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by Ananda
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Self in Theravada
Replies: 78
Views: 91311

Re: Self in Theravada

Here is one of my favorite Q & A Vissudhimagga Ch. XVI [DISCUSSION ON NIBBÁNA] 67. [Question 1] Is Nibbána non-existent because it is unapprehendable, like the hare’s horn? [Answer] That is not so, because it is apprehendable by the means. For it is apprehendable [by some, namely, the nobles ones] b...
by Ananda
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Self in Theravada
Replies: 78
Views: 91311

Re: Self in Theravada

Theravada is more mysterious than the Holy Trinity. "The hero Herakles attempted unsuccessfully to steal the tripod of Delphi. as depicted in many ancient Greek artworks, while the ruling triumvirate of the Greek pantheon consisted of the gods Zeus, Poseidon and Hades. Gurdjieff parallels this in h...
by Ananda
Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Self in Theravada
Replies: 78
Views: 91311

Re: Self in Theravada

"Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky, Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone, Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die, One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all, an...
by Ananda
Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Self in Theravada
Replies: 78
Views: 91311

Re: Self in Theravada

Yes, the oneness with the ocean in the simile is not Nibbana in Theravada!

Your better off looking for the Easter Bunny :whistling:

The Buddha did not teach Oneness - Ven. Thanissaro Bhikkhu at White Salmon - Part 1 of 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlJjcANFU30&t=154s
by Ananda
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Self in Theravada
Replies: 78
Views: 91311

Re: Self in Theravada

154. O house-builder, you are seen! You will not build this house again. For your rafters are broken and your ridgepole shattered. My mind has reached the Unconditioned; I have attained the destruction of craving. [13] 13.(vv. 153-154) According to the commentary, these verses are the Buddha's "Song...
by Ananda
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: ~The Hunt
Replies: 9
Views: 11061

Re: ~The Hunt

Hi DCH, However, search as I have, I have not been able to find any detailed descriptions of A.M. intoxication, other than Wasson's citation of accounts of use of AM by shamens in Siberia and his suggestion that this is what Germanic tribesmen might have used to go "berserk" in battle, not even in t...
by Ananda
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: ~The Hunt
Replies: 9
Views: 11061

Re: ~The Hunt

Appeal to authority. Being so engrossed in studying art I forgot the printed word in Dr. Rush's book "The Mushroom in Christian Art" and came across the foreword where he asked several Christian art historians about the "curious" presence of mushrooms in Christian art. "The response he was given was...
by Ananda
Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: ~The Hunt
Replies: 9
Views: 11061

Re: ~The Hunt

~food for thought!

Just out doing some nature photography. :confusedsmiley:
by Ananda
Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: The Podium
Topic: Debate Arrangements
Replies: 9
Views: 22818

Re: Debate Arrangements

I will only debate this topic if all participants have to ingest mushrooms before debating Could we work out some form of digital ingestion? Maybe just stare at a visual picture of magic mushrooms for some given length of time. People are getting off this way :ugeek: with nudity. I already made a p...
by Ananda
Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Grateful Dead
Replies: 114
Views: 173194

Re: Grateful Dead

At 17:00 he mentions Shiva and this is related to the trinity of forces; creation, preservation, and destruction in the deities Vishnu, Brahma and Shiva. Bringing mythology into a contemplative experience, this is; 4. Knowledge of Arising and Passing Away: The Ten Corruptions of Insight Awareness of...