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by gingercatni
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pure Land Buddhism and the Pali Canon
Replies: 39
Views: 3516

Re: Pure Land Buddhism and the Pali Canon

Hi everyone, I'm possibly going to offend some people here and I apologise in advance. I have been practicing Pureland for years though I've started to return to the school where it all began Theravada. When I started with Theravada I felt it was just a little beyond my understanding and not knowing...
by gingercatni
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Picking up the threads of Theravada again
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Picking up the threads of Theravada again

Hi everyone!:) This may be a long winded post so I apologise! I became a Buddhist in 2007/08 and I initially came across the practices of Theravada, For about two years i practiced Theravada Buddhism but being very isolated and english sutta transaltions few and far between, I moved over to Pureland...
by gingercatni
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Origin of Amitabha Buddha?
Replies: 48
Views: 9883

Re: Origin of Amitabha Buddha?

Hello everyone, I came across this post while surfing looking for something pureland related (thanks google lol!) I just want to add my opinion here. I'm a pureland buddhist, but before I started learning the pureland teachings, I began with Theravada. My journey began in 2008, I practiced meditatio...
by gingercatni
Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: wesak, why one day?
Replies: 6
Views: 428

wesak, why one day?

Hello I've often been curious why Wesak is celebrated in one day rather than 3 individual days, like other traditions. The only reference for this I can find is that the Buddhist council in Sri Lanka in 1950 made this decision, but why? Is there documented times of year for each of these aspects of ...
by gingercatni
Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:41 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: buddhism brought Islam!
Replies: 15
Views: 1363

Re: buddhism brought Islam!

You'll have to prove that. *In other words, what is your point?* No one believes Buddhism brought Islam. Hi Alan, Sorry you misunderstood me, I know Buddhism has nothing to do with Islam. I found this video by some Islam expert who says otherwise, it's absolute nonsense if you watch it. Take care S...
by gingercatni
Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:23 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: buddhism brought Islam!
Replies: 15
Views: 1363

buddhism brought Islam!

Check this video out, breathtaking, as are the responses to my posts. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrlE4R5Sy9U" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Oh, and yes I should not have debated with a Muslim who agrees killing gay people is the right thing to do, but sadly this person got my goa...
by gingercatni
Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Over confidence in our understanding of Suttas
Replies: 121
Views: 9713

Re: Over confidence in our understanding of Suttas

I think the general view if it's not in the pali canon then it's not true point of view Theravada has is very limiting. I believe in Tara but I'm a Theravada buddhist. Just because it's not written doesn't mean it's not true
by gingercatni
Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tantra II
Replies: 25
Views: 3734

Re: Tantra II

[/quote] I came here to get another perspective on tantra. I was having doubts about how authentic it is. Even stating so got me a good scolding on another Buddhist website. According to some I should not even have doubts, much less talk about them openly. I wanted to know why tantra is not taught i...
by gingercatni
Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Other traditions
Replies: 13
Views: 1302

Re: Other traditions

Maybe you should ask the question to those who do. ... and Dhamma Wheel's sibling site, Dharma Wheel http://www.dharmawheel.net/ , would be a good place to start. :namaste: Kim I wanted a Theravada view on it, thanks. :smile: From my understanding, the Buddha was the first and most compassionate be...
by gingercatni
Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Other traditions
Replies: 13
Views: 1302

Other traditions

Although I practice Theravada, I'm often curious about the methods other schools adopt for practice. Kwan Yin for example who in my opinion is a made up deity, but to her believers she embodies boundless compassion. From my understanding, the Buddha was the first and most compassionate being on eart...
by gingercatni
Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bad kamma
Replies: 5
Views: 616

Re: Bad kamma

Hello gingercatni. You can’t change the past but you can safeguard the future. How you are feeling is not a wholesome mindstate to allow to continue. It is self-blame. Attanuvada-bhaya fear or danger of self-blame, feeling ashamed and guilty about what one has done. The practise Metta (LovingKindne...
by gingercatni
Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bad kamma
Replies: 5
Views: 616

Bad kamma

Please don't laugh at this, I'm being very serious. 13 years ago i had a goldfish that suddently began swimming upside down, after a while with no change and my mother who worked in a vet clinic telling me that this was not curable I added a poison to the water that killed the fish. I have always re...
by gingercatni
Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: amitabha buddha
Replies: 14
Views: 2743

Re: amitabha buddha

It's a really beautiful Buddha image, but how can you be sure its Amitabha? If it's the mudra, I've seen Tibetan paintings and japanese statues of Shayamuni with the right hand in the same mudra (the vitarkamudra...the exposition of the doctrine mudra). Hi It is based on an image at Borobudur altho...
by gingercatni
Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: amitabha buddha
Replies: 14
Views: 2743

Re: amitabha buddha

That statue is a wonderful Buddha - lots of character in the pose, weathering, patina, etc. I believe anyone would be happy to display it on their altar. Thankyou! Yes I really do like this Buddha image, when I look at it I'm instantly at peace. I have restored this Buddha myself which makes it ext...
by gingercatni
Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: amitabha buddha
Replies: 14
Views: 2743

Re: amitabha buddha

I was just trying to keep it as authentic as possible :jumping: