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by Dan74
Sun May 03, 2009 1:06 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Mahayana perspective useful for Theravada practitioners?
Replies: 98
Views: 14321

Re: Is Mahayana perspective useful for Theravada practitioners?

Certainly it sounds like it's not Mexicali's personal path. Yes. But saying it is not my path is not the same as confidently dismissing it as unnecessary and potentially dangerous without even giving any justification. That was all I was trying to say, but I guess it fell on deaf ears. It is sad to...
by Dan74
Fri May 01, 2009 10:57 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Fixed Views
Replies: 15
Views: 2601

Re: Fixed Views

A double-doze of the blood-pressure pills did the job - no worries! :hug: Just a question - is one allowed to post one's own understanding of the texts? Like the second one Chris posted involving Ananda and the understanding of the arising of views? I assume, yes, since others are doing so... from A...
by Dan74
Fri May 01, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Mahayana perspective useful for Theravada practitioners?
Replies: 98
Views: 14321

Re: Is Mahayana perspective useful for Theravada practitioners?

I view vajrayana as mostly unnecessary and potentially dangerous, but most vajrayana Buddhism still has at root the noble truths, noble path, dependent arising, anatta, and self-effort. This is going to take the thread off-corse, but the quote above would have some justification if you have crossed...
by Dan74
Fri May 01, 2009 12:06 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Fixed Views
Replies: 15
Views: 2601

Re: Fixed Views

Ben wrote:Dear all
A reminder that posts that do not comply with the guidelines for the Classical forum will attract moderator review and maybe removed without warning.
Kind regards

Ben
:oops: I thought I was quoting from Pali Tipitaka...

Is that not allowed? :shrug:

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by Dan74
Fri May 01, 2009 10:10 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Fixed Views
Replies: 15
Views: 2601

Re: Fixed Views

Perhaps this is relevant: "Bhikkkhus, as purified and bright as this view is, if you covet, cherish, treasure and take pride in it, do you understand this Dhamma as comparable to a raft, taught for the purpose of giving up [i.e. crossing over] and not for the purpose of grasping?" "No, venerable sir...
by Dan74
Fri May 01, 2009 5:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6206
Views: 577945

Re: the great rebirth debate

One weird thing: My 7-year-old often talks about things that he did in the past that I know he has not done. For example, he has talked about the wife he used to have. I think he's mostly joking about this, but the first time I asked him what he was talking about, he looked puzzled, as if he wasn't...
by Dan74
Fri May 01, 2009 5:20 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: (The failure to) Go West
Replies: 53
Views: 7142

Re: (The failure to) Go West

From the very little reading that I've done the above does not accord with historical evidence. The reasons for the Dharma's failure to spread were a lot more complex than a supposedly militant attitude of Christians and Muslims. There is some relevant discussion here: http://www.lioncity.net/buddhi...
by Dan74
Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:56 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Dhamma Books in Melbourne
Replies: 15
Views: 2182

Re: Dhamma Books in Melbourne

salmon wrote: Dan: whereabouts are you?

Thanks for the websites, I'll check them out.

metta.
Hi! :hello:

I am in Mentone, but I can get them off you in the city.

Send me a PM when you are here and we will connect!

The books will be much appreciated!!!


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by Dan74
Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: The fear of death
Replies: 38
Views: 5230

Re: The fear of death

Wonderful thread - deep bows to everyone. Thank you.

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by Dan74
Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:34 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tantra II
Replies: 25
Views: 4208

Re: Tantra II

Dear Dave, I think the exercises PT mentioned above should help you with your healing, but if I were in your position I would seek out a solid reputable Vajrayana teacher who already has former NKT students and who would understand your problems when you mention them. Your problems result from incor...
by Dan74
Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:44 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Dhamma Books in Melbourne
Replies: 15
Views: 2182

Re: Dhamma Books in Melbourne

Hi!

You can bring some free Dhamma books to me (if you like)!

I work in a prison (maybe prisons in coming months) and tend to need books pretty often.

Cheers!

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by Dan74
Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What are your food indulgences?
Replies: 38
Views: 5030

Re: What are your food indulgences?

After a period of indulgence in late teens I developed an allergy to dairy and a bunch of other things (some 13 years ago or so) and had to give up my favourite foods - cakes, junk food, all manner of creamy stuffs and all kinds of artificial chemical mutant products... :cry: So I haven't had a coke...
by Dan74
Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anyone can go to hell, so be heedful
Replies: 109
Views: 13757

Re: Anyone can go to hell, so be heedful

The last bit is important for understanding, because of clinging to khandas there is "I am". When there is "I am" there is identiciation with the Khandas, when there is identification there is ageing, sickness and death (and also the whole not wanting to get sick, grief, anger etc that go hand in h...
by Dan74
Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anyone can go to hell, so be heedful
Replies: 109
Views: 13757

Re: Anyone can go to hell, so be heedful

Greetings Friends, Just this morning I came across this: <<Warning: some cross-denominational perspective - >> "All verbal teachings are just to cure diseases. Because diseases are not the same, the remedies are also different. That is why it is sometimes said that there is Buddha, and sometimes it ...
by Dan74
Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:40 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Maha Boowa and the "True Self"
Replies: 23
Views: 6702

Re: Maha Boowa and the "True Self"

Perhaps it is no accident than in India where there was an established concept of atman, the Buddha taught anatta, and in China where there was only a concept of Tao, the True Self/ Buddha-nature etc took off?

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