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Postby Yan kong » Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:09 pm

Hello,

I'm here from the sister site Dharma Wheel. I go to a Chinese temple in Vancouver which I suppose would make me a practitioner of one of the Mahayana schools. Though I have an interest in Buddhism as a whole and I always knew I was largely ignorant of the details of Theravada then someone on Dharma Wheel linked to an old thread here about Tantric Theravada which motivated my signing up to this forum. I think I would really like to learn the differences and subtleties between different Theravada traditions. Well that's my shpeel.

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Re: From the Sister site

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:26 pm

I never heard of Tantric Theravāda — it's a contradiction of terms. Tantric Buddhism is not the Buddha's teaching at all, but something imported from Hinduism.

Perhaps you would like to tell us more about what you think Tantric Theravāda might be?
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Re: From the Sister site

Postby mikenz66 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:30 pm

Welcome Yan Kong,

I presume this is the thread you mean:
Tantric Theravada?

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Re: From the Sister site

Postby Yan kong » Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:56 pm

Mikenz66 that is exactly the thread I was talking about, I have not yet read the entire thread.

Bikkhu Pesala, I don't really mean anything by it outside of what is in the posted thread which appears to be practices that have remnants of things from another era which bears resemblance to things that are found in tantric buddhism. Whether one defines that as heretical or simply wouldn't define it as tantric is their business.
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Re: From the Sister site

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:05 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: From the Sister site

Postby bodom » Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:20 pm

Welcome Yan Kong!

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Re: From the Sister site

Postby Ben » Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:39 am

Greetings Yan Kong and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Re: From the Sister site

Postby Kim OHara » Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:18 am

Welcome, Yan Kong.
I hang around both sites so I often cross-refer members when a old thread on one site is relevant to a new one on the other. That's what happened to bring you here, too.
For me, the Pali Canon is important because it's as as close as we're likely to get to the Buddha's original teaching, but I welcome insights from all schools.

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Re: From the Sister site

Postby Still Searching » Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:14 am

Ni hao Yan Kong! Ni zenme yang? :smile:

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