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by Nicholas Weeks
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Tibetan Pure Land
Replies: 13
Views: 2394

Re: Tibetan Pure Land

PRAYER FOR REBIRTH IN SUKHAVATI by Manjushri via Je Tsongkhapa Your deeds exalted, you grant endless splendor to all. Once remembered, you cast out all fear of the Lord of Death. With constant love, you look on all beings as your children. Amitayus, Teacher of Gods and Men, I bow before you! Swayed...
by Nicholas Weeks
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Greatest Mahayana and Vajrayana teachers alive
Replies: 14
Views: 446

Re: Greatest Mahayana and Vajrayana teachers alive

I am posting this thread in order to learn more about the greatest teachers in the Mahayana and Vajrayana traditions and their teachings. Who are the most reputable? Who do you think are the greatest or the best? Not necessarily monks or nuns but you can also list great lay teachers along with monk...
by Nicholas Weeks
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: A Forest of Pearls
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: A Forest of Pearls

A little more about the text: Fayuan zhulin. (J. Hōon jurin; K. Pŏbwŏn churim 法苑珠林). In Chinese, “A Grove of Pearls in the Garden of the Dharma,” compiled in 668 by the Tang dynasty monk Daoshi (d. 683) of XIMINGXI; a comprehensive encyclopedia of Buddhism, in one hundred rolls and one hundred chapt...
by Nicholas Weeks
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Trans surgery on children
Replies: 15
Views: 265

Re: Trans surgery on children

And some don't. Your point is? Those doctors who ignore drugs-surgery option and prefer the safer, harmless option of psychological counseling are good healers. The others gain money and approval from the current Trans fad. There is no "Trans fad", there is just greater acceptance of transgenderism...
by Nicholas Weeks
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Trans surgery on children
Replies: 15
Views: 265

Re: Trans surgery on children

Some MDs protest to Surgeon General the careless use of drugs & surgery on gender dysphoric children: https://www.acpeds.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/7.16.19-Surgeon-General-letter1963-v4.pdf And some don't. Your point is? Those doctors who ignore drugs-surgery option and prefer the safer, harm...
by Nicholas Weeks
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Trans surgery on children
Replies: 15
Views: 265

Trans surgery on children

Some MDs protest to Surgeon General the careless use of drugs & surgery on gender dysphoric children:

https://www.acpeds.org/wordpress/wp-con ... 963-v4.pdf
by Nicholas Weeks
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: A Forest of Pearls
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: A Forest of Pearls

by Nicholas Weeks
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: A Forest of Pearls
Replies: 2
Views: 116

A Forest of Pearls

The latest from BDK - a multivolume series from 7th century Bhikshu Daoshi:

https://www.bdkamerica.org/book/forest- ... rden-vol-i
by Nicholas Weeks
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Inspiring Thoughts
Replies: 134
Views: 11654

Re: Inspiring Thoughts

There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments, and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance — that principle is contempt prior to investigation.
Herbert Spencer
by Nicholas Weeks
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: China's love for big cats
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Re: China's love for big cats

Executive summary of the report on these horrors:

https://d31j74p4lpxrfp.cloudfront.net/s ... ummary.pdf
by Nicholas Weeks
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Inspiring Thoughts
Replies: 134
Views: 11654

Re: Inspiring Thoughts

If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago and a racist today.
Thomas Sowell
by Nicholas Weeks
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Inspiring Thoughts
Replies: 134
Views: 11654

Re: Inspiring Thoughts

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by Nicholas Weeks
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: China's love for big cats
Replies: 1
Views: 105

China's love for big cats

Love for their body parts, that is. Disgusting butchery of tigers & lions for alleged 'medicines' for people. Not mere vivisection to test for effectiveness, but it is an ancient tradition and thus settled 'science'. https://www.worldanimalprotection.org/news/lions-and-tigers-being-farmed-bone-wine-...
by Nicholas Weeks
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Cartoons
Replies: 18
Views: 1019

Re: Cartoons

Happy to see other cartoon aficionados. :applause:
by Nicholas Weeks
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Antifa at it again
Replies: 91
Views: 2387

Re: Antifa at it again

Further, Ananda, if living beings in the six paths of any mundane world had no thoughts of killing, they would not have to follow a continual succession of births and deaths. Your basic purpose in cultivating samadhi is to transcend the wearisome defilements. But if you do not renounce your thought...
by Nicholas Weeks
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Cartoons
Replies: 18
Views: 1019

Re: Cartoons

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by Nicholas Weeks
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Dharma Gems
Replies: 150
Views: 30387

Re: Dharma Gems

We need to be careful about our every thought. If every thought is wholesome, then our lives will be brighter.
Master Hua
by Nicholas Weeks
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: did you feel it?
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: did you feel it?

by Nicholas Weeks
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: did you feel it?
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: did you feel it?

Local TV coverage: https://ktla.com
by Nicholas Weeks
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: did you feel it?
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: did you feel it?

Felt it here 276 miles north of Ridgecrest! House swayed for a while, hanging lights swinging etc. Even my dogs got scared. Think a bigger one is coming? :shock: The 6.4 was the Major quake on 4th, but Lucy Jones of Cal Tech said there is about a 10% chance of a bigger one within a few days. That h...

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