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by Simon E.
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought
Replies: 74
Views: 1324

Re: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought

Upon further reflection, though, it is clear to me he was right. Many Buddhist types who reject "God" really just reject that which is easily rejected: the crudely anthropomorphized tribal deity. But they continue to hold tightly to a less-defined spiritual "oneness" or "source" of reality, and to ...
by Simon E.
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 212
Views: 3190

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

Touche.. :smile:
by Simon E.
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 212
Views: 3190

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

Aye. :thumbsup:
by Simon E.
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 212
Views: 3190

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

'Samsara and life are not the same thing' ... Wrong in so many ways on so many levels its actually funny. Oh boy. :lol: But they are different. They are also completely the same. And they say Buddhism is "scientific". :sage: Well, Buddhadharma, as 'science' doesn't bear too much examination, does i...
by Simon E.
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Allow myself to introduce myself.
Replies: 11
Views: 457

Re: Allow myself to introduce myself.

Thank you for your story Drenpa. I can only marvel at your sanity and good sense after experiencing all that.. The nearest I have come to experiencing that degree of cognitive dissonance was with my first teacher. But the parallels are only partial and were to do with his behaviours..his core teachi...
by Simon E.
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Acer to market 'smart prayer beads'
Replies: 20
Views: 490

Re: Acer to market 'smart prayer beads'

Stupid question, but why count them, anyway? Wouldn't it be better to practice until the signs appear? How did this come about that it was important to count mantras? As Monlam Tharchin points out those undergoing Ngondro are often given a target for mantra recitation/prostrations. This can be 1440...
by Simon E.
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought
Replies: 74
Views: 1324

Re: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought

:namaste:
by Simon E.
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought
Replies: 74
Views: 1324

Re: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought

Well discuss it or not I will continue (within forum guidelines) to point out what I have been taught. I do not post from my experience or from my opinions. I will continue to highlight what I believe to be Wrong Views in your posts. What 'clogs' this Buddhist forum is repeated posting of universali...
by Simon E.
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought
Replies: 74
Views: 1324

Re: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought

Well discuss it or not I will continue (within forum guidelines) to point out what I have been taught. I do not post from my experience or from my opinions. I will continue to highlight what I believe to be Wrong Views in your posts. You are free to ignore them. 'Foe' me. Or reply. I don't really ca...
by Simon E.
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought
Replies: 74
Views: 1324

Re: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought

Glad to help. Perhaps I can help a little more. Put aside my 'suggestive manipulation' for two minutes and ask your self why you post. Your views..specifically the idea that Buddhadharma is just a construct ,and is not unique, and in fact is a variation on some kind of universal truth found in other...
by Simon E.
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 212
Views: 3190

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

'Samsara and life are not the same thing' ...

Wrong in so many ways on so many levels its actually funny. Oh boy. :lol:
by Simon E.
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought
Replies: 74
Views: 1324

Re: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought

Upon further reflection, though, it is clear to me he was right. Many Buddhist types who reject "God" really just reject that which is easily rejected: the crudely anthropomorphized tribal deity. But they continue to hold tightly to a less-defined spiritual "oneness" or "source" of reality, and to ...
by Simon E.
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought
Replies: 74
Views: 1324

Re: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought

There was at one time a now defunct Zen forum. I dipped into it a couple of times and a large proportion of its western members seemed to have swallowed the 'vedantic one mind' interpretation hook, line and sinker. I suspect that was why a number of them failed to see that well known traditional Ved...
by Simon E.
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Acer to market 'smart prayer beads'
Replies: 20
Views: 490

Re: Acer to market 'smart prayer beads'

javier.espinoza.t wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:10 pm
pen and papper would do... :rolling:
If the idea is just to keep count then pen and paper would certainly do. As would a child's abacus.

I suspect however that there is rather more to mantra practice than that.
by Simon E.
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Acer to market 'smart prayer beads'
Replies: 20
Views: 490

Re: Acer to market 'smart prayer beads'

Call me Mr Stick- in- the- mud but I'll keep using beads I can feel. Whose heft is in my hand. Beads that I can oil and smell the sandalwood or frankincense...

I like using all the senses, not just hearing and cognitions
by Simon E.
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: PANCA KE FESTIVAL
Replies: 15
Views: 178

Re: PANCA KE FESTIVAL

This ancient devotional rite, the worship of the female deity Panca Ke is central to our spiritual cosmology. The egg represents fertility arising towards Spring whilst the lemon and sugar provide a balance of sensuality. Vegans may substitute banana in place of the egg, thereby recognising the sac...
by Simon E.
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Illuminating Quotes by Meido
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: Illuminating Quotes by Meido

Aye.
by Simon E.
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: PANCA KE FESTIVAL
Replies: 15
Views: 178

Re: PANCA KE FESTIVAL

You take the lead..
by Simon E.
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: PANCA KE FESTIVAL
Replies: 15
Views: 178

Re: PANCA KE FESTIVAL

My pleasure... :smile:
by Simon E.
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: PANCA KE FESTIVAL
Replies: 15
Views: 178

Re: PANCA KE FESTIVAL

How about an image of Penny Mordaunt and Esther McVey, nip and tuck breasting the tape?

Any use as a palate cleanser?