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by mettafou
Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:42 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: ordination
Replies: 8
Views: 2472

Re: ordination

thank you. how about outside the trungpa lineage?
by mettafou
Sun May 23, 2010 6:26 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: ordination
Replies: 8
Views: 2472

ordination

how possible is it for a white american to ordain within the kagyu lineage?
by mettafou
Tue May 18, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Ch'an understanding of Suffering
Replies: 18
Views: 2735

Re: Ch'an understanding of Suffering

And those who are overly prone to indulge in excessive mental gymnastics can put away the books, sit down quietly somewhere, and empty out all that sort of stuff. the question on the ultimate is beyond those foundations right? or does ch'an remain within those foundations (less into to right concen...
by mettafou
Tue May 18, 2010 9:19 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Ch'an understanding of Suffering
Replies: 18
Views: 2735

Re: Ch'an understanding of Suffering

thanks again Huifeng. These sufferings are many, because the karma of living beings are many, and therefore each requires a specific medicine to treat their suffering. However, ultimately the cure is seeing the truth -- The ultimate nature of a suffering being is no different from that of a Buddha. ...
by mettafou
Tue May 18, 2010 7:47 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Ch'an understanding of Suffering
Replies: 18
Views: 2735

Re: Ch'an understanding of Suffering

thanks. in ch'an there is no conception of samsara or nibbana, is this correct? :anjali:
by mettafou
Tue May 18, 2010 1:22 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Ch'an understanding of Suffering
Replies: 18
Views: 2735

Ch'an understanding of Suffering

Can anyone clarify the Ch'an understanding of Suffering, with the emphasis that different beings have different needs?
by mettafou
Mon May 17, 2010 7:05 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: to read or know or learn before ordaining
Replies: 12
Views: 2378

Re: to read or know or learn before ordaining

thanks everyone. i've done studies in therevada. i'm interested in taking in non-theravada sutras, in case they are one day useful, etc. and no longer available... or to have a greater understanding of buddhism as a whole...
by mettafou
Mon May 17, 2010 6:52 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: community/compassion etc
Replies: 7
Views: 2302

Re: community/compassion etc

Anything that leads to aspiration of bodhicitta (aspiration to attain awakening) is useful here. For example, the Diamond Sutra, very commonly studied in Chan.
can you recommend any online translations?
by mettafou
Sun May 16, 2010 10:51 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: community/compassion etc
Replies: 7
Views: 2302

community/compassion etc

since this is central to ch'an what are some chinese texts on this? any available online? thank you.
by mettafou
Sun May 16, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: to read or know or learn before ordaining
Replies: 12
Views: 2378

Re: to read or know or learn before ordaining

thanks for your replies. About "ordaining at a Theravada monastery" but "outside of Theravada context"? Sorry, I'm not following what you are actually asking here. e.g. what outside the pali canon is worth studying? what aspects, skills, etc beyond that foundation work well for someone considering o...
by mettafou
Sun May 16, 2010 5:50 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: to read or know or learn before ordaining
Replies: 12
Views: 2378

Re: to read or know or learn before ordaining

thanks, there's some really useful information there. i'm thinking outside of therevada context.
by mettafou
Sun May 16, 2010 5:15 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: to read or know or learn before ordaining
Replies: 12
Views: 2378

to read or know or learn before ordaining

what do we need to read or know or learn before ordaining at a therevada monastery?

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