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by kirtu
Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lower Realms and Tathagata Gharba
Replies: 23
Views: 406

Re: Lower Realms and Tathagata Gharba

Because there is a continuity in the potentiality. Hopefully they will be reborn in the human realm in a later lifetime. This holds true for the higher realms as well. Buddha taught in Tushita Heaven and Maitreya is currently abiding there. Does Maitreya lack a Tahagatagarbha because he currently d...
by kirtu
Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I'm new here and would like to know more about Buddhism.
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: I'm new here and would like to know more about Buddhism.

I have seen some rather negative comments online about this movie, but I absolutely love it. I still watch it to this day. Glad to see that someone else enjoys it as well. :namaste: Well, it could have been a stronger movie. But IMHO it has it's merits. I have friends who did not like it at all tho...
by kirtu
Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump is a Russian Puppet hahahahaha
Replies: 103
Views: 2289

Re: Trump is a Russian Puppet hahahahaha

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/10/us/politics/donald-trump-russia-intelligence.html?_r=0 The memos describe sex videos involving prostitutes with Mr. Trump in a 2013 visit to a Moscow hotel. The videos were supposedly prepared as “kompromat,” or compromising material, with the possible goal of bla...
by kirtu
Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I'm new here and would like to know more about Buddhism.
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: I'm new here and would like to know more about Buddhism.

Prince Siddhartha, after resolving to find release from the unending cycle of birth, old age, sickness and death followed by rebirth, becomes a sadhu and engages in austerities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GV9TBb-8Kec After six years of the harshest austerities and the most intense meditation po...
by kirtu
Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I'm new here and would like to know more about Buddhism.
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: I'm new here and would like to know more about Buddhism.

Shakyamuni Buddha's birth at Lumbini over 2500 years ago, from "Little Buddha": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zyVlsLgJ8U Prince Siddhartha wondering what exists beyond the walls of his palace: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QT4mFNVyzc Prince Siddhartha venturing beyond the walls of hi...
by kirtu
Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: President elect Donald Trump
Replies: 16
Views: 473

Re: President elect Donald Trump

May the President-elect be blessed with all the wisdom and compassion of all the Buddhas. May he be overwhelmed with remorse for having publicly mocked a disabled reporter. May his heart be filled with remorse. May he grow up at 70 , regret his past evil deeds and issue a formal public apology for t...
by kirtu
Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I'm new here and would like to know more about Buddhism.
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: I'm new here and would like to know more about Buddhism.

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by kirtu
Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: President elect Donald Trump
Replies: 16
Views: 473

Re: President elect Donald Trump

We have prayed for all the Presidents of our lifetime so of course we will need to continue especially now that the great libertarian, oligarchical cabal has finally gained complete control of the US federal government. But we have to acknowledge that it will be difficult for some of us. We have onl...
by kirtu
Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: President elect Donald Trump
Replies: 16
Views: 473

Re: President elect Donald Trump

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by kirtu
Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I'm new here and would like to know more about Buddhism.
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: I'm new here and would like to know more about Buddhism.

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by kirtu
Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Sarahas Five Uncontrived Seals
Replies: 0
Views: 81

Sarahas Five Uncontrived Seals

Sarahas Five Uncontrived Seals translated by Jan-Ulrich Sobisch.

Kirt
by kirtu
Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lower Realms and Tathagata Gharba
Replies: 23
Views: 406

Re: Lower Realms and Tathagata Gharba

It's a classic. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gateless_Gate https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhaozhou_Congshen Anyways I was trying to be silly. Well ..... my first seshin at Zen Mountain Monastery, a guy in robes but not from the temple goes into dokusan with Daido Roshi, there is a pause and...
by kirtu
Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Q. Is there a Sutra or teaching about dogs?
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: Q. Is there a Sutra or teaching about dogs?

Tree wrote:I know this is a weird request, but does anyone know of a Dog Sutra? or where dogs feature prominently?



Not one where dogs are viewed positively. There is the Sutra of the Dog-Duty Ascetic, which is a cautionary teaching.

Kirt
by kirtu
Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: RIP Huston Smith
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: RIP Huston Smith

If true (and likely it is, Professor Hayes' note in social media was the first one I saw this morning), it may be the case of news organizations being a bit overwhelmed by just the daily events.

Lions Roar indicates that he went into hospice September, 2015.

Kirt
by kirtu
Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lower Realms and Tathagata Gharba
Replies: 23
Views: 406

Re: Lower Realms and Tathagata Gharba

Do beings in the realms listed below have Tathagata Gharba ? I refer to these realms: (4) Ghosts (3) Asuras (2) Animal realm (1) Hell realms Yes. All sentient beings without exception have Buddha Nature, Tathagata Garbha. The current environment that the beings find themselves in is due to previous...
by kirtu
Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:11 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Accumulations
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: Accumulations

However I saw a Nyingma lineage holder sort of upbraid a group because they hadn't finidhed their prostrations. He specifically said that if people present had done only 10 prostrations a day they would have finished by now. I find this somewhat confusing. Assuming they were supposed to accumulate ...
by kirtu
Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it okay for a lay person to lead uninitiated friends in Vajrasattva practice?
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: Is it okay for a lay person to lead uninitiated friends in Vajrasattva practice?

What you have described should not be done. This has many problems. A better approach, and a permissible one, would be to practice the 35 Buddhas of Confession , the Triskandha Sutra , the Three Heap Sutra. There is also Samantabhadra's Prayer , also called the King of Prayers but it can be less acc...
by kirtu
Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Accumulations
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: Accumulations

Has anyone received any advice regarding doing full mala's as opposed to partial mala's when doing the accumulations? I was told (in a group) by a Western Sakya nun that generally ngondro accumulations are done based on full mala rounds. However I saw a Nyingma lineage holder sort of upbraid a grou...
by kirtu
Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Future (next 50 years) Dharma languages ...
Replies: 17
Views: 411

Re: Future (next 50 years) Dharma languages ...

Ayu wrote:There was and still is a lot of hard translation work going on in Germany.


What specifically do you have in mind?

Kirt

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