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by dharmacorps
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 24
Views: 260

Re: Slandering buddha

If people don't understand the Buddha's teaching, misinterpret it, or speak ill of him or other religious teachers, that is the problem of the speakers exclusively. No need to silence them or punish them. This isn't a Judeo-Christian religion which encourages us to chastise non-believers.
by dharmacorps
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Love in sutta or commantaries?
Replies: 10
Views: 152

Re: Love in sutta or commantaries?

I'm unaware of any place in the Buddha's teaching where he says the universe is love, or anywhere where he says the universe is one. There are probably many places where he is very restrained about making statements of a general sense at all about the universe. There is significant evidence the idea...
by dharmacorps
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: can you be superstitious in buddhism
Replies: 18
Views: 283

Re: can you be superstitious in buddhism

That's a shade different though. If ghosts and spirits didn't exist, I don't think the Buddha would have confirmed their existence. He wasn't just humoring the culture he was in.
by dharmacorps
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can a wholesale dismissal of Non-Theravada traditions result in Ariyupavadantaraya
Replies: 51
Views: 758

Re: Can a wholesale dismissal of Non-Theravada traditions result in Ariyupavadantaraya

Psychobabble said it best-- just be respectful of other traditions and don't worry about it. If you feel you haven't been respectful enough of them them in the past, then resolve to be more respectful in the future. There is nothing else to be done.
by dharmacorps
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: can you be superstitious in buddhism
Replies: 18
Views: 283

Re: can you be superstitious in buddhism

Acknowledging the existence of something supernatural is different than trying to worship something supernatural. The Buddha never suggested we worship ghosts, spirits, or try to control other forces of nature-- that would be superstition. Wish them goodwill and move along. That said, of course ther...
by dharmacorps
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Strong aversion against blue veins
Replies: 9
Views: 190

Re: Strong aversion against blue veins

Contrary to what you may have heard, or been told, I think this is something that can be helped by psychotherapy or other treatment.
by dharmacorps
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How to claim, when to claim!
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: How to claim, when to claim!

JamesTheGiant wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:27 pm
Why would you claim at all? If you get awakened you'll have no ego. If you have no ego you don't need to tell others you're awakened. Ego ego EGO.
Exactly!! :anjali:
by dharmacorps
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Which translation do you prefer: V Thanissaro or V Bodhi's ?
Replies: 70
Views: 4665

Re: Which translation do you prefer: V Thanissaro or V Bodhi's ?

I prefer TB's translations because I am more convinced he understands and practices the Buddhist teachings. His translations do require more work in thinking/processing to understand but in the end I find it results in a better individual grasp of the teachings which is the point of translations.
by dharmacorps
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Questions About the Thai Forest Tradtion
Replies: 13
Views: 481

Re: Questions About the Thai Forest Tradtion

Its also notable that Ajahn Chah studied briefly under Ajahn Mun. When it comes down to it, its about dilligence of practice and observing the vinaya, and the rest is politics. I am sure if you asked Thanissaro Bhikkhu he would probably agree as he routinely refers to Ajahn Chah and visits Ajahn Cha...
by dharmacorps
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Questions About the Thai Forest Tradtion
Replies: 13
Views: 481

Re: Questions About the Thai Forest Tradtion

This is mostly about politics really, rather than substantive differences in practice.
by dharmacorps
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Overcoming Fear of Death
Replies: 15
Views: 356

Re: Overcoming Fear of Death

Technically, I don't think you can practice to overcome the fear of death. But if you earnestly practice the path, the fear of death will disappear at stream entry, or at least that's the traditional teaching.
by dharmacorps
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Do away with admins
Replies: 7
Views: 335

Re: Do away with admins

One of the many benefits of having moderators, even imperfect ones, is preventing a mob rule by vociferous people with an axe to grind.
by dharmacorps
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is there an equivalent to Tantra in Theravada Buddhism?
Replies: 79
Views: 1176

Re: Is there an equivalent to Tantra in Theravada Buddhism?

Grigoris wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:35 pm
dharmacorps wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:57 pm
Or you could say Tantra was not taught by the Buddha.
No, because some Tantra was taught by the Buddha.
Sutta reference?
by dharmacorps
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is there an equivalent to Tantra in Theravada Buddhism?
Replies: 79
Views: 1176

Re: Is there an equivalent to Tantra in Theravada Buddhism?

Or you could say Tantra was not taught by the Buddha.
by dharmacorps
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: If you can only see with your eyes, what is it that sees your thoughts?
Replies: 13
Views: 528

Re: If you can only see with your eyes, what is it that sees your thoughts?

LostOne wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 1:58 am
If you can only see with your eyes, what is it that sees your thoughts?

:meditate:
Its a different function of the 5 aggregates. Thoughts are thoughts, perceptions relate to the eye function. That's all.