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by DGA
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Book Recommendations for Parents
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Re: Book Recommendations for Parents

https://www.amazon.ca/Oxford-Handbook-Development-Play/dp/0190247045/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1513612291&sr=8-3 https://www.amazon.ca/Oxford-Handbook-Development-Imagination/dp/019539576X/ref=sr_1_28?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1513612355&sr=1-28&keywords=oxford+imagination https://www.amazo...
by DGA
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Kalu Rinpoche on Pure Land Practice
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Kalu Rinpoche on Pure Land Practice

Simon E. wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:52 am
It seems clear to me (fwiw) that in the end the division into 'self power' or 'other power' represents a false dichotomy.
This is my understanding also.
by DGA
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: All is One
Replies: 61
Views: 741

Re: All is One

There are ways in which this thread is just sad.

I have nothing more to add than this:

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by DGA
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I've been so wrong/pure lands
Replies: 139
Views: 2483

Re: I've been so wrong/pure lands

Hold on. We're in the Nichiren sub. Therefore, whatever Nichiren may have had to say on the topic of whether or not Buddha Shakyamuni had afflictions should be definitive here. Do Nichiren's writings comment on this topic? I'm asking out of ignorance. I don't know the answer to this question. No. T...
by DGA
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I've been so wrong/pure lands
Replies: 139
Views: 2483

Re: I've been so wrong/pure lands

Hold on.

We're in the Nichiren sub. Therefore, whatever Nichiren may have had to say on the topic of whether or not Buddha Shakyamuni had afflictions should be definitive here.

Do Nichiren's writings comment on this topic? I'm asking out of ignorance. I don't know the answer to this question.
by DGA
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Kalu Rinpoche on Pure Land Practice
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Kalu Rinpoche on Pure Land Practice

Motova wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:55 am
Pure Land is my favourite Sutra tradition.

:bow:
It's an excellent path for many, many practitioners.

RESPECT!
by DGA
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Impressive SGI Hall in Korea
Replies: 19
Views: 389

Re: Impressive SGI Hall in Korea

[ I've had a heartache over this for the last couple of weeks since I read this thread. I'm a complete stranger to both SGI and Nichiren Shoshu, I'm largely ignorant of the backstory, but I'll be damned if it doesn't hurt anyway. It feels as though there must have been many such losses when that sp...
by DGA
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Intellectualism and Dzogchen
Replies: 43
Views: 729

Re: Intellectualism and Dzogchen

In dzogchen, in the beginning concepts are quite important. And this beginning in dzogchen can span over many years until we achieve total familiarity and stability. Part of what we work with in GY is a concept isn't it? :good: There remains the question of what is useful after one is no longer a b...
by DGA
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Intellectualism and Dzogchen
Replies: 43
Views: 729

Re: Intellectualism and Dzogchen

I'm just going to put this out there as a burning question that I have. Is there an all encompassing compendium of literature for a Nyingma practitioner? I know about those 2 books of volumes of Nyingma texts, but do they leave a lot out? I've got the important singular text here and there, like WO...
by DGA
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Kalu Rinpoche on Pure Land Practice
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Kalu Rinpoche on Pure Land Practice

The following is from the late Kalu Rinpoche's book, Gently Whispered , pp. 79-80. He is describing Pure Land practice as a means to liberation in the time after physical death, in the "bardo of possibility." For more details on this, go get the book and read it. Development of such potential is the...
by DGA
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is convincing to you?
Replies: 15
Views: 328

Re: What is convincing to you?

These are posts that are usually well-reasoned and backed by some kind of evidence, such as a textual citation. This is what tends to convince me. There are lots of people who are parroting what they've heard from their teachers, read in some book while providing textual references to support those...
by DGA
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is convincing to you?
Replies: 15
Views: 328

Re: What is convincing to you?

Watching other people suffer is also convincing, with regard to behavioral issues. Especially if those people are close to you. Self-destructive (afflictive) conduct and its consequences are not so easy to witness.
by DGA
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I've been so wrong/pure lands
Replies: 139
Views: 2483

Re: I've been so wrong/pure lands

Nor do I recall reading anywhere that Malcolm has claimed that the Buddha has eradicated all afflictions, as you claim he has. Urns Let's set the record straight then. The Buddha has eradicated all afflictions, it is axiomatic. Only those whose understanding of the Dharma is completely perverse den...
by DGA
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I've been so wrong/pure lands
Replies: 139
Views: 2483

Re: I've been so wrong/pure lands

Nor do I recall reading anywhere that Malcolm has claimed that the Buddha has eradicated all afflictions, as you claim he has. Urns Let's set the record straight then. The Buddha has eradicated all afflictions, it is axiomatic. Only those whose understanding of the Dharma is completely perverse den...
by DGA
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I've been so wrong/pure lands
Replies: 139
Views: 2483

Re: I've been so wrong/pure lands

Nor do I recall reading anywhere that Malcolm has claimed that the Buddha has eradicated all afflictions, as you claim he has. Let's set the record straight then. The Buddha has eradicated all afflictions, it is axiomatic. Only those whose understanding of the Dharma is completely perverse deny thi...
by DGA
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is convincing to you?
Replies: 15
Views: 328

What is convincing to you?

There have been some occasions when I've read a thread or some posts at DW or another forum, and changed my mind about something significant. Similarly, if I haven't changed my mind, I've been forced to consider alternative perspectives that I wouldn't have done otherwise. These are posts that are u...
by DGA
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Impressive SGI Hall in Korea
Replies: 19
Views: 389

Re: Impressive SGI Hall in Korea

Not a particular fan of SGI architecture, but they do stuffy East Asian contemporary formal public space about as well as it can be done. My favorite Soka Gakkai architecture will always be the Sho-Hondo that once stood at Taisekiji - demolished after the schism between Soka Gakkai and Nichiren Sho...
by DGA
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I've been so wrong/pure lands
Replies: 139
Views: 2483

Re: I've been so wrong/pure lands

The Lotus Sutra teaches that this IS the Eternal Pure land. The deluded like Malcolm see Samsara as a World of suffering. Like wise they think the Buddha has eradicated afflictions. The Buddha too gets hungry and eats. Likewise the Buddha has an urge to defecate and does. Would you mind elaborating...
by DGA
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What's an emanation?
Replies: 20
Views: 787

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 inte...
by DGA
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Santa La Muerte
Replies: 162
Views: 2574

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...