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by Sönam
Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is conducive to awakening?
Replies: 43
Views: 5386

Re: What is conducive to awakening?

So with respect, why discuss it here Sonam ? You chose of your own free will to join a Theravadin forum. You were and are, very welcome. But I would suggest that you find some means of finding common ground, because simply introducing Mahayana/Vajrayana doctrine into the various debates will inevit...
by Sönam
Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dalai Lama's opinion of Vissudhimagga
Replies: 39
Views: 4633

Re: Dalai Lama's opinion of Vissudhimagga

hello tiltbillings, ... if vajrayana teachings are so "ignorant" why to be so irritated ? may you found happiness and appeasement ! I understand that English is not your primary language. I did not say Vajrayana teachings are ignorant. I said that Wallace's approach was grossly sectarian, essential...
by Sönam
Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is conducive to awakening?
Replies: 43
Views: 5386

Re: What is conducive to awakening?

Ignorance is also a conditionned state, it's not intrinsic, it i original purity, otherwise it could not be any Bouddha, Dharma and so on ... If all starts from ignorance, all would have stay in ignorance ... ignorance can only produce ignorance. Only purity can produces purity. If that were true, ...
by Sönam
Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is conducive to awakening?
Replies: 43
Views: 5386

Re: What is conducive to awakening?

According to the kind of Mahayana view which is not shared by large numbers of those who have joined a THERAVADA forum. Starting with the idea of " primordial purity ". The Buddha is far far more radical. He started with the idea of primordial ignorance. Sonam we 21 st century Theravadins have not ...
by Sönam
Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:16 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is conducive to awakening?
Replies: 43
Views: 5386

Re: What is conducive to awakening?

Hi Sonam, My understanding is that Nibbana literally means "extinguish" and is not a thing which "appears". So for something to "Nibbana" is for that thing to, in a way, "disappear". Or so it "appears" to me... With Metta, Guy nirvana like samsara is a conditionned state, therefore it appears ! Sönam
by Sönam
Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:02 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is conducive to awakening?
Replies: 43
Views: 5386

Re: What is conducive to awakening?

Guy wrote:Hi Sonam,

Can you please sum what you just posted in layman's terms? I don't get it...

With Metta,

Guy
It tells how nirvana and samsara appear ...

Sönam
by Sönam
Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is conducive to awakening?
Replies: 43
Views: 5386

Re: What is conducive to awakening?

Possessing was a short cut, you are right nothing is possessed by no one ... "The primordial purity of the original basis transcends the extremes of existence and non-existence, and it is the great transcending of the objects of conception and expression. As the essence of the basis is primordially ...
by Sönam
Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is conducive to awakening?
Replies: 43
Views: 5386

Re: What is conducive to awakening?

What is conducive to awakening is the absence of that which is un-conducive (if that's even a real word). Awakened is our natural state however so much of what we attach to, obsesses over, or believe to be real muddy's the waters. That's why so much of our practice is staying with the raw bare bone...
by Sönam
Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Commentary on Sabbasava Sutta
Replies: 2
Views: 1054

Commentary on Sabbasava Sutta

As you may know the vehicle I'm following is not the same as the one most of you follow ... nevertheless it's about the same enlightenment. I would be interested in understanding how the following part of the Sabbasava Sutta (translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu) is understood ... and more, how it fit i...
by Sönam
Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dalai Lama's opinion of Vissudhimagga
Replies: 39
Views: 4633

Re: Dalai Lama's opinion of Vissudhimagga

... My own personal view is that Tenzing Gyatso's view of the Vissudhimagga should not be rejected out of hand. It is as interesting as that of any intelligent person who has pondered the points it makes. No more, no less. ... with no possibility thant Tenzin Gyatso could be more than a "intelligen...
by Sönam
Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dalai Lama's opinion of Vissudhimagga
Replies: 39
Views: 4633

Re: Dalai Lama's opinion of Vissudhimagga

hello tiltbillings, ... if vajrayana teachings are so "ignorant" why to be so irritated ?

may you found happiness and appeasement !

:namaste:
Sönam
by Sönam
Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can liberation be spontaneous?
Replies: 13
Views: 1218

Re: Can liberation be spontaneous?

To be at the same time, in the same place than Bouddha Sakyamuni ... is it not a "special" condition ? there is no hazard, those being there at that time had the karma for ...

Sönam
by Sönam
Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha say anything regarding plants?
Replies: 15
Views: 1098

Re: Did the Buddha say anything regarding plants?

it's true that there is specific rules for the Vinaya ... but I remember some more than 35 years ago, when I (re)discovered the Dharma (Dhamma) I was fortunate enough to read the Dighanikaya because it did exist an old translation in french ... And it was evident, as a first step for discipline (I ...
by Sönam
Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha say anything regarding plants?
Replies: 15
Views: 1098

Re: Did the Buddha say anything regarding plants?

it's true that there is specific rules for the Vinaya ... but I remember some more than 35 years ago, when I (re)discovered the Dharma (Dhamma) I was fortunate enough to read the Dighanikaya because it did exist an old translation in french ... And it was evident, as a first step for discipline (I h...
by Sönam
Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Are you wearing skins?...
Replies: 31
Views: 2287

Re: Are you wearing skins?...

acinteyyo wrote:I cannot imagine anything more brutal than human kind.
:weep:
it's brutal for "all" sentient beings ... with no distinction !

Sönam