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by Polar Bear
Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:48 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Yoga and Buddhism
Replies: 29
Views: 6857

Re: Yoga and Buddhism

Didn't the Buddha learn yoga and forms of meditation from 2 Yogis. I mean, his teachers didn't take him to enlightenment but I'm sure they helped him a little bit.
by Polar Bear
Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Nihilists views
Replies: 27
Views: 6165

Re: Nihilists views

"A 'position,' Vaccha, is something that a Tathagata has done away with. What a Tathagata sees is this: 'Such is form, such its origin, such its disappearance; such is feeling, such its origin, such its disappearance; such is perception... such are mental fabrications... such is consciousness, such ...
by Polar Bear
Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is becoming expainable?
Replies: 9
Views: 1515

Re: Is becoming expainable?

woah, I have some reading ahead of me I guess. Thanks
by Polar Bear
Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is becoming expainable?
Replies: 9
Views: 1515

Is becoming expainable?

From what little I've gathered, it would seem that dependent origination or co-arising is the cornerstone to the Buddha's teaching of a self-sustaining cycle. Now I know that if one rejects craving that it breaks this cycle since craving leads to clinging... but then... what is becoming? Becoming:Th...
by Polar Bear
Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Members Bios - please contribute yours
Replies: 188
Views: 170121

Re: Members Bios - please contribute yours

After re-reading my original post which I wrote when I was rather sleep deprived, I've decided to re-write it. Hi everyone, The name's Andrew. I was born in northern California in the bay area in 1991. I grew up in a nice small town in Marin County and played alot in the hills out there. I moved to ...
by Polar Bear
Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Parinibbana as a goal?
Replies: 39
Views: 3553

Re: Parinibbana as a goal?

I hope this wasn't already posted but I found this talk below to be kinda funny actually, enjoy! Then Ven. Maha Kotthita went to Ven. Sariputta and, on arrival, exchanged courteous greetings with him. After an exchange of friendly greetings & courtesies, he sat to one side. As he was sitting there, ...
by Polar Bear
Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A question on authority and liberation in this lifetime
Replies: 9
Views: 1236

Re: A question on authority and liberation in this lifetime

Thanks for the links Chris. That is certainly interesting. Too bad those schisms happened though, I wonder how that happened, but at least buddhist scripture doesn't declare to be the inerrant word of divinity, that's one of the reasons why I was attracted too it. I'll have to read the Abhidamma for...
by Polar Bear
Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A question on authority and liberation in this lifetime
Replies: 9
Views: 1236

A question on authority and liberation in this lifetime

Hi everyone, my name is Andrew and I'm new to the forum and have been super intrigued by buddhism for the last year or so. Anyway, I've been reading about the things the Buddha taught, it's amazing how much wisdom that guy had. My question to everyone here is though, do you think that the early sutt...