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by anjali
Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Turning the light around (asraya-paravrtti)
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Turning the light around (asraya-paravrtti)

Gregory Wonderwheel has recently posted on his blog a new translation of a passage from the Record of Linji. In a footnote to the translation he gives a brief historical account of the Sanskrit term, asraya-paravrtti , that I thought others here might be interested in. "Turn the light around an...
by anjali
Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where does the Abrahamic God (יְהֹוָה) "fit" in Buddhist cosmology?
Replies: 97
Views: 1222

Re: Where does the Abrahamic God (יְהֹוָה) "fit" in Buddhist cosmology?

Locked for review. For those interested, our sister site, Dharma Paths, is specifically created to discuss comparative religion issues.
by anjali
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: if we are Buddhas are we the 3 Kayas
Replies: 160
Views: 2196

Re: if we are Buddhas are we the 3 Kayas

In actuality, the victorious ones' three kayas permeate all of samsara and nirvana. They are complete in our buddha nature. yes but the question is..."do I have a Sambhogakaya body sitting in meditation somewhere? In my opinion, no. Elsewhere Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche said, This is what we actuall...
by anjali
Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: if we are Buddhas are we the 3 Kayas
Replies: 160
Views: 2196

Re: if we are Buddhas are we the 3 Kayas

if we are all are Buddhas as seen by a Buddha , do we now have the Three Kayas...even if it is unrealized ...some sort of dormancy. maybe wrong word but hopefully you get where i am going here. Yes. I was just reading this quote last night, Briefly, samsara is the six classes of beings; nirvana is ...
by anjali
Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Engaged Buddhism comes in many political stripes
Replies: 95
Views: 1926

Re: Engaged Buddhism comes in many political stripes

Have you been paying attention to the news? The saddest thing about it is that they have convinced themselves that the media is evil while they consume Donald J Trump who himself has been generated by the media for their consumption. I agree with your statement. What I'm specifically questioning is...
by anjali
Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Engaged Buddhism comes in many political stripes
Replies: 95
Views: 1926

Re: Engaged Buddhism comes in many political stripes

The people who voted for the incompetent boob who presently is using up precious oxygen in the white house were idiots to do so. This is just a factual assessment, for example, like observing that it is raining outside. Why do you believe that? It's certainly a matter of fact that people voted for ...
by anjali
Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: primordial buddhism
Replies: 46
Views: 993

Re: primordial buddhism

so Malcolm what about overself guiding us You have to be kidding... Actually no, in the sense of trying to make sense of it... the guy actually based his writings on tibetan Buddhist stuff...and many people learned their first stuff from hi. Minobu, what you are asking is best discussed in PM with ...
by anjali
Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: primordial buddhism
Replies: 46
Views: 993

Re: primordial buddhism

Indeed, we all know that Dzogchen is the original Buddhadharma. :stirthepot: Tingdzin, Malcolm's reply is a good example of your first point. ;) That was the point of my reply. And it illustrates the second of tingzin's point, "you'll have to do a lot of research and make up your own mind.&quo...
by anjali
Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: primordial buddhism
Replies: 46
Views: 993

Re: primordial buddhism

Everyone has his or her own opinion about "original Buddhism", and, not surprisingly, it's usually close to that of the school they personally prefer.If you really want a thorough answer to that question, you'll have to do a lot of research and make up your own mind. Indeed, we all know t...
by anjali
Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Flower Ornament Sutra -- did Shakyamuni Buddha really talk like this?
Replies: 10
Views: 326

Re: Flower Ornament Sutra -- did Shakyamuni Buddha really talk like this?

Some off-topic posts removed, including for unsolicited proselytizing.
by anjali
Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Primordial Buddha: A Reprise
Replies: 134
Views: 4122

Re: Primordial Buddha: A Reprise

Cleanup and review completed. A number of posts have been split off to the following topics: ⋅  Muddy waters: obscurations, mind, and more... ⋅  Śākyamuni Buddha and the Tantras ⋅  Where does Nichiren depart from the traditional Mahayana narrative? With a long and mean...
by anjali
Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Hate speech is Free Speech?
Replies: 97
Views: 1272

Re: Hate speech is Free Speech?

Unfortunately I have no idea what to do when I see such anger getting whipped up among my friends... In my thread about it, a suggestion was made to avoid such people entirely. But I want to help and care about these people so :shrug: Perhaps think of anger as a contagious disease. If you are prope...
by anjali
Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Nichiren on Who Went to Hell
Replies: 80
Views: 1072

Re: Nichiren on Who Went to Hell

Some minor clean up done. This thread is now permanently locked.
by anjali
Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?
Replies: 403
Views: 9506

Re: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?

This online library repository at Portland Community College may be a useful resource for those interested in exploring whiteness.

I interviewed for a job there right in the middle of PCC's Whiteness History Month. There were questions related to the event on the employment application.
by anjali
Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Tough times for religious studies
Replies: 14
Views: 637

Re: Tough times for religious studies

...Full-time, tenure-line faculty are not getting hired except in fields that are grant-funded. The same trend holds in the humanities, for instance. People still read a lot of books, but no one's hiring professors of literature anymore. History is as popular as ever, arguably, but no one hires his...
by anjali
Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Human pig chimera
Replies: 13
Views: 366

Re: Human pig chimera

...Here's an interesting journal article on the philosophy and ethics of artificially-created life forms ‘Are You Playing God?’: Synthetic Biology and the Chemical Ambition to Create Artificial Life.' Something that not many people are aware is (was?) the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agenc...
by anjali
Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Human pig chimera
Replies: 13
Views: 366

Re: Human pig chimera

I remember hearing a few years back that the 20th century was the century of physics, whereas the 21st century is going to be the century of biology. Every indication to date is that this prediction is going to pan out. I teach an intro to computers class where I spend a session talking about advanc...
by anjali
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dalai Lama about non sectarian approach towards Buddhist study and practice.
Replies: 209
Views: 3810

Re: Dalai Lama about non sectarian approach towards Buddhist study and practice.

So you just want an argument? How pointless. I'm sure you can do something more valuable with your time. No...I just would like you to properly answer points raised and have a two sided discussion, instead of lighting a fuse then running away....it is a discussion forum after all. Just another evas...
by anjali
Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dalai Lama about non sectarian approach towards Buddhist study and practice.
Replies: 209
Views: 3810

Re: Dalai Lama about non sectarian approach towards Buddhist study and practice.

Johnny Dangerous wrote:That our conditioned beliefs systems about others often reflect conditioned beliefs about ourselves;)

Man, ain't that the truth.
by anjali
Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dalai Lama about non sectarian approach towards Buddhist study and practice.
Replies: 209
Views: 3810

Re: Dalai Lama about non sectarian approach towards Buddhist study and practice.

Yes, you're completely right, it has great value. The problem is what people take to be 'non-sectarian'. From my perspective, it's about having respect for other traditions and everyone having the freedom to practice whatever tradition they choose. For others, you are sectarian if you don't receive...

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