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by Raitanator
Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Penn & Teller's Bullshit: the Dalai Lama
Replies: 33
Views: 4769

Re: Penn & Teller's Bullshit: the Dalai Lama

In addition to communist propaganda, it seems like there's new kadampa propaganda, too, added to the soup. Well, basically, some cults that have separated themselves from rest of tibetan buddhism use these same arguments.
by Raitanator
Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Photos of Malas
Replies: 12
Views: 2449

Re: Photos of Malas

Thanks for the tip Yawares. I ordered one from amazon.de, I hope it turns out to be real thing and not plastic scheisse.
by Raitanator
Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: when did the dhamma wheel become a boat wheel?
Replies: 11
Views: 4216

Re: when did the dhamma wheel become a boat wheel?

I think buddhist should follow their time. Both previous wheels seem to be a bit outdated. Especially now, with our modern technology, we should use a wheel that represents our time. http://mathscihelp.wikispaces.com/file/view/f1-mclaren-mercedes-steering-wheel.jpg/218091434/f1-mclaren-mercedes-stee...
by Raitanator
Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: what gets reborn
Replies: 68
Views: 6635

Re: what gets reborn

The falsely existing ego, which is labelled as ignorance in twelve nidanas. When we realise experiantally that it was like a dream, then there's nothing to reborn anymore. I guess.

What do you guys think?
by Raitanator
Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Photos of Malas
Replies: 12
Views: 2449

Re: Photos of Malas

Where do you guys get those rudraksha-malas?
by Raitanator
Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theravada or Mahyanaa
Replies: 22
Views: 3103

Re: Theravada or Mahyanaa

porpoise wrote:
barcsimalsi wrote:It is more like Atheism vs Pagansim with the help of Buddha's footsteps.
Interesting analogy.
I wonder what's it's based on.
by Raitanator
Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theravada or Root-yana, whatever?
Replies: 39
Views: 3862

Re: Theravada or Root-yana, whatever?

Sorry, I didn't get your point from that wall of text. Could you elaborate a bit, in your own words, why he should re-visit his sources. That firstly, the Theravada Vinaya may not be what he thinks 'the closest to the original' as is the Mulasarvastivadin or the Dharmaguptaka Vinayas.... hence the ...
by Raitanator
Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theravada or Mahyanaa
Replies: 22
Views: 3103

Re: Theravada or Mahyanaa

I would go with Theravada first in either cases. I believe Theravada-tradition has the best teachings about karma.
by Raitanator
Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1779
Views: 150948

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

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by Raitanator
Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Insight arising naturally in meditation?
Replies: 17
Views: 2764

Re: Insight arising naturally in mediation?

I tell you what my masters have told me many times: notice what is happening, don't get attached to it, and then continue doing your practice. That's it.
by Raitanator
Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: deciding what to do without a teacher.
Replies: 9
Views: 1325

Re: deciding what to do without a teacher.

I don't know what you're into, but here's course which gives brief overview of each tradition. In addition, the practices themselves will be different, as Rinpoche has stated that he would like to develop Dharma Das in a way that includes aspects from many traditions of Buddhism, including Theravada...
by Raitanator
Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6089
Views: 426695

Re: the great rebirth debate

If rebirth would be a big lie, I think Siddhartha wouldn't have gone so far and state neglecticing rebirth and karma as a wrong view. Two proponents that selves in their current rebirth state and the universe have no cause. The Pali version explains that they assert that these occur just by chance. ...
by Raitanator
Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1779
Views: 150948

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

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by Raitanator
Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theravada or Root-yana, whatever?
Replies: 39
Views: 3862

Re: Theravada or Root-yana, whatever?

Maybe Rinpoche would like to re-visit his sources... Now, if only their present day Elders would speed up work on the issue of establishing the Siksamana and Bhiksuni ordinations... Sorry, I didn't get your point from that wall of text. Could you elaborate a bit, in your own words, why he should re...
by Raitanator
Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: how does zen differ from theravada?
Replies: 30
Views: 5546

Re: how does zen differ from theravada?

2/5 troll, because it got three replies.
by Raitanator
Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: how does zen differ from theravada?
Replies: 30
Views: 5546

Re: how does zen differ from theravada?

I'm not sure if it has been mentioned already: Zen also has teachings from second turning of wheel, and some of the third. While Theravada doesn't have. Hence, Zen, like any other mahayana-school, has the burden of proving themselves to be an authentic buddhist school. Theravada doesn't have to do t...
by Raitanator
Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 14
Views: 1141

Re: Nappy New Year

Happy new second everyone! While we're still alive and can experience it.
by Raitanator
Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why are llamas significant?
Replies: 17
Views: 1822

Re: Why are llamas significant?

It actually depends on what you practice. At some point, lama might become essential for the path, especially if one is trying to engage to tantric practices. As they saying goes: "guru is the path". However, there's plenty of mahayana, and some similar to theravadin tradition, which doesn't require...
by Raitanator
Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6089
Views: 426695

Re: the great rebirth debate

That is also the reason why some people, who their whole life were very faithful in the fairness of God, when some loved one dies unexpectedly, loose their faith in God. Fairness or equality (of Kamma, God, government, 'good rebirth' or any outer entanglement) cannot be guaranteed. The only sure th...
by Raitanator
Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6089
Views: 426695

Re: the great rebirth debate

Well, my point was more like that "punish" is a wrong choice of word. "You reap what you sow" is more neutral perspective for that. Like I tried to say earlier, it would be more unfair if sickness and all that, if it's only randomly generated.