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by polo
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mumbo Jumbo Buddhism
Replies: 39
Views: 3280

Re: Mumbo Jumbo Buddhism

retrofuturist wrote: Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:43 am Greetings polo,

If I'm reading you correctly, your concerns relate less to "view", and more to "rites and rituals"... is the correct?

Metta,
Paul. :)
oui, c'est ça
by polo
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mumbo Jumbo Buddhism
Replies: 39
Views: 3280

Mumbo Jumbo Buddhism

Any members of the forum here find the following Buddhist sect kind of "Mumbo Jumbo" ? They are the following: Japanese Nicheren Soka Gakkai Tibetan Buddhism Certain Chinese Buddhist Sect(so many of them -under different names). By Mumbo Jumbo I mean they no longer really following the real teaching...
by polo
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: A cruel society
Replies: 4
Views: 2071

A cruel society

I just watched a documentary film on "Unmarried Mothers" in South Korea. The Society in South Korea really has a strong stigma when it comes to Unmarried Mothers. The lady had to give up the baby for adoption. Yes, of course people will say if you allow this to go on, it will encourage teenage sex a...
by polo
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The thing about Mahayana
Replies: 21
Views: 27068

Re: The thing about Mahayana

Hi Polo, There is a well known monk from Thailand named Ajahn Anan. There is a talk on youtube where he is questioned about the Mahayana. In it he says that the Mahayana bodhisattvas such as Manjushri and Avalokitesvara are indeed real. They are highly developed spiritual beings who answer prayers ...
by polo
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: worsening sinus issues
Replies: 12
Views: 2159

Re: worsening sinus issues

Also some foods increase the production of phlegm. Milk is bad for people who suffer from phlegm. I quite agree milk is bad for people who suffer from phlegm. Milk will make the phlegm thick and it seems to stimulate the body to produce more phlegm. I stop drinking milk after I seen what they did t...
by polo
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On Your Way Home - A Road to Nirvana for the West
Replies: 372
Views: 70543

Re: Foundations of Human Life - A road to Nirvana for the West

He who says doesn't know. He who knows doesn't say. ( i think it's from Zen if I am not mistaken or is it from Lao Tze the Taoist master?)
by polo
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Would the Buddha kill a human for the greater good?
Replies: 37
Views: 2941

Re: Would the Buddha kill a human for the greater good?

when this thought(question) arises in your mind it should be noted and allow to fall away. Anyone disagree? A hypothetical question that does not deal with the ultimate reality.
by polo
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pope visits Thailand
Replies: 47
Views: 4687

Re: Pope visits Thailand

How is that possible? Gabriel predates the Hashemite tribe. If this is too far off topic, you could answer over at: https://dharmapaths.com/ You are right it was a mistake. I have always been confused. I once thought Donald Trump maternal grandmother was Chinese. She wasn't Chinese was she? His mot...
by polo
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pope visits Thailand
Replies: 47
Views: 4687

Re: Pope visits Thailand

Oh, the last bit, Angel Gabriel is a Arab (Hashemite tribe). How is that possible? Gabriel predates the Hashemite tribe. If this is too far off topic, you could answer over at: https://dharmapaths.com/ You are right it was a mistake. I have always been confused. I once thought Donald Trump maternal...
by polo
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pope visits Thailand
Replies: 47
Views: 4687

Re: Pope visits Thailand

Greetings, Angel Gabriel with his soft milky white skin and melodious voice, I have yet to meet him. I've seen his incarnation on the television, but now we've getting really off-topic, sorry. :focus: Metta, Paul. :) Greetings, Angel Gabriel with his soft milky white skin and melodious voice, I hav...
by polo
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pope visits Thailand
Replies: 47
Views: 4687

Re: Pope visits Thailand

Any religion that is based on falsehood and lies cannot possibly do much good. Regardless of what religion one believes is true or false, I take issue with your statement. Based on my personal experience in the US (I can't speak for the rest of the world), Catholic Charities (and many other Christi...
by polo
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pope visits Thailand
Replies: 47
Views: 4687

Re: Pope visits Thailand

When I read Pope visits Thailand on this forum I just couldn't help thinking there must quite a few Buddhists out there showing great restrains by not bashing the Pope on this forum. Well, being good Buddhists so to speak otherwise they would have failed to be good Buddhists I once met an elderly It...
by polo
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The thing about Mahayana
Replies: 21
Views: 27068

Re: The thing about Mahayana

Untill there is N8P and 4NT there is Dhamma. When i was young i used to be a holy-war warrior agains Mahayana and all deviations from Pali Canon, and it was a source of big suffering for me and others... We are all brothers and sisters in this Dhamma. We shouldn't watch what others do, we should be...
by polo
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The thing about Mahayana
Replies: 21
Views: 27068

The thing about Mahayana

Recently I watched on youtube a Taiwanese monk who spoke at length on Mahayana Buddhism. He described how Mahayana had changed and also adulterated what Buddha really taught. I actually hesitated to write about this here because I am afraid people will think I am bashing Mahayana. I wouldn't go into...
by polo
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Body Odor stinks to high heaven
Replies: 37
Views: 33166

Re: Body Odor stinks to high heaven

Oh too bad, I don't understand a thing you wrote and you don't understand my joke . I think we just leave everything. By the way your spelling is atrocious. Which school did you go to? I would like to go there and tell the teachers they didn't do a good job. Just a joke, don't get offended. Do take...