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- Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:05 pm
- Forum: Alternative Health
- Topic: Consequences of caesarean birth
- Replies: 15
- Views: 5879
Sources?zerwe wrote:There is a body of new research emerging that highlights how c-section births disrupt the development
of normal bacterial flora. This is thought to have a significant impact on the development of particular states of
disease, as well as, cognitive development.
So the 'theravadins' don't actually have any real evidence to lay claim to being the 'purest' interpretation of the Dharma? Correct. This point has been discussed a lot on here and other forums. I'm sure you can find some really long debates about this using the search function. Since the search fu...
Hanuman Yant.jpg Hanuman Yant blessed by the Theravada monk LP Sin of the Thai monastary Wat Laharnyai. Is Theravada Buddhism more Hindu than Buddha(sic)? :good: Oooer! Odd how preconceptions and generic ideas can be so wrong! I have always been content with how 'Tibetan' Buddhism has been presente...
gregkavarnos wrote:Now there is a question worth asking!conebeckham wrote:You might, instead, ask whether Vajrayana is more Hindu than Buddhist...
Oddly enough, I recall noticing the glaring similarities in Kali and Vajrayogini when first coming across Vajrayana.
Nice read.Perhaps you are just ignorant about Theravada traditions? 2 minutes of google and I found this http://tdm.sas.upenn.edu/monastery/ritual_liturgy.html
Still doesn't answer my question though.
But...?No. You seem to overlook the fact that the Buddhist tantric traditions of Tibet originated from Indian Buddhist tantrics. Of course there are some Bon influences, but...
The Tibetan traditions seem a million miles away from the Theravadins who I understand are considered to be the closest to what the Buddha actually taught himself prior to any major interpretations. There were no Vajras, Bells, Inner Offerings....etc... in the Discourses :smile: Is the Tibetan tradi...
- Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:34 am
- Forum: Gelug
- Topic: What was Tsongkhapa refuting re Theravada?
- Replies: 5
- Views: 1053
Oh, I stand corrected. I was labouring under the thought that he and Shantideva refuted what I understand as the Theravada take on Emptiness that might not go as far as the Prasangikas. I guess if he wasn't even aware of Theravada then how could he...... ...actually how could he not be aware of the ...
- Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:52 am
- Forum: Dzogchen
- Topic: Dzogchen and Silent Illumination/Shikantaza
- Replies: 20
- Views: 3141
Hi, I shifted somewhat from a formal practice in Vajrayana to the more minimilistic practices of the Theravada and more recently those of the Soto/Chan school. The practice I settled into over the last couple of years is Silent Illumination as taught by Master Sheng Yen. I know little about Dzogchen...
It is a really stupid question actually. If you visualize yourself as Darth Vader you will have his blessing, that is nothing at all since he is a fictional character. You think Tara is a fictional character then what are you doing in the Vajrayana section of this forum? How rude....! Tell me what ...
- Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:22 pm
- Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
- Topic: "Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy"
- Replies: 10
- Views: 1533
I am a Psycholgical Therapist. I am seeing a growing number of people being trained in "Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy" who are then let loose in our hospitals and surgeries 'teaching' what many of us have been doing for decades. I for one feel a little agreived at this for many reasons not lea...
Hi, can someone tell me how Deities exist? A blunt question but after man y years studying in the Tibetan Tradition I still struggle with how some can speak of Deities as if they have an independent existence - then in the next breath explain how they're as empty as anything else. My experience of ...
Hi, can someone tell me how Deities exist? A blunt question but after man y years studying in the Tibetan Tradition I still struggle with how some can speak of Deities as if they have an independent existence - then in the next breath explain how they're as empty as anything else. My experience of p...