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by Queen Elizabeth II
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Is suicide OK?
Replies: 84
Views: 3467

Re: Is suicide OK?

Rishin wrote:Died by suicide. Taking their own life. Not "committed suicide".

That has far too many damaging connotations
Such as?
by Queen Elizabeth II
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The Three Types of Bodhisattvas
Replies: 15
Views: 840

Re: The Three Types of Bodhisattvas

Dharma Flower wrote:Which Bodhisattva path do you find the most appealing and why?
The Bodhisattva who's like a king. The appeal of it is that when it gets to the point that there's only a few sentient beings left to liberate I won't have the hassle of arguing with all the shepherds and boatmen about who goes first.
by Queen Elizabeth II
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Micchāmi Dukkaḍaṃ
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Re: Micchāmi Dukkaḍaṃ

Is there a close Buddhist equivalent? I don't know of one, but in Pali it would be: khamāmi sabbe jīve sabbe jīvā khamantu me mettā me sabbabhūtesu veraṃ m’ajjhe na kenaci micchā me dukkaṭaṃ Although replacing jīve and jīvā with satte and sattā would make it sound more more naturally Buddhist, for ...
by Queen Elizabeth II
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Classic English Poetry
Replies: 41
Views: 1420

Re: Classic English Poetry

The Nightjar We loved our nightjar, but she would not stay with us. We had found her lying as dead, but soft and warm, Under the apple tree beside the old thatched wall. Two days we kept her in a basket by the fire, Fed her, and thought she well might live – till suddenly I the very moment of most ...
by Queen Elizabeth II
Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: London Bridge
Replies: 68
Views: 2125

Re: London Bridge

Please also keep in mind that more attacks in the United States are committed by white racists or fundamentalist Christians than by Muslims, something that the mainstream media and the right-wing choose to ignore. No. https://areomagazine.com/2017/05/28/no-youre-not-more-likely-to-be-killed-by-a-ri...
by Queen Elizabeth II
Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Six Paramitas and the Eightfold Path
Replies: 123
Views: 3972

Re: The Six Paramitas and the Eightfold Path

Solitary Buddhas are extremely rare, if they exist at all. Why do you think that? The Isigili Sutta says there were 500 of them living on just one mountain. http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.116.piya.html Since a Buddha has perfect compassion, that compassion will lead to wanting to ser...
by Queen Elizabeth II
Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Six Paramitas and the Eightfold Path
Replies: 123
Views: 3972

Re: The Six Paramitas and the Eightfold Path

Dharma Flower wrote:Solitary Buddhas are extremely rare, if they exist at all.
Why do you think that? The Isigili Sutta says there were 500 of them living on just one mountain.

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .piya.html
by Queen Elizabeth II
Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 2
Replies: 311
Views: 19656

Re: POTUS 2016, part 2

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by Queen Elizabeth II
Sun May 08, 2016 2:43 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 2
Replies: 311
Views: 19656

Re: POTUS 2016, part 2

What Chance Would a Third-Party Candidate Have?

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/4 ... id=1139535
by Queen Elizabeth II
Thu May 05, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 2
Replies: 311
Views: 19656

Re: POTUS 2016, part 2

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by Queen Elizabeth II
Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:21 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2016
Replies: 884
Views: 51308

Re: POTUS 2016

Donald Trump through the Ages

The ancestry of Donald Trump stretches back to the Ancient World. Listen, as several of Trump’s forebears recount some of the most famous moments in history...
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by Queen Elizabeth II
Fri Mar 18, 2016 4:38 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2016
Replies: 884
Views: 51308

Re: POTUS 2016

Could you cite a text for someone new (me) to the study of Buddhism? See the Cakkavatti-sihanada Sutta and the Mahasupina Jataka. The one warns of the dangers of rulers neglecting the poor; the other warns of the danger of their taxing the rich so highly that they end up emigrating, with the result...
by Queen Elizabeth II
Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2016
Replies: 884
Views: 51308

Re: POTUS 2016

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by Queen Elizabeth II
Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:11 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Are zygotes humans?
Replies: 57
Views: 3161

Re: Are zygotes humans?

They are viable since when they are implanted a human being comes out. Sorry dude, but without the presence of a functioning uterus they are not viable. No matter how you frame it. I sense that the two of you are just using 'viable' in different ways. In one sense it means capable of maintaining a ...
by Queen Elizabeth II
Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:05 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is a "sentient being"?
Replies: 323
Views: 14094

Re: What is a "sentient being"?

A report published today says that some of the Oak trees in the grounds of Blenheim Palace Oxfordshire are the oldest yet found in the U.K. Some of them are more than a thousand years of age. Imagine the stories they could tell... :smile: Us Yanks don't share the English fascination with royalty. I...
by Queen Elizabeth II
Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is a "sentient being"?
Replies: 323
Views: 14094

Re: What is a "sentient being"?

Sherab Dorje wrote:
Astus wrote:
seeker242 wrote:I think you could say that a "sentient being" is a being who experiences dukkha.
There is a heaven of unconscious gods (asamjnisattva). What sufferings do they have?
The suffering of impermanence. Viparinama-dukkha.
Doesn't vipariṇāma have to be cognized for it to count as dukkha?
by Queen Elizabeth II
Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2016
Replies: 884
Views: 51308

Re: POTUS 2016

In case you haven't figured out yet, he's an emanation of Dorje Drolo. I have a likelier suggestion to make. The other day I was reading the preface to George Bernard Shaw’s play Too True to Be Good , which contained a passing mention of some fellow by the name of Horatio Bottomley: G.B. Shaw: “Yea...
by Queen Elizabeth II
Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: All Buddhist traditions are oral traditions. Or...?
Replies: 157
Views: 7711

Re: All Buddhist traditions are oral traditions. Or...?

Śruta means hearing. True enough, yet in many modern Indian languages a person of great learning is called a bahuśruta, "one who has heard much" (e.g. Hindi बहुश्रुत and Gujarati બહુશ્રુત), no matter if he got that learning by reading books or by sitting at the feet of his guru. Is there any reason...
by Queen Elizabeth II
Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:17 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Should the Open Dharma forum continue in its present form?
Replies: 97
Views: 6611

Re: Should the Open Dharma forum continue in its present for

What's the point of an Open Dharma forum where " all Mahayana teachings are open to challenge. "? It would serve as a training ground for Mahayana apologists to develop their intellectual muscles and learn to defend the Mahayana in a more compelling (and more dignified) way than by indignant splutt...
by Queen Elizabeth II
Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:35 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Hacker group Anonymous
Replies: 31
Views: 2518

Re: Hacker group Anonymous

I don't think a video from a small Youtube channel that seems to primarily publish Islamophobic and anti-migrant material is really compelling evidence for this. The video was made by the highly regarded Spiegel TV and is to be found all over the place. The link I gave just happens to be first chan...