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by polo
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mumbo Jumbo Buddhism
Replies: 27
Views: 391

Re: Mumbo Jumbo Buddhism

There are huge number of SGI members here. Their face lights up when they hear I am a Buddhist. Shortly thereafter I inform them that I do not consider what they follow to be Buddhism in any way, shape or form; that I would have some respect if they were pure Nichiren but SGI is a fake sect. It is ...
by polo
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Why so few Western Buddhists?
Replies: 167
Views: 12659

Re: Why so few Western Buddhists?

I think the main issue is that Buddhism goes against the grain and the vast majority of people want to go with the grain, since it's smoother. Following the Buddhist path properly involves going against your own tendencies and changing deeply conditioned patterns. This is long, hard work. On top of...
by polo
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastery may be destroyed by fire in the next few days
Replies: 46
Views: 909

Re: Monastery may be destroyed by fire in the next few days

Then the Venerable Ananda went into the vihara[50] and leaned against the doorpost and wept: "I am still but a learner,[51] and still have to strive for my own perfection. But, alas, my Master, who was so compassionate towards me, is about to pass away!" ..... ...... Then the Blessed One spoke to t...
by polo
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mumbo Jumbo Buddhism
Replies: 27
Views: 391

Re: Mumbo Jumbo Buddhism

I wonder to what degree it might be conducive for one's own practice to ponder practices of others. Well, SteRo, you have really brought me down on my knees, I must say in a few short words you have brought me back to my senses. I have not practice skillful thinking as taught by Buddha. However it ...
by polo
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mumbo Jumbo Buddhism
Replies: 27
Views: 391

Re: Mumbo Jumbo Buddhism

Any members of the forum here find the following Buddhist sect kind of "Mumbo Jumbo" ? They are the following: Japanese Nicheren Soka Gakkai Tibetan Buddhism Certain Chinese Buddhist Sect(so many of them -under different names). By Mumbo Jumbo I mean they no longer really following the real teachin...
by polo
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mumbo Jumbo Buddhism
Replies: 27
Views: 391

Re: Mumbo Jumbo Buddhism

The Chinese (outside mainland China), the Japanese and Western Tibetan Buddhists are the most prolific producers of mumbo jumbo Buddhism. Even the older Mahayana Buddhists disavow them. True Buddha School. Guan Yin Citta, Supreme Master Ching Hai, Dorje Chang Buddha, Bodhi Meditation, Falun Gong, Y...
by polo
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mumbo Jumbo Buddhism
Replies: 27
Views: 391

Re: Mumbo Jumbo Buddhism

I wonder to what degree it might be conducive for one's own practice to ponder practices of others. Well, SteRo, you have really brought me down on my knees, I must say in a few short words you have brought me back to my senses. I have not practice skillful thinking as taught by Buddha. However it ...
by polo
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Sex only for procreation
Replies: 22
Views: 511

Re: Sex only for procreation

I feel the need to address this topic again because the whole idea that sex is only for procreation is just simply beyond my ability to comprehend how this could be done. Just imagine you sleeping in bed about 2 am in the morning you have an erection and your wife who is sleeping next to you is nake...
by polo
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Sex only for procreation
Replies: 22
Views: 511

Re: Sex only for procreation

This whole wide world is exploding with new born babies. Populations just keep increasing because everybody is enjoying sex. If this is not true then why is the population exploding? Buddha of course in all his wisdom knew that humankind just cannot go without sex. So he didn't want to waste his tim...
by polo
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mumbo Jumbo Buddhism
Replies: 27
Views: 391

Re: Mumbo Jumbo Buddhism

retrofuturist wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:43 am
Greetings polo,

If I'm reading you correctly, your concerns relate less to "view", and more to "rites and rituals"... is the correct?

Metta,
Paul. :)
oui, c'est ça
by polo
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mumbo Jumbo Buddhism
Replies: 27
Views: 391

Mumbo Jumbo Buddhism

Any members of the forum here find the following Buddhist sect kind of "Mumbo Jumbo" ? They are the following: Japanese Nicheren Soka Gakkai Tibetan Buddhism Certain Chinese Buddhist Sect(so many of them -under different names). By Mumbo Jumbo I mean they no longer really following the real teaching...
by polo
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: A cruel society
Replies: 4
Views: 223

A cruel society

I just watched a documentary film on "Unmarried Mothers" in South Korea. The Society in South Korea really has a strong stigma when it comes to Unmarried Mothers. The lady had to give up the baby for adoption. Yes, of course people will say if you allow this to go on, it will encourage teenage sex a...
by polo
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The thing about Mahayana
Replies: 21
Views: 775

Re: The thing about Mahayana

Hi Polo, There is a well known monk from Thailand named Ajahn Anan. There is a talk on youtube where he is questioned about the Mahayana. In it he says that the Mahayana bodhisattvas such as Manjushri and Avalokitesvara are indeed real. They are highly developed spiritual beings who answer prayers ...
by polo
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: worsening sinus issues
Replies: 11
Views: 488

Re: worsening sinus issues

Also some foods increase the production of phlegm. Milk is bad for people who suffer from phlegm. I quite agree milk is bad for people who suffer from phlegm. Milk will make the phlegm thick and it seems to stimulate the body to produce more phlegm. I stop drinking milk after I seen what they did t...
by polo
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Foundations of Human Life - A road to Nirvana for the West
Replies: 262
Views: 15329

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

He who says doesn't know. He who knows doesn't say. ( i think it's from Zen if I am not mistaken or is it from Lao Tze the Taoist master?)