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by ford_truckin
Mon May 13, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Reciting nembutsu with a distracted mind
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Reciting nembutsu with a distracted mind

That was helpful. Thank you
by ford_truckin
Mon May 13, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Reciting nembutsu with a distracted mind
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Reciting nembutsu with a distracted mind

Do the recitations still count as valid? Anything the masters had to say about it?
by ford_truckin
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Did anyone else notice?
Replies: 10
Views: 428

Re: Did anyone else notice?

Inspiring picture of Ascetic Gautama. :bow:
by ford_truckin
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2584
Views: 222613

Re: Music time

by ford_truckin
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Seon
Topic: Korean Buddhism and the Fifth Precept
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Re: Korean Buddhism and the Fifth Precept

Hi, I'm wondering whether Korean Buddhists are strict at observing the Fifth Precept. Do they abstain from all alcohol or just make sure they don't drink enough to get drunk (I have seen that as an interpretation of the 5th Precept). I know that Korea has a big drinking culture. Workers are expecte...
by ford_truckin
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 138
Views: 28507

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

by ford_truckin
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: realtime global birth & death simulator
Replies: 20
Views: 657

Re: realtime global birth & death simulator

Yavana wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:39 pm


Think positively. If the apocalypse happens, there will be no taxes.
:thumbsup:
by ford_truckin
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is anyone home?
Replies: 35
Views: 1094

Re: Is anyone home?

good questions Rick
by ford_truckin
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: proof of nirvana?
Replies: 47
Views: 2486

Re: proof of nirvana?

A friend of mine naively asked me the other day, "is there any proof of Nirvana? can you show it to me?" Before i tell you how i answered, i am curious to know your answers. Can we prove the existence of Nirvana, either through logic or sutras? it is a fair question after all. Btw, I answered in th...
by ford_truckin
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Which traditions revere vegetarianism the most?
Replies: 12
Views: 480

Re: Which traditions revere vegetarianism the most?

One anecdote I heard from an attendant was when Kusan Sunim, a great contemporary Korean teacher came to the US, many people had no idea about him being vegetarian or not drinking alcohol. He also made no mention of it and just quietly picked some rice and veggies. At one stage he was even poured a...
by ford_truckin
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Which traditions revere vegetarianism the most?
Replies: 12
Views: 480

Re: Which traditions revere vegetarianism the most?

Chinese are the biggest into vegetarianism. Tibetan and Japanese the least.
by ford_truckin
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Buddhist Poker Player Donates Winnings-600K!!
Replies: 12
Views: 678

Re: Buddhist Poker Player Donates Winnings-600K!!

I was reading this the other day. Crazy.
by ford_truckin
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Tulsi Gabbard
Replies: 65
Views: 2491

Re: Tulsi Gabbard

amanitamusc wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:04 am
This is obviously ford_truckin's feeding hole.
Actually I could care less about fox news and every other mainstream news outlet.
by ford_truckin
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Tulsi Gabbard
Replies: 65
Views: 2491

Re: Tulsi Gabbard

Norwegian, The sheer ignorance and vitriol you display regarding Trump is what's sad. See the things he's accomplished and re-evaluate yourself. ►Move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. ►Pull the United States out of the Iranian nuclear deal. ►Stand up to NATO countries for not ponying up enou...
by ford_truckin
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The Noble Eightfold Path
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: The Noble Eightfold Path

What the Buddha taught is a good book for beginners. Highly recommend.
by ford_truckin
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Tulsi Gabbard
Replies: 65
Views: 2491

Re: Tulsi Gabbard

Bernie 2020. Too old. If he wins he will probably be dead by the end of this first term. There's no upper age limit, and unlike trump, he's not showing signs of dementia. Have you seen trump drinking from a cup recently? He needs to use both hands Sanders isn't a bad guy but a bit too extreme.
by ford_truckin
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mind essence introduced in advaita and TB
Replies: 57
Views: 3280

Re: Mind essence introduced in advaita and TB

amanitamusc wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:07 am
Since we are talking Mahasiddha's.Osho had a sweet tooth for Tilopa. :yinyang:
https://www.amazon.com/Only-One-Sky-Tan ... 0525474404
Osho the greatest non-buddhist master of all time :bow:
by ford_truckin
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Tulsi Gabbard
Replies: 65
Views: 2491

Re: Tulsi Gabbard

I'm curious. With Buddhism being an anti-war religion, how can anyone calling themselves a Buddhist actively support a candidate who served in the Iraq war?
by ford_truckin
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Tulsi Gabbard
Replies: 65
Views: 2491

Re: Tulsi Gabbard

Malcolm wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:57 pm
PeterC wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:16 am
The democrat candidate who would be most likely to beat trump is probably Sanders.
Bernie 2020.
Too old. If he wins he will probably be dead by the end of this first term.

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