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by Queen Elizabeth II
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Is suicide OK?
Replies: 87
Views: 13773

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: 3084

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: 616

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: 55
Views: 10847

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 12:38 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Six Paramitas and the Eightfold Path
Replies: 123
Views: 11763

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: 11763

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
Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:11 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Are zygotes humans?
Replies: 57
Views: 5774

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: 24800

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: 24800

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
Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: All Buddhist traditions are oral traditions. Or...?
Replies: 157
Views: 14999

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: 12131

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 6:33 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Sacred in Buddhism [from Dharma Decline]
Replies: 270
Views: 20630

Re: The Sacred in Buddhism [from Dharma Decline]

Sacred is a quality humans assign to things. It doesn't exist outside of human experience. Indeed. :pig: "Man exudes a sense of reverence like a secretion. He smears it over everything, and so renders places like Stonehenge or the lake of Nemi (Diana's mirror) particularly sacred,—yet the one can b...
by Queen Elizabeth II
Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Money in the time of Siddhartha Gautama
Replies: 9
Views: 1322

Re: Money in the time of Siddhartha Gautama

"A thorough exploration of what?" would probably be my next question. I'm not entirely sure about that. I believe that money and the Buddha are a matter that Greg Schopen likes to explore, but I haven't yet read any of his books, so I don't know what exactly it is about them that he explores. My pl...
by Queen Elizabeth II
Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:28 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Money in the time of Siddhartha Gautama
Replies: 9
Views: 1322

Re: Money in the time of Siddhartha Gautama

Sherab Dorje wrote:But what does this have to do with "Exploring Buddhism"?
A thorough exploration entails leaving no stone unturned.

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by Queen Elizabeth II
Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:18 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Resignation
Replies: 12
Views: 3642

Re: Resignation

Thanks for all the good and selfless work.

May you enjoy a long and fruitful retirement!

:thanks:
by Queen Elizabeth II
Fri Dec 26, 2014 7:08 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Karma Fruit of Worldwide Abortions
Replies: 53
Views: 8717

Re: Karma Fruit of Worldwide Abortions

I am not seeking a 'contrary' understanding' just puzzling over the scale of modern bad karma. In Vasubandu's era, how many folk would share the similar intent of killing babies - some tens of thousands maybe? In time those killers would singly reap a shortened life, much disease etc. But with 1000...
by Queen Elizabeth II
Wed Dec 03, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Weird music thread
Replies: 145
Views: 16963

Re: Weird music thread

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by Queen Elizabeth II
Fri Nov 07, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Weird music thread
Replies: 145
Views: 16963

Re: Weird music thread

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by Queen Elizabeth II
Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Weird music thread
Replies: 145
Views: 16963

Re: Weird music thread

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