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by marting
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Potential for War in Korea: Causes and Conditions
Replies: 74
Views: 3484

Re: Potential for War in Korea: Causes and Conditions

Yes, yes. The nastiness of the outcome is well understood and being evaluated by the U.S. side. Really beside the point. If the U.S. is forced to defend itself from NK, it will. End of story. Wag the dog... Hang on... https://rlv.zcache.com/dump_trump_retro_sunglasses-r56055e03a1984abc8cd558e90c588...
by marting
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Potential for War in Korea: Causes and Conditions
Replies: 74
Views: 3484

Re: Potential for War in Korea: Causes and Conditions

Yes, yes. The nastiness of the outcome is well understood and being evaluated by the U.S. side. Really beside the point. If the U.S. is forced to defend itself from NK, it will. End of story.
by marting
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is NMRK the definitive Buddhist path?
Replies: 102
Views: 5208

Re: Is NMRK the definitive Buddhist path?

Jesus Christ, more fever sufferers...

*Hastily looks for an exit*
by marting
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Interesting phenomena occurring during Nembutsu
Replies: 31
Views: 1997

Re: Interesting phenomena occurring during Nembutsu

Thank you, Monlam.
by marting
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Goodbye
Replies: 17
Views: 1152

Re: Goodbye

Risking censure for meta-discussion, let me just say that it is well worthwhile debating with Malcolm, especially when you're certain you're right. In general, when someone has an aversion to entering a discussion with another person, it 9/10 indicates a deep emotional conviction that the person fe...
by marting
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is NMRK the definitive Buddhist path?
Replies: 102
Views: 5208

Re: Is NMRK the definitive Buddhist path?

This is why I don't bother to argue with either Malcolm or DGA they don't know Tiantai/Tendai philosophy and repeatedly refuse to learn any Japanese intellectual history. Since at least 2000 it's been understood in the academic community that there were no 'sects' in the Kamakura era, rather it was...
by marting
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.
Replies: 100
Views: 6864

Re: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.

Thanks, Queequeg. :thumbsup:
by marting
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Panel discussions on Communism
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Re: Panel discussions on Communism

Did not realize that the Victims of Communism Memorial was in DC. :thumbsup:
by marting
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.
Replies: 100
Views: 6864

Re: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.

No. This four yanāni business is wrong speech born of misunderstanding. The LS, like the Buddha, teaches a one vehicle path. Not two. Not three. Not four. If the three are provisional, and one definitive in which you termed "Buddhayana," are you not proposing a fourth yana? Nope. No fourth yāna. Ne...
by marting
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.
Replies: 100
Views: 6864

Re: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.

And therein lies the controverted point: is the Mahāyāna the ekayāna? When I read the LS, I see three provisional paths outlined and one definitive path. The three provisional paths being pratyayasaṃbodhiyāna, śrāvakayāna,& bodhisattvayāna. I see one definitive path: buddhayāna, the ekayāna, found ...
by marting
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is NMRK the definitive Buddhist path?
Replies: 102
Views: 5208

Re: Is NMRK the definitive Buddhist path?

Close your eyes. Take deep breaths. Relax. :coffee: Do you really think that comment will have the effect you nominally intend? actually i took it at face value, like Malcolm is not going to answer it :coffee: As pointed out to me off site, he just did that and used the opportunity in discussion wi...
by marting
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Do Buddhas have to die? 1 or 3 or 4 Vehicles?
Replies: 228
Views: 3859

Re: Monastic Tibetan Buddhists Fear Death More

Ekayana in the Lotus means that even when the Buddha teaches the the three vehicles he is actually teaching the one Buddhayana. Those on the sravakayana are taught arhatship and are aiming for arhatship; pratyekabuddhayana are aiming for pratyekabuddhahood; bodhisattvayana are taught a particular i...
by marting
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is NMRK the definitive Buddhist path?
Replies: 102
Views: 5208

Re: Is NMRK the definitive Buddhist path?

Queequeg wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:47 pm
marting wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:39 pm

Close your eyes. Take deep breaths. Relax.

:coffee:
Do you really think that comment will have the effect you nominally intend?
We all need to decompress from time to time.
by marting
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.
Replies: 100
Views: 6864

Re: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.

Is your understanding of Ekayana that the other two vehicles lead to the Mahayana and then Anuttarasamyaksambodhi? Or that all three vehicles lead, eventually, to Anuttarasamyaksambodhi? Sorry if this is 'off topic' in the thread, recognizing of course the broad scope of this thread. Mahayana (whic...
by marting
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is NMRK the definitive Buddhist path?
Replies: 102
Views: 5208

Re: Is NMRK the definitive Buddhist path?

i was unaware of his sectarianism...i read his liberation in the palm of your hand ..and well i never was clued into the gelugpa nygma wars you discuss. Anyway back to source the question; No, that people use upaya as a means to justify his remarks. you said it's the first i heard and wonder if thi...
by marting
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Awakening kundalini?
Replies: 40
Views: 2027

Re: Awakening kundalini?

Simon E. wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:19 pm
The point being that it is irrelevant in terms of Buddhadharma.
That doesn't help in his context. Getting off his computer, making friends, and getting some exercise is more important.
by marting
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Awakening kundalini?
Replies: 40
Views: 2027

Re: Awakening kundalini?

Kundalini is an inquenchable Fire, my advice is get enlightenment first then if you still want to awaken powers, etc. plus it’s not exactly a safe thing to do. It has symptoms identical with serotonin poisoning. Google that while you look up this topic. Anyway why bother, you can open Dharma Eye an...
by marting
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Awakening kundalini?
Replies: 40
Views: 2027

Re: Awakening kundalini?

Prolly got a bad rep here but I really need to ask this question. I was visiting a man who is physicquie and he tells me I should attain kundalini ( which I have found a center for it ). Well , it is a Hindu center that teaches it so I’m not sure if it is ok or not. I read and saw that kundalini ca...
by marting
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is NMRK the definitive Buddhist path?
Replies: 102
Views: 5208

Re: Is NMRK the definitive Buddhist path?

Tibet is not an independent country anymore, so it's no longer like that. Gelug is still popular among the diaspora because of the Dalai Lama, and I think inside Tibet too.
by marting
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Potential for War in Korea: Causes and Conditions
Replies: 74
Views: 3484

Re: Potential for War in Korea: Causes and Conditions

I am sorry, but I think you have zero understanding of the real situation with respect to NK. You do understand we are mobilizing for a war there? In the very possible eventuality that hostilities do breakout we’ll be screwed, all of us. Blame Kim. That’s naive. Thanks for catching that. Forgot to ...

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