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by jmccoy
Sat May 05, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice
Replies: 102
Views: 4327

Re: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice

I apologize for all comments I have been made on this forum and especially by me in particularly this specific thread (probably not in any other).
:goodpost:
by jmccoy
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice
Replies: 102
Views: 4327

Re: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice

Then all you have are various ideas that you've formulated through reading his books and accounts of others. You have no first hand experience of what it is like to be around him and his disciples and live the life that he is proposing. Am I correct? You could be completely mistaken about your conc...
by jmccoy
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are you already the Buddha?
Replies: 12
Views: 444

Re: Are you already the Buddha?

alfa wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:07 pm
Friends,

Call it nirvana, enlightenment, awakening, whatever.

What is the evidence that one has attained it?
It's when you know with absolute certainty:

“Birth is exhausted, lived is the holy life, done is what was to be done, there is nothing more to be done.”
by jmccoy
Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice
Replies: 102
Views: 4327

Re: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice

Did you ever meet him? No Then all you have are various ideas that you've formulated through reading his books and accounts of others. You have no first hand experience of what it is like to be around him and his disciples and live the life that he is proposing. Am I correct? You could be completel...
by jmccoy
Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice
Replies: 102
Views: 4327

Re: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice

He liked to change his name every couple of years. Identity problem? Sure but when one has no identity then it is appropriate to have an identity problem. One could say he was perhaps adjusting his identity to suit the conditions/circumstances of his disciples Somewhere else on this site someone me...
by jmccoy
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice
Replies: 102
Views: 4327

Re: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice

.. neither Swami Vivekananda nor Ramana Maharishi .. the only two people I believe attained Nirvikalpa Samadhi (others may have but we do not know of them .. and many claim but are most probably nit telling truth) did not do all the twisting either. What is your take on Adi Da Samraj? He liked to c...
by jmccoy
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Vipassana is not the way to enlightenment.
Replies: 22
Views: 959

Re: Vipassana is not the way to enlightenment.

Vipassana is not the way to enlightenment. Just sitting ten hours is a waste of time. The best time to sleep is after 4.00am. You can meditate about one hour at 7.00am. It is more productive. Observing precepts are more important than meditation to attain enlightenment. Is this a fair criticism? ht...
by jmccoy
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice
Replies: 102
Views: 4327

Re: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice

Even though pranayama is more or less disregarded in Buddhist practice we still have to consider that in deep meditation (such as extended anapana) breathing slows dramatically or even "stops." Don't the yogis call this "kevala kumbhaka?" Pranayama is a type of "brute force" cultivation of the so-c...
by jmccoy
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice
Replies: 102
Views: 4327

Re: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice

I honestly fail to see how analyzing the omission of practicing pranayama against the inclusion of practicing pranayama is "slightly off topic" especially in the wake of several responses on your part and others' about Brahman / Nothingness (which is more than slightly off topic). Doesn't your chea...
by jmccoy
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice
Replies: 102
Views: 4327

Re: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice

Even though pranayama is more or less disregarded in Buddhist practice we still have to consider that in deep meditation (such as extended anapana) breathing slows dramatically or even "stops." Don't the yogis call this "kevala kumbhaka?" Pranayama is a type of "brute force" cultivation of the so-c...
by jmccoy
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice
Replies: 102
Views: 4327

Re: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice

Even though pranayama is more or less disregarded in Buddhist practice we still have to consider that in deep meditation (such as extended anapana) breathing slows dramatically or even "stops." Don't the yogis call this "kevala kumbhaka?" Pranayama is a type of "brute force" cultivation of the so-c...
by jmccoy
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice
Replies: 102
Views: 4327

Re: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice

Even though pranayama is more or less disregarded in Buddhist practice we still have to consider that in deep meditation (such as extended anapana) breathing slows dramatically or even "stops." Don't the yogis call this "kevala kumbhaka?" Pranayama is a type of "brute force" cultivation of the so-ca...
by jmccoy
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice
Replies: 102
Views: 4327

Re: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice

I'm not even sure if Brahman is at all in the purview of this discussion. I thought the purview here was about practice. Buddhism places less or no emphasis on pranayama (and therefore basically kundalini / laya yoga) or niyama. Otherwise all the semblances of yama, asana, pratyahara, and samyama ar...
by jmccoy
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice
Replies: 102
Views: 4327

Re: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice

And you are correct .. the destination is different .. and in all probability when one is at very end .. one finds Brahman to be nothingness. That nothing is the only something which exists. :namaste: Whatever it is is what it is. But good to also remember that Brahman is described as both Nirguna ...
by jmccoy
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice
Replies: 102
Views: 4327

Re: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice

I feel when it comes to practice, H and B are very similar. They differ only on the destination. While Hindus believe in an ultimate reality, Buddhists don't. And you are correct .. the destination is different .. and in all probability when one is at very end .. one finds Brahman to be nothingness...