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by anjali
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: BERNIE! BERNIE! BERNIE!
Replies: 28
Views: 471

Re: BERNIE! BERNIE! BERNIE!

... When Kamala Harris and Corey Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand start with their focus group tested lines at the debates... I just can't wait for all the vapid focus group tested lines designed to appeal to (or at least not offend) potential voters. :zzz: I watched Kamala Harris when she did her tow...
by anjali
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Pete Buttigieg
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: Pete Buttigieg

by anjali
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: BERNIE! BERNIE! BERNIE!
Replies: 28
Views: 471

Re: BERNIE! BERNIE! BERNIE!

Queequeg wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:50 pm
For me, if it aint Bernie, its Pete Buttigieg.
I've seen Buttigieg interviewed a couple of times now, and I like what I've seen so far. I'd definitely vote for the guy.
by anjali
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Difference between Samskaras and Vasanas
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Difference between Samskaras and Vasanas

Seems to me that they are synonyms. Possibly, but the two terms do seem to point to different aspects of a single process. At least from what I can understand regarding the root meanings of the words. In the context of yogacara and the alaya-vijana, there is this quote that seems to show the compli...
by anjali
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Difference between Samskaras and Vasanas
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Difference between Samskaras and Vasanas

From the Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism (I've added paragraph formatting), saṃskāra . (P. saṅkhāra; T. ’du by ed; C. xing; J. gy ō; K. haeng 行). In Sanskrit, a polysemous term that is variously translated as “formation,” “volition,” “volitional action,” “conditioned,” “conditioning factors.” In i...
by anjali
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Difference between Samskaras and Vasanas
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Difference between Samskaras and Vasanas

From the Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism (I've added paragraph formatting), saṃskāra . (P. saṅkhāra; T. ’du by ed; C. xing; J. gy ō; K. haeng 行). In Sanskrit, a polysemous term that is variously translated as “formation,” “volition,” “volitional action,” “conditioned,” “conditioning factors.” In it...
by anjali
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen and patriotism
Replies: 22
Views: 435

Re: Zen and patriotism

Is Zen Buddhism compatible with patriotism: after all, in the Buddhism context, patriotism is only a kind of affection? P.S. Did Zen Buddhists participate in the Second World War? One of the more interesting stories I know about Buddhism and patriotism comes from an introduction to the book, The Mi...
by anjali
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Facts
Replies: 17
Views: 496

Re: Facts

To turn a slogan on its head, Unreality bites. ;)
by anjali
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Creating an alternative/how to move forward
Replies: 13
Views: 285

Re: Creating an alternative/how to move forward

Yavana wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:17 pm
You'd have better luck spreading Shinto throughout the American South while dressed as the opposite sex or chanting alone until you explode into coherent, living light.
You made my day! :lol:
by anjali
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.
Replies: 164
Views: 11712

Re: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.

Petition: Shambhala Buddhism Students seek to split from “authoritarian” structure From the conclusion of the petition, ... We call on Shambhala International (SI) to take immediate action to modify its unique institutional structure as the organizational center of both 1) an authoritarian esoteric...
by anjali
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Piercing the empty sky
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: Piercing the empty sky

It brings to mind also a famous anecdote in Japanese Zen, when Kusunoki Masashige (14th century warrior) went to visit his Zen teacher Gokushu right before a decisive battle. He asked, "How should I stand between life and death?" Gokushun replied, "Cut off two heads [i.e. dualism], and a solitary s...
by anjali
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Piercing the empty sky
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Piercing the empty sky

I enjoy periodically rereading a book within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition called, The Hundred Verses of Advice . It's a collection of pith instruction verses by Padampa Sangye with commentary by Dilgo Khyense Rinpoche. I was reading verse 51 yesterday and happened to recall an anecdote about Linji...
by anjali
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New translation of Shabkar's, The Emanated Scripture of Manjushri
Replies: 0
Views: 158

New translation of Shabkar's, The Emanated Scripture of Manjushri

A new book has recently been released. It is a translation of Shabkar’s The Emanated Scripture of Manjushri . The translator is Sean Price . From the book blurb, Composed by Shabkar at the Cave of Miracles close to Mount Kailash around 1815, this compendium of spiritual instructions is written in th...
by anjali
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.
Replies: 164
Views: 11712

Re: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.

I don't think it is coincidental that the italiced phrases in the following two quotes are similarly worded. The first is from Mukpo, It is important to me that you examine your own reasons for being part of this community. If you feel that this work is personally meaningful to you, then I invite yo...
by anjali
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: This Buddhist Life – Oshin Liam Jennings
Replies: 0
Views: 86

This Buddhist Life – Oshin Liam Jennings

Nice article about a deaf Zen priest and connecting the Dharma to the differently abled: https://tricycle.org/magazine/oshin-liam-jennings/. From the article: How has being deaf shaped your experience of receiving and transmitting the dharma? I have to say first that it was an obstacle. Zen is very ...
by anjali
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Is there a sign language equivalent to NMRK?
Replies: 16
Views: 385

Re: Is there a sign language equivalent to NMRK?

If there isn't one, one should just be made. Something that can be repeated without causing carpal tunnel syndrome. The ASL for nirvana is far out, man. For what it's worth, there is a nice Tricycle article on the life of that deaf Zen priest, Oshin Liam Jennings, who is signing Nirvana: This Buddh...
by anjali
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Is there a sign language equivalent to NMRK?
Replies: 16
Views: 385

Re: Is there a sign language equivalent to NMRK?

Thanks for the video, anjali! I really like that as well. I'll pass that along. And thank you for the site with the mudras, narhwal90! This is all very helpful. Still haven't been able to find any signing for NMRK. Thinking about it a bit more, though, it occurred to me that someone could probably ...
by anjali
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Is there a sign language equivalent to NMRK?
Replies: 16
Views: 385

Re: Is there a sign language equivalent to NMRK?

Although not an answer to your question, I came across this ASL signing for Nirvana that I very much liked:

by anjali
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: I am sick of dealing with guests in my home ...
Replies: 7
Views: 357

Re: I am sick of dealing with guests in my home ...

As Queequeg says, set boundaries. If they regularly come over every week, start by giving them a call (or send an email if you communicate with them that way), and say: you need a week off to do studies and get some rest, and would appreciate it if they didn't come over for a week. If you are willin...

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