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Buddhism Buddhist "oneness", What Is Your Interpretation?

Discussion in 'Interfaith Dialogues' started by Neutral Singh, Jul 24, 2004.

  1. Neutral Singh

    Neutral Singh
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    Here is a verse from SUTTA NIPATA IV.16:

    " 'A monk, mindful,
    his mind well-released,
    contemplating the right Dhamma
    at the right times,
    on coming
    to oneness
    should annihilate
    the Blessed One said."

    I have come across people making statements that "oneness" has no place in orthodox Buddhism. They say that "oneness" is either a "later addition" by Mahayanists, or that it is a poor word choice by translators. Yet, here it is in the Pali Canon, no less.

    Any comments?
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