Monday, December 18, 2017

Is There A Raft To The Other Shore Or Is There The Other Shore Part 1




Conversations As They Happened)
(With corrections To Typo Errors et al)



M

I'm listening to Punnaji's talk now


khi

ok but check out the penang hokkien movie entirely in hokkien when u are finished listening to guruji punnaji


M

Guruji
Hahahahhaha
So how?


khi

yeah Punnaji is a teacher isn't the venerable?



M

He researched the original teachings of the buddha as per in the pali canon. Discovered that the original teachings are almost lost today.
All so many mistranslations in all the books we read about buddhism. I'm so thankful to punnaji.

Great to have a medical doctor + clinical psychologist like him to be able to explain the original teachings so clearly.


khi

the theravada relies on the Pali script canon. mahayana more on the hindu side. but truth if it exists transcends all as it should, shouldn't it


M

In the original teachings of the buddha there are no theravada or mahayana. Those schools happened after the Buddha passed on. There is only one buddhism. No such things as mahayana, vajyarana, theravada, tibetan, Zen etc.

We basically assume that the original teachings of the buddha has all but disappeared today.


khi

very well. but human nature is such that everyone interprets as she likes. and who has the copyright to truth? unfortunately, by the time a master has passed away the flavour of what she said loses it's essence haha


M

What we read today are quite off the mark simply because it was originally translated by the british who went to sri lanka and didn't know anything about psychology nor Sanskrit or pali. Then they translated it into English and it went on from there, whatever mistranslation was taken as gospel. No one questioned.


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To be continued in Part 2 

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