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by Mr. G
Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: is there any good vipassana retreat in india?
Replies: 8
Views: 1226

Re: is there any good vipassana retreat in india?

Ananda26 wrote:
naman8011 wrote:Is there any other good vipassana meditation retreats except goenka ji vipassana in India,where the main emphasis given on anapanasati ?
I heard there is some meditation activity in Bodh Gaya, India.
Dipa Ma's student, Ven. Dr. Rashtrapal Mahathera at The International Meditation Centre.
by Mr. G
Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Tantric Theravada?
Replies: 110
Views: 31603

Re: Tantric Theravada?

Fascinating Bhante! Thank you!
by Mr. G
Sun Dec 25, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: I'd Like to Know More About Buddhanussati
Replies: 8
Views: 993

Re: I'd Like to Know More About Buddhanussati

Thank you again Nana! :smile:
by Mr. G
Sun Dec 25, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: I'd Like to Know More About Buddhanussati
Replies: 8
Views: 993

Re: I'd Like to Know More About Buddhanussati

Thanks for the information everyone.

So does anyone know what Paul Williams is talking about in point 4 I listed? I don't see how he was able to extrapolate that information from the sutta.
by Mr. G
Sun Dec 25, 2011 2:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: I'd Like to Know More About Buddhanussati
Replies: 8
Views: 993

I'd Like to Know More About Buddhanussati

Hey all, I hope this was the right forum for this thread. Anyhow I'd like to find out more about buddhanussati (recollection of the Buddha). I found these links: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn11/sn11.003.than.html#nofear1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://www.acces...
by Mr. G
Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:03 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 38
Views: 2060

Re: Merry Christmas!

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Happy Holidays Everyone!!!! :smile: :smile: :smile:
by Mr. G
Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theravada and Mahayana
Replies: 7
Views: 587

Re: Theravada and Mahayana

I reccommend the book Buddhist Thought: A Complete Introduction to the Indian Tradition by Paul Williams. Covers Theravada to Mahayana to Vajrayana.
by Mr. G
Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?
Replies: 356
Views: 43433

Re: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?

I have a friend who downloads music and movies. However he justifies it by saying he pays taxes which affords his local library to purchase movies and music to be lent out. So he says it's not that he's cheating companies, but he's cheating time (the time it takes for a DVD to get purchased by the l...
by Mr. G
Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Kadampa Tradition
Replies: 31
Views: 4834

Re: Kadampa Tradition

Mawkish1983 wrote:Except this IS a Theravada forum.
What does that have to do with having a general polite demeanor with hot button issues with your Dharma brothers? Or I guess Vajrayana pracititoners aren't your Dharma brothers.
by Mr. G
Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Kadampa Tradition
Replies: 31
Views: 4834

Re: Kadampa Tradition

Well, I'm not sure what you mean by that comment Mr Gordo. I am just giving you my honest attitude. My confidence in my own practice and the sub-tradition in which I practice means that I am not inclined in the slightest in seeking instruction elsewhere. Its as simple as that. Well, I guess I was i...
by Mr. G
Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Kadampa Tradition
Replies: 31
Views: 4834

Re: Kadampa Tradition

And seen from afar, it would appear that two camps (Dalai Lama and supporters) and Kadampas are both calling each other 'evil' for arcane historical and political reasons From afar, yes, it would seem that way. As a Theravadin I'm not inclined to take any instruction from the Mahayana or Vajrayana....
by Mr. G
Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:29 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Kadampa Tradition
Replies: 31
Views: 4834

Re: Kadampa Tradition

tamdrin wrote:Don't go anywhere near the New Kadampa, they are a dangerous cult.
^ This
by Mr. G
Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:47 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The reason im not Theravada
Replies: 160
Views: 9427

Re: The reason im not Theravada

The reason I made this threa was just to see if any Theravadin's could prove any of my assumptions wrong. tamdrin, The Theravadan's have proved you wrong as per their suttas. Do you honestly think quoting from Mahayana sutras proves you right? This is a dead end game which is quite silly and you sh...
by Mr. G
Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Thumbs up button
Replies: 87
Views: 7509

Re: Was Asoka a cakkavatti emperor?

No, Asoka is not a cakkavatti (ruler of the world), but dipacakkavatti (ruler of the continent, i.e Jambudipa or continent of west) : Hi Seniya, how about this, i found at Dīpavaṃsa : asokadhammo ‘bhisitto paṭiladdhā ca iddhiyo, mahātejo puññavanto dīpe cakkapavattako [/b] [asokadhamma, after his c...
by Mr. G
Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Origins of Mahayana
Replies: 9
Views: 3183

Re: The Origins of Mahayana

tiltbillings wrote: Chapter thrree of Paul Williams' BUDDHIST THOUGHT gives a rather nice look at the issue from the basis of very recent scholarship.
The 2nd edition of "Mahayana Buddhism: The Doctrinal Foundations" by Williams is great too. It includes the latest research up to 2008. :smile:
by Mr. G
Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Devas Pictures in Sri Lanka
Replies: 36
Views: 5559

Re: Devas Pictures in Sri Lanka

I'm not sure what I'm supposed to be seeing :?:
by Mr. G
Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Just War and Buddhism
Replies: 184
Views: 9285

Re: Just War and Buddhism

So how does this apply to such extreme regimes such as Nazi Germany? BTW I know what Dhamma teaches but would it be just for one to abandon Dhamma to stop such an evil, such as WW2 Can't one work in a support role like nurse or paramedic without having to kill? Or is this also considered a fault be...
by Mr. G
Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Where Will a Vajrayana Practitioner Be Reborn?
Replies: 33
Views: 2291

Re: Where Will a Vajrayana Practitioner Be Reborn?

Ah, wonderful responses! Thank you all! I've learned much! :smile:
:namaste:
by Mr. G
Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Where Will a Vajrayana Practitioner Be Reborn?
Replies: 33
Views: 2291

Re: Where Will a Vajrayana Practitioner Be Reborn?

I suppose that depends on how much the follow the Noble Eightfold Path... Then the question how much of the NEP is in the Vajrayana. I dont know much about the tradition, perhaps the person who started the thread could tell us? Well I think that would be a loaded answer upon my part as I would say ...
by Mr. G
Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Where Will a Vajrayana Practitioner Be Reborn?
Replies: 33
Views: 2291

Re: Where Will a Vajrayana Practitioner Be Reborn?

Hindu, Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Theravada, Vajrayana, Mahayana, Dzogchen - - - - just labels. It has to do with your intentional actions – not what label you apply to yourself. :goodpost: Rebirth is not a problem. The real question is can a Vajrayanika have genuine insight following the path th...