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by Wind
Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why didn't the Buddha teach around the world?
Replies: 59
Views: 4727

Re: Why didn't the Buddha teach around the world?

It seems the Buddha concentrated his teaching in India and other realms. I wonder why he didn't use his ability to teach in every parts of the world? Just imagine how Buddhism would have evolve to modern time if every part of the world had met the Buddha. Or did he? Thoughts? Hello friend, It is po...
by Wind
Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:24 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Understanding the fourth precept
Replies: 405
Views: 17433

Re: Are white lies acceptable?

For the Jews and Nazi case: If they come knocking at my door, and ask me if I am hiding any Jews. My reply would be "You may search if you want. But be careful not to wake the dog, he might bite" This way i am being honest and the reverse psychology might be more effective, plus the idea of getting ...
by Wind
Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why didn't the Buddha teach around the world?
Replies: 59
Views: 4727

Re: Why didn't the Buddha teach around the world?

Those beings with the appropriate Kamma were born in a place and time were they could learn the Dhamma directly from the Buddha. After the Buddha's enlightenment he was pondering not teaching the Dhamma, it was at Brahma Sahampati's request that Buddha surveyed the world and saw that there were bei...
by Wind
Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why didn't the Buddha teach around the world?
Replies: 59
Views: 4727

Re: Why didn't the Buddha teach around the world?

Annapurna wrote: Was my reply helpful?

With metta,

Anna
Very helpful. Thanks for taking the time to address my question. :twothumbsup:
by Wind
Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Very cool wallpaper of Theravada masters
Replies: 14
Views: 3983

Re: Very cool wallpaper of Theravada masters

Can anyone explain to me the significance of the hand positions of the Buddha in those images?
by Wind
Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thailand Buddhist Flag
Replies: 19
Views: 3086

Re: Thailand Buddhist Flag

At first, I thought Theravada_guy was refering to his avatar as the flag and I was a bit confused. :rofl:

Yea the Thai Buddhist Flag is very nice. :thumbsup:
by Wind
Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why didn't the Buddha teach around the world?
Replies: 59
Views: 4727

Re: Why didn't the Buddha teach around the world?

Or perhaps he was an Enlightened MAN.... Yea, when I first learn of the Buddha I had this very idea as well. I thought he was just a mere man. Then the Suttas description of him seems to suggest he develop certain abilities after his enlightenment. It doesn't change the fact he is a man but he cert...
by Wind
Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:15 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Origin of concept of "I"
Replies: 17
Views: 1655

Re: Origin of concept of "I"

WagamamaZen wrote:Appreciate each of your input and sharing.
If "I" is a concept that is born out of ignorance. What has kept this concept going for so many centuries?
What is the award ?
Craving is what kept it going. Dukkha is its award.
by Wind
Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why didn't the Buddha teach around the world?
Replies: 59
Views: 4727

Re: Why didn't the Buddha teach around the world?

Not when it goes against the Buddha's own recommendations, it isn't. http://wisdomthroughmindfulness.blogspot.com/2009/12/these-are-four-unconjecturables.html I think you'll find your futile enquiry is covered by the first of the four. see also the note. Thanks Fede. I'm not sure if my question is ...
by Wind
Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why didn't the Buddha teach around the world?
Replies: 59
Views: 4727

Re: Why didn't the Buddha teach around the world?

Or perhaps he was an Enlightened MAN.... Yea, when I first learn of the Buddha I had this very idea as well. I thought he was just a mere man. Then the Suttas description of him seems to suggest he develop certain abilities after his enlightenment. It doesn't change the fact he is a man but he cert...
by Wind
Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why didn't the Buddha teach around the world?
Replies: 59
Views: 4727

Re: Why didn't the Buddha teach around the world?

Hi Wind The Buddha has left us a considerable legacy. What I think you should be doing is actually engaging in practice during this rather rare opportunity rather than asking questions that don't seem to be particularly relevant to liberation. My apologies if I appear to be a killjoy. Metta Ben Hi ...
by Wind
Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why didn't the Buddha teach around the world?
Replies: 59
Views: 4727

Re: Why didn't the Buddha teach around the world?

Maybe the Buddha was not quite the god-like being you seem to think he was. So you believe he had no supernormal abilities? I am simply going off on the impression I get from reading the Suttas. we actually got into this in that did the Buddha go to sri lanka thread. look if people in India who met...
by Wind
Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why didn't the Buddha teach around the world?
Replies: 59
Views: 4727

Re: Why didn't the Buddha teach around the world?

Maybe the Buddha was not quite the god-like being you seem to think he was. So you believe he had no supernormal abilities? I am simply going off on the impression I get from reading the Suttas. Not saying that he did not, but let us not turn him into a god. I am working off with the assumption he ...
by Wind
Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why didn't the Buddha teach around the world?
Replies: 59
Views: 4727

Re: Why didn't the Buddha teach around the world?

tiltbillings wrote:Maybe the Buddha was not quite the god-like being you seem to think he was.
So you believe he had no supernormal abilities? I am simply going off on the impression I get from reading the Suttas.
by Wind
Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why didn't the Buddha teach around the world?
Replies: 59
Views: 4727

Why didn't the Buddha teach around the world?

It seems the Buddha concentrated his teaching in India and other realms. I wonder why he didn't use his ability to teach in every parts of the world? Just imagine how Buddhism would have evolve to modern time if every part of the world had met the Buddha. Or did he?

Thoughts?