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by oceanmen
Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Maitreya
Replies: 23
Views: 2715

Re: Maitreya

Luang Pu has always been an inspiration to me
by oceanmen
Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Mohamed & Maitreya
Replies: 3
Views: 611

Re: Mohamed & Maitreya

I don't know what this topic is about. Edit: it reads like a rant, covering several unique topics (including those already discussed on a closed topic) whilst providing no real information and asking no real questions. What is the purpose here? an apology, a reply and a clarification in regards to ...
by oceanmen
Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Mohamed & Maitreya
Replies: 3
Views: 611

Mohamed & Maitreya

I want to apologize to Cooran for getting off topic on the Muhamed (PBUH) in Buddhist script thread and to contribute in that post (which is now locked) i want to say, that i think it is not important who the Maitreya is some think Mohamed, others think Jesus, or any other enlightened being (s) the ...
by oceanmen
Sun Jun 20, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: MUHAMMAD (PBUH) IN BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES?
Replies: 74
Views: 5143

Re: MUHAMMAD (PBUH) IN BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES?

Well there are the sahih (authentic) hadiths which contain the pearl that Laurens already posted: the Aisha thing. The Quran and the hadiths were brought by the same people so how can you say that one is completely reliable and the other is complete fabrication? Don't you think that's streching log...
by oceanmen
Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: MUHAMMAD (PBUH) IN BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES?
Replies: 74
Views: 5143

Re: MUHAMMAD (PBUH) IN BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES?

وَقَـٰتِلُواْ فِى سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلَّذِينَ يُقَـٰتِلُونَكُمۡ وَلَا تَعۡتَدُوٓاْ‌ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَا يُحِبُّ ٱلۡمُعۡتَدِينَ (١٩٠) وَٱقۡتُلُوهُمۡ حَيۡثُ ثَقِفۡتُمُوهُمۡ وَأَخۡرِجُوهُم مِّنۡ حَيۡثُ أَخۡرَجُوكُمۡ‌ۚ وَٱلۡفِتۡنَةُ أَشَدُّ مِنَ ٱلۡقَتۡلِ‌ۚ وَلَا تُقَـٰتِلُوهُمۡ عِندَ ٱلۡمَسۡجِدِ ٱلۡحَر...
by oceanmen
Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: MUHAMMAD (PBUH) IN BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES?
Replies: 74
Views: 5143

Re: MUHAMMAD (PBUH) IN BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES?

Oceanmen, I'm not sure the Kalama Sutta is particularly appropriate, particularly as the "praised by the wise" seems to promote the opposite idea to which I think you are trying to promote. What I mean is, I think you are saying one should learn Arabic and study the Qu'ran in its original language ...
by oceanmen
Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: MUHAMMAD (PBUH) IN BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES?
Replies: 74
Views: 5143

Re: MUHAMMAD (PBUH) IN BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES?

Whilst it is true that there are many mistranslations, misinterpretations, misreadings of scripture - whatever it really says is almost irrelevant. When people take a book to be the infallible words of God, and they take those words to heart, and those words can be interpreted to be promoting evil ...
by oceanmen
Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: MUHAMMAD (PBUH) IN BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES?
Replies: 74
Views: 5143

Re: MUHAMMAD (PBUH) IN BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES?

I don't care much to debate Islamic scripture - it's not something that I am well versed in and I understand how it can be mistranslated. Just watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbuxJieyFxg Whatever the book says is irrelevant really. Look what kind of behaviour it generates. I can't ...
by oceanmen
Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: MUHAMMAD (PBUH) IN BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES?
Replies: 74
Views: 5143

Re: MUHAMMAD (PBUH) IN BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES?

People wonder why Islam has such a violent radical following in some cases. I think that is clear from looking at their scriptures. not the scripture as i will proof how you have shown only Partial tuth, its the peoples (muslims) perception of their religion that deteriorated the essence of the Kor...
by oceanmen
Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: MUHAMMAD (PBUH) IN BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES?
Replies: 74
Views: 5143

Re: MUHAMMAD (PBUH) IN BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES?

Mawkish1983 wrote:
oceanmen wrote:please elaborate
With reference to...
oceanmen wrote:do you have the Buddhist sutta of not believing anything unless u do proper investigation?
I think you are thinking of the Kalama Sutta. Search on Accesstoinsight for it :)

thank you

:namaste:
by oceanmen
Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: MUHAMMAD (PBUH) IN BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES?
Replies: 74
Views: 5143

Re: MUHAMMAD (PBUH) IN BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES?

Okay, well the point I was making is that Muhammed was not exactly a peaceful and "Buddhist" individual. He is claimed to have beheaded 600 - 900 in Banu Qurayza for example. There are no Buddhist scriptures proclaiming the murderous acts of Gotama. Its a popular misconception that Islam is founded...
by oceanmen
Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:30 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: MUHAMMAD (PBUH) IN BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES?
Replies: 74
Views: 5143

Re: MUHAMMAD (PBUH) IN BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES?

I don't think much of Muhammed. I wonder how people rationalize worshipping a paedophile? 'Narrated Aisha: The Prophet married her when she was six years old and he consummated his marriage when she was nine years old Sahih al-Bukhari, 7:62:64 A guy who had sexual relations with a 9 year old girl. ...
by oceanmen
Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: MUHAMMAD (PBUH) IN BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES?
Replies: 74
Views: 5143

Re: MUHAMMAD (PBUH) IN BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES?

Mawkish1983 wrote:Hmmm, I've often noticed people leave out the "praised by the wise" bit when misquoting the Kalama Sutta, if that's what you're refering to Oceanmen.
please elaborate, i dont understand
what is Kalama Sutta and what is "praised by the wise"
i m new here :reading:
by oceanmen
Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:09 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: The Great Jhana Debate
Replies: 485
Views: 75083

Re: Tha jhana debate

Do I think that deep levels of absorption are important for being able to maintain one's practice in mindfulness and concentration? Yes, they can be. And you might think so too if you had experienced what I (and many others) have experienced who have been able to attain deep levels of quietude and ...
by oceanmen
Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:26 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: MUHAMMAD (PBUH) IN BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES?
Replies: 74
Views: 5143

Re: MUHAMMAD (PBUH) IN BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES?

Rather that saying one must read the Koran in Arabic to understand ; it would be far better to say: "It is what Muslims believe that to truly understand the Koran . . . . do you have the Buddhist sutta of not believing anything unless u do proper investigation? Do you understand my point here about...
by oceanmen
Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:24 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: I am concerned.
Replies: 15
Views: 1163

Re: I am concerned.

Hello Thaibebop i think racism is a form of extremism, extreme aversion to what is different and extreme craving to what is similar and since the world today seems to be heading to more extremism, moderation is sadly misunderstood as weakness and so rascism is re-emerging - a concern for me and my k...
by oceanmen
Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:08 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: MUHAMMAD (PBUH) IN BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES?
Replies: 74
Views: 5143

Re: MUHAMMAD (PBUH) IN BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES?

Rather that saying one must read the Koran in Arabic to understand; it would be far better to say: "It is what Muslims believe that to truly understand the Koran. . . .
do you have the Buddhist sutta of not believing anything unless u do proper investigation?
by oceanmen
Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:58 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: MUHAMMAD (PBUH) IN BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES?
Replies: 74
Views: 5143

Re: MUHAMMAD (PBUH) IN BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES?

tiltbillings wrote:
oceanmen wrote:

if you take the Ego too seriously does that mean you take humility too lightly?
Humility can be quite self-deceptive, just as can be sincerity.
equinimity between ego and humility or regarding the illusion in them is what u mean?
by oceanmen
Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:54 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: MUHAMMAD (PBUH) IN BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES?
Replies: 74
Views: 5143

Re: MUHAMMAD (PBUH) IN BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES?

tiltbillings wrote:
oceanmen wrote:not a monk....i wish!!
Then why the word "ordained?"

.....i thought its applicable for non monks as well....
by oceanmen
Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:53 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: MUHAMMAD (PBUH) IN BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES?
Replies: 74
Views: 5143

Re: MUHAMMAD (PBUH) IN BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES?

I came back to reply to Tilt's question about apologies but the discussion has moved on far beyond that, so I'll do something more appropriate and make a request to those who are arguing the merits of Islam vs Buddhism: please re-read the last ten (or so) posts, mentally swapping Mohammed/Islam/Ara...