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by Osho
Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Joshu Sasaki has left his body.
Replies: 6
Views: 1008

Re: Joshu Sasaki has left his body.

:good:
by Osho
Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Joshu Sasaki has left his body.
Replies: 6
Views: 1008

Re: Joshu Sasaki has left his body.

Obituary links here...
http://shambhalasun.com/sunspace/joshu- ... ad-at-107/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Osho
Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Joshu Sasaki has left his body.
Replies: 6
Views: 1008

Joshu Sasaki has left his body.

Sasaki age 107 was Leonard Cohen's teacher.
http://hardcorezen.info/joshu-sasaki/29 ... ment-63918" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Osho
Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:58 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shingon: the Tibetan and Nichiren connection?
Replies: 18
Views: 1710

Re: Shingon: the Tibetan and Nichiren connection?

A mandala or a gohonzon for Buddhists must be like an icon or a pieta for Catholics? Yep, same general idea. Focus for 'faith'. Some Buddhist paths reckon that there's some sort of 'magic woo' attached to mandalas / gohonzon. you tend not to get that with the Catholic or Orthodox these days but, in...
by Osho
Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Opinions on the Consequences of Chinese Occupation of Tibet
Replies: 206
Views: 10239

Re: Opinions on the Consequences of Chinese Occupation of Ti

As have I Malcolm, as have I.
Possibly best that all concerned do likewise and then make up their own minds.
Propaganda thrives on ignorance.
:smile:
by Osho
Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Opinions on the Consequences of Chinese Occupation of Tibet
Replies: 206
Views: 10239

Re: How Tibetans really feel about the occupation

That was a serious point.
I trust that it was politely made.
That was the intention.
by Osho
Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Opinions on the Consequences of Chinese Occupation of Tibet
Replies: 206
Views: 10239

Re: How Tibetans really feel about the occupation

That's non different in Tibet except that for some reason Tibetan Buddhism is quite the fashion right now with affluent folks. The situation on the ground in Tibet is very serious and not this Disney land of religious freedom and happiness you want to paint. With all due respect. What we hear on DW...
by Osho
Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Opinions on the Consequences of Chinese Occupation of Tibet
Replies: 206
Views: 10239

Re: How Tibetans really feel about the occupation

It was tough for all religious during the Cultural Revolution. That's history. Nowadays religion is flourishing in China and money is pouring in to rebuild Buddhist and Daoist concerns. That's non different in Tibet except that for some reason Tibetan Buddhism is quite the fashion right now with aff...
by Osho
Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Opinions on the Consequences of Chinese Occupation of Tibet
Replies: 206
Views: 10239

Re: How Tibetans really feel about the occupation

With respect to the Tibetan question, you most certainly are pro-Chinese. Today I was in a Tibetan library here in Kathmandu searching for a certain Tibetan text (a pecha). There were a number of boxes piled up on the floor full of Tibetan texts. I looked at them and noted the lettering on the boxe...
by Osho
Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Six Identities of Chih-i
Replies: 12
Views: 1551

Re: Six Identities of Chih-i

Thanks for that heads up Queequeg.
Swanson does give some alternative readings.
Two translators = Three opinions.
:smile:
by Osho
Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Finding Faith and Gratitude Again
Replies: 29
Views: 4249

Re: Finding Faith and Gratitude Again

:good:

'Inconceivable' kinda says it all.
No point in trying, simply trust.

:smile:
by Osho
Mon Jun 30, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Six Identities of Chih-i
Replies: 12
Views: 1551

Re: Six Identities of Chih-i

There's a very generous Foreword overview of Swanson's 'three truths' via 'Look Inside' at the bottom of this page... http://www.amazon.co.uk/Foundations-Tien-Tai-Philosophy-Flowering/dp/0895819198/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1404134386&sr=8-4&keywords=Paul+Swanson" onclick="window.open(this.href);return...
by Osho
Sun Jun 22, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Finding Faith and Gratitude Again
Replies: 29
Views: 4249

Re: Finding Faith and Gratitude Again

Cultivating Nembutsu overcomes despondency.
It is so easy to do and actually works.
:smile:
by Osho
Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Finding Faith and Gratitude Again
Replies: 29
Views: 4249

Re: Finding Faith and Gratitude Again

:good:
by Osho
Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Shamar Rinpoche passed away
Replies: 76
Views: 12135

Shamar Rinpoche passes

With deep sadness and gratitude for his teachings, we share the news that Shamar Rinpoche passed away suddenly on June 11, 2014, in Renchen-Ulm, Germany.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shamar-R ... 4934341571" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Osho
Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Soka Gakai (SGI) Criticism Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 27733

Re: Soka Gakai (SGI) Criticism Thread

Rokushu wrote:If Dogen were alive today, would he teach Zazen "just sitting", or maybe join Kempon Hokke Shu and become a zealous follower? Guess it depends on who you ask. So funny to think about!
WWDD?

:smile:
by Osho
Mon May 26, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: China expands new measures to directly control Tibetan monas
Replies: 215
Views: 8656

Re: China expands new measures to directly control Tibetan m

Completely agree.
It's a Tibetan/ Chinese issue and one that has been rumbling away for years.
Nothin any of us say or post here will make a ha'porth of difference beyond our own egos.
Had my say now so no more fuel for anyone's fire from me here.
Appreciate the response.
:namaste:
by Osho
Mon May 26, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: China expands new measures to directly control Tibetan monas
Replies: 215
Views: 8656

Re: China expands new measures to directly control Tibetan m

Seems to me as an infrequent visitor to these lofty realms of DW that you have several sorts of western Buddhists on here and maybe one or two ethnic ones but no more than a few. converts are always the most zealous. on the one hand there's a bunch of Lisa Simpson type Tibet boosters. Save the Lamas...
by Osho
Sun May 25, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The absolute truth in one sentence
Replies: 63
Views: 3788

Re: The absolute truth in one sentence

"Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent."