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by £$&^@
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: I can't forgive
Replies: 12
Views: 143

Re: I can't forgive

:good:
by £$&^@
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Football and Buddhism
Replies: 17
Views: 352

Re: Football and Buddhism

Miroku wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:58 pm
Renounce hatred that appears when the other team scores. :D
Following a football team (and I imagine the same applies to American football or baseball) furnishes many opportunities to develop both Upekkha and Mudita. :smile:
by £$&^@
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Moderator: Miroku
Replies: 9
Views: 147

Re: New Moderator: Miroku

:namaste:
by £$&^@
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mixing Worldly and Dharma Paths
Replies: 62
Views: 1618

Re: Mixing Worldly and Dharma Paths

Is it? :shrug:
by £$&^@
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Football and Buddhism
Replies: 17
Views: 352

Re: Football and Buddhism

A wonderful heart warming film. :thumbsup:
by £$&^@
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Congratulations To Ole Gunnar.
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: Congratulations To Ole Gunnar.

I bet he wasn't. Particularly as Man. City were predicted to win both the English cups, and the English Premier League, AND the Champions League..
by £$&^@
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Football and Buddhism
Replies: 17
Views: 352

Re: Football and Buddhism

How does it work out in terms of preferring apples to oranges? Or preferring your mother to someone else's mother? The Buddhist doctrine of Upekkha..'equanimity', does not mean that in everyday life we won't have preferences and loyalties and tastes. It means that we should always be aware of the re...
by £$&^@
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In between Taoism and Buddhism
Replies: 56
Views: 1091

Re: In between Taoism and Buddhism

Which parts of Daoism do you find conflict with dependent origination, karma, dukkha, etc.? I'm not saying they are the same, I am saying they are compatible. It is not a matter of syncretism or perennialism--- Daoism and Chinese Buddhism matured together. Sometimes they were fierce rivals vying fo...
by £$&^@
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Congratulations To Ole Gunnar.
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: Congratulations To Ole Gunnar.

And HUGE congratulations to Mauricio Pochettino whose Tottenham Hotspur side has put favourites Manchester City out of the Champions League Cup!
by £$&^@
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Fraud Art Still Holy?
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Fraud Art Still Holy?

No I didn't realise that. Still don't.
by £$&^@
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In between Taoism and Buddhism
Replies: 56
Views: 1091

Re: In between Taoism and Buddhism

PeterC wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:12 am
Matt J wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:12 am
Daoism and Buddhism are totally compatible...
If you want your Buddhism without dependent origination, karma, dukkha, or a clear theory of anicca and anatman...is it even Buddhism anymore?
This.
by £$&^@
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Fraud Art Still Holy?
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Fraud Art Still Holy?

'Holiness' does not reside in art works. They are imbued with significance by the observer.

If they are canonically correct, with orthodox proportions and imagery, and not just arbitrary images, then they are suitable.
by £$&^@
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mixing Worldly and Dharma Paths
Replies: 62
Views: 1618

Re: Mixing Worldly and Dharma Paths

I have personally spent most of my life practicing Buddha Dharma in a country without Buddhist. I worked full time. I raised two kids. I had a number of relationships, both with Buddhist and non-Buddhists women. I studied comparative religion at a University. I made a career in IT. None of this abo...
by £$&^@
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In between Taoism and Buddhism
Replies: 56
Views: 1091

Re: In between Taoism and Buddhism

For me the acme..the acid test... for determining closeness to the Buddhas' Dharma, is 'Does this teaching endorse or promulgate Dependent Origination?' I have seen no evidence that Taoism does. In one of the previous re-runs of this topic on this forum there were various attempts to show that vario...
by £$&^@
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Father has cancer.
Replies: 13
Views: 433

Re: Father has cancer.

For Roger...and Jesse and family.

_/\_
by £$&^@
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Guidance for Lay People
Replies: 22
Views: 374

Re: Guidance for Lay People

This whole line of practice is, frankly, shitty. Asubha practice is usually not taught to the laity, partly because they rarely aim for renouncing lust. That object happens to be another human being. The object is one's conception of an external stimulus. Right. Cut it up and sell as necessary. It'...
by £$&^@
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Guidance for Lay People
Replies: 22
Views: 374

Re: Guidance for Lay People

The Siksasamuccaya (tr Goodman, p 81-82) has some quotes on the matter as well: 'The Inquiry of Ugra also says: He should abstain from sexual misconduct, satisfied with his own wife, not longing for the wives of others, looking around with an eye free from attraction and a disenchanted mind. He sho...
by £$&^@
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In between Taoism and Buddhism
Replies: 56
Views: 1091

Re: In between Taoism and Buddhism

Feng Shui is taught by the Wisdom Academy (at Wisdom Publications) by a Tibetan monk if I am not mistaken. So, yes :) It's taught at Wisdom by Ven Jampa Ludrup because Lama Zopa Rinpoche likes Feng Shui, in my experience most Tibetans don't take it seriously. I have never met a lineage-holding Lama...
by £$&^@
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Notre Dame Paris on fire
Replies: 15
Views: 415

Re: Notre Dame Paris on fire

Apparently, the beautiful Rose Windows are almost intact. Which is wonderful.

St Chapelle is glorious, and weirdly you have to approach it by going through the court buildings..

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