977Re: [SanghaOnline] Re: Nanayana Many and Various Doctrines
- Jul 13, 2006Dear Ven. Pesala,
I read your post on nanayaana for me and many others(my friend) it is very useful. It gives us direction as to how to distinguish practices that based on fact, can give immediate result and consequently need to be done and from the one that was merely of myth and bogus.
Bhikkhu Pesala <pesala@...> wrote:
It seems that the Mahaayaanists on E-Sangha Forum don't have a sense of
humour. They deleted my same post there on the Nanayaana, and suspended
my account for three days for sect-bashing (not the first time this has
They obviously could not distinguish between the Mahaayaana and the
Maanayaana and thought I was criticising the Mahaayaana. (~_~) Now why
would I do that?
What I do criticise is bogus sutras that threaten rebirth in hell if you
do not believe in those Sutras, which they allege are the words of the
Buddha. One can find such threats in the Mahaayaana Sutras, but I never
came across any such threats in genuine teachings of the Buddha.
The Buddha warned that those who hold wrong views are in danger of
falling into hell unless they relinquish those wrong views. Those who
slander the Buddha or virtuous monks with baseless allegations are also
in danger of falling into hell.
The Buddha never threatened anyone, "If you do not believe me you will
fall into hell." On the contrary, he urged people to make a thorough
examination of the teacher and of his teachings.
--- In SanghaOnline@yahoogroups.com, "Sayadaw Nanda e
Siddhi" <nanda_siddhi@...> wrote:
> Thank you for this answer to Rev! for us.
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