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Andrew

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Re: David Chapman on the Re-Invention Of Buddhism and Vipassana
« Reply #50 on: July 13, 2011, 06:08:27 AM »
We discussed it recently around here.
I get the feeling the sharing of ideas in the ancient world was similar to the modern one, just not as fast and perhaps more permanent and meaningful.

Do a search on the parallel sayings of Jesus and Buddha. We can only assume that the later influenced the former, though the sayings of Jesus were being written down at the same time as the Pali cannon so there may be some cross talk back the other way as well. The ancient buddhist missionaries may have came back home with their copies of things like the Gospel of Thomas and the mysterious Q gospel. Some speculate that Jesus spent form 14 to 30 years old in india.


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Re: David Chapman on the Re-Invention Of Buddhism and Vipassana
« Reply #51 on: July 13, 2011, 07:23:59 AM »

 :D :D :D :D


My guide to Vanilla and Bananna Meditation

First one must realise that Vanilla and Bananna are not contradicting flavours but rather complementary. Sometimes you want some Vanilla, sometimes Bananna, sometimes both.

When you have Vanilla it will leave it's flavour on your tongue, the key here is to Taste it.
when you have Bananna it will leave it's flavour on your tongue, the key here is to Taste it.

Which of course leads us to conclude that Vanilla and Bannana Meditation is actually Taste meditation.

Through extension of this concept you can easily see than you can have Tuna and Salad Meditation as well without actually doing anything different; it is still Taste Meditation.

Anyone doing Vanilla Meditation or Tuna meditation or Black Pudding Meditation without actually doing Taste meditation are actually just getting fat.


 :D :D :D :D
yesyesyesyes!!! Exactly!
What a great post this is.

I hope you don't mind, professor, I just might ad two things:

1) If you discover you are allergic to vanilla, then use banana for taste meditation.     
    If banana gives you the winds, then do vanilla.

2) Never ever mix banana with vanilla ice cream AND tuna. Because the taste in your mouth will be the taste of throwing up ...

Metta, Stefan

PS.: Thanks for the laugh ... good morning!
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Re: David Chapman on the Re-Invention Of Buddhism and Vipassana
« Reply #52 on: July 13, 2011, 08:17:32 AM »
DE,

... How ironic then that Christianity was Judaism being reinvented through the influence of Buddhism and the East!
Wow Andy, really amazing! ::)
I have a lot of Googling to do now ???
..

Start by googling 'Christ in India' or 'Jesus in India' - he spent 14 years in a Himalayan Monastery. Then try reading the sermon on the mount next to the Dhamapada ..

Or search this forum for: Jesus India or: Christ India - it's come up before.

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