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by Santi253
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: In your view, understanding, Parinibbana is:
Replies: 200
Views: 152745

Re: In your view, understanding, Parinibbana is:

To accompany the great Nibbana thread, to see where DW posters are on this topic. You can pick up to 3 choices, if you like, since some are similar. And you can change your vote as you gain more Insight and/or enlightenment. :tongue: This is the answer that I gave, "a subtle existence that is ineff...
by Santi253
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2361
Views: 395854

Re: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread

David N. Snyder wrote: True, but Mun is more of an outlier, not a typical, mainstream theravada view.
This is something I don't know a whole lot about. Does the typical Theravada Buddhist, in traditionally Theravadin countries, believe that the Buddha remains present in the world?
by Santi253
Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Pure Land is the Pure Mind
Replies: 175
Views: 19078

Re: The Pure Land is the Pure Mind

Because of the popularity of Pure Land, Hui Neng and other apologists of Mahayana gave new interpretations to the practice to make it compatible to the meditation schools. These interpretations were their own. There are no sutras that say Pure Land exist in the mind ( unless one takes Hui Neng's Pl...
by Santi253
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2361
Views: 395854

Re: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread

Theravada has not nibbana realm, so Theravada and Mahayana have very difference goals. Not all Theravadins interpret Nibbana the same way: Others still take it even further, for example the famous Ajahn Mun, who stated that the Buddha even talked to him during his deep meditation experiences, sugge...
by Santi253
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: The bare face of American kleptocratic imperialism
Replies: 61
Views: 9014

Re: The bare face of American kleptocratic imperialism

I've yet to see demonstrated that Rachel Maddow supports robbing Afghanistan of its mineral resources, She probably does not support it personally, but her particular segment with Jacobs amounted to that for glodfish type viewers. What you might be ignoring is that Jimmy Dore has a sort of vendetta...
by Santi253
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: The bare face of American kleptocratic imperialism
Replies: 61
Views: 9014

Re: The bare face of American kleptocratic imperialism

I remain untouched by your personal attacks. I wonder where all the vitriol comes from... I've yet to see demonstrated that Rachel Maddow supports robbing Afghanistan of its mineral resources, and that she would stand to financially benefit from such an extraction. Jimmy Dore doesn't like Rachel Ma...
by Santi253
Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2361
Views: 395854

Re: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread

From a thera perspective this is a completely incorrect teaching if applied to nibhanna. chownah Unless you've attained Nirvana yourself, how would you know? Not all Theravadins interpret Nibbana the same way: Others still take it even further, for example the famous Ajahn Mun, who stated that the ...
by Santi253
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is the true cause of rebirth?
Replies: 32
Views: 5111

Re: What is the true cause of rebirth?

Western converts to Buddhism often don’t want to hear this, but there is a hell according to traditional Buddhist teachings, and we are all potentially headed there, if our actions violate the Buddha’s teachings. While hell in Buddhism is only temporary, its duration can last for eons, depending on...
by Santi253
Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: The bare face of American kleptocratic imperialism
Replies: 61
Views: 9014

Re: The bare face of American kleptocratic imperialism

Obama won the peace nobel prize and even said himself that frankly he doesn't know why http://www.bluemaize.net/im/mens-clothing/cool-story-bro-1.jpg I've yet to see demonstrated that Rachel Maddow supports robbing Afghanistan of its mineral resources, and that she would stand to financially benefi...
by Santi253
Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2361
Views: 395854

Re: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread

Mahayana and Theravada have the same goal, which is Nirvana. The main difference is that Mahayana Buddhism believes in non-abiding Nirvana, that the enlightened being can freely go between the Nirvana realm and our everyday world, for the benefit of those still trapped in the cycle of death and reb...
by Santi253
Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5410
Views: 710187

Re: the great vegetarian debate

In the Lotus Sutra, the naga princess becomes a Buddha. This shows that all creatures, great and small, have Buddha-nature. This is one reason why vegetarianism is widely practiced in Mahayana Buddhism.
by Santi253
Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: The bare face of American kleptocratic imperialism
Replies: 61
Views: 9014

Re: The bare face of American kleptocratic imperialism

No, she is a public relations expert for a corporate think tank with ties to both US government and private entities. RAND Corp. is, as far as I know, a reputable non-profit organization, not a promoter of corporate interests. Thirty-two recipients of the Nobel Prize, primarily in the fields of eco...
by Santi253
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Native Americans & Horse Culture
Replies: 21
Views: 2224

Re: Native Americans & Horse Culture

chownah wrote:
Santi253 wrote:
chownah wrote: Well, I'm still wondering what a "spiritual connection" is anyway.
Santi253 wrote:As Buddhists, we believe in karma. Is it possible for a people or a culture to have a karmic connection to another species?
I guess you don't know what a "spiritual connection" is. That is ok.
chownah
Karma is spiritual.
by Santi253
Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: The bare face of American kleptocratic imperialism
Replies: 61
Views: 9014

Re: The bare face of American kleptocratic imperialism

How would Rachel Maddow financially benefit from taking Afghanistan's minerals?
by Santi253
Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Native Americans & Horse Culture
Replies: 21
Views: 2224

Re: Native Americans & Horse Culture

chownah wrote: Well, I'm still wondering what a "spiritual connection" is anyway.
Santi253 wrote:As Buddhists, we believe in karma. Is it possible for a people or a culture to have a karmic connection to another species?