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by Nicholas Weeks
Mon May 18, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Big Love
Replies: 1
Views: 837

Re: Big Love

by Nicholas Weeks
Mon May 18, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Daśabhūmika Sūtra
Replies: 16
Views: 1494

Re: Daśabhūmika Sūtra

Several pages in the Sixth Ground chapter on nidāna meditations. Here is how the section begins: All common people are blinded by delusion and hence are attached to the existence of a self. They always delight in pursuit of existence and always follow the course of erroneous conceptions. Thus they p...
by Nicholas Weeks
Sun May 17, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Plague of Corruption
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: Plague of Corruption

The Foreword begins... Moral Courage and Our Common Future by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. “And yet, it moves!” Galileo whispered those defiant words in 1615 as he left the Roman Inquisition tribunal before which he repudiated his theory that the Earth—the immovable center of the Universe according to con...
by Nicholas Weeks
Sun May 17, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Plague of Corruption
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Plague of Corruption

Still reading the earlier book Plague, but both reveal the corruption, cowardice & coverups in medical science.

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by Nicholas Weeks
Sun May 17, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Babylon Bee
Replies: 16
Views: 716

Re: Babylon Bee

Once again I have been shown the error of my ways. Between the DW Guardian sages and Plato, I bow in apologetic shame. :bow: You should try laughing at your own failures once-in-a-while. Just for a change. Unwarranted assumption that Nicholas only laughs at others - projection from G.? - not possib...
by Nicholas Weeks
Sun May 17, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Babylon Bee
Replies: 16
Views: 716

Re: Babylon Bee

Once again I have been shown the error of my ways. Between the DW Guardian sages and Plato, I bow in apologetic shame. :bow: Plato, the most influential critic of laughter, treated it as an emotion that overrides rational self-control. In the Republic (388e), he says that the Guardians of the state ...
by Nicholas Weeks
Sun May 17, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Babylon Bee
Replies: 16
Views: 716

Re: Babylon Bee

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 4:12 am
Nicholas Weeks wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 9:02 pm
Five posts giving lie to the notion that Leftists lack a sense of humor. Why would anyone think that? :roll:
Consensus Rules - only approved humor wanted.
by Nicholas Weeks
Sat May 16, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Babylon Bee
Replies: 16
Views: 716

Re: Babylon Bee

Two posts giving lie to the notion that Leftists lack a sense of humor. Why would anyone think that? :roll:
by Nicholas Weeks
Sat May 16, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Babylon Bee
Replies: 16
Views: 716

Babylon Bee

More sagely insight, historically based, of course:

https://babylonbee.com/news/reminder-ad ... -do-things
by Nicholas Weeks
Thu May 14, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Daśabhūmika Sūtra
Replies: 16
Views: 1494

Re: Daśabhūmika Sūtra

Additionally, he always seeks ever more supreme dharmas with which to benefit beings. In order to be of benefit to beings, he becomes adept in all of the classics, skills, and cultural arts of the world, including writing, mathematical calculation, classical works on the nature of stones, and medic...
by Nicholas Weeks
Thu May 14, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Daśabhūmika Sūtra
Replies: 16
Views: 1494

Re: Daśabhūmika Sūtra

The Bodhisattva realizes too, because beings are always beset by two types of afflictions and their associated causes and conditions, just as they have come forth from earlier lives to the present, so too shall they proceed in the same way on to their future lives, continuing on without cease, neve...
by Nicholas Weeks
Thu May 14, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Latest 84K Sutra
Replies: 15
Views: 2746

Re: Latest 84K Sutras

As one can see, in April and May many new translations are available:

https://read.84000.co/section/all-translated.html
by Nicholas Weeks
Thu May 14, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Best books on general Mahayana Buddhism
Replies: 12
Views: 612

Re: Best books on general Mahayana Buddhism

Hello, I have been practicing Theravada Buddhism for approximately 10 years now, however I know very little about Mahayana and it's various schools and practices. I would like to learn more however I am unsure about the most appropriate place to begin. I am interested in some books about the histor...
by Nicholas Weeks
Wed May 13, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3098
Views: 334351

Re: Music time

The modern prayerful anthem for America - Terry Kath's "Tell Me"

by Nicholas Weeks
Wed May 13, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Master Hsuan Hua
Replies: 1
Views: 953

Re: Master Hsuan Hua

Here is short biographical video with testimonies from those who knew Master Hua:

by Nicholas Weeks
Tue May 12, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Making Dharma Friends (quarentine edition)
Replies: 11
Views: 637

Re: Making Dharma Friends (quarantine edition)

In addition to email and PM at this site, if you have an Apple machine (or phone) FaceTime works well. Also Skype or Zoom for several new friends.
by Nicholas Weeks
Tue May 12, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Destitute people in India - help needed
Replies: 2
Views: 768

Re: Destitute people help needed

David Beasley, head of the UN Food Program says "There is also a real danger that more people could potentially die from the economic impact of COVID-19 than from the virus itself." https://www.wfp.org/news/wfp-chief-warns-hunger-pandemic-covid-19-spreads-statement-un-security-council Stay Safe at h...
by Nicholas Weeks
Tue May 12, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: new biography of Je Rinpoche
Replies: 12
Views: 945

Re: new biography of Je Rinpoche

During their conversation, Umapa told Tsongkhapa that even from his early years as a young yak herder in eastern Tibet, he would have occasional visions of Mañjuśrī and would receive teachings. He confided, “Although I have tried my best to examine whether or not this is a genuine visionary encount...
by Nicholas Weeks
Mon May 11, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Avatamsaka Sutra
Replies: 147
Views: 43895

Re: Avatamsaka Sutra

Dharma Wisdom Bodhisattva on why bodhicitta vows and practices come forth: Disciple of the Buddha, when all Buddhas first bring forth the mind, they do not do so merely for the sake of making offerings of all kinds of musical instruments to all the living beings in the asamkhyeya world systems in th...
by Nicholas Weeks
Sun May 10, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Dharma Gems
Replies: 202
Views: 50927

Re: Dharma Gems

The world has not been created by anyone, not by any person or by any god. Not by any Bodhisattva, and not by any Buddha. Heaven and earth have their own life. Now this question is about where the limits of the world, the limits of the mind and the limits of the Dharma Realm are. But none of these ...

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