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by Dan74
Wed May 13, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hsuan Hua - opinions
Replies: 34
Views: 7592

Re: Hsuan Hua - opinions

Coëmgenu wrote: Wed May 13, 2020 7:00 pm I think there was a "not" missed.
ooops, yes.

trying to not be too negative, you see...

:embarassed: :D
by Dan74
Wed May 13, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hsuan Hua - opinions
Replies: 34
Views: 7592

Re: Hsuan Hua - opinions

:shrug: People do hold some freaky beliefs and when one sifts through thousands of pages of talks, one is bound to find something. It may have been dementia talking, for what I know. All I tried to day is that this preoccupating with some troubling stuff one said at some stage is itself troubling. ...
by Dan74
Wed May 13, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hsuan Hua - opinions
Replies: 34
Views: 7592

Re: Hsuan Hua - opinions

OK, C, we can agree to disagree.
by Dan74
Wed May 13, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hsuan Hua - opinions
Replies: 34
Views: 7592

Re: Hsuan Hua - opinions

:shrug: People do hold some freaky beliefs and when one sifts through thousands of pages of talks, one is bound to find something. It may have been dementia talking, for what I know. All I tried to day is that this preoccupating with some troubling stuff one said at some stage is itself troubling. W...
by Dan74
Wed May 13, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nagarjuna wants Mahayanists to fear śrāvakas as one who loves life fears beheading
Replies: 92
Views: 6265

Re: Nagarjuna wants Mahayanists to fear śrāvakas as one who loves life fears beheading

I am no scholar, but these prominent Mahayana authors, like Nagarjuna and Vasubandhu, often had writings attributed to them, which are of doubtful provenance. And this may be true of more sources. Surely there are suttas people can recall that juxtaposed next to each other are hard to imagine both c...
by Dan74
Wed May 13, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hsuan Hua - opinions
Replies: 34
Views: 7592

Re: Hsuan Hua - opinions

Ceisiwr wrote: Wed May 13, 2020 2:57 am Wasn’t he the anti-gay monk who thought that xenotransplantation would literally turn humans into animals?
He did have some strange opinions. But it is perhaps even more significant how we tend to zoom in on the little weird bits to the almost complete exclusion of all the good one did.
by Dan74
Fri May 08, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: buddo meditation
Replies: 9
Views: 990

Re: buddo meditation

Only did it for a short time, but I am sure I will come back to it. Feels like a wonderful practice to me.
by Dan74
Wed May 06, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 464
Views: 122362

Re: Coronavirus

Actually, the Swiss figures are even worse in that sense. Out of 3665 hospitalisations so far, 1501 deaths. But out of them 1360 people were over 70. Data from https://covid-19-schweiz.bagapps.ch/de-1.html?fbclid=IwAR3tMdie3mxDPupnoto2uHGbIwXnCKLVIy8Rk6g2Cw3QTKJr9O0cFALqwrg and https://covid-19-schw...
by Dan74
Wed May 06, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 464
Views: 122362

Re: Coronavirus

Agree. I can recall a nurse from Italy complained about the ventilators some months back. Many people are dying while on ventilators. It is to know that the ventilator is not a miracle machine. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/apr/29/study-finds-a-third-of-uk-covid-19-patients-taken-to-hosp...
by Dan74
Mon May 04, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Eckhart Tolle. Your opinion?
Replies: 60
Views: 5391

Re: Eckhart Tolle. Your opinion?

Whatever helps you relinquish clinging, aversion and delusion is a good thing. Embrace it, put it into practice and don't worry what others think about it. Tolle, from everything that I've seen so far, says good things.
by Dan74
Mon May 04, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Eckhart Tolle. Your opinion?
Replies: 60
Views: 5391

Re: Eckhart Tolle. Your opinion?

I think I did at one stage listen to a few of his talks and I thought that he was basically OK at what he did and said potentially useful things, but I would rather listen to Dhamma/Dharma teachers.
by Dan74
Sun May 03, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Be here now - Dhammadharo bhikkhu
Replies: 24
Views: 15521

Re: Be here now - Dhammadharo bhikkhu

Thanks for posting that Robert. There are some useful points there. Fundamentally I resonate with the points he makes. However, I still do sitting meditation and formal practices like prostration, chanting, etc. His main objection is that they involve the ego, the gaining idea, the accumulation of ...
by Dan74
Sat May 02, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Be here now - Dhammadharo bhikkhu
Replies: 24
Views: 15521

Re: Be here now - Dhammadharo bhikkhu

Fundamentally I resonate with the points he makes. However, I still do sitting meditation and formal practices like prostration, chanting, etc. His main objection is that they involve the ego, the gaining idea, the accumulation of skills, etc, if I am not mistaken? However, with time, one learns to ...
by Dan74
Fri May 01, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 464
Views: 122362

Re: Coronavirus

This appears to be fraudulent. As the drugs in question have severe side effects including death, please do not rely on this. This drug for Malaria used for many decades. In my opinion, this could be harmless even if it is taken by a normal healthy person. But it pays to note that this drug is admi...
by Dan74
Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why the self?
Replies: 137
Views: 5549

Re: Why the self?

At such times I've been drawn to a wilderness, somewhere remote. A chance for the heart to speak. Not easy at the moment though! For some people, their whole life is like that. Never "hearing their heart speak", not even knowing whether they have that thing called "heart". Being, for all practical ...