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by Individual
Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:14 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Using Buddha Statues in the Garden
Replies: 32
Views: 10506

Re: Using Buddha Statues in the Garden

clw_uk wrote:Individual, I didnt write what you quoted me as saying above
It looks like somebody fixed it. It was unintentional. Sorry. Thanks for pointing it out. :)
by Individual
Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:10 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nagarjuna as the true interpret of the doctrine?
Replies: 41
Views: 5984

Re: Nagarjuna as the true interpret of the doctrine?

To elaborate, by the way... As I said, as I see it Theravadins and Mahayanists are just like Republicans and Democrats. It doesn't matter what they're called and it's a mistake to categorically place faith in one set of people or one set of ideas; what matters is what people actually think and do wi...
by Individual
Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:03 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nagarjuna as the true interpret of the doctrine?
Replies: 41
Views: 5984

Re: Nagarjuna as the true interpret of the doctrine?

I think the fact that Nagarjuna is a Mahayanist is ABSOLUTELY the point. If you regard people as Theravada-"ins" and Mahayana-"ists", thinking and judging in these terms, aren't you basically adopting a form of sakaya-ditthi, which is contrary to the teachings of both schools of thought? As I see i...
by Individual
Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:43 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Using Buddha Statues in the Garden
Replies: 32
Views: 10506

Re: Using Buddha Statues in the Garden

I'm Jewish, so I wouldn't want a crucifix in my garden. Though I know that many Christians have statues of saints and the like in their gardens. To get the conversation back on point, I also don't feel it is within my values for me to have a Buddha in my garden, since it is not in keeping with my p...
by Individual
Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Using Buddha Statues in the Garden
Replies: 32
Views: 10506

Re: Using Buddha Statues in the Garden

If I threw you on the floor and you got upset, wouldn't that be aversion too? If by upset you mean not being mindful of the painful sensation and averting from it, and thus experiencing grief, then yes it is aversion In the case of pleasant feelings, O monks, the underlying tendency[1] to lust shou...
by Individual
Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Using Buddha Statues in the Garden
Replies: 32
Views: 10506

Re: Using Buddha Statues in the Garden

It could be, but it's also an important symbol! Its a statue. If you get upset because someone throws it on the flow or uses it as decoration, that is aversion If I threw you on the floor and you got upset, wouldn't that be aversion too? Is this "just a body"? Or does it have a special meaning and ...
by Individual
Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Using Buddha Statues in the Garden
Replies: 32
Views: 10506

Re: Using Buddha Statues in the Garden

Thank you very much for your responses Individual and theravada_guy! Individual--Since it seems that you feel that the lack of scriptural guidance on the matter of Buddha statues means that you're agnostic on whether non-Buddhists should use Buddha statues, do you care how they treat the statue in ...
by Individual
Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Osho states that he stoped searching
Replies: 4
Views: 1033

Re: Osho states that he stoped searching

Osho's third commandment (of his 10 commandments):

"Truth is within you, do not search for it elsewhere."

I like that. If it's true -- who needs Osho?!
by Individual
Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: How ignorance started?
Replies: 10
Views: 1831

Re: How ignorance started?

Why would it be nice? It would not necessarily be nice, because it might be very strange and disheartening. You have to consider: what would the consequence be of knowing the ultimate origin and what's the intent in knowing? If you answer that, maybe I could share some interesting theories. Well, t...
by Individual
Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Osho states that he stoped searching
Replies: 4
Views: 1033

Re: Osho states that he stoped searching

Hmm. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajneesh_movement" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; These were formerly known as Rajneeshees or "Orange People" because of the orange and later red, maroon and pink clothes they used from 1970 until 1985 Orange, then it became red? They should wear blac...
by Individual
Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Osho states that he stoped searching
Replies: 4
Views: 1033

Re: Osho states that he stoped searching

This is a Theravada Buddhist forum. Osho is irrelevant. With that said, if I may say so: I think Osho was very rich and influential when he said that. I don't think he gave up craving; I think he's an arrogant idiot who started to indulge. It's OK to indulge a little bit, but... to take advantage of...
by Individual
Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: An idea for anybody else with a similar problem
Replies: 2
Views: 482

An idea for anybody else with a similar problem

Take an egg timer and put it on your computer desk. When you use the computer, set it to 15 minutes. Every time it goes off, stop and ask, "Do I need to keep using the computer?" If you think yes, reset the egg timer and keep using the computer. I've decided to try this. For you all, it might work. ...
by Individual
Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: How ignorance started?
Replies: 10
Views: 1831

Re: How ignorance started?

Monks, this samsara is without discoverable beginning. A first point is not discerned of beings roaming and wandering on hindered by ignorance and fettered by craving. -Samyutta Nikaya 15, "Connected Discourses on Without Discoverable Beginning" The Buddha taught that samsara (and so I assume also ...
by Individual
Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is indulgence in pleasure ever skillful?
Replies: 33
Views: 3489

Re: Is indulgence in pleasure ever skillful?

A further thought: Being attached to a puritan lifestyle could be a form of mental pleasure that's indulged in. And when it's interrupted... disappointment.
by Individual
Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:52 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nagarjuna as the true interpret of the doctrine?
Replies: 41
Views: 5984

Re: Nagarjuna as the true interpret of the doctrine?

Well, basically all Buddhist schools and thinkers will agree with those points. From Nagarjuna to the Abhidhamma, and everyone else, too. So, this is not really the factor on which one can make a distinction. The issue comes with how these texts and thinkers go about showing or proving that point. ...