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by daverupa
Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: The Very Idea of Buddhist History
Replies: 311
Views: 48974

Re: The Very Idea of Buddhist History

I'm trying to avoid getting into an argument... Mahayana and Theravada scholars, when they are honest ... :thinking: Odd, really, since ...what is at issue is how reliable a record for pre-sectarian Buddhism certain texts are. All y'all've already been given a paper on this; maybe read it, see what...
by daverupa
Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:02 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: The Very Idea of Buddhist History
Replies: 311
Views: 48974

Re: The Very Idea of Buddhist History

Then, read those 100+ pages, and comes visit me on the other side of the wheel.

:anjali:
by daverupa
Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: The Very Idea of Buddhist History
Replies: 311
Views: 48974

Re: The Very Idea of Buddhist History

I've gotten into trouble on this forum many times; so, I've offered a venue for discussing these topics that doesn't come with that danger. That's not a wiggle, that's a maneuver for the sake of social lubrication.
by daverupa
Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: The Very Idea of Buddhist History
Replies: 311
Views: 48974

Re: The Very Idea of Buddhist History

This is a very optimistic assessment, It's quite middle-of-the-road, actually: http://ocbs.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/authenticity.pdf There's a lot of wiggle-phrasing going on in your post, but I won't address it here, this is the wrong forum. Come over to the other DW if you'd like to hear ab...
by daverupa
Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: The Very Idea of Buddhist History
Replies: 311
Views: 48974

Re: The Very Idea of Buddhist History

Of course, the Pali canon was compiled hundreds of years after the Buddha (and Theravada emerged well after that and the Mahayana). The Pali Canon is a compilation spanning a very long time, it's true; but the Nikayas from within that set, when compared with the Agamas, show a common baseline - the...
by daverupa
Wed Oct 21, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Refraining from Halloween
Replies: 52
Views: 5723

Re: Refraining from Halloween

Halloween is a modern form of ancient Stone Age celebrations involving feasts and the honoring of ancestors & spirits with offerings of food.

Does this sort of celebration exist in any Buddhist traditions, I wonder? Maybe there's a way to put a Buddhist Halloween together, for example...
by daverupa
Mon Jul 06, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: We've been doing it wrong....
Replies: 34
Views: 3330

Re: We've been doing it wrong....

Totally Mendacious.
by daverupa
Sun Jul 05, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: We've been doing it wrong....
Replies: 34
Views: 3330

Re: We've been doing it wrong....

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by daverupa
Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:46 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Spread of Buddhism
Replies: 13
Views: 3396

Re: Spread of Buddhism

Sure; but, let's have some literature on the subject, shall we? This is an Academic subforum...
by daverupa
Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:42 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Spread of Buddhism
Replies: 13
Views: 3396

Re: Spread of Buddhism

Luckily, the article covers that:

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...or do you mean something else?
by daverupa
Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Global Warming / Climate Change: Caused by human activity?
Replies: 245
Views: 22102

Re: Global Warming / Climate Change: Caused by human activi

Climate scientists caught fudging data again. http://news.heartland.org/newspaper-article/2014/09/19/australian-meteorologists-caught-fudging-numbers Conservative tripe : In their 2010 book Merchants of Doubt, Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway wrote that the Heartland Institute was known "for its pe...
by daverupa
Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Which type of Buddhist tradition do Shaolin monks belong to?
Replies: 17
Views: 3907

Re: Which type of Buddhist tradition do Shaolin monks belong

The Bodhisattva Warriors: The Origin, Inner Philosophy, History and Symbolism of the Buddhist Martial Art Within India and China, by Terrence Dukes might be interesting to you; it's sensationalism at its worst, but still...
by daverupa
Sat Jun 06, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why no Tantrism in Zen?
Replies: 47
Views: 7817

Re: Why no Tantrism in Zen?

Tantric Theravada? This term itself is disputed (because nobody can really define "tantra" it seems) but it refers to certain practices which have existed in Theravada countries of SE Asia for centuries, but which do not really fit into their Pali scriptural framework. Some references: Theravada Bu...
by daverupa
Fri Jun 05, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why no Tantrism in Zen?
Replies: 47
Views: 7817

Re: Why no Tantrism in Zen?

To a certain extent, Saichō brought some Zen and Mikkyo together when he started Japanese Tendai Buddhism (eventually coming to criticize Shingon).
by daverupa
Wed May 27, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Universal Atman in Buddhism
Replies: 756
Views: 82164

Re: Universal Atman in Buddhism

It's an argument from silence that won't grow out of being a fallacy, and it's getting pretty ad nauseam.
by daverupa
Mon May 18, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How exactly do we "move up" in realms?
Replies: 13
Views: 2123

Re: How exactly do we "move up" in realms?

The interaction between merits being exhausted and kamma not yet ripening seems to account for it; at death, a human may have a velocity toward the lower realms or the higher ones or a velocity that sets them back in a human-esque realm, all of this determined by all manner of input: state of mind a...
by daverupa
Fri May 15, 2015 7:33 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Universal Atman in Buddhism
Replies: 756
Views: 82164

Re: Universal Atman in Buddhism

Could this question of atman be in the class of matters the Buddha described in Simsapa leaves: No; the Buddha very clearly rendered statements about this. They have been cited all over this thread. I think for some affirming it helps, for others negating it helps. This is an approach that the hist...

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