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by Mr Man
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?
Replies: 176
Views: 22610

Re: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?

SarathW wrote: Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:46 pm I understand it, but they all believe that Nibbana is an existing reallity.
You know what all Dhammayut monks believe?

Ajahn Thanissaro is one monk.
by Mr Man
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?
Replies: 176
Views: 22610

Re: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?

SarathW wrote: Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:21 am
Mr Man wrote: Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:41 am
SarathW wrote: Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:33 am
Is he from Dhammayutta linage?
No, but what is the relevance.
Because Dhammayutta Nikaya monks believe in an objectified Nibbana.

Dhammayutta Nikaya is an ordination lineage not a doctrinal school.

How difficult is it for you to understand this SarathW?
by Mr Man
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?
Replies: 176
Views: 22610

Re: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?

SarathW wrote: Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:33 am
Is he from Dhammayutta linage?
No, but what is the relevance.
by Mr Man
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?
Replies: 176
Views: 22610

Re: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?

The Ten Corruptions of Insight https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/mahasi/progress.html#ch4.3 Hi SarathW What's the relivence of this post. Is this what you believe Ajahn Sumedho is doing? While meditating, once I thought I attained Nibbana. I think we all should be mindful of these corrupt...
by Mr Man
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?
Replies: 176
Views: 22610

Re: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?

The Ten Corruptions of Insight Having felt such rapture and happiness accompanied by the "brilliant light" and enjoying the very act of perfect noticing, which is ably functioning with ease and rapidity, the meditator now believes: "Surely I must have attained to the supramundane path and fruition!...
by Mr Man
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?
Replies: 176
Views: 22610

Re: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?

Interesting. Most of the people I met had a secular orientation, and I recall a couple of Stephen Batchelor fans at the local Amaravati group. But yes, it seems many people just want a teacher who guides and inspires them, and aren't too bothered about the detail. The detail is in the form - chanti...
by Mr Man
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?
Replies: 176
Views: 22610

Re: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?

Isn't that Bhavanga? According to Rupet Gretin (and taken from wikipedia) "bhavaṅga is the state in which the mind is said to rest when no active consciousness process is occurring: thus bhavaṅga is one’s state of mind when nothing appears to be going on, such as when one is in a state of deep drea...
by Mr Man
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?
Replies: 176
Views: 22610

Re: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?

Yes I'm sure you have a relationship and have an understanding of how the teachings in that tradition works and the style of practice. And as you have a relationship I guess you can imagine the kind of response you might get to a question like "is this what the Buddha actually taught or something d...
by Mr Man
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?
Replies: 176
Views: 22610

Re: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?

His teaching isn't like a study class were he clarifies concepts. It's about a direct experience. Suffering and the cessation of suffering. I think the ideal context for his teaching (and his traditions teaching) is monasticism or at least a relationship with monasticism. Sure. I suppose I'm concer...
by Mr Man
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?
Replies: 176
Views: 22610

Re: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?

Maybe he's come to a point where he let go of teachings. Not to say he's abandoning the teachings of the Buddha. Maybe I'm wrong, but I seem to remember that there is a point where one drops it all and walks totally "alone" ... Yes, that's possible. I have friends who have known him for forty years...
by Mr Man
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?
Replies: 176
Views: 22610

Re: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?

I don't think the Buddhist model of consciousness in the suttas copes too well with what happens while we're asleep, or with us being woken from sleep by a loud noise, or whatever. Practically speaking, it's like consciousness goes into "stand-by mode" when we sleep, though the Buddhist Sutta model...
by Mr Man
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?
Replies: 176
Views: 22610

Re: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?

What did you mean by this SarathW?
SarathW wrote: Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:56 pm
Comments are disabled on Youtube. This also an indication of their ulterior motive.
by Mr Man
Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?
Replies: 176
Views: 22610

Re: Hieratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?

I think that perhaps "heretic" is the wrong word to use. I'm not sure if it is a Buddhist concept. It is OK to use the well-known English word, which has two meanings according to WordWeb: 1) A person who holds religious beliefs in conflict with the dogma of the Roman Catholic Church 2) A person wh...
by Mr Man
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?
Replies: 176
Views: 22610

Re: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?

SarathW wrote: Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:34 am heretic meaning = a person holding an opinion at odds with what is generally accepted.
It's normally used in relation to Christianity and has strong connotations.

Is there the concept of heresy in Buddhism?
by Mr Man
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Heratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?
Replies: 176
Views: 22610

Re: Hieratic teaching of Ajahn Sumedho?

Sarath. I would be careful who you call a "heretic". You, frankly, sound like a nutjob in doing so. Ajahn Sumedho is a very senior and good monk and has done a lot for the spread of Buddhism. You are welcome to prove I am wrong and I am quite happy to change my opinion. I think that perhaps "hereti...