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by thornbush
Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:52 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A Reflection
Replies: 8
Views: 1144

A Reflection

I found this post on another Forum and it is rather interesting and rare to read one who has sort of 'wielded the Vajra sword': http://www.lioncity.net/buddhism/index.php?showtopic=90392&view=findpost&p=1213497" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Many people never really learn or practice...
by thornbush
Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:47 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello all!
Replies: 5
Views: 951

Re: Hello all!

Welcome to the 'other' DW 'family' :hi:
by thornbush
Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:58 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Fo Guang Shan and Africa
Replies: 0
Views: 479

Fo Guang Shan and Africa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocKPtsVNigU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdOTw1PHukw&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=johnDDnkM5I http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXGQhdgAihc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocKPtsVNigU" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; A documentary about F...
by thornbush
Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:19 am
Forum: Media
Topic: The Bhikshunis of Mt Emei, China
Replies: 0
Views: 429

The Bhikshunis of Mt Emei, China

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9p8SKEsGTbw Mt Emei, China, the Sacred Way Place to Samantabhadra Bodhisattva, see link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9p8SKEsGTbw" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; A film by Liang Bibo. The credits are at the end of the film. The film is put up by kind p...
by thornbush
Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Great Stupa Sculptures
Replies: 1
Views: 426

The Great Stupa Sculptures

BBC's documentary on Indian Buddhist sculptures... Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkwQf19bu4M&feature=channel_page" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11yGNtje5Bw&feature=channel" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Part 3: http://w...
by thornbush
Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: a new friend from dhammawheel
Replies: 9
Views: 1453

Re: a new friend from dhammawheel

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by thornbush
Sun Jun 28, 2009 2:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: New Richard Gombrich book - What the Buddha Thought
Replies: 6
Views: 968

Re: New Richard Gombrich book - What the Buddha Thought

Thank you very much. Will certainly do a follow up on it :thanks:
by thornbush
Sun Jun 28, 2009 2:56 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Astrology, Divination and Oracles
Replies: 16
Views: 1885

Re: Astrology, Divination and Oracles

Ah well, perhaps I may need to go onto another Forum or dig for myself the specs and mechanics of my own question here. Thank you very much to all who have made this thread an interesting discussion.
by thornbush
Sat Jun 27, 2009 4:37 am
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Entrance exam (joke)
Replies: 9
Views: 1435

Re: Entrance exam (joke)

Hehe. You could write a variation of this joke involving holy texts. The Christian has to spell "Bible," the Muslim has to spell "Koran," but the Buddhist has to spell "Mūlamadhyamakakārikā." :shock: It's a good thing you're not Muslim. You misspelled "Qur'an." :tongue: There goes the camels and ha...
by thornbush
Sat Jun 27, 2009 4:35 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The Gohonzon Mandala and Daimoku Chant
Replies: 0
Views: 593

The Gohonzon Mandala and Daimoku Chant

I was watching these 2 videos on Nichiren's Gohonzon Mandala and how it was formed. Very interesting (at least from someone like me with rudimentary ideas on Nichiren) and thought to share with all here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TIV-Zu2ZCQ&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CB3fTV...
by thornbush
Sat Jun 27, 2009 3:44 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Stephen Batchelor - Buddha didnt defeat Mara
Replies: 3
Views: 874

Re: Stephen Batchelor - Buddha didnt defeat Mara

I have always taken this man with a pinch of salt ...no more...no less :popcorn:
by thornbush
Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:59 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Historicity of Mahayana Sutras -- Does it matter?
Replies: 53
Views: 5927

Re: Historicity of Mahayana Sutras -- Does it matter?

http://www.buddhanet.net/budsas/ebud/whatbudbeliev/25.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Trikaya - The Three Bodies of the Buddha The three bodies of the Buddha consist of Dharma-kaya (Truth body), Sambhoga-kaya (Enjoyment body), and Nirmana-kaya(Manifestation body). In the Mahayana...
by thornbush
Fri Jun 26, 2009 2:26 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Michael Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)
Replies: 3
Views: 2582

Michael Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)

http://991.com/newGallery/Michael-Jackson-Man-In-The-Mirror-335215.jpg http://artfiles.art.com/images/-/A-Scented-Votive-Candle-Burns-Photographic-Print-C12635111.jpeg http://www.wifeinua.com/image/gifts/81_whiteroses.jpg Michael Jackson Dies After Heart Attack Michael Jackson dead at 50 Man in The...
by thornbush
Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Nonsense in Buddhism?
Replies: 5
Views: 914

Re: Nonsense in Buddhism?

Yes, at this stage, grumpy old men, bearded or not, comes to mind.... :toilet:
by thornbush
Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Historicity of Mahayana Sutras -- Does it matter?
Replies: 53
Views: 5927

Re: Historicity of Mahayana Sutras -- Does it matter?

Me thinks the sooner I get over all that Hina and Mahaweenie thingy, the sooner I can taste the fruits of the Path :tongue:
by thornbush
Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:24 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: History of Early Buddhism: A Documentary
Replies: 8
Views: 1525

Re: History of Early Buddhism: A Documentary

Buddhist iconography....It's all up to the user. Used with wrong views, one gets wrong results. Used with right views, it is a means to the end, to be dropped once one has crossed over to the other shore. It has been related to me by adherents of other systems, that their concept of making images is...
by thornbush
Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Nonsense in Buddhism?
Replies: 5
Views: 914

Nonsense in Buddhism?

See this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KauGMZVB ... re=related" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Your thoughts please :thanks:
by thornbush
Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:48 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: History of Early Buddhism: A Documentary
Replies: 8
Views: 1525

History of Early Buddhism: A Documentary

Found this interesting 5 Part documentary: Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXf56fPTJy8" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TR4TtTpV2NE&feature=related" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Flvst...