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by Aloka
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The thing about Mahayana
Replies: 21
Views: 775

Re: The thing about Mahayana

SteRo wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:34 am
pilgrim wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:02 am
What is Mahayana? Any Buddhist sect that is not Theravada and does not have a distinct Tibetan flavour is considered Mahayana.
No, Tibetan Buddhism is Mahayana Buddhism, too.
Tibetan Buddhism is Mahayana and Vajrayana.



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by Aloka
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: A cruel society
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: 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. This used to happen all the time in the western world a couple of generations ago. It was...
by Aloka
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The thing about Mahayana
Replies: 21
Views: 775

Re: The thing about Mahayana

Dan74 wrote:The bhumis are described in the Flower Ornament Scripture which was extensively studied in Chinese Buddhism.
Are they taught in Zen Buddhism...and the Zen sect/group you belong to yourself, Dan ?


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by Aloka
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The thing about Mahayana
Replies: 21
Views: 775

Re: The thing about Mahayana

Mahayana doesn't deny liberation is possible. There are 10 bhumis, or stages to complete Buddhahood in Mahayana. If you get to the first stage which means you realize emptiness, you don't have to reincarnate in samsara anymore. It is my impression that the 10 Bhumis (Bodhisattva levels) are usually...
by Aloka
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Where does the work Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way conflict with Theravada?
Replies: 20
Views: 762

Re: Where does the work Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way conflict with Theravada?

. This is an excerpt from an article written several years ago by Ajahn Amaro, with the title "Between Arhat and Bodhisattva": The Middle Way If the difficulties that have arisen over the centuries can be attributed to contentious position-taking, one way to resolve them should be through the practi...
by Aloka
Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Where does the work Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way conflict with Theravada?
Replies: 20
Views: 762

Re: Where does the work Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way conflict with Theravada?

This essay "Emptiness and Freedom" written by Leigh Brasington a number of years ago discusses Nagarjuna and the suttas,and in particular SN 12.15. http://enlight.lib.ntu.edu.tw/FULLTEXT/JR-BJ011/bj011376333.pdf and here's Jay Garfield's translation (and commentary) of Nagarjuna's "The Fundamental W...
by Aloka
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana and samsara are identical. Change my view.
Replies: 41
Views: 776

Re: Nibbana and samsara are identical. Change my view.

Nibbana and Samsara could be identical if you take Nibbana as an objective reality. Nibbana = an objective reality Samsara = an objective reality Nibbana = Samsara A frog = an animal A dog = an animal A frog = a dog SarathW breathes A jellyfish breathes SarathW is a jellyfish SarathW eats bananas M...
by Aloka
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: how to develop patience? methods in Sutta?
Replies: 10
Views: 277

Re: how to develop patience? methods in Sutta?

confusedlayman wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:00 pm
Can I know if there is any Sutta that tells how to develop patience ?
Here's one:

https://suttacentral.net/an4.164/en/sujato

and here's another:

https://suttacentral.net/an4.165/en/sujato


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by Aloka
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Situation awareness
Replies: 36
Views: 811

Re: Situation awareness

Ajahn Jayasaro talks for approximately 4 minutes about Sati Sampajanna.




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by Aloka
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What are ten Mara (Dasa Mara)?
Replies: 19
Views: 525

Re: What are ten Mara (Dasa Mara)?

Thank you Dhamma Sister Aloka. If you are interested, the Pali is below: 1. Sensual pleasures - kāma 2. Discontent - arati 3. Hunger and thirst - khuppipāsā 4. Craving - taṇhā 5. Sloth and torpor - thinamiddha 6. Fear - bhīru 7. Doubt - vicikicchā 8. Conceit and ingratitude - makkha + thambha 9. Ga...
by Aloka
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What are ten Mara (Dasa Mara)?
Replies: 19
Views: 525

Re: What are ten Mara (Dasa Mara)?

SarathW wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:57 am
Makubhawa (Arogance?)
Perhaps this is the overestimation of your attainments.
Thinking that you are Sotapanna etc.

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by Aloka
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What are ten Mara (Dasa Mara)?
Replies: 19
Views: 525

Re: What are ten Mara (Dasa Mara)?

There's " The 10 Armies of Mara" 1. Sensual pleasures 2. Discontent 3. Hunger and thirst 4. Craving 5. Sloth and torpor 6. Fear 7. Doubt 8. Conceit and ingratitude 9. Gain, renown, and honor, falsely received 10. Self-exaltation and disparaging others (from Sutta Nipata 3.2) https://dhammawiki.com/i...
by Aloka
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: worsening sinus issues
Replies: 11
Views: 488

Re: worsening sinus issues

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Aren't you able to make an appointment to see a doctor where you live, salayatananirodha ?


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by Aloka
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: worsening sinus issues
Replies: 11
Views: 488

Re: worsening sinus issues

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Try inhaling steam regularly - and see a doctor because you might have sinusitis or a throat infection.



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