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Element
08 May 10, 01:27
http://www.liberationpark.org/audio/idap/9004a-1b.mp3

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Aloka
08 May 10, 01:35
Thanks, Element .. Listening to it now ! Is that Bhikkhu Santikaro's voice?

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Aloka
08 May 10, 12:55
I recommend that others listen to this too. Very worthwhile. I absolutely agree with what he had to say about superstition.

"Superstition is to depend on others....to rely on things outside of oneself."

"Buddhism is the approach of wisdom....for Buddhists to seek help from spirits, devas etc outside of oneself is superstition...the aim of Buddhism is to destroy superstition."

Very interesting what he had to say about the meaning of 'Buddha' at the end too.

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Aloka
09 May 10, 02:22
Perhaps others might have some comments.

Pink_trike
09 May 10, 06:47
The explanation of "Buddha" as the patterns and processes of the natural world clearly reflects the Dharma and is consistent with the teachings.

It reminds me of something that Gregory Bateson said: "The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between how nature works and the way people think."

(Picky, picky...but it would have been even clearer to have identified the "historical" Buddha as the mythic conceptual device that "he" is).

Element
09 May 10, 07:11
Is that Bhikkhu Santikaro's voice?

Yes.

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There is the audio talk (published) called ABC's of Buddhism, which Buddhadasa himself spoke in English. But it cannot be found on the net.

If you want some atmosphere, try the following You Tube from 4:45


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3PmajYl0Q4

Listen closely when Buddhadasa states: "Mai chai philosophy".

At 2:45 there is lovely Bodhisatva image.

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Element
09 May 10, 07:12
Gregory Bateson

I was once a Bateson fan, all books, but especially Steps To An Ecology of Mind.

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sparrow
09 May 10, 11:03
"Superstition is to depend on others....to rely on things outside of oneself."

Interesting take and that this should be considered a criticism, given Buddhism's central insight that we entirely depend on others and that everything arises dependently on things other than themselves.

Aloka
09 May 10, 13:31
from post #6

Re #6, fascinating video. Thanks very much, Element. http://www.buddhismwithoutboundaries.com/images/smilies/grin.gif


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Aloka
10 May 10, 08:31
Are there any other videos or audios that you would recommend in connection with BB ?

srivijaya
10 May 10, 12:13
Good talk and good video. A Srivijayan statue eh.http://www.buddhismwithoutboundaries.com/images/smilies/hands.gif

stuka
14 May 10, 03:22
from post #8

Buddhism's central insight is that suffering arises dependent up craving at sense contact, due to ignorance. TNH's idea of social "interdependence" as a Buddhist tenet is a modern invention, and irrelevant in the context of Theravada Buddhism.