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by Aemilius
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sarlo's Guru Rating Service
Replies: 12
Views: 339

Re: Sarlo's Guru Rating Service

Don't take it too seriously. There is a lot of work behind it, I am sure. The sheer number of the gurus is stunning. Hundreds of them, whom I have never heard of, or maybe even close to one thousand. There is a message in their number, and in the attitude and treatment of them. You could never do th...
by Aemilius
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Sambhogakaya buddhafields
Replies: 15
Views: 611

Re: Sambhogakaya buddhafields

The male vs female distinction becomes gradually more refined and more subtle in the kamaloka heavens, there are four or six grades of this refinement. The teaching about the qualities of the kamaloka devas is found in the Abhidharmakosa of Vasubandhu, and in the Shurangama Sutra , it is also quite ...
by Aemilius
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Sambhogakaya buddhafields
Replies: 15
Views: 611

Re: Sambhogakaya buddhafields

The problem is solved by there being worldly dhyanas and transcendental dhyanas. The pure-realms (sudhavasa) exist also in the Sravakayana literature, they are inhabited by non-retuners and arahats . In the Sravakayana-abhidharma the pure-realms exist side by side with the realms of worldly dhyanas....
by Aemilius
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Sambhogakaya buddhafields
Replies: 15
Views: 611

Re: Sambhogakaya buddhafields

A common way to understand Sambhogakaya is to see it as a form-body that manifests in the dhyana realms, which are equal to the deva realms or the realms of form. There are also deva realms that are in the desire realm, but which are higher than the human realm. For example the realm of Buddha Maitr...
by Aemilius
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Sambhogakaya buddhafields
Replies: 15
Views: 611

Re: Sambhogakaya buddhafields

Planet Earth is vijñapti according to the yogacara/cittamatra, see for example the works of Vasubandhu.
The three realms are merely mind, says Lankavatara sutra.
by Aemilius
Wed May 23, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1948
Views: 157161

Re: Music time

by Aemilius
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Collective karma
Replies: 139
Views: 3349

Re: Collective karma

Coming back to the original question, Vasubandhu defines and describes collective karma in an old thread, see : https://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=77&t=10766
by Aemilius
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: (Why) Did the Buddha grief his family?
Replies: 14
Views: 745

Re: (Why) Did the Buddha grief his family?

Hello, [...] So why did he go into the forest (to hide?) after the death of the Shakya clan and saying he felt empty after the deaths of Sariputra and Maugdalayana? The Buddha didn't say that he "felt empty". He said ( Ukkacela Sutta , emphasis mine): "Bhikkhus, this assembly appears to me empty no...
by Aemilius
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Recommendations for Yogacara works?
Replies: 32
Views: 1434

Re: Recommendations for Yogacara works?

Tathagatagarbha is mentioned in the Lankavatara sutra, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddha-na ... tara-Sutra
by Aemilius
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Bodhi Day Fish Release 8th Dec
Replies: 13
Views: 1445

Re: Bodhi Day Fish Release 8th Dec

If you read these articles, you will find that the case seems to be that there is a thriving business behind the "release of life". I.e. that the animals are caught for the purpose of selling them to the ignorant, naive and/or hypocrite buddhists searching for "merit". If the animals are caught in t...
by Aemilius
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Bodhi Day Fish Release 8th Dec
Replies: 13
Views: 1445

Re: Bodhi Day Fish Release 8th Dec

There is for example this: https://www.buddhistdoor.net/news/the-u ... fe-release
and https://www.buddhistdoor.net/features/r ... fe-release
more links at the bottom of these articles
by Aemilius
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Bodhi Day Fish Release 8th Dec
Replies: 13
Views: 1445

Re: Bodhi Day Fish Release 8th Dec

It is not irrelevant. If a person is catching fish with the intention of selling them for naive and faithfull for "procuring merit". Karma is intention and what is intended.
You must ask Poseidon, or an other God of the Sea, and ask what he thinks, whether the fish are benefited or not?
by Aemilius
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Bodhi Day Fish Release 8th Dec
Replies: 13
Views: 1445

Re: Bodhi Day Fish Release 8th Dec

Ocean Trash: 5.25 Trillion Pieces and Counting
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/new ... ne-debris/
If you can do something to this unimaginable mass of debris in the ocean, it is certainly "saving lives" in a direct manner
by Aemilius
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Diets are dumb
Replies: 54
Views: 3430

Re: Diets are dumb

There is an article about the Diet of Buddha in Guide to Buddhism A 2 Z, which is informative and most interesting. For some obscure reason I can't form a link to it.
by Aemilius
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1948
Views: 157161

Re: Music time

1000 sitars playing, it is not that bad,
by Aemilius
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Marsipan stolle
Replies: 15
Views: 838

Re: Marsipan stolle

Oh dear... some minutes ago facebook reminded me of this photo of my homemade Marzipan Stollen I baked exactly one year ago today *sigh* Unfortunately meanwhile I've decided to cut down on sugar (for a given reason :emb: ), so this year it will only be a miniature one for me, if at all. PS: @Aemili...
by Aemilius
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Marsipan stolle
Replies: 15
Views: 838

Marsipan stolle

There appears to be some contrversy about the origin of marsipan. The stuff is well known in China and in the arabic cuisine, but many people would like to believe that it was invented in Europe. As Sravasti Dhammika is preparing a book about the food at the time of Gautama, may be he has some ideas...
by Aemilius
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How to believe in rebirth
Replies: 142
Views: 13187

Re: How to believe in rebirth

Your metaphor is not very good or satisfactory, to say the least. What does the truck in it stand for? Who is sitting at the wheel? The traditional metaphor for the 5 skandhas (one found in the 12 links) is better, i.e. a boat with four people in it, one of whom holds a rudder. This metaphor makes a...

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