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by Mirror
Sat May 30, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Reflecting on the 48 vows of Amida Buddha
Replies: 11
Views: 262

Re: Reflecting on the 48 vows of Amida Buddha

Hello Mirror, thank you for the recommendation regarding the Pratyutpanna sutra i may take a look out of curiosity though from my school ( Jodo Shu) it isn't necessary. I don't know which school of Buddhism you follow, but from the Jodo Shu perspective we can have certainty of are birth in the pure...
by Mirror
Sat May 30, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Bad deeds with good intention
Replies: 96
Views: 2373

Re: Bad deeds with good intention

Wisdom without love and compassion leads to nihilism.
by Mirror
Thu May 28, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: supporting the anime industry
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: supporting the anime industry

Hi Bubbles, I agree with silentsongful. An anime may seems bad in terms of buddhism, but actually it can be good. The most buddhist anime I have ever seen is Kill la Kill. This anime is full of nudity and violence, but if you look at the references, you'll find that it's very buddhist. It's pointing...
by Mirror
Thu May 28, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Reflecting on the 48 vows of Amida Buddha
Replies: 11
Views: 262

Re: Reflecting on the 48 vows of Amida Buddha

I really recommend you Pratyutpanna sutra. This sutra is disregarded, but it's awesome. There's even described the specific practice, that will enable you to know, whether you'll be reborn in Sukhavati. I use the four causes of being reborn in Sukhavati as my guidelines in my practice. I really wish...
by Mirror
Thu May 28, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Bad deeds with good intention
Replies: 96
Views: 2373

Re: Bad deeds with good intention

merits per se aren't conductive to liberation. without any wisdom one can get as "fat as a pig" -of merits- and can become a deva, intoxicated with one's own self cherish, just by having good intentions, making offerings and/or whatever. evidently merits aren't the end nor the main point. If the in...
by Mirror
Fri May 22, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Bad deeds with good intention
Replies: 96
Views: 2373

Re: Bad deeds with good intention

The most of the lamas and buddhist teachers... Stop trying to "convert" people to Veganism. You will save a lot of time for yourself and also for others. You will have to live with what Buddha said on the topic. From the point of view of Hinayana it is okay if it is not seen etc., from the point of...
by Mirror
Thu May 21, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Bad deeds with good intention
Replies: 96
Views: 2373

Re: Bad deeds with good intention

By sticking to the Noble Eightfold Path until you have sufficiently developed Right View and Bodhicitta. When you want ot benefit someone you love, you should use your wisdom, but if you don't have the right knowledge about the situation, how can you help someone? On the ultimate level it's good to...
by Mirror
Fri May 15, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Bad deeds with good intention
Replies: 96
Views: 2373

Re: Bad deeds with good intention

Obviously you do not understand the difference between knowledge and wisdom. Maybe you're right. I'm not wise at all, but understanding emptiness and impermanence won't bring you the answer, how palm oil is made or how big is the suffering behind the stuff you buy. Many wise lamas in the USA aren't...
by Mirror
Fri May 15, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I'm on
Replies: 14
Views: 530

Re: I'm on

smcj wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 6:03 pm
You’re assuming that if there were any you would know about them. Maybe there are!
:shrug:
Because the culture that produced the highly advanced yogis is slowly fading away.
by Mirror
Fri May 15, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Bad deeds with good intention
Replies: 96
Views: 2373

Re: Bad deeds with good intention

You can know about the conditions and not care, believing it does not concern you. Knowledge is useless or dangerous without wisdom. Palm oil is the one of the biggest causes of deforestation in countries with the tropical climate. In my opinion it might bring you bad karma if you buy product that ...
by Mirror
Fri May 15, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Bad deeds with good intention
Replies: 96
Views: 2373

Re: Bad deeds with good intention

Just because a deed is bad doesn't mean the intention was bad. And just because an intention is good doesn't mean the deed is good. Plenty of people have done bad deeds with good intentions. It happens all the time... :good: Wisdom is only required in order to prevent good intention from producing ...
by Mirror
Fri May 15, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Historically, how did people deal with severely disabled babies? How did they interpret the karmic consequence?
Replies: 20
Views: 808

Re: Historically, how did people deal with severely disabled babies? How did they interpret the karmic consequence?

Not killing is the first precept a Buddhist takes and is meant to hold. That's what the Buddha taught. He taught that killing is bad. How you and I look at it doesn't mean shit, because we are not enlightened. It's "bad" because, it'll bring us suffering (being killed in our future life). But if yo...
by Mirror
Fri May 15, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I'm on
Replies: 14
Views: 530

Re: I'm on

How would you know there are fewer? I'm not at all saying I'm one: I'm not. But the world is full of surprises. Traditional buddhist cultures are more and more materialist. Even Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche said, that in Bhutan young people are looking for happiness in a career and Jetsunma Tenzin Pa...
by Mirror
Thu May 14, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Historically, how did people deal with severely disabled babies? How did they interpret the karmic consequence?
Replies: 20
Views: 808

Re: Historically, how did people deal with severely disabled babies? How did they interpret the karmic consequence?

I asked my lama about this once. He replied, it’s not the situation which is the karma. It’s how the person experiences the situation. Thus, a person born into great wealth may still never feel satisfied, may never have enough money, where as a person born into a poor family may never experience th...
by Mirror
Thu May 14, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I'm on
Replies: 14
Views: 530

Re: I'm on

I have a question. Why are there fewer and fewer highly advanced yogis or dharma practitioners? Why aren't there any yogis like Tilopa, Naropa, Marpa, Milarepa, etc. ? Is it because hedonism and materialism or that people lack love and compassion or wisdom?
by Mirror
Thu May 14, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Bad deeds with good intention
Replies: 96
Views: 2373

Re: Bad deeds with good intention

You all are so sweet :hug: Thank you very much for the discussion, I have found the answers, I was looking for. How could it possibly be well-intentioned to stop people from following their natural sexual preferences? It isn't based on self-cherishing. She truly believes, that will help. As HHDL has...
by Mirror
Wed May 13, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Renewable Energy
Replies: 163
Views: 4066

Re: Renewable Energy

Aemilius wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 1:49 pm
That is not true at all. Many methods of storing the electricity that is generated by wind, sun shine, waves etc.. have been developed and are in use. Please be acquainted with at least some of them!
:good:

Wow, thank you so much for this!
by Mirror
Wed May 13, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Bad deeds with good intention
Replies: 96
Views: 2373

Re: Bad deeds with good intention

Aren’t you actually asking how to avoid rationalization, self-deception, and hypocrisy? Yes, that can also be the question. The other mistake you are making is to assume that the stated intentions are the actual intentions. Yes, that's true. I can't really tell what intention others have. So does t...
by Mirror
Wed May 13, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Renewable Energy
Replies: 163
Views: 4066

Re: Renewable Energy

You can, actually. So long as you get more energy out of the solar and wind power plants than you would have gotten from the fossil fuels used in making them, you end up making an energy "profit". And we do. Further down the track, we're building solar and wind power plants using solar and wind ene...
by Mirror
Tue May 12, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Renewable Energy
Replies: 163
Views: 4066

Re: Renewable Energy

Everything is interconnected. You can't replace fossil fuels with solar and wind energy, when thes types of energy are made from and using fossil fuels.... Our planet gets worse and worse, while we have more and more "ecofriendly" technologies..... People are so stupid these days. Just sit for a whi...

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