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by Queequeg
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Football World Cup.
Replies: 25
Views: 290

Re: Football World Cup.

Went down to get some pizza and caught that second goal.

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by Queequeg
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: "Mindfulness" News Feed
Replies: 8
Views: 281

Re: "Mindfulness" News Feed

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S074959781630646X Here is the abstract of the study, which say performance is NOT compromised by meditation, which is misinterpreted by NYT AND Boing Boing. The different wording between the fake news sources and the actual scientific study are cruc...
by Queequeg
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Surprises in Buddhism?
Replies: 35
Views: 1529

Re: Surprises in Buddhism?

Note: I recall a discussion earlier where Q wrote that the Four Noble Truths are subsumed into NMRK and thus become more or less irrelevant to Nichiren Buddhism. Still, this is all a surprise…. You might find my recent comment here interesting: https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=28774&sta...
by Queequeg
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path
Replies: 47
Views: 609

Re: The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path

There is nothing but realizing the real, trying to, perfecting it. What does that look like for a person following the Perfect and Sudden? Is it an attitude rather than a practice? I think it looks like Tientai practice, Tendai practice, Nichiren practice, other Tientai derived practices... it also...
by Queequeg
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path
Replies: 47
Views: 609

Re: The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path

Queequeg wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:18 pm
ridiculous
I should not have been so flippant. As whimsical as this may seem, its not treated whimsically at all in the Tiantai schools and its offshoots. This is a matter of earnest seriousness without a hint of humor.
by Queequeg
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Football World Cup.
Replies: 25
Views: 290

Re: Football World Cup.

Mexico and Japan. Was really impressed with Mexico's win the other day. And Japan... that win over Columbia was remarkable. Athletically they were far outclassed, but that tenacity and relentless attack was fun to watch. It helped that they were up 11 on 10 for most of the game, but still, Japan put...
by Queequeg
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path
Replies: 47
Views: 609

Re: The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path

If the Buddha is ever enduring, without beginning, without end, then the problem-solution structure proposed by the 4NT no longer makes sense. It still makes sense since beings have themselves not reached the level of an arhat, Bodhisattva or Buddha. Intellectually knowing that suffering,kleshas an...
by Queequeg
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 124
Views: 2339

Re: TRUCK FUMP

A more appropriate Bowie?

Saw Bowie's first show in NY after 9-11. He opened with this.
by Queequeg
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path
Replies: 47
Views: 609

Re: The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path

Suffering , it's causes and cessation are clearly taught in Mahayana just as dependent origination and the wheel of rebirth is taught in both. It's the spokes of the 4th truth that are presented differently in Mahayana and Zen. Why would anyone practice Mahayana or Zen for that matter if there were...
by Queequeg
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path
Replies: 47
Views: 609

Re: Chan Texts: Translations & Studies

I suspect this may relate to the fact that they are a shravaka teaching per the Mahayana sutras. It's generally an E. Asian thing, largely because of the Mahayana sutras, but also, I would argue, the influence of Nagarjuna who deconstructs many teachings including the Four Noble Truths in Mulamadhy...
by Queequeg
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: translation of The Awakening of Faith
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: translation of The Awakening of Faith

I just did a quick Google search of his books - I see Awakening of Faith translation is unpublished. One of his other books "Buddhist Religions" indicates he was formerly at the University of Wisconsin. You might start by contacting the Department of Religion there.
Good luck!
by Queequeg
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Meditate and grow your ego
Replies: 42
Views: 799

Re: Meditate and grow your ego

:facepalm:
by Queequeg
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Meditate and grow your ego
Replies: 42
Views: 799

Re: Meditate and grow your ego

I take the blame for this digression.
smh
by Queequeg
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: "Mindfulness" News Feed
Replies: 8
Views: 281

Re: "Mindfulness" News Feed

Ok, so, I have "mindfulness" as one of my news feed topics so I get the articles on the subject. Some are interesting, some amusing. I figure fellows here may find some interesting. Instead of starting a new thread for each one, I will just post them here. To start things off https://boingboing.net...
by Queequeg
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path
Replies: 47
Views: 609

Re: The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path

Depends on the tradition. In East Asia, the Four Noble Truths are most closely related to the Sravakayana, the 12 Nidana with the Pratyekabuddhayana, and the Six Paramita with the Bodhisattvayana. As for texts... I guess it would start with the Agama, but its reiterated throughout the Mahayana canon...
by Queequeg
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Meditate and grow your ego
Replies: 42
Views: 799

Re: Meditate and grow your ego

dzogchungpa wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:15 pm
Well, a certain Mr. Stang felt no such compunction, see:
http://www.subgenius.com/bigfist/FIST20 ... _Bob2.html
We must smite the heretic, even if it is Mr. Stang. In this me must not slack.
by Queequeg
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Meditate and grow your ego
Replies: 42
Views: 799

Re: Meditate and grow your ego

dzogchungpa wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:52 pm
Queequeg wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:40 pm
I pray I get the same slack.
I suggest you pray to "Bob", then. :smile:
I will commit no such blasphemy. Bob is just the prophet.
by Queequeg
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Meditate and grow your ego
Replies: 42
Views: 799

Re: Meditate and grow your ego

:good: , especially this: Finally, and this is simple logic, if a so-called teacher exhibits anger, arrogance, greed, etc. why should I respect him? In what way is he better than a common fool? I daresay one can occasionally see such behavior on this very forum. Just occasionally? Most of us aren't...
by Queequeg
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Meditate and grow your ego
Replies: 42
Views: 799

Re: Meditate and grow your ego

if a so-called teacher exhibits anger, arrogance, greed, etc. why should I respect him? In what way is he better than a common fool? From the Canki Sutta: But in what way, Master Gotama, is there the discovery of truth? In what way does one discover truth? We ask Master Gotama about the discovery o...
by Queequeg
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Three Obstacles and Four Devils
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: Three Obstacles and Four Devils

It might be incompatible with the modern secular sensibilities, but when we consider that our mind and environment are continuous, its not surprising that redoubling efforts to practice would manifest in internal and external obstacles. The analogy I used to hear was of turning on a garden hose for ...

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