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Re: Buddha is fake

Postby PeterB » Sat Jul 31, 2010 6:39 pm

I did not comment on Fabianfred's tale. I was offering an explanation for the reactions of those who did.

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Re: Buddha is fake

Postby bodom » Sat Jul 31, 2010 6:45 pm

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


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


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http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: Buddha is fake

Postby MJH » Sat Jul 31, 2010 7:07 pm

Just so people know, I believe that fabianfred has ordained.



Just something to keep in mind when and how we address him. :namaste:

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Re: Buddha is fake

Postby bodom » Sat Jul 31, 2010 7:15 pm

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


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: Buddha is fake

Postby jcsuperstar » Mon Aug 02, 2010 3:16 am

i like folksy stories... Thai forest ajahns are full of them, but maybe some readers consider themselves a superior to rural Thai folk, shame, all that self making. ;)
สัพเพ สัตตา สุขีตา โหนตุ

the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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Re: Buddha is fake

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Re: Buddha is fake

Postby alan » Mon Aug 02, 2010 4:54 am

Whether or not he has ordained doesn't matter much. The story is boring and pointless.

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Re: Buddha is fake

Postby Mawkish1983 » Mon Aug 02, 2010 6:48 am

The Buddha told plenty of stories with really good Dhammic messages, like the mustard seed. I just don't see the point for a story such as this: not from the cannon, not teaching wholesomeness, adhammic.

I just don't get it and I still don't understand what 'Buddha is fake' even means.

I guess I'm not the target audience.

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Re: Buddha is fake

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Re: Buddha is fake

Postby jcsuperstar » Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:37 am

we should probably just treat everyone here with respect, :group:
สัพเพ สัตตา สุขีตา โหนตุ

the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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Re: Buddha is fake

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:20 am

Don't feel too bad--humor or metaphorical allegories don't sit well with this literal -minded bunch. I once posted a humorous anecdote about seeing a guy dressed as Jesus walking down the side of the road at 3 AM and the thread immediately devolved into microanalyses of religious points of view. I've just about given up on this forum. It seems to have attracted the anhedoniacs of the Buddhist world. Which is too bad, I've found the longer I've practiced the more I've learned to as they say, lighten up. May all sentient beings find something to laugh about once in a while. :namaste:

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Re: Buddha is fake

Postby Mawkish1983 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:12 am

I was taught from an early age to question what I don't understand. I don't understand this story, so I questioned it. I meant no disrespect and apologise if the way in which my posts are read does not match my intention.

So back to the story, what does 'Buddha is fake' mean? Does it mean that Nibbana is unobtainable and, if so, how does anecdotal evidence of reincarnation suggest that Nibbana is obtainable?

Respectfully, I just don't get it.

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Re: Buddha is fake

Postby pilgrim » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:21 am

So much heat over a little folk tale. Is this Defilement season or what?

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Re: Buddha is fake

Postby Mawkish1983 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:27 am

No heat, I just don't get it and am eagerly awaiting clarification :)

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Re: Buddha is fake

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Re: Buddha is fake

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Re: Buddha is fake

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:54 am

Author of Redneck Buddhism: or Will You Reincarnate as Your Own Cousin?

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Re: Buddha is fake

Postby Vepacitta » Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:24 pm

Lighten up folks - it's a charming little fairy tale.

That's all. No big dhamma debate to be had here - go round the back and see what's happening!

And I'm called an Asura! :rofl:
I'm your friendly, neighbourhood Asura

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Re: Buddha is fake

Postby Hanzze » Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:15 am

Thanks for sharing!
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: Buddha is fake

Postby Sherab » Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:43 am

The story strikes some chord with me as I was (and still am) in a rough patch for many years now. It tells me to take heart and that eventually the good karma that I have created in this life will manifest, though not likely in this life but in a future life.


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