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by clw_uk
Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:53 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are Buddhists Wrong about Anatma?
Replies: 8
Views: 1312

Re: Are Buddhists Wrong about Anatma?

I was going to respond to her but cant, can only post if i have purchased something (i live in UK) If anyone wants to respond to her feel free to copy my post here, its what i was going to use QUOTE It is of course, true that the Buddha denied the existence of a "soul" or "self "in the narrow sense ...
by clw_uk
Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are Buddhists Wrong about Anatma?
Replies: 8
Views: 1312

Re: Are Buddhists Wrong about Anatma?

"Bhikkhus [monks, the Buddha said, holding a fleck of cow dung in his hand], if even if that much of permanent, everlasting, eternal selfhood/metaphysical being (attabhava), not inseparable from the idea of change, could be found, then this living the holy life could not be taught by me." The Buddh...
by clw_uk
Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:40 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are Buddhists Wrong about Anatma?
Replies: 8
Views: 1312

Re: Are Buddhists Wrong about Anatma?

It is of course, true that the Buddha denied the existence of a "soul" or "self "in the narrow sense of the word (one might say, in accordance with the command, deneget seipsum (deny himself ), (Mark, VIII.341) but this is not what our writers mean to say, or are understood by their readers to say;...
by clw_uk
Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:35 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are Buddhists Wrong about Anatma?
Replies: 8
Views: 1312

Re: Are Buddhists Wrong about Anatma?

Ive just finished a long debate with a Hindu about this To shorten it down, Buddha taught anatta of the 5 aggregates and criticised holding theories on a soul or Self The Hindus have a similar teaching of anatta with "neti neti" or "not this, not that" and they to reguard aggregates as anatta, howev...
by clw_uk
Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:11 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Gay Marriage: What Would Buddha Do?
Replies: 40
Views: 5430

Re: Gay Marriage: What Would Buddha Do?

3. It is unsuitable to have intercourse in an inappropriate orifice, such as engaging in the manner of animals. Strange since animals have sex the hetrosexual way and the homosexual way, so vagina and anal sex so does this mean that all orifices are a no no? It doesnt really say what an inappropria...
by clw_uk
Sun Aug 02, 2009 2:10 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Atheists sue to keep 'In God We Trust' off Visitor Center
Replies: 13
Views: 1792

Re: Atheists sue to keep 'In God We Trust' off Visitor Center

Well, in the passage Thomas Jefferson admits to being a Christian in his own way. However, I do agree that religion need not be paraded as part of a campaign -- I think it takes a certain type of insecurity about your religion to constantly be wearing your religion on your sleeve. That being said, ...
by clw_uk
Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Atheists sue to keep 'In God We Trust' off Visitor Center
Replies: 13
Views: 1792

Re: Atheists sue to keep 'In God We Trust' off Visitor Center

Thomas Jefferson: "My views...are the result of a life of inquiry and reflection, and very different from the anti-christian system imputed to me by those who know nothing of my opinions. To the corruptions of Christianity I am, indeed, opposed; but not to the genuine precepts of Jesus himself. I a...
by clw_uk
Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Atheists sue to keep 'In God We Trust' off Visitor Center
Replies: 13
Views: 1792

Re: Atheists sue to keep 'In God We Trust' off Visitor Center

We shall always find quotes that further our own views, here are a few from Christians: http://www.aproundtable.org/tps30info/beliefs.html Thomas Jefferson: "My views...are the result of a life of inquiry and reflection, and very different from the anti-christian system imputed to me by those who k...
by clw_uk
Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Gay Marriage: What Would Buddha Do?
Replies: 40
Views: 5430

Re: Gay Marriage: What Would Buddha Do?

Hey Drolma Sorry to be crass but why does it matter "where you put it"? Why is one place wholesome and the other unwholesome? Surely its the intent behind the act itself that decides if it is unwholesome or not, not "geographical" locations? metta friend Trying to not be crass myself, I can say tha...
by clw_uk
Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:33 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Atheists sue to keep 'In God We Trust' off Visitor Center
Replies: 13
Views: 1792

Re: Atheists sue to keep 'In God We Trust' off Visitor Center

I do find it funny when extreme christians (or other religious extremists) try to argue that america was founded on "christian or religious values" As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion, as it has in itself no character of enmity ag...
by clw_uk
Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:28 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Atheists sue to keep 'In God We Trust' off Visitor Center
Replies: 13
Views: 1792

Re: Atheists sue to keep 'In God We Trust' off Visitor Center

"Historians can point out that many of our founders were indeed religious. But saying 'In God We Trust' in the visitors center of the Capitol is not just some historical reference. It's actually government speaking for all of us Americans." Interesting, if i remember my history studies correctly mo...
by clw_uk
Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:23 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Gay Marriage: What Would Buddha Do?
Replies: 40
Views: 5430

Re: Gay Marriage: What Would Buddha Do?

It is true, that HHDL has identified gay sex as sexual misconduct. I believe this is based on wrong orifice so it's reasonable to assume this would apply to certain kinds of straight sex too. But there's so many rules about this, such as the proper time of day for sex. I too, have heard that he say...
by clw_uk
Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Gay Marriage: What Would Buddha Do?
Replies: 40
Views: 5430

Re: Gay Marriage: What Would Buddha Do?

In response to the OP i dont think the Buddha wouldnt care that much about gay marriage, he wasnt even that concerned with marriage between straight people Is homosexuality unwholesome? As a gay man my answer is of course no :lol: However this isnt coloured by my own personal view, on reading the su...
by clw_uk
Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can we eat food cooked by Buddhists?
Replies: 9
Views: 1252

Re: Can we eat food cooked by Buddhists?

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by clw_uk
Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:36 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana Emptiness and Hindu Atman/Brahman
Replies: 2
Views: 943

Mahayana Emptiness and Hindu Atman/Brahman

Hey Was interested to know, how does emptiness in mahayana negate the Atman/Brahman concept in hinduism? In Advaita Vedanta they dont see that which is anicca as self they see it as anatta, not self Hence they only see that which is permanent as real and self (atman/Brahman) Doesnt emptiness only ex...
by clw_uk
Sat Jul 04, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Is breathing meditation alone good?
Replies: 9
Views: 1614

Re: Is breathing meditation alone good?

The Buddha said it will take one all the way to nibbana and that it was this practice that he engaged in while under the Bodhi Tree, however i feel it does need to be complimented with other meditations such as loving-kindness, compassion etc etc
by clw_uk
Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:34 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Who are your Top 5 Mahayana masters of all time?
Replies: 62
Views: 7641

Re: Who are your Top 5 Mahayana masters of all time?

Nagarjuna

Bodhidharma

Jianzhi Sengcan

Dōgen Zenji



Thats my four lol


Metta
by clw_uk
Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: New Richard Gombrich book - What the Buddha Thought
Replies: 6
Views: 941

Re: New Richard Gombrich book - What the Buddha Thought

How in heaven's name could anyone know what the Buddha thought when they can't even know what their dearest friends think? Sorry ... just a little befuddled by the title. Synopsis: Due September 2009. This new book argues that the Buddha was one of the most brilliant and original thinkers of all ti...
by clw_uk
Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: New Richard Gombrich book - What the Buddha Thought
Replies: 6
Views: 941

Re: New Richard Gombrich book - What the Buddha Thought

Who's Gombrich? He is a scholar on Buddhism, mostly Theravada and early buddhist history Gombrich has gone on to become one of the 20th century's important scholars of Theravāda Buddhism. His recent research has focused more on Buddhist origins. Gombrich stresses the importance of relating Buddhist...
by clw_uk
Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Stephen Batchelor - Buddha didnt defeat Mara
Replies: 3
Views: 866

Re: Stephen Batchelor - Buddha didnt defeat Mara

who is Stephen Batchelor? Are these guys practitioners or people who meditate for 2 minutes, and think "let me write a book on Buddhism..." :smile: He was a tibetan and zen monk for some years, he is quite well known in buddhist circles Stephen was born in Dundee, Scotland, on April 7, 1953. He gre...