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by Jay1
Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Not wanting to be off-topic elsewhere
Replies: 33
Views: 4143

Re: Not wanting to be off-topic elsewhere

Oh, I see, I am a troll because I disagree. Please forgive me for pointing out that Buddhism is not special, it has its extraordinary beliefs and its violent followers just like any religion. How hard can it be for yal to understand this simple fact? I will continue on my Buddhist path as before* bu...
by Jay1
Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: shouldnt convince people to meditate ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1600

Re: shouldnt convince people to meditate ?

I talked to a monk who follows Ven. Ajaan Tong Sirimangal and he told me not to teach and not to convince people to meditate i can understand why not to try to teach people - cause i might not know how to - but why not to convince my family to meditate ? is it because its not their karma or somethi...
by Jay1
Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Not wanting to be off-topic elsewhere
Replies: 33
Views: 4143

Re: Not wanting to be off-topic elsewhere

Modus.Ponens wrote:Either you're trolling, something I find very likely reading your posts; or you didn't form a correct logical argument, because I never said buddhism was exempt from violence.
"The buddhist inquisition is well known. "
by Jay1
Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Not wanting to be off-topic elsewhere
Replies: 33
Views: 4143

Re: Not wanting to be off-topic elsewhere

No, I don't agree with you (Jay1). I agree with LY that those superstitious things are essential in many other religions, not Buddhism. The Dhamma is about suffering and the way out of suffering. Sure. I have other things I need to do right now and so little time. So let's settle on disagreeing on ...
by Jay1
Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Mara
Replies: 3
Views: 936

Re: Mara

If he is a real being (and yes, it is always a he -- male being), then yes, he can get enlightened. According to the story / mythology, it is an "office holder" position, not a permanent being. Someone just as deluded in desire and ego will come along to take his place. All beings in all realms are...
by Jay1
Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Mara
Replies: 3
Views: 936

Mara

Why doesn't Mara decide to become enlightened? I mean, he has met Buddha and seen his happiness, etc.

:namaste: