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by Mr Man
Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Samadhi (best English translation?)
Replies: 127
Views: 33479

Re: Samadhi (best English translation?)

Idealy I don't think that we should translate the word we should introduce "samadhi" in to English. I think "concentration" is okay.
by Mr Man
Sat Oct 22, 2011 11:37 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Homosexuality in the early Buddhist Sangha
Replies: 21
Views: 4693

Re: Homosexuality in the early Buddhist Sangha

Slightly OT but is a the Ven still a Ven.?

The article if from 2005
by Mr Man
Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:17 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Music game
Replies: 476
Views: 30774

Re: Music game

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2pac
by Mr Man
Wed Oct 19, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: re. Vipassana Advice
Replies: 20
Views: 3780

Re: re. Vipassana Advice

Hello I think that there is a problem with making something into something "special" when it really isn't that special. Making it esoteric when it really isn't. Do I need to show my credentials for this view :tongue: . I'm sure that most people who are serious in learning a meditation technic will t...
by Mr Man
Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:32 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Buddha and Occupy Wall Street
Replies: 197
Views: 18423

Re: The Buddha and Occupy Wall Street

If the demonstrations cause a little bit of thought and discusion I would say they are a good thing.

George Carlin ~ The American Dream (contains bad language)

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Chownah are you not an American?
by Mr Man
Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:36 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "The Broken Buddha" by Ven.Dhammika and other scandals
Replies: 347
Views: 72148

Re: "The Broken Buddha" by Ven. S. Dhammika

It's just another book and in my opinion heavily shaped by Ven Dhammika's own monastic experience. I'm sure that if the Ven had stumbled into Wat Pa Barn Tard (for example) as a young man he would be writing very different books. What are our expectations of a living religion that is over 2500 years...
by Mr Man
Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Buddha and Occupy Wall Street
Replies: 197
Views: 18423

Re: The Buddha and Occupy Wall Street

Not the same event but in the same vein
http://october2011.org/quotes/bhikkhu-bodhi" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Mr Man
Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:00 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: False Gurus: Can a huge mass of people be Conned?
Replies: 18
Views: 1647

Re: False Guru's: Can a huge mass of people be Conned?

Hi Rowboat

I would hope that participants in this forum would be respectful whoever they were addressing.

I would add that I actually wasn't directly addressing Bhikkhu Pesala but was commenting on the Ven's comment.

Apologies if you found my comment disrespectful.

:anjali:
by Mr Man
Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: False Gurus: Can a huge mass of people be Conned?
Replies: 18
Views: 1647

Re: False Guru's: Can a huge mass of people be Conned?

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:A huge mass of people have been conned completely by that false Guru called Māra and have failed to arrive at even mundane right view, let alone supramundane right view.
Give us a break.
by Mr Man
Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Consciousness: 1 or many?
Replies: 5
Views: 565

Re: Consciousness: 1 or many?

It's like a Rose with many petals.
by Mr Man
Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ian Stevenson, Rebirth, and the Suttas
Replies: 91
Views: 10799

Re: Ian Stevenson, Rebirth, and the Suttas

pilgrim wrote: Indeed....for millenia, Buddhists practise the Dhamma for one purpose only, the ending of rebirth. It takes a Western Buddhist to turn the Dhamma into a feel good therapy.
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by Mr Man
Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:01 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ian Stevenson, Rebirth, and the Suttas
Replies: 91
Views: 10799

Re: Ian Stevenson, Rebirth, and the Suttas

Hi cooran & all What I meant is when Ian Stevenson's research is used to try and validate Buddhist doctrine it often has the reverse of it's 'intended effect. I don't think it adds anything and my opinion is that it may actually take something away because from what I have observed it tends to move ...
by Mr Man
Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:58 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ian Stevenson, Rebirth, and the Suttas
Replies: 91
Views: 10799

Re: Ian Stevenson, Rebirth, and the Suttas

What I don't get is why there is a wish to correlate the studies of Ian Stevenson with the teachings of Buddhism. For me Buddhist practice stands up well with out the need for "scientific" validation. The kind of validation that can come from such non-mainstream views as that of Ian Stevenson can in...