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by Will
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mahayana /Vajrayana attitude with Pali Canon?
Replies: 32
Views: 817

Re: Mahayana /Vajrayana attitude with Pali Canon?

greenjuice, see this old thread on the Manual of the Excellent Man : https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=40 Your notion of vajrayana as 'not wanting to escape' samsara is wrong. A voluntary return to birth on this planet is not samsara, nor is this planet or realm samsara. An automatic cycl...
by Will
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What kind of practice Shakyamuni was doing under the bodhi tree?
Replies: 18
Views: 546

Re: What kind of practice Shakyamuni was doing under the bodhi tree?

Dhyāna Master Zhiyi’s Preface As for the “six gates to the sublime (praṇīta),” they constitute the very root of one’s internal practice and the essential route to realization of the paths of the Three Vehicles. Hence, when Shākyamuni first arrived at the Bodhi Tree and sat down in lotus posture on ...
by Will
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theosophy
Replies: 176
Views: 22053

Re: Theosophy

SDC wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:04 pm

That was me asking you to continue - capeesh?
My previous language was opaque - I will only continue here if begged or bribed.

Or if the 'beggar' asks an intelligent question, with no contentious intent, based on a passage from the writings of HPB or WQ Judge.
by Will
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theosophy
Replies: 176
Views: 22053

Re: Theosophy

For those who wish to become more familiar with theosophy as Blavatsky presented it, go over to this thread at Dharma Paths: https://dharmapaths.com/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=227 I will not inform (that is, irritate) you folks here anymore, unless asked to. This thread has provided, at least, some good ...
by Will
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theosophy
Replies: 176
Views: 22053

Re: Theosophy

For those who wish to become more familiar with theosophy as Blavatsky presented it, go over to this thread at Dharma Paths:

https://dharmapaths.com/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=227

I will not inform (that is, irritate) you folks here anymore, unless asked to.
by Will
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theosophy
Replies: 176
Views: 22053

Re: Theosophy

"It closely adheres to Nature" -- you know how many things are said by how many people to "closely adhere to Nature"? Very many. Odd, that all kinds of things get to pass as "natural". Writing a text that is logically coherent and consistent is something every student is supposed to be able to do. ...
by Will
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theosophy
Replies: 176
Views: 22053

Re: Theosophy

Whether Buddha 'arranged' or 'constructed' or radiated, I doubt any such distinction is 'drastic'. In any case, Theosophy is unique in many ways as page viii of The Secret Doctrine suggests: It is needless to explain that this book is not the Secret Doctrine in its entirety, but a select number of ...
by Will
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theosophy
Replies: 176
Views: 22053

Re: Theosophy

However, what he taught by word, thought & deed was a beneficent construction for humanity in general. For certain groups and/or individuals he gave a differing 'construction' based on their temperament & quality of mind. The drastic distinction I see is that a description can be arranged around an...
by Will
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theosophy
Replies: 176
Views: 22053

Re: Theosophy

Esoteric philosophy reconciles all religions, strips every one of its outward, human garments, and shows the root of each to be identical with that of every other great religion. It proves the necessity of an absolute Divine Principle in nature. It denies Deity no more than it does the Sun. Esoteri...
by Will
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theosophy
Replies: 176
Views: 22053

Re: Theosophy

Esoteric philosophy reconciles all religions, strips every one of its outward, human garments, and shows the root of each to be identical with that of every other great religion. It proves the necessity of an absolute Divine Principle in nature. It denies Deity no more than it does the Sun. Esoteri...
by Will
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Who/what do you think the Christian god is?
Replies: 20
Views: 726

Re: Who/what do you think the Christian god is?

Sakka (Venerable Hsuan Hua taught that the Christian god was Sakka)

From an old thread at Dharma Wheel:

https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?t=27243
by Will
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Buying some suttas
Replies: 8
Views: 343

Re: Buying some suttas

Very fond of Suttanipata and Bhikkhu Bodhi has translated that, along with traditional commentary. That makes it a very rich (and large) book!
by Will
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Buddhas before Lord Tanhankara
Replies: 27
Views: 972

Re: Buddhas before Lord Tanhankara

sentinel - "The Brahmins were the highest ranking in the four social classes in ancient India..."

Not so, the Kshatriya warrior Kings were the highest long, long ago. Forgot the source. Also the social classes were based on the proportion of gunas or qualities, not heredity.
by Will
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Helping the Dying non-Buddhist
Replies: 19
Views: 556

Re: Helping the Dying non-Buddhist

retrofuturist wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:22 am
These sound like duties best performed upon request, not imposed upon another.

Metta,
Paul. :)
Of course, there is no suggestion by the Tulku of any imposition. If one, as a chaplin or helper of same, would like other beneficial methods, the chapter is full of them.
by Will
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Helping the Dying non-Buddhist
Replies: 19
Views: 556

Re: Helping the Dying non-Buddhist

So bino, what you are saying is that a good Theravadin cannot help a dying non-Buddhist and may even harm?

Wonder what percentage of lay & monastic Theravadins agree?