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by Garrib
Thu May 24, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Lay movements in Buddhism
Replies: 5
Views: 72

Re: Lay movements in Buddhism

A lot of Buddhism in the west is centered around meditation. It is mostly in lay groups where this is practiced. I went to one group here in my city that call themselves an insight meditation group. They seem to be very influenced by Jack Kornfield. These types of groups are popular every where. Th...
by Garrib
Thu May 24, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Could Tanha lead to Bhava?
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: Could Tanha lead to Bhava?

Could Tanha lead to Bhava? As per Dependent Origination Upadana lead to Bhava. The question is whether Tanha alone is sufficient condition to lead to Bhava. Do Arahants got Tanha? For further discussion please see: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=31948 I don't think Arahants have tanha...
by Garrib
Tue May 22, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Topicless Friendly Banter
Replies: 57
Views: 453

Re: Topicless Friendly Banter

I am a Buddhist, and I think a kalyanamitta needs to actually get to know people on a conventional level and then helps on an ultimate level. I don't see eye to eye with binocular here. It's ok to disagree though. I think I agree with the spirit of this thread. I wish I could find more Buddhist fri...
by Garrib
Tue May 22, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Topicless Friendly Banter
Replies: 57
Views: 453

Re: Topicless Friendly Banter

Wizard in the Forest wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 4:53 pm
I learned about Dhamma really young and I ended up taking refuge at about age 13.
I'm jealous!! Buddhism would have been a lifesaver for me during adolescence! lol
by Garrib
Tue May 22, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Musings on Race (Any other Black people on Dhammawheel?)
Replies: 38
Views: 338

Re: Musings on Race (Any other Black people on Dhammawheel?)

I don't participate overly much here, but in the spirit of sharing: I'm Brad 31 y/o male Washington State, USA Teacher/Techie (currently looking for work) https://www.linkedin.com/in/bradrgarrison111/ I can understand why people seek to remain anonymous, especially when discussing sensitive matters....
by Garrib
Sat May 19, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: no birth without rebirth
Replies: 34
Views: 697

Re: no birth without rebirth

That's quite the proclamation. I guess by contrast I am meant to assume that everything you say has a "basis in experience and reality" ? Like a fundamentalist Christian attempting to convince me about the reality of "God" or a Cultural Marxist attempting to preach the (imagined) virtues of Feminis...
by Garrib
Fri May 18, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: no birth without rebirth
Replies: 34
Views: 697

Re: no birth without rebirth

DooDoot wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 5:56 am

What you wrote, again, has no basis in experience or reality. ;)
That's quite the proclamation. I guess by contrast I am meant to assume that everything you say has a "basis in experience and reality" ?

May you be well.
by Garrib
Fri May 18, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: no birth without rebirth
Replies: 34
Views: 697

Re: no birth without rebirth

There is no contradiction. Suffering occurs because of its cause (craving and ignorance). No. Suffering occurs because of attachment to change. While craving itself is not peaceful, suffering does not occur due to craving alone. Do you not believe in rebirth? (no problem either way, I had just assu...
by Garrib
Fri May 18, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: no birth without rebirth
Replies: 34
Views: 697

Re: no birth without rebirth

To me, this passage is pointing out how lack of mindfulness leads to the continuation of dependent origination, which leads to continual rebirth, sickness, aging, death, suffering, etc...However, in my mind the possibility remains that a person who has realized a Noble path or fruit dwells with min...
by Garrib
Fri May 18, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: no birth without rebirth
Replies: 34
Views: 697

Re: no birth without rebirth

Based on the teachings, it seems death must occur without mindfulness, as follows: He dwells with mindfulness unestablished , with limited awareness. He doesn't discern, as it has come to be, the mind-release & discernment-release where those evil, unskillful qualities cease without remainder. Enga...
by Garrib
Thu May 17, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: no birth without rebirth
Replies: 34
Views: 697

Re: no birth without rebirth

DooDoot wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 9:09 pm
Do you really believe the "person" that enters into an "embryo" has conscious awareness of entering their mothers womb as written in DN 28? :shrug:
is it absolutely necessary for a person to die without mindfulness? Is unconscious transmigration an inviolable law of the Universe?

:hug:
by Garrib
Thu May 17, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Musings on Tantra and Mayahana (from: Tantric Theravada?)
Replies: 33
Views: 407

Re: Musings on Tantra and Mayahana (from: Tantric Theravada?)

Thich Nhat Hanh is obviously one of the most well-known Buddhist teachers in the world. From what I've seen, his teachings include fairly frequent references to early Buddhist concepts and texts. I suspect he has studied them somewhat intensively and considers them quite important.
by Garrib
Sat May 12, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Bhikkhu Samahita's Recent Google Groups Email
Replies: 29
Views: 665

Re: Bhikkhu Samahita's Recent Google Groups Email

http://www.the-rheumatologist.org/article/when-steroids-cause-psychosis/ Corticosteroids are used to treat inflammatory manifestations of many rheumatologic conditions. Doses necessary to control disease are frequently high (e.g., 1 mg/kg or greater), and therapy may be maintained for prolonged per...
by Garrib
Fri May 11, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Bhikkhu Samahita's Recent Google Groups Email
Replies: 29
Views: 665

Re: Bhikkhu Samahita's Recent Google Groups Email

Who would do that and why? I don't get it.
by Garrib
Fri May 11, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If you become a Sotapanna will you know that?
Replies: 45
Views: 787

Re: If you become a Sotapanna will you know that?

If you become a Sotapanna will you know that? Perhaps, no, or at least, not in all cases. The reason is "Dhamma Mirror" teaching given by the Buddha for people to check if they are stream-winners. If you know that for sure at the moment of attaining - what is the need for this "mirror"? 8-) Good po...
by Garrib
Fri May 11, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Bhikkhu Samahita's Recent Google Groups Email
Replies: 29
Views: 665

Re: Bhikkhu Samahita's Recent Google Groups Email

I don't know of any other handwriting samples, good thinking though - I saw some similar posts on his linkedin account. I just have a hard time understanding what would motivate a hacker/spammer to do that? Just for a laugh, I guess? Hopefully we'll get an update soon
by Garrib
Thu May 10, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buying flowers online is a cheap and easy way to make merit.
Replies: 9
Views: 194

Re: Buying flowers online is a cheap and easy way to make merit.

Recently my grandpa told me a story about his mother - she had quite a bit of money after her husband passed away (he was a successful artist), and every month she would make a ton of charitable donations. My grandpa started to look into her finances and unfortunately, some (but not all) of her dona...
by Garrib
Thu May 10, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Bhikkhu Samahita's Recent Google Groups Email
Replies: 29
Views: 665

Re: Email of bhante

I forwarded the email to Sri Lankan police - and told them that I wasn't sure if it was "real" or not...What else can we do?? I hope Bhante will give some notification soon.
by Garrib
Thu May 10, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Bhikkhu Samahita's Recent Google Groups Email
Replies: 29
Views: 665

Re: Email of bhante

Hello Mario I received the same email and I haven't heard anything else so far. I also posted about this in the lounge section...hopefully someone will be able to put our minds at ease.
by Garrib
Thu May 10, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Bhikkhu Samahita's Recent Google Groups Email
Replies: 29
Views: 665

Bhikkhu Samahita's Recent Google Groups Email

Is anyone else subscribed to this Google Group (Buddha Direct 2). Received a cryptic email this morning, and I am concerned for Ven. Samahita. Does anyone have any information about this??