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by Queequeg
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Fastest Growing Religion In Birmingham Revealed
Replies: 21
Views: 520

Re: The Fastest Growing Religion In Birmingham Revealed

That Eastern front between Germany and Russia probably would made the first world war look like a blip. The Battle of Stalingrad (which lasted five months) lead to 235,000 German and allied troops (900,000 total casualties) and 479,000 Russian troops (1,129,619 total casualties) being killed. The c...
by Queequeg
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Fastest Growing Religion In Birmingham Revealed
Replies: 21
Views: 520

Re: The Fastest Growing Religion In Birmingham Revealed

...But suppose it was WWII that American youths had chosen to drop out of—some kind of Beatnikish revolt in an alternate timeline... Is disengagement from society always the wisest thing to do? If the Americans hadn't invaded Europe, the USSR would have steam rolled the entire continent. But you wo...
by Queequeg
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Theravadan critique - absolving karma through Bodhisattvas (other power?) clashes with the concept of individual karma?
Replies: 35
Views: 491

Re: Theravadan critique - absolving karma through Bodhisattvas (other power?) clases with the concept of individual karm

I don't know, that's pretty much how it was described. Sadly, I lack the encyclopedic knowledge of a Malcolm as Astus and cannot simply produce quotes on command. But the common analogy was like having a bunch of wood for a fire. You could burn it very slowly, through ethical living, or more quickl...
by Queequeg
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?
Replies: 52
Views: 1960

Re: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?

I was an adult at the time, France was outraged , he out bid everyone. It made the news big time in France. Are you sure that you aren't confusing "Victor Hugo's house" with "the Victor Hugo House?" Victor Hugo AFAIK has never lived in the château des roches. http://www.maisonlitterairedevictorhugo...
by Queequeg
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?
Replies: 52
Views: 1960

Re: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?

Gotcha.

Your interpretation of things is all that counts. Everyone else, take note: step aside Minobu has pronounced.
by Queequeg
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Theravadan critique - absolving karma through Bodhisattvas (other power?) clashes with the concept of individual karma?
Replies: 35
Views: 491

Re: Theravadan critique - absolving karma through Bodhisattvas (other power?) clashes with the concept of individual kar

How is that reconciled with the Pure Land principle that the recitation of the Nembutsu is all that is required for rebirth in Sukhavati regardless of one’s acts? Not even recitation is required according to some, only faith and vows. However, faith and vows are the individual's action (karma) to a...
by Queequeg
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Thien
Topic: Thich Nhat Hanh - Returning Home
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: Thich Nhat Hanh - Returning Home

River going to take me, sing sweet and sleepy,
Sing me sweet and sleepy all the way back home.
It's a far gone lullaby, sung many years ago.
Mama, mama, many worlds I've come since I first left home.
-Robert Hunter/Grateful Dead

:group:
:anjali:
by Queequeg
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Tsogyelgar Upper Shrine Room Burned to the Ground
Replies: 8
Views: 221

Re: Tsogyelgar Upper Shrine Room Burned to the Ground

Lot of holy places burning down.

Ah, just coincidence.
by Queequeg
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?
Replies: 52
Views: 1960

Re: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?

http://www.maisonlitterairedevictorhugo.net/GBcreation.htm https://www.fujibi.or.jp/en/index.html Its not as salacious as Minobu makes it out. The motivation behind the Victor Hugo House and Fuji Art Museum should be understood. You have to keep in mind that many of the members of Soka Gakkai are po...
by Queequeg
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Guidance for Lay People
Replies: 22
Views: 327

Re: Guidance for Lay People

It's cultivation of aversion, whether it's the being or ones idea of the being that is denigrated. It is revulsion/disgust/turning away (nirveda), as contemplation of foulness (asubha) is the primary antidote for greed (raga). Its more than that: 'The Inquiry of Ugra also says:... seeing the foulne...
by Queequeg
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Guidance for Lay People
Replies: 22
Views: 327

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 Queequeg
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Guidance for Lay People
Replies: 22
Views: 327

Re: Guidance for Lay People

It’s ‘monkish’. And It comes from a very different cultural milieu prior to the sexual revolution. But you would find exactly the same proscriptions in pre-modern Christian ‘advice to the laity’. Its misogynist. Maybe "shitty" is the wrong word. In any event, inappropriate for these circumstances. ...
by Queequeg
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Guidance for Lay People
Replies: 22
Views: 327

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 Queequeg
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Guidance for Lay People
Replies: 22
Views: 327

Re: Guidance for Lay People

The "no affection for wives or children" That ought to be updated to "spouses". Also, this sutra seems to suppose a social structure in which marriage and having children is not the elective choice that we now understand it to be, but an obligation to one's family, where the family was the basic un...
by Queequeg
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Guidance for Lay People
Replies: 22
Views: 327

Re: Guidance for Lay People

John R. McRae's translation: 'How are householders able to cultivate this meditation? Through the fruits of their karma of faith they can reject all material wealth, take refuge in the Three Treasures, and accept the five precepts. Neither evading, breaking, defiling, or being remiss in the precept...
by Queequeg
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Guidance for Lay People
Replies: 22
Views: 327

Re: Guidance for Lay People

The "no affection for wives or children" That ought to be updated to "spouses". Also, this sutra seems to suppose a social structure in which marriage and having children is not the elective choice that we now understand it to be, but an obligation to one's family, where the family was the basic uni...
by Queequeg
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Guidance for Lay People
Replies: 22
Views: 327

Guidance for Lay People

I thought this might be of interest here: From the Manjusri-pariprccha-sutra, Translated by Paul Swanson (published in Vol. 3 of the MohoChihkuan, Clear Serenity, Quiet Insight: The Buddha said to Manjusri, "If you are able to singularly by mindful of the Tathagata's ten titles, the Buddha is consta...

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