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by tamdrin
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tan Ajahn Anan says the Bodhisattvas of Mahayana are real!
Replies: 31
Views: 899

Re: Tan Ajahn Anan says the Bodhisattvas of Mahayana are real!

Not Bon . It's definately a wrathful Bonpo deity, as well as Tibetan Buddhist and Hindu ( Hayagrıva). Have a look at this : Rites of the Deity Tamdrin(Rta mgrin) in Contemporary Bön https://www.academia.edu/2385456/Rites_of_the_Deity_Tamdrin_Rta_mgrin_in_Contemporary_B%C3%B6n_Transforming_Poison_an...
by tamdrin
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tan Ajahn Anan says the Bodhisattvas of Mahayana are real!
Replies: 31
Views: 899

Re: Tan Ajahn Anan says the Bodhisattvas of Mahayana are real!

This is Zen Master Xu Yun explaining it to John Blofeld (as recorded by Blofeld): But the method [Zen] is very hard – hard even for those who practise it night and day for years on end. How many people are prepared or even able to do that? The monastery also has to serve the needs of simple, illite...
by tamdrin
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tan Ajahn Anan says the Bodhisattvas of Mahayana are real!
Replies: 31
Views: 899

Re: Tan Ajahn Anan says the Bodhisattvas of Mahayana are real!

Aloka wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:37 pm
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"Don’t be an arahant, don’t be a bodhisattva, don’t be anything at all—if you are anything at all you will suffer.”


~Ajahn Chah


:anjali:

Well you have to decide which path you are going to follow.... Kind of a silly quote really.
by tamdrin
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tan Ajahn Anan says the Bodhisattvas of Mahayana are real!
Replies: 31
Views: 899

Re: Tan Ajahn Anan says the Bodhisattvas of Mahayana are real!

I don't know either.. hahah..maybe look into the writings of that master.. hard to fathom this earth could be a pure land. Well, I was just trying to understand the whole idea of what pure land is...is it like heaven? You said we should rejoice, so I thought you would share what you think it means....
by tamdrin
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tan Ajahn Anan says the Bodhisattvas of Mahayana are real!
Replies: 31
Views: 899

Re: Tan Ajahn Anan says the Bodhisattvas of Mahayana are real!

There was a Zen master from Taiwan who had a mission to make a pure land on earth. His name is Sheng Yang and he has many youtube videos. Unfortunately the world is far too degenerate, or rather, the minds of the beings in it, to come close to a pure land. A pure land is based on everyone having lo...
by tamdrin
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Buddhas before Lord Tanhankara
Replies: 27
Views: 848

Re: Buddhas before Lord Tanhankara

Dear Friends in Dhamma, I plan to follow up with some summary of my findings. But in the meantime, I am still investigating various sources. Part of my curiosity along these lines is due to having come across mention of a very ancient Buddha, named Brahma-deva Buddha. I came across this in some foo...
by tamdrin
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tan Ajahn Anan says the Bodhisattvas of Mahayana are real!
Replies: 31
Views: 899

Re: Tan Ajahn Anan says the Bodhisattvas of Mahayana are real!

There was a Zen master from Taiwan who had a mission to make a pure land on earth. His name is Sheng Yang and he has many youtube videos. Unfortunately the world is far too degenerate, or rather, the minds of the beings in it, to come close to a pure land. A pure land is based on everyone having lot...
by tamdrin
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Metta practice in Thailand
Replies: 7
Views: 375

Re: Metta practice in Thailand

I live in Chiang Mai and there are many meditation centers here but I've never heard of one solely dedicated to metta practice. I'd also be interested to know if there is one!
by tamdrin
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Chiang Mai visit?
Replies: 19
Views: 2439

Re: Chiang Mai visit?

Anyone coming to Chiang Mai, feel free to contact me. I've been living here for 5 years now and may be able to help you out.

Cheers.
Sean
by tamdrin
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tan Ajahn Anan says the Bodhisattvas of Mahayana are real!
Replies: 31
Views: 899

Re: Tan Ajahn Anan says the Bodhisattvas of Mahayana are real!

I'm not sure if this is really that profound of a statement. Devas exist in Theravada, so it is possible the Ajahn was acknowledging what what the Northern school calls Boddhisattvas are "real" in that sense, or not definitely made up. Devas are in Samsara. Bodhisattvas who have attained the bhumis...
by tamdrin
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tan Ajahn Anan says the Bodhisattvas of Mahayana are real!
Replies: 31
Views: 899

Tan Ajahn Anan says the Bodhisattvas of Mahayana are real!

I recently listened to some dharma talks where Than Ajan Anan discusses Mahayana with a lay follower. He brought up many Mahayana concepts and Than Ajahn said the Bodhisattvas such as Manjushri, Avalokiesvara, and Samantabhadra are real. This prompted me to ask Ajahn Achalo if he had ever heard anyt...
by tamdrin
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Looking for a previous post about a woman's enlightenment
Replies: 0
Views: 247

Looking for a previous post about a woman's enlightenment

Previously, someone posted a dialogue of a woman and her monk teacher about her deep experiences of meditation. Can someone point me to where I can find this?

Thanks.
by tamdrin
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mantra in Theravada (aside from Buddho)
Replies: 9
Views: 605

Re: Mantra in Theravada (aside from Buddho)

If you like mantras why not just learn some of the Mahayana or Vajrayana mantras? Vajrayana has millions of them. In the forest tradition they use buddho, dhammo, sangho. I have heard Ajahn anan also say you can use "lokavidu" I think the point is not so much any magical power the words bring but th...
by tamdrin
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can gods can make merits?
Replies: 8
Views: 210

Re: Can gods can make merits?

SarathW wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:44 pm
It is a popular belief that gods can't make merits.
In the following video ven. Walpola Gotama mentioned that gods can make merits.
The video is in the Sinhalese language.



As I understand it... Some gods can and do practice dhamma