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by Will
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mahayana-samgraha
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Re: Mahayana-samgraha

From Wiki - varied abhidharmas contrasted: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abhidharma#Mahāyāna_Abhidharma Brunnholzl's Intro says: MS’s introduction says that its ten chapters come directly from the [mostly lost] Abhidharmamahāyānasūtra , and the introductions of both [Vasubhandu's] MSB and VGPV [auth...
by Will
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mahayana-samgraha
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Re: Mahayana-samgraha

Your question is clear, yet my initial remark "not being competent in abhidhamma, I still bought this..." Mahayana abhidharma text is not clear. What I mean is that I know little about any form of Abhidharma , yet went ahead and dove into this text. I hope to gain some insight, but it is a very heav...
by Will
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mahayana-samgraha
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Mahayana-samgraha

Not being competent in abhidhamma, I still bought this new three volume translation of the Mahayana abhidharma. I am now wading thru it. There may be some connections to the Theravada abhidhamma, but that is for experts to determine. Here is the front matter that will give one an idea of the content...
by Will
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dharma Ending Age
Replies: 13
Views: 305

Re: Dharma Ending Age

point 1 looks wrong 43. "Then, Ananda, I answered Mara, the Evil One, saying: 'I shall not come to my final passing away, Evil One, until my bhikkhus and bhikkhunis, laymen and laywomen, have come to be true disciples — wise, well disciplined, apt and learned, preservers of the Dhamma, living accor...
by Will
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: In your view, understanding, Parinibbana is:
Replies: 157
Views: 16272

Re: In your view, understanding, Parinibbana is:

DNS wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:33 pm
Topic bumped back to top of active topics at the request of a member, to see if more can vote in this poll to see where members are at on this topic.
Another possible (or maybe technically not) modification is to reduce the votes to two choices only.
by Will
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dharma Ending Age
Replies: 13
Views: 305

Re: Dharma Ending Age

The two main meanings of Dharma are the written or spoken Dharma and the realized or experiential Dharma. We take refuge in the latter sort of Dharma.
No doubt the written & spoken version will persist, but if our ethics, meditation & wisdom are non-Dharmic then degeneration of the Dharma is assured.
by Will
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dharma Ending Age
Replies: 13
Views: 305

Dharma Ending Age

All things are impermanent, even the Dhamma-Vinaya. Here a short article giving the reasons why, mostly from Pali sources: http://themindingcentre.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/1.10-Dharma-ending-age-piya.pdf The list as put together by Nattier: (1) the admission of women into the monastic commu...
by Will
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Dangers of Marijuana
Replies: 13
Views: 279

Dangers of Marijuana

A short article based on a new book covering what science has found about the big risks to society from weed use.

https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/marijuan ... -violence/
by Will
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Who are your favourite non-Buddhist philosophers?
Replies: 40
Views: 757

Re: Who are your favourite non-Buddhist philosophers?

James Allen, Paul E More, Irving Babbitt, B.L. Atreya, George Santayana, Henri Bergson, Russell Kirk are some that come to mind.
by Will
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How Do I Choose The ONE path When I Get So Much From Many Paths ?
Replies: 40
Views: 819

Re: How Do I Choose The ONE path When I Get So Much From Many Paths ?

Sean, As you wrote: "I have greatly benefited from every single teacher I have had and I love each of them so much. However, I keep hearing that I must choose only one path and stick to it and this is causing me great trouble." Ignore that 'one path' advice of others, perhaps unsolicited, for now. W...
by Will
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theosophy
Replies: 148
Views: 15736

Re: Theosophy

A blog that surveys the influence of HP Blavatsky since 1875:

https://blavatskynews2.blogspot.com
by Will
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Threefold request for help: Christian-Buddhist debates of 1862-1873
Replies: 28
Views: 1551

Re: Threefold request for help: Christian-Buddhist debates of 1862-1873

Buddhism and Christianity Face to Face by J.M. Peebles Is there a quality digital version of this available for free on-line? It should be in the public domain, but Project Gutenberg doesn't seem to have it. Here is a pdf: http://gen.lib.rus.ec/search.php?req=Buddhism+and+Christianity+Face+to+Face&...
by Will
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Threefold request for help: Christian-Buddhist debates of 1862-1873
Replies: 28
Views: 1551

Re: Threefold request for help: Christian-Buddhist debates of 1862-1873

There may be nothing new to you Miguel in this brief outline, but check it out:

http://www.bts.slt.lk/about.html
by Will
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theosophy
Replies: 148
Views: 15736

Re: Theosophy

The original attitude of the American Indian toward the Eternal, the "Great Mystery" that surrounds and embraces us, was as simple as it was exalted. To him it was the supreme conception, bringing with it the fullest measure of joy and satisfaction possible in this life. The worship of the "Great M...
by Will
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theosophy
Replies: 148
Views: 15736

Re: Theosophy

Deeply sensible of the Titanic struggle that is now in progress between materialism and the spiritual aspirations of mankind, our constant endeavor has been to gather into our several chapters, like weapons into armories, every fact and argument that can be used to aid the latter in defeating the f...