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by tellyontellyon
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Nun's ordination
Replies: 29
Views: 3981

Re: Nun's ordination

Thank you, this is very interesting. Sorry for not getting back sooner.
Time flies.
:anjali:
by tellyontellyon
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Adultery and Being a Buddhist
Replies: 134
Views: 17399

Re: Adultery and Being a Buddhist

".. . I can love each woman because each woman give me different things I need...."

by tellyontellyon
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: New to the idea, currently in a state of flux
Replies: 8
Views: 1427

Re: New to the idea, currently in a state of flux

Hello and welcome, On the question of Buddhism being a religion... well that depends on the practitioner. We traditionally say in Buddhism that there are 84000 teachings, which is just another way of saying that there are myriad ways of practicing. To a person who likes a religious approach then Bud...
by tellyontellyon
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.
Replies: 100
Views: 7710

Re: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.

Simon E Its very unlikely that studying the Pali canon will do you anything but good. I think we need to be careful in interpreting what or what does not tranform sutrayana into a foundation vehicle. Motivation is indeed key and primary, but sooner or later a teacher will be needed. My reading of t...
by tellyontellyon
Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.
Replies: 100
Views: 7710

Re: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.

Sorry to jump in here with a question ... it is just that I was thinking about this question this very morning and then happened to notice this thread. I understand that many Theravadin Buddhists are sceptical of Mahayana scriptures - but are Mahayana practitioners sceptical of any Theravadin scrip...
by tellyontellyon
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Schizophrenia and parenthood
Replies: 32
Views: 4411

Re: Schizophrenia and parenthood

The way we think about, treat and talk about schizophrenia may play a major part in the suffering that comes with a diagnosis of 'schizophrenia'. I don't think it is helpful to sufferers living right now to send out the message that it would have been better if they had never been born. There is muc...
by tellyontellyon
Sun May 14, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chhinamunda / Vajrayogini?
Replies: 14
Views: 1979

Re: Chhinamunda / Vajrayogini?

Looks interesting, a fierce form of compassion indeed!

Thank you..
by tellyontellyon
Mon May 08, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chhinamunda / Vajrayogini?
Replies: 14
Views: 1979

Re: Chhinamunda / Vajrayogini?

Will look that up, but do you know any more before I go and buy a book?
by tellyontellyon
Mon May 08, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chhinamunda / Vajrayogini?
Replies: 14
Views: 1979

Chhinamunda / Vajrayogini?

I've come across a version of Vajrayogini called Chhinnamunda, there is a connection with the Hindu goddess Chhinnamasta. Had a look already at Wiki and done some Google searches, but can't find out very much from a Buddhist point-of-view. Does anybody here do this practice, what is the purpose of t...
by tellyontellyon
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Geshe Lama Ahbay Tulku Rinpoche - authentic?
Replies: 3
Views: 976

Geshe Lama Ahbay Tulku Rinpoche - authentic?

Hello, Please pardon my ignorance. I'm asking a question on behalf of a friend. He is enquiring about this lama to find out if he is authentic and has true lineage, and is who he claims to be. The information I could find out is a bit thin and I don't want to give my friend wrong information. So if ...
by tellyontellyon
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Praying to a saviour?
Replies: 15
Views: 1526

Re: Praying to a saviour?

thank you folks. :namaste:
by tellyontellyon
Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Praying to a saviour?
Replies: 15
Views: 1526

Praying to a saviour?

Can Buddhists pray to a deity, Buddha, the Noble Sangha etc. etc. for help with dealing with spiritual and psychological problems?

Sometimes I feel so weak and at the mercy of my conditioning that I despair of myself and feel I need someone to save me... is this possible?

Thanks in advance :crying:
by tellyontellyon
Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Poem
Replies: 0
Views: 342

Poem

Got any favourite poems? Here is one I really like.... I Have Seen Black Hands by Richard Wright I. I am black and I have seen black hands, millions and millions of them, Out of millions of bundles of wool and flannel tiny black fingers have reached restlessly and hungrily for life. Reached out for ...
by tellyontellyon
Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:58 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Corporate "Mindfulness".
Replies: 76
Views: 15264

Re: Corporate "Mindfulness".

Mindfulness?


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by tellyontellyon
Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:27 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Tolerance for other religions
Replies: 411
Views: 32614

Re: Tolerance for other religions

Tolerant means you can accept that such practices happen, not that you agree with them. In the same way you can be tolerant of your own negative characteristics, thoughts etc., without having to willingly go along with them. It is just about seeing what is present with an open heart. What would into...
by tellyontellyon
Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:16 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Ritual impurity and Buddhism.
Replies: 12
Views: 2016

Re: Ritual impurity and Buddhism.

In Tibet some practitioners would go the grave yards and charnel grounds surrounded by dead bodies and wild animals.
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by tellyontellyon
Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Anyone else from Sweden here?
Replies: 2
Views: 937

Re: Anyone else from Sweden here?

I'm Welsh, but I had a great grandparent who was Swedish. He got picked on when he was working in a steelworks here in Wales... so he cut the other guys ear off with a pair of shears... they didn't pick on him again. I'm pretty sure he is the person that I inherited my calm, peaceful and patient per...
by tellyontellyon
Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: If Vajrayana is superior to Hinayana, how come no stories of Dipa Ma-like siddhis?
Replies: 82
Views: 9265

Re: If Vajrayana is superior to Hinayana, how come no stories of Dipa Ma-like siddhis?

Do we have to say which tradition is better?

The best tradition for me is the one I can stick to and practice rather than wave in other peoples faces.
by tellyontellyon
Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why do you All seek Enlightenment to avoid Suffering?
Replies: 136
Views: 9672

Re: Why do you All seek Enlightenment to avoid Suffering?

Strange question: "Why do you all seek enlightenment to avoid suffering?" Sort of answers itself. The question that is unasked is... 'Why avoid suffering anyway?' Maybe there is benefit in suffering? Buddhist practice in a wide sense may be imagined as a sort of suffering from a worldly point of vie...

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