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by Fortyeightvows
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Article: An American religious tradition takes one step closer to extinction
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Article: An American religious tradition takes one step closer to extinction

The first Monday of the New Year saw the passing of Sister Frances Carr, one of the last three remaining Shakers. That the Shakers, with their pacifism, their communal living, and perhaps most of all their celibacy, seem weird to us is precisely the point. As in the tradition of the radical Reformat...
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Refuge vows
Replies: 20
Views: 416

Re: Refuge vows

No caffeine and no non-caffine
by Fortyeightvows
Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Buddha emerges from lake.
Replies: 0
Views: 42

Buddha emerges from lake.

Long-lost statue appears from a lake after water level lowers by 30 feet. The stone relic, found in Nancheng County in Fuzhou, could date as far as the 14th century, according to state media Xinhua News Agency. http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/16/travel/china-buddha-statue-resurfaces/ http://www.dailymail...
by Fortyeightvows
Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Kamakura Buddhist schools
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Kamakura Buddhist schools

This was very well written and very nice to read. Thank you
by Fortyeightvows
Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Meat or Vegetarian - Buddhist Perspective about Animals
Replies: 15
Views: 330

Re: Meat or Vegetarian - Buddhist Perspective about Animals

Boomerang wrote:I think eating the animal is the only option possible after it has died


Boomerang wrote: If an animal is dead you can't sing mantras to it


I'll just say I wouldn't want you performing my funeral.
by Fortyeightvows
Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Meat or Vegetarian - Buddhist Perspective about Animals
Replies: 15
Views: 330

Re: Meat or Vegetarian - Buddhist Perspective about Animals

I'm not an expert on the subject, but based on things I've read I think eating the animal is the only option possible after it has died. In order to benefit a specific sentient being you need to have a direct connection to it. If an animal is alive, you can make a karmic connection to it through si...
by Fortyeightvows
Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Meat or Vegetarian - Buddhist Perspective about Animals
Replies: 15
Views: 330

Re: Meat or Vegetarian - Buddhist Perspective about Animals

javier.espinoza.t wrote:personally i eat meat for creating a link with the animal

Is there any other way to create that link without eating them?
by Fortyeightvows
Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Recording of Lama Chopa
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Recording of Lama Chopa

I don't know of a good recording but that is my favorite verse in the whole liturgy. I actually wrote it out once as an offering to my master.
I'd think you could find one on youtube or from fpmt
by Fortyeightvows
Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lower Realms and Tathagata Gharba
Replies: 23
Views: 406

Re: Lower Realms and Tathagata Gharba

Does a dog have buddha nature? yes, obscured mainly by ignorance about it. Animals can achieve buddhahood but in general not through teachings intended for other beings nor can be tamed in conventional way. First we need the capability of comunicate with them effectibly, second we need the right me...
by Fortyeightvows
Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Incense Won't Stay Lit
Replies: 19
Views: 268

Re: Incense Won't Stay Lit

The usual practice for new members in NSA/SGI was for another member to supply a bit of incense ash in a sandwich bag, maybe some beads, other stuff as an altar "starter kit". That's interesting to know that they did that, it is a common practice among many other sects too, alot of people...
by Fortyeightvows
Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Blue stripe on monastics robes
Replies: 27
Views: 573

Re: Blue stripe on monastics robes

if I remember correctly blue stripe is a symbol of great Samye debate in presence of King Trisong Detsen where Padmasambhava with Shantarakshita defeat most venerated Bon scholars and Tibet officially adopted Buddhism. I don't think so. Anyways it seems like the story that I was looking for is so f...
by Fortyeightvows
Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Shrine Crystal
Replies: 11
Views: 328

Re: Shrine Crystal

What do dzogchen practiconers use the crystal for? Divination?
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump is a Russian Puppet hahahahaha
Replies: 103
Views: 2289

Re: Trump is a Russian Puppet hahahahaha

Deleting my post but running with my ideas.
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Blue robes/clothes
Replies: 31
Views: 1169

Re: Blue robes/clothes

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Karma Jinpa wrote:If you pay close attention, many of the monks wear shirt-vests with a bit of blue trim (especially around the shoulders/arm holes).

They say that is out of respect for monks from china who helped re-establish full ordination.


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by Fortyeightvows
Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Blue stripe on monastics robes
Replies: 27
Views: 573

Re: Blue stripe on monastics robes

The blue trim is not mentioned in the Scripture. It is reported to have come about by the following legend: The ordination of the Gelong, fully ordained Sangha nearly came to extinction in the 9th century. King Lagdarm assassinated his younger brother, who was king previously and who had developed ...
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Blue stripe on monastics robes
Replies: 27
Views: 573

Re: Blue stripe on monastics robes

particualry I would like to confirm something I have heard about it being as a nod to chinese monks.
please someone help with a source.... :reading:
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Blue stripe on monastics robes
Replies: 27
Views: 573

Blue stripe on monastics robes

Who knows why there is a blue stripe on the sleeves of monastic shirts?
Bonus points if you provide a source!!
by Fortyeightvows
Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Refuge vows
Replies: 20
Views: 416

Re: Refuge vows

Think about it
by Fortyeightvows
Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Refuge vows
Replies: 20
Views: 416

Re: Refuge vows

Middle way bro
by Fortyeightvows
Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vira, Yogin, Daka
Replies: 11
Views: 293

Re: Vira, Yogin, Daka

Konchog1 wrote:Pawo is Tibetan for Vira. You're right, there could be three more words!

I was told it was tibetan for daka.

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