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by Aemilius
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is reborn after death?
Replies: 128
Views: 6140

Re: What is reborn after death?

The pure consciousness is reborn, or a pure being is reborn. This is a more helpful attitude. It ofcourse is also true, because samsara is empty of reality.
by Aemilius
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A Geofencing Buss in Göteborg Sweden
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Re: A Geofencing Buss in Göteborg Sweden

3 out of 10 of Keoli's buses in Gothenburg drive too fast in public transport, showing a survey. Testing has begun to use GPS signals to control speed. The technique is called geofencing. Geofencing is tested today on bus 55 in Gothenburg. When the bus runs up to Götaälvbron, the speed is automatica...
by Aemilius
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A Geofencing Buss in Göteborg Sweden
Replies: 4
Views: 195

A Geofencing Buss in Göteborg Sweden

A new geofencing buss in Sweden cannot drive faster than 15km/h (= 9.32 mph). Look at the video https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/vast/ ... geofencing
by Aemilius
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How Sloths Went From the Seas to the Trees
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: How Sloths Went From the Seas to the Trees

A true ascetic and a meditator, this creature.
by Aemilius
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: time traveling?
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: time traveling?

For my part I can say that my "feeling" is that they are genuine, especially when compared to those new ones that are clearly propaganda & rubbish. This comes into the area of Knowledge of the three times , which is kind of interesting. They must have had an influence, because the various propagandi...
by Aemilius
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land - Some Doubts and Weak Faith
Replies: 14
Views: 446

Re: Pure Land - Some Doubts and Weak Faith

Sometimes my faith is weak and I have doubts of Pure Land teachings...are they real? Buddha did not teach such things. Others did. Its easy to imagine somewhere (some centurys ago), an abbot or a monk, seeing people lacking in faith, decide to create the Pure Land teachings. And thats it, we have t...
by Aemilius
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: time traveling?
Replies: 4
Views: 308

time traveling?

There are tens or hundreds of videos of time travelers (in the Youtube), who say they have been in the future, and now tell us what it is like in the future. Al Bielek is an older one, that has existed for more than a decade. Then there is the ApexTV, which is one of the originals in this branch. Bu...
by Aemilius
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: No end to samsara?
Replies: 67
Views: 3650

Re: No end to samsara?

I also think there are many unexplained things in the behaviour of bacteria, as an example. How can we know they do not somehow perceive their surroundings? Bacteria have bacterial conjugation . Bacteria move from one place to another place, why would they do that? Do they have an awareness of an o...
by Aemilius
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2375
Views: 193875

Re: Music time

Aemilius, erik satie is great..plz, whose are those paintings by? thnx, ill be listening and looking at that Edouard Cortes,1882...1969, French post-impressionist. That was taken from wikipedia, I didn't know anything about him or his paintings before finding this collage of visual art and music. T...
by Aemilius
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Importance of Studying the Arts/Sciences While Studying Dharma
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: The Importance of Studying the Arts/Sciences While Studying Dharma

In the Mahayana the five Vidya-sthanas or Branches of learning, which belong to the Perfection of Virya or Energy, are: Buddhist philosophy, logic or dialectics, grammar, medicine, technical arts and crafts. This is told in Har Dayal's Bodhisattva Doctrine in Buddhist Sanskrit Literature . A link to...
by Aemilius
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2375
Views: 193875

Re: Music time

by Aemilius
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is reborn after death?
Replies: 128
Views: 6140

Re: What is reborn after death?

I know the suttas and sutras are reported to be Shakyamuni Buddha’s words, his teachings. You believe what is reported.You don't know do you? Do you believe Shakyamuni Buddha taught Mahayana and Tantra? I don’t know if Shakyamuni Buddha actually spoke the words as recorded in each and every sutta a...
by Aemilius
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Can you make fire with just two sticks and your hands?
Replies: 10
Views: 1224

Re: Can you make fire with just two sticks and your hands?

I'm not sure what you want to know, there are many videos in the YouTube in this topic, like "how to make a fire using sticks" etc... and about various "primitive" technologies of making fire. They are interesting, and maybe usefull if you find yourself in a rain in a dark forest alone.
by Aemilius
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is reborn after death?
Replies: 128
Views: 6140

Re: What is reborn after death?

"During the period between death and the next birth, a being is said to exist as a spirit composed of subtle types of the five skandhas (aggregates). Did the Buddha give any teachings about “the period between death and the next birth” or about “a spirit composed of subtle types of the five skandha...
by Aemilius
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is reborn after death?
Replies: 128
Views: 6140

Re: What is reborn after death?

Being of the intermediate state is reborn. It is called "gandharva" or "gandhabba" in the Sravakayana sutras/suttas. It is mentioned in the sutras, but all of the early schools did not accept it. What? A gandharva is a class of beings. Not all sentient beings arise as gandharva. Do you mean as an e...
by Aemilius
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: No end to samsara?
Replies: 67
Views: 3650

Re: No end to samsara?

Also, there are many places in the teachings of Dharma that state that there is no consciousness or awareness without an object. Consciousness arises depending on the six senses and the objects of the senses. There is no independent or separate consciousness. Claiming such would be same as grasping...
by Aemilius
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: No end to samsara?
Replies: 67
Views: 3650

Re: No end to samsara?

Your correction doesn't refute my post. I didn't say that consciousness arises without an object of consciousness. I said that the potential awareness that arises as consciousness exists prior to any contact with an object. Otherwise, consciousness would arise without a cause. This potential awaren...

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