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by DharmaChakra
Tue May 28, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: anti-"Hinayana" bias in Zen (and Mahayana in general)
Replies: 168
Views: 6064

Re: anti-"Hinayana" bias in Zen (and Mahayana in general)

A simple question (maybe): What schools of Buddhism have traditionally referred to themselves as hīnayana ? Also, it might be of interest to determine what hīnayana literally means. As I understand Hinayana is the lesser vehicle which means one starts their practice by liberating themselves from se...
by DharmaChakra
Tue May 28, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: anti-"Hinayana" bias in Zen (and Mahayana in general)
Replies: 168
Views: 6064

Re: anti-"Hinayana" bias in Zen (and Mahayana in general)

HHDL makes a distinction between Pali Suttas and Sanskrit Sutras. There’s no pejorative. That works for me! smcj Can you provide some links, it maybe something to do with Grammar, as the Grammar in Sanskrit is considered better formed, it may just be that, and does he say that Tibetan Buddhism is B...
by DharmaChakra
Tue May 28, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: anti-"Hinayana" bias in Zen (and Mahayana in general)
Replies: 168
Views: 6064

Re: anti-"Hinayana" bias in Zen (and Mahayana in general)

in essence when the Sanskrit or pali are studied as states rather than concepts and views then there is no difference, but western scholars have made something which is so simple and profound into something vastly complex and created division in diversity. Most people need to unlearn all the false i...
by DharmaChakra
Mon May 27, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: anti-"Hinayana" bias in Zen (and Mahayana in general)
Replies: 168
Views: 6064

Re: anti-"Hinayana" bias in Zen (and Mahayana in general)

Needed by who ? The way its set up it seems to create division. As I was saying in another thread all traditions have gradual and sudden teachings. Vraja is post graduate, is it within the Theravada traditions, since they traditionally more silent on esoteric teachings its hard to say, one would nee...
by DharmaChakra
Mon May 27, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: anti-"Hinayana" bias in Zen (and Mahayana in general)
Replies: 168
Views: 6064

Re: anti-"Hinayana" bias in Zen (and Mahayana in general)

Where is the actual word hinayana coming from, which sutta sutra, where did the historical Buddha say anything regarding hinayana, mahayana, and theravada. Who actually gave these titles to the traditions, are they based in texts. Whats the sanskrit or pali for ism Linguistically Dhyana in sanskrit ...
by DharmaChakra
Mon May 27, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 359
Views: 25378

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Many of the original vegetarian and vegan diets in Asia were also helped with sadhanas to raise the pranic lifeforce. When the pranic energetic force is raised one can live on very small amounts of foods and not have any loss of energy. If people who had former meat diet then try to change rapidly i...
by DharmaChakra
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Charging for Dharma
Replies: 132
Views: 6082

Re: Charging for Dharma

In my experience of dharma traditions in the west and in the east is that in the west the majority of people are less giving. Although people in the west are generally quite charitable, but somehow there is a perception that spiritual things should be free because its not connected to materialism, s...
by DharmaChakra
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2682
Views: 240600

Re: Music time

by DharmaChakra
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Quitting smoking
Replies: 25
Views: 1393

Re: Quitting smoking

One good way is to increase more water based foods, such as salads, fruits and less fatty foods as they too are addictive, water based foods reduces craving and your body will start to cleanse and raise your metal and physical energy and your body will naturally reject smoking. If one can see ones b...
by DharmaChakra
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: is a home made statue acceptable?
Replies: 48
Views: 4679

Re: is a home made statue acceptable?

Namaste Interesting subject. While I agree there is an exact science behind murti and how they are installed, I cant accept in general for householders that there is the superstition of lands being invaded and famine, is there any real exact science and proof of this. The invasion of Tibet, Indian, ...
by DharmaChakra
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Non Buddhist enlightenment
Replies: 36
Views: 1745

Re: Non Buddhist enlightenment

Poor dr frog How did you know I was French! :jawdrop: Hi Coëmgenu I was not refering to you or anyone in particular but as a general cultural phenomenon. Dr Frog is not referring to French people. Proffesor frog read lots of books on the science of wells and ponds, he had amassed a great science an...
by DharmaChakra
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Non Buddhist enlightenment
Replies: 36
Views: 1745

Re: Non Buddhist enlightenment

Namaste When i see a certain class of Buddhist think or claim that they are the only ones that have the keys and methods to enlightenment it always comes across as very similar to Christians saying that their way is the only way. Cultural phenomenon ? Quoting texts like the old way of quoting the bi...
by DharmaChakra
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality
Replies: 364
Views: 38806

Re: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality

Namaste brahma satyam jagan mithyA jIvo brahmaiva nAparaH. This is the source usually that people comment on and describe Brahman alone as real and all else is false. Its very basic and spoken about to much without the real context, this is the translation issue and mostly misunderstood with people ...
by DharmaChakra
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality
Replies: 364
Views: 38806

Re: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality

Namaste, atta is not the same as Atma Brahman, its why the early nikayas and abhidamma was put into Pali grammar because atta was not referring to the Self or Atma, atta is used in the context of self view or attached to the idea of self . There seems to also be a misunderstanding in translation on ...
by DharmaChakra
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality
Replies: 364
Views: 38806

Re: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality

In Advaita Vedanta, pure awareness (brahman) is considered to be the ultimate, unchanging, eternal substrate of reality. In Buddhism, consciousness (vijnana) is considered to be one of the five skandhas, thus empty of independent existence. My questions: Are Advaita and Buddhism talking about the s...
by DharmaChakra
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Best political system for Dharma
Replies: 52
Views: 3762

Re: Best political system for Dharma

Namaste I am not sure how much I will contribute to this as its complex and can be too diverse in opinions. Whats considered a monachy in todays world or the European culture of monarchy is very different from Dharma traditions of where rajas or Kshatriya were rulers, the rajas~Kshatriya's did not h...
by DharmaChakra
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Nothing further to seek...
Replies: 75
Views: 6132

Re: Nothing further to seek...

Namaste Interesting topic, especially for the modern age where the rise of individual power or empowerment is almost a standard norm in modern society, its even advocated, so narcissism or being self centered is more or less relatively normal in materialistic society. Spiritual communities also suff...
by DharmaChakra
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddha as a god
Replies: 24
Views: 2276

Re: Buddha as a god

Namaste I am sure this is a hot topic with many diverse views. Its quite complex and we are dealing with cross culture and how different cultures define and understand things often times from their own perspective. Deva does not mean God, they are universal luminaries made of sound and light or shab...
by DharmaChakra
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra
Replies: 344
Views: 28021

Re: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra

No they don't, only buddhism teaches emptiness of all dharmas. Namaste It central to all dharma traditions however you label them to give up dharma when the time is right. From the essence of all Upanishads (Vedanta ) we have Bhagavad Gita~ moksha yoga 18.66 sarva-dharman parityajya Sarva~ all dhar...
by DharmaChakra
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra
Replies: 344
Views: 28021

Re: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra

That was why I asked whether non-Buddhist system of practices actually teach the abandonment of all views (which logically should be at the end of the path). As I mentioned before, I don't think they do. No they don't, only buddhism teaches emptiness of all dharmas. Namaste It central to all dharma...

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