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by Jetavan
Wed May 20, 2015 3:59 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Beckwith on Pyrrho and Buddhism
Replies: 2
Views: 1251

Re: Beckwith on Pyrrho and Buddhism

Is Beckwith's argument very different from Kuzminski's?
by Jetavan
Tue May 12, 2015 3:26 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Chill, homie...
Replies: 4
Views: 1899

Re: Chill, homie...

Well, "nirvana" does mean "chilled out".
by Jetavan
Sun May 10, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 'Will' is gone
Replies: 11
Views: 1820

Re: 'Will' is gone

Does this mean that there is no Way?
by Jetavan
Sun May 10, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Stories of meeting Shakyamuni in meditation
Replies: 12
Views: 1698

Re: Stories of meeting Shakyamuni in meditation

Ajahn Mun's biography was written by his disciple and I remember it features him seeing the Buddha in a vision. Just for the record, I take these kinds of things with a mountain of salt. The Dalai Lama and Thubten Chodron, when comparing the Pali and Sanskrit traditions' views on the parinirvana of...
by Jetavan
Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: Seon
Topic: Does anyone here practice won buddhism?
Replies: 6
Views: 3534

Re: Does anyone here practice won buddhism?

Caodemarte wrote:In case anybody else is interested in this old topic, there are several groups with different roots , some that look legitimate and some that don't, that now call themselves Won Buddhists.
It takes Won to know Won.
by Jetavan
Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:55 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Don't 'get infected by' Buddhism
Replies: 21
Views: 2693

Re: Don't 'get infected by' Buddhism

Simon E. wrote:Pat Robertson is a Calvinist.
One might think so, given his support for some of the political machinations of American Calvinists, but Robertson is Arminian. [Marley, D. J. (2007). Pat Robertson: An American Life, p. 61]
by Jetavan
Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Don't 'get infected by' Buddhism
Replies: 21
Views: 2693

Re: Don't 'get infected by' Buddhism

Simon E. wrote:Well maybe I am just thick, but I still don't see what the thread is for.
Is there anyone reading this who does not know how conservative protestant Christianity sees Buddhism ? :?:
They think that Buddhists are eternally damned...So ?
Only Calvinists think that Buddhists are eternally damned.
by Jetavan
Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: China says Dalai Lama 'profanes' Buddhism
Replies: 7
Views: 1633

China says Dalai Lama 'profanes' Buddhism

(Reuters) - Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is profaning Buddhism by suggesting that he will not be reincarnated when he dies, the Chinese-appointed governor of Tibet said on Monday, in some of China's strongest comments to date on the subject.
by Jetavan
Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: The Original Vinaya
Replies: 1
Views: 571

The Original Vinaya

Has any scholar produced a reconstruction of the "original vinaya" (however short a text that might be)?
by Jetavan
Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Suffering as a Dharma Seal?
Replies: 10
Views: 1581

Re: Suffering as a Dharma Seal?

I hear it said that suffering is a Mark of Existence along with impermanence and non-self. To me, it's like putting an orange with two apples. Thich Nhat Hanh, in his The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching , would agree. He argues that the Theravada emphasis upon the Three Marks of Existence (impermane...
by Jetavan
Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Sam Harris on Charlie Hebdo
Replies: 36
Views: 2948

Re: Sam Harris on Charlie Hebdo

Fa Dao wrote:Jihadism has been part and parcel of islam since its founding in the 7th century.
What do you mean by "jihad"?
by Jetavan
Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:02 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Om Shanti
Replies: 1
Views: 577

Om Shanti

Is "Om Shanti Shanti Shanti" a common mantra within traditional Buddhist devotional practice, or is the inclusion of this mantra more of a modern (perhaps Western) Buddhist phenomenon?
by Jetavan
Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: NEW VENUE - H.H. Sakya Trizin ~ Apr 2015 ~ DC Area Program
Replies: 1
Views: 997

Re: NEW VENUE - H.H. Sakya Trizin ~ Apr 2015 ~ DC Area Progr

Which version of the Bodhisattva Vow will be given?
by Jetavan
Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:43 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Michael Monk Avatar Energy Mastery Institute
Replies: 14
Views: 2614

Re: Michael Monk Avatar Energy Mastery Institute

Nein. Nein. Nein.
by Jetavan
Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:42 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Books on "Christology"/Buddhology in Jodo Shinshu
Replies: 6
Views: 950

Re: Books on "Christology"/Buddhology in Jodo Shinshu

I would like to find a book (or even an online source) that deals with the "christological" aspects of Shin Buddhism, such as - The question of the literal importance of a real, historical Monk Dharmakara (regardless of the question of his distance from us in time and space or dimension). Issues re...
by Jetavan
Sat Jan 17, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is is possible to be Buddhist and Hindu?
Replies: 612
Views: 40409

Re: Is is possible to be Buddhist and Hindu?

Nirrtix wrote:Even if a sort of blend of the beliefs?
Of course.

Shariputra was Krishna in a past life.
by Jetavan
Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Astrology in East Asian Buddhism
Replies: 39
Views: 6440

Re: Astrology in East Asian Buddhism

Incidentally, I've compiled a chronology in table format detailing the development of occidental astrology and its introduction into India and East Asia. See the following: https://sites.google.com/site/dharmadepository/buddhist-astrology/chronology-of-occidental-astrology-in-ea" onclick="window.op...
by Jetavan
Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:30 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Astrology in East Asian Buddhism
Replies: 39
Views: 6440

Re: Astrology in East Asian Buddhism

Did East Asian Buddhism try to link the grahas to, say, the paramitas, perhaps something like the following: 1. Generosity (dana): Jupiter/Guru 2. Ethics (shila): Sun and Moon/Surya and Chandra 3. Patience (kshanti): Saturn/Shani 4. Zeal (virya): Mars/Mangala 5. Concentration (dhyana): Venus/Shukra ...
by Jetavan
Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:27 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Life of Buddha movie coming soon!!
Replies: 18
Views: 3449

Re: Life of Buddha movie coming soon!!

udawa wrote:I don't think I've ever completely got over seeing Keanu Reaves in the main role....
One day, Keanu's greatness will become apparent to you...if you are worthy.
by Jetavan
Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Celibacy
Replies: 294
Views: 33132

Re: Celibacy

Need support becoming celibate please help support me somehow I am addicted to pornography would love to be celibate just don't know how someone please provide prayers aspirations etc scriptural resources "If you feel that you have very strong sexual desire or have a problem with your sexual energy...

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