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by Fortyeightvows
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: I am literally on the 15th bhumi right now (sarcasm)
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: I am literally on the 15th bhumi right now (sarcasm)

Just tell them "Go sell crazy someplace else we're all stocked up here."
:pig:
by Fortyeightvows
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: speaking of free speech
Replies: 7
Views: 148

speaking of free speech

We all know His Holiness is no stranger to protests. I just hope the comrades don't come down from berkely.... https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/02/16/some-chinese-students-uc-san-diego-condemn-choice-dalai-lama-commencement-speaker http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/feature/tenzin_gyatso_his_holiness_...
by Fortyeightvows
Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Zong Rinpoche Teachings
Replies: 9
Views: 160

Re: Zong Rinpoche Teachings

trying to find other teachings from him but there's nothing. Nothing through FPMT, Amazon, or even Google. And there was a book from Lama yeshe archives called 'teachings from tibet' one of the section is from hh zong. Basically every geluk practice around these days came down from Pabongka and his...
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where does the Abrahamic God (יְהֹוָה) "fit" in Buddhist cosmology?
Replies: 97
Views: 1130

Re: Where does the Abrahamic God (יְהֹוָה) "fit" in Buddhist cosmology?

I don't know about the abrahamic god. But the story of jesus sounds like a preta who has been deified. Among chinese gods there are many who lived remarkable lives then died a violent or tragic death who then become deified and worshiped. The story of jesus is very similar. Is like the ghost becomes...
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Ippen in Ji-Shu
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Ippen in Ji-Shu

They say he burnt his writings before he passed.
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chanting in English
Replies: 16
Views: 521

Re: Chanting in English

So I discovered from personal experimentation chanting in English just doesn't vibe or flow that good, at least not to me. It always feel like I have to force it. So I hav abandoned chanting in English 8-) and will stick to the Tibetan :twothumbsup: I posted this on this other thread some time ago ...
by Fortyeightvows
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What are the Difference between Arhats, Pratyekabuddha, Bodhisattvas and Buddhas?
Replies: 8
Views: 263

Re: What are the Difference between Arhats, Pratyekabuddha, Bodhisattvas and Buddhas?

From 'Precious key to the secret treasury' in Kukai: major works. The pratyekabuddhas extinguish the seed of ignorance, the tree stump of karma and of the defilement's, which causes men to repeat the cycle and The pratyekabuddhas differ somewhat somewhat from the sravakas in that they extinguish the...
by Fortyeightvows
Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: lets talk The Buddha of Kuon Ganjo/Gakki view.
Replies: 13
Views: 239

Re: lets talk The Buddha of Kuon Ganjo/Gakki view.

Queequeg wrote:@jake
I believe that is correct. Title often translated as "Benevolent Kings Sutra".


viewtopic.php?t=12426

good stuff
by Fortyeightvows
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chanting in English
Replies: 16
Views: 521

Re: Chanting in English

Have you ever heard how the people at shambhala centers chant in english?
It is one of only a few examples of english chanting sounding nice that I have heard.
by Fortyeightvows
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Hate speech is Free Speech?
Replies: 89
Views: 1064

Re: Hate speech is Free Speech?

by Fortyeightvows
Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Ven. Guo Cheen's Works
Replies: 8
Views: 730

Re: Ven. Guo Cheen's Works

Nicholas Weeks wrote:If one is not on Facebook and is willing to pay for Scribd downloads, then very good.


Fortyeightvows wrote:What's the story with the website Scribd? Does one have to pay?


Just found this:
http://scribd-download.com/
It seems to work
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Ven. Guo Cheen's Works
Replies: 8
Views: 730

Re: Ven. Guo Cheen's Works

Fortyeightvows wrote:What's the story with the website Scribd? Does one have to pay?


Just found this:
http://scribd-download.com/
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Ven. Guo Cheen's Works
Replies: 8
Views: 730

Re: Ven. Guo Cheen's Works

What's the story with the website Scribd? Does one have to pay?
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: 2017 Relic Tour in North America
Replies: 0
Views: 72

2017 Relic Tour in North America

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by Fortyeightvows
Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A Mongolian Manual of Astrology and Divination
Replies: 2
Views: 115

A Mongolian Manual of Astrology and Divination

"In 2001, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) launched Turning the Pages, a resource providing interactive access to a range of rare books, manuscripts, and documents from the historical collections of the NLM on its website, via iPad App, and in onsite kiosks." This colorfully illustra...
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Tough times for religious studies
Replies: 14
Views: 616

Tough times for religious studies

"The AAR and SBL recently issued the latest iteration of the jobs report tracking Employment Services listing data from July 2015 through June 2016. It continues the vital task of identifying key employment trends in religious, biblical, and theological studies as advertised on the AAR and SBL ...
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Nyingma perspective on Pureland/Amitabha
Replies: 10
Views: 385

Re: Nyingma perspective on Pureland/Amitabha

Of course.

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