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by 如傑優婆塞
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Theravadan critique - absolving karma through Bodhisattvas (other power?) clashes with the concept of individual karma?
Replies: 35
Views: 473

Re: Theravadan critique - absolving karma through Bodhisattvas (other power?) clashes with the concept of individual kar

As far as I know this is not so in Theravada, Karmic fruits are "set" there, almost like a form of predestination. If this were true, the infamous murderer Aṅgulimāla would not have merited the intervention of the Buddha & attained Arhatship in one lifetime. But he did "And what is the cessation of...
by 如傑優婆塞
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In between Taoism and Buddhism
Replies: 53
Views: 921

Re: In between Taoism and Buddhism

That boat may not float for everyone, but it works for me. I guess this pretty much sums up what this thread is before it goes on for another 50 pages :tongue: Am just curious, if you don't mind sharing... a. Have you studied / practiced 道教 with any of their living lineages / teachers? Last I check...
by 如傑優婆塞
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Crude Oil Baths A Controversial ‘Cure’ In Azerbaijan
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Crude Oil Baths A Controversial ‘Cure’ In Azerbaijan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdQQtgrPQm8 The petroleum spa resort of Naftalan in oil-rich Azerbaijan has been attracting thousands of visitors to what some customers consider “a gift from God” that is as enjoyable as it is medically beneficial. Considered too thick for commercial use, Naftalan o...
by 如傑優婆塞
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Notre Dame Paris on fire
Replies: 14
Views: 319

Re: Notre Dame Paris on fire

Just found out that the Kōya Town mayor and town council at Kōyasan in Wakayama, Japan; home to Kōyasan Shingon-shū, has galvanised donation efforts towards the Cathedral reconstruction. Authorised collection will be at three designated places of the town hall, town office and tourist information ce...
by 如傑優婆塞
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Notre Dame Paris on fire
Replies: 14
Views: 319

Re: Notre Dame Paris on fire

My parents were there in the 70's and they left the Cathedral star struck. What a loss to the French and its global admirers. Hopefully, the Cathedral may be restored as best as they could. Already, I have encountered snarky online comments by some religious conspirators that it's a divine retributi...
by 如傑優婆塞
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Guidance for Lay People
Replies: 22
Views: 325

Re: Guidance for Lay People

What are these ten titles?... Yups, I recall this is also taught as a classical Buddhānusmṛti practice. In what's now the defunct Tiāntāi site & in various chapters of the Lotus Sutra , it's listed as such. It's also found in the daily Chinese Mahāyāna evening liturgy known as the 'Eighty Eight Bud...
by 如傑優婆塞
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: 'Zen: The Art of Simple Living': Habits, Ideas and Hints for Living A Happy Life
Replies: 2
Views: 112

'Zen: The Art of Simple Living': Habits, Ideas and Hints for Living A Happy Life

For Shunmyo Masuno, chief priest at Kenkoji, a Soto Zen temple in Yokohama, Zen is an action, not a philosophy. As Masuno explains to The Japan Times, “Zen is concerned with gyōjūzaga, four cardinal behaviors: walking, standing, sitting, lying. It’s difficult to discover the essence of Zen by simpl...
by 如傑優婆塞
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Become A Monk
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Become A Monk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8CBUBHzTm0 What's presented in this video are excerpts of the first step on getting ordained in Shingon, known as tokudo (J: 得度) by this nearly 1,200 years old temple, one of the famed ones at Kōyasan, Wakayama Prefecture. Known as Ekōin (J: 恵光院), it also has a temp...
by 如傑優婆塞
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2546
Views: 216651

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by 如傑優婆塞
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Chinese Scientists Have Put Human Brain Genes In Monkeys
Replies: 21
Views: 325

Chinese Scientists Have Put Human Brain Genes In Monkeys

...—and yes, they may be smarter... Human intelligence is one of evolution’s most consequential inventions. It is the result of a sprint that started millions of years ago, leading to ever bigger brains and new abilities. Eventually, humans stood upright, took up the plow, and created civilization,...
by 如傑優婆塞
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2546
Views: 216651

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by 如傑優婆塞
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello 大家好!
Replies: 22
Views: 630

Re: Hello 大家好!

Is this a topic you're specifically done research on? I'd think an English language book on Chinese Theravada would be something that would be interesting and eye-opening for a lot of people. To some extent but not too extensive plus this was many years ago and done as a side interest. Having start...
by 如傑優婆塞
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2546
Views: 216651

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by 如傑優婆塞
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Fastest Growing Religion In Birmingham Revealed
Replies: 21
Views: 512

The Fastest Growing Religion In Birmingham Revealed

... and it may surprise you... Figures from the Annual Population Survey show the number of people with no religion grew from 218,000 in 2011 to 342,000 in 2018. The fastest growing "religion" in Birmingham is... having no religion at all. More here
by 如傑優婆塞
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: First Ever Black Hole Image Released
Replies: 16
Views: 358

Re: First Ever Black Hole Image Released

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLZNocvXx4w Scientists from the National Science Foundation hold a news conference on the groundbreaking results from the Event Horizon Telescope, releasing the first image of a black hole - a dense mass that distorts space and time, with gravity so strong not even l...
by 如傑優婆塞
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: First Ever Black Hole Image Released
Replies: 16
Views: 358

First Ever Black Hole Image Released

https://news.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/eso1907a.jpg Astronomers have taken the first ever image of a black hole, which is located in a distant galaxy. It measures 40 billion km across - three million times the size of the Earth - and has been described by scientists as "a monster". The...
by 如傑優婆塞
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mantra websites
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: Mantra websites

As what I have always been taught, when it comes to learning any dhāraṇī mantra, a worthy teacher & supportive Dharma community comes highly recommended for obvious reasons. Here's the specifics that you wanted and the sample links provide some background & the dhāraṇī as well plus general sites. 1 ...
by 如傑優婆塞
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2546
Views: 216651

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by 如傑優婆塞
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello 大家好!
Replies: 22
Views: 630

Re: Hello 大家好!

...though I've never encountered any Chinese people interested in Theravada, which is interesting... Maybe, an answer lies in the possibility of exploring the great land beyond 北京? :smile: Actually, this link may interest you. I have been to Yúnnán's purported oldest (1,400 years old) Theravāda 景洪市...

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