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by well wisher
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Is breatharians / going without any food a form of extreme asceticism?
Replies: 19
Views: 763

Re: Is breatharians / going without any food a form of extreme asceticism?

Thinking about benefits of Going without any food/Breathterism: it is an sure way to avoid harms to other sentient beings, whether directly or indirectly. And this is also one of the quickest way to selflessness & self-annihilation, albeit in a very extreme way. However, its benefits or correctness ...
by well wisher
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: In front of Caesars Palace is a Brahma statue
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: In front of Caesars Palace is a Brahma statue

it looks like a 3 headed generic Brahma (Hinduist diety ) statute. *Four headed or four faces Right, I haven't seen it up close in person. I only saw pictures of it from the internet, which looks like only 3 faces from the front. Maybe there is an extra hidden face in the back, not visible from the...
by well wisher
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Hell seems a bit much
Replies: 102
Views: 2648

Re: Buddhist Hell seems a bit much

Are there any established theories about hell realm being coming in to place, due to primarily the "un-fitness" between an sentient being, and the properties of that world? For example, on this world there are some people who regarding living like ascetic monks as "hell" to them due to lack of freed...
by well wisher
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Is breatharians / going without any food a form of extreme asceticism?
Replies: 19
Views: 763

Re: Is breatharians / going without any food a form of extreme asceticism?

Thanks everyone for all the very insightful posts above. The evidences are overwhelming that fasting should not be taken lightly, easily leading to organ failures and earlier death. It is just the very worrying about how unfair the current socioeconomic circumstances for many people in modern times....
by well wisher
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayers for Lene Marie Fossen
Replies: 1
Views: 227

Re: Prayers for Lene Marie Fossen

Lene was engaged with extreme asceticism about non-eating. It was amazing she survived for 23 years doing such. Looking at her appearance in video, she was a living example for what would happen, if one chooses to engage in such practices. May she, along with all sentient beings, become well, and be...
by well wisher
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: In front of Caesars Palace is a Brahma statue
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: In front of Caesars Palace is a Brahma statue

According to internet sources, it looks like a 3 headed generic Brahma (Hinduist diety ) statute. The only info I am aware are also what I can find from the internet. http://www.markslasvegas.com/brahma-shrine/ "The Brahma Shrine at Caesars Palace. It is at the North end of the Roman Plaza, near Hel...
by well wisher
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Jodo Shin Shu
Topic: What to do about doubts?
Replies: 15
Views: 779

Re: What to do about doubts?

Whatever we practice and do with non-personal intention or line with mind of Buddhas, things will naturally become clear as wisdom emerges. Like when you make specific personal vows for the benefit of liberating sentient beings and walk the Bodhisattva path, and you can recite Amida if that’s your ...
by well wisher
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Buddhist Vegans and ethics
Replies: 188
Views: 3696

Re: Buddhist Vegans and ethics

Do you think the teachers you are quoting would push a worm out of the way of oncoming traffic before a human child? People argue this from perspectives that deny the reality of adaptive relativity. Yes, this is true. It may not be politically correct and at odds with some views that all are equal ...
by well wisher
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Is breatharians / going without any food a form of extreme asceticism?
Replies: 19
Views: 763

Re: Is breatharians / going without any food a form of extreme asceticism?

While they appear to be almost the same on the surface, being a Breatharian is VERY different then extreme asceticism. It has to do with the idea/intention behind it. Asceticism says- denying, harming, starving the body is spiritual and will lead to liberation. Shakyamuni said- no it won't. Breatha...
by well wisher
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Is breatharians / going without any food a form of extreme asceticism?
Replies: 19
Views: 763

Is breatharians / going without any food a form of extreme asceticism?

Just wanted to confirm: would breatharians / Ineda practices be considered as extreme asceticism, in the view of the Buddha Dharma? Would such be considered too harmful or dangerous to even considered to be attempted? Or only experts with many years of training, should attempt such types of extreme ...
by well wisher
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Discovering Tree Hugging
Replies: 23
Views: 1432

Re: Discovering Tree Hugging

Are trees sentient beings? I know they can feel pain and communicate with each other. I would suggest you to take a look at these older forum posts, for consultation: https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?t=2947 Re: Are plants sentient? https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?t=26447 Sentience & Inse...
by well wisher
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Hello please share . Seeking temple or ashram
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Re: Hello please share . Seeking temple or ashram

If you are concerned about personal privacy, may I suggest you use Personal Message system and PM one of the moderators / owners / board veteran for further guidance. I find most forum members here act in good faith and helpful intentions. But definitely, more specific location details would be need...
by well wisher
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Your favorite quotes.
Replies: 59
Views: 10817

Re: Your favorite quotes.

“I sincerely believe that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.” - Thomas Jefferson “Rather than justice for all, we are evolving into a...
by well wisher
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: May the Buddhas Dwell
Replies: 2
Views: 778

Re: May the Buddhas Dwell

cjdevries wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:01 am
May the Buddhas dwell in the world forever, to turn the wheel of dharma.
:twothumbsup:

As long as sentient beings exists, so too will the Buddhas by necessity: mighty noble liberators to save sentient beings away from sufferings and Samsara. :namaste:
by well wisher
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Does Buddhism support some types of natural extinction? As inevitable?
Replies: 15
Views: 734

Re: Does Buddhism support some types of natural extinction? As inevitable?

...... We need a change of mind. I'm hoping this change of mind for the better is what is birthing now. I believe that Buddha's teachings in particular can make a profound and far reaching contribution to the emergence of this new mind set. After all, Buddha taught how to see correctly, and seeing ...
by well wisher
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Does Buddhism support some types of natural extinction? As inevitable?
Replies: 15
Views: 734

Re: Does Buddhism support some types of natural extinction? As inevitable?

But what the natural process of death due to old age, or breakdown of organs - whether from misuse or wear & tear? When a corpse decompose and rots due to bacterias? Isn't that an naturally occurring phenomenon of "decline-then-disappear". Wouldn't "care about the wellbeing of all" lead to desires ...
by well wisher
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Does Buddhism support some types of natural extinction? As inevitable?
Replies: 15
Views: 734

Re: Does Buddhism support some types of natural extinction? As inevitable?

So Is this viewpoint correct - to view extinction as inevitable natural processes, as part of the fundamental law of impermanence? Does it seem like even efforts in trying to thwart off extinction, would be seen as futile in the bigger scheme of things? The human race will likely become extinct at ...
by well wisher
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Does Buddhism support some types of natural extinction? As inevitable?
Replies: 15
Views: 734

Re: Does Buddhism support some types of natural extinction? As inevitable?

Mahayana path doesn’t extinguish anything. All is seen as empty except one is not a puppet of aggregates and discerning them. All in due time! "Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, nothing to nothing ". The impermanence leading to emptiness - seems inevitable. Emptiness cannot be avoided. What occurs in t...
by well wisher
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Does Buddhism support some types of natural extinction? As inevitable?
Replies: 15
Views: 734

Re: Does Buddhism support some types of natural extinction? As inevitable?

It appears to me that Buddhism supports a more benevolent type of natural extinction. In the form of the ultimate Nirvana / Nibanna: the extinction of all roots of suffering, leading to full liberation, and no more births or existence in any realms of Samsara. So then applying this thinking to a wo...
by well wisher
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Does Buddhism support some types of natural extinction? As inevitable?
Replies: 15
Views: 734

Re: Does Buddhism support some types of natural extinction? As inevitable?

Natural extinction, sounds somehow like inherent things-substantiality decline-disappear while there is no inherent thing. In any case all what is compounded is not staying, is change. So Is this viewpoint correct - to view extinction as inevitable natural processes, as part of the fundamental law ...

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