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by Zach
Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Respect for Buddha images and offensive use of symbols
Replies: 96
Views: 19074

Re: Respect for Buddha images and offensive use of symbols

Whoever see's the Image of a Buddha or a Stupa will have an indestructible potential for accomplishing enlightenment. The use of them in pop culture is a good thing ! :woohoo:
by Zach
Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Eye is Impermanent.
Replies: 125
Views: 16194

Re: The Eye is Impermanent.

Hi everyone, The Eye is Impermanent. Here we examine six suttas together, SN 35.1 to SN 35.6 "Bhikkhus, the eye is impermanent. What is impermanent is suffering. What is suffering is nonself. What is nonself should be seen as it really is with correct wisdom thus:'This is not mine, this I am not, t...
by Zach
Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do Buddhist believe in god?
Replies: 204
Views: 22118

Re: Do Buddhist believe in god?

Some throw the Baby out with the Bath water don't they ? There are many references to Gods within the Sutta's requesting Buddha to turn the wheel of Dharma, Granting him various protections and receiving teachings from him, It is important for those coming in from a monotheistic background to be ab...
by Zach
Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Theravada and Mahayana
Replies: 16
Views: 2750

Re: Theravada and Mahayana

tiltbillings wrote:
Zach wrote:Sorry for any offence caused !
No offense. Just giving you a bit of a different take than you might find among the Kadampas
So a Sravaka is one who hears the Dhamma but fails to put it into practice ? :quote:
Or fails to put the fulness of it into practice.
:anjali:
by Zach
Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Theravada and Mahayana
Replies: 16
Views: 2750

Re: Theravada and Mahayana

This is interesting to me I come from a Mahayana background ( Kadampa ) I see no contradiction in the Union of first turning and other teachings as they are all methods for accomplishing profound paths the Great Arya Atisha was both a master of the Sravaka Tenents and the Mahayana system and was hi...
by Zach
Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do Buddhist believe in god?
Replies: 204
Views: 22118

Re: Do Buddhist believe in god?

I was just searching for something and noticed an interesting link (which I shall share elsewhere) but it linked to this. Do Buddhist believe in god? No, we do not. There are several reasons for this. The Buddha, like modern sociologists and psychologists, believed that religious ideas and especial...
by Zach
Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Theravada and Mahayana
Replies: 16
Views: 2750

Re: Theravada and Mahayana

This is interesting to me I come from a Mahayana background ( Kadampa ) I see no contradiction in the Union of first turning and other teachings as they are all methods for accomplishing profound paths the Great Arya Atisha was both a master of the Sravaka Tenents and the Mahayana system and was hig...
by Zach
Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Come to see :)
Replies: 7
Views: 1142

Re: Come to see :)

Thanks for the welcome :)
by Zach
Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Come to see :)
Replies: 7
Views: 1142

Come to see :)

Hello there :namaste: Some of you may remember me as Caz from other places Ive recently purchased a few books on The Theravadin Sutta's such as In the Buddha's words by Bhikkhu Bodhi and the Vissudhimagga, Ive always enjoyed reading the first turning teachings and hope to gain some further context a...