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by Jigme Tsultrim
Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Buddhist Hate Crimes
Replies: 70
Views: 9216

Re: Buddhist Hate Crimes

It took a while, but somebody got it. YAY!--JT :applause:
by Jigme Tsultrim
Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:22 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Question
Replies: 27
Views: 1831

Re: Question

"If you can keep a non-attached mind, that is a practice. " Indeed.
by Jigme Tsultrim
Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Question
Replies: 27
Views: 1831

Re: Question

I would like individuals to think about dogmatism and theism in their own practice and beliefs.
by Jigme Tsultrim
Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Question
Replies: 27
Views: 1831

Re: Question

Sorry, but I believe the standard definitions are sufficient.
by Jigme Tsultrim
Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Question
Replies: 27
Views: 1831

Re: Question

Actually neither. I'm sure we could agree that Buddhism has different approaches. I have opened this discussion to oppose theism and dogmatism in Buddhist practice.
by Jigme Tsultrim
Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Buddhist Hate Crimes
Replies: 70
Views: 9216

Re: Buddhist Hate Crimes

Yes, well said. Let's agree to disagree, especially that this is a Buddhist view, although I do agree that all beings are ultimately equally deserving of compassion. The symbol of the sword and the book of Manjushri is of discriminating wisdom. One does not have to be a Buddhist to act in concert wi...
by Jigme Tsultrim
Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Buddhist Hate Crimes
Replies: 70
Views: 9216

Re: Buddhist Hate Crimes

I'm not really seeking "agreement". I'm trying to raise some compassion for the victims. I'm trying to get those who consider themselves as Buddhist to realize that if they feel real compassion for those in error, that the really kind thing for all concerned is to point their error out to them. To c...
by Jigme Tsultrim
Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Question
Replies: 27
Views: 1831

Re: Question

The visualization process initially utilizes your imagination. That's the samaya-sattva, which is just your imagination. Then the jnana-sattva, the wisdom deity, merges with your imagined one. So you definitely start with just your imagination. smcj Posts: 1214 Joined: Wed May 29, 2013 12:13 pm Ok,...
by Jigme Tsultrim
Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Buddhist Hate Crimes
Replies: 70
Views: 9216

Re: Buddhist Hate Crimes

I say yes. If we fail to condemn the crimes of fellow Buddhists then we are facilitating the continuation of those crimes. We need to stand up and be counted, not hide behind hypocritical double-speak. Are you going to pay for lawsuits? So in general one should avoid any sort of action possibly see...
by Jigme Tsultrim
Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Buddhist Hate Crimes
Replies: 70
Views: 9216

Re: Buddhist Hate Crimes

As a member of a group, you should be mindful that humans tend to judge any group of which they are outside, by the worst examples. Indeed, this however does not mean that one need feel "shame" for being a Buddhist merely because there are afflicted "Buddhists" out there who do murderous things to ...
by Jigme Tsultrim
Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Buddhist Hate Crimes
Replies: 70
Views: 9216

Re: Buddhist Hate Crimes

You can have the best teachings ever, and because of the way you hold views, you just might use them as justification to commit great harms. A teaching, a view, or a creed is as good as the people who claim to uphold it. As a member of a group, you should be mindful that humans tend to judge any gr...
by Jigme Tsultrim
Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Buddhist Hate Crimes
Replies: 70
Views: 9216

Re: Buddhist Hate Crimes

Take comfort in your clean hands, if you can.
by Jigme Tsultrim
Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Buddhist Hate Crimes
Replies: 70
Views: 9216

Re: Buddhist Hate Crimes

I personally don't have an expectation of nations, but should have been clearer in inditing the Sangha both robed and householders. We as groups and individuals have neglected to speak out. The shame of these misdeeds reflects on Buddhism as a whole.
by Jigme Tsultrim
Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Buddhist Hate Crimes
Replies: 70
Views: 9216

Buddhist Hate Crimes

I have seen little open discussion of Buddhist hate crimes as occurred in Sri Lanka, and more recently in Myanmar. I will skip recounting the long list of atrocities in either case. Or the human rights abuses committed just 3 months ago in Thailand by failing to give protection to 1500 refuges of Bu...
by Jigme Tsultrim
Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:18 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Question
Replies: 27
Views: 1831

Re: Question

"Question" is rhetorical. I'm exploring the Buddhism as a tool concept. I also believe it's possible that over 2600 years, much of the structure (?) of the various forms of the practice contain much cultural material, and to an extent dogma as well. Not saying this is bad, as not all beings are attr...
by Jigme Tsultrim
Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 446

Re: Hello

Thanks for kindly welcoming me. We won't always agree, but know that your friendship and fellowship help me. It's not such a new country, I started coming here in Y2K. Was married to a Thai for 7 years. I eventually brought her to Hawaii (my former home) and we eventually divorced. Was single for a ...
by Jigme Tsultrim
Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Buddhist ethics at a national level
Replies: 39
Views: 5759

Re: Buddhist ethics at a national level

Scientists have confirmed that there are genetically passed memories. Even an aversion to a particular smell can be conditioned and passed through the genes in 2 generations. The nation state is a creature of tribalism and little more. It is a way of our extended family to compete with your extended...
by Jigme Tsultrim
Sat Dec 07, 2013 5:52 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Getting moskitos out of my room
Replies: 17
Views: 3446

Re: Getting moskitos out of my room

We have a few mosquitoes in Thailand :-) . The coils work quite well in enclosed spaces. They only protect the area in which their smoke exists. Outdoor use, open windows, fans, etc. diminish their effectiveness. They aren't just smoke, however. They contain an insecticide as well, so for me concent...
by Jigme Tsultrim
Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Question
Replies: 27
Views: 1831

Re: Question

If one way is the case we are attuning ourselves to the existence of a being that existed apart from our perception of it. In the other case, it is a useful projection created by our intent. Does it matter?? My question is aimed at exploring the nature of the practice and our relationship to it. Goi...
by Jigme Tsultrim
Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Question
Replies: 27
Views: 1831

Question

So in the realm of non-corporeal entities, how would you know whether they are perceived or created? Does it matter??