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by 4GreatHeavenlyKings
Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Keep away from Mahamuna sect in Sri Lanka?
Replies: 66
Views: 910

Re: Keep away from Mahamuna sect in Sri Lanka?

SarathW wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:35 am The presenter of the video about this OP was taken to the Criminal Investigation arm of Sri Lanka for questioning.
Now it has become a political issue that the American-backed NGOs are behind the Mahmeuna movement. :shrug:
Which American NGOs? And what is the investigation about?
by 4GreatHeavenlyKings
Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tasawwuf and Theravada
Replies: 18
Views: 275

Re: Tasawwuf and Theravada

Why is it bad that I converted to islam?sufi islam is nonviolent.even most salafis are nonviolent madkhalis.but Salafis are infidels because they ascribe a body to Allah . Nothing to do with violence, Tutareture. Why do you assume that? It's not bad that you converted. I just thought that you might...
by 4GreatHeavenlyKings
Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tasawwuf and Theravada
Replies: 18
Views: 275

Re: Tasawwuf and Theravada

And you are right that mystical experiences don't mean anything as they can be a test from God or be a deception from Satan .and the charismatic movement Wich reports these has all proven false prophets and rich pastors fleecing their congregations with such stories. Besides in islam we have the mi...
by 4GreatHeavenlyKings
Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Kathāvatthu: An exploration of the text and its meaning
Replies: 54
Views: 650

Re: Kathāvatthu: Brahmacariyakathā ???

i thought to add Issariyakāmakārikādikathā to this topic: Points of Controversy 23.3 Of Self-governed Destiny Controverted Point: That a Bodhisat (or future Buddha) (a) goes to an evil doom, (b) enters a womb , (c) performs hard tasks, (d) works penance under alien teachers of his own accord and fr...
by 4GreatHeavenlyKings
Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Risk of taking vaccine jab
Replies: 107
Views: 2205

Re: Risk of taking vaccine jab

I got vaccinated for the second time yesterday (Pfizer both times), and I am feeling fine.
by 4GreatHeavenlyKings
Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Radhasoami and Hearing sounds while meditating
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: Radhasoami and Hearing sounds while meditating

I haven't heard of them. I find that that the sound of silence is generally apparent whenever I'm mediating if attention is quite stable, also if it's competing with a noisy environment but not as strong. When attention is superficial it's usually not noticeable. So I use it as an indicator. Someti...
by 4GreatHeavenlyKings
Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Radhasoami and Hearing sounds while meditating
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: Radhasoami and Hearing sounds while meditating

SarathW wrote: Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:52 pm The only sound I hear in my meditation is my tinnitus.
I hear the sound of my tinnitus all my waking hours even now when I type this.
I think that Radhasoami is strange for glorifying what could easily be tinnitus. And I write as a person with tinnitus.
by 4GreatHeavenlyKings
Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Jesus is the Only Way?
Replies: 99
Views: 4393

Re: Jesus is the Only Way?

cappuccino wrote: Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:47 pm
4GreatHeavenlyKings wrote: Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:15 pm But he is deluded and is not the powerful figure, let alone saviour, that he claims to be
from the perspective of the Buddha


from our perspective maybe he is a savior
For this and other reasons, therefore, we should be glad that the Buddha taught us the correct things about gods.
by 4GreatHeavenlyKings
Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Jesus is the Only Way?
Replies: 99
Views: 4393

Re: Jesus is the Only Way?

Interesting how Mahabrahma calls himself Father, Almighty, Lord and with other names also common for creator god in Abrahamic religions. yet we should realize he is powerful, real, and influential within the larger picture of the universe. But he is deluded and is not the powerful figure, let alone...
by 4GreatHeavenlyKings
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Radhasoami and Hearing sounds while meditating
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Radhasoami and Hearing sounds while meditating

Has anyone else here heard of Radhasoami? It is a religion originating in India during the 19th century CE that claims that its practitioners, once initiated by a guru, can experience union with an uncreated creator god by achieving meditative states during which they hear sounds that they claim are...
by 4GreatHeavenlyKings
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Jesus is the Only Way?
Replies: 99
Views: 4393

Re: Jesus is the Only Way?

The Brahma-nimantanika Sutta ( MN 49 PTS: M i 326: https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .than.html) is another interesting discussion of deluded gods thinking that they are omnipotent and convincing lesser gods that they are so.
by 4GreatHeavenlyKings
Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Jesus is the Only Way?
Replies: 99
Views: 4393

Re: Jesus is the Only Way?

>God is a immaterial being and matter is a illusion, Even assuming this to be true, such teachings are not Christianity. Tutareture forgets that it is Christian doctrine that the Father is immaterial, and the Son has an eternal deathless physical "glorified" body that is in the abode of the Father ...
by 4GreatHeavenlyKings
Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Keep away from Mahamuna sect in Sri Lanka?
Replies: 66
Views: 910

Re: Keep away from Mahamuna sect in Sri Lanka?

Is he alleged to be a crypto-Catholic?

Not that the other allegations are not serious as well, of course.
by 4GreatHeavenlyKings
Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Jesus is the Only Way?
Replies: 99
Views: 4393

Re: Jesus is the Only Way?

I apologize for misusing arguments about the uncreated creator god's perfection in addressing your incorrect claims, Tutareture. I should have said the following: But the Christians' creator is portrayed within your scriptures as having will and creative desire - indicating that he, if he were trul...
by 4GreatHeavenlyKings
Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Let's assume you can create anew,wouldn't you need omnipotence?
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Let's assume you can create anew,wouldn't you need omnipotence?

To create something anew wouldn't you need omnipotence ? No. One would only need the power to create something anew, which need not co-exist with omnipotence. Computers, for example, create images and the illusion of motion anew whenever imaging software is used - but computers are not omnipotent. ...