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by gingercatni
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Silakkandha Vagga - Samannapala Sutta
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Silakkandha Vagga - Samannapala Sutta

Hi everyone, Okay, so I'm working my way through Theravada Sutta's now that I have returned to this tradition. I am now reading the Samannapala Sutta :reading: . In the section Silakkandha Vagga the Buddha (/\) tells the king the monks or samana's can achieve supernatural powers, walk on water, thro...
by gingercatni
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Abortion
Replies: 54
Views: 6879

Re: Abortion

I did not find a thread on this important topic. So here is a little from Harvey's Introduction to Buddhist Ethics (313) to start us off. The definition of a human being is clear. Given the Buddhist view of embryonic life, it is not surprising that causing an abortion is seen as a serious act: When...
by gingercatni
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: How to deal with ignorant brutes in a discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 1886

Re: How to deal with ignorant brutes in a discussion

We might occasionally encounter these vile, ignorant brutes and their views. Now these "slow" people could never "win" fairly so they tend to cheat and use lowly tactics. As i see it if the weaker opponent cheats it is still possible to win unless the cheating is of such nature that it cannot be ov...
by gingercatni
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: medicine , career and medicine
Replies: 2
Views: 83

medicine , career and medicine

Hi everyone, I'm currently reading the Majjhima Sila, in verse 25 the Buddha says he avoids mathmatical calculations, would this mean that we too should avoid this? Only my line of work is in accountancy. Also he would avoid performing surgery, prescribing and taking medicines. I take medicines as I...
by gingercatni
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pure Land Buddhism and the Pali Canon
Replies: 47
Views: 4187

Re: Pure Land Buddhism and the Pali Canon

Do followers of Pure Land meditate a lot or does practices consist of mostly chanting? Pureland practice consists of a short service in reverence to Amitabha Buddha, the recitation of the shorter pureland sutra followed by chanting Namo Amitabha Buddha. Along with meditation, observation of the pre...
by gingercatni
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pure Land Buddhism and the Pali Canon
Replies: 47
Views: 4187

Re: Pure Land Buddhism and the Pali Canon

LuisR wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:41 am
Do followers of Pure Land meditate a lot or does practices consist of mostly chanting?
Pureland practice consists of a short service in reverence to Amitabha Buddha, the recitation of the shorter pureland sutra followed by chanting Namo Amitabha Buddha.
by gingercatni
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pure Land Buddhism and the Pali Canon
Replies: 47
Views: 4187

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: 477

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: 10118

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: 434

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: 1381

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: 1381

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: 9850

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: 3753

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: 1321

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...