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by dhamma_newb
Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Vajrayana
Replies: 17
Views: 2376

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: 2376

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: 2376

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
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1777
Views: 150559

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

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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: 32978

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
Topic: Happy Birthday Daverupa!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1292

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: 4108

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: 2376

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: 2376

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: 2376

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: 747

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: 747

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
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY COORAN!
Replies: 17
Views: 1066

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: 323

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: 514

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:
by dhamma_newb
Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:25 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dream Recall
Replies: 4
Views: 514

Re: Dream Recall

Hi DarwidHalim, Thank you for taking the time to respond to the post I really appreciate it. I recently did a ten day retreat and during the retreat I had a couple of really intense dreams and the details of the dreams were as clear as a movie. I was actually surprised at the images and in the dream...
by dhamma_newb
Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dream Recall
Replies: 4
Views: 514

Dream Recall

Ever since I started meditating my dream recall has become stronger. I notice that many of my dreams and nightmares are vivid portrayals of hidden mental states and emotional reactions. During waking life I don't feel many of these emotions as strongly but in my dreams and nightmares I feel them dee...
by dhamma_newb
Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:01 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Depression Cure
Replies: 8
Views: 2275

Re: The Depression Cure

Thank you everyone for your replies. Over time I've come to see that the best medicine to cure depression is the Noble Eightfold Path.

:anjali:
by dhamma_newb
Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:48 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1777
Views: 150559

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

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by dhamma_newb
Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:32 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Do you wish to continue?
Replies: 11
Views: 1983

Re: Do you wish to continue?

Tier three sucks. I do not wish to continue.