I think, these are for Vajrayana in general.
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- Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:50 am
- Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
- Topic: Is chewing Nicotine Gum to quit smoking a breach of the 5th precept?
- Replies: 4
- Views: 142
Trying to quit smoking is supporting the 5th precept. Nevertheless if smoking is an intoxication that concerns the 5th precept or not: the trial to leave a bad habit supports good habits and restraint already. IMO.
Went to a symphony last night and I swear Coolio's Gangster's Paradise sounds a lot like Dvorak's Serenade for Strings, Op22 II. Menuetto. And actually, Coolio's song is a sample of Stevie Wonder, so I'm "wondering" if Stevie got a bit of his musical ideas from Dvorak. My impression is only consume...
Beyond its scale, Seven Magic Mountains differs from traditional rock balancing in that it uses an inner support structure, presumably to help it withstand the desert’s high winds. That is a smart solution. So, the artist could make the construction seem impressingly unstable and dangerous while it...
Tomorrow I have to write something for German and history and learn math. :shock: I'm so afraid to start with math. But it will be good have it done, tomorrow night. What kind of math are you studying? No real study, I'm just going to school again. Something like high school for adults in the eveni...
Yes, very nice thread so far. I think, the Catalonians will manage their mess somehow. I have to manage mine: many "to-do"s on my list every day but I don't like to hurry. I have to take the duties smoothly. "Sweet, soft and easy". But it's interesting anyhow. Today it was a very rainy & cold day. S...
I don't find it really offensive, but I have to add: one of the most saddening things about Christmas time are the many lonely drunken people in town. Where do you see these lonely drunks, are they sitting alone in bars? I fear that's my future someday...no kids, distant family spread across the co...
Yes, it would be extremely wonderful, if one could send surplus food to other parts of the world. You're right, how is that not a service yet? :smile: Must be a problem of durability of the dishes and of money for postage. But in our German bigger cities we have a volunteer movement ("Tafeln"): peo...
I don't find it really offensive, but I have to add: one of the most saddening things about Christmas time are the many lonely drunken people in town. For me Christmas is cooking and eating... And NOT eating all those chocolates and cookies people bring. :lol: It's a habit were I live that every vis...
- Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:06 pm
- Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
- Topic: Meditation Halls... like Gymnasiums
- Replies: 8
- Views: 261
When I am traveling and looking for a quiet place for meditation, I use to visit churches and sit there. If the church is not famous, it is likely to be the most quiet place in a crowded city. I suppose, the Christian God doesn't mind me performing Buddhist meditation in his place. :smile: I don't u...
- Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:25 am
- Forum: Lounge
- Topic: Best political system for Dharma
- Replies: 52
- Views: 906
I think, it must be a political system that provides a good material foundation for it's citizens. People are only able to practice dharma if the basic necessities are no struggle anymore. Food, clear water, shelter, education and medical care have to be easily available - otherwise there's no scope...
- Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:05 am
- Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
- Topic: Drawing Thangka Paintings
- Replies: 24
- Views: 512
Once, over two weeks Christmas holiday, I tried to paint a mandala. It was a really nice work, bringing my mind into very calm realms. An ideal work for winter time. But after two weeks I did a shortcut: instead of painting more and more details I placed some white balls into the picture: bubbles of...