Is religion universal?

Re: Is religion universal?

Postby Zla'od » 28 Sep 2011, 21:08

And may the Good Brothers refrain from sliming us with their ectoplasm.
"The verbs used in the most important Pali Suttas on mindfulness – the Satipaṭṭhāna and Mahā-Satipaṭṭhāna Suttas (M no. and D no. respectively) – are assasati and passasati, i.e.’ inhale’ and ‘exhale’. The same verbs are used in the Kāyagatāsati Sutta and Ānāpānasati Sutta (M no. 118 and 119 respectively). Although the Ānāpānasati Sutta uses the nouns āna and apāna in its title, it reverts to assasati and passasati in the discourse itself. The author of this article should try reading the Pali texts cited rather than drawing inferences from the title of a single text. Had he done so, he would see that the Pali texts prescribe no such thing as farting meditation." --"Mr. Dangle," responding to Eisel Mazard on New Mandala
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Re: Is religion universal?

Postby jdsmith » 28 Sep 2011, 21:11

TainanCowboy wrote:Thank G-d there is debate n this matter.


Meh, I think the obvious answer is "No" but that comes with a few qualifications. :wink:
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