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by sukhamanveti
Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Hearing our voices - VICTORY ON WHALES
Replies: 6
Views: 572

Re: Hearing our voices - VICTORY ON WHALES

Great news! Thank you, Cooran.
by sukhamanveti
Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY COORAN!
Replies: 19
Views: 1203

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY COORAN!

Belated Happy Birthday, Cooran! I'm glad it was a happy day for you. :smile:
by sukhamanveti
Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Another question... Buddhism and Evolution
Replies: 23
Views: 3428

Re: Another question... Buddhism and Evolution

The Pew Research Center did a poll asking adherents of various religions if they "agree that evolution is the best explanation for the origins of human life on Earth." Eighty-one percent of Buddhist respondents replied "yes." The link below will take you to an article with a table near the end that ...
by sukhamanveti
Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:58 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4229
Views: 258652

Re: Buddhism and Vegetarianism.

Hi, Claire. We are not required to be vegetarians in Theravada, according to the Pali scriptures. I think that one reason for this may be that the first monks and nuns often had to rely on almsfood from a mostly nonBuddhist society in which the slaughter of animals occurred (although some apparently...
by sukhamanveti
Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:18 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Food Buddha?????
Replies: 11
Views: 871

Re: Food Buddha?????

Hi Thaibebop Unfortunately, we live in samsara and from time to tme, somethings are going to get under our skin. We can't really do anything about what's going on inside the minds of others, so concentrate on developing your own sila, samadhi and panna. Living a Dhammic life is an exemplary life an...
by sukhamanveti
Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:20 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: "Nothing exists", or (how) does it?
Replies: 66
Views: 4787

Re: "Nothing exists", or (how) does it?

Hi Anna, I think we need to define our terms clearly here. I do have a self, I feel. I am clearly not my cat, which had another self, and I am not my best friend, she has her own self. But we don't have a permanent self. Right. Right? So the statement "we don't have a self" seems again incomplete t...
by sukhamanveti
Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Carl Sagan
Replies: 6
Views: 880

Re: Carl Sagan

"We have grown distant from the Cosmos. It has seemed more remote and irrelevant to everyday concerns. But science has found not only that the universe has a reeling and ecstatic grandeur, not only that it is accessible to human understanding, but also that we are, in a very real and profound sense,...
by sukhamanveti
Sun Jun 13, 2010 5:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana
Replies: 149
Views: 15464

Re: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana

This is an irresponsible set of statements by Wallace. It is the sort of thing that reads like a sectarian polemic. There is no balance in it. Tilt, I see your point. I think that Wallace made a mistake and could have been more careful with his words ("many modern vipassana teachers"), but he means...
by sukhamanveti
Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana
Replies: 149
Views: 15464

Re: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana

Many meditation teachers preach the idea that to pay attention is enough. "Watch what arises and don't judge it" seems to be the dominant ethos. Scores of books echo this. If 'mindfulness" has become a one-word path, then "bare-attention" is it's aim. I'm waiting for a cogent explanation of the val...
by sukhamanveti
Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:44 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Help me
Replies: 17
Views: 1226

Re: Help me

I feel like the sky is crushing on my head and the earth underneath me is crumbling with every step I take. I sacrificed so much to go to school and now I am in debt, now that I am done with school I cant find a job, my car has died, I have no money living with my parents. My girlfriend left me las...
by sukhamanveti
Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big News!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 1621

Re: Big News!!!

Congratulations, bodom!
by sukhamanveti
Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Modus.Ponens
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Re: Happy Birthday Modus.Ponens

***Happy Birthday, M.P.!*** :)
by sukhamanveti
Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Bodhisattva Ideal in Theravada
Replies: 478
Views: 32149

Re: The Bodhisattva Ideal in Theravada

... The Bodhisattva vow dictates that one holds off enlightenment until all beings are enlightened, this means that that person basically takes a vow never to become enlightened as all being being enlightened is impossible. This is not the teaching of the Buddha. ... A lot of the time, this isn't e...
by sukhamanveti
Sat Jun 05, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: Greetings

Hi, Cal! Welcome. :smile:
by sukhamanveti
Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Ven. Dhammanando and Adept
Replies: 15
Views: 1049

Re: Happy Birthday Ven. Dhammanando and Adept

Happy Birthday, Ven. Dhammanando & Adept!

:woohoo:
by sukhamanveti
Sat Jun 05, 2010 4:11 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Luang Po Atulo and Bodhidharma
Replies: 30
Views: 2149

Re: Luang Po Atulo and Bodhidharma

Ven. Huifeng, Thank you for clarifying this issue for me. (Are you quoting my essay on my blog? :tongue: ) I have seen these words in your essay "View and Vision in Early Chan Buddhism" and on dharmawheel.net . Thank you for sharing your research and your knowledge. :bow: Best regards. Ed
by sukhamanveti
Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Mexico
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: Greetings from Mexico

Hi, Mike. Welcome. :smile:
by sukhamanveti
Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Luang Po Atulo and Bodhidharma
Replies: 30
Views: 2149

Re: Luang Po Atulo and Bodhidharma

while the texts attributed to bodhidharma may be interesting no school of zen existing today has ever seen them as authentic, they where used by daruma-shu which it self was seen as an illegitimate school of zen. so it is interesting that these texts are so talked about now. thanks red pine... Do y...
by sukhamanveti
Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi
Replies: 6
Views: 485

Re: Hi

Welcome, Thomas!
by sukhamanveti
Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello again
Replies: 6
Views: 505

Re: Hello again

Hi, Craig! Welcome back. :smile: