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Post by No_Mind » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:24 am

Hi Everyone,

I am from India. For some years I have been a participant in the sister sites DhammaWheel and DharmaPaths.

I believe in Theravada Buddhism and also Hinduism (I do not see them as competing but as complimentary philosophies). I was born a Hindu (not exactly a mainstream Hindu but sort of very watered down Hindu, I guess), I have been SBNR (spiritual but not religious) for most of my life and developed belief in what is called Tao - pervading force behind the universe. In Hinduism it is called Brahman (not to be confused with Brahma in Buddhist suttas).

I am here to read and understand what other branches of Buddhism are like, what are their fundamental teachings and practices.


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Post by DNS » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:33 am

Welcome to the (other) DW! Good to see that you are here too.

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Post by Dan74 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:48 am

Welcome, No Mind.

Not sure how representative the Forums are of any branches of Buddhism. It's a bit like a flea market or a trash and treasure box. Lots of discarded thoughts, with a very occasional collectible. Good luck assembling a reliable picture out of it.

I'd first suggest reading some introductory books, maybe watching vids. Then asking questions here.

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Re: Hello All

Post by fuki » Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:39 pm

No_Mind wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:24 am
Hi Everyone,

I am from India. For some years I have been a participant in the sister sites DhammaWheel and DharmaPaths.

I believe in Theravada Buddhism and also Hinduism (I do not see them as competing but as complimentary philosophies). I was born a Hindu (not exactly a mainstream Hindu but sort of very watered down Hindu, I guess), I have been SBNR (spiritual but not religious) for most of my life and developed belief in what is called Tao - pervading force behind the universe. In Hinduism it is called Brahman (not to be confused with Brahma in Buddhist suttas).

I am here to read and understand what other branches of Buddhism are like, what are their fundamental teachings and practices.


:namaste:
Dan makes a very good point, there's a good chance you will get bombarded and attract trolling for mentioning Hindu references on buddhist forum so not sure if this is the exact place to learn about Buddhism without being told you cannot practise both or that traditions cannot co-exist. My tradition is in Ch'an/Zen but also have a relationship with Advaita Vendata, especially the teachings of Nisargadatta. To me many religions/philosophies/practises can compliment each other but most on forums will not agree. So be ready for that.
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Post by Admin_PC » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:16 pm

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Post by No_Mind » Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:33 pm

fuki wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:39 pm
Dan makes a very good point, there's a good chance you will get bombarded and attract trolling for mentioning Hindu references on buddhist forum so not sure if this is the exact place to learn about Buddhism without being told you cannot practise both or that traditions cannot co-exist. My tradition is in Ch'an/Zen but also have a relationship with Advaita Vendata, especially the teachings of Nisargadatta. To me many religions/philosophies/practises can compliment each other but most on forums will not agree. So be ready for that.
Hi.

I am here to mostly read and not take part in conversation. Since Mahayana is not my primary tradition arguing with Mahayanists would be rather pointless since neither of us have anything to prove to one another. Bit like a soccer and rugby player dropping in on a field hockey match (a rugby player would have something to prove to a NFL player and vice versa but I do not believe that is the case here).

I am mostly interested in Zen Buddhism and concept of Dharmakāya in Mahayana Buddhism.

Hopefully I will not be trolled. I come in peace :smile:

:namaste:

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Re: Hello All

Post by fuki » Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:14 pm

No_Mind wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:33 pm

Hi.

I am here to mostly read and not take part in conversation. Since Mahayana is not my primary tradition arguing with Mahayanists would be rather pointless since neither of us have anything to prove to one another. Bit like a soccer and rugby player dropping in on a field hockey match (a rugby player would have something to prove to a NFL player and vice versa but I do not believe that is the case here).

I am mostly interested in Zen Buddhism and concept of Dharmakāya in Mahayana Buddhism.

Hopefully I will not be trolled. I come in peace :smile:

:namaste:
Sounds good No-Mind, nice to meet you. :)
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Post by Ricky » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:50 pm

Welcome no mind. Make sure you participate in the discussions. The California school of buddhism is alive and well here too. :lol:

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Post by Dan74 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:37 am

Um... so welcome to the Forum, No Mind! :hi:

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Post by Simon E. » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:38 am

Yes that too... :smile:
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Post by anjali » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:31 am

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Post by Johnny Dangerous » Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:21 am

fuki wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:39 pm
No_Mind wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:24 am
Hi Everyone,

I am from India. For some years I have been a participant in the sister sites DhammaWheel and DharmaPaths.

I believe in Theravada Buddhism and also Hinduism (I do not see them as competing but as complimentary philosophies). I was born a Hindu (not exactly a mainstream Hindu but sort of very watered down Hindu, I guess), I have been SBNR (spiritual but not religious) for most of my life and developed belief in what is called Tao - pervading force behind the universe. In Hinduism it is called Brahman (not to be confused with Brahma in Buddhist suttas).

I am here to read and understand what other branches of Buddhism are like, what are their fundamental teachings and practices.


:namaste:
Dan makes a very good point, there's a good chance you will get bombarded and attract trolling for mentioning Hindu references on buddhist forum so not sure if this is the exact place to learn about Buddhism without being told you cannot practise both or that traditions cannot co-exist. My tradition is in Ch'an/Zen but also have a relationship with Advaita Vendata, especially the teachings of Nisargadatta. To me many religions/philosophies/practises can compliment each other but most on forums will not agree. So be ready for that.
If you take a look at the quality of discussion on most "non dualism. " etc. forums, much less those with an even wider net, I think it makes a good argument for limiting discussion to mostly Buddhist topics. Indeed, there is no reason for knee-jerk reactions to mention or interest in other traditions, but forums which tend towards universalism are usually also hotbeds for misinformation and what you might call "platitude-based learning" about Buddhism, if the alternative is that people here are a little stodgy, I'm good with that.

That said, welcome to the forum No_Mind, while many people bristle at some of the debate here, I have found the place all the more useful for it, so I hope you enjoy your experience, and really take something tangible from it.
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Re: Hello All

Post by Ayu » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:19 am

No_Mind wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:33 pm
... Since Mahayana is not my primary tradition arguing with Mahayanists would be rather pointless since neither of us have anything to prove to one another. Bit like a soccer and rugby player dropping in on a field hockey match (a rugby player would have something to prove to a NFL player and vice versa but I do not believe that is the case here).
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Wonderful compassion. You point out the essence of senseless discussion clearly. :smile:

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Re: Hello All

Post by Ayu » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:08 am

Ayu wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:19 am
No_Mind wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:33 pm
... Since Mahayana is not my primary tradition arguing with Mahayanists would be rather pointless since neither of us have anything to prove to one another. Bit like a soccer and rugby player dropping in on a field hockey match (a rugby player would have something to prove to a NFL player and vice versa but I do not believe that is the case here).
....
Wonderful compassion. You point out the essence of senseless discussion clearly. :smile:

Welcome. :hi:
Sorry... I wanted to write "comparison". :thumbsup:
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Post by Wayfarer » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:58 am

Hi No_Mind1 :hi:

My approach is similar to yours - although I live in Australia rather than India. But I’m a bit of an eclectic, which came from many years of visiting the Adyar Bookshop, which used to be run by the Theosophical Society, although it went out of business long since. I am not formally a part of any school or organisation although I identify with Zen. Anyway - welcome to DharmaWheel, I hope you find it informative.
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