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by Disciple
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Good reasons to reject Mahayana and follow Theravada
Replies: 40
Views: 4971

Re: Good reasons to reject Mahayana and follow Theravada

tiltbillings wrote:I don't think we need to bash the Mahayana here. This thread will have a very short life if that what starts to happen.
I hope that doesn't happen either as I am a Mahayanist myself. I'm just looking to read well written intelligent responses.
by Disciple
Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:16 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Good reasons to reject Mahayana and follow Theravada
Replies: 40
Views: 4971

Good reasons to reject Mahayana and follow Theravada

I've been following Mahayana teachings for some time now but would like to know amongst strictly Theravada practitioners why you have have chosen Theravada over Mahayana. Surely many of you have done your research and know specifically why you have chosen the path you are on.

Thanks.
by Disciple
Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The nature of Nibbana
Replies: 15
Views: 2779

Re: The nature of Nibbana

Understood, thanks.
by Disciple
Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The nature of Nibbana
Replies: 15
Views: 2779

Re: The nature of Nibbana

In the state of deep sleep there is no desire, no attachment, nothing at all but oblivious bliss. Can this be likened to Nibbana? I think the great about liberation is the ability to handle the most difficult situations in life with wisdom, compassion and equanimity. I agree but what does this have...
by Disciple
Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The nature of Nibbana
Replies: 15
Views: 2779

The nature of Nibbana

In the state of deep sleep there is no desire, no attachment, nothing at all but oblivious bliss. Can this be likened to Nibbana?
by Disciple
Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What did Buddha say about gambling?
Replies: 8
Views: 6689

Re: What did Buddha say about gambling?

hermitwin wrote:if a person who is keeping the 5 or 8 precepts gamble, is the precept broken?
Buddha never made it a precept to forbid gambling, he only advised against it.
by Disciple
Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Swearing
Replies: 4
Views: 1522

Re: Swearing

Thank you for all the replies.
by Disciple
Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: What would you do?
Replies: 20
Views: 4194

What would you do?

Apologies if this question offends anyone, but it is something I've been thinking about recently. Given the Buddha's stance on non violence, if someone came up to you and started physically assaulting you, what would you do about it? What would a good Buddhist do about it?
by Disciple
Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:30 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Swearing
Replies: 4
Views: 1522

Swearing

If swearing is done without the intent to hurt anyone, does that still constitute as unwholesome kamma? A couple examples would be something like "where the f are you going this late" or just generally insulting someone in a jokingly manner without wanting to hurt them.