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(Quote) Well put. I regularly meet what might be called 'secular ' Buddhists and what some call ' religious' Buddhists. But they don't in my view divide into camps according to those definitions. No,… (View Post)
(Quote) I agree. I know no one, monk or lay who sees the Canon as a revealed 'scripture'. One extreme is to treat them as if they were. Another is to throw out the baby with the bathwater in reaction… (View Post)
(Quote) Iddhis or Siddhis, often translated as ' psychic powers ' can, and fairly frequently do, arise as a result of meditation practices. I know of no Theravada teacher that recommends actually foc… (View Post)
(Quote) This does not accord to Theravada teaching at a number of points.. Whether it accords to Mahayana teaching I am unsure. But I don't think so. It is a kind of Buddhist doceticism. An inversed … (View Post)