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by Caodemarte
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Piya Tan's Teaching above Teacher
Replies: 39
Views: 4344

Re: Piya Tan's Teaching above Teacher

I would not worry about it. Many books are and have historically been written down by students from lectures. There is certainly no trace of cultishness or even sectarianism in TNH. TNH, coming from the specific Vietnamese Zen tradition, is highly educated in the Buddhist traditions, which he explic...
by Caodemarte
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Theravadan Shikantaza?
Replies: 19
Views: 2327

Re: Theravadan Shikantaza?

I found this; different, but connecting Wat Pah Nanachat with Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind : .... But when I went there and asked the monks about Buddhism, to explain things a little bit for me so that I could get a feel for what their life was about, the first thing one of them did was to give me a c...
by Caodemarte
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Theravadan Shikantaza?
Replies: 19
Views: 2327

Re: Theravadan Shikantaza?

Ajahn Chan had Soto teacher Shunryiu Suzuki’s “Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind” translated into Thai and would pass it out to visitors as an introduction to meditation. His talks and advice on meditation sound very similar to Soto shikantaza. The superficial forms are different, but both methods are about...
by Caodemarte
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Fake news and The Dhamma....
Replies: 10
Views: 1529

Re: Fake news and The Dhamma....

@ Doodot... I appreciate the links, I have watched some of the video but to be honest, I was talking about much more than covid... I am not always the best at conveying my point and this was the reason why I stopped posting on here so much in the past. This is another example of it. I'll likely sta...
by Caodemarte
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 467
Views: 148040

Re: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)

. ....My main take away from the article is the statements that indicate that natural immunity and vaccine immunity are different with the vaccine probably being better... If we know how, vaccines are designed to give or provoke a broader, less specific reaction to cover strain variations. The atte...
by Caodemarte
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is this debate thing in Mahayana?
Replies: 12
Views: 3664

Re: What is this debate thing in Mahayana?

Coëmgenu wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:54 pm...
The clapping is likely cultural and not meant to be "aggressive." That was just my charactization.
It is part of the fun entertainment part of the debate, a theatrical gesture.
by Caodemarte
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Piya Tan's Teaching above Teacher
Replies: 39
Views: 4344

Re: Piya Tan's Teaching above Teacher

I doubt that sincere followers of Thich Nhst Hahn will fade away after his death or that he is leading a cult of personality. He is rock solid in his sophisticated understanding of Buddhism, something often misunderstood because of the gentle and simple language he uses.
by Caodemarte
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is this debate thing in Mahayana?
Replies: 12
Views: 3664

Re: What is this debate thing in Mahayana?

It is a tradition from old India where debates were public performances. All sects and religions participated. Debates both trained participants in reason (its primary function in monasteries) and was a major source of entertainment for all. The tradition in this specific Indian form survived in Tib...
by Caodemarte
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 467
Views: 148040

Re: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)

Many, many virus infections do not cause long term immunity. Some do. Some give short term immunity. Some do not. There is no evidence that recovery from corona virus infection confers long term immunity. There is evidence that recovered patients have been reinfected with the same strain that caused...
by Caodemarte
Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 467
Views: 148040

Re: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)

What we know: ...... ...... ...... There is no long term immunity, even to the same strain,....... I have never heard this before.....can you provide a reference in support? chownah Of course, knowledge changes as we discover more but here are some samplings of reports. The antibody reaction to man...
by Caodemarte
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 467
Views: 148040

Re: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)

What we know: It is serious disease, far more serious than say the flu. "Most people with COVID-19 experience mild symptoms or moderate illness. Approximately 10-15% of cases progress to severe disease, and about 5% become critically ill. For some people, some symptoms may linger or recur for weeks ...
by Caodemarte
Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Against Nāgārjuna
Replies: 95
Views: 17824

Re: Against Nāgārjuna

The name is still commonly used in India 🇮🇳 and there is at least one very popular actor and singer who has the same name. Nagas are also supposed to be beautiful as well as wise so I guess they are going for the handsome connotation.
by Caodemarte
Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Against Nāgārjuna
Replies: 95
Views: 17824

Re: Against Nāgārjuna

Seriously. Is noone bothered by the man's name? There is no exact Western equivalent, but calling oneself "Lucifer" is similar enough. I would be careful about anything said by someone who calls himself Lucifer, or Trickster, and such. ???? Assuming you are referring to Nagarjuna, do you object to ...
by Caodemarte
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Abortion
Replies: 119
Views: 25862

Re: Abortion

Buddhist countries practice capital punishment and allow abortion. I oppose capital punishment on moral grounds, but recognize that Buddhists have historically interpreted the precepts differently. It may be worth noting that one of the reasons abortion is legally practiced in poor Buddhist countrie...