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by dhamma_newb
Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Vajrayana
Replies: 17
Views: 2539

Re: Vajrayana

Personally, I'd reserve the use of the term adhamma for that which gives rise to greed, aversion and delusion, or to suffering spawned from those three factors. Only a practitioner of such a system could tell you whether the system gives rise to such things. Not necessarily. If a system contradicts...
by dhamma_newb
Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Vajrayana
Replies: 17
Views: 2539

Re: Vajrayana

I'm reading Indestructible Truth: The Living Spirituality of Tibetan Buddhism (World of Tibetan Buddhism, Vol. 1) by Reginald A. Ray and it's a great intro to Vajrayana. The book answered all of my questions and more. Of course, then you will want to read Ray's Vol 2 THE SECRET OF THE VARJA WORLD, ...
by dhamma_newb
Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:26 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Vajrayana
Replies: 17
Views: 2539

Re: Vajrayana

I'm reading Indestructible Truth: The Living Spirituality of Tibetan Buddhism (World of Tibetan Buddhism, Vol. 1) by Reginald A. Ray and it's a great intro to Vajrayana. The book answered all of my questions and more.
by dhamma_newb
Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 2011
Views: 188676

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

heard this on True Blood and thought it was an excellent track.
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by dhamma_newb
Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Porn Free for 90 Days
Replies: 326
Views: 35854

Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

I am joining this endeavor, so I might as well put it into writing here. Porn annihilates my mindfulness, so it's been obvious that I need to give it up. I'm also giving up caffeine while I'm at it, as it seems to cause heedlessness in me. :anjali: Hi twelph, When you struggle come back to this thr...
by dhamma_newb
Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:35 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy Birthday Daverupa!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1345

Re: Happy Birthday Daverupa!!!

Happy Birthday Dave! :smile:
by dhamma_newb
Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Paññobhāsa Bhikkhu's Blog
Replies: 35
Views: 5065

Re: Paññobhāsa Bhikkhu's Blog

Bump. :smile:
by dhamma_newb
Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:22 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Vajrayana
Replies: 17
Views: 2539

Re: Vajrayana

Thanks Retro - I appreciate your tact. :smile:
by dhamma_newb
Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:34 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Vajrayana
Replies: 17
Views: 2539

Re: Vajrayana

Thank you all for the replies. As far as I can gather, there are many flavours of Vajrayana, but none of them seem to give primacy to the earliest strata of Dhamma-vinaya (as found for example in the Sutta Pitaka, Vinaya Pitaka, Chinese Agamas and equivalents in other Canons) which are regarded inte...
by dhamma_newb
Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Vajrayana
Replies: 17
Views: 2539

Vajrayana

I am interested in learning more about Vajrayana and have been exploring Dharma Wheel and also looking at posts here regarding Vajrayana. I keep seeing posts here that state that Vajrayana is Adhamma. Is this true? Is the Vajrayana not the Buddha's Teachings? If so, does that mean that someone like ...
by dhamma_newb
Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation Apps
Replies: 3
Views: 816

Re: Meditation Apps

Have you tried it?
by dhamma_newb
Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation Apps
Replies: 3
Views: 816

Meditation Apps

http://www.rewireapp.com/

http://buddhify.com/

If you know of any other meditation apps please post here. :smile:
by dhamma_newb
Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY COORAN!
Replies: 17
Views: 1115

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY COORAN!

Happy Birthday Chris! :smile:
by dhamma_newb
Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:09 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: http://myfilmblog.com/
Replies: 0
Views: 367

http://myfilmblog.com/

http://myfilmblog.com/

They have some interesting looking films that might be worth checking out:

Eastern Mystics

With One Voice

Crazy Wisdom

:anjali:
by dhamma_newb
Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:15 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dream Recall
Replies: 4
Views: 583

Re: Dream Recall

Hi Ben,

Thank you for your reply. The dreams were very disturbing so I thought I'd seek clarification. Are there any suttas that speak about dreams?

:anjali: