Is mahayana Buddism?

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Re: Is mahayana Buddism?

Postby Dan74 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:53 pm

This may all be so. I don't see this in Zen practice that I have experienced, but perhaps I have not gone far enough to make any reasonable judgments.

I think it would make a lot of sense to post it where there could be people with comparable experience who could really appreciate what you are saying, be in the position to respond and to benefit from your insights. Like dharmawheel.net perhaps?

This would surely be worthwhile.
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Re: Is mahayana Buddism?

Postby whynotme » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:36 am

Dear suttameta,

It seems you spent many dedicated time for the spiritual path, are you a bhikkhu?

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Re: Is mahayana Buddism?

Postby whynotme » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:04 pm

Thank you, just checked, the patimokkha is against 4 jhanas, stream enterer, one returner, no returner, arahant and many other things

And did you mean you have achieved 3rd or 4th jhana?

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Re: Is mahayana Buddism?

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Re: Is mahayana Buddism?

Postby whynotme » Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:55 pm

So, coz you are not ordained, have you achieved 3rd or 4th jhana?

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Re: Is mahayana Buddism?

Postby suttametta » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:01 pm

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Re: Is mahayana Buddism?

Postby Anagarika » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:27 pm

My two cents: It's a very good practice in general to not question and/or not discuss whether one has attained jhanas, or not, or even if they know one way or the other. To make jhana "achievement" a subject of discussion really leads one into a swamp of trying to explain or experience jhanas as attainments or goals to attainment. As I understand jhana practice, it can be taught by a skilled teacher, but it must be experienced very personally. I've never read of a trusted Bhikkhu discussing his own jhana achievements (perhaps others can cite to such a teaching). I feel that one might be able to discuss the first jhana and explain it on a personal level, but beyond that, the practice of jhanas can be studied, but not discussed as a personal achievement.

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Re: Is mahayana Buddism?

Postby Ron-The-Elder » Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:53 pm

What Makes an Elder? :
A head of gray hairs doesn't mean one's an elder. Advanced in years, one's called an old fool.
But one in whom there is truth, restraint, rectitude, gentleness,self-control, he's called an elder, his impurities disgorged, enlightened.
-Dhammpada, 19, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.


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