[dsg] Re: My Conclusions On Nibbana (Long)
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "phamdluan2000 <
> Maybe the reason why the << middle-way >>
> is difficult to grasp is that it is
> to experience and not to speculate?
> Remember among the 10 << un-answered >>
> questions by the Buddha, there are two:
> __Does Tathagata << exist >> after death?
> __Does Tathagata << not exist >> after death?
Did the Tathagata exist before death or not exist before death?
- Thank you James, you are a true gentleman - we'll send metta to
I'll work very hard on my Right View and Right Understanding for
--- In email@example.com, "James <buddhatrue@y...>"
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "christine_forsyth
> <cforsyth@v...>" <cforsyth@v...> wrote:
> > Hello Stephen,
> > I am torn between saying "Stephen, how ungenerous of you! I am
> > deeply hurt!" OR, "Pull the other leg, mate, - it plays Waltzing
> > Matilda!". :-)
> > If the definition of a Buddhist is "one who perfectly follows the
> > Teachings of the Buddha", then there aren't any buddhists in the
> > world. If the definition is "one who 'tries' to follow the
> > Teachings" then I am one of those.
> > Do you have a saying in Yankee-land that sounds like, 'Put up -
> > shut up?' It means 'Saying it doesn't make it so, bring forward
> > your proof, or drop the subject'. :-) I haven't read that book
> > mention - can you quote anything relevant and Sutta related from
> > it? I look forward to some irrefutable proof from the Suttas,
> > that 'one is not a buddhist if one does not do formal sitting
> > meditation'. Or, flowers chocolates and an abject apology... :-)
> > And Stephen .... tell me I'm not a Buddhist one more time and
> > pistols at dawn. Oh, hang on, I think that splintering sound was
> > one, and possibly two, of the precepts ...
> > metta,
> > Christine
> Hi Christine,
> LOL! Yea, I think Stephen is pulling your leg (does it really
> play 'Waltzing Matilada'? I love that song!:-) It is quite
> permissible for one to take a break from formal meditation for a
> week, a month, a year, or several years and still be considered a
> practicing Buddhist. Sometimes it is necessary to re-group and
> build Right View and Right Understanding before meditation will
> begin again. I think you should follow your instincts in this
> Metta, James