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by frank123
Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Leonard Cohen: 1934-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 2185

Re: Leonard Cohen: 1934-2016

So this is the level.
by frank123
Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Leonard Cohen: 1934-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 2185

Re: Leonard Cohen: 1934-2016

But why not pose this fair question in another new thread about that topic? I understood the sense of this topic here to be an hommage and rememberance, since he just died some days ago. I think, it is not difficult to have such a discussion elsewhere and keep peace and respect in this one? thank y...
by frank123
Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Leonard Cohen: 1934-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 2185

Re: Leonard Cohen: 1934-2016

Ayu wrote:
frank123 wrote:This place is strict.
Ayu wrote:[... Feel free to start a topic in the zen subforum.]
His teahers behaviour has had treads about already. I dont think its worth a whole new tread. Someone just asked (not me) if Leonard new about his misdeeds. Thats a fair question.
by frank123
Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Leonard Cohen: 1934-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 2185

Re: Leonard Cohen: 1934-2016

This place is strict.
by frank123
Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: If Vajrayana is superior to Hinayana, how come no stories of Dipa Ma-like siddhis?
Replies: 82
Views: 8650

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

Yes, I understood. I'm just saying that it's an interesting siddhi. It could resolve all sorts of questions, e.g. what language(s) did the Buddha teach in? I'm not sure if that would work. There've been accounts of other masters who can remember past lives when they were monastics during Sakyamuni'...
by frank123
Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How do buddhas contact people?
Replies: 52
Views: 5332

Re: How do buddhas contact people?

Luke wrote:If we assume for a moment that Buddhas like Amitabha, Akshobya, etc. exist in different parallel universes, what is the mechanism through we which they can contact us and we can contact them?

It's clearly some faster-than-light mechanism...
Buddha's don't contact you. Your own mind is the Buddha.
by frank123
Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Enlightenment success rate
Replies: 248
Views: 16081

Re: Enlightenment success rate

Dzogchen, 100%. Just after empowerment? before or later? Is not Rainbow body the stage of full enlightement? Forgive my ignorance... No problem. There are 21 capacities of Dzogchen practitioners divided into best, medium and average. The best achieve buddhahood in this life. The next 19 achieve bud...
by frank123
Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:49 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhahood in three incalculable eons an improbable venture.
Replies: 27
Views: 2822

Re: Buddhahood in three incalculable eons an improbable venture.

If the way seems perilous, it is. You're right to consider not only how easy it is to fall out of practice, but the time involved. Ten years from now is unfathomable, let alone several lifetimes. So that is why some practitioners aspire for rebirth in realms like Amitabha's Pure Land, which are con...
by frank123
Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:48 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhahood in three incalculable eons an improbable venture.
Replies: 27
Views: 2822

Re: Buddhahood in three incalculable eons an improbable venture.

smcj wrote:That's no attitude to have. Who is to say you haven't already spent the last 2.99999... aeons practicing Mahayana? You wouldn't want to waste all that work now, would ya?
Hey, how dare you mr smcj accuse me of having a down beat attitude, how dare you dear sir :tongue:
by frank123
Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:46 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhahood in three incalculable eons an improbable venture.
Replies: 27
Views: 2822

Re: Buddhahood in three incalculable eons an improbable venture.

Sherab Dorje wrote:
BuddhaFollower wrote:Hence Vajrayana
Yeah, coz all the Vajrayana practitioners I know are at the absolute tipping point that, with the slightest hint of a Dharma breeze (a Buddha passing gas, for example), they will be pushed into Buddhahood. Any minute now! :roll:
Comical post dude!
by frank123
Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhahood in three incalculable eons an improbable venture.
Replies: 27
Views: 2822

Re: Buddhahood in three incalculable eons an improbable venture.

I have heard it said again and again that it takes three incalculable eons in standard Mahayana to reach Budhahood.If this is the case what are the chances in all practicality of one coming into contact with and practicing the dharma lifetime and lifetime after lifetime for three incalculable eons....
by frank123
Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhahood in three incalculable eons an improbable venture.
Replies: 27
Views: 2822

Buddhahood in three incalculable eons an improbable venture.

I have heard it said again and again that it takes three incalculable eons in standard Mahayana to reach Budhahood.If this is the case what are the chances in all practicality of one coming into contact with and practicing the dharma lifetime and lifetime after lifetime for three incalculable eons.I...
by frank123
Mon May 16, 2016 3:03 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Why is it okay for Mahayana Buddhists to be actors?
Replies: 14
Views: 1630

Re: Why is it okay for Mahayana Buddhists to be actors?

Maybe there is a general hesitation to interfere in lay peoples superficial way of life? The Mahayana teachings focus on inner states of mind mainly, as far as I understand. The advices for right behavior are valid for the ten unwholesome deeds, not killing, no stealing, no lying, no harsh speech e...
by frank123
Fri May 13, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: Help With Judgmental Family
Replies: 14
Views: 1698

Re: Help With Judgmental Family

Hi everyone! I have been practicing Buddhism for almost 2 years now and for the most part have kept it private. One side if my family is Lutheran and very strict, while the other is atheist and also very strict. Family members on both sides have noticed that I own a meditation cushion, mala beads, ...
by frank123
Sat May 07, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 2
Replies: 311
Views: 24858

Re: POTUS 2016, part 2

Hillary is going to have her work cut out for her. Numbers wise, at this point Trump is the one with a big deficit to make up in the general election, he is currently polling well below her. Anything can happen of course, but as it stands now that's the case. Hard to tell this early on of course. I...
by frank123
Thu May 05, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 2
Replies: 311
Views: 24858

Re: POTUS 2016, part 2

Hillary is going to have her work cut out for her.
by frank123
Wed May 04, 2016 12:54 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Preparing for Zen
Replies: 6
Views: 1043

Re: Preparing for Zen

gavenv wrote:What do you do to prepare for sitting Zen?

You're cushion.
by frank123
Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:05 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 2
Replies: 311
Views: 24858

Re: POTUS 2016, part 2

Donald Trump is hillary clinton's worst nightmare.
by frank123
Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 2
Replies: 311
Views: 24858

Re: POTUS 2016, part 2

If the Republican party are not successful in sabotaging Trump at the finishing line, he beats Hilary.

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