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by DGA
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Santa La Muerte
Replies: 156
Views: 1978

Re: Santa La Muerte

Tenma, Because you have mentioned suicidal thoughts, I strongly advise you to see your guidance counsellor at school ASAP. (I am surprised that no one else on this forum has made this suggestion.) As a retired doctor, this is not something to be taken lightly. I think you may need psychological cou...
by DGA
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What's an emanation?
Replies: 16
Views: 638

Re: What's an emanation?

I'm bringing up this topic again because, as it turns out, this theme is consequential for how some practitioners approach their practice, and how certain practices are understood. To give an example from a DW thread a few years ago, here are portions of some posts that show how one particular inter...
by DGA
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 155
Views: 3141

Re: Random Thoughts

A bit off topic, but this is a random thought: image.jpeg There is nothing off topic in Random Thoughts. And what a nice way to bring it back to Dharma. :) I searched DW for the term "Timeless awareness" and didnt come up with any hits. I know what I think it is, but do I really? I think I first he...
by DGA
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Santa La Muerte
Replies: 156
Views: 1978

Re: Santa La Muerte

Going back to the OP... What are the views of the "new saint," Santa La Muerte? Right now, people are putting up a statue of her in a park nearby and I would like to ask the Buddhist view of the personification of death. Is she worldly or Not? She personifies death, but is based off of an Aztec deat...
by DGA
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How to overcome family estrangement?
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: How to overcome family estrangement?

You don't have to overcome it. Maybe you don't need to? It's OK to be estranged from your family if: *you do not harbor any ill will toward them. Instead, you wish all your family members only the very best. *you live your life honorably, with integrity. Do your best. *you don't worry about it. Move...
by DGA
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Shakra-Indra as Xtian God
Replies: 35
Views: 622

Re: Shakra-Indra as Xtian God

Also, In Vedanta, Chaitanya or Pure Awareness is our actual state and THIS accords perfectly with Mahamudra & Dzogchen and what the Pali texts teach. Would you mind elaborating on this point a bit? If you have a reference for this idea, it would be helpful. Thanks. Yes DGA..... So, In the book "Com...
by DGA
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 155
Views: 3141

Re: Random Thoughts

Today I figured out that my daughter (18 months old) thinks the old Muppet routine Manah Manah is about bananas. I show her a banana and what does she say?

by DGA
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Sweet Home To Alabamians.
Replies: 9
Views: 234

Re: Sweet Home To Alabamians.

It's also worth recalling who actually put Jones over the top. I do hope he remembers this: Doug Jones, Moore’s opponent, was carried to victory by black folks—specifically black women. Exit polls showed that 98 percent of black women voted for Jones, as compared with 93 percent of black men, 35 per...
by DGA
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Sweet Home To Alabamians.
Replies: 9
Views: 234

Re: Sweet Home To Alabamians.

Well done Alabama! We on this side of the pond are hoping that you have signalled a return to sanity across your great nation.. :twothumbsup: It won't be I don't think, by and large the Democrats are useless, especially since the DNC elite wing is trying to purge any truly progressive or (gasp) lef...
by DGA
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Shakra-Indra as Xtian God
Replies: 35
Views: 622

Re: Shakra-Indra as Xtian God

Stefos wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:20 pm
Also, In Vedanta, Chaitanya or Pure Awareness is our actual state and THIS accords perfectly with Mahamudra & Dzogchen and
what the Pali texts teach.
Would you mind elaborating on this point a bit? If you have a reference for this idea, it would be helpful. Thanks.
by DGA
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: J. Stone's book on Original Enlightenment
Replies: 21
Views: 514

Re: J. Stone's book on Original Enlightenment

I think her language is suggesting that Tathagatagarbha formed a separate tradition beside that of the Yogacara in China (A few people like Zongmi and Chengguan classified it as such) not that Buddha Nature arose in China. *sigh* thank you. I include the book and page number and repeatedly say "you...
by DGA
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 87
Views: 957

Re: Buddhist Billionaire plans to change China

We were given a choice between a turd pie and a crap sandwich...I realized I didnt have to choose either...so I didnt. That being said, I do believe that in the long term that history will show that trump is the very slightly lesser of two evils...not to mention the fact that the far left is just a...
by DGA
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: simultaneity of cause and effect
Replies: 243
Views: 4039

Re: simultaneity of cause and effect

When both of you get rebuked you think it's fine to pick on the Nichiren Buddhists, as you have low respect for them. You should be bowing to them! :lol: I'm not picking on any member of any sect, nor criticizing anyone's practice. I am asking questions, and pointing out weak arguments, and here I'...
by DGA
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: J. Stone's book on Original Enlightenment
Replies: 21
Views: 514

Re: J. Stone's book on Original Enlightenment

rory wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:22 am
It's a super boiled down clearly explained potted history that's very useful to share when having such discussions, but if people cannot be bothered to read they only have themselves to blame when they get it completely wrong.
On this point, we agree completely.

:cheers:
by DGA
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Tendai Buddhism Retreat : NYC 10/27-20/29
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: Tendai Buddhism Retreat : NYC 10/27-20/29

Is the audio for this event available online?
by DGA
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Tendai Lecture: 3000 World Rev. Ryoei
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: Tendai Lecture: 3000 World Rev. Ryoei

Is the audio of this lecture available anywhere online?
by DGA
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: New To Buddhism
Replies: 14
Views: 365

Re: New To Buddhism

Hello everyone. I recently turned 29 and for all of my adult life I've studied religion, politics and philosophy. Well, I say "studied" but I'm not some master, I just read what interests me in various articles, books, Wikipedia, whatever. However I've never felt all that satisfied with any of it a...
by DGA
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Western Gyo, Eastern Gyo in Tendai
Replies: 44
Views: 7074

Re: Western Gyo, Eastern Gyo in Tendai

Out of curiosity, does the New York Institute also function generally as an education centre, if I may add to the above question-and-answer exchange. I say this, because I am very interested in learning what I can from such a resource, but I am not particularly interested or likely to be interested...
by DGA
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Western Gyo, Eastern Gyo in Tendai
Replies: 44
Views: 7074

Re: Western Gyo, Eastern Gyo in Tendai

liuzg150181 wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:10 am
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
truer words were never spoken!