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by thecap
Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Vimalaramsi
Replies: 15
Views: 1573

Re: Bhante Vimalaramsi

I really, really don't think this type of discussion should be on-list. Why not go to Private Message? Hi cooran. I think there are people who will benefit from an open discussion. And there are probably others would will simply make up their own mind and go about their way. Why do you think this d...
by thecap
Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Vimalaramsi
Replies: 15
Views: 1573

Re: Bhante Vimalaramsi

i don't think jack has to have met him to form this opinion, as Bhante clearly states in his book that other teachers aren't teaching meditation the way the Buddha intended. That is true, my friend. However, Jack didn't substantiate whether Bhante V's statements were true or not. Bhante V gave plen...
by thecap
Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Vimalaramsi
Replies: 15
Views: 1573

Re: Bhante Vimalaramsi

Hi Jack

Have you personally met him?

Do you have any base for your accusations, or are you just gossiping?
Jack wrote:He has a unique interpretation that is not shared by other teachers that I know about.
What about Buddha for a unique teacher?

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by thecap
Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Vimalaramsi
Replies: 15
Views: 1573

Re: Bhante Vimalaramsi

I haven't met him personally yet, but the people who had met him have made only positive remarks. However, as he has an unconventional teaching style drawing directly from the Suttas, it is best to gather your own impression: Some worthwhile talks> Dependent Origination w/ Bhante Vimalaramsi Vipassa...
by thecap
Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Vimalaramsi
Replies: 15
Views: 1573

Re: Bhante Vimalaramsi

Sounds like a plan. If his book agreed with you and you have the possibility, why not. He will lead you to Nibbana.
by thecap
Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Vimalaramsi
Replies: 15
Views: 1573

Re: Bhante Vimalaramsi

Bhante Vimala seems quite OK. I share his preference for the original teachings of the Buddha in the Majjhima Nikaya.
by thecap
Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: If you aren't doing Vipassana...
Replies: 26
Views: 3396

Re: If you aren't doing Vipassana...

What's wrong with the meditations Buddha himself taught? :)
by thecap
Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:56 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Cant login at dharmawheel
Replies: 5
Views: 886

Re: Cant login at dharmawheel

Catmoon. Now i remember having had a similar situation in a past life. Have you JavaScript turned on for the 'recaptcha' picture?
by thecap
Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Michael Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)
Replies: 65
Views: 16683

Re: Michael Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)

While i think we should try to be nonjudgmental about Michael Jackson, putting ourselves in his shoes, i think that courtesy should also be extended to folks who feel some aversion towards him, when there are sensible reasons for that. Here I don't agree, friend. There are no sensible reasons for h...
by thecap
Sat Jul 04, 2009 3:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Michael Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)
Replies: 65
Views: 16683

Re: Michael Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)

Greetings, Firstly, I want to apologise to anyone who was offended ... It was neither the time and place ... This attachment and clinging ... Hence, at thecap's invitation, I decided to think ... Metta, Retro. :) If you wanna make the world a better place Take a look at yourself and then make a cha...
by thecap
Sat Jul 04, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Michael Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)
Replies: 65
Views: 16683

Re: Michael Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)

Let's be honest, that was pretty disturbing. I invite you to absolute self-honesty and self-forgiveness (or in Buddhist lingo "letting go"), for there is still aversion. In the Dhamma, there is no Self, so exactly what do you respect? Not-self is not equal to No-self. As Buddhists, we respect all l...
by thecap
Sat Jul 04, 2009 2:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Teaching Kids
Replies: 9
Views: 1169

Re: Teaching Kids

Don't try too hard, or they will teach you. :)

The kids here, reminders of non-harming and two breath sessions was all I taught them. They can and will come back to it whenever they feel like it.
by thecap
Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Immediate rebirth
Replies: 28
Views: 4008

Re: Immediate rebirth

Greetings, Does this count? From... MN 117: Mahacattarisaka Sutta http://www.vipassana.com/canon/majjhima/mn117.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; "And what is the right view that has fermentations, sides with merit, & results in acquisitions? 'There is what is given, what is offere...
by thecap
Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: To be Buddhist you must accept kamma and rebirth?
Replies: 189
Views: 15915

Re: To be Buddhist you must accept kamma and rebirth?

Most likely you're "I don't know" results in you making decisions based solely on the here and now, which is the equivalent of holding the view of no birth after death. Hello Peter. I have a question. Does that mean, if I don't know whether there is rebirth in the traditional sense, then that's the...
by thecap
Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Unfair Criticism?
Replies: 41
Views: 4541

Re: Unfair Criticism?

Hi friends.

I don't know if it's fair. But what about discernment?

Isn't it more interesting to know what part of it is true and what is mere polemics?

(Asking the fair question sort of implies that you think it can't be entirely false critique.)

Kind regards,
thecap
by thecap
Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:52 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Too Much Debate?
Replies: 10
Views: 1305

Re: Too Much Debate?

can it be said there is too much debate on Buddhist forums? :anjali: Hi dear friend CLW For me, there is no "too much". Whatever debate we may experience as superfluous or meet with favoring or aversion... It is just a reflexion of the potential for discursiveness we still have in our minds. And so...
by thecap
Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Buddha Chat diaspora.
Replies: 23
Views: 3232

Re: The Buddha Chat diaspora.

Gosh, everyone has started their own dhamma group. Maybe I should start one. Membership limited only to people who gree with everything I say. Both of you. :lol: J Dear friend, with respect - most of them are either sectarian (like DW, ZFI), or they are cliquey and thus not very newcomer-friendly. ...
by thecap
Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Moin
Replies: 10
Views: 1355

Re: Moin

Moin! :smile:
by thecap
Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Buddha Chat diaspora.
Replies: 23
Views: 3232

Re: The Buddha Chat diaspora.

Friends, you're all welcome to join http://buddhaforum.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

:namaste:
by thecap
Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Weltschmerz and Buddhism
Replies: 9
Views: 1621

Re: Weltschmerz and Buddhism

Isn't a quasi-idential sentiment (in English) possibly, Nostalgia? Indeed, it's similar but not the same. Nostalgia is attachment to an idealized past, while weltschmerz (or world-pain) is attachment to an idealized future. And yes, I've had it plenty. But it doesn't necessarily have to include a d...