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by Aemilius
Wed May 23, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1873
Views: 150806

Re: Music time

by Aemilius
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Collective karma
Replies: 139
Views: 3094

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: 674

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: 1320

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: 1355

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: 1355

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: 1355

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: 1355

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: 3269

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: 1873
Views: 150806

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: 768

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: 768

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: 12796

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...
by Aemilius
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1873
Views: 150806

Re: Music time



The whole Sitar Concerto is much longer. There is also another, recent recording of it at the Philharmonie Luxembourg, with the same soloist.
by Aemilius
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1873
Views: 150806

Re: Music time


Bach performed by two stepping dancers
by Aemilius
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Why and how did karma come into existence?
Replies: 20
Views: 1569

Re: Why and how did karma come into existence?

I wouldn't spend (waste?) too much time trying to reconcile evolutionary history with karma. Karma is not a naturalistic theory, although I would hope it doesn't contradict naturalism. But there are many imponderables involved. For instance, one of them is that the human notion of time is inextrica...
by Aemilius
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan sources of ānāpānasmṛti
Replies: 2
Views: 475

Re: Tibetan sources of ānāpānasmṛti

Arthaviniscaya sutra contains the teaching of mindfulness of breathing, there exists also an Indian commentary to it.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthaviniscaya _Sutra
by Aemilius
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Did the 84 mahasiddhas practice Ngöndro?
Replies: 239
Views: 16639

Re: Did the 84 mahasiddhas practice Ngöndro?

In the beginning of many Mahayana sutras, the interlocutor is described as first prostrating to the Chom-den-de (i.e., Buddha) before sitting down and asking his or her question. Sravakayana tradition knows two types of bowing, the bowing with respectful salutation of hands, añjali-kamma , and the ...
by Aemilius
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Did the 84 mahasiddhas practice Ngöndro?
Replies: 239
Views: 16639

Re: Did the 84 mahasiddhas practice Ngöndro?

The 111,1111 accumulations are a new invention relatively speaking. My own research seems to indicate this was a product of the 18th century revitalization and codification of the Sarma Traditions associated Khyentse, Kongtrul and Wangpo. In the Life of Tsongkhapa by Robert Thurman , he describes h...