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by polarbear101
Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:53 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: prayers
Replies: 9
Views: 1506

Re: prayers

As you are, you are to me as I am to me. I hope the best for you, I don't know you, but I love you. You are the epitome of possibility and may all good things that can befall you, befall you. Seriously, we are the same, and I wish the greatest of tranquility to you. I wish I understood or could unde...
by polarbear101
Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Anatta as the basis for insight - What object? What benefit?
Replies: 72
Views: 8349

Re: Anatta as the basis for insight - What object? What benefit?

If everyone goes back to the beginning of this topic and clicks on the link to the subject that this spawned from you can find several links to papers by Johannes Bronkworst, one is Self and Meditation, more significant is a long one called Two Traditions of Meditation In Ancient India, and another ...
by polarbear101
Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:16 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Yoga and Buddhism
Replies: 29
Views: 4635

Re: Yoga and Buddhism

Yeah, I just kind of assumed they were yogis I guess. I always thought yoga was around 3000 years old or something, the kind where you stretch alot amongst other mystical stuff like chakras. I need to read a book on ancient Indian history or something. Anyway, I'm about to start taking up some hatha...
by polarbear101
Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:48 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Yoga and Buddhism
Replies: 29
Views: 4635

Re: Yoga and Buddhism

Didn't the Buddha learn yoga and forms of meditation from 2 Yogis. I mean, his teachers didn't take him to enlightenment but I'm sure they helped him a little bit.
by polarbear101
Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Nihilists views
Replies: 27
Views: 4500

Re: Nihilists views

"A 'position,' Vaccha, is something that a Tathagata has done away with. What a Tathagata sees is this: 'Such is form, such its origin, such its disappearance; such is feeling, such its origin, such its disappearance; such is perception... such are mental fabrications... such is consciousness, such ...
by polarbear101
Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is becoming expainable?
Replies: 9
Views: 583

Re: Is becoming expainable?

woah, I have some reading ahead of me I guess. Thanks
by polarbear101
Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is becoming expainable?
Replies: 9
Views: 583

Is becoming expainable?

From what little I've gathered, it would seem that dependent origination or co-arising is the cornerstone to the Buddha's teaching of a self-sustaining cycle. Now I know that if one rejects craving that it breaks this cycle since craving leads to clinging... but then... what is becoming? Becoming:Th...
by polarbear101
Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Members Bios - please contribute yours
Replies: 166
Views: 43182

Re: Members Bios - please contribute yours

After re-reading my original post which I wrote when I was rather sleep deprived, I've decided to re-write it. Hi everyone, The name's Andrew. I was born in northern California in the bay area in 1991. I grew up in a nice small town in Marin County and played alot in the hills out there. I moved to ...
by polarbear101
Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Parinibbana as a goal?
Replies: 39
Views: 1831

Re: Parinibbana as a goal?

I hope this wasn't already posted but I found this talk below to be kinda funny actually, enjoy! Then Ven. Maha Kotthita went to Ven. Sariputta and, on arrival, exchanged courteous greetings with him. After an exchange of friendly greetings & courtesies, he sat to one side. As he was sitting there, ...
by polarbear101
Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A question on authority and liberation in this lifetime
Replies: 9
Views: 552

Re: A question on authority and liberation in this lifetime

Thanks for the links Chris. That is certainly interesting. Too bad those schisms happened though, I wonder how that happened, but at least buddhist scripture doesn't declare to be the inerrant word of divinity, that's one of the reasons why I was attracted too it. I'll have to read the Abhidamma for...
by polarbear101
Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A question on authority and liberation in this lifetime
Replies: 9
Views: 552

A question on authority and liberation in this lifetime

Hi everyone, my name is Andrew and I'm new to the forum and have been super intrigued by buddhism for the last year or so. Anyway, I've been reading about the things the Buddha taught, it's amazing how much wisdom that guy had. My question to everyone here is though, do you think that the early sutt...