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Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths. What can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
greggorious
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Quiz

Postby greggorious » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:13 pm

Anyone know any quizzes are questionnaires for helping you decide what kind of Buddhist you might be? I've been torn between Zen and Theravada for a long time and it's quite conflicting. I took some silly little quiz which wasn't very good, but it said I was theravada. I wouldn't mind a more in depth analysis.
"The original heart/mind shines like pure, clear water with the sweetest taste. But if the heart is pure, is our practice over? No, we must not cling even to this purity. We must go beyond all duality, all concepts, all bad, all good, all pure, all impure. We must go beyond self and nonself, beyond birth and death. When we see with the eye of wisdom, we know that the true Buddha is timeless, unborn, unrelated to any body, any history, any image. Buddha is the ground of all being, the realization of the truth of the unmoving mind.” Ajahn Chah

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Re: Quiz

Postby cooran » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:40 pm

Hello greggorious,

I don't see any conflict between Theravada and Zen. Why not keep both?

http://www.okcupid.com/tests/what-kind- ... e-you-quiz

But why try to put a label on yourself, why try to put yourself in a particular box?
Just follow the Teachings of the Buddha. Your understanding will grow, mature and change over time.


with metta
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Quiz

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Re: Quiz

Postby greggorious » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:58 pm

I like Therevada because of Vipassana and because of Ajahn Buddhadassa, I like Zen due to it's pantheistic and altruistic nature. Not into Tibetan at all though.
"The original heart/mind shines like pure, clear water with the sweetest taste. But if the heart is pure, is our practice over? No, we must not cling even to this purity. We must go beyond all duality, all concepts, all bad, all good, all pure, all impure. We must go beyond self and nonself, beyond birth and death. When we see with the eye of wisdom, we know that the true Buddha is timeless, unborn, unrelated to any body, any history, any image. Buddha is the ground of all being, the realization of the truth of the unmoving mind.” Ajahn Chah

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Re: Quiz

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Re: Quiz

Postby Hanzze » Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:54 am

If you have alturistic tendencies its good to tend to orthodox Theravada, if you are more from a selfish tendency its good if you cut of your horns in any Bodhisattva tradition. For the beginning, at least you will find all the same tendenies in both, and finaly see that normal alturistic as well as selfishness are rooted in the same confusion.
Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: Quiz

Postby whynotme » Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:35 am

Please stop following me

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Re: Quiz

Postby m0rl0ck » Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:21 am

It just boggles my mind that you could mistake zen for pantheism :jumping: How do you feel they are similar?
“The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth," and so it goes away. Puzzling.” ― Robert M. Pirsig

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Hanzze
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Re: Quiz

Postby Hanzze » Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:28 am

Here is a quiz which might be useful:
Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: Quiz

Postby DAWN » Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:20 am

Sabbe dhamma anatta
We are not concurents...

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Postby whynotme » Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:44 am

Please stop following me


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