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by Wizard in the Forest
Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:01 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Suttas on lying
Replies: 4
Views: 878

Re: Suttas on lying

I remember one that the Buddha delivered to his son about lying too....
by Wizard in the Forest
Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:55 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Suttas on lying
Replies: 4
Views: 878

Suttas on lying

I am looking for as many suttas that the Buddha talked about Musavada(lying) that I can so if you guys don't mind helping me out, I would like to know if anyone can help me remember them.
by Wizard in the Forest
Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Information about the 29 Buddhas
Replies: 4
Views: 873

Information about the 29 Buddhas

I remember reading about the 28 Buddha's protections, but where can I learn more about the 29 Buddhas (including Maitreya)?

Like about their life etc... or are they largely unknown?
by Wizard in the Forest
Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:44 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Must one "believe" in the Four Noble Truths?
Replies: 43
Views: 7168

Re: Must one "believe" in the Four Noble Truths?

Suppose, monks, there is a man journeying on a road and he sees a vast expanse of water of which this shore is perilous and fearful, while the other shore is safe and free from danger. But there is no boat for crossing nor is there a bridge for going over from this side to the other. So the man thin...
by Wizard in the Forest
Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Must one "believe" in the Four Noble Truths?
Replies: 43
Views: 7168

Re: Must one "believe" in the Four Noble Truths?

No, you can let go of attachment to belief, and stop obsessing about it. =) It ultimately doesn't matter whether you believe in the four noble truths, because it's like a raft that once you get to the other shore, you can let it go too. ;) Don't worry about believing, focus on the eightfold path.
by Wizard in the Forest
Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Must one "believe" in the Four Noble Truths?
Replies: 43
Views: 7168

Re: Must one "believe" in the Four Noble Truths?

He already said it's not a belief. It's something that is experienced. What are you talking about. :cookoo:
by Wizard in the Forest
Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:58 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: No place for spirituality in Theravada?
Replies: 95
Views: 12738

Re: No place for spirituality in Theravada?

Im sorry but I cant understand what your saying, could you say it in more simple terms? Glittering generalities are emotionally appealing words that are so closely associated with highly-valued concepts and beliefs that they carry conviction without supporting information or reason. They are typica...
by Wizard in the Forest
Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 7232
Views: 1100264

Re: Can you be a Buddhist and not believe in reincarnation?

Maybe. But the question to ask is, "Why do you care about wearing the label 'Buddhist' if you don't care much about rebirth?" I agree rebirth is important to the whole Ethos of Buddhism, but reincarnation is the thing that makes things rather wacky within the confines of other Buddhist id...
by Wizard in the Forest
Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 7232
Views: 1100264

Re: Can you be a Buddhist and not believe in reincarnation?

I liked Buddhism Without Beliefs.
by Wizard in the Forest
Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 7232
Views: 1100264

Re: Can you be a Buddhist and not believe in reincarnation?

Definitely, and that's how one should remember the ideas of speculations of afterlife and even about speculations of past lives. I wouldn't worry too much about it and focus on the here and now, and how you can become aware of the moment.
by Wizard in the Forest
Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 7232
Views: 1100264

Re: Can you be a Buddhist and not believe in reincarnation?

I am attracted to everything I know about Buddhism (which admittedly is very miniscule so far,) and one of the things I find most attractive is that it teaches us for this world. The idea of reincarnating and eventually making it to Nirvana seems to me to be not far from Judeo-Christian ideas of th...
by Wizard in the Forest
Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Drug use and drug abuse
Replies: 17
Views: 4809

Re: Drug use and drug abuse

That's the spirit! :thumbsup:
by Wizard in the Forest
Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: No place for spirituality in Theravada?
Replies: 95
Views: 12738

Re: No place for spirituality in Theravada?

It comes from the mistaken doctrine of Buddha Nature . Those who neglect discernment, do not preserve truth, can't develop relinquishment, and do not train for peace cannot hope to achieve Arahantship in this life. That isn't to say there's no potential EVER. Everything has the potential, but not an...
by Wizard in the Forest
Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:48 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: No place for spirituality in Theravada?
Replies: 95
Views: 12738

Re: No place for spirituality in Theravada?

As we've clarified, there's no need to take anything spiritual, because while my dog can be spiritual it doesn't mean anything of itself.
by Wizard in the Forest
Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:29 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: No place for spirituality in Theravada?
Replies: 95
Views: 12738

Re: No place for spirituality in Theravada?

Thanks Zavk! I'll put that on my reading list. I like reading.

:reading: