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by AgarikaJ
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: benefits of cow urine
Replies: 18
Views: 2247

Re: benefits of cow urine

There is a quite funny moment about cow urine in Tim Ward's book 'What the Buddha never taught' ( link ): "Ruk, what's this?" I interrupted. "It says here in the Vinaya that monks are only allowed to eat medicine if it's pickled in cow urine." "Indian civilization used cow urine for many medical tre...
by AgarikaJ
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Telepathy, Clairvoyance etc. And Offences.
Replies: 9
Views: 393

Re: Telepathy, Clairvoyance etc. And Offences.

What follows can be read in much more detail here: Clough, Bradley S. - The higher knowledges in the Pāli Nikāyas and Vinaya . ------------------ It was seen as a fact during the time of the Buddha, that both Buddhist monks and Yogis could attain supernatural powers; as such, they are from a Therava...
by AgarikaJ
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Suicide
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: Suicide

Quite exhaustive article listing all possible Suttas mentioning suicide: The "Suicide" Problem in the Pāli Canon

If you are interested in examples of individuals and less in comparisons to other Indian philosophies and the Vinaya case, jump to p.131
by AgarikaJ
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theravada and mahayana
Replies: 32
Views: 1060

Re: Theravada and mahayana

That's why the best way is to go to a centre/temple/sangha, several, if possible, and experience it for oneself. A sensible suggestion with which I wholly agree. Mahayana, spread out by geography and time into a myriad of schools of thought is of course not a uniform concept (neither is Theravada, ...
by AgarikaJ
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theravada and mahayana
Replies: 32
Views: 1060

Re: Theravada and mahayana

No remnant of the Buddha remains in some metaphysical sphere … Buddha said, “There is that sphere where there is no earth, no water, no fire nor wind; no sphere of infinity of space, of infinity of consciousness, of nothingness or even of neither-perception-nornon-perception; there, there is neithe...
by AgarikaJ
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theravada and mahayana
Replies: 32
Views: 1060

Re: Theravada and mahayana

From my general observations, the difference is more on emphasis. Theravada puts more emphasis on wisdom, while Mahayana puts more emphasis on compassion. Maybe the biggest difference between Theravada and Mahayana is the concept of Buddhahood itself and this is where this differing emphasis comes ...
by AgarikaJ
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Americans not having sex has reached a record high
Replies: 12
Views: 587

Re: Americans not having sex has reached a record high

Is that a typical American problem, that people are unattractive and so superficial, that a few statistical outliers attract the attention of all others? This sounds like a very sad society to me. One where I would not live in. Not to sound trite, but should it not be of importance that one interact...
by AgarikaJ
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Was the Buddha an avatar of lord vishnu?
Replies: 59
Views: 1512

Re: Was the Buddha an avatar of lord vishnu?

No, according to the very teachings of the Lord Buddha it is not possible that he was an avatar of Vishnu. To come to this conclusion would require concluding that the Lord Buddha was wrong or lied about some things (& thus the same would be true of Vishnu). The Buddha specifically said he is not a...
by AgarikaJ
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Was the Buddha an avatar of lord vishnu?
Replies: 59
Views: 1512

Re: Was the Buddha an avatar of lord vishnu?

You can call me Fundamentalist, and I can call you non-Buddhist. You can. But what sense does it make, using ever more words without accepting their actual meaning? As in calling a fellow Theravadin a 'Non-Buddhist' because you have a personal dislike of Asian medieval history... :rolleye: Are you ...
by AgarikaJ
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Was the Buddha an avatar of lord vishnu?
Replies: 59
Views: 1512

Re: Was the Buddha an avatar of lord vishnu?

Whether you think all of Buddhism is counterfeit or not, is another discussion entirely, but for now you should respect Theravadans boundaries and not try to claim the Buddha is vishnu or that Theravadan Buddhism is not Buddhism, and not call them Fundamental Sectarians for not accepting your ideol...
by AgarikaJ
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Was the Buddha an avatar of lord vishnu?
Replies: 59
Views: 1512

Re: Was the Buddha an avatar of lord vishnu?

Well, then the Buddha of the Dhamma-Vinaya is a Fundamental Sectarian. Furthermore, not only is he a Fundamental Sectarian, but he also respects the beliefs of other religions and honours their beliefs without trying to push his beliefs onto them The hallmark of NOT a Fundamentalist Sectarian. Ther...
by AgarikaJ
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Was the Buddha an avatar of lord vishnu?
Replies: 59
Views: 1512

Re: Was the Buddha an avatar of lord vishnu?

Furthermore, anyone who is trying to attain enlightenment on this Theravada forum, is going to destroy the 3 fetters, specifically "Doubt of the Buddha, Dhamma (Dhamma-Vinaya), Sangha", which in your words is "Fundamentalist Sectarianism" No, it is Fundamentalist Sectarianism if one says that "only...
by AgarikaJ
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Was the Buddha an avatar of lord vishnu?
Replies: 59
Views: 1512

Re: Was the Buddha an avatar of lord vishnu?

It's not an error. It's an expression of the convicton that only Theravada is proper Buddhism; or at least, that Theravada is the best type of Buddhism there is. Fundamentalist sectarianism. How cute. :rolleye: You do realize you're on a Theravadan forum right? You do realize that the first fetter ...
by AgarikaJ
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Was the Buddha an avatar of lord vishnu?
Replies: 59
Views: 1512

Re: Was the Buddha an avatar of lord vishnu?

My real point was, that you make the same error as so many on here, equating Theravada = Buddhist. The terms are not synonymous at all, and I wonder how somebody who is supposedly informed on Theravadin matters can make such an error. It's not an error. It's an expression of the convicton that only...
by AgarikaJ
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Was the Buddha an avatar of lord vishnu?
Replies: 59
Views: 1512

Re: Was the Buddha an avatar of lord vishnu?

I think the above information about Mahāyānists "almost" making the Buddha into Vishnu is incorrect. I think Hindus, rather than "almost" making Buddha into Vishnu, decided just that, and furthermore decided he must have done it to punish his "students". While Shivaistic Buddhist cults were far mor...