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by Tex
Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: General Dharma comparisons
Topic: the great Nirvana debate
Replies: 57
Views: 15216

Re: the great Nirvana debate

I voted agnostic, because my understanding is incomplete and I'm not sure I could express that understanding in conventional words even if it were complete.

The only choice I would rule out entirely is the first one.
by Tex
Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Ahimsa
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 16
Views: 23562

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Can we agree that vegetarianism is a prerequisite to Buddhism? Or a prerequisite to being a sane, moral human being? Discuss. Nope. A disciple, Devadatta, tried to convince Buddha to make vegetarianism a rule. Buddha refused. So, no, there's no argument to be made that it's "a prerequisite to Buddh...
by Tex
Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Home Altars/Shrines
Replies: 4
Views: 6438

Home Altars/Shrines

This turned into a very cool thread over on dhammawheel, so I thought I'd start it here.

My simple Theravadin shrine using the top two shelves of a built-in bookcase:


by Tex
Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 7
Views: 3043


I'm a semi-regular on Dhammawheel and was previously a member on e-sangha. I'm a practicing Theravadin with a (possibly growing) interest in Zen.

Looking forward to seeing this site develop!

by Tex
Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: About the forum
Topic: Welcome to Dharma Paths!
Replies: 9
Views: 8761

Re: Welcome to Dharma Paths!

Checking in!

I found e-sangha extremely useful when I first became interested in Buddhism back in 2007 but had no idea which tradition to choose. Hopefully this site can be useful to newcomers in the same way.