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by christopher:::
Thu May 26, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: A new addition to my family
Replies: 15
Views: 1232

Re: A new addition to my family

The first thing i thought looking at him was- boy he looks fast....
by christopher:::
Thu May 26, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Leonard Cohen
Replies: 12
Views: 1244

Re: Leonard Cohen

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by christopher:::
Mon May 23, 2011 4:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Hinayana a derogatory term?
Replies: 60
Views: 6171

Re: Is Hinayana a derogatory term?

The problem with the term hinayana is not a matter of being called names. If I were to call you a poop-head, you would shrug your shoulders, and wonder what my problem is. If I were, however, to call you a pedophile, that would be of great concern, because of the damaging consequences that go with ...
by christopher:::
Sun May 22, 2011 8:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Hinayana a derogatory term?
Replies: 60
Views: 6171

Re: Is Hinayana a derogatory term?

Follow-up question: I participate in "pan-Buddhist" or non-sectarian Buddhist discussion groups, both in the real world and on the Internet. Occasionally someone will use the term "Hinayana", and swear up and down that the term is not derogatory. Any advise about what to do with these situations? L...
by christopher:::
Sun May 22, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How can a person just by meditating HELP all Beings?
Replies: 17
Views: 2033

Re: How can a person just by meditating HELP all Beings?

Thanks Guys :) ...retro i think the sutta provides more insight :) [*]it will have a positive effect with my relations to those around me. [*]Ripple...Chain Effect [*]quality of our interaction with all those around us depends on the degree of our own self-understanding and self-control. [*]Inspira...
by christopher:::
Thu May 19, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Israel, Palestine and the Holy Grail of Peace
Replies: 28
Views: 4372

Re: Israel, Palestine and the Holy Grail of Peace

Obama urges Israel to go back to 1967 borders By BEN FELLER, AP White House Correspondent – 37 mins ago WASHINGTON – Forcefully stepping into an explosive Middle East debate, President Barack Obama on Thursday endorsed a key Palestinian demand for the borders of its future state and prodded Israel ...
by christopher:::
Thu May 19, 2011 3:14 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The Lighter Side of Dukkha
Replies: 8
Views: 1444

Re: The Lighter Side of Dukkha

Well okay :smile: but i was hoping others would also jump in and share stuff....

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by christopher:::
Thu May 19, 2011 6:04 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The Lighter Side of Dukkha
Replies: 8
Views: 1444

Re: The Lighter Side of Dukkha

Some more...

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This last one with Eddie Izzard is a bit rude (hope that's ok with the mods)...

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by christopher:::
Wed May 18, 2011 7:00 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The Lighter Side of Dukkha
Replies: 8
Views: 1444

Re: The Lighter Side of Dukkha

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by christopher:::
Wed May 18, 2011 6:56 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The Lighter Side of Dukkha
Replies: 8
Views: 1444

The Lighter Side of Dukkha

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by christopher:::
Wed May 18, 2011 6:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why such a difference?
Replies: 236
Views: 16157

Re: Why such a difference?

When I read Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra for the first time I was blissfully ignorant of all this history and took the polemics on face value - an attack on an attitude of practice rather than politics between sects. Now that I know a bit more history I still think it is more valuable like that and I'...
by christopher:::
Tue May 17, 2011 8:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why such a difference?
Replies: 236
Views: 16157

Re: Why such a difference?

No matter the doctrine, no matter the teaching we will always find "things" to get stuck on, to trip up on, to fight over and to totally totally misunderstand. That's where true teachers are important, to use it as a skill in means, rather than a doctrine. And even that idea can become a doctrine w...
by christopher:::
Tue May 17, 2011 3:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why such a difference?
Replies: 236
Views: 16157

Re: Why such a difference?

No matter the doctrine, no matter the teaching we will always find "things" to get stuck on, to trip up on, to fight over and to totally totally misunderstand. That's where true teachers are important, to use it as a skill in means, rather than a doctrine. And even that idea can become a doctrine w...
by christopher:::
Mon May 16, 2011 11:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why such a difference?
Replies: 236
Views: 16157

Re: Why such a difference?

It may well have been written down later, it may have been passed down orally before then. Or it may be the work of Full Enlightened Ones who were no different from the Buddha and hence Buddhavacana. In any case, labeling it "the work of outsiders" is really sectarianism at its most extreme, in my ...
by christopher:::
Mon May 16, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why such a difference?
Replies: 236
Views: 16157

Re: Why such a difference?

like all of the Buddha's teachings, it is an expedient But it isn't the Buddha's teaching; this is a flawed assumption, and proceeding as if it were true willfully ignores the utter lack of it in the SuttaVinaya. Not everyone agrees. "What I've come to understand more deeply over the years- and wha...