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by Karma_Yeshe
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is an existential threat to Dharma?
Replies: 84
Views: 2248

Re: What is an existential threat to Dharma?

There's a sutta where the Buddha basically says that the Dharma will disappear when monks are more interested in other forms of entertainment than in actually listening to Dharma teachings. So, I guess a lot of things are a threat to the Dharma... The sutra is about the source of the teachings. Bud...
by Karma_Yeshe
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is an existential threat to Dharma?
Replies: 84
Views: 2248

Re: What is an existential threat to Dharma?

There's a sutta where the Buddha basically says that the Dharma will disappear when monks are more interested in other forms of entertainment than in actually listening to Dharma teachings. So, I guess a lot of things are a threat to the Dharma... The sutra is about the source of the teachings. Bud...
by Karma_Yeshe
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What are the seven gems?
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: What are the seven gems?

From the Kāraṇḍa­vyūha : Those who continually gather and offer flowers and incense to Bodhisattva Mahāsattva Avalokiteśvara will become cakravartin kings who possess the seven jewels. The seven jewels are: the precious wheel, the precious horse, the precious elephant, the precious jewel, the preci...
by Karma_Yeshe
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Without Buddha I Could Not Be a Christian
Replies: 15
Views: 473

Re: Without Buddha I could Not Be a Christian

What makes a Buddhist practice a specifically Buddhist practice? I think it's the context in which one practices (Buddhist teachings) and the intention with which one practices (bodhicitta). In the absence of both those things, seated meditation (to give an example) is not a Buddhist practice even ...
by Karma_Yeshe
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What are the seven gems?
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: What are the seven gems?

http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Seven_precious_emblems_of_royalty Thanks to your hint I was able to do a little bit more research and think that the link you posted is not a correct answer to my question. According to "Myriad Worlds" (Book 1 of the "Treasury of Knowledge" by Jamgön Kongtru...
by Karma_Yeshe
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What are the seven gems?
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: What are the seven gems?

THX!

It's been over 14 years since I practised Ngöndro, so I forgot that I already knew it!
by Karma_Yeshe
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What are the seven gems?
Replies: 5
Views: 154

What are the seven gems?

Hello,

I was wondering what the "seven gems of cosmic royalty" (saptra cakravartinam ratnani) are?
I'd really appreaciate if someone could give me some information!

KY
by Karma_Yeshe
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Without Buddha I Could Not Be a Christian
Replies: 15
Views: 473

Re: Without Buddha I could Not Be a Christian

problem with this concept is that Buddhadharma is not about understanding god. It is also not short on content. :roll: The author said neither of those things. I think Christians are searching more for a way of experiencing and understanding God This combined with: So I think Buddhism is providing ...
by Karma_Yeshe
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Feminism, the "myth" of the gender pay gap and other left wing ideologies
Replies: 56
Views: 1862

Re: Feminism, the "myth" of the gender pay gap and other left wing ideologies

His claim regarding the pay gap seems to be that women and men are different biologically and psychologically. The biology plays in with childbearing age restriction for women but not men. Psychologically, they differ in their interests and goals on average although of course there are outliers and...
by Karma_Yeshe
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Without Buddha I Could Not Be a Christian
Replies: 15
Views: 473

Re: Without Buddha I Could Not Be a Christian

Tiago Simões wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:48 pm
So he's a Hindu now? :tongue:
A christian-buddhist hindu at least :mrgreen:
by Karma_Yeshe
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Feminism, the "myth" of the gender pay gap and other left wing ideologies
Replies: 56
Views: 1862

Re: Feminism, the "myth" of the gender pay gap and other left wing ideologies

Yep, she was not ready for a debate like this. You've got to understand that people like this are going to say outrageous things calmly, so that if you get agitated / show emotion (particularly if you are a woman), you are seen to have lost the argument. It's a common rhetorical technique used by t...
by Karma_Yeshe
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Without Buddha I Could Not Be a Christian
Replies: 15
Views: 473

Re: Without Buddha I could Not Be a Christian

An interview of the author about double belonging. The author notes that Why such a broad interest today in Buddhism among Christians? There’s no one answer. In the book, I quote a friend of mine, Fr. Michael O’Halloran, who is formerly a Carthusian monk and now a priest here in the New York archdi...
by Karma_Yeshe
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Feminism, the "myth" of the gender pay gap and other left wing ideologies
Replies: 56
Views: 1862

Re: Feminism, the "myth" of the gender pay gap and other left wing ideologies

Ricky wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:06 pm
Jesus christ. That was hard to watch.
Why?
by Karma_Yeshe
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Feminism, the "myth" of the gender pay gap and other left wing ideologies
Replies: 56
Views: 1862

Re: Feminism, the "myth" of the gender pay gap and other left wing ideologies

The thing is that she is just terrible at dicussing. She never listens and seems to be so agitated, that makes it an easy night for him. That aside: The problem is not left or right wing or male or female (or anything in between), the problem is that we as mankind are ruining our environement. Due t...
by Karma_Yeshe
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Weed is now legal in California
Replies: 267
Views: 5369

Re: Weed is now legal in California

I have a bit of a weird affection for the sheer bizarre eccentricity of German white wines. I should probably be far more embarrassed than I am to admit that. Not at all. Germany produces some superb whites. Yes, and Austria, too. On a more daily basis we like to drink Kerner or Bacchus from Franke...
by Karma_Yeshe
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana
Replies: 101
Views: 4737

Re: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana

Right, because rinpoches are infallible by definition and they don't shit anything but sunshine and unicorns. That's the view. Maybe it's better you stick with the sutras. Indeed it is. In general, I rather dislike bringing up teachers and what they say especially in non public settings. I just am ...
by Karma_Yeshe
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Rare Methods?
Replies: 13
Views: 912

Re: Rare Methods?

I sometimes hear about: "Sky Gazing" "Watching patterns of smoke from the Chillum" "Prostration Practice". I'd love to see how everyone see's the points of these practices, especially Sky Gazing and also to list some other unique practices they have heard or come by :) Gazing at the sky itself is n...
by Karma_Yeshe
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 955
Views: 52431

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

Nemo wrote: It is not the siddhi. It is the attachment to the sex and power. The massaging of particular favourites based on what they can give. Abuse of power is not a siddhi as far as I know.
This is true, of course.
by Karma_Yeshe
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 955
Views: 52431

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

Nemo wrote: Businessmen always have an angle and court money, sex and power. Just having these things should make a teacher suspect.
Yes, a Vajrayana Guru who has sex and power is just a horrible idea. It clearly shows he has no ordinary siddhis :roll:
by Karma_Yeshe
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Practicing dharma as a pair
Replies: 9
Views: 773

Re: Practicing dharma as a pair

My wife and I practice mainly under the same teacher in the same lineage. It is wonderful (but she is wonderful anyhow). She wasn't a pracitioner when I met her.