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by StrivingforMonkhood
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Swami Sarvapriyanand?
Replies: 80
Views: 13491

Re: Swami Sarvapriyanand?

Yes.

Idle talking. It must stop.

But...one more thing:

Zen Buddhism has its gems. I don't know if they're wrong at all. Just seems like it to be in my ignorant mind.

Love to you both in the holy Dhamma.

Good night.
by StrivingforMonkhood
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Swami Sarvapriyanand?
Replies: 80
Views: 13491

Re: Swami Sarvapriyanand?

lay life can stop you, trust me I feel this way, too, friend. I believe that my practice is limited in laylife. I have no sangha. I am surrounded by the world's defilements. Zen Buddhists say we can be enlightened here and now. I want to believe this, but I feel this cannot be true for me. I still ...
by StrivingforMonkhood
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Swami Sarvapriyanand?
Replies: 80
Views: 13491

Re: Swami Sarvapriyanand?

Mahabrahma wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:58 amI want to say that no one can stop a Buddhist from achieving Enlightenment except themselves. Enlightenment is an immaculate gift that can be acheived at any place, in any state, or any given time based on an inner decision.
I have to agree with that.

:anjali:
by StrivingforMonkhood
Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Swami Sarvapriyanand?
Replies: 80
Views: 13491

Re: Swami Sarvapriyanand?

cappuccino wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:53 amAtheists are fed up with religion
Because it's often bonkers
I have to agree. And religion can be very, very dangerous as well.

Even identifying too strongly as a Buddhist can be a hindrance.

:namaste:
by StrivingforMonkhood
Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Swami Sarvapriyanand?
Replies: 80
Views: 13491

Re: Swami Sarvapriyanand?

Maras are not made up: they are a real idea in Buddhism. Maras are the demons which stop us from achieving Enlightenment. Are they real supernatural demons? For many Buddhists, no.

Theravada Buddhists believe in hungry ghosts, just like all the different schools of Buddhism do.

:anjali:
by StrivingforMonkhood
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Swami Sarvapriyanand?
Replies: 80
Views: 13491

Re: Swami Sarvapriyanand?

Well, you on the other hand are a great Buddhist, I don't want to argue with you. The Buddhist things you are saying are very valid. You're not offending me at all and I'm glad you know that. I deeply respect your commitment to Theravada. I am here to learn, and everyone here seems to be very intel...
by StrivingforMonkhood
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Swami Sarvapriyanand?
Replies: 80
Views: 13491

Re: Swami Sarvapriyanand?

Advaita Vedanta is nothing to do with Buddhist Emptiness (at lest Teravada) Please read Culasunnata Sutta and Maha Sunnata Sutta. There are those who would disagree with you on this. But I don't find it that important to argue. LOL. The Non-Self of Buddhism is not necessarily a contradiction of Adv...
by StrivingforMonkhood
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Swami Sarvapriyanand?
Replies: 80
Views: 13491

Re: Swami Sarvapriyanand?

Buddha was first a yogi. Buddhism derives out of Yogic traditions of India. This must never be forgotten. We had this discussion elsewhere. I do believe that some Indian yogis were indeed enlightened. It can be argued, as I said in another post, that Advaita Vedanta (eternal pure consciousness in no...
by StrivingforMonkhood
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Buddhist birthdays
Replies: 6
Views: 9136

Re: Buddhist birthdays

to be honest buddhist shouldnt be too concerned about bdays as they are just another day .. however we celebrate buddha bday because to get spritual motivation but our bdays are not like that its just counting the duration of illusion self .. I sort of agree with that. There is nothing immoral abou...
by StrivingforMonkhood
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Drawbacka of sensual desire. ?
Replies: 21
Views: 13581

Re: Drawbacka of sensual desire. ?

It's not that masturbation without harm or that sex without harm is immoral (violent sex, cheating on spouse, etc: all very immoral); it's just that sensual desires is just a never-ending cycle of having constantly trying to have to repeat an experience over and over and over again with no real hope...
by StrivingforMonkhood
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi everyone.
Replies: 9
Views: 13509

Re: Hi everyone.

May you fulfill your deepest wish for happiness.

:anjali:
by StrivingforMonkhood
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 7
Views: 13505

Re: Hello!

May you fulfill your deepest wish for happiness.

:anjali:
by StrivingforMonkhood
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Sadhguru
Replies: 68
Views: 32518

Re: Sadhguru

Mahabrahma wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:04 amI have heard a saying that we all know the Truth deep down inside, some just deny it and run away from themselves.
Each of us is already Buddha, dear friend. It's simply that we have failed to realize this. We are ignorant.

:namaste:
by StrivingforMonkhood
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Sadhguru
Replies: 68
Views: 32518

Re: Sadhguru

I don't believe Sadhguru thinks any part of Buddhism is false, and He actually practices some of it's doctrine. This makes Him at least part Buddhist, and His desire to practice Sanatana Dharma is a supplement on His Path. It seems to me like He is an Enlightened fellow. :namaste: I saw a talk he g...
by StrivingforMonkhood
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: From Mahayana to Theravada
Replies: 46
Views: 31298

Re: From Mahayana to Theravada

Taro, As an addendum I want to say this. Its something I should have mentioned earlier in that first post I made on this thread, but it surfaced into my mind a few moments ago. You will find in Vajrayana communities that the word 'enlightened' gets used very easily, partly because of the Guru Yoga ...