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by GarcherLancelot
Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Logic vs Common sense.. .
Replies: 10
Views: 1241

Re: Logic vs Common sense.. .

WHat.. . I mean is what if there is not strict and valid way to understand a certain issue that is known to that person?.. .
by GarcherLancelot
Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Logic vs Common sense.. .
Replies: 10
Views: 1241

Re: Logic vs Common sense.. .

.. .
so what if there is no strict.. .principles of validity that is known?.. .
by GarcherLancelot
Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Logic vs Common sense.. .
Replies: 10
Views: 1241

Logic vs Common sense.. .

I read on internet that suggests that logic is like EVERYTHING.. .and common.. .sense.. .is not reliable,but as I experience in my life that is usually not the case because our scope of logic is limited only to our own viewpoints while common sense.. . is.. .like the collective mutual subconscious a...
by GarcherLancelot
Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: I thought Buddhism wasn't about threatening people with Hell
Replies: 209
Views: 23589

Re: I thought Buddhism wasn't about threatening people with Hell

And theres another one.. . if not mistaken where a monk after he passed away complain about being in heaven,and woke up back to his original body.. . and say he prefer to save people from hell or something?.. .
by GarcherLancelot
Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How sane are you?
Replies: 64
Views: 6264

Re: How sane are you?

Did the Buddha said anything about mental disorders?.. .
by GarcherLancelot
Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: I thought Buddhism wasn't about threatening people with Hell
Replies: 209
Views: 23589

Re: I thought Buddhism wasn't about threatening people with Hell

Ok,so what are the ways one can end up in hell?Other than having bad karma in this lifetime.. .I heard the final thoughts before dying is also important.. .?.. .
by GarcherLancelot
Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: I thought Buddhism wasn't about threatening people with Hell
Replies: 209
Views: 23589

Re: I thought Buddhism wasn't about threatening people with Hell

If I am not mistaken there is a sutta or sutra that say a person without good virtue might end up in hell for a small misdeed,can anyone tell me which one is it?.. .
by GarcherLancelot
Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Amitabha buddha - a personal experience
Replies: 49
Views: 9180

Re: Amitabha buddha - a personal experience

This story isn't about Amitabha Buddha per se, but it is something that shocked the family, especially my mother and I. About a few months ago my grandmother took korean ginseng to try and boost her immune system. She has a fairly weak stomach and her health in general is very poor. Taking korean g...
by GarcherLancelot
Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: questions about fear and "advancement"
Replies: 21
Views: 2695

Re: questions about fear and "advancement"

On one occasion, Lord Tsongkhapa was teaching Emptiness to a crowd and he saw one man grab his collar in horror. Tsongkhapa pointed to that man and said: "He understands Emptiness". Yes, it's scary but it's either advance or remain where you are. And you don't want to remain where you are. Do you? ...
by GarcherLancelot
Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fixation
Replies: 10
Views: 1481

Re: Fixation

What about violent thoughts?By that I don't mean being really angry and want to hurt other people because you are angry,but more of for example RTS games where you try to crush your enemy's army?.. .Is there any EXTRA(compare to obsessing about football) negative consequences?.. .
by GarcherLancelot
Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: Fetish.. .
Replies: 12
Views: 1992

Re: Fetish.. .

can you meditate while lying on the bed until you sleep?.. . Yes, it's called Dream Yoga. See books by: Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, H.H. the Dalai Lama, Karma Lingpa, Gyurme Dorje, Vajranatha (John Myrdhin Reynolds), and Alan Wallace. http://www.dreamyoga.com/tibetan-dream...
by GarcherLancelot
Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: Fetish.. .
Replies: 12
Views: 1992

Re: Fetish.. .

Speaking of chanting,can you meditate while lying on the bed until you sleep?.. .
by GarcherLancelot
Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Why academics value Buddhism?
Replies: 32
Views: 4290

Re: Why academics value Buddhism?

Why are there more male dropouts?.. . I don't know if the proportion is statistically higher than with the female ordinands, though I suspect it is. I haven't really asked too much about this. Living as a monastic isn't always so easy, and in modern Chinese Buddhism you'll probably be very busy fro...
by GarcherLancelot
Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Why academics value Buddhism?
Replies: 32
Views: 4290

Re: Why academics value Buddhism?

Unfortunately, not many Westerners seem to be drawn to the monastic training at CTTB. I think the lack of interest in orthodox monasticism on the part of most westerners is that such Buddhists normally are liberal and easygoing, so unwavering obedience to authority and a vast array of written and u...
by GarcherLancelot
Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Amitabha buddha - a personal experience
Replies: 49
Views: 9180

Re: Amitabha buddha - a personal experience

Hmmm...I think I understand and agree with what you say,but say if someone gets really paranoid about getting into a car accident,should he just walk?Or basically in the end of the day,it all comes down to common sense and "being realistic" instead of applying logic in all scenarios?.. .Because in K...
by GarcherLancelot
Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Online buddhist monks
Replies: 10
Views: 3531

Re: Online buddhist monks

You can find Western Pure Land nun Ven. Wuling here: http://www.abuddhistperspective.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Ven. Heng Sure from City of Ten Thousand Buddhas has a blog: http://paramita.typepad.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Ven. Robina Courtin, well...
by GarcherLancelot
Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: Fetish.. .
Replies: 12
Views: 1992

Re: Fetish.. .

It does not involve anyone else,just worried about any potential karmic consequences.. .Ok then.. .
by GarcherLancelot
Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: Fetish.. .
Replies: 12
Views: 1992

Re: Fetish.. .

Well,I don't really have a teacher,so any general advice would be welcomed thnks.. .
by GarcherLancelot
Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Amitabha buddha - a personal experience
Replies: 49
Views: 9180

Re: Amitabha buddha - a personal experience

I mean is it reasonable to use faith to justify things when we don;t know the whole picture of a situation?.. . I reiterate my question - is anyone using faith to justify things? If so, who is using faith to justify what? Perhaps it would be worthwhile looking at your question on reasonableness. If...
by GarcherLancelot
Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Amitabha buddha - a personal experience
Replies: 49
Views: 9180

Re: Amitabha buddha - a personal experience

I mean is it reasonable to use faith to justify things when we don;t know the whole picture of a situation?.. .