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by Aemilius
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Bodhi Day Fish Release 8th Dec
Replies: 4
Views: 136

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: 1994

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: 1492
Views: 122556

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: 357

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: 357

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: 134
Views: 9953

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: 1492
Views: 122556

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: 1492
Views: 122556

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: 19
Views: 682

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: 322

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: 235
Views: 12874

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: 235
Views: 12874

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...
by Aemilius
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Did the 84 mahasiddhas practice Ngöndro?
Replies: 235
Views: 12874

Re: Did the 84 Mahasiddhas practice Ngöndro?

So what is the actual question? -did the Mahasiddhas practice Ngöndro, or something else? Ngöndro means "that which goes before", i.e. preliminary. In the Life of Milarepa the four ordinary ngondro are mentioned, i.e. "the four thoughts that turn the mind", -this takes place when he meditated near M...
by Aemilius
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Did the 84 mahasiddhas practice Ngöndro?
Replies: 235
Views: 12874

Re: Did the 84 mahasiddhas practice Ngöndro?

so does anybody know when did the ngondro the way it is practiced today - that is accumulating 111000 of each - first appear? 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 ...
by Aemilius
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: sex with prostitute
Replies: 151
Views: 4566

Re: sex with prostitute

is it bad karma and evil to have sex with prostitute? So I'm assuming that this is a question about heterosexual sex (because unfortunately Gay male sex was considered negative in all forms traditionally). It is not good karma. It is evil if you personally know (or reasonably suspect beforehand) th...
by Aemilius
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Please, say some protective mantras for me
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: Please, say some protective mantras for me

tadyatha om muni muni mahamuniye svaha
tadyatha om muni muni mahamuniye svaha
tadyatha om muni muni mahamuniye svaha
tadyatha om muni muni mahamuniye svaha
tadyatha om muni muni mahamuniye svaha
by Aemilius
Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Origin of mankind and animals according Buddhism.
Replies: 83
Views: 6546

Re: Origin of mankind and animals according Buddhism.

According to Science all forms of existent creatures on planet Earth have arisen form the LUA or LUCA, Last Universal (Common) Ancestor. In this there is no difference between insects and animals (including humans). In Buddhism miraculous birth has a definite meaning, it does not mean "miracle" in t...
by Aemilius
Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: The Jataka Tales & The Origin of Mahayana Buddhism
Replies: 4
Views: 622

Re: The Jataka Tales & The Origin of Mahayana Buddhism

Jatakas are pre-mahayana, that is the whole point to beging with.
by Aemilius
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: The Jataka Tales & The Origin of Mahayana Buddhism
Replies: 4
Views: 622

Re: The Jataka Tales & The Origin of Mahayana Buddhism

Huntington's Emptiness of Emptiness on page 20 says that as many as 34 other Buddhas are mentioned in the Jatakas.
by Aemilius
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: The Jataka Tales & The Origin of Mahayana Buddhism
Replies: 4
Views: 622

Re: The Jataka Tales & The Origin of Mahayana Buddhism

Several Buddhas are mentioned by name in the Jatakas. The doctrine of boddhisattva career is thus implicit in the Jatakas from the beginning. I.e. that there have been a multitude of Buddhas in the infinite past and and a multitude of bodhisattvas who became those Buddhas, this view is implicit or p...