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by mabw
Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Theravāda and Suttavādins
Replies: 10
Views: 500

Re: Theravāda and Suttavādins

How about the Mahāvihāra, Abhayagiri and Jetavana division? While there were divisions, I remember reading somewhere they were all still considered Theravada, but differing in their openness to new doctrines. But who knows what could have happened if they existed for longer. I suppose part of the re...
by mabw
Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mindfulness during sleep
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Mindfulness during sleep

Hi, I sometimes force myself to work even when I feel sleepy. As I get older, it has been increasingly difficult to do so. On a few occasions, I seemed to have slipped into a semi-dream-semi-conscious state when my imagination ran wild and started making associations between things that had no appar...
by mabw
Fri May 28, 2021 4:02 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: from Mahayana to Theravada
Replies: 43
Views: 1254

Re: from Mahayana to Theravada

Agreed. When we read the Buddha, we read a man who had no investment in orthodoxies or dogmas. There is no "right" way, or "best" way: there is only what is right or best for an individual. There is orthodoxy in Buddhism, as Ceisiwr says. I'm just saying we can honour that orthodoxy without feeling...
by mabw
Fri May 28, 2021 3:54 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali pronunciation
Replies: 76
Views: 139897

Re: Pali pronunciation

Does anyone know of an interative Pali pronunciation chart? something to this effect:

https://www.englishclub.com/pronunciati ... art-ia.htm
by mabw
Mon May 24, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What are your thoughts about Dzogchen meditation?
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: What are your thoughts about Dzogchen meditation?

sphairos wrote: Mon May 24, 2021 3:28 pm Very close to the vipassanā. Medieval Tibetan yogis thought very highly of Sri Lankan meditators and even went there to learn meditation.
Oh, that's interesting. Can you provide some sources? Would like to know more. Would meditation back then be similar to those practised now though?
by mabw
Sun May 23, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The kalama sutta,ignored?
Replies: 214
Views: 1222

Re: The kalama sutta,ignored?

I have witnessed this stance many times and seen the fear and complacency. So? Why is it your business? Work on yourself and if u find your method works, you have the last laugh. That is also why I find it so unfortunate that Buddhists are spending soooo much time arguing other Buddhists are wrong.
by mabw
Sun May 23, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The kalama sutta,ignored?
Replies: 214
Views: 1222

Re: The kalama sutta,ignored?

Zenny wrote: Sun May 23, 2021 10:59 am
Because I feel its the stance of many.
I would say said person is scared and complacent. Though that can be overcome in time.
That is your projection. And why is it your business?
by mabw
Sun May 23, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The kalama sutta,ignored?
Replies: 214
Views: 1222

Re: The kalama sutta,ignored?

Now you’ve opened up a competition :jumping: I am open to my opinions being challenged. I am always interested to hear what people have to say with regards to my views, provided they are sincere.If needed, I change my opinion. That's how I grow. I also asked for feedback from my students when I fir...
by mabw
Sun May 23, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The kalama sutta,ignored?
Replies: 214
Views: 1222

Re: The kalama sutta,ignored?

I agree,the wisdom of the wise is absolutely valid. But,if these wise are people we haven't met,or the wise differ then what? We have to fall back to our own judgement. The proof is in the pudding,many scholars disagree on Many issues. And there are various sects in buddhism which disagree to the e...
by mabw
Sun May 23, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The kalama sutta,ignored?
Replies: 214
Views: 1222

Re: The kalama sutta,ignored?

mabw wrote: Sun May 23, 2021 10:33 am
To the more senior and well-read Buddhists on this site, I would like to know what you think of my conclusion.
by mabw
Sun May 23, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The kalama sutta,ignored?
Replies: 214
Views: 1222

Re: The kalama sutta,ignored?

For whatever it is worth, [/quote] "Now, Kalamas, don't go by reports, by legends, by traditions, by scripture, by logical conjecture, by inference, by analogies, by agreement through pondering views, by probability, or by the thought, 'This contemplative is our teacher.' When you know for yourselve...
by mabw
Sat May 22, 2021 4:40 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: from Mahayana to Theravada
Replies: 43
Views: 1254

Re: from Mahayana to Theravada

Dhammanando wrote: Fri May 21, 2021 9:00 pm

Only a few have survived, but many were composed that are now known about only by their names.
I was not aware of this. Thank you. :anjali:
by mabw
Fri May 21, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: from Mahayana to Theravada
Replies: 43
Views: 1254

Re: from Mahayana to Theravada

As for the pre-modern written record in South and Southeast Asia, this consists of little more than royal chronicles, whose authors aren't interested in telling us what the Buddhist manyfolk got up to. Hmm, could there be meditation manuals though? But AFAIK, few meditation manuals had been produce...
by mabw
Wed May 19, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Disagreements about nirvana.
Replies: 93
Views: 1114

Re: Disagreements about nirvana.

[quote=Zenny post_id=622868 time=1621441590 user_id=17636] Truth hurt brother? Talk about what is real... [/quote] Please refer to the name of this forum, it's a Theravada forum. It is sect-specific. You will not get very much if you want to compare sects here. People over at the other Wheel would c...
by mabw
Wed May 19, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Disagreements about nirvana.
Replies: 93
Views: 1114

Re: Disagreements about nirvana.

For your own sake, you might want to reflect why you seem to be a magnet for people responding to you in incredulity and perhaps sarcastically. You don't seem to have come to this Buddhist forum in humility wishing to learn. Your posts clearly show a superiority complex,wanting to teach members of ...