Search found 49 matches

by dude
Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: zen masters...
Replies: 54
Views: 7335

Re: zen masters...

[/bThe short of it is that everything is suchness and neither inherently good nor bad, but everyone is heir to his/her karma. So if our actions are driven by selfish intention, the consequences will follow accordingly.] I think we're pretty much on same page here. I think the viewpoint we're talkin...
by dude
Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: zen masters...
Replies: 54
Views: 7335

Re: zen masters...

asking a zen person this will get a reply such as: "that's just zen. all things are one, non dual, so sleeping with women is zen, so is beating people up Would anyone care to address this point head on? It's an ubiquitous attitude among American followers of Zen, and I've heard a lot of things in t...
by dude
Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: zen masters...
Replies: 54
Views: 7335

Re: zen masters...

i don't doubt that many of these masters deeply understood buddhism and possibly were even enlightened. i really dig zen and have read a LOT of zen literature, from tang dynasty masters works to dogen all the way up to shunryu suzuki and dt suzuki. i have trained zen at a zen temple and gone to ret...
by dude
Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:32 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddha and Ashoka: Crash Course World History #6
Replies: 1
Views: 650

Re: Buddha and Ashoka: Crash Course World History #6

It is unusual for just how sloppily researched it is, but it's hardly unique for all its distortions and outright misrepresentations.
I suppose it's a good thing that the lecturer is so full of himself and and obviously doesn't expect to be taken seriously.
by dude
Sat Dec 15, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhists are being killed in Myanmar.
Replies: 37
Views: 4065

Re: Buddhists are being killed in Myanmar.

[by that, I refer to 'countries where there is enough peace in general that one can access enough calm in meditation Yes, I see what you mean now. The Buddha said we are fortunate enough to be born as human beings and not in the realm of animals, hell, or angry spirits. I might add having got that ...
by dude
Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Question about Theravada tradition
Replies: 33
Views: 8946

Re: Question about Theravada tradition

Wesley1982 wrote:How did Theravada tradition become distinct from Mahayana & Vajrayana tradtions? . .thanks
Probably a good while after the Buddha's death, when the Theras (elders), decided they were cooler than the lay believers.
by dude
Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhists are being killed in Myanmar.
Replies: 37
Views: 4065

Re: Buddhists are being killed in Myanmar.

"Those of us fortunate enough to be living in a land relatively conflict free -"

what land is that?
by dude
Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do Zen Buddhists fully believe in Rebirth?
Replies: 10
Views: 4823

Re: Do Zen Buddhists fully believe in Rebirth?

Why are you interested in Buddhism?
by dude
Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is anyone here familiar with Daoism?
Replies: 5
Views: 1008

Re: Is anyone here familiar with Daoism?

edwhys211 wrote:I find Buddhism and all Asian religions and cultural subjects interesting, but I am looking for a secular/purely philosophical religion. In Daoism, is there rebirth/karma, or is daoism just more of a philosophy?
It's just more of a philosophy
by dude
Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhists are being killed in Myanmar.
Replies: 37
Views: 4065

Re: Buddhists are being killed in Myanmar.

Mr Man wrote:
dude wrote:"The term "cultural barbarization" is hideous."

Why? What do you think it means?
Well "barbarization" means to degrade or currupt.
Do you not think mass murder is barbarism and degrades the one who does it?
by dude
Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhists are being killed in Myanmar.
Replies: 37
Views: 4065

Re: Buddhists are being killed in Myanmar.

"The term "cultural barbarization" is hideous."

Why? What do you think it means?
by dude
Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:45 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Beliefs in Shingon Buddhism?
Replies: 2
Views: 789

Re: Beliefs in Shingon Buddhism?

It's pretty much the conventional wisdom common to all schools when it comes rebirth, karma and sitting practice (meditation). In terms of practice, it does have esoteric rituals such as mantra recitation not found in some other schools. It also differs from some other schools, though yet other trad...
by dude
Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:07 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is there a school in Buddhism that fits this view?
Replies: 32
Views: 3318

Re: Is there a school in Buddhism that fits this view?

"Is that a Mahayana Sutra ? I haven't read anything yet about the Buddha recommending punishments for people in the Nikayas". Have you never, in your reading of the Nikayas, come across examples of punishment similar to that set forth for Channa in the Buddha's final exhortation? That's not what I'...
by dude
Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is there a school in Buddhism that fits this view?
Replies: 32
Views: 3318

Re: Is there a school in Buddhism that fits this view?

Is that a Mahayana Sutra ? I haven't read anything yet about the Buddha recommending punishments for people in the Nikayas.

Have you never, in your reading of the Nikayas, come across examples of punishment similar to that set forth for Channa in the Buddha's final exhortation?
by dude
Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:41 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is there a school in Buddhism that fits this view?
Replies: 32
Views: 3318

Re: Is there a school in Buddhism that fits this view?

...The Nirvana Sutra... Care to find where this might be, with respect to any portions which can be found in the Nikayas? Probably somewhere in DN 16 , but wow it's not ringing a bell... The English translation on the Access to Insight web page is a highly abridged version, so it's no surprise that...
by dude
Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is there a school in Buddhism that fits this view?
Replies: 32
Views: 3318

Re: Is there a school in Buddhism that fits this view?

Sounds like the beginnings of a Buddhist Inquisition - will there be thumb screws and the rack for these ''enemies of Buddhism'' ? Of course not, but there are consequences. The Nirvana Sutra states that one who "reproaches, punishes, or drives [the offender] off is my disciple and understands my t...
by dude
Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is there a school in Buddhism that fits this view?
Replies: 32
Views: 3318

Re: Is there a school in Buddhism that fits this view?

Yes there are, and their contentions are absurd. They call themselves followers of the Buddha, but they are in fact enemies of Buddhism, slanderers. In the Buddha's own words, one who slanders the Buddha is someone who "Claims that the Thus Come said what he did not say, or who claims that The Thus ...
by dude
Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Question about rebirth?
Replies: 6
Views: 888

Re: Question about rebirth?

where you are reborn into. heaven, hell, animal, human, ghost. What is this about? Is this just a possible belief/concept, or did Buddha teach this? Yes, the Buddha taught that living beings (and we humans are living beings) are born into conditions dependent on past causes, and after death with the...
by dude
Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Jhana - for what doing?
Replies: 16
Views: 1702

Re: Jhana - for what doing?

What's wrong with pleasure as an expedient?