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Vipassana vs Theravada

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Re: Vipassana vs Theravada

Postby Fede » Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:40 pm

Yin, Yang, Male, female, expansive, reserved,

And no, i'm not being silly.... everything has Yin and everything has Yang, depending on its comparisons.
I would say theravada is Yang, whereas Vipassana is yin.....
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

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Re: Vipassana vs Theravada

Postby Fede » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:01 pm

Maybe not to you....



OK. :smile:
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

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Re: Vipassana vs Theravada

Postby Gena1480 » Sun Jan 01, 2012 12:28 am

I'm Theravadian
why because i follow the 8noble path
and 4noble truth
i follow the teaching of elders
so i'm not Jewish or christian because
i do not follow their rules and teachings
you are not Jewish by birth
you are not Christian by birth
you are not Muslim by birth
you are not Brahmin by birth
it is by following the teachings of certain religion
you become one from the religion
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Re: Vipassana vs Theravada

Postby Ron-The-Elder » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:11 pm

What Makes an Elder? :
A head of gray hairs doesn't mean one's an elder. Advanced in years, one's called an old fool.
But one in whom there is truth, restraint, rectitude, gentleness,self-control, he's called an elder, his impurities disgorged, enlightened.
-Dhammpada, 19, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

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Re: Vipassana vs Theravada

Postby pilgrim » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:26 am

It is quite clear if Goenka had said he was teaching Buddhism or Theravada, he would have succeeded in reaching a much smaller audience. By cleverly saying he teaches only Vipassana and giving an acceptable rationale why he does so , he benefits a much larger number of people. That was his intention; he was not interested to create more people calling themselves Buddhists. Vipassana is a method that is extracted from the Buddhist teachings and it is developed in Theravada more than the other traditions.

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Re: Vipassana vs Theravada

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What Makes an Elder? :
A head of gray hairs doesn't mean one's an elder. Advanced in years, one's called an old fool.
But one in whom there is truth, restraint, rectitude, gentleness,self-control, he's called an elder, his impurities disgorged, enlightened.
-Dhammpada, 19, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

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Re: Vipassana vs Theravada

Postby ndangelo » Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:50 pm

Everyone,

I think all this discourse is a positive thing. However, we're getting totally off topic and starting to not make any sense. (Even though the discussions in and of themselves are wonderful intellectual "pockets" of interest.

I am a Theravadan.

Vipassana has always been a technique used by Therevada practitioners. It is not another "flavor" of Buddhism.

Vipassana can be learned by anyone with an open mind and a good teacher. One's belief system need not change.

Perhaps we should move on. I truth I just keep getting more confused with each post I read. I hate to be so dogmatic but this is the way I see it. If someone can give me a three sentence explanation why Vipassana is another "school" of Buddhism – Please tell me.

I mean all of this with love people.

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Re: Vipassana vs Theravada

Postby Ron-The-Elder » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:19 pm

What Makes an Elder? :
A head of gray hairs doesn't mean one's an elder. Advanced in years, one's called an old fool.
But one in whom there is truth, restraint, rectitude, gentleness,self-control, he's called an elder, his impurities disgorged, enlightened.
-Dhammpada, 19, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

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Re: Vipassana vs Theravada

Postby chownah » Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:48 am

One way to get a rough idea as to which tradition has the most Vipassana teaching and instruction might be to just google "vipassana" and see if the results that come back as the first couple of pages are from predominantly some traditions more than others or if in fact they come back sort of equally distributed.
Rough idea only......statistically not valid but perhaps yielding some insight...
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Re: Vipassana vs Theravada

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What Makes an Elder? :
A head of gray hairs doesn't mean one's an elder. Advanced in years, one's called an old fool.
But one in whom there is truth, restraint, rectitude, gentleness,self-control, he's called an elder, his impurities disgorged, enlightened.
-Dhammpada, 19, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

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