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by sraddha
Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:44 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: The Lotus Sutra
Replies: 136
Views: 21119

:thanks: Hey, that's some interesting information about the Lotus Sutra containing Magadhi passages! I always thought Mahayana sutras were revealed through the Arahants...this just puts more evidence forward that indeed these sutras are authentic revelations by Arahants who had already mastered the ...
by sraddha
Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Favorite sutra?
Replies: 6
Views: 1160

Re: Favorite sutra?

I can't make up my mind -- I love all of them..., I can't stop reading them! :tongue: Each sutra teaches something so valuable that adds to one's depth and breadth of understanding the Dharma! Each sutra is like a facet of a diamond. It's like asking which facet of a diamond do you like better! All ...
by sraddha
Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Path Without Prejudgement
Replies: 3
Views: 732

Re: Path Without Prejudgement

i cant find appropriate section to post this, so i put it here. suppose that i have problem with beliefs and i dont want to deal with god, rebirth, suffering and etc, so i just want to keep some rules, techniques to give me a change to find the truth about self, life and death, god and law of natur...
by sraddha
Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:53 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Amazing Marathon Monks!
Replies: 22
Views: 2877

Re: The Amazing Marathon Monks!

It's the equivalent of going around the world almost once in straw sandals while eating a little miso soup and tofu -- this includes COMPLETE fasting for 9 days -- no food, no water -- after which they continue their run/walk!!! :jawdrop:
by sraddha
Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:08 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Amazing Marathon Monks!
Replies: 22
Views: 2877

The Amazing Marathon Monks!

This is what I mean when I say, Mahayana works!!! :twothumbsup: http://www.seattlepi.com/national/319159_monk09.html He covered up to 50 1/2 miles a day in yearslong journey By ERIC TALMADGE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MOUNT HIEI, Japan -- In Japan, Buddhist monks wear black. Dead people wear white. For mo...
by sraddha
Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:24 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: More Research on Buddhist Meditation
Replies: 2
Views: 698

Re: More Research on Buddhist Meditation

Hi N. Drolma,

I still can't believe that 20 million Americans have tried meditation! Wonderful news! :twothumbsup: I'm sure the numbers have slowly increased since 2007.
by sraddha
Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:24 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: More Research on Buddhist Meditation
Replies: 2
Views: 698

More Research on Buddhist Meditation

http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2009-06-07-meditate_N.htm By Marilyn Elias, USA TODAY Challenges are landing fast and furious on Capitol Hill. So Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, feels he has to arrive at the top of his game every day. And Ryan says he has found a way to do that: He meditates for at leas...
by sraddha
Wed Aug 26, 2009 1:47 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nam-myoho-renge-kyo (SGI)
Replies: 6
Views: 1853

Re: Nam-myoho-renge-kyo (SGI)

Hi, I was quite surprised to find group chanting in the temples. Everyone gets a sheet to chant, they sit on chairs and they all concentrate and chant out loud together trying to keep up with the priest. The temples are very participatory. Although I'm not sure if they have any discussions about the...
by sraddha
Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:38 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nam-myoho-renge-kyo (SGI)
Replies: 6
Views: 1853

Re: Nam-myoho-renge-kyo (SGI)

We have this huge Nichiren Buddhist temple near our house -- I've been there, it's one of the most ethnically diverse religious groups I've seen.
by sraddha
Sun Aug 23, 2009 3:18 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Debating Euthanasia and Right to Life...
Replies: 0
Views: 444

Debating Euthanasia and Right to Life...

Thai Catholics and Buddhists debate biological will and right to life by Weena Kowitwanij, Asia News, Aug 22, 2009 Bangkok, Thailand -- A constitutional revision on laws governing the end of life is being drafted in the country. The right to set limits to therapies must not undermine the supreme va...
by sraddha
Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: From Theravada to Tibetan
Replies: 40
Views: 4321

Re: From Theravada to Tibetan

Hi Sraddha, As far as etiquette, whether someone practices lower tantra, higher tantra, and so on, the particular practice shouldn't make any difference as far as how to behave in a dharma center. Best, Drolma Hi Drolma, In Newar Vajrayana the high priest (Vajracharya) is a married lay person with ...
by sraddha
Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Stripping the "Gurus" -- the poor caliber of monks
Replies: 6
Views: 1077

Re: Stripping the "Gurus" -- the poor caliber of monks

Hi Dazzle, Comments removed, topic is closed. Hi Laura, The Dalai Lama says, "I'm just a monk" -- he is not "just a monk", he is the Ruler of Tibet and head of the 4Tibetan schools. And if he is a monk, how does the Vinaya allow him to be a ruler of lay people? Is the Tibetan Vinaya different? I hea...
by sraddha
Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Stripping the "Gurus" -- the poor caliber of monks
Replies: 6
Views: 1077

Re: Stripping the "Gurus" -- the poor caliber of monks

Hi Dazzle, I don't understand, are you saying that the article is false? The book itself pretty much attacks all the religions "gurus", not just the Dalai Lama. Are you saying, Mahayanists should not question the state of monasticism or corruption therein and don't have a right to question anyone? T...
by sraddha
Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: From Theravada to Tibetan
Replies: 40
Views: 4321

Re: From Theravada to Tibetan

Hi Dazzle and N. Drolma, Like any form of Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism should be independently studied. It should not be forgetten that Tibetan Buddhism is TANTRIC Buddhism! I' m sure you are both not saying there is no difference between the protocols of non-Vajrayana Buddhism and Vajrayana Buddhis...
by sraddha
Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Stripping the "Gurus" -- the poor caliber of monks
Replies: 6
Views: 1077

Stripping the "Gurus" -- the poor caliber of monks

Have people found these criticisms true about the monastics of today? ( I know historically there have always been people who have wanted a free ride in monastaries, Buddhist or Christian) Stuff like this has made me depend only on myself in gaining the Dharma teachings. I go to the temples, but I d...
by sraddha
Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Does Mahayana Undermine the 4 Noble Truths?
Replies: 10
Views: 1383

Re: Does Mahayana Undermine the 4 Noble Truths?

Greetings sraddha, To clarify, I don't think it was intended as nihilism, but could be translated or interpreted with a nihilistic bent... as it, for example, caused the person you quoted in your original post to do. Metta, Retro. :) I agree. Generally the 4 Noble Truths is taught in a static way, ...
by sraddha
Sat Aug 15, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: From Theravada to Tibetan
Replies: 40
Views: 4321

Re: From Theravada to Tibetan

Hi Sraddha, As a Tibetan Buddhist practitioner,I am very surprised that you are linking to that particularly negative article by Michael Parenti, which has no relevance to the question in the OP from Sherubtse or to Retro's question . The article has been around for a few years on Buddhist forums a...
by sraddha
Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: From Theravada to Tibetan
Replies: 40
Views: 4321

Re: From Theravada to Tibetan

Welcome sherubtse! :smile: Perhaps this site helps answer some of your questions on protocol: http://www.sakyadhita.org/ordination/protocol.html Thanks sraddha for the site. It looks quite interesting! Best wishes, Sherubtse You're very welcome! A few Tibetan Buddhist monks came to the library to d...
by sraddha
Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:28 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Turning Buddhist Temples into Rescue Shelters
Replies: 0
Views: 409

Turning Buddhist Temples into Rescue Shelters

[urlhttp://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=48,8445,0,0,1,0][/url] Kaohsiung, Taiwan -- Venerable Master Hsing Yun, founder of Fo Guang Shan, have instructed every branch temple in Taiwan to turn into a temporary shelter for the survivors of typhoon Morakot. << 108 people were killed, 45 injured ...
by sraddha
Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:24 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism is fastest-growing religion in English jails
Replies: 20
Views: 2551

Re: Buddhism is fastest-growing religion in English jails

Hi retro, Here is a site for the Vipassana in prisons movement : http://www.prison.dhamma.org/ Because the conducting of courses in Vipassana meditation in correction institutions was only begun relatively recently, there are few analytical studies to date on the effectiveness of such courses as a t...