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by doubledragon
Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Versions of the Sutta-Nipata
Replies: 10
Views: 1017

Re: Versions of the Sutta-Nipata

Thank you, Mike!
These links are most useful. So looks like the Buddhanet translation came out of nowhere... :namaste:
by doubledragon
Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Versions of the Sutta-Nipata
Replies: 10
Views: 1017

Versions of the Sutta-Nipata

I can't remember where I read that Thich Nhat Nanh recommended as basic daily reading the Bhaddekaratta Sutta (from the Majjhima Nikaya) and the Sutta Nipata, so I downloaded the pdf version in Buddhanet of the latter, an Australian version by Lesley Fowler Lebkowicz and Tamara Ditrich. About a coup...
by doubledragon
Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:43 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How to reconcile both views?
Replies: 44
Views: 2860

Re: How to reconcile both views?

Carl Sagan once said, with regards to things like this, "It's really ok to reserve judgment. Which really mean it's ok to say "I don't know" and leave it at that. :smile: Hi, dzogchungpa! As to rebirth, I began to read Theosophy and Vedanta Advaita books when I was twelve before passing on to Buddh...
by doubledragon
Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How to reconcile both views?
Replies: 44
Views: 2860

Re: How to reconcile both views?

Thank you sooo much for all the answers! Both sides of the equation have been perfectly addressed and now I feel as if I had invented the wheel. I feel I can move more freely within my personal belief of Buddhism now, accepting everything that comes my way, without any prejudice or judgment and with...
by doubledragon
Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:41 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Did i reach nirvana?
Replies: 22
Views: 3231

Re: Did i reach nirvana?

May I dare ask, as a newcomer, what do you expect to find if you had really attained Nirvana? Is Nirvana your goal or do you not prefer to enjoy the landscape as you walk? Remember the sentence "Nirvana in Samsara"? Up until now Buddhism has helped me lead a more conscious and meaningful life. If th...
by doubledragon
Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How to reconcile both views?
Replies: 44
Views: 2860

Re: How to reconcile both views?

Hello to everyone and thank you for guiding my neophyte steps in Buddhism. I have a hard time dealing with things which I can't see or have not been scientifically proved to exist. Let's say that my experience with my Tibetan teacher has made me aware of another supernatural layer to Buddhism I had ...
by doubledragon
Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, Everyone!!
Replies: 4
Views: 506

Re: Hello, Everyone!!

Thank you so much, David and Dude! I have a lot to learn, but the little knowledge I have on Buddhism has helped me so much so far, I'm only longing to plunge in for more! Also, just wanted to add that as far as my proficiency in the English language permits, whatever opinion I express is always don...
by doubledragon
Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How to reconcile both views?
Replies: 44
Views: 2860

Re: How to reconcile both views?

Could you please develop your point? Since the Parable of the Arrow in the Majjhima Nikaya, many authors have assumed that the Buddha's unwillingness to engage in a metaphysical discussion more or less implied, if not outright disbelief, at least lack of interest to introduce the idea of a God in hi...
by doubledragon
Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How to reconcile both views?
Replies: 44
Views: 2860

How to reconcile both views?

Hi, everyone! I am new to the site. I have been studying Buddhism on and off since I was twelve (I'm in my early forties) in different centres, and did a Green Tara initiation two years ago and several months of practice with a tulku of the Gelug lineage. Since this centre is almost two hours away f...
by doubledragon
Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, Everyone!!
Replies: 4
Views: 506

Hello, Everyone!!

My name is doubledragon and I landed here in order to learn, to exchange, and hopefully to grow spiritually as a human being.
I send plenty of metta to everyone and hope you're very happy in your here and now! :buddha1: