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by Losal Samten
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What is the difference between being kind and compassionate?
Replies: 12
Views: 204

Re: What is the difference between being kind and compassionate?

In the latter case, the subjective feeling may or may not correspond with the expressions that are perceived as kind or compassionate. People are the owners of their own perceptions, so all we can really do is work on ourselves. Even the Buddha was slagged off despite being the literal embodiment o...
by Losal Samten
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What are the Preliminary Teachings?
Replies: 13
Views: 393

Re: What are the Preliminary Teachings?

"Focus on preliminary teachings for now and leave the chakra for later. They are not important yet." Grigoris I am new to Buddhist practice, although I had already developed a meditation practice, and I have read a number of books by Buddhist authors. I want to structure my learning as best I can a...
by Losal Samten
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What is the difference between being kind and compassionate?
Replies: 12
Views: 204

Re: What is the difference between being kind and compassionate?

Of the four brahmaviharas, compassion or karuna refers specifically to the feeling one has when perceiving someone suffer; likened to seeing one's mother falling over and breaking her leg. Loving-kindness or maitri would be the secondary resultant feeling that occurs after gratefulness when one thin...
by Losal Samten
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2377
Views: 194691

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by Losal Samten
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why is compassion central to Buddhism?
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Why is compassion central to Buddhism?

Taranatha and Atisha on the subject: I need to attain buddhahood. I therefore need to cultivate bodhicitta since it is the cause of buddhahood. The cause of bodhicitta is compassion. The cause of compassion is love. The cause of love is appreciation and gratefulness. The cause of appreciation is rec...
by Losal Samten
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2377
Views: 194691

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by Losal Samten
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2377
Views: 194691

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by Losal Samten
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2377
Views: 194691

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by Losal Samten
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: New Translation: The Chapters on Monastic Discipline
Replies: 0
Views: 560

New Translation: The Chapters on Monastic Discipline

The Chapter on Going Forth རབ་ཏུ་འབྱུང་བའི་གཞི། Pravrajyāvastu The Chapter on Going Forth is the first of the seventeen chapters making up The Chapters on Monastic Discipline, a vast work that outlines the statutes and procedure governing life in a Buddhist monastic community, filling the first four...
by Losal Samten
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Psychoanalysis
Replies: 107
Views: 4165

Re: Psychoanalysis

In general, what Buddhism considers latent are afflictions (kleṣa), termed in their latent form, anuśaya. There are 6 basic anuśaya: attachment, anger, pride, ignorance, false views, and doubt. Do you know why we generally see jealousy replace false views and doubt? Do false views and doubt corresp...
by Losal Samten
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2377
Views: 194691

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by Losal Samten
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2377
Views: 194691

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by Losal Samten
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Amitabha Pureland connecting flight to Nirmanakaya Buddhafield
Replies: 34
Views: 1558

Re: Amitabha Pureland connecting flight to Nirmanakaya Buddhafield

Traditionally (especially in Tendai/Tientai), there were 4 levels/understandings/types to the Pure Land - 四土. http://www.chinabuddhismencyclopedia.com/en/index.php/Four_kinds_of_lands (1) 凡聖同居土 The Land of Sages and Common Mortals, also referred to as the Land of Enlightened and Unenlightened Being...
by Losal Samten
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Intoxication Symptoms
Replies: 6
Views: 489

Re: Intoxication Symptoms

If you do not want to drink coffee, fine. But it is not an intoxicant, a madana. Not even tobacco is included since it is not intoxicating, since nicotine is a stimulant, like caffeine. So I would guess something that clouds or distracts the mind; no textual source for that assumption though, and c...
by Losal Samten
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2377
Views: 194691

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by Losal Samten
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: millions die of drug addiction
Replies: 13
Views: 611

Re: millions die of drug addiction

What extent does familial and social trauma play in this? The few people I have known with this problem have all had trauma from family or society in general inflicted upon them. Kirt Probably an important factor that gives the addictive disposition a deep nook to grow from, in giving the person re...
by Losal Samten
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: millions die of drug addiction
Replies: 13
Views: 611

Re: millions die of drug addiction

Additionally China has been fairly successful recently working with gene modification and medication to reverse cocaine addiction (in rodent subjects at the moment).

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015 ... 364537.htm
https://academic.oup.com/ijnp/article/21/7/697/4948030
by Losal Samten
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: millions die of drug addiction
Replies: 13
Views: 611

Re: millions die of drug addiction

the victim of addiction must have a psychological predisposition to begin with perhaps? Genetics and epigenetics platy a decent part in it as does neuroplasticity in response to drug use. There was a fairly comprehensive study on the latter; I think this was it but can't confirm right now. https://...
by Losal Samten
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2377
Views: 194691

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