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by polo
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will everything be repeated in next life?
Replies: 16
Views: 543

Re: Will everything be repeated in next life?

(...) Im rather upset about the principle of rebirth and that the same suffering I hab in this life will just be repeated the nature of our suffering is a result of near-infinite complexity. in order for it to repeat itself, the whole universe must repeat itself. so , no, it won't. Dhammacoustic, y...
by polo
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Ancient Buddhist Civilization in Afghanistan
Replies: 1
Views: 728

Re: Ancient Buddhist Civilization in Afghanistan

Manopubbangama wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:12 pm



Great Documentary.
Thank you very much for uploading such wonderful videos.Much appreciated.
by polo
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Guidance on Anger
Replies: 18
Views: 1397

Re: Guidance on Anger

Hello there, I wish to explain here how Abhidhamma Science deal with this problem. Yes, there is a branch called Abhidhamma Science- they study everything from anger to other pyschological problems . I will try to be precise so people don't get bored. Read what I wrote and take time to contemplate o...
by polo
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: You have to be an Arahant to become an Arahant!!
Replies: 19
Views: 590

Re: You have to be an Arahant to become an Arahant!!

Little kids dream themselves flying around as superman or batman, is it something of that nature? I need someone to give me a complete details of the characters of an arahant- anyone ? Please .
by polo
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mumbo Jumbo Buddhism
Replies: 39
Views: 1130

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: 176
Views: 15724

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: 66
Views: 2419

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: 39
Views: 1130

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: 39
Views: 1130

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: 39
Views: 1130

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: 39
Views: 1130

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: 35
Views: 1303

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: 35
Views: 1303

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: 39
Views: 1130

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: 39
Views: 1130

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...