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by Nicholas Weeks
Sat May 25, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socialism & Communism
Replies: 178
Views: 13471

Re: Socialism & Communism

Cuban dissident survives (so far) outside Cuba:

https://www.breitbart.com/national-secu ... e-america/
by Nicholas Weeks
Fri May 24, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Cartoons
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Re: Cartoons

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by Nicholas Weeks
Fri May 24, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Cartoons
Replies: 1
Views: 35

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by Nicholas Weeks
Fri May 24, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Occult Stories
Replies: 12
Views: 328

Re: Occult Stories

Too long for reading online, but if you like it, The Idyll of the White Lotus is still in print. A tale of ancient Egypt, a young temple priest and his trials. Mable Collins held the pen.

http://www.theosophy-nw.org/theosnw/boo ... hite-1.htm
by Nicholas Weeks
Thu May 23, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Which translation of the Diamond Sutra would you recommend?
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: Which translation of the Diamond Sutra would you recommend?

This one with the commentary of Master Hsuan Hua: The Buddha told Subhūti, all Bodhisattvas, Mahāsattvas, should thus subdue their hearts with the vow, “I must cause all living beings — those born from eggs, born from wombs, born from moisture, born by transformation; those with form, those without ...
by Nicholas Weeks
Thu May 23, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Occult Stories
Replies: 12
Views: 328

Re: Occult Stories

Helena Blavatsky also wrote some stories of horror & mystery - this is called "Karmic Visions".

https://www.theosociety.org/pasadena/ni ... ight-3.htm
by Nicholas Weeks
Wed May 22, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Black & Buddhist in America - 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 671

Re: Black & Buddhist in America - 2018

I never attended a group where race or gender mattered. If I noticed that to be the case, I wouldn't return. That kind of discrimination among Buddhists doesn't fall short from an aberration. I remember a small group of Buddhists that gathered in a small, very beautiful Ling in a very beautiful old...
by Nicholas Weeks
Wed May 22, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Occult Stories
Replies: 12
Views: 328

Re: Occult Stories

Another short one of ancient vimānas & sorcerers versus good magicians:

https://www.theosociety.org/pasadena/wq ... ales-9.htm
by Nicholas Weeks
Tue May 21, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Occult Stories
Replies: 12
Views: 328

Re: Occult Stories

Tenma wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 4:02 pm
I'll stick with H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe, thanks.
You reminded me that I was gifted as a boy a fat collected writings of Poe - loved him!
by Nicholas Weeks
Tue May 21, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: New Sakya Translation: Sonam Tsemo's Commentary on the Bodhicaryāvatāra
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: New Sakya Translation: Sonam Tsemo's Commentary on the Bodhicaryāvatāra

Bookbaby, the printer, has added a Look Inside function which shows a few sample pages.
by Nicholas Weeks
Tue May 21, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: New Sakya Translation: Sonam Tsemo's Commentary on the Bodhicaryāvatāra
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: New Sakya Translation: Sonam Tsemo's Commentary on the Bodhicaryāvatāra

Probably will add another Bodhicaryavatara to my library. I have the 2006 two-volume edition with commentary by Sabzang Mati Panchen Jamyang Lodrö (1294-1376). That seems a hard one to beat, but perhaps he borrowed many insights from Sonam Tsemo who lived 150? or so years earlier? One more question ...
by Nicholas Weeks
Mon May 20, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Trauma and the public mind
Replies: 66
Views: 1048

Re: Trauma and the public mind

I find the discussion to be mostly a series of rants. Sorry if that wasn't crystal clear. All of us being Buddhists of some stripe, we all accept that Suffering or dukkha is pervasive. The discussion is aimed at the second Noble Truth, the causes & conditions that produce Suffering and the fourth o...
by Nicholas Weeks
Mon May 20, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Trauma and the public mind
Replies: 66
Views: 1048

Re: Trauma and the public mind

Sorry for the misunderstanding. The answer to your question is way beyond my "scope of practice.". Probably the majority of people who study and teach about the mind aren't Buddhist and would have very different views of mind then we do. No need to be sorry, brevity may be the soul of wit, but it b...
by Nicholas Weeks
Mon May 20, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Occult Stories
Replies: 12
Views: 328

Re: Occult Stories

A psychic studies the Avatamsaka Sutra in an inner library:

https://www.kurtleland.com/astral-proje ... ntal-plane
by Nicholas Weeks
Sun May 19, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Occult Stories
Replies: 12
Views: 328

Re: Occult Stories

Talbot Mundy was another scribe whose adventure tales were once popular. To be clear though, I have read almost no weird fiction (or any other) in the last 50 years, so this thread is mainly for those who do like such. I recall my favorites from long ago were, Rider Haggard, Olaf Stapleton, Algernon...
by Nicholas Weeks
Sun May 19, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Occult Stories
Replies: 12
Views: 328

Re: Occult Stories

The Welsh artist & thinker, Kenneth Morris (d. 1937), was a superb writer, although I could never grok his Welsh names & terms:

https://theosophy.wiki/w-en/index.php?t ... eth_Morris
by Nicholas Weeks
Sun May 19, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Occult Stories
Replies: 12
Views: 328

Occult Stories

Some theosophists put pen to paper with books or short stories on occult, mystic or fantastic themes. Here is one short tale by the Irishman William Quan Judge (d. 1896). (Others feel free to add or recommend your own favorites in this genre.) https://www.theosociety.org/pasadena/wqjtales/tales-1.htm
by Nicholas Weeks
Sat May 18, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Trauma and the public mind
Replies: 66
Views: 1048

Re: Trauma and the public mind

Modern psychology doesn't ignore or scorn religious insights etc, that's a very outdated way of practicing. I'm sure it still exists, but modern theory and practice definitely welcomes and incorporates individuals' spirituality and culture because they are the tools a person can utilize to help hea...
by Nicholas Weeks
Sat May 18, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: rule of law vs political theater
Replies: 26
Views: 578

Re: rule of law vs political theater

Wonder why so many folks who do not live in USA want to eliminate President Trump; no one worth despising in your own country?
by Nicholas Weeks
Sat May 18, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: rule of law vs political theater
Replies: 26
Views: 578

Re: rule of law vs political theater

Trump is going to bulldoze straight over congressional oversight, therefore also rule of law and constitutional controls. Barr is now acting as defendant for Donald J Trump, rather than defender of the constitution. Pelosi realises that you can never beat someone who cheats by not cheating, so she'...

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