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by spiritnoname
Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 98474

Re: interfaith christenity and buddhism

Ugh,.. what answers.

This is the only answer you really need read to know Buddhism's relationship to,... well,.. you know it is,.. the Christian god.

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by spiritnoname
Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:27 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: I thought this article was very revealing.
Replies: 2
Views: 466

Re: I thought this article was very revealing.

I grew up debating Dharma, these tactics really aren't allowed in civilized conversation, whenever people used these tactics it would always flag them as a unserious practitioner a sort of barbarian, unless they were just joking with and testing people's patience.
by spiritnoname
Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: I thought this article was very revealing.
Replies: 2
Views: 466

I thought this article was very revealing.

I know it's kinda long, but what do you guys think? I honestly see people employing these tactics virtually every day. http://preventdisease.com/news/10//081010_everything_is_a_lie.shtml" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; "Twenty-Five Rules of Disinformation 1. Hear no evil, see no evil,...
by spiritnoname
Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Dream Yoga and Lucid Dream Theater
Replies: 4
Views: 716

Re: Dream Yoga and Lucid Dream Theater

Umm,. does that really count as a Dharma event?
by spiritnoname
Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: The magic of an incense stick
Replies: 20
Views: 3408

Re: The magic of an incense stick

Buddhist offerings should be done with proper understanding, intention, and protocol with regard to customs. You don't have to but it is good to work in accordance with these three things. This means that we must understand the object we offer to (triple refuge, yidams, support deities, etc.), the v...
by spiritnoname
Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:26 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Buddhism in America
Replies: 21
Views: 1948

Re: Buddhism in America

HHDL has a lot of practices,.. amazing man,.. I couldn't keep up with him at all. I read he does like 7 hours of practice in the morning. Even doing accumulations I never would do more than 5 hours straight. Knowing that,... how could you ever tell him your practices are too much and ask to reduce y...
by spiritnoname
Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:08 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Top Ten Misconceptions About Buddhism
Replies: 82
Views: 9662

Re: Top Ten Misconceptions About Buddhism

47. Tricycle is a source of valid Buddhist information and not a collection of ads and articles largely written by and for uneducated yuppies. I'm sorry, I just had to say that, I looked at a copy at barnes and noble and it just wasn't satisfactory, it's like they don't have a editor who checks the ...
by spiritnoname
Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:52 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Guy disturbs Zen monk's meditation (video)
Replies: 43
Views: 5154

Re: Guy disturbs Zen monk's meditation (video)

Drolma, maybe the Zen related posts could be moved to a new topic under the Dharma-free-for-all? I tend to repeat myself whenever the subject comes up, but it would be a waste to lose Huseng's post.
by spiritnoname
Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:11 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Guy disturbs Zen monk's meditation (video)
Replies: 43
Views: 5154

Re: Guy disturbs Zen monk's meditation (video)

Harsh speech is not always against the training,.. also some things we must say are not but appear like malicious speech solely because it refers to a object someone defends. For instance, maybe someone is bad at making hats and I pay them to make one for me, when I see the hat and say, "Your hat is...
by spiritnoname
Sun Dec 05, 2010 4:52 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Responsibility of the Bodhisattva.
Replies: 51
Views: 5342

Re: Responsability of the Bodhisattva.

Hmm, maybe,.. What you say is based on something you've heard, what I say is based on assumption,.. have to lean to your view, at least it is based on something.
by spiritnoname
Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:07 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Guy disturbs Zen monk's meditation (video)
Replies: 43
Views: 5154

Re: Guy disturbs Zen monk's meditation (video)

While spiritnoname you didn't meet BodhiDharma or Dogen. Maybe you would have been impressed by them. Then again you didn't meet Buddha, but what school would he belong today. Western zen newbies don't necessarily reflect the results the Zen tradition could produce now do they. And maybe if I met J...
by spiritnoname
Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:44 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Responsibility of the Bodhisattva.
Replies: 51
Views: 5342

Re: Responsability of the Bodhisattva.

:thinking: Do you have a reference for that statement Tilopa? There are many rules in the various sets of vows for not overstating our level of attainment, not to state some classes of attainments to some classes of people, and because of these rules people shy away from even saying they are a Bodhi...
by spiritnoname
Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Yoga: the heart of Vajrayana?
Replies: 46
Views: 5208

Re: Guru Yoga: the heart of Vajrayana?

I wouldn't say the heart of it, because it's not like that. See the guru, the yidams, the triple gem, the vows, they're all the same thing. The guru is the first one you meet, he gives you the refuge in the triple gem, the vows, the yidams, so in that sense he's first and foremost, but you could say...
by spiritnoname
Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Guy disturbs Zen monk's meditation (video)
Replies: 43
Views: 5154

Re: Guy disturbs Zen monk's meditation (video)

Another reason for me to think Zen is for losers. quote] Our pride to belong to a certain lineage/school/tradition. It's not a matter of pride on my part, it's a matter of discernment,. I'm not impressed by Zen practitioners, I wouldn't waste my time learning from a school that seems to have nothin...
by spiritnoname
Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Responsibility of the Bodhisattva.
Replies: 51
Views: 5342

Re: Responsability of the Bodhisattva.

You don't have Bodhisattva vows?
by spiritnoname
Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Buddhism in America
Replies: 21
Views: 1948

Re: Buddhism in America

I read Roach made a big mistake in Dharamsala, held a teaching without permission when HHDL was giving a teaching,.. That's a is huge violation of guru devotion. Roach definitely knew this,... He's done other things too I read,.. but this is a detail that hasn't been mentioned yet,.. I think it is a...
by spiritnoname
Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:34 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Guy disturbs Zen monk's meditation (video)
Replies: 43
Views: 5154

Re: Guy disturbs Zen monk's meditation (video)

He was banned?! Another reason for me to think Zen is for losers. Someone pulls a small prank like that and then ban? Because they were a little shocked,.. That's pathetic. Why don't they ban children who make noise and their family while they're at it? << sends the place a e-mail. Hopefully they wi...
by spiritnoname
Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:12 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Moderator on Staff
Replies: 28
Views: 5185

Re: New Moderator on Staff

Mr. Gordo that's good to know,.. I'm not a practitioner of Shugden,.. I'm not NKT,.. I don't have much to do with them, only actually talked to a administrator of a center once on the phone,.. I think she was sending out feelers to abandon it,.. I seem impartial because I have obligations to myself ...
by spiritnoname
Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:18 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Moderator on Staff
Replies: 28
Views: 5185

Re: H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama and his eventual successors

Yeshe seems to be an ok moderator, are his personal views influencing his moderation? If not you should leave his status as a mod out of things,.. that's just how you uphold your integrity. If moderator's personal views are influencing the moderation, the forum becomes a sort of one sided democracy ...
by spiritnoname
Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Alcohol and Dharma
Replies: 28
Views: 3769

Re: Alcohol and Dharma

Luke, there are few things that offend me like alcohol and drugs, but it doesn't change the tantras,.. I've got no word in this matter, I can't change it, pointless to try to convince me.