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by ground
Sat May 04, 2013 1:43 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?
Replies: 93
Views: 17884

Re: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?

This view of 'equality' of Christianity & Buddhism will hinder the realisation of Buddhism. All paths & religions are valid but they all do not necessarily lead to the same destination. With metta. Who argues that Christianity and Buddhism are equal? Same source, same essence, same basis. In additi...
by ground
Sat May 04, 2013 1:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism & overcoming traumatic experiences?
Replies: 12
Views: 3458

Re: Buddhism & overcoming traumatic experiences?

Anyone have any experience with this or ideas on how to overcome? Especially experiences from childhood? Abuse, severe neglect, being an orphan etc. Mindfulness. "Furthermore, the monk remains focused on mental qualities in & of themselves with reference to the five clinging-aggregates. http://www....
by ground
Fri May 03, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?
Replies: 93
Views: 17884

Re: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?

Zakattack wrote:Liberation is not an idea.
Great idea. Keep at it, my friend.
Zakattack wrote:... Buddha taught: ... Jesus taught: ...
ground has nothing to teach. ground just keeps Zakattack busy. Like Buddha does. :sage:
by ground
Fri May 03, 2013 3:11 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?
Replies: 93
Views: 17884

Re: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?

Zakattack, Having said all this, this is not meant to reject your buddhism. On the contrary I advice you to keep at it! Why? Because for the time being this seems to be your way and you have to go down this road. And if you need your idea of christianity to strenghten your resolve then keep at it an...
by ground
Fri May 03, 2013 2:32 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?
Replies: 93
Views: 17884

Re: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?

Please recall, I quoted a sutta that described the liberation of consciousness rather than the liberation from consciousness. "Liberation" is a consciousness. There is no liberation beyond the consciousness "liberation". Liberation is just an idea, is just consciousness clinging to itself, is just ...
by ground
Thu May 02, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?
Replies: 93
Views: 17884

Re: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?

Consciousness being the dilemma in the first place. Without consciousness, there cannot be enlightenment. Therefore, how can consciousness be a dilemma? Why are there questions? No consciousness no wanting to know. Idea causes idea. Idea and consciousness are one and the same phenomenon. No ignoran...
by ground
Thu May 02, 2013 3:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why care about kamma & rebirth if there is no "I"
Replies: 47
Views: 9863

Re: Why care about kamma & rebirth if there is no "I"

I never knows. When I ceases knowing unfolds and kamma and rebirth cease ... if there is distraction I arises again and knowing is veiled. Awww. I don't believe you. ;) There is neither a need to believe the ideas that arise upon the eye contacting meaningless forms aka words, nor does there inhere...
by ground
Thu May 02, 2013 2:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?
Replies: 93
Views: 17884

Re: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?

Zakattack wrote:I am certainly asserting ...
Yes, ideas are certainly expressing themselves. That is a condition for the arising of religions like buddhism and christianity. Human creativity. Consciousness being the dilemma in the first place. :sage:
by ground
Wed May 01, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?
Replies: 93
Views: 17884

Re: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?

No. It is obvious that before you write " impermanence, unsatisfactoriness, not-self & Nibbana" there must have arisen the idea corresponding to these words. Now you seem to insist that your ideas are more than just ideas for which you can never provide evidence. Evidence was provided. You provided...
by ground
Wed May 01, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why care about kamma & rebirth if there is no "I"
Replies: 47
Views: 9863

Re: Why care about kamma & rebirth if there is no "I"

I never knows. When I ceases knowing unfolds and kamma and rebirth cease ... if there is distraction I arises again and knowing is veiled. :sage:
by ground
Wed May 01, 2013 7:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why care about kamma & rebirth if there is no "I"
Replies: 47
Views: 9863

Re: Why care about kamma & rebirth if there is no "I"

binocular wrote:
ground wrote:There is nothing to show. Knowing can emulate a diversity of phenomena.
And you have compassion for rocks?
Knowing can emulate a diversity of phenomena. :sage:
by ground
Wed May 01, 2013 2:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why care about kamma & rebirth if there is no "I"
Replies: 47
Views: 9863

Re: Why care about kamma & rebirth if there is no "I"

So, out of compassion for the next "I", we try to accumulate good kamma in this present "I"? No, ouf of compassion for the potentially 5 succeeding aggregates, self-perceiving themselves as "I" and "mine" surrounded by equally ignorant self-perceiving phenomena, no kamma should be accumulated at al...
by ground
Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?
Replies: 93
Views: 17884

Re: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?

No. It is obvious that before you write " impermanence, unsatisfactoriness, not-self & Nibbana" there must have arisen the idea corresponding to these words. Now you seem to insist that your ideas are more than just ideas for which you can never provide evidence. All you can do is to express more i...
by ground
Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:55 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?
Replies: 93
Views: 17884

Re: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?

Having said that this does not exclude that ideas originating dependently from human creativity as a means of dealing with human dilemma may have benefits for humans and since this may be the case in the context of all religious ideas it has been said above: When there are two springs conveying wate...
by ground
Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:24 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?
Replies: 93
Views: 17884

Re: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?

The idea "my perspective" sounds like an idea ? It surely is. And it is merely an idea. But how to address by means of words the arisen idea that there are two spheres commonly called "you" and "me" and that the sphere expressing itself is not perceived as "you"? :sage: We both agree "you" is an id...