhisattas before buddhahood.


Thank you... You do know that this is a Fable/Myth not to be taken literally
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Old 16-01-2021, 05:31 PM
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Thank you... You do know that this is a Fable/Myth not to be taken literally

What is the Fable/Myth?
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Old 16-01-2021, 09:51 PM
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Resolve for Bodhi

There are many Mahayana texts on developing the altruistic, selfless motivation and practices for being a bodhisattva now and in future lifetimes.

This is just one example, but it has a commentary by a real Bodhisattva, Master Hsuan Hua. Enjoy, learn and practice!

https://www.berkeleymonastery.org/uploads/6/3/3/1/6331706/exhortation_to_resolve_upon_bodhi__content__21_feb _2013_with_cover.pdf
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Old 18-01-2021, 12:21 AM
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Thank you... You do know that this is a Fable/Myth not to be taken literally

How did you come to that conclusion?

Please provide the Sutra?
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Old 18-01-2021, 07:24 AM
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How did you come to that conclusion?

Please provide the Sutra?
https://encyclopediaofbuddhism.org/w...hist_mythology

We've had this conversation numerous times and I've provided Dharma Teachings for you to study. I personally didn't come to this conclusion, Buddhist Scholars did, using ' Common Sense ' and The Cannon
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Old 18-01-2021, 08:31 AM
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https://encyclopediaofbuddhism.org/w...hist_mythology

We've had this conversation numerous times and I've provided Dharma Teachings for you to study. I personally didn't come to this conclusion, Buddhist Scholars did, using ' Common Sense ' and The Cannon
That is the opinion of various people and it is not a sutra.

If you remember, you always ask for a sutra. You claim if it is not in a sutra, then it is not true. But now, you seem to imply that sutras are not reliable and they might even be wrong.

Which carries more weight: opinions or a sutras?
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That is the opinion of various people and it is not a sutra.

If you remember, you always ask for a sutra. You claim if it is not in a sutra, then it is not true. But now, you seem to imply that sutras are not reliable and they might even be wrong.

Which carries more weight: opinions or a sutras?
Can you point out where I said Sutras are not important and may be wrong please ? Thanks....
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Old 18-01-2021, 11:48 AM
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Maybe this will help you in answering your question?


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Thank you... You do know that this is a Fable/Myth not to be taken literally.


Quote:
Originally Posted by BigJohn
How did you come to that conclusion?

Please provide the Sutra?


Quote:
Originally Posted by sky123
https://encyclopediaofbuddhism.org/w...hist_mythology


We've had this conversation numerous times and I've provided Dharma Teachings for you to study. I personally didn't come to this conclusion, Buddhist Scholars did, using ' Common Sense ' and The Cannon.


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Originally Posted by BigJohn
That is the opinion of various people and it is not a sutra.


If you remember, you always ask for a sutra. You claim if it is not in a sutra, then it is not true. But now, you seem to imply that sutras are not reliable and they might even be wrong.

Which carries more weight: opinions or a sutras?

Quote:
Originally Posted by sky123
Can you point out where I said Sutras are not important and may be wrong please ? Thanks....


If you can not provide a sutra to support your position that claims that "you seem to imply that sutras are not reliable and they might even be wrong", that is okay. Let's leave it at that. No need to answer unless you have found a sutra to support your position.


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Old 18-01-2021, 12:18 PM
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Maybe this will help you in answering your question?


If you can not provide a sutra to support your position that claims that "you seem to imply that sutras are not reliable and they might even be wrong", that is okay. Let's leave it at that. No need to answer unless you have found a sutra to support your position.
Can you point out where I said Sutras are not IMPORTANT and may be WRONG please ? Thanks..

I noticed you altered your Post and removed some of it. Lol
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