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by sraddha
Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:18 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Does Mahayana Undermine the 4 Noble Truths?
Replies: 10
Views: 1720

Re: Does Mahayana Undermine the 4 Noble Truths?

Greetings, Rightly or wrongly, I interpret this... " Therefore Shariputra, in emptiness there is no form, no feelings, no perception, no mental formations and no consciousness. There is no eye, no ear, no nose, no tongue, no body and no mind. There is no form, no sound, no smell, no taste, to textu...
by sraddha
Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: From Theravada to Tibetan
Replies: 40
Views: 5688

Re: From Theravada to Tibetan

Greetings sraddha, Is there any difference regarding protocols between the main Tibetan schools... or is it much of a sameness? Metta, Retro. :) Hi Retro, I am not a part of any Tibetan school or lineage, perhaps N. Drolma or Dazzle have more information. Historically, I have heard there has been s...
by sraddha
Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:14 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Buddhism Goes Mainstream!
Replies: 4
Views: 972

Re: Buddhism Goes Mainstream!

Hi retrofuturist, Of course it is quite typical to state the following in articles about Buddhism: The Buddha was non-dogmatic and non-authoritarian — a compassionate guide, not a god, Buddhist texts say. The Buddha was silent on the subjects of a supreme being and the immortality of the soul. "Budd...
by sraddha
Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:59 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism is fastest-growing religion in English jails
Replies: 20
Views: 2998

Re: Buddhism is fastest-growing religion in English jails

Hi Retro!

:applause: I can't believe you guys are a part of this!

Are these guys told the story of Angulimala as a part of the dharma material given to them?
by sraddha
Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: From Theravada to Tibetan
Replies: 40
Views: 5688

Re: From Theravada to Tibetan

Welcome sherubtse! :smile:

Perhaps this site helps answer some of your questions on protocol:

http://www.sakyadhita.org/ordination/protocol.html
by sraddha
Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Does Mahayana Undermine the 4 Noble Truths?
Replies: 10
Views: 1720

Re: Does Mahayana Undermine the 4 Noble Truths?

Thanks Dazzle for the excerpt, N. Drolma, here is another translation: http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/heartstr.htm with commentary, "He Perceived That All Five Skandhas Are Empty." "Thus He Overcame All Ills and Suffering." "Oh, Sariputra, Form Does not Differ From the Void, And the Void Does N...
by sraddha
Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Buddhism Goes Mainstream!
Replies: 4
Views: 972

Re: Buddhism Goes Mainstream!

Hey, that's pretty good! That means your numbers are probably more accurate as to the real number of Buddhists in America (and perhaps outside of America as well). Another thing I found wonderful about this article is that it admits that Buddhism has a continuous meditative tradition in contrast to ...
by sraddha
Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Does Mahayana Undermine the 4 Noble Truths?
Replies: 10
Views: 1720

Does Mahayana Undermine the 4 Noble Truths?

http://buddhism.about.com/b/2009/06/25/buddhism-is-based-on-undermining-itself.htm So does the Mahayana undermine the 4 Noble Truths? The Heart Sutra may be the most commonly chanted Buddhist text. In English, it is less than 300 words long. Halfway through is the astonishing claim that there is “n...
by sraddha
Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Buddhism Goes Mainstream!
Replies: 4
Views: 972

Buddhism Goes Mainstream!

WOW! I hope this is true! Buddhism strengthens ties to church By Electa Draper The Denver Post What in the recent past seemed exotic and foreign is now almost routinely folded into "the fold." Buddhism is not only accepted as a mainstream American religion, it is a path increasingly trod by faithful...
by sraddha
Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: HHDL to visit California in September
Replies: 5
Views: 1260

Re: HHDL to visit California in September

:applause:

You gotta tell us how it went!
by sraddha
Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Guarding Against Misfortune
Replies: 3
Views: 846

Re: Guarding Against Misfortune

:twothumbsup:

It's definately true! Misfortune arises in the uncontrolled mind and slowly dissipates in the controlled mind.
by sraddha
Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:24 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Buddhist Monks Pray for Rain in Bodha Gaya
Replies: 0
Views: 530

Buddhist Monks Pray for Rain in Bodha Gaya

Buddhist monks pray for rain in Bihar http://news.in.msn.com/national/article.aspx?cp-documentid=3127743 Patna, Aug 8 (IANS) Hundreds of Buddhist monks in Bihar have been performing special prayers and rituals at the Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya to appease the rain god and end the ongoing dry spel...
by sraddha
Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: with thanks
Replies: 3
Views: 724

Re: with thanks

I have noticed that most Mahayana forums or sections get very few people contributing...interestingly enough...perhaps they :meditate: more and talk less...I hope that's the real reason. Perhaps more Mahayana Buddhists will feel the need to share their experiences... Thank you for your contributions...
by sraddha
Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:40 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are Buddhists Wrong about Anatma?
Replies: 8
Views: 1866

Re: Are Buddhists Wrong about Anatma?

Since I have posted from the Nikayas on Atma, here is a Mahayana sutra on the same issue: “Pûrṇa, those who think that no-self is the Dharma, because they do not understand the Tathâgata’s underlying meaning, fall like moths into the lamp of ignorance. Concerning ‘that which Buddhas did not find’, t...
by sraddha
Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:22 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are Buddhists Wrong about Anatma?
Replies: 8
Views: 1866

Re: Are Buddhists Wrong about Anatma?

I Believe I have come into contact with the individual who wrote the material above. The communication was not congenial and it was like talking to stump. All of the emotion described above in relation to Buddhist defensiveness of anatman seems to me to describe the writers defensiveness of soul th...
by sraddha
Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:12 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism is fastest-growing religion in English jails
Replies: 20
Views: 2998

Buddhism is fastest-growing religion in English jails

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,8425,0,0,1,0 London, UK -- Although adherents to the Eastern faith believe in peace and the sanctity of life, almost all of the Buddhists behind bars in this country are serving lengthy sentences for serious crimes such as violence and sex offences. Budd...
by sraddha
Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:17 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: On Practice
Replies: 2
Views: 872

Re: On Practice

But all those explanations may be traced back to one principle. To illumine our gloomy tabernacle, which is stained by defilement, We should constantly set up the Light of Wisdom. Erroneous views keep us in defilement While right views remove us from it, But when we are in a position to discard bot...
by sraddha
Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:48 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are Buddhists Wrong about Anatma?
Replies: 8
Views: 1866

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." Hi Clw_uk...
by sraddha
Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:21 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: On Practice
Replies: 2
Views: 872

On Practice

Learned Audience, those who recite the word 'Prajna' the whole day long do not seem to know that Prajna is inherent in their own nature. But mere talking on food will not appease hunger, and this is exactly the case with these people. We might talk on Sunyata (the Void, Emptiness) for myriads of ka...
by sraddha
Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are Buddhists Wrong about Anatma?
Replies: 8
Views: 1866

Are Buddhists Wrong about Anatma?

I found this scathing critique of modern Buddhist schools (this speaks mostly against Theravada, but glances at Vajrayana) in their denial of Atma in Buddhism in a Buddhist forum at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/tag/buddhism/forum/ref=cm_cd_dp_rt_tft_tp?%5Fencoding=UTF8&cdForum=FxYXGY8TT5SLBT&cd...

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