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by well wisher
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Study Suggest Buddhist Meditators Can Learn and “Perfect” Meditation-Induced Near-Death Experiences
Replies: 2
Views: 338

Re: Study Suggest Buddhist Meditators Can Learn and “Perfect” Meditation-Induced Near-Death Experiences

:shock: * * shudders * It seems any extreme actions should not be taken lightly , even medidations included! I believe only a true expert medidator with MANY(maybe 10+ or more years of CONSISTENT practice?), should attempt anything that involves so much risk to the fragile human life. This is not ne...
by well wisher
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Favorite Sutra?
Replies: 20
Views: 2639

Re: Favorite Sutra?

Arewe allowed to pick multiple favourties? Then my favourties, for now, will be: Amitabha Sutra, Heart Sutra, and the Kalama Sutra. (I mgiht add more as time goes along). I find each sutra has its own significant meaning and can make one's own life happier with less fetters, if applied to the correc...
by well wisher
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Buddhist Authorities Hunt Down Monk For Being Too Ripped
Replies: 19
Views: 1278

Re: Buddhist Authorities Hunt Down Monk For Being Too Ripped

I believe having strong body muscles will not exclude enlightment for the mind. Rather, I bleieve muscles and exercise and fitness supports right action, and can be used properly in the 8-fold noble path towards full enlightment! The fact of being ripped alone will not hinder the progress towards en...
by well wisher
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Thread with no words
Replies: 82
Views: 11233

Re: Thread with no words

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by well wisher
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Mathematics in China
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: Mathematics in China

Hahaha yeah that is all egos talking , countries fighting over the claim to be first for the sake of nationalistic pride... Sigh.... couldn't we earthling humans all just get along? In my opinion, all these riducoulous pride-fighting seems pointless and waste of time. Please just label math as a use...
by well wisher
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is there just one Buddha?
Replies: 21
Views: 782

Re: Is there just one Buddha?

One of my favourite sutra is the Amitabha Sutra, which I regard as one of the most optimistic sutra. In this sutra it repeats: "all Buddhas such as these, numberless as Ganges sands" So do not bother trying to quanitify the number of buddhas, it is countless. Prehaps even beyond infinte? :lol: One s...
by well wisher
Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What is the difference between an Arhat and Bodhisattva?
Replies: 33
Views: 14012

Re: What is the difference between an Arhat and Bodhisattva?

Thank you for the aditional insight on the Bodhisattav path Bristollad, it makes me feel much more comfortable about it.I see now the truly generous and kind Bodhicitta paths would truly embrace and include the Arhat paths as well, and not exclude or admonish it. Truly all-encompassing and extremely...
by well wisher
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hiya from Canada
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: Hiya from Canada

Welcome to DW! Please enjoy the discussions and wisdom in this forum. Google / online web searches can tell you which buddhist temples or centres will be closest to you. If you live in the Greater Toronto Area in Canada, for starters you can try visiting Chan Shan Buddhist temple in Thornhill or Fo ...
by well wisher
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How to face false accusation
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: How to face false accusation

I recall facing similiar situations in my workplace too, where my managers or co-workers would falsely accuse of wrong-doings or exaggerate my faults just so they can justify dumping more workload on my plate, or possibly blackmail me in the future .... etc. You did not mention exactly what is at st...
by well wisher
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What is the difference between an Arhat and Bodhisattva?
Replies: 33
Views: 14012

Re: What is the difference between an Arhat and Bodhisattva?

Yup, i agree that the different models might be more fitting for different people and different personalities. I believe both role models (Arhats & Bodhisattvas) are superior role models than common layfolks like me. It is just that I feel very hard to define exactly what these role models entail. M...
by well wisher
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Thread with no words
Replies: 82
Views: 11233

Re: Thread with no words

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by well wisher
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What is the difference between an Arhat and Bodhisattva?
Replies: 33
Views: 14012

Re: What is the difference between an Arhat and Bodhisattva?

What do you call an Arhat who strives to cooperate and serve the same Bodhisattavs' goals to help liberate all sentient beings to achieve buddhahood and full release from sufferings, but in his/her own ways? Who you call that Arhat as an beginner Bodhisattav too? Then again, maybe I just do not have...
by well wisher
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: About Alara Kalama
Replies: 36
Views: 3508

Re: About Alara Kalama

I praise the Kalamas Sutta as the Buddha's charter of free inquiry. It is the one of the main reasons why I adore Buddhism as my religion to abide by. I believe we Buddhists should aim to be fearless on self-examination as well in the true spirit of this sutra. Anyways right now one of my strongest ...
by well wisher
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: 5 precepts
Replies: 24
Views: 861

Re: 5 precepts

Below is just a theory, feel free to read it or ignore it or comment on it: The finer details on the precepts were left out to ensure maximum inclusivity! There is no enternal condemation, no enternal hell in true buddhism. Buddhists should not condemn any occupation or job in the world, but instead...
by well wisher
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: 5 precepts
Replies: 24
Views: 861

Re: 5 precepts

For me, yes I have taken the precepts since I was very young around age 3. by my older relatives (my father said it was my grandma who took me to a buddhist temple, but maybe it was my father himeslf). When I was younger I did not know any better about the precepts, so along that way yes I did commi...
by well wisher
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: 5 precepts
Replies: 24
Views: 861

Re: 5 precepts

Agreed, steady progression twoards firmer and higher "grounds" on the precepts would be a good goal to work towards then, to elimnate the mind's fetters and desiers for true liberation, one step at it time. But I still feel one shouldn't aim too high to the point of self-mortizliation. Also I person...
by well wisher
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: 5 precepts
Replies: 24
Views: 861

Re: 5 precepts

Yes well said Tenma, thank you. in fact I would say any of the 5 precepts will be impossible to abide by in this world, if too much strict conditions are added on. What does the old saying goes, devil is in the details (if too much unhelpful excessive details)? Like "to say the truth all the time fo...
by well wisher
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: 5 precepts
Replies: 24
Views: 861

Re: 5 precepts

Any my own opinions is that the "Killing" precept is the most dangerous and must be tread with the most caution. Even if you don't believe in karma and after-life , any sane person with some common sense see easily how breaking the precept at the most basic level will lead to immediate bad consequen...
by well wisher
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: 5 precepts
Replies: 24
Views: 861

Re: 5 precepts

My belief is that the 5 precepts are very important guidelines and measuring stick to measure if actions are "safe" and righteous or not. Also there are various levels and "details" on each precept itself, and I feel the highest levels can only be pratically pursued by monks (who undertakes hundered...

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