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by Uniltiranyu
Wed Dec 25, 2013 1:58 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "...but the science of Buddhism will never change."
Replies: 788
Views: 37887

Re: "...but the science of Buddhism will never change."

Buddha-dharmas by the roadside
are empty, some may say.
But in dark of night,
they reflect the light,
and safely guide the way.
by Uniltiranyu
Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Knots
Replies: 47
Views: 4167

Re: Knots

I've found that I have become accustomed to simply observing the physical and mental qualities of any unpleasant emotions; I don't fret about any unpleasantness that arises, and by and large I don't even wish that unpleasant feelings would diminish should they come up. Nothing is ever permanent. I h...
by Uniltiranyu
Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Songs stuck in head.
Replies: 14
Views: 1970

Re: Songs stuck in head.

A reliable way to break a looping song is to sing, in your mind, another song in its stead. It seems to disrupt the temporarily habit-forming rhythm of the original song.
by Uniltiranyu
Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:11 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: search engine
Replies: 4
Views: 1362

Re: search engine

Yes - still not working today, though with a different line number for the error.

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by Uniltiranyu
Thu May 03, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Ribbons of Fire
Replies: 16
Views: 2667

Re: Ribbons of Fire

They are not going in...they are coming out (or out from behind Amitabha's house): "And furthermore, O Sariputra, in this land there are all sorts of strange and wondrously colored birds. White Cranes and peacocks, parrots and mynah birds and other sorts of birds having melodious voices and fabulou...
by Uniltiranyu
Tue May 01, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Ribbons of Fire
Replies: 16
Views: 2667

Re: Ribbons of Fire

A solution is at hand,
The eyes have it.
String your lyre,
And play!
by Uniltiranyu
Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:46 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 98560

Re: Buddhism on God

Well, you surely have a set of very original views, what can I say? :lol: Nevertheless those are your interpretations. It would be very hard to find justification for them in any canon. The views you describe are neither from the religions of the book or Buddhism. You try to reconcile them, but I'm...
by Uniltiranyu
Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 98560

Re: Buddhism on God

It's what it is, whether you like it or not. I'm not to blame for your soft spot concerning Christianity. Your little apologetic arguments can't be used to dismiss any reasonable critic to a worldview that includes an Abrahamic god, not mattering the justifications Christians tried to put forward. ...
by Uniltiranyu
Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings to all from a searcher
Replies: 12
Views: 1639

Re: Greetings to all from a searcher

Hello to everyone, its great being here. I left the denomination and eventually drifted into Catholicism for a number of years. I was intrigued by the mystical side of Catholicism especially through the writings of St. John of the Cross and Teresa de Avila. Through these Catholic mystics I was expo...
by Uniltiranyu
Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 98560

Re: Buddhism on God

Regarding the Tanakh creation myth, the key is to clarify what exactly is being created. It's a man, in the image of God. If it said, 'Man was created in the image of the Guru', it might perhaps be more acceptable to modern Buddhists. Well, no actually. For two reasons: 1. It says God and it means ...
by Uniltiranyu
Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 98560

Re: Buddhism on God

There have been a few threads on DW and elsewhere on God in Buddhism: calls for room for an Abrahamic or Vedantic Godhead in Buddha Dharma have been made ("Theistic Buddhism"?) and generally shown to be incoherent. I'd like to consider the reverse: now that Buddhist traditions have had plenty of ex...
by Uniltiranyu
Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:32 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Why not teach buddhism, instead of your mind?
Replies: 28
Views: 3133

Re: Why not teach buddhism, instead of your mind?

Another translation offers this: If you can see through this, your Zen training is complete. Present a sword to a swordsman; Don't offer a poem unless you meet a poet. When speaking say one third of it; Don't give the whole thing at once. There is a paragraph a little further on, in 'Gateless Gate'...
by Uniltiranyu
Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ganesh in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 103
Views: 16997

Re: Ganesh in Tibetan Buddhism

Ganesh is, according to a documentary I recently watched, the patron of eunuchs in India.
by Uniltiranyu
Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Kalu Rinpoche shocking news!
Replies: 129
Views: 17532

Re: Kalu Rinpoche shocking news!

Mr. G wrote:
reg wrote: Yeah, I'm not sure that any religious tradition has managed to deal with human sexuality in an entirely realistic or healthy manner.
I think so. Non-monastic Vajrayana and Dzogchenpas. :smile:
Very good point.
by Uniltiranyu
Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:34 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Ground of Being
Replies: 170
Views: 8511

Re: Ground of Being

Doing is being, being is doing.
To do is to be, to be is to do.
Do-be-do-be-do!
by Uniltiranyu
Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Jesus, a Buddhist?
Replies: 214
Views: 14936

Re: Jesus, a Buddhist?

I can see a correlation between sections of MN36: Maha-Saccaka Sutta and Genesis, and I think the overlap in meaning is significant. From my point of view as a Tibetan Buddhist meditator, they are talking about the same interior processes. The Bible definitely contains metaphorical descriptions that...
by Uniltiranyu
Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:05 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Suffering as a Dharma Seal?
Replies: 10
Views: 1421

Re: Suffering as a Dharma Seal?

It seems to me that suffering is essential to understand the Buddha's teaching. So it makes sense to heighten your awareness of the states of mind we associate with it, which the recollection of Suffering does. Christianity also does this - Confession helps one to name states of personal suffering. ...
by Uniltiranyu
Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:46 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Entering the Cave of Winds
Replies: 2
Views: 741

Re: Entering the Cave of Winds

I know of this practice, from many years ago, whilst with the Namgyal Rinpoche on Pitjantjatjara tribal lands in Australia. We occasioned to be sitting in a cave at the base of Uluru, that great, reddish-orange rock formation so sacred to the indigenous people there, when the topic came up. One seat...
by Uniltiranyu
Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Swaying in meditation
Replies: 17
Views: 2183

Re: Swaying in meditation

A sense of swaying can be a good thing. If you look like you are sitting on an out of control bullet train when you meditate, then that might be a bit odd. But the swaying is okay, especially if, when you are just sitting there, you can feel it. Go online and look for pictures of the Damaru - The Dr...