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innofidelity
07-03-2008, 02:58 PM
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The Seeker's Glossary of Buddhism

This is a revised and expanded edition of 'The Seeker's Glossary of Buddhism.' The text is a compendium of excerpts and quotations from some 350 works by monks, nuns, professors, scholars and other laypersons from nine different countries, in their own words or in translation.

How to use the Glossary: This book can be used in threeways: to find the definition of unfamiliar terms; to gain a broader understanding of specific Buddhist concepts; and also as an introduction to Buddhism. In the last instance, we suggest that readers begin with the entry on Parables, then move on to Practice, Obstacles to Cultivation and Ten Non-Seeking Practices. Other entries of a more contemporary interest can be read with benefit by all. These include: Birth Control, Organ Transplants, Vegetarianism, Universe, Immortality.


# Author: Sutra Translation Committee of USA/Canada
# Publisher: Sutra Translation Committee of USA/Canada
# Language: English
# Number of Pages: 999

http://rapidshare.com/files/88921601/The_Seeker_s_Glossary_of_Buddhism.pdf

Kira007
07-03-2008, 03:38 PM
thx macho..
balamu mokakda kiyala

pgcanet
07-03-2008, 04:07 PM
coooooooooooool

rapa
07-03-2008, 05:00 PM
For Buddhism ONLY! All About Buddhism ONLY!
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phantomzone
07-03-2008, 05:06 PM
For Buddhism ONLY! All About Buddhism ONLY!


itz nt everythn abt buddhism.....havent u seen threads regarding other religions too...:P :P:P :lol: :lol:

jst dnt scream without knowing anything....:P

if anybody wants to post abt sm other religions it can b done n it has been done...may b ur havin a short memory...:lol: :lol: :lol::rofl:

phantomzone
07-03-2008, 05:07 PM
thx innofidelity (http://www.elakiri.com/forum/member.php?u=37481) for tha post.....gr8 work...:D

rapa
07-03-2008, 05:15 PM
thx innofidelity (http://www.elakiri.com/forum/member.php?u=37481) for tha post.....gr8 work...:D
I've forgot to thanks to him :(
thanks bro :)

Pentagram
07-03-2008, 05:23 PM
tnx for this nice post!!!!

Sudantha_s
07-04-2008, 01:59 AM
:)

sri_lion
07-04-2008, 02:41 AM
Originally Posted by sallay
For Buddhism ONLY! All About Buddhism ONLY!

Dont bark MAD!!! Other religions also have been featured by their followers, look what you talk before you talk... stop making an an @ss out of your self!!!:rolleyes:

kalyanamithra
07-04-2008, 01:26 PM
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The Seeker's Glossary of Buddhism

This is a revised and expanded edition of 'The Seeker's Glossary of Buddhism.' The text is a compendium of excerpts and quotations from some 350 works by monks, nuns, professors, scholars and other laypersons from nine different countries, in their own words or in translation.

How to use the Glossary: This book can be used in threeways: to find the definition of unfamiliar terms; to gain a broader understanding of specific Buddhist concepts; and also as an introduction to Buddhism. In the last instance, we suggest that readers begin with the entry on Parables, then move on to Practice, Obstacles to Cultivation and Ten Non-Seeking Practices. Other entries of a more contemporary interest can be read with benefit by all. These include: Birth Control, Organ Transplants, Vegetarianism, Universe, Immortality.


# Author: Sutra Translation Committee of USA/Canada
# Publisher: Sutra Translation Committee of USA/Canada
# Language: English
# Number of Pages: 999

http://rapidshare.com/files/88921601/The_Seeker_s_Glossary_of_Buddhism.pdf

Dear friends,

This is a plea not to use this book as a reference... unless you know what you are doing.. and know how to filter out the Teachings of Sammasambuddha Gauthama from others....

I did not read it all. Looking at first few pages is sufficient to see the Mahayana origin/influence... It might nevertheless have original content; why risk ourselves when we have the whole Tipitaka online [http://www.mettanet.org/tipitaka/ ] and many other resources..

As we know birth of Mahayana concepts marks the fall of Buddha Sashana (e.g. see what happened to India)... And if you have Shraddha, you should be also knowing that ruing of Dhamma comes from inside - when people starts to regard Adhamma as Dhamma; and Avinaya as Vinaya.

Mahayana rejects ability to attain Nibbana as followers; and hence it is no longer Sandhittika. Its followers hope to becomes Buddhas and try to cultivate Paramitha... In other words the Noble Eightfold Path is closed to all its disciples..

Unfortunately we see Sri Lankans (both lay and monks) trying to push Mahayana concepts; Bodhisathva vandana; etc. in to what we practice in Sri Lanka... So sad to see it happens, when we know for sure that the ruin comes (one day) from inside...

Another thing: beware when taking things from western texts... esp. those written by the lay people, Mahayana monks, etc... I am saying this with some experience; people known/accepted to be knowledgeable Buddhists in western countries (perhaps even conducting mediation retreats etc.) may not even have proper Akarawathi Shraddha many Sri Lankans have... (This does not mean I am correct; but even a beginner like I can see how far away some of them are from the Path... I know it's not good to generalize like this; but what I want to say is that people gets accepted as "knowledgeable Buddhists" more easily in western countries; so one should be more cautious when reading western scholarly texts on Buddhism... It's my personal opinion - you are free to accept or not.)

Please disregard this Book; even though it should be having accurate content inside... Thanks...
With Metta...

Theruwan saranai!

kalyanamithra
07-11-2008, 04:29 AM
Dear friends,

A Deshana by Ven. Kiribathgoda Gnanananda Thero on "Gopala Sutta". In it the Thero states how Mahayana distorts Buddhism...

http://www.4shared.com/file/54458319/19117a37/1Gopalaka_Sutraya.html (courtesy: user Shrawakaya...)

Theruwan saranai!

uhox
07-11-2008, 06:15 AM
Dear friends,

This is a plea not to use this book as a reference... unless you know what you are doing.. and know how to filter out the Teachings of Sammasambuddha Gauthama from others....

I did not read it all. Looking at first few pages is sufficient to see the Mahayana origin/influence... It might nevertheless have original content; why risk ourselves when we have the whole Tipitaka online [http://www.mettanet.org/tipitaka/ ] and many other resources..

As we know birth of Mahayana concepts marks the fall of Buddha Sashana (e.g. see what happened to India)... And if you have Shraddha, you should be also knowing that ruing of Dhamma comes from inside - when people starts to regard Adhamma as Dhamma; and Avinaya as Vinaya.

Mahayana rejects ability to attain Nibbana as followers; and hence it is no longer Sandhittika. Its followers hope to becomes Buddhas and try to cultivate Paramitha... In other words the Noble Eightfold Path is closed to all its disciples..

Unfortunately we see Sri Lankans (both lay and monks) trying to push Mahayana concepts; Bodhisathva vandana; etc. in to what we practice in Sri Lanka... So sad to see it happens, when we know for sure that the ruin comes (one day) from inside...

Another thing: beware when taking things from western texts... esp. those written by the lay people, Mahayana monks, etc... I am saying this with some experience; people known/accepted to be knowledgeable Buddhists in western countries (perhaps even conducting mediation retreats etc.) may not even have proper Akarawathi Shraddha many Sri Lankans have... (This does not mean I am correct; but even a beginner like I can see how far away some of them are from the Path... I know it's not good to generalize like this; but what I want to say is that people gets accepted as "knowledgeable Buddhists" more easily in western countries; so one should be more cautious when reading western scholarly texts on Buddhism... It's my personal opinion - you are free to accept or not.)

Please disregard this Book; even though it should be having accurate content inside... Thanks...
With Metta...

Theruwan saranai!

thanks for the timely explaination...