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by tkp67
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Does meditating on emptiness directly lead to compassion?
Replies: 20
Views: 503

Re: Does meditating on emptiness directly lead to compassion?

I think it is fair to say the defiled mine senses liberation even if it does not understand it. Which sense organs and with what sense consciousness does the mind sense liberation? The same as every self awakened buddha, the first sapient to realize liberation, and shakyamuni. I do not doubt there ...
by tkp67
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Does meditating on emptiness directly lead to compassion?
Replies: 20
Views: 503

Re: Does meditating on emptiness directly lead to compassion?

There is a debate to had concerning whether Bodhicitta is actually generated, or whether it is in some sense innate and uncovered. I suspect that in reality it is both. I think it is fair to say the defiled mine senses liberation even if it does not understand it. This might lead to reasoning that ...
by tkp67
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Right-wing psychology
Replies: 37
Views: 736

Re: Right-wing psychology

what did the buddhas who existed during times of great strife do in response to great strife?

If the teaching have been sustained are there examples of how we might better adapt our minds to over come the obstacles we face as a society today?
by tkp67
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Jodo Shin Shu
Topic: C.S. Lewis and Shin
Replies: 47
Views: 744

Re: C.S. Lewis and Shin

This seems to attempt to create dialog that elimination of self could only be accomplished through a specific perspective. My understanding was the accepted traditions here are recognized because they can be traced to the same point of dependant origin. If this is the case what is the causation one ...
by tkp67
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The Writings of Nichiren
Replies: 26
Views: 681

Re: The Writings of Nichiren

One who can uphold this sutra will delight in endlessly expounding the principles of the various doctrines and their names and phrases, like a wind in the open sky moving everywhere without hindrance or block. ---> https://www.nichirenlibrary.org/en/lsoc/Content/21 Supernatural Powers of the Thus C...
by tkp67
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2695
Views: 245558

Re: Music time

by tkp67
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Jodo Shin Shu
Topic: C.S. Lewis and Shin
Replies: 47
Views: 744

Re: C.S. Lewis and Shin

Faith can be a powerful skillful means if the basis of faith and object of devotion is Buddha. Doubt is the opposite of faith so that will make it harder.
Trust in Buddha to help eliminate doubt.
by tkp67
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The Stupa Builders
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: The Stupa Builders

:good: :anjali:
by tkp67
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Discovering Tree Hugging
Replies: 10
Views: 252

Re: Discovering Tree Hugging

Thank you for that link, tkp67. You are welcome. When I was a kid nature made me feel alive. As I got older I denied that connection as being meaningful because other people didn't feel the same way. I recently moved my work to spend a great deal of much needed time in nature. It helps my mind and ...
by tkp67
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The Writings of Nichiren
Replies: 26
Views: 681

Re: The Writings of Nichiren

“The buddhas, the world-honored ones, wish to open the door of buddha wisdom to all living beings, to allow them to attain purity. That is why they appear in the world. They wish to show the buddha wisdom to living beings, and therefore they appear in the world. They wish to cause living beings to ...
by tkp67
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The Writings of Nichiren
Replies: 26
Views: 681

Re: The Writings of Nichiren

At that time the buddhas of the ten directions each spoke to his multitude of bodhisattvas, saying, “Good men, now I must go to the saha world, to the place where Shakyamuni Buddha is, and also offer alms to the treasure tower of Many Treasures Thus Come One.” The Emergence of the Treasure Tower --...
by tkp67
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Jodo Shin Shu
Topic: C.S. Lewis and Shin
Replies: 47
Views: 744

Re: C.S. Lewis and Shin

I think that the tension between self power and other power is a false duality that would only operate if ‘we’ had any kind of permanent reality. I think that also applies to Amida Buddha. I prefer the explanation given by a Vajrayana teacher about another Yidam..’The difference between Tara and yo...
by tkp67
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The Writings of Nichiren
Replies: 26
Views: 681

Re: The Writings of Nichiren

I must clear away all doubts and perplexities.

There is no discrepancy in the words of the buddhas
---> https://www.nichirenlibrary.org/en/lsoc/Content/2
by tkp67
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Discovering Tree Hugging
Replies: 10
Views: 252

Re: Discovering Tree Hugging

This is a study of 40k+ subjects (fair sample size) that shows mental and physical health benefits to 30% + tree cover. Grass and low lying vegetation does not offer the same benefit. Association of Urban Green Space With Mental Health and General Health Among Adults in Australia. https://www.ncbi.n...
by tkp67
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Why Try At All In Life?
Replies: 23
Views: 296

Re: Why Try At All In Life?

I was contemplating this on subway ride to work. If everything in life is impermanence, why try at all? Besides practicing meditation, all other efforts are fruitless to our individual path to nirvana, peace and happiness. I am a layman and do not live in a monastery like a monk. Does that mean I s...
by tkp67
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2695
Views: 245558

Re: Music time

by tkp67
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2695
Views: 245558

Re: Music time

by tkp67
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Not for a better Samsara
Replies: 14
Views: 857

Re: Not for a better Samsara

People say that Buddhism is to end suffering. We always talk about 3 types of sufferings. So why not try to address all 3? We can't work outside the confides of genetic reality but if our minds are not suffering we can accept genetic reality and work to our full potential in that regard. When I see...
by tkp67
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Obtaining a specific rebirth as a transgender
Replies: 50
Views: 1405

Re: Obtaining a specific rebirth as a transgender

I have locked this thread and cleaned it a little. I am giving out a warning. Whatever your opinion on this issue is do NOT be a Richard about it. I understand that this topic invites some to express their opinion, however as Buddhists we should be mindful about an important fact. We have a person ...

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