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by DmitriNet
Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: where to go to seek confirmation of attainment?
Replies: 48
Views: 4257

Re: where to go to seek confirmation of attainment?

Be it attainment, revelation or realization of any spiritual idea/stage/state/etc. if it is real, one needs no conformation from outside. You will know it beyond rational and irrational doubts by that inherent luminosity of the mind. Outside authority might conform errors of views or practices, but ...
by DmitriNet
Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:37 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism and Western Culture
Replies: 36
Views: 3938

Re: Buddhism and Western Culture

I think that it necessarily depends on the text. If it would be the pali canon then a development similar to the one that occurred during the last 2500 years would start again. But it would take much more time since people nowadays are not very interested in religious stuff. A text of a later phase...
by DmitriNet
Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:01 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism and Western Culture
Replies: 36
Views: 3938

Re: Buddhism and Western Culture

From the discussion above it is clear that we need to differentiate between Buddhism as religion and Buddhism as a personal practice.

Thornbush, which of the two your original question was about?
by DmitriNet
Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism and Western Culture
Replies: 36
Views: 3938

Re: Buddhism and Western Culture

Dnet... " Ron, does not this imply that the ideas and practices of Buddhism as preserved in scriptures are not sufficient, for following the Noble Path?" There is no such implication..... The confusing of a personal path with a professional path is occuring. Thanks for the clarification. The confus...
by DmitriNet
Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:15 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism and Western Culture
Replies: 36
Views: 3938

Re: Buddhism and Western Culture

If the west abandons lineage, enmass or at large, to my opinion western Buddhism is over as a Buddhist faith. Ron, does not this imply that the ideas and practices of Buddhism as preserved in scriptures are not sufficient, for following the Noble Path? Seems a bit overboard. Lineages tend to overes...
by DmitriNet
Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:43 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism and Western Culture
Replies: 36
Views: 3938

Re: Buddhism and Western Culture

One problem with the question is that "Western culture" is considered as something static, something frozen in time. And that is probably one of the biggest misconception about "Western culture". In fact, it is quite liquid. Given how many people in "Western culture" practice Buddhism, do yoga, tant...
by DmitriNet
Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Padmasambhava's Song on Natural Liberation
Replies: 0
Views: 321

Padmasambhava's Song on Natural Liberation

What English translation would you recommend?


Thanks in advance.
by DmitriNet
Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello to all new avatars
Replies: 4
Views: 706

Hello to all new avatars

of those whom I met before.

:namaste:

Dmitri