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by tamdrin
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana
Replies: 153
Views: 9997

Re: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana

FWI that guy Tsem Tulku is not the guy you want to look to to get an understanding of Tibetan Buddhism.
by tamdrin
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana
Replies: 153
Views: 9997

Re: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana

Yes, and Theravada makes bad kamma by dismissing Mahayana.... Many Thai Ajahns know Mahayana is real dhamma and that the great bodhisattvas such as Avalokesvara and Manjushri, who teach it, do exist.. Can you provide some evidence that "many Thai Ajahns" believe these Mahayana/Vajrayana deities "do...
by tamdrin
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana
Replies: 153
Views: 9997

Re: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana

Theravada cannot be considered Hinayana, because it is not the Teaching of the Buddha. But Mahāyāna (which one?) is I assume because of their sutras that totally came from the Buddha? http://palikanon.com/namen/vy/vetullavaada.htm Theravada does not consider Mahayana the Teaching of the Buddha. If ...
by tamdrin
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana
Replies: 153
Views: 9997

Re: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana

Hinayana is a motivation. It means practicing for oneself to attain liberation alone. Mahayana means practicing with the altruistic resolve to become a buddha for the benefit of all beings.
by tamdrin
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I'm really scared.
Replies: 49
Views: 3954

Re: I'm really scared.

cappuccino wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:46 pm
tamdrin wrote: Ultimately even hell is unreal and impermanent.
hell is real

not ultimately.
by tamdrin
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I'm really scared.
Replies: 49
Views: 3954

Re: I'm really scared.

You have to realize that ultimately even your fear of hell is an illusion created by your conceptual mind. Apply your mindfulness/meditation practice to the fear and don't indulge in it. It sounds like you are in the habit of scaring yourself, like you don't want it, but keep doing it. Ultimately ev...
by tamdrin
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Zen master teachings better than gotama buddhas teaching?
Replies: 31
Views: 2883

Re: Zen master teachings better than gotama buddhas teaching?

Zen is Mahayana so it is practiced within the framework of becoming a Buddha. Pali cannon is Hinayana so the goal is stream entry, once return, non-return, then arahantship.
by tamdrin
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can someone help me find this thread?
Replies: 0
Views: 1113

Can someone help me find this thread?

Hey guys,

Some time back I read an account of a woman, I think from Sri Lanka, who documented her progress in meditation in the form of a dialogue of letters with her monk teacher. I would like to read that again and am wondering if anyone can provide the link?


Metta.
by tamdrin
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The thing about Mahayana
Replies: 21
Views: 2748

Re: The thing about Mahayana

Hi Polo, There is a well known monk from Thailand named Ajahn Anan. There is a talk on youtube where he is questioned about the Mahayana. In it he says that the Mahayana bodhisattvas such as Manjushri and Avalokitesvara are indeed real. They are highly developed spiritual beings who answer prayers ...
by tamdrin
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The thing about Mahayana
Replies: 21
Views: 2748

Re: The thing about Mahayana

Mahayana doesn't deny liberation is possible. There are 10 bhumis, or stages to complete Buddhahood in Mahayana. If you get to the first stage which means you realize emptiness, you don't have to reincarnate in samsara anymore.
by tamdrin
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The thing about Mahayana
Replies: 21
Views: 2748

Re: The thing about Mahayana

Hi Polo, There is a well known monk from Thailand named Ajahn Anan. There is a talk on youtube where he is questioned about the Mahayana. In it he says that the Mahayana bodhisattvas such as Manjushri and Avalokitesvara are indeed real. They are highly developed spiritual beings who answer prayers a...
by tamdrin
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Remembrance of past lives
Replies: 12
Views: 852

Re: Remembrance of past lives

I don't have any personal memories but I have had two Buddhist teachers tell me some different things. One was a Tibetan Rinpoche/Guru who told me I had done some tantric practice in a past life. Another, more recently, was a Thai Monk who is very developed in meditation who told me I had been the l...
by tamdrin
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 615
Views: 39867

Re: Monastics and suicide

tamdrin wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:35 am
Can someone provide me with the link where I can get more info about this monk and the circumstances of his death?

Thanks.
ok I found it, so never mind!
by tamdrin
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: In remembrance of Bhikkhu Samahita
Replies: 44
Views: 8623

Re: In remembrance of Bhikkhu Samahita

This is sad news, although I didn't know Bhikkhu Samahita, I feel bad for anyone who is suffering like this.


May he be at peace.
May he be free of suffering.
May he see the light of Buddha, wisdom and compassion.

Namo Amitabha.
by tamdrin
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 615
Views: 39867

Re: Monastics and suicide

Can someone provide me with the link where I can get more info about this monk and the circumstances of his death?

Thanks.