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by Queequeg
Sat May 23, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What are the most minimalist or simplest forms or schools of Buddhism?
Replies: 53
Views: 774

Re: What are the most minimalist or simplest forms or schools of Buddhism?

I think merely hearing about Buddha nature leading to Buddhahood works well with Shen Hui's instant enlightenment teaching; it creates a problem of practice, which is resolved if this teaching is correct. Did anyone else teach this? I think this teaching, sometimes in different terminology, is wide...
by Queequeg
Fri May 22, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What are the most minimalist or simplest forms or schools of Buddhism?
Replies: 53
Views: 774

Re: What are the most minimalist or simplest forms or schools of Buddhism?

Malcolm wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 7:38 pm
Queequeg wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 5:17 pm


Do good. Avoid evil.
You forgot a lines: Observe your mind.
Ah, right. Without observing the mind, its just a better way to do samsara.
by Queequeg
Fri May 22, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What are the most minimalist or simplest forms or schools of Buddhism?
Replies: 53
Views: 774

Re: What are the most minimalist or simplest forms or schools of Buddhism?

I'm asking about trainings that can be considered sufficient and yet are simple. Namo Amitabha is deep and sufficient even if one knows and follows only the five precepts and praises Amitabha by chanting Namo Amitabha, they will get to the Pure Land. This is far from superficial. It is also not to ...
by Queequeg
Fri May 22, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What are the most minimalist or simplest forms or schools of Buddhism?
Replies: 53
Views: 774

Re: What are the most minimalist or simplest forms or schools of Buddhism?

None of them? All of them? Some of them? I don't know if there is a simple teaching in Buddhism that doesn't have infinite detail. ... Until it stops. Thanks. All can be detailed at great length, sure, but some can be learned and practiced sufficiently with an extremely small amount of detail. Namo...
by Queequeg
Fri May 22, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What are the most minimalist or simplest forms or schools of Buddhism?
Replies: 53
Views: 774

Re: What are the most minimalist or simplest forms or schools of Buddhism?

None of them? All of them? Some of them?

I don't know if there is a simple teaching in Buddhism that doesn't have infinite detail.



Until it stops.
by Queequeg
Thu May 21, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Karmic cause become gay
Replies: 72
Views: 1407

Re: Karmic cause become gay

This has run its course.
by Queequeg
Wed May 20, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1101
Views: 46080

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

I am very confused, more so than ever regarding the corona virus. My state re-opened pretty much everything, including pools, malls, and casinos. I know they have extra rules but still very concerned about this virus spreading more now, than ever. I am still pretty much staying in most of the time,...
by Queequeg
Wed May 20, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Difficult moral questions I can't quite answer
Replies: 15
Views: 435

Re: Difficult moral questions I can't quite answer

Question 1 . I read that the worst kind of hell in buddhism is the avici hell, there are a few actions that can lead to this such as killing your parents, killing an arahat, injuring buddha, etc.. Now imagine a scenario, where a parents is psychologically insane and wanted to shoot their own child,...
by Queequeg
Tue May 19, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Advice for young buddhists
Replies: 12
Views: 338

Re: Advice for young buddhists

thanks for your thoughts! good points from all of you, and I think I am a bit of an overthinker. Sometimes it needs reminding to just keep it simple and focus on my connection with Dharma :meditate: . -jay There is thinking and then overthinking. Your questions do not come across as overthinking at...
by Queequeg
Tue May 19, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Advice for young buddhists
Replies: 12
Views: 338

Re: Advice for young buddhists

being kind, sharing in others' joy, being caring, viewing all beings equally Come to think of it... in SGI those are the practices that they call Treasures of the Heart, isn't it? Not in the exact terms of the Brahma Viharas, but in the aggregate effect. That is one of the great things of the commu...
by Queequeg
Tue May 19, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Advice for young buddhists
Replies: 12
Views: 338

Re: Advice for young buddhists

the practices you suggest that are not practice, are the better part of practice. I'm sure someone told us those things when we were young. Speaking for myself, I think I kind of took that sort of advice to heart as much as I could, but it takes a little life experience to really understand that an...
by Queequeg
Tue May 19, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Karmic cause become gay
Replies: 72
Views: 1407

Re: Karmic cause become gay

Well, it certainly explains why there's so many straight people. It's just all that homosexual experimentation with non-monogamy. It's just going to feed into itself forever, as more and more straight people start experimenting with non-monogamy. :toilet: Hey, if it keeps you rotating through the h...
by Queequeg
Mon May 18, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Karmic cause become gay
Replies: 72
Views: 1407

Re: Karmic cause become gay

Caoimhghín wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 8:45 pm
We can only assume being born straight is due to cheating on your homosexual lover.
:rolling:

Best explanation.
by Queequeg
Mon May 18, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Advice for young buddhists
Replies: 12
Views: 338

Re: Advice for young buddhists

Hard to give advice to someone else. I don't know what they teach in SGI anymore. Been a long time. What I assume is the basic practice they teach, chanting Daimoku, is a very profound and powerful practice. I don't think it would necessarily be apparent to someone just starting the practice. 25 yea...
by Queequeg
Sat May 16, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1101
Views: 46080

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

This is a slight possibility that at some point our robot tech will be good enough to send half a ton of general purpose robots to the Moon to make more of themselves and another spaceship out of lunar materials and start dropping tons of refined metals back to Earth, In the time that it takes the ...
by Queequeg
Fri May 15, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: How does offering music work?
Replies: 12
Views: 1276

Re: How does offering music work?

The practice of offering music originates from India. There, in classical hindustani (especially dhrupad) or karnatic music each raga is considered the manifestation, the "sound body" of a divinity. They are more than just offerings or invocations: they have the same power like bija mantras. Classi...
by Queequeg
Fri May 15, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1101
Views: 46080

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

The problem with automation is that it eliminates jobs. I read somewhere recently that this is something of an urban myth. The areas in the US that have the highest level of automation also have very low unemployment (e.g, Seattle, San Francisco) whereas previous coal-mining and industrial manufact...
by Queequeg
Fri May 15, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1101
Views: 46080

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

The problem with automation is that it eliminates jobs. I read somewhere recently that this is something of an urban myth. The areas in the US that have the highest level of automation also have very low unemployment (e.g, Seattle, San Francisco) whereas previous coal-mining and industrial manufact...
by Queequeg
Thu May 14, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1101
Views: 46080

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

That is a grim picture, but I'm not convinced that some borg future is the only possibility. I know he's another one of the evil genii of Silicon Valley, well, actually, Seattle, but I recall something Bezos said about the future that sounded great to me. To build it up - Ever since we started using...
by Queequeg
Thu May 14, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Zazen Instructions.
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Zazen Instructions.

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