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by Coëmgenu
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam
Replies: 98
Views: 1070

Re: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam

Let's not get too into Wat Phra Dhammakāya for convenient nirvāṇa = true self doctrines. If you really want a "true self" smuggled into your "nirvāṇa," you can go to certain Mahāyānika sects. What you get will still be closer to Theravāda than anything Wat Phra Dhammakāya churns out from its endless...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is it strange to oppose the Lotus Sutra but be ok with the Pureland Sutras?
Replies: 21
Views: 944

Re: Is it strange to oppose the Lotus Sutra but be ok with the Pureland Sutras?

The no soul theory is a new theory that they would not have heard of. It was not part of their enlightenment. They achieved enlightenment and went to nibbana while believing in a soul. After their time arose this questionable no soul theory. The dharma of the Pacceka-Buddhas and of Theravada differ...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is it strange to oppose the Lotus Sutra but be ok with the Pureland Sutras?
Replies: 21
Views: 944

Re: Is it strange to oppose the Lotus Sutra but be ok with the Pureland Sutras?

The no soul theory is a new theory that they would not have heard of. It was not part of their enlightenment. They achieved enlightenment and went to nibbana while believing in a soul. After their time arose this questionable no soul theory. The dharma of the Pacceka-Buddhas and of Theravada differ...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is it strange to oppose the Lotus Sutra but be ok with the Pureland Sutras?
Replies: 21
Views: 944

Re: Is it strange to oppose the Lotus Sutra but be ok with the Pureland Sutras?

It wouldn't of course be a strange position for certain Japanese Buddhists to take, given the often ferocious historical rivalry between those sects which hold the Saddharmapuṇḍarika to be the Buddha's highest teaching and those which hold that only the Sukhāvatīvyūha is of any use in the present d...
by Coëmgenu
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is it strange to oppose the Lotus Sutra but be ok with the Pureland Sutras?
Replies: 21
Views: 944

Re: Is it strange to oppose the Lotus Sutra but be ok with the Pureland Sutras?

It wouldn't of course be a strange position for certain Japanese Buddhists to take, given the often ferocious historical rivalry between those sects which hold the Saddharmapuṇḍarika to be the Buddha's highest teaching and those which hold that only the Sukhāvatīvyūha is of any use in the present d...
by Coëmgenu
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is it strange to oppose the Lotus Sutra but be ok with the Pureland Sutras?
Replies: 21
Views: 944

Re: Is it strange to oppose the Lotus Sutra but be ok with the Pureland Sutras?

Is it strange for someone who holds a sort of Theravada position (but with a soul) to completely oppose the blasphemy of the Lotus Sutra in saying Buddha told pretty lies for 40 years and then finally taught Mahayana on his death-bed. But to not oppose another Mahayana Sutra, like the Pureland Sutr...
by Coëmgenu
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1157
Views: 128703

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

It has been 3 weeks since I underwent brain surgery to remove a tumor in the frontal lobe. I just wanted to provide an update and to thank everyone for having such “compassionate thoughts” I had no idea. I am glad you managed to recover. Many are not so lucky and many end with serious disabilities ...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Was the Buddha an avatar of lord vishnu?
Replies: 61
Views: 3483

Re: Was the Buddha an avatar of lord vishnu?

[It wouldn't be a Buddhist practice One might declare, that it would not be an orthodox Theravadin practice, at best. But even that is debatable, as a large number of (what one might flippantly call) 'Hindu gods' are a specific and undeniable part of the Pali Tipitaka; see DN 21, Sakkapañha Sutta ....
by Coëmgenu
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Was the Buddha an avatar of lord vishnu?
Replies: 61
Views: 3483

Re: Was the Buddha an avatar of lord vishnu?

I would advise the OP does his homework on why Viṣṇu allegedly became the ascetic Gautama.

Once again, since it must have been hidden in the previous post and uneasy to see.

Viṣṇupurāṇa, Book III Section XVIII

http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/vp/vp092.htm.
by Coëmgenu
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Was the Buddha an avatar of lord vishnu?
Replies: 61
Views: 3483

Re: Was the Buddha an avatar of lord vishnu?

IMO I would advise to go to the source text of this myth that the Buddha was an avatar of Viṣṇu. In the Viṣṇupurāṇa, Book III Section XVIII, Viṣṇu's descent and birth as the ascetic Gautama is explained an contextualized as a ploy to lead heretic asurāḥ (demonic titans) away from the Vedas, to cause...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: "#MeToo!" in Buddhism
Replies: 68
Views: 4534

Re: "#MeToo!" in Buddhism

actual spirituality is about negating lust, what you're speaking of may be false spirituality Your word against the word of some other people ... I think something is true, this is why I'm religious I guess this proves Binocular's thesis in your case, namely that Buddhism, like all religions, is ab...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Your Opinion Matters
Replies: 4
Views: 459

Re: Your Opinion Matters

Animals don't necessarily learn the same way humans do. My parents used an invisible fence (a wire around the perimeter connected to a shock collar) to keep their dogs contained, but not all dogs can understand the causality of I go near place ---> I get shocked. I shouldn't go near place. Or even I...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: "#MeToo!" in Buddhism
Replies: 68
Views: 4534

Re: "#MeToo!" in Buddhism

The male conmen ride the spirit-circuit to wealth and fame by handing out oriental pajamas, the female groupies plug their noses while these old men grunt over them to become either a) the spirit-guide on the spirit-circuit or b) a professional-feminist-victim in academia, either a or b is Oprah-ma...
by Coëmgenu
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: In your view, understanding, Parinibbana is:
Replies: 159
Views: 39638

Re: In your view, understanding, Parinibbana is:

DooDoot wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:13 am
Is there here-&-now Parinibbana?
This is a very, very, good question. I ask it myself often and I've never yet got an answer that didn't seem improvised.
by Coëmgenu
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On Your Way Home - A Road to Nirvana for the West
Replies: 266
Views: 17745

Re: Foundations of Human Life - A road to Nirvana for the West

By seeing the cause of your unsatisfactoriness https://foundationsofhumanlife.com/1-ego-and-emotions/ The above sounds like a superstitious clinging to language. In English, the word "unsatisfactoriness" does not appear to be an "emotion". An English dictionary says: quality - an essential and dist...