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by Takoda
Sat Apr 30, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Nothing Left Unsaid
Replies: 1
Views: 332

Re: Nothing Left Unsaid

Thank you David for mentioning this. I did watch the program last night on CNN and was touched by the honesty and openness between Anderson and Gloria. She was very candid about her life along with the suffering she has gone through which is also greatly projected into her paintings. Even though she...
by Takoda
Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Favorite Secular Quotes
Replies: 30
Views: 2073

Re: Favorite Secular Quotes

"That day, for no particular reason, I decided to go for a little run. So I ran to the end of the road. And when I got there, I thought maybe I'd run to the end of town. And when I got there, I thought maybe I'd just run across Greenbow County. And I figured, since I run this far, maybe I'd just run...
by Takoda
Sat Apr 23, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Favorite Secular Quotes
Replies: 30
Views: 2073

Re: Favorite Secular Quotes

From The Pale Blue Dot : "In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. The earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future to which our species could migrate. Visit yes,...
by Takoda
Sat Apr 23, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Alan Wallace | Introduction to Dzogchen Online Course
Replies: 2
Views: 656

Re: Alan Wallace | Introduction to Dzogchen Online Course

Thanks Tom. Just visited the link and it looks quite interesting. There seems to be a really good amount of teaching which is great. I have taken a few online workshops, mostly through Tricycle and the Omega Institute but this introduction to Dzogchen really caught my attention. The price is not bad...
by Takoda
Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: I found this statue...
Replies: 19
Views: 1954

Re: I found this statue...

Interesting. I came across this website with many antique statues that are found in private collections. As you scroll down the page you can see numerous variations as to the number of heads and arms. Descriptions of the statues are also given. https://himalayanbuddhistart.wordpress.com/page/8/?app-...
by Takoda
Sun May 06, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What are the differences between reincarnation and rebirth?
Replies: 17
Views: 1731

What are the differences between reincarnation and rebirth?

I heard that Hindus believe in reincarnation but Buddhists in rebirth.
What is the difference between reincarnation and rebirth?

Not sure if a previous thread was posted on the subject.

Kind regards,

:namaste:

Mike
by Takoda
Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What is the concept of "reality" in Buddhism?
Replies: 229
Views: 15254

Re: What is the concept of "reality" in Buddhism?

Fleeting or momentary conditions are a part of impermanence. For example if we sit down to eat a piece of cake we can see it, smell it, lift a piece up with our spoon, place it in our mouth and enjoy the sweetness on our taste buds. After we have eaten our piece of cake…where is it? Does it still ex...
by Takoda
Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 783

Re: Hello

Hi Francie! :hi:

Welcome to the forum. I am also a "newbie".

With kind regards.

Takoda
by Takoda
Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is there such a thing as almost pure evil?
Replies: 32
Views: 1993

Re: Is there such a thing as almost pure evil?

I do believe that what some might call “unwholesome” does exist in different degrees. For example we might consider lying or not being truthful about something to be “unwholesome” or “wrong”. Not being truthful on a certain matter might not affect the lives of others in any perceivable or direct way...
by Takoda
Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What is the concept of "reality" in Buddhism?
Replies: 229
Views: 15254

Re: What is the concept of "reality" in Buddhism?

Thanks to all for the great "feedback". There is a lot of "food for thought" here. For a person that is not a Buddhist, such as myself, many concepts can be quite confusing. I also realize that there can be various viewpoints concerning this topic among Buddhists. Something that maybe has helped me ...
by Takoda
Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:24 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is there such a thing as almost pure evil?
Replies: 32
Views: 1993

Re: Is there such a thing as almost pure evil?

In Buddhism there is no evil at the relative level either. There are wholesome and unwholesome actions, not good and bad actions. Good and bad or good and evil presuppose intrinsic moral properties. Killing is not evil (for example). It is (normally considered) an unwholesome activity that will hav...
by Takoda
Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:24 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What is the concept of "reality" in Buddhism?
Replies: 229
Views: 15254

What is the concept of "reality" in Buddhism?

Many years ago I had a very interesting conversation with a young man who identified himself as a Buddhist. The conversation revolved around the meaning of “reality” in terms of what “is real”. After discussing the issue for quite some time, he said that everything was an illusion, in fact I was an ...
by Takoda
Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:30 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings to all from a searcher
Replies: 12
Views: 1640

Re: Greetings to all from a searcher

My heartfelt thanks for all of the excellent advice and "words of wisdom". start with the easy and foundational work, and this is the core teaching and practice of the Theravada tradition. Remember: You don’t build a skyscraper in air or in loose sand, you build it on a solid foundation; and the Fou...
by Takoda
Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:43 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: new one from germany
Replies: 8
Views: 966

Re: new one from germany

Welcome to the forum Guido. I am also a newcomer to the forum. I have many fond memories of Germany in fact my family is from Mannheim. I am sure its quite beautiful this time of year. One memory that comes to mind is spending my summer vacation as a young child with my grandparents in Schwarzwald ....
by Takoda
Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:01 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings to all from a searcher
Replies: 12
Views: 1640

Re: Greetings to all from a searcher

Thanks to all of you for the warm welcome.Its great being on the forum. As I began to delve into Buddhism I realized there are quite a number of different schools. In fact about less than an hour’s drive from where I live there are three different Buddhist centers (Forgive me if I misspelled any of ...
by Takoda
Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings to all from a searcher
Replies: 12
Views: 1640

Greetings to all from a searcher

Hello to everyone, its great being here. I have been visiting the forum on and off and I have finally decided to officially become a member. As for an introduction I will try to put it into a "nutshell" and try to keep it short. Please forgive me if I do not. I grew up in in what might be considered...