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by BubbaBuddhist
Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Store consciousness in Theravada
Replies: 19
Views: 3740

Store consciousness in Theravada

While reading this article by the learned Venerable Dr. Walpole Rahula, cited in another thread: http://www.urbandharma.org/udharma3/theramaya.html I ran across the following provocative reference: Besides the idea of Sunyata is the concept of the store-consciousness in Mahayana Buddhism which has i...
by BubbaBuddhist
Sun Feb 01, 2009 1:47 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Safe Journey and Happy Landings Ben!
Replies: 19
Views: 2483

Re: Safe Journey and Happy Landings Ben!

Ben, may your arrows fly straight and land true.

J
by BubbaBuddhist
Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Its a girl!!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 4876

Re: Its a girl!!!!

How wonderful!

Bb
by BubbaBuddhist
Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:59 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Magic Show (Kalakarama Sutta Prologue)
Replies: 11
Views: 4631

Re: The Magic Show (Kalakarama Sutta Prologue)

I've always loved this Sutta (for obvious reasons :lol: ) and yet:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg2 ... 026872.900

J/ Bb
by BubbaBuddhist
Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Is anybody here going to Obama's inauguration?
Replies: 2
Views: 845

Re: Is anybody here going to Obama's inauguration?

I'm going, but in my professional capacity, I'll be performing at the cocktail reception after the Inauguration. If you wangle an invitation to that I'll see you there. :thumbsup:

J
by BubbaBuddhist
Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Mind-made body - a question
Replies: 37
Views: 8387

Re: Mind-made body - a question

Hi Retro, Let's loosely define "mind" for the moment as "citta" and see if we can say if "citta defines at least SOME physical states," at least in terms of how the Abhidhamma describes how the dying-citta of individual "A" gives rise to the patisandhi-citta of Individual "B." Which process presumab...
by BubbaBuddhist
Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:39 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: THANK YOU!
Replies: 17
Views: 3159

Re: THANK YOU!

May the Triple Jewel shine brightly and long in this small corner of the internet. May all sentient beings find release from suffering and the causes of suffering. May we all soon find and enjoy a piece of our favorite cake. Buddham saranam gacchami Dhammam saranam gacchami Sangham saranam gacchami ...
by BubbaBuddhist
Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Fig Tree
Replies: 5
Views: 1346

Re: Hello from Fig Tree

Hi FIg. Good to see you!

J/ Bb
by BubbaBuddhist
Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:58 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Oh, The Places You'll Go!
Replies: 6
Views: 1254

Re: Oh, The Places You'll Go!

That's actually an excerpt from some Buddhist Nursery Rhymes I wrote on a thread on e-Sangha. Here are some more: "Don't get mad," the Buddha said "It sets a fire inside your head." "I hate this! I'm mad at that! "I'll whip the dog and kick the cat!" Like taking poison, hoping someone else will die,...
by BubbaBuddhist
Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6109
Views: 514539

Re: the great rebirth debate

What has convinced me of rebirth is this debate itself. It never dies for good, nor does it pass into parinibbanna. It must have strong attachments to dukkha.:lol:

J/Bb
by BubbaBuddhist
Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:30 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Oh, The Places You'll Go!
Replies: 6
Views: 1254

Re: Oh, The Places You'll Go!

I've been told there's an apocryphal "missing" verse edited from the published version: This place is Hades, where bad people go, Hellfire and brimstone forever flow. Devils dance and devils shout My how they jump about. They have a long rusty fork They roast you on the end like pork. They stick you...
by BubbaBuddhist
Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:28 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Buddha's Omniscience.
Replies: 40
Views: 8025

Re: The Buddha's Omniscience.

It occurs to me that a being capable of total recall of all his previous existences and having access to all possible planes of existences would be indistinguishable from omniscient. Eh?

j
by BubbaBuddhist
Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Paccekabuddhas in Canon & Commentary
Replies: 34
Views: 6242

Re: Paccekabuddhas in Canon & Commentary

Now and then in the Suttas you run across mention of a certain Paccekabuddha. It would be interesting to make a compilation of their exploits.

Bb
by BubbaBuddhist
Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:26 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Everyone
Replies: 7
Views: 1577

Hello Everyone

I'm John Riggs, a long-time member of e-Sangha and currently a moderator there. I practice in the Theravada tradition and am looking forward to participating here. It's good to see many old friends here.

Bb