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by Dan74
Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:34 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tantra II
Replies: 25
Views: 3832

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: 2057

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!

_/|\_
by Dan74
Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What are your food indulgences?
Replies: 38
Views: 4709

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: 12729

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: 12729

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: 6175

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?

_/|\_
by Dan74
Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meditation and Ambition
Replies: 18
Views: 2762

Re: Meditation and Ambition

I do recall a sutta where a performer comes to the Buddha and is instructed to drop his activity as something bolstering delusion (reference?) In Mahayana, there is Khyentse Norbu who is a lama and film-maker http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dzongsar_Jamyang_Khyentse_Rinpoche making Buddhist films and t...
by Dan74
Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6109
Views: 514193

Re: the great rebirth debate

Greetings Since in the debate (which peter quoted) Stephen Batchelor seems to admit that one should adopt the view, even if it isnt true, i dont see why he is so vocal about his agnosticism If he acknowledges that adopting a view is ok despite not knowing if its real, then why not say this to other...
by Dan74
Sat Apr 18, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: renunciation
Replies: 42
Views: 6868

Re: renunciation

Thank you for elucidating this.

I guess you know that Mahayana has quite a different approach to this, but it is not appropriate to share it in this subforum.

_/|\_
by Dan74
Sat Apr 18, 2009 1:25 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: renunciation
Replies: 42
Views: 6868

Re: renunciation

Is it not conceivable that one can develop an attitude of giving in sexual conduct, where instead of craving and attachment, there is kindness and compassion for the other human being? There may be kindness and compassion in addition to craving and attachment, but not instead of . In order for ther...
by Dan74
Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: renunciation
Replies: 42
Views: 6868

Re: renunciation

A lay person can enjoy sex from time to time, but it will inevitably lead to attachment, grief, and despair in the long term. It is therefore wise to treat it with respect, as one treats a fire in one’s own home. Do you really think so? Is it not conceivable that one can develop an attitude of givi...
by Dan74
Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:35 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Mahayana perspective useful for Theravada practitioners?
Replies: 98
Views: 13532

Re: Is Mahayana perspective useful for Theravada practitioners?

Greetings Dan, And not to shoo you away of course, but don't forget... Dharma Wheel (Mahayana and Vajrayana forum) http://www.dharmawheel.net/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Metta, Retro. :) Thanks, Retro, but for the moment I am all forumed out.. :coffee: :computerproblem: _/|\_
by Dan74
Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:28 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Heavens to betsy
Replies: 29
Views: 4676

Re: Heavens to betsy

He may well be right. I wouldn't know. I do know that he is a dharma heir to Maezumi Roshi, who while not without faults, was considered to be a serious teacher who left a solid legacy (Bernie Glassman, Joko Beck and Daido Loori to name a few). As for the flyer, I'd be interested to see. Sometimes s...
by Dan74
Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:34 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Heavens to betsy
Replies: 29
Views: 4676

Re: Heavens to betsy

Dear Dan, I was unaware that Big Mind was taken seriously by buddhists. That being the case, my comment was insensitive and I apologize :heart: I thought Bid Mind essentially promised enlightenment in a weekend ?? I've only read a little about it. No offense taken, Drolma. :heart: I don't know much...
by Dan74
Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:39 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Mahayana perspective useful for Theravada practitioners?
Replies: 98
Views: 13532

Re: Is Mahayana perspective useful for Theravada practitioners?

As the night moves on and the silence slowly spreads, I am beginning to realise that I've started a pretty stupid thread. This notion of two camps, Theravada and Mahayana, "you guys" and "your" attitude to "us", that's just bloody nonsense, isn't it? :cookoo: Are we not just a bunch of people trying...