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by puthujjana
Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:05 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Too large avatars
Replies: 10
Views: 1301

Re: Too large avatars

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by puthujjana
Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: When did you first discover the Dhamma
Replies: 9
Views: 1485

Re: When did you first discover the Dhamma

I came to the Dhamma via depressions about the meaningless of life. One evening at a chinese restaurant, a good friend (who also suffered under depressions) told me that he read something about Buddhism. He gave me a short summary of the 4 noble truths: "The Buddha teached that existence is sufferin...
by puthujjana
Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:07 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Danger of Rebirth
Replies: 588
Views: 42131

Re: The Danger of Rebirth

Just to add, I actually don't think that anatta can be understood and digested, and certainly not 'seen' without the wisdom of rebirth. I don't know if I learned things backwards, but this is how I see it. Anatta fails to make much sense without rebirth and frankly I think it reduces these teaching...
by puthujjana
Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:54 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Danger of Rebirth
Replies: 588
Views: 42131

Re: The Danger of Rebirth

clw_uk wrote:A) Dependent Origination cannot cover three lives
Could you please explain why?

Thank you in advance.

with metta
:namaste:
by puthujjana
Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What's your favorite Buddha's quote?
Replies: 20
Views: 3151

Re: What's your favorite Buddha's quote?

"But when I am traveling along a road and see no one in front or behind me, at that time I have my ease, even when urinating & defecating." ;)

- AN 6.42
by puthujjana
Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Danger of Rebirth
Replies: 588
Views: 42131

Re: The Danger of Rebirth

clw_uk wrote:Stick with rebirth and hold onto it and you wont see the truth of anatta and emptiness in its full light.
I can't see a contradiction between rebirth and "the truth of anatta and emptiness in it's full light".
The thruth of anatta is fundamental for the buddhist version of rebirth.

:namaste:
by puthujjana
Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:57 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Danger of Rebirth
Replies: 588
Views: 42131

Re: The Danger of Rebirth

Rebirth is an eternalist doctrine that the buddha teached to lay and brahmins. No. There are many suttas where the Buddha talked to monks about birth after the breakup of the body. For example MN12 in which the Buddha speaks to Sariputta about the "ten Powers of a Tathagata" ...the Tathagata recoll...
by puthujjana
Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What do you sit on?
Replies: 13
Views: 2388

Re: What do you sit on?

I sit on a folded blanket.