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by C J
Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism before Theravada
Replies: 24
Views: 7797

Re: Buddhism before Theravada

What if, a long time ago, someone had misunderstood dhamma and misinterpreted it ? (may be Buddagosha) What if we all are following that misunderstandings ? Like Tilt said to me once when I was following similar sentiments, Buddhaghosa is an easy target. IOW, Peacock's shallow on this. Did you, or ...
by C J
Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism before Theravada
Replies: 24
Views: 7797

Re: Buddhism before Theravada

Following is full part where Dr. Peacock talks about kalama sutta, I think earlier one posted by 'Javi' is not giving the full picture. "Particularly in Western Buddhism so many times the Kalama sutta is cited as being really good and then people say 'go and believe in rebirth' - The Kalama sutta by...
by C J
Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:34 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism before Theravada
Replies: 24
Views: 7797

Re: Buddhism before Theravada

..... Particularly in Western Buddhism many times the Kalama sutta is cited as being really good and then people say 'go and believe in rebirth' - The Kalama sutta for those of you who don't know is the one where the Buddha basically says "don't believe a word I say cause I said it" This is of cour...
by C J
Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Birthmarks and Reincarnation
Replies: 32
Views: 6005

Re: Birthmarks and Reincarnation

Hi CJ Have you read this interview with Ian Stevenson? http://whitecrows.davidsmuse.co.uk/ian-stevenson-omni-interview/ Omni: Your new book discusses some misconceptions about the idea of reincarnation. What is the most common? Stevenson: The idea that reincarnation must include what Hindus call Ka...
by C J
Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Birthmarks and Reincarnation
Replies: 32
Views: 6005

Re: Birthmarks and Reincarnation

Hi Yana, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. It's really amazing how this reincarnation works isn't it? You still get a pain from a previous life, wow. Even I was amazed by Dr. Stevenson's research finding that you can get marks or anomalies from previous life's. One can explain all these...
by C J
Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Birthmarks and Reincarnation
Replies: 32
Views: 6005

Re: Birthmarks and Reincarnation

There's no way to verify those cases where folks reported experiences from non-human realms and so they probably got eliminated from the candidate list for investigation. It's kinda tough to verify someone's claim that s/he used to be a deva ruling from above... :tongue: Even-though I haven't heard...
by C J
Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: John Peacock: Will the Real Buddha Please Stand Up?
Replies: 168
Views: 31249

Re: John Peacock: Will the Real Buddha Please Stand Up?

Hi, Is there any Arahat today? I haven't came across anyone. If there are not, then can it be because we have messed up real Buddhist teachings somewhere, somehow? Can it be that because people are practicing on inaccurate teachings they are not attaining Arahat(-ship)? I had posted following questi...
by C J
Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism before Theravada
Replies: 24
Views: 7797

Re: Buddhism before Theravada

I just listen to it, very interesting indeed. But it has 2 more parts as Metta as a Path to Awakening Part 1 & 2. http://www.audiodharma.org/series/207/talk/2603/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Do you know any forum/website where I can ask few questions from John Peacock. I had poste...
by C J
Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: John Peacock
Replies: 3
Views: 1203

Re: John Peacock

I tend to use my own brain and read the books and think a bit, and make up my own mind. Instead of relying on what John Peacock thinks. But good luck, anyway. Thanks for the reply. John Peacock has like 40 years of practice/experience in Buddhism, and I'm not even 40 yet :smile: So I guess I can us...
by C J
Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: John Peacock
Replies: 3
Views: 1203

John Peacock

Hi, Does anyone know a forum/website where I can ask few questions from John Peacock. I searched the web but could not find any such place. So I thought about asking this community where I learned about him. As he is neutral about reincarnation, I want to know his opinion on Dr. Ian Stevenson's rese...
by C J
Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Science
Replies: 19
Views: 2796

Re: Science

Is there anything in the Pali Canon that would now seem redundant due to scientfic evidence proving that the teaching is obsolete? Yes, one such example is Agganna Sutts(DN 27 http://dharmafarer.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/2.19-Agganna-S-d27-piya.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);re...
by C J
Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Potthapada Sutta Vs Agganna Sutta
Replies: 11
Views: 2191

Re: Potthapada Sutta Vs Agganna Sutta

In DN 27, the Buddha basically tells a story about the beginning of life on this world to two brahmins that, in the end, is used to illustrate how the way to liberation is beyond caste and lineage. Looking at the context, I happen to agree with Prof. Gombrich that this sutta is a lively and ingenio...
by C J
Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Potthapada Sutta Vs Agganna Sutta
Replies: 11
Views: 2191

Re: Potthapada Sutta Vs Agganna Sutts

The first sutta is what the Buddha seriously thinks in my opinion and the second sutta is allegory. I think John Peacock thinks the Buddha is making jokes in the agganna sutta. Yes, John Peacock has a good explanation about all this. He had look for answers for the same question that I have, and I ...
by C J
Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Potthapada Sutta Vs Agganna Sutta
Replies: 11
Views: 2191

Re: Potthapada Sutta Vs Agganna Sutts

polarbuddha101 wrote:The first sutta is what the Buddha seriously thinks in my opinion and the second sutta is allegory. I think John Peacock thinks the Buddha is making jokes in the agganna sutta.
Thanks for mentioning John Peacock. I got to know about him because of you and now I have all my answers.
Thank a lot
by C J
Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Original pali canon on palm leaf
Replies: 6
Views: 1267

Re: Original pali canon on palm leaf

Thank you all for valuable information.
by C J
Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Original pali canon on palm leaf
Replies: 6
Views: 1267

Re: Original pali canon on palm leaf

Hello CJ, This might be a start: Pali Canon - can it be attributed back to the Buddha? http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=211" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; with metta Chris Thank you so much, That was what I was looking for. Learned all what I wanted from that tread. S...
by C J
Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Potthapada Sutta Vs Agganna Sutta
Replies: 11
Views: 2191

Re: Potthapada Sutta Vs Agganna Sutts

You misunderstand; in the first sutta he is talking about the origin of the universe itself, as in all of existence, whereas in the second sutta he is talking about the beginning of a new world cycle; there have been infinite world cycles since the beginning of the cosmos. The Blessed One did not d...
by C J
Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it possible to change the way my life goes?
Replies: 9
Views: 1431

Re: Is it possible to change the way my life goes?

Good Kamma, persisted in, can thwart the reaping of bad. - Venerable Nārada Mahāthera

http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/buddh ... gsurw6.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (page 264)

(In case if anybody else wondering about this same matter.)
by C J
Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Potthapada Sutta Vs Agganna Sutta
Replies: 11
Views: 2191

Potthapada Sutta Vs Agganna Sutta

Dear all, I see some contradictions between Potthapada Sutta (DN 9) and Agganna Sutts(DN 27). I need your help to understand it. In Potthapada Sutta Buddha states that he had not expounded that the cosmos is eternal or not eternal. And the reason for not expounding as; "Because they are not conduciv...
by C J
Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Original pali canon on palm leaf
Replies: 6
Views: 1267

Original pali canon on palm leaf

Dear all,

I had read that the original pali canon (first written one) which was on palm leaf was lost and only copies remains.

I like to learn more on this if any member knows further information.

Thank you,
CJ

(edited for clarity)