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SarathW
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Post by SarathW » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:59 am

the above sounds frighteningly like superstition ridden lay Hinduism.
I agree but you find similar stuff in Theravada too.
What matters is what it says in Sutras.
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Grigoris
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Post by Grigoris » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:09 am

No_Mind wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:18 am
... and as far as I know one cannot be a believer in both.
Both??? They were both Buddhism the last time I checked.
Which hat did you wear at Vesak Day conference?
The conference was indoors, so I did not need a hat.
ye dhammā hetuppabhavā tesaṁ hetuṁ tathāgato āha,
tesaṃca yo nirodho - evaṁvādī mahāsamaṇo.

Of those phenomena which arise from causes:
Those causes have been taught by the Tathāgata,
And their cessation too - thus proclaims the Great Ascetic.

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Re: Dhamma Wheel Engaged Buddhist forum is now live!

Post by No_Mind » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:27 pm

SarathW wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:59 am
the above sounds frighteningly like superstition ridden lay Hinduism.
I agree but you find similar stuff in Theravada too.
What matters is what it says in Sutras.
What magical mumbo jumbo stuff do you find in Theravada? Maybe a monk or two here and there may sell an amulet or trinket .. but organised, institutional mumbo jumbo .. do you find it in Theravada? Give few examples.

As far as sutras go .. there is no evidence that they are the word of Buddha.
Grigoris wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:09 am
No_Mind wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:18 am
... and as far as I know one cannot be a believer in both.
Both??? They were both Buddhism the last time I checked.
Which hat did you wear at Vesak Day conference?
The conference was indoors, so I did not need a hat.
One cannot be both a Shia and Sunni, Catholic and Protestant .. division between Mahayana and Theravada are deeper than those two .. fine I get it you do not wish to clarify.

I have always felt those who wear two hats (like me) should clarify their identity and intent. But you are of course entitled to your privacy.

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I know one thing: that I know nothing

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Post by SDC » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:24 pm

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