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by Aloka
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can a wholesale dismissal of Non-Theravada traditions result in Ariyupavadantaraya
Replies: 50
Views: 586

Re: Can a wholesale dismissal of Non-Theravada traditions result in Ariyupavadantaraya

The smart Mahayana practicioners I know have given up this practice and instead refer to Theravada as Southern Buddhism now. Personally, I just call it Theravada. Yes, I don't know of any Mahayana/Vajrayana practioners who refer to Theravada as "Southern Buddhism". Maybe its different in the USA. .
by Aloka
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: If you can only see with your eyes, what is it that sees your thoughts?
Replies: 13
Views: 522

Re: If you can only see with your eyes, what is it that sees your thoughts?

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Regarding heart/mind, the translation of "citta" at the ATI website is :
citta: Mind; heart; state of consciousness.
https://www.accesstoinsight.org/glossary.html#c


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by Aloka
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is the difference between the Theravada and Mahayana concepts of Buddhahood?
Replies: 39
Views: 505

Re: What is the difference between the Theravada and Mahayana concepts of Buddhahood?

OK - but personally I don't believe in omniscience, or the 32 marks and other myths which appear to elevate the Buddha to a kind of Superman with a weird appearance.


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by Aloka
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is the difference between the Theravada and Mahayana concepts of Buddhahood?
Replies: 39
Views: 505

Re: What is the difference between the Theravada and Mahayana concepts of Buddhahood?

Milindapanha: from Sutta Central: The Milindapañha or “Questions of King Milinda” records a series of discussions on points of Dhamma between the monk Nāgasena and the Greek king known as in Pali as Milinda. He is usually identified with Menander I Soter, who ruled an Indo-Greek kingdom from his ca...
by Aloka
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is the difference between the Theravada and Mahayana concepts of Buddhahood?
Replies: 39
Views: 505

Re: What is the difference between the Theravada and Mahayana concepts of Buddhahood?

And yet the Theravada acknowledges the omniscience of the historical Buddha, right? It might be worth reading "The Buddha and Omniscience " by Bhikkhu Analayo. Here are 2 excerpts: in the Tevijjavacchagotta Sutta the Buddha was asked whether he claimed omniscience himself. In reply, the Buddha quit...
by Aloka
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is the difference between the Theravada and Mahayana concepts of Buddhahood?
Replies: 39
Views: 505

Re: What is the difference between the Theravada and Mahayana concepts of Buddhahood?

Zom wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:43 pm
That Buddha is God? -) Well.... okay 8-)
No.


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by Aloka
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is the difference between the Theravada and Mahayana concepts of Buddhahood?
Replies: 39
Views: 505

Re: What is the difference between the Theravada and Mahayana concepts of Buddhahood?

Believe me, I read enough. And don't forget that all mahayanic texts are considered true and correct by mahayanists - there is no such thing that some mayahanic groups don't accept certain scriptures. Mahayana is all-inclusive religion (and for this reason it has a number of inner contradictions). ...
by Aloka
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is the difference between the Theravada and Mahayana concepts of Buddhahood?
Replies: 39
Views: 505

Re: What is the difference between the Theravada and Mahayana concepts of Buddhahood?

Zom wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:54 pm
Short answer: in Mahayana Buddha is a God.
Source, please?

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by Aloka
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Shambhala international
Replies: 17
Views: 258

Re: Shambhala international

LuisR wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:48 pm
That is rather unfortunate. Pema Chodrons writings are pretty good. I was given a book written by her not long ago. I like her writing style.
Sure, Pema Chodron writes some sensible advice for beginners. She was previously a student of Chogyam Trungpa and she's a nun who keeps her precepts.
by Aloka
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Shambhala international
Replies: 17
Views: 258

Re: Shambhala international

No, I don't live in the USA - but I noticed this newspaper article about them recently: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/05/buddhist-group-admits-sexual-abuse-by-teachers Somehow I don't feel comfortable with the idea of a Buddhist organisation with its own "king" and "queen" of a mythical...
by Aloka
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Buddha's Omniscience.
Replies: 40
Views: 7309

Re: The Buddha's Omniscience.

"The Buddha's Omniscience" by Bhikkhu Analayo might be of interest if it hasn't already been mentioned in this topic (which appears to be two different topics merged into one):

https://www.buddhismuskunde.uni-hamburg ... cience.pdf


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by Aloka
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is the difference between the Theravada and Mahayana concepts of Buddhahood?
Replies: 39
Views: 505

Re: What is the difference between the Theravada and Mahayana concepts of Buddhahood?

Correction my quote from "Path to Buddhahood" in a post above this one which says: A truly perfect Buddha is the best possible purity and the best possible purity (jnana). was a mistake and should say: "A truly perfect Buddha is the best possible purity and the best possible primordial wisdom (jnan...
by Aloka
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is the difference between the Theravada and Mahayana concepts of Buddhahood?
Replies: 39
Views: 505

Re: What is the difference between the Theravada and Mahayana concepts of Buddhahood?

Mahayana Buddhas are celestial Buddhas who lives forever and ever and ever. Sometimes their manifested body comes to earth, for example, our Gautama Buddha said to be a manifestation of Vairocana Buddha. So are these the beliefs in Zen, Nirichen, and Soka Gakkai, as well as Pure Land ? I very much ...
by Aloka
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is the difference between the Theravada and Mahayana concepts of Buddhahood?
Replies: 39
Views: 505

Re: What is the difference between the Theravada and Mahayana concepts of Buddhahood?

What is the difference between the Theravada and Mahayana concepts of Buddhahood? Here is a short excerpt of a Vajrayana interpretation of Buddhahood from Ringu Tulku's book "Path to Buddhahood - Teachings on Gampopa's Jewel Ornament of Liberation," from the chapter "Perfect Buddhahood "page 150: F...
by Aloka
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is the difference between the Theravada and Mahayana concepts of Buddhahood?
Replies: 39
Views: 505

Re: What is the difference between the Theravada and Mahayana concepts of Buddhahood?

What is the difference between the Theravada and Mahayana concepts of Buddhahood? Fistly you're missing out Vajrayana, and secondly there are some very different schools which are all labelled "Mahayana". This chart from Buddhanet (which I haven't read myself) may, or may not be helpful. https://ww...