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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:56 pm 
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What is the difference beetween the two practioners as a theravadabuddhist and a mayahanabuddhist in personality (behaviour, thinking)


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:01 am 
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What makes one a mayahanabuddhist and not a thereavadabuddhist?
whats the difference in behaviour and thinking?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:35 am 
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Theravada works more from the earlier sutras and so does not refer to the the larger Mahayana "pantheon".

Mind you I'm hardly an expert on the topic.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:59 am 
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villkorkarma wrote:
What makes one a mayahanabuddhist and not a thereavadabuddhist?
whats the difference in behaviour and thinking?


I think that depends on the Theravadan Buddhist(s) and the Mahayanan Buddhist(s) in question.
Catmoon's right in the difference being mostly doctrine (sutras) and the cast of characters each looks up to.
There are Theravadans who embrace the Boddhisattva ideal and there are Mahayanists that want nothing more than to renounce the world and eliminate their own suffering.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:31 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:03 am 
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Now I realize what my questions was. So here it is: What change the laws about the steadly reincarnation for the mayhanapractioner and the theravadapractioner that doesnt beeing reborn? Is it enought to take some wows?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:03 pm 
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Now I realize what my questions was. So here it is: What change the laws about the steadly reincarnation for the mayhanapractioner and the theravadapractioner that doesnt beeing reborn? Is it enought to take some wows?


You are asking why the Bodhisattvas can be reborn over and over again?
This is one of the questions stated in the Abhidharmasamuccaya and it answers as follows ->

Why does a bodhisatva who has entered into the commitment of a bodhisattva not become a stream-enterer?
Because the stream is imperfect with regard to practice of the Path.
Having attained the Truths by clear understanding, the bodhisattva cultivates the path counteracting the obstacles to the knowables by means of the ten-stage Path of cultivation; but he does not cultivate the path counteracting the obstacles of the defilements.


Usually Mahayana practicioners will also tell you that you have to resolve to Bodhicitta (which is a kind of vow) and that this Bodhicitta somehow will become a part of your mindstream. I have not read any text detailing / explaining this tho as far as I can remember nor can I tell you when this concept was first introduced in the history of Buddhist thought.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:15 pm 
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villkorkarma wrote:
Now I realize what my questions was. So here it is: What change the laws about the steadly reincarnation for the mayhanapractioner and the theravadapractioner that doesnt beeing reborn? Is it enought to take some wows?


That is easily tested. Go take some vows and report back to us if you suddenly become a Buddha.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:48 pm 
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How is a bodhisattva feeling every life?
Is it like that that everyone will be a bodhisattva?
(dalai lama said that in the mahayanwiew right enlightenment is when it is for everyone just not for oneself)


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:19 pm 
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If you are interested in Buddhism pick a practice and practice it.

The theoretical differences will fall by the wayside IF you choose to practice.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:23 pm 
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My mistake, iI wrote wrong, dalai lama said: its important to help other people. according to my own way It isnt right to not be helpfull to other beings
book is called my way to sucess.


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