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by Raksha
Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence
Replies: 146
Views: 24525

Re: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence

Sometimes we make act violently or even feel it is appropriate to act violently. We may even think that we a doing it for the greater good but what we can never do is use the Buddha to justify or give legitimacy to our actions. Almost never, there are one or two exceptions even to this rule. His Ho...
by Raksha
Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: “Skillful Means” and the rhetoric of Mahāyāna proselytism
Replies: 63
Views: 14539

Re: “Skillful Means” and the rhetoric of Mahāyāna proselytis

Water in a red glass, water in a blue glass...for my part I cannot separate out Theravada from Mahayana, they appear indistinguishable. The only time that I think of them separately is when I am speaking with those who make an issue of perceived differences.
:anjali:
by Raksha
Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:32 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence
Replies: 146
Views: 24525

Re: Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence

You are far "better off" being savagely murdered with a compassionate mind than surviving longer with a vicious one. If necessary, I would kill to defend myself and my family, as well as innocents such as small children, monks and nuns. Afterwards I would sponsor a temple to say prayers for the dec...
by Raksha
Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do you agree with the Dalai Lama?
Replies: 43
Views: 3315

Re: Do you agree with the Dalai Lama?

What is Buddhism in brief? My understanding is negligable, but what I personally hold to is the ideal of an open heart, of boundless love. Buddha taught us that we have been tricked into an state of bondage which is in truth no more real than a dream or a fairy castle. We must steadfastly tame the ...
by Raksha
Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do you agree with the Dalai Lama?
Replies: 43
Views: 3315

Re: Do you agree with the Dalai Lama?

Martin Po wrote:Maybe so maybe not, who knows?
Everyone, apart from a few ill-informed sectarians. All Buddhists are family.
:anjali:
by Raksha
Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do you agree with the Dalai Lama?
Replies: 43
Views: 3315

Re: Do you agree with the Dalai Lama?

Mahayana say that there is no suffering, no cause, no cessation, and no way - it's a contradition to Buddha's teaching. Vajrayna have wrong view and wrong motivation, so there is wrong speach, action, livelihood, striving, mindfulness, concentration, fruit and liberation. Many of maha-vajrayana pra...
by Raksha
Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do you agree with the Dalai Lama?
Replies: 43
Views: 3315

Re: Do you agree with the Dalai Lama?

I dont think that vajrayana and Dalai Lama are buddhism. If I wrote that I would be banned, for making a ridiculous and unsubstantiated remark. I might secretly believe that you are a lobster, but I wouldn't post it on the world wide web. Dalai Lama also say that lying is not so bad. When? Also i t...
by Raksha
Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Can the Theravada Bhikkhuni Order be Re-established?
Replies: 4
Views: 1117

Re: Can the Theravada Bhikkhuni Order be Re-established?

Bhikkhuni re-establishment has very little to do with textual sources and everything to do with acceptance, in Asia. A Great Buddhist Council, involving all traditions of Buddhism, could achieve this quickly, but otherwise the only option is very slow and incremental progress, as in the case of Sri ...
by Raksha
Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do you agree with the Dalai Lama?
Replies: 43
Views: 3315

Re: Do you agree with the Dalai Lama?

The article is distorted and largely incorrect. It is true that Westerners often have a view of Buddhism coloured by their own requirements (scientific, pacifistic etc.), however Buddhism is beyond question a religion of peace. There are one or two circumstances in which one can kill but they are ex...
by Raksha
Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Nine blasts in Bodhgaya this morning: terrorist attack?
Replies: 81
Views: 6927

Re: Nine blasts in Bodhgaya this morning: terror attack?

manas wrote:Or alternatively, there ARE more than enough resources, and the problem is they are not distributed fairly or equitably
'At one time in the world there were woods that no one owned'. (Cormac McCarthy)
by Raksha
Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Nine blasts in Bodhgaya this morning: terrorist attack?
Replies: 81
Views: 6927

Re: Nine blasts in Bodhgaya this morning: terror attack?

you are saying that the myanmarese government, the south east asian delegates for the 8th global conference in buddhism and most of the established media companies including bbc, cnn & ap, all got it wrong because this is just a land grab issue between 2 groups of people, who so happen to be, in on...
by Raksha
Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tulku system in Theravada buddhism?
Replies: 21
Views: 3820

Re: Tulku system in Theravada buddhism?

In any Buddhist country if an infant starts mysteriously reciting Buddhist texts and acting like a monk then their parents will take them to a monastery. It is simply that the Tibetans made an active effort to identify such children. As for predicting exactly where one will be reborn that is another...
by Raksha
Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Nine blasts in Bodhgaya this morning: terrorist attack?
Replies: 81
Views: 6927

Re: Nine blasts in Bodhgaya this morning: terror attack?

I must belong to the 5% then because I have yet to see any evidence of '...violent treatment of Muslims at the hands of people claiming to be Buddhists.' Arakanese and Bangladeshis fighting over land certainly, and that is very regretable. However, the idea that the problems in Burma are about a con...
by Raksha
Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Monks in private jets pass test
Replies: 144
Views: 19950

Re: Monks in private jets pass test

The Thai media is full of monk scandals at the moment, but what really cuts me is the murder of ecology monks (phra nak anuraksa) by the Thai military who resent their obstruction of illegal logging. These reports almost never appear in the Thai media due to censorship. I'm told that the preferred m...
by Raksha
Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Nine blasts in Bodhgaya this morning: terrorist attack?
Replies: 81
Views: 6927

Re: Nine blasts in Bodhgaya this morning: terror attack?

you mean he made up the whole thing?? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_warfare https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propaganda https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/cui_bono The Associated Press pieced together the story of the March 21 massacre from the accounts of 10 witnesses, including seven survivo...
by Raksha
Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Nine blasts in Bodhgaya this morning: terrorist attack?
Replies: 81
Views: 6927

Re: Nine blasts in Bodhgaya this morning: terror attack?

Mr. Pitman lives in Bangkok, he has never been to Myanmar, and I have no idea how he 'pieced together' this article. However, I do know that he has a widespread reputation for making up lurid sensationalist nonsense. http://www.examiner.com/article/insensitive-ap-reporters-show-media-hurting-japanes...
by Raksha
Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:36 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Nine blasts in Bodhgaya this morning: terrorist attack?
Replies: 81
Views: 6927

Re: Nine blasts in Bodhgaya this morning: terror attack?

'Why can't we all just get along'. [Marge Simpson]
:anjali:
by Raksha
Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Nine blasts in Bodhgaya this morning: terrorist attack?
Replies: 81
Views: 6927

Re: Nine blasts in Bodhgaya this morning: terror attack?

If some one reject and goes against Buddha's teaching, so he is not a Buddha disciple. Those who go fight and kill others, are not disciples, but the shame of Buddha's name. It is not for you to say who is or is not a Buddhist. Shaolin monks not Buddhist? Mongolia not Buddhist? Gurkhas not Buddhist...
by Raksha
Thu May 30, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dr. Snyder is an arhat?
Replies: 17
Views: 2369

Re: Dr. Snyder is an arhat?

Being a hidden 'famous guru, reborn' is not the same as claiming to be such. The phrase 'future role and possible kammic fate' means he has the option in this life to be an important Dhamma teacher, which of course only applies to those who are 'a famous guru, reborn.' Perhaps, its secret and I shou...
by Raksha
Thu May 30, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dr. Snyder is an arhat?
Replies: 17
Views: 2369

Dr. Snyder is an arhat?

http://www.dhammawiki.com/index.php?title=David_N._Snyder 'His mother literally slept through the labor process as there was no pain to her. The Buddha was born in a similar way and the Suttas report that all samma-sam-buddhas are born with no pain to the mother...Tibetan lamas have often looked fo...