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by Stephen
Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:04 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Departure
Replies: 1
Views: 622

Departure

Unfortunately a lot of my time has become required for self-improvement :meditate: on my path. I won't be able to comb through threads/posts here or on Dhamma Wheel (I was on both) any longer. If anyone e-mails me I'll do my best to help. I'm not an expert, but I am honest and not biased toward any ...
by Stephen
Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:49 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism for the lay person?
Replies: 7
Views: 698

Re: Buddhism for the lay person?

The monastic Sangha really could not survive in its current form without the lay community. Lay Buddhists have played their role in our history from day one. I think Huifeng was also thinking about the problems involved in sustenance and procreation. Although to know suffering and the way to its ces...
by Stephen
Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:28 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hallo
Replies: 6
Views: 827

Re: Hallo

Hehe... I will out myself as being at DhammaWheel too. We should order pizza, and have a trans-forum sleep over! I'm on three forums right now, myself. The first forum, and the one I'm still the most active on, is NewBuddhist.com. Naturally I went there because I haven't been a Buddhist for long. :...
by Stephen
Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:53 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hallo
Replies: 6
Views: 827

Re: Hallo

Welcome, Mog. I just came here from Dhamma Wheel myself a few days ago. Of course there are so many people on these forums that I make more progress helping people on New Buddhist. :)
by Stephen
Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Another new one
Replies: 11
Views: 1094

Re: Another new one

Nice to see a familiar name. I'm ofc the same Stephen. :)
by Stephen
Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:59 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Another new one
Replies: 11
Views: 1094

Re: Another new one

The same Nios from NewBuddhist, or no?
by Stephen
Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:39 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 2
Views: 443

Re: Greetings

Honestly I'm having difficulty trying to figure that out for myself. It seems like I must've read it somewhere but didn't think about it until I was updating my website. I think it must've been posted somewhere on DhammaWheel. Do you know if they have a link from there to here? I assumed these must ...
by Stephen
Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:27 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: No Proofs of Sucessful Rebirths?&Are Pure Land sutras real?
Replies: 65
Views: 8016

Re: No Proofs of Sucessful Rebirths?&Are Pure Land sutras real?

No one can prove rebirth to you, nor can you use texts/teachings as proof any more than you can say God exists because the Bible says he does. If you understand the teachings and believe, that is your personal attachment. It is the same if you disbelieve, for disbelief is a form of belief-against, a...
by Stephen
Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:17 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Buddha documentary PBS April 7, 2010
Replies: 6
Views: 834

Re: Buddha documentary PBS April 7, 2010

I watched this the other day and thought it was a pretty decent introduction. For how long it was, I thought it might touch on some of the details of Buddhism, but it didn't. Another good special of the same type was the BBC production "The Life of Buddha", in which a monk summed up the greatest tre...
by Stephen
Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:15 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Why are there many Buddhist traditions?
Replies: 5
Views: 1535

Re: Why are there many Buddhist traditions?

I thought it was a question, as per the thread's title, so I came here to see if I could answer it and... well, no help needed apparently. :)
by Stephen
Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:13 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 2
Views: 443

Greetings

Hey all. My name is Stephen, and I'm a relatively new Buddhist; I've only considered myself one for about 3-4 months now. I'm not attached to any particular school and consider them all to be worthy of respect and all with the knowledge of the way to liberation. I have previously posted on DhammaWhe...