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Tulku system in Theravada buddhism?

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Tulku system in Theravada buddhism?

Postby duffster1 » Mon May 06, 2013 6:59 pm

Hi

In Theravada Buddhism is there such thing as a tulku system as one finds in the Tibetan mahayana Buddhism? im new the Theraveda and i haven't heard any mention of it,if there is please excuse my lack of understanding..if there is not why is there not?If the tulku system was true wouldn't it exist in all schools of Buddhism?

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Re: Tulku system in Theravada buddhism?

Postby Cittasanto » Mon May 06, 2013 7:30 pm



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Postby duffster1 » Mon May 06, 2013 8:10 pm

Thank you

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Re: Tulku system in Theravada buddhism?

Postby duffster1 » Mon May 27, 2013 8:49 pm

Im just pondering if rebirth is true and its possible to recognize the continuum so to speak,surely there would be examples in other traditions,wouldn't there?if rebirth is happening why is it only one tradition claiming to be able to have insight into such matters of recognition?

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Postby cooran » Tue May 28, 2013 7:26 am

Or whether there is any verifiable evidence that it was something the Buddha taught.

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Re: Tulku system in Theravada buddhism?

Postby PadmaPhala » Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:58 am

in Samañaphala Sutra there's mentioning of perceiving the appearence and reapearence of biengs through various lifes, so a Samyak Buddha could recognize an incarnation of a specific bodhisattva.

however, i think this is not necessary since the bodhisattva itself should be able to continue the path.

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Re: Tulku system in Theravada buddhism?

Postby pilgrim » Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:49 am

In Theravada communities, there are also many incidences of people remembering past lives, but there isn't a systematic effort to identify or officially recognise who is reborn as who like the tulku system.

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Re: Tulku system in Theravada buddhism?

Postby PadmaPhala » Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:43 am

is there a way to validate phala from the samañaphala sutra?

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Re: Tulku system in Theravada buddhism?

Postby duffster1 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:39 pm

I heard a Lama say that Through Vajrayana practices and working with very subtle levels of consciousness one is able to get insight regarding the whereabouts of the rebirthed consciousnes etc.

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Re: Tulku system in Theravada buddhism?

Postby Raksha » Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:59 pm

In any Buddhist country if an infant starts mysteriously reciting Buddhist texts and acting like a monk then their parents will take them to a monastery. It is simply that the Tibetans made an active effort to identify such children. As for predicting exactly where one will be reborn that is another matter entirely. Only a couple of Tibetan masters ever had this ability.

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Re: Tulku system in Theravada buddhism?

Postby iforgotmyname » Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:58 pm

Isn't it the case that the Mahayana and Vajrayana traditions have an aim of ensuring the enlightenment of all living beings, therefore the need for a Dalai Lama and Bodhisatvas? I've been told something along these lines by a New Kadampa monk in the UK.

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Re: Tulku system in Theravada buddhism?

Postby PadmaPhala » Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:48 pm

AFAIK, there are no tulkus on Theravada BuddhaDharma.

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