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by Germann
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Arahant's suicide
Replies: 208
Views: 10096

According to the traditional Commentary on this Sutta (SN 54.9), some of the suicides were Arahants

I don't know what you are talking about. So....someone made up a story about what it says in some Commentary?....is that what you posted before?....please respond to this....please answer my question. chownah It really is in the Commentary. See the Pali original. https://a.radikal.ru/a03/1908/04/5a...
by Germann
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana
Replies: 153
Views: 9201

Re: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana

You can talk about the Mahaviharavasin school, this is a specific tradition. The fact that the word "Theravada" is called, besides this, a conglomeration of the latest cults and movements, I certainly know. If you know then I'm not sure how you can take just one specific interpretation and apply it...
by Germann
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana
Replies: 153
Views: 9201

Re: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana

Germann, I just ask that you don't transition into any proselytizing or evangelizing once you get done with this increasingly discrepant attempt to backhand Theravada. It seems clear that you understand you'll be suspended if you said how you truly feel, but this campaign is still one of the more b...
by Germann
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana
Replies: 153
Views: 9201

"All Buddhists are advised to stop using the term “Hinayana”

For decades, Theravadins have been upset about the name “Hinayana,” I don't know any such Theravadans, and the Buddha said that we ought not to get upset. So I'm not upset. As far as I'm concerned, you are trying to solve a non-existent problem. Theravada is a Buddhist school of Mahaviharavasin, a ...
by Germann
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana
Replies: 153
Views: 9201

Re: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana

"Enlightenment on Nibbana" Agga Mahapandita Bhaddanta Tejaniyabhivamsa http://www.kbrl.gov.mm/book/details/002340?categoryId=58 "Nibbana exists during and beyond the sasana is permanent (nicca), durable (dhuva), and eternal (sassata) ... Nibbana can be known only by the consciousness associated with...
by Germann
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana
Replies: 153
Views: 9201

Re: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana

Germann, I just ask that you don't transition into any proselytizing or evangelizing once you get done with this increasingly discrepant attempt to backhand Theravada. It seems clear that you understand you'll be suspended if you said how you truly feel, but this campaign is still one of the more b...
by Germann
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana
Replies: 153
Views: 9201

Re: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana

You dislike Theravada and really love Mahāyāna. We get it 🤷🏻‍♂️. Why not start posting about topics that both traditions have in common? :) Rejection of the erroneous term "Hinayana" in relation to the Mahayana in the interests of both traditions. When it becomes clear that Theravada and Mahayana a...
by Germann
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana
Replies: 153
Views: 9201

Re: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana

Because I've never heard the term outside of abstruse discussions on forums like this; because I'm not aware of it harming people; because even if it were harming people there's no reason to believe in your remedy; because I don't care what names people are called; and even if I did, there's no spo...
by Germann
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana
Replies: 153
Views: 9201

Re: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana

Yes, and Theravada makes bad kamma by dismissing Mahayana.... Many Thai Ajahns know Mahayana is real dhamma and that the great bodhisattvas such as Avalokesvara and Manjushri, who teach it, do exist.. Can you provide some evidence that "many Thai Ajahns" believe these Mahayana/Vajrayana deities "do...
by Germann
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana
Replies: 153
Views: 9201

Re: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana

Yes, and Theravada makes bad kamma by dismissing Mahayana.... Many Thai Ajahns know Mahayana is real dhamma and that the great bodhisattvas such as Avalokesvara and Manjushri, who teach it, do exist.. It is not necessary to consider the Thai Sangha as a Theravada school. In the Thai Sangha, there m...
by Germann
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana
Replies: 153
Views: 9201

Re: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana

Hinayana is a motivation. It means practicing for oneself to attain liberation alone. Mahayana means practicing with the altruistic resolve to become a buddha for the benefit of all beings. A school that studies the Teachings of the Buddha but denies The Hinayana Sutras is called the Hinayana school.
by Germann
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana
Replies: 153
Views: 9201

Re: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana

May I know from somebody who called theravada as hinayana and why. I as a theravada Buddhist never worried about such a thing but I only wanted to understand the damma to escape samsara. The Mahayanists call any school that studies the Teaching of the Buddha, but denies the Mahayana Sutras, as the ...
by Germann
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana
Replies: 153
Views: 9201

Re: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana

Some reading material ..... No Hinayana in Buddhism By Chan Khoon San and Kare A. Lie http://www.urbandharma.org/pdf/NoHinayana.pdf The Hinayana Fallacy by Bhikkhu Analayo. http://jocbs.org/index.php/jocbs/article/view/72/92 :anjali: For Mahayanists, a Buddhist school that practices the Teaching of...
by Germann
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana
Replies: 153
Views: 9201

Re: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana

I think there are only some Mahayanists who argue that Therevada would be "Hinayana". This might be because they project what has been said about "Hinayana" on the Theravada. But those who have expounded what is "Hinayana" and what is "Mahayana" have never known Theravada but have been referring to...
by Germann
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana
Replies: 153
Views: 9201

This is the self-existence of dharma

self-existing dharma? Yes! After the death of Arahant, after the collapse of the khandhas, the Nibbana dhamma remains to exist independently, separately from any experience. This is the self-existence of dharma. I agree Nirvana is a realm, sphere, dimension, element Of course! That is what Theravad...