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by chris98e
Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: One Buddhist way or many?
Replies: 41
Views: 6101

One Buddhist way or many?

Here's a question? Is it better to study one Buddhist way Theravada Buddhism, Zen Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, or to dabble in many? For example it seems if your studying law you want to focus on one subject, criminal defense, hospital Mal-practice, corporate stuff etc... Whereas if your studying eco...
by chris98e
Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: namaste and anjali
Replies: 11
Views: 1388

Re: namaste and anjali

Namaste is a verbal greeting and anjali a hand gesture, they sort of go together don't they? Goofaholix you appear to be right after my search on Wikipedia. They seem to be both Hindu and Buddhist. Namaste is the one where someone makes the gesture and then says something I guess Namaste. Whereas a...
by chris98e
Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: namaste and anjali
Replies: 11
Views: 1388

Re: namaste and anjali

Goofaholix wrote:Namaste is a verbal greeting and anjali a hand gesture, they sort of go together don't they?
Actually after looking up the two gestures on Google it appears to me that they are both hand gestures and Namaste is the more informal one. :coffee:
by chris98e
Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: namaste and anjali
Replies: 11
Views: 1388

namaste and anjali

out of namaste and anjali which one is the more informal one? :candle:
by chris98e
Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Brahmajala sutta
Replies: 0
Views: 457

Brahmajala sutta

I'm almost done the Brahmajala sutta and now I understand stealing as not taking what is not given to me. Instead of understanding stealing as taking something from a store and not paying for it. Within the last couple of days there have been more than a few times where I would have taken something ...
by chris98e
Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: to skim through many or to bring home a simple one
Replies: 3
Views: 577

Re: Hello everyone.

I guess what I was trying to say was going to the library and skimming through all types of Buddhist books or going to the library and picking a Buddhist book on the basics. Skimming through a Buddhist book will only leave someone more confused after they opened it rather than taking a basic Buddhis...
by chris98e
Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: to skim through many or to bring home a simple one
Replies: 3
Views: 577

to skim through many or to bring home a simple one

Hello everyone. I was thinking. I think it is faulty practice to go to a library, bookstore, and maybe even the internet and skim through Buddhist texts for enjoyment or for knowledge. Of course that is easier said than done. But what I'm saying is that it is better to read a Buddhist book about the...
by chris98e
Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: talk about impermanence
Replies: 1
Views: 446

talk about impermanence

A little before Christmas I went to Wal-mart saw the electric razor that I wanted and the price. Since I didn't have enough I went home and got more money. When I came back to Wal-mart I got the razor and brought it to the cashier. After she told me the price, which was about $10 something, I told h...
by chris98e
Sun Jan 01, 2012 1:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Something that's interesting
Replies: 2
Views: 475

Something that's interesting

One of the very few things that I read in the very enjoyable book in the Buddha's words by Ven. Bhikku Bodhi before I stopped reading it was his assertion that Buddhism didn't arise from a desire to break up the Classical Indian Caste system that was going on during his time. That seems to be the po...
by chris98e
Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:17 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did the Buddha teach we have choice? (aka The Great Free Will v Determinism Debate)
Replies: 919
Views: 239737

Re: determinism, prophecies and myths

Hello! In the Dhamma there are some deterministic statements. For example, someone who attains stream-entry is ascertained to attain Nibbana within seven lifetimes. The being who attains stream-entry knows he's gonna attain nibbana, knows that the sun will come up tomorrow, knows that most people i...
by chris98e
Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:32 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The obligatory Dhamma themed movie thread
Replies: 160
Views: 58373

Re: buddhist movies

befriend wrote:hello, are there any good buddhist movies besides the hollywood buddhist movies like seven years in tibet.
A buddhist movie that I enjoyed watching was Asoka which was released in 2001. :computerproblem:
by chris98e
Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism and Hinduism?
Replies: 11
Views: 2258

Re: Buddhism and Hinduism?

This [url http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/dhamma/sagga/loka.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;[/url] may help clear up the confusion. :namaste: Kim Thanks. I think the link you gave me is as good as it is going to get with my curiousity on whether the Buddha believes in Brahma t...
by chris98e
Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism and Hinduism?
Replies: 11
Views: 2258

Re: Buddhism and Hinduism?

What confuses me the most is the Sutta MN 93 Assalāyana Sutta - To Assalāyana. Known to me as Purification is for all castes. For example said by the Buddha: “Then on the strength of what [argument] or with the support of what [authority] do the Brahmins in this case say thus: ‘Brahmins are the high...
by chris98e
Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism and Hinduism?
Replies: 11
Views: 2258

Re: Buddhism and Hinduism?

In this sutta, the Buddha faces two antagonists: Baka, a brahma who believes that his brahma-attainment is the highest attainment there is; and Mara I think were talking about two different Gods. The Brahma I'm talking about is the Brahma of the Trimurti of Hinduism. And when I looked him or her up...
by chris98e
Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism and Hinduism?
Replies: 11
Views: 2258

Buddhism and Hinduism?

Did the Buddha and/or does the Buddha recognize the God Brahma as the God who created existence like Hindus do?
I really don't care if this post gets answered since Brahma can't make me into a perfectly enlightened being. :candle: