[DhammaStudyGroup] Re: Misunderstanding of Buddhism
>From: Robert Kirkpatrick <robertkirkpatrick@...>Robert,
>Subject: [DhammaStudyGroup] Re: Abnegation and Buddhism
did you have any more useful discussions in Bkk...I expect you're back in
Japan now. Your kids must be happy to see you!
Your comments below can be a reminder to have loving kindness (metta) and
compassion (karuna) to those who have not been so fortunate to hear or even
understand a little about the essence of the Buddha's teachings. It's a good
reminder for me.
>Even some who study______________________________________________________
>Abhidhamma miss the point.
>I guess this is not surprising - for so many lives we
>have done everything for self. Thus when it comes to
>the path we try to make our "self" better, or calmer,
>or wiser, or have less desire. It really is something
>radically new to walk a path that gives up the belief