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What tradition do you follow? - Page 3 - Dhamma Wheel

What tradition do you follow?

A discussion on all aspects of Theravāda Buddhism

What tradition do you follow?

Classical Theravada
48
10%
Modern Theravada (Suttanta)
60
13%
Theravada (in general)
114
25%
Sri Lankan
23
5%
Thai
7
2%
Thai Forest
113
25%
Other forest tradition
8
2%
Burmese
33
7%
Goenka vipassana
19
4%
Mahayana
33
7%
 
Total votes: 458

past is dead
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Re: What tradition do you follow?

Postby past is dead » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:49 pm

I follow this, what does it make me?

Three marks of existence
Five aggregates
Dependent arising
Karma and rebirth
The four noble truths
The Noble Eightfold Path
Nirvana

P.S. I don't worship any image or statue of Buddha, I do not make offerings or pray for blessings and fortune to Buddha statues or any other rituals.

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Re: What tradition do you follow?

Postby rohana » Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:44 am

I selected "Classical Theravada" based on some sources (Bhikkhu Bōdhi, Ñyānapōnika Thera, Rērukāne Chandavimala Thera, Viṣuddhimagga based material, etc) - and "Suttanta" (Thanissaro Bhikkhu, Katukurundē Ñānānanda Thera), also "Sri Lankan" (all of the above sources except for Thanissaro Bhikkhu), and capped it all off with "Theravada in general".

In future I plan to read more matertial from the many wonderful Burmese Sayādaw's so then I'd have to include "Burmese" as well.
"Delighting in existence, O monks, are gods and men; they are attached to existence, they revel in existence. When the Dhamma for the cessation of existence is being preached to them, their minds do not leap towards it, do not get pleased with it, do not get settled in it, do not find confidence in it. That is how, monks, some lag behind."
- It. p 43

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Re: What tradition do you follow?

Postby PadmaPhala » Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:03 am

Thai Forest, Zen Rinzai, Nyingmapa.

Samyak Buddha Shakyamuni's Dharma has reached as far as the Pleiades!

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Re: What tradition do you follow?

Postby Zenainder » Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:38 pm

Theravada "in general" category is likely where I am "boxed". Like others here, I'm not interested in religious order, heiarchy, or politics; only the path. Otherwise, I draw primarily from Theravadist thought (Bhikkhu Bodhi, Ajhan Chah, Mahasi Shadow (sp?), Bhikkhu Nananada, to name the primary few). I was formally introduced to Buddhism, beyond my own indepedent thought, through Tibetan Buddhism and found religious nonsense had filled parts of their teachings. I shortly thereafter stumbled into Theravada after hearing an adherence to sutta orthodoxy --- which I find more appealing and real. How "orthodox" is the most "orthodox" way of the elders tradition, is likely up for debate. However, I think that its still a very relevant and streamline tradition when it regards liberation.

These are, of course, opinions.

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Re: What tradition do you follow?

Postby melancholy » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:45 pm

i thought suttanta is the oldest, how can it be modern? appreciate if someone can explain.

i can say i follow what's in my signature.
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Re: What tradition do you follow?

Postby andyebarnes67 » Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:38 pm

Metta
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Re: What tradition do you follow?

Postby chris98e » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:01 am

Because I just read the Nikayas and go to a Buddhist Temple once in a while I guess I follow general Theravada.
I didn't even know there was a difference between Thai Forest Buddhism and just Thai Buddhism. :reading: :bow: :thumbsup:

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Re: What tradition do you follow?

Postby david.sojourn » Tue May 06, 2014 6:40 pm

I once practiced Zen, and Thai Forest tradition, but then I let them all go.

I created my own way, then I let that go too.

It works better, because No-Way seems to be the best way for me.

But what do I know.

Sometimes I still miss the toilet when I'm thinking too hard and I try to take a pee.

So I wouldn't take my word for anything.

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Re: What tradition do you follow?

Postby lyndon taylor » Tue May 06, 2014 11:40 pm

For men, the question is not whether or not we miss the toilet sometimes, but whether or not we expect someone else to clean it up for us!!! :toilet: responsibility.....
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Re: What tradition do you follow?

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Re: What tradition do you follow?

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Re: What tradition do you follow?

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Re: What tradition do you follow?

Postby TheNoBSBuddhist » Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:24 pm

:namaste:

You will not be punished FOR your 'emotions'; you will be punished BY your 'emotions'.



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Re: What tradition do you follow?

Postby adikalyanam » Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:58 pm

Thai Forest Tradition in the lineage of Ajahn Chah

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Re: What tradition do you follow?

Postby applesummer » Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:00 am

I chose Theravada (in general).

I just found out today what 'Classical Theravada' and 'Modern Theravada' are all about by google search -- they maybe were originally subforums at Esangha, etc.

I chose Theravada (in general), though ...

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Re: What tradition do you follow?

Postby duckfiasco » Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:24 am

Mahayana (Pure Land) for the map and destination, Burmese (Mahasi noting) for one foot after the other on the way.

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Re: What tradition do you follow?

Postby Choden » Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:10 am

I follow the Dhammayuttika order of Thailand, but I'm open to other traditions, especially the Sri Lankan and the Burmese one.
I don't turn down either the study of Mahayana. I am curious to see if it's really a heresy as some say.
As an elephant in the battlefield withstands arrows shot from bows all around, even so shall I endure abuse. There are many, indeed, who lack virtue -Dhammapada, v. 320

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Re: What tradition do you follow?

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Re: What tradition do you follow?

Postby Choden » Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:29 am

As an elephant in the battlefield withstands arrows shot from bows all around, even so shall I endure abuse. There are many, indeed, who lack virtue -Dhammapada, v. 320

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Re: What tradition do you follow?

Postby duckfiasco » Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:21 pm

And some don't view it as trying to reconcile two divergent paths but trying to walk the one we are on. Or just stay on it at all!
Best of luck to you in your explorations.


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