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Re: Triplegem Your True Nature need no benefit of practice. The one “who” are seeking for purification mind or seeking into perfection is this Mind game, Ego that make
Wee Ooi yang
11:01 PM
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Re: Triplegem I agree that only book knowledge does not do one any good. On the other hand, it is important to understand the message of the Buddha first. A Buddha comes to
lal8254
Apr 19
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Re: Triplegem I agree that only book knowledge does not do one any good. On the other hand, it is important to understand the message of the Buddha first. A Buddha comes to
lal8254
Apr 19
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Re: no views? This probably won't interest most of you but might for someone. Starting maybe 6 months ago, I became more interested in increasing my ability to experience my
Jack Hatfield
Apr 19
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Re: no views? Whether it is label as “no view” or “right view” both of them were developed by this mind. Sometime Buddha Dhamma trend to be more academic discussion
Wee Ooi yang
Apr 18
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Re: Triplegem Hi All, Ditthi could be a confusing term. I have been looking into this for a while and have been postponing writing it up. But when I saw the discussion, I
lal8254
Apr 17
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Re: no views? I agree with Benoit but would take it a step further. Idon’t think belief in the 4 Ennobling Truths, the 3 Characteristics (anicca,dukkha and anatta ) and
Jack Hatfield
Apr 17
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Re: no views? Yes there does seem to be a dilemma between "right view" and "no views", both of these terms used in the sutta. The Buddha did say that to see formations
Benoit Santerre
Apr 16
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Re: Triplegem Stephen: 1. I'd say that suffering comes not from the fact that nothing can be maintained (externals) but from believing that it can; having to hold on, be
lal8254
Apr 16
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Re: Triplegem Hello Lal, all (I hope Lal is appropriate.) ... I'm the one who is lazy about keeping up with posting, so any apologies due run entirely the other way. ...
emz4585
Apr 16
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no views? ôDitthiö is often translated as ôviews.ö So then the Buddha had no views? He didn't believe anything? There are thousands of suttas full of views. There
emz4585
Apr 16
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Re: Triplegem Stephen, Sorry about the delay in replying. - Most Mahayana schools have the oath. I am talking about the ones that do. - Of course compassion is a cornerstone
lal8254
Apr 10
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Re: Mahayana Oath Hello Pinnadawage, Dhanawamsa, all ... oath not to attain Nibbana until ALL BEINGS are ready to attain Nibbana? No, it's not the case; and the Mahayana is a
emz4585
Apr 9
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Re: Triplegem ... which displays an ignorance, not compassion. This is the problem of trying ... anicca, ... helplessly trapped in this sansara, and thus compassion is a
emz4585
Apr 9
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Re: Mahayana Oath Hello Jack, all ... loving kindness are very important. I also think it's all about one's to motivation in practice. ... IMO it's nothing but choices. Does one
emz4585
Apr 9
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bad meditation redux Recently Jack quoted from (I believe) Rodney SmithÆs book Awakening. HereÆs a quote from page 180 which is what I said in a recent series on problems with
emz4585
Apr 9
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Re: Triplegem Those who don't know about Lord Buddha are trying to change Buddha's teachings. They don't know about they themselves and what little they know about Buddha's
Dhanawansa U. Hewage
Apr 8
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Re: Triplegem My point is that it is totally unnecessary to have an oath like that, which displays an ignorance, not compassion. This is the problem of trying to "improve"
lal8254
Apr 7
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Re: Mahayana Oath The Mahayana yogis I know interpret that to mean that compassion and loving kindness are very important. I don't think one can get close to nibbana and then
Jack Hatfield
Apr 7
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Mahayana Oath Hi All, 1. Is it true that when one joins Mahayana one needs to take an oath not to attain Nibbana until ALL BEINGS are ready to attain Nibbana? 2. If so, why
lal8254
Apr 7
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Re: how accurate are the suttas? This makes sense. The Chinese version of Tipitaka suttas are at times organized differently, with additions and omissions as compared with the Pali version.
Benoit Santerre
Apr 3
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Re: favorite sutta I like the passage you posted. One of my favourite sutta is the Malunkyaputta sutta, which has the Bahiya passage and a more detailed instruction on what this
Benoit Santerre
Apr 3
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Re: Suttas and experience ... That when people spend a lot of time arguing about what some term or sentence means 1. it's going to be open to a wide range of interpretations and 2.
emz4585
Apr 3
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Re: Suttas and experience stephen, What do these three books have to do with the quote in my post? ... From: emz4585 To: Triplegem Sent:
Jack Hatfield
Apr 3
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Re: Suttas and experience Hello Jack, all Look at three books, all by bhikkhus (so one would think they would intend to accurately represent the suttas), and all from the school of
emz4585
Apr 3
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how accurate are the suttas? ôYou might think that in an oral culture, where so much depended on hearing things by word of mouth, there would be special care taken to make sure that
emz4585
Apr 3
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Suttas and experience "I am struck by the way many of us hold the dharma to a strict interpretation of the suttas, as if Buddhism could be conveyed by only one possible translation
Jack Hatfield
Apr 3
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favorite sutta The following is one of my favorite, if not my favorite, sutta: "...a bhikkhu should examine things in such a way that while he is examining them, his
emz4585
Apr 1
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Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation Practice in non-Buddhist Context - D 'Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation Practice in non-Buddhist Context - Dr Dhammasami' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CTU0Do8IIU (29th March 2014) Venerable
Maung Lwin
Mar 31
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Anicca, Dukkha, Anatta Hi all, I have recently found an alternate explanation of the terms compared to the traditional ones of impermanence, suffering, and no-self, that make better
lal8254
Mar 29
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