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by catlady2112
Sat May 27, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How do I stop being a vegetarian and not cause death?
Replies: 22
Views: 1079

Re: How do I stop being a vegetarian and not cause death?

javier.espinoza.t wrote:there is absolutely no way to not create suffering
one way or another... that is samsara nature

however, there are tantric means for eating meat
and also create a positive cause for the animal
to get together one day and practice <3
Can you say more about these practices? Or refer me to a text?
by catlady2112
Sat May 27, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How do I stop being a vegetarian and not cause death?
Replies: 22
Views: 1079

Re: How do I stop being a vegetarian and not cause death?

Why not just take a B12 supplement? That's what vegans do and it's not a problem. Who told you to eat animals again? Your doctor? Doctors are extraordinarily ignorant when it comes to nutrition. Although, all vegans and pure vegetarians should be supplementing B12. I've been vegan for over 20 years...
by catlady2112
Sat May 27, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How do I stop being a vegetarian and not cause death?
Replies: 22
Views: 1079

How do I stop being a vegetarian and not cause death?

I recently ended up in the emergency room because I have a severe B12 deficiency. While I am getting treatment for it, it appears my vegetarian diet is contributing to this (20 years). It has been suggested I at least try to start eating fish. I've read the Buddha's words that it is not proper to ea...
by catlady2112
Thu May 04, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: I can't find Tibetan Sutras the match the Pali Canon
Replies: 3
Views: 515

I can't find Tibetan Sutras the match the Pali Canon

I have been studying the Pali canon sutras, but i cannot seem to find their versions in the Tibetan canon, nor can I find anything starting with "Thus I have heard." I just want to see the Tibetan root words of the buddha (not commentary) somewhere online where I can compare them to the Pali version...
by catlady2112
Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Resources for Comparison of Buddhist Canons?
Replies: 2
Views: 420

Resources for Comparison of Buddhist Canons?

I am trying to find information on different buddhist canons from different countries, and compares how they are the same or different from each other (in terms of content). Does anyone have any recommendation of books, articles, charts, etc?
by catlady2112
Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What are the requirements to be "lineage holders"?
Replies: 9
Views: 965

What are the requirements to be "lineage holders"?

- Recently I read a book by Zongsar Jamyang Khyentse who said a monk (nun) must be a "lineage holder" before they can give blessings. (Note: Please avoid a debating here, whether you agree/disagree with him) I am more interested in: What determines who is a lineage holder? I assume some westerners a...
by catlady2112
Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Ideas for doing dharma practice while exercising?
Replies: 22
Views: 1413

Re: Ideas for doing dharma practice while exercising?

I recently learned that it is better to walk on grass rather than pavement because your ankle muscles become more developed by moving them at different angles. So yesterday, instead walking on the paved bike path, I walked along the lumpy grass beside it. I then thought of Shantideva’s teaching (bel...
by catlady2112
Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:57 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Ideas for doing dharma practice while exercising?
Replies: 22
Views: 1413

Re: Ideas for doing dharma practice while exercising?

These are all great ideas! I'm glad I asked the question.
by catlady2112
Sat Apr 02, 2016 1:09 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Ideas for doing dharma practice while exercising?
Replies: 22
Views: 1413

Ideas for doing dharma practice while exercising?

I take a daily vigorous walk (need for health) and I want to explore different ways to incorporate dharma into it. Of course there are mindfulness and walking meditation, but I want to explore additional things. For example, if I am caught in the rain, I imagine that the raindrops are mantras cleari...
by catlady2112
Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:00 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is doing art just a waste of time?
Replies: 19
Views: 1233

Re: Is doing art just a waste of time?

Here's an article that made me ask myself hard questions about whether I should be doing art. It's a little extreme in that it assumes there are black/white criteria of how to help people, but the over all point is sobering. "Is it OK to make art? If you express your creativity while other people go...
by catlady2112
Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:56 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is doing art just a waste of time?
Replies: 19
Views: 1233

Re: Is doing art just a waste of time?

I'm so appreciative of all these suggestions/views people have offered me. Thanks for taking my question seriously and is exploring this question. It's very helpful to me!
by catlady2112
Sun Nov 29, 2015 7:12 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is doing art just a waste of time?
Replies: 19
Views: 1233

Is doing art just a waste of time?

I have a side hobby of drawing and making things, which I like doing, but more and more I feel like it isn't in accord with a dharma practice. Creating art is time consuming, is somewhat self centered, and it can easily fall into the trap of hoping for approval from others. I wonder if creating art ...
by catlady2112
Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Difference between 4th and 5th Skandha
Replies: 22
Views: 1268

Re: Difference between 4th and 5th Skandha

Here are a variety of words wikepedia uses for the heaps: The five skandhas The sutras describe five aggregates:[d] "form" or "matter" [e] (Skt., Pāli rūpa; Tib. gzugs): external and internal matter. Externally, rupa is the physical world. Internally, rupa includes the material body and the physical...
by catlady2112
Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Difference between 4th and 5th Skandha
Replies: 22
Views: 1268

Re: Difference between 4th and 5th Skandha

Karma Dondrup Tashi wrote:off topic again - I've never understood why feeling comes before formations.

Surely you have to categorize what something is before you have attachment/aversion. Which is why ignorance becomes the deeper cause than greed/hatred ...
Yes I've asked myself that same question!
by catlady2112
Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Difference between 4th and 5th Skandha
Replies: 22
Views: 1268

Re: Difference between 4th and 5th Skandha

Words are relative, but they important in that they shape our understanding. If the terms we use are not accurate, how can our understanding be accurate? Geshe Dhargye never thought about these things in English. He did not know English. The fault lies with his translators. Yes I agree not knowing ...
by catlady2112
Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Difference between 4th and 5th Skandha
Replies: 22
Views: 1268

Re: Difference between 4th and 5th Skandha

I don't know the answer to your question, but I do have a question for you: It is easy for me to understand the 1st 3 in terms of what my mind does by 1) separating myself from other objects In what way do you suppose the form aggregate helps you separate yourself from other objects? I am not tryin...
by catlady2112
Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Difference between 4th and 5th Skandha
Replies: 22
Views: 1268

Re: Difference between 4th and 5th Skandha

I'm very confused by the heap consciousness. I assume it means more than "thinking." Is is true that that 5th heap includes experiences such as: -Watching thoughts arise and subside -Looking at space between thoughts -Being present in the space that is not focused on whether thoughts are happening o...
by catlady2112
Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Difference between 4th and 5th Skandha
Replies: 22
Views: 1268

Re: Difference between 4th and 5th Skandha

I'm having trouble understanding the skandhas in terms of "experience." Every teacher seems to have different ways of explaining them. I learned them as 1) Form 2) Feeling 3) Discrimination 4) Volition 5) Consciousness. They are 1) matter (as opposed to the object of the eye, form) 2) feeling 3) id...
by catlady2112
Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Difference between 4th and 5th Skandha
Replies: 22
Views: 1268

Re: Difference between 4th and 5th Skandha

Oh. Not in the order they occur - in time? I was taught the conventional way to view them is they happen sequentially, (they happen one after the other) although the entire set can happen in a microsecond, and that these go on constantly. Also, in meditation, one can start seeing glimmers of indivi...
by catlady2112
Fri Jun 19, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Difference between 4th and 5th Skandha
Replies: 22
Views: 1268

Difference between 4th and 5th Skandha

I'm having trouble understanding the skandhas in terms of "experience." Every teacher seems to have different ways of explaining them. I learned them as 1) Form 2) Feeling 3) Discrimination 4) Volition 5) Consciousness. It is easy for me to understand the 1st 3 in terms of what my mind does by 1) se...