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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 ...
- Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:49 am
- Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
- Topic: Buddhism for the lay person?
- Replies: 7
- Views: 698
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...
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. :...
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 ...
- 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
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...
- Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:17 am
- Forum: News & Current Events
- Topic: Buddha documentary PBS April 7, 2010
- Replies: 6
- Views: 834
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...
- Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:15 am
- Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
- Topic: Why are there many Buddhist traditions?
- Replies: 5
- Views: 1535
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.
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...