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by tamdrin
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What kind of practice Shakyamuni was doing under the bodhi tree?
Replies: 18
Views: 843

Re: What kind of practice Shakyamuni was doing under the bodhi tree?

We will never really know unless we get to his level. It's all theoretical speculation.
by tamdrin
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does this quote have a basis in the Pali cannon?
Replies: 1
Views: 148

Does this quote have a basis in the Pali cannon?

Hello, I heard a teaching from the Mahayana that goes something to the effect of "Consider yourself a sick person. Consider the Buddha as a doctor. Consider the dharma as a medicine. And consider diligent practice as the way to recover". Does this or any similar idea have basis in the Pali cannon? T...
by tamdrin
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: 28 Buddhas Puja and Largest Samadhi Statue in Western Hemisphere
Replies: 12
Views: 640

Re: 28 Buddhas Puja and Largest Samadhi Statue in Western Hemisphere

That’s very cool. The place looks beautiful as well. :thumbsup: I'd like to visit that temple some day. It has that beautiful statue and also it's almost exactly the other side of the planet from Maha Bodhi Temple in India. See this post I made over at DWM: https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?t=2...
by tamdrin
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: LP Pasanno's advice for a mind that keeps fizzling with thought
Replies: 1
Views: 445

Re: LP Pasanno's advice for a mind that keeps fizzling with thought

Thanks for the good advice...

I rejoice in your ability to be able to spend a year practicing.

That is great indeed:)
by tamdrin
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Ancient texts of meditation
Replies: 23
Views: 924

Re: Ancient texts of meditation

Can someone kindly enlighten me as to what is "manomaya-iddhi "?


Thanks.
by tamdrin
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tan Ajahn Anan says the Bodhisattvas of Mahayana are real!
Replies: 31
Views: 1495

Re: Tan Ajahn Anan says the Bodhisattvas of Mahayana are real!

Not Bon . It's definately a wrathful Bonpo deity, as well as Tibetan Buddhist and Hindu ( Hayagrıva). Have a look at this : Rites of the Deity Tamdrin(Rta mgrin) in Contemporary Bön https://www.academia.edu/2385456/Rites_of_the_Deity_Tamdrin_Rta_mgrin_in_Contemporary_B%C3%B6n_Transforming_Poison_an...
by tamdrin
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tan Ajahn Anan says the Bodhisattvas of Mahayana are real!
Replies: 31
Views: 1495

Re: Tan Ajahn Anan says the Bodhisattvas of Mahayana are real!

This is Zen Master Xu Yun explaining it to John Blofeld (as recorded by Blofeld): But the method [Zen] is very hard – hard even for those who practise it night and day for years on end. How many people are prepared or even able to do that? The monastery also has to serve the needs of simple, illite...
by tamdrin
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tan Ajahn Anan says the Bodhisattvas of Mahayana are real!
Replies: 31
Views: 1495

Re: Tan Ajahn Anan says the Bodhisattvas of Mahayana are real!

Aloka wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:37 pm
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"Don’t be an arahant, don’t be a bodhisattva, don’t be anything at all—if you are anything at all you will suffer.”


~Ajahn Chah


:anjali:

Well you have to decide which path you are going to follow.... Kind of a silly quote really.
by tamdrin
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tan Ajahn Anan says the Bodhisattvas of Mahayana are real!
Replies: 31
Views: 1495

Re: Tan Ajahn Anan says the Bodhisattvas of Mahayana are real!

I don't know either.. hahah..maybe look into the writings of that master.. hard to fathom this earth could be a pure land. Well, I was just trying to understand the whole idea of what pure land is...is it like heaven? You said we should rejoice, so I thought you would share what you think it means....
by tamdrin
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tan Ajahn Anan says the Bodhisattvas of Mahayana are real!
Replies: 31
Views: 1495

Re: Tan Ajahn Anan says the Bodhisattvas of Mahayana are real!

There was a Zen master from Taiwan who had a mission to make a pure land on earth. His name is Sheng Yang and he has many youtube videos. Unfortunately the world is far too degenerate, or rather, the minds of the beings in it, to come close to a pure land. A pure land is based on everyone having lo...
by tamdrin
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Buddhas before Lord Tanhankara
Replies: 27
Views: 1319

Re: Buddhas before Lord Tanhankara

Dear Friends in Dhamma, I plan to follow up with some summary of my findings. But in the meantime, I am still investigating various sources. Part of my curiosity along these lines is due to having come across mention of a very ancient Buddha, named Brahma-deva Buddha. I came across this in some foo...
by tamdrin
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tan Ajahn Anan says the Bodhisattvas of Mahayana are real!
Replies: 31
Views: 1495

Re: Tan Ajahn Anan says the Bodhisattvas of Mahayana are real!

There was a Zen master from Taiwan who had a mission to make a pure land on earth. His name is Sheng Yang and he has many youtube videos. Unfortunately the world is far too degenerate, or rather, the minds of the beings in it, to come close to a pure land. A pure land is based on everyone having lot...
by tamdrin
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Metta practice in Thailand
Replies: 7
Views: 576

Re: Metta practice in Thailand

I live in Chiang Mai and there are many meditation centers here but I've never heard of one solely dedicated to metta practice. I'd also be interested to know if there is one!
by tamdrin
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Chiang Mai visit?
Replies: 19
Views: 2917

Re: Chiang Mai visit?

Anyone coming to Chiang Mai, feel free to contact me. I've been living here for 5 years now and may be able to help you out.

Cheers.
Sean
by tamdrin
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tan Ajahn Anan says the Bodhisattvas of Mahayana are real!
Replies: 31
Views: 1495

Re: Tan Ajahn Anan says the Bodhisattvas of Mahayana are real!

I'm not sure if this is really that profound of a statement. Devas exist in Theravada, so it is possible the Ajahn was acknowledging what what the Northern school calls Boddhisattvas are "real" in that sense, or not definitely made up. Devas are in Samsara. Bodhisattvas who have attained the bhumis...