Archive for the zazen vs vipassana, shakantaza vs jhana, etc

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Archive for the zazen vs vipassana, shakantaza vs jhana, etc

Postby Dan74 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:27 pm

An idea spawned by a recent grumble against recurrence of Mahayana threads and posts was to create an archive of previous comparative threads and other materials people can be pointed towards rather than clogging up the board and causing disruption. If you see others, perhaps they can be added here.

Here are some threads on comparison between Theravada and Zen meditation:

http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=13382

http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=4508

http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=15568

http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=15228

http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=5078

http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=4605

http://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=16429

On historic perspectives on Theravada, Mahayana and their scriptures:

http://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=16769

http://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=14909

http://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=18145

http://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=10218

http://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=7117

On Buddha-nature, Tathagatagarba etc

http://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=3455

http://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=7716

http://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=16375

http://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=14770

Is Mahayana legit and the differences between the two traditions

http://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=13336

http://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=15403

http://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=8328

http://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=6536

http://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=1181
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Re: Archive for the zazen vs vipassana, shakantaza vs jhana,

Postby bodom » Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:31 pm

Thank you for this Dan!

:anjali:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo

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Re: Archive for the zazen vs vipassana, shakantaza vs jhana,

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:31 pm

Thanks Dan, and thanks for your very useful input in some of those threads. As some of those discussions make clear, it is not really A versus B, but different ways of interpreting or implementing Dhamma/Dharma.

:anjali:
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Re: Archive for the zazen vs vipassana, shakantaza vs jhana,

Postby ancientbuddhism » Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:38 am

Here is a helpful summary posted some time ago by Gregory Wonderwheel on Zen Forum International:

Vipassana & shikantaza: does it matter?
Tradition is just the illusion of permanence.”
– Woody Allen (Deconstructing Harry)

Secure your own mask before assisting others. – NORTHWEST AIRLINES (Pre-Flight Instruction)

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