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by Nicholas Weeks
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Source of Indra's Net?
Replies: 41
Views: 473

Re: Source of Indra's Net?

Here is Rulu's version:
All Buddhas know that the entire dharma realm is like the god-king Indra’s net, which comprises countless interwoven reflections, with no exception.
by Nicholas Weeks
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Source of Indra's Net?
Replies: 41
Views: 473

Re: Source of Indra's Net?

An early draft of Dharmamitra:
They know all of the different phenomena without exception throughout the entire Dharma realm are like the net of Indra.
by Nicholas Weeks
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Assisted Suicide/ euthanasia
Replies: 59
Views: 2430

Re: Assisted Suicide/ euthanasia

Pattern of abuse of euthanasia seen in pioneering Netherlands: http://alexschadenberg.blogspot.ca/2017/11/euthanasia-deaths-increasing-quickly-in.html?utm_source=Euthanasia+Prevention+Coalition+Newsletter&utm_campaign=65c81bbfbb-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_11_15&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_105a5cdd2d-65c81b...
by Nicholas Weeks
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Books for beginner Gelug students
Replies: 40
Views: 2128

Re: Books for beginner Gelug students

One of the first Geluk focused books, still a classic and in print: Door of Liberation compiled by Geshe Wangyal.
by Nicholas Weeks
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Special Days
Replies: 71
Views: 24525

Re: Special Days

Friday November 10 2017 is one of the year's four main Buddhist holy days, Lhabab Duchen, celebrated as the day Guru Shakyamuni Buddha descended from the God Realm of Thirty-Three after teaching his mother and the gods living there Dharma for several months. As such, it is known as a Buddha Multipl...
by Nicholas Weeks
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socialism & Communism
Replies: 164
Views: 5398

Re: Socialism & Communism

US Congress forms a Caucus for the Victims:

http://victimsofcommunism.org/members-o ... sm-caucus/
by Nicholas Weeks
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Classic English Poetry
Replies: 46
Views: 1625

Re: Classic English Poetry

AMIENS (sings) Blow, blow, thou winter wind. Thou art not so unkind As man’s ingratitude. Thy tooth is not so keen, Because thou art not seen, Although thy breath be rude. Heigh-ho, sing heigh-ho, unto the green holly. Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly. Then heigh-ho, the holly. T...
by Nicholas Weeks
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socialism & Communism
Replies: 164
Views: 5398

Re: Socialism & Communism

A dark centennial, proclaimed by President Trump:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-of ... -communism
by Nicholas Weeks
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Nagrim translations
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: Nagrim translations

Thanks for paying attention and trying L.C. :thanks:

That complete text is probably too deep for nearly everyone in the West. But perhaps some Tibetan reader will pop up to answer this:
Will anyone supply a short summary of the untranslated chapters?
Which are 5-10 & 13 - I think.
by Nicholas Weeks
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socialism & Communism
Replies: 164
Views: 5398

Re: Socialism & Communism

Ignorance rules with Millennials [and others]: http://blog.victimsofcommunism.org/44-of-millennials-prefer-socialism-do-they-know-what-it-means/ Our study indicates that the attraction of socialism for Millennials has less to do with their familiarity with the ideology and more to do with their disc...
by Nicholas Weeks
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Nagrim translations
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: Nagrim translations

Lobsang Chojor wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:27 pm
There was a new translation released this year of all the volumes, https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1611803594.
Nope, that is just the old 1987 chapter one, re-titled and slightly revised. Same with the other two by Hopkins which covered the first four chapters.
by Nicholas Weeks
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Nagrim translations
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Nagrim translations

The first four chapters of Je Rinpoche's Stages of Mantra came out quickly in 1987. Then nothing in English until 2013 when chapters 11 and 12 came out. So two questions: 1) Is any group working on completing the translation of the remaining seven or so chapters? 2) Will anyone supply a short summar...
by Nicholas Weeks
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socialism & Communism
Replies: 164
Views: 5398

Re: Socialism & Communism

Dude, you give communism way, way too much power. It's [expletive to be supplied by your imagination] done. There is no more communism anymore, nor is it possible anymore. Corporations have amassed far too much wealth to ever permit anything like a communist revolution, save an absolute collapse of...
by Nicholas Weeks
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shakyamuni: A Narrative of Faith
Replies: 26
Views: 542

Re: Shakyamuni: A Narrative of Faith

Buddhadharma does have notions of cyclic time; kalpas of varying lengths within Mahakalpas etc. So it may be that an Adi Buddha is primordial or first for a particular world system & kalpa. Whether 'our' Adi Buddha as Samantabhadra or Vairocana or Vajradhara is identical in every way with those othe...
by Nicholas Weeks
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Classic English Poetry
Replies: 46
Views: 1625

Re: Classic English Poetry

THE TIGER Tiger, tiger, burning bright In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry? In what distant deeps or skies Burnt the fire of thine eyes? On what wings dare he aspire? What the hand dare seize the fire? And what shoulder and what art Could twist th...
by Nicholas Weeks
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Classic English Poetry
Replies: 46
Views: 1625

Re: Classic English Poetry

More from "Adonaïs" ... Dust to the dust! but the pure spirit shall flow Back to the burning fountain whence it came, A portion of the Eternal, which must glow Through time and change, unquenchably the same, Whilst thy cold embers choke the sordid hearth of shame. Peace, peace! he is not dead, he do...
by Nicholas Weeks
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Classic English Poetry
Replies: 46
Views: 1625

Re: Classic English Poetry

"That Light whose smile kindles the Universe That Beauty in which all things work and move That Benediction, which the eclipsing Curse of birth can quench not, that sustaining Love Which through the web of being blindly wove By man and beast and earth and air and sea, Burns bright or dim, as each a...
by Nicholas Weeks
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Mo-ho-Chih-kuan forthcoming
Replies: 46
Views: 3444

Re: Mo-ho-Chih-kuan forthcoming

Amazon said a delay in shipping has manifested. So between the small type, price and having read and not finished too much lately - I cancelled the order.
by Nicholas Weeks
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Halloween, I will now remove my mask
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: Happy Halloween, I will now remove my mask

With wealthy social justice jocks playing that game as much as football, who knows what the NFL will be like in 2020.
by Nicholas Weeks
Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Auroras
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: Auroras

Above, the Sun's plasma rays kiss the magnetic field of Earth, below, the reflection in a still pond. Glories of the Night - in Iceland.

http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_up ... b6sk0q7eo0