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by Sonny
Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: If samsara had a theme song...
Replies: 39
Views: 4214

Re: If samsara had a theme song...

justsit wrote::smile:



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by Sonny
Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: A definition of "ego"
Replies: 20
Views: 2698

Re: A definition of "ego"

Interesting, thanks for sharing.

An article I find particularly helpful with regard to ego:

http://www.dharmafriendship.org/transcripts/t-ego.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Sonny
Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrasattva purification practice
Replies: 27
Views: 3822

Re: Vajrasattva purification practice

Gelug: "The general rule of thumb is that without empowerment one can not absorb thedeity (any deity) into the heart nor arise as the deity oneself. Without empowerment one must keep the deity on the crown of the head or in front of oneself. If the practice says to "absorb the deity into the heart" ...
by Sonny
Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Eckhart Tolle on christmas
Replies: 240
Views: 24461

Re: Eckhart Tolle on christmas

A mountain and a river are different, they are not the same At the gross level a mountain seems different than a stream, as we approach the sub-atomic level the differences dissapear, nothing but wavelets and bubbles. Come on lowly, give the whole quote! A little context please! :hug: I went on to ...
by Sonny
Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Eckhart Tolle on christmas
Replies: 240
Views: 24461

Re: Eckhart Tolle on christmas

No disrespect to your sister, and you may be 100% correct, but there's no way you can judge or think to know the complete doctrine of something from one practitioner. I can't imagine you'd take the impressions of one practitioner to inform you of what Buddhism is or isn't. Speaking of Buddhism, in ...
by Sonny
Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Eckhart Tolle on christmas
Replies: 240
Views: 24461

Re: Eckhart Tolle on christmas

Martin, please add a link to a teaching by Tolle teaching the Four Seals. Sonny, one would have to look comprehensively at his teachings to see that they are covered. Thanks but I think not. My sister really likes his stuff, and that is great! Happy to know she has found something she finds helpful...
by Sonny
Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Eckhart Tolle on christmas
Replies: 240
Views: 24461

Re: Eckhart Tolle on christmas

Martin, please add a link to a teaching by Tolle teaching the Four Seals.
by Sonny
Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Eckhart Tolle on christmas
Replies: 240
Views: 24461

Re: Eckhart Tolle on christmas

I don't understand how merely pointing out differences = putting up walls. A mountain and a river are different, they are not the same, that does not mean the one is more valuable than the other, or that they would only be of fair and equal value if they were the same. They are different, and at the...
by Sonny
Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Eckhart Tolle on christmas
Replies: 240
Views: 24461

Re: Eckhart Tolle on christmas

Jikan wrote:


Let Tolle be Tolle, let Buddhism be Buddhism, and everyone will get along fine.

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by Sonny
Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Contemplating Emptiness
Replies: 0
Views: 686

Contemplating Emptiness

With Venerable Thubten Chodron.


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by Sonny
Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayers for stepmother
Replies: 6
Views: 1504

Re: Prayers for stepmother

THADYATA OM BEYKANZE BEYKANZE MAHABEYKANZE RAJA SAMUGATE SOHA
OM TARE TUTARE TURE MAMA AYUR PUNYE JNYANA PUSHTIM KURU SOHA
OM AMI DEWA HRIH

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by Sonny
Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2375
Views: 193191

Re: Music time

Happy 2013 :heart:
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by Sonny
Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Eckhart Tolle on christmas
Replies: 240
Views: 24461

Re: Eckhart Tolle on christmas

What relevance does Tolle's comments on Christmas have for a Buddhist discussion board? I thought his words were beautiful and wanted to share them with you all. I thought as bodhisattvas we are to help others to come out of ignorance, I thought if it helped one person to see the similarities in th...
by Sonny
Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Relationship between mind and brain
Replies: 9
Views: 1609

Re: Relationship between mind and brain

"....the brain acts like the organ for the mind, the nervous system is the organ enabling our gross levels of mind to function and operate. And so they mutually influence each other. We can see that. When we are in bad health, our mind "goes down". When we are in a bad mood, we easily get sick. It g...
by Sonny
Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sam Harris on Buddhism
Replies: 112
Views: 13769

Re: Sam Harris on Buddhism

Article I found interesting. Distorted Visions of Buddhism: Agnostic and Atheist: By B. Alan Wallace http://www.mandalamagazine.org/archives/mandala-issues-for-2010/october/distorted-visions-of-buddhism-agnostic-and-atheist/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; In the end I agree with V.Th...
by Sonny
Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Asian Classics Institute
Replies: 17
Views: 3028

Re: Asian Classics Institute

There are many organized sets of study links on line that do not come with the controversy surrounding the Diamond Mountain people and their teacher. This human life is precious and this opportunity short, I wouldn't waste my time on anything that comes with the kind of controversy that comes with M...
by Sonny
Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Labeling and inherent nature - Svatantrika vs. Prasangika
Replies: 43
Views: 7917

Re: Labeling and inherent nature - Svatantrika vs. Prasangika

Another great teaching by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, where he covers the importance of labeling and a valid base, can be found here: http://www.bodhicitta.net/emptiness.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Short excerpt, ( please check link above for full teaching) "For things to exist, mere ...
by Sonny
Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Labeling and inherent nature - Svatantrika vs. Prasangika
Replies: 43
Views: 7917

Re: Labeling and inherent nature - Svatantrika vs. Prasangika

Hi, you might find this helpful - Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains: "For something to exist there must not only be the mind conceiving it and the label but also a valid base. You can’t just make up a label and think that therefore the object exists and functions according to the label you gave it. For ex...
by Sonny
Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddha nature misunderstood as atman.
Replies: 41
Views: 8373

Re: Buddha nature misunderstood as atman.

"There're two kinds of Buddha nature. One kind is permanent. One kind is impermanent. The empty nature of our own mind is permanent; the clear and knowing nature of our mind is impermanent. The clear and knowing nature is just our ability to perceive objects -- for objects to arise and for us to eng...

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