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by SteRo
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: bodhisattvas
Replies: 13
Views: 224

Re: bodhisattvas

what does that supposed to mean? contrasting religions is invalid because they're all religions? really? It's up to you to contrast a patch of space with another patch of space. :shrug: Is a patch of space kind of like a field? it's nothing. But of course you may call nothing "a field" Once there a...
by SteRo
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:50 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: bodhisattvas
Replies: 13
Views: 224

Re: bodhisattvas

plabit wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:06 am what does that supposed to mean? contrasting religions is invalid because they're all religions? really?
It's up to you to contrast a patch of space with another patch of space. :shrug:
by SteRo
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: bodhisattvas
Replies: 13
Views: 224

Re: bodhisattvas

Hello according to Mahayana buddhism there are a lot of bodhisattvas i searched them and they are, just to name: In Tibetan Buddhism, the major bodhisattvas are known as 'The eight bodhisattvas': Ksitigarbha, Vajrapani, Akasagarbha, Avalokitesvara, Maitreya, Nivaranaviskhambhin, Samantabhadra and M...
by SteRo
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What resources exist dealing with the claim that Nibbana is the True Self?
Replies: 21
Views: 551

Re: What resources exist dealing with the claim that Nibbana is the True Self?

Since self is emptiness emptiness may be called "true self". Since nibbana is the unconditioned and as such cannot be different from emptiness many suttas may be interpreted as implicitly teaching nibbana as true self. However the explicit claim cannot be found anywhere in the doctrine. Your point ...
by SteRo
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:58 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What resources exist dealing with the claim that Nibbana is the True Self?
Replies: 21
Views: 551

Re: What resources exist dealing with the claim that Nibbana is the True Self?

Since self is emptiness emptiness may be called "true self". Since nibbana is the unconditioned and as such cannot be different from emptiness many suttas may be interpreted as implicitly teaching nibbana as true self. However the explicit claim cannot be found anywhere in the doctrine.
by SteRo
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:51 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 722
Views: 163186

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Good monks, bad monks, left wing, conservative etc etc. The basic advice to 'Buddhist' monks is... don't get involved... it's not your job... you're not doing the laity or yourself any favours by entangling yourself in worldly affairs. Monks need to operate in whatever system they find themselves i...
by SteRo
Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: semen emitting addressed
Replies: 32
Views: 765

Re: semen emitting addressed

“Mendicants, there are these five drawbacks of falling asleep unmindful and unaware. “Pañcime, bhikkhave, ādīnavā muṭṭhassatissa asampajānassa niddaṁ okkamayato. What five? Katame pañca? You sleep badly and wake miserably. You have bad dreams. The deities don’t protect you. And you emit semen. Dukk...
by SteRo
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "Secular Buddhists" answer to ven. Anālayo's ‘Superiority Conceit in Buddhist Traditions’
Replies: 49
Views: 1673

Re: "Secular Buddhists" answer to ven. Anālayo's ‘Superiority Conceit in Buddhist Traditions’

"Secular buddhism" is an oxymoron like "square of the circle". The inventors of "secular buddhism" just cannot drop certain thinking habits acquired when formerly following buddhism. And of course there is the admiration of a following which is easier acquired when using the label "buddhism" because...
by SteRo
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ripping out eye balls
Replies: 20
Views: 477

Re: Ripping out eye balls

Was that intentional? Quite clever. A play on Nagarjuna and Marijuana. SteRo has been smoking the Nagarjuna cabbage. Don’t worry, SteRo. Everything’s so much deeper when your high on Nagarjuna. Funnily I've dropped Nagarjuna very soon after initially studying only a few verses of his MMK. Why? Beca...
by SteRo
Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ripping out eye balls
Replies: 20
Views: 477

Re: Ripping out eye balls

Most likely something different from what ... Gotama said :roll: Yes. The same would apply to what Narijuana said and the vast majority of what your 4715 posts attempted to gibberishly say (subject to linguistic comprehension). :roll: Was that intentional? Quite clever. A play on Nagarjuna and Mari...
by SteRo
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ripping out eye balls
Replies: 20
Views: 477

Re: Ripping out eye balls

Most likely something different from what ... Gotama said :roll: Yes. The same would apply to what Narijuana said ... Of course. and the vast majority of what your 4715 posts attempted to gibberishly say (subject to linguistic comprehension). :roll: My posts are beyond comparison with what Jesus, M...
by SteRo
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:02 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ripping out eye balls
Replies: 20
Views: 477

Re: Ripping out eye balls

DooDoot wrote: Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:14 am Jesus said:
Most likely something different from what Mohammed or Gotama said :roll:
by SteRo
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "Secular Buddhists" answer to ven. Anālayo's ‘Superiority Conceit in Buddhist Traditions’
Replies: 49
Views: 1673

Re: "Secular Buddhists" answer to ven. Anālayo's ‘Superiority Conceit in Buddhist Traditions’

I hope you enjoyed that little story. I surely have. Your story is more enjoyable than most of the other stories posted here. You should try writing stories, maybe in an online blog or something similar. Your writing style is entertaining and I guess it would activate the sense of [ironic] humor of...
by SteRo
Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Zen Priests who promoted breaking precepts on killing
Replies: 23
Views: 677

Re: Zen Priests who promoted breaking precepts on killing

In terms of systems of thought those aligned to reality will prevail. Time will tell. In terms of killing there will be no end of killing because killing is an aspect of evolution.