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by Queequeg
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Lotus pix
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: Lotus pix

Here is Master Hua's commentary on the Lotus Sutra , how often his comments perfectly match Chih-i or not, I leave to those who care about such scholarly matters: http://www.cttbusa.org/dfs/dfs_contents.asp Just looked at the first few pages ... he explicitly refers to Zhiyi and Tiantai... I'll be ...
by Queequeg
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Pete Buttigieg
Replies: 37
Views: 748

Re: Pete Buttigieg

and accept corporate donations. Not Bernie! I had never heard that, so I did some digging. Apparently Bernie doesn't accept corporate donations, but he can't control donations from PAC's. Some interesting data here (he recorded an album?!): https://publicintegrity.org/federal-politics/elections/pre...
by Queequeg
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Lotus pix
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: Lotus pix

Hm. That teaching is cribbed from Zhiyi. That is Tiantai teaching. Amazing insight Q. A Chinese Master using an ancient Chinese Master's teaching - where is his innovation, why did Master Hua not invent something brand new? :roll: :) If it aint broke... As I was reading, I was waiting for the depar...
by Queequeg
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Pete Buttigieg
Replies: 37
Views: 748

Re: Pete Buttigieg

You really have no idea what you are talking about. The banks should have been saved but there should have been limitations put on their actions and the bail-out money should have been a loan (or a partial buy-out) and not a hand-out. That would have been the correct solution. Yes, I am talking abo...
by Queequeg
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Pete Buttigieg
Replies: 37
Views: 748

Re: Pete Buttigieg

justsit wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:12 pm
and accept corporate donations.
Not Bernie!
by Queequeg
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Football and Buddhism
Replies: 17
Views: 352

Re: Football and Buddhism

Maybe he got there.
by Queequeg
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Lotus pix
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: Lotus pix

Hm. That teaching is cribbed from Zhiyi. That is Tiantai teaching.
by Queequeg
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Fundamental Ignorance
Replies: 16
Views: 583

Re: Fundamental Ignorance

Actually that is not so. One of the fundamental aspects of buddhanature is that everyone does. It might be hard to realise but it is the true nature of every being. Indeed. As the sutra says... ...this threefold world is all my domain, and the living beings in it are all my children. -Lotus Sutra C...
by Queequeg
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Fundamental Ignorance
Replies: 16
Views: 583

Re: Fundamental Ignorance

Akasamuni wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:29 am
Queequeg wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:01 pm
Indeed. As the sutra says...

...this threefold world
is all my domain,
Actually, this is an interesting point. What do you suppose 'this threefold world' means?
Three-fold world = desire, form, and formless realms. In other words, the dharmadhatu. In other words, everything.
by Queequeg
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Becoming a Buddhist Scholar
Replies: 30
Views: 395

Re: Becoming a Buddhist Scholar

I think Robert Thurman, Alex Berzin, etc, etc. Must of had the goal to become scholars otherwise they wouldn't have accomplished it. I need practical suggestions on how to do it, not advice on what my goals should or shouldn't be.. Bob Thurman was my MA advisor. He was a monk in the Gelug tradition...
by Queequeg
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Fundamental Ignorance
Replies: 16
Views: 583

Re: Fundamental Ignorance

The truth is not everyone has that cosmological connection i.e Buddha nature. Actually that is not so. One of the fundamental aspects of buddhanature is that everyone does. It might be hard to realise but it is the true nature of every being. Indeed. As the sutra says... ...this threefold world is ...
by Queequeg
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:56 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
by Queequeg
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Pete Buttigieg
Replies: 37
Views: 748

Re: Pete Buttigieg

As to your impression of American presidential politics... de Toqueville writing in 1831: Following up... one of my favorite books on American presidential campaigning is Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail by Hunter Thompson. The presidential campaign is a circus and a trauma for the country. ...
by Queequeg
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Pete Buttigieg
Replies: 37
Views: 748

Re: Pete Buttigieg

Using state funds to bail out banks is socialist. Technically correct, but in the ignorant, half wit public discourse of the United States, when state funds are used to bail out the banks, its a prudent use of resources. When used to provide basic needs of the citizens, its socialist, in the pejora...
by Queequeg
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Pete Buttigieg
Replies: 37
Views: 748

Re: Pete Buttigieg

Hehe... nice one. Many good points. What sticks out to me as a non-American Aussie-Ukraine-Swiss mongrel, is this apparent need for a brand. This vacuous selling point that has so little to do with governing a nation and yet everything to do with winning elections. When Trump was running, the thing...
by Queequeg
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Andrew Yang is running for President. Who?
Replies: 61
Views: 1649

Re: Andrew Yang is running for President. Who?

I bet Yang would beat Beto in a game of S.K.A.T.E. (its a skateboarding game, kind of like H.O.R.S.E. in basketball, where one person does a trick and then everyone else has to do the same one or pick up a letter. First one to spell SKATE loses): Jezebel: I guess you and Beto will have to have a pun...
by Queequeg
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: BERNIE! BERNIE! BERNIE!
Replies: 64
Views: 2094

Re: BERNIE! BERNIE! BERNIE!

As I suggested above, there's a little middle-aged-former-punk-rock-chick heart throb thing going on with Beto.
by Queequeg
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Pete Buttigieg
Replies: 37
Views: 748

Re: Pete Buttigieg

Nathan Robinson of Current Affair did a pretty long and intelligent takedown of Mayor Pete mostly based on Buttigieg's book but also on his tenure as the Mayor so far. Not sure if Robinson has an agenda except for his admitted Socialist stance, but I must say I was persuaded. https://www.currentaff...
by Queequeg
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Pete Buttigieg
Replies: 37
Views: 748

Re: Pete Buttigieg

Pretty much sick of hearing from self-proclaimed socialists. When public funds were used to bail out failing banks (guilty of fraud), the silence was overwhelming. Yet when we try to feed a starving child they call it "entitlement programs." Suddenly it became the trend to say "socialism" What a jo...

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