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The Customs of the Noble Ones

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    • Nice read

      The Customs of the Noble Ones (From accesstoinsight)

      by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (1999; 6pp./19KB) Accordingly to one popular theory, the Buddha's teachings have survived all these years thanks to their ability to adapt to the customs of whatever culture they find themselves at each moment in history. The case of the Thai forest kammatthana tradition, however, offers a striking counterexample to this notion. As the author argues in this essay, history has shown that the true Dhamma survives only when people have been willing to adapt their own customs and habits so as to meet the Dhamma face-to-face, on its own terms.

      Edited by 2009novice 02 Apr `17, 10:29PM
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