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by Fortyeightvows
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Buddhahood of Insentient Beings Exclusively East-Asian?
Replies: 17
Views: 166

Re: Buddhahood of Insentient Beings Exclusively East-Asian?

Rocks are totally enlightened! 無念,無心!
by Fortyeightvows
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Advice Needed
Replies: 14
Views: 410

Re: Advice Needed

Mantrik wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:14 pm
Avoid the NKT (New Kadampa Tradition). They have residential centres but for all sorts of reasons I would never recommend anyone to even attend a class,nor are they even discussed on this forum.
This post is against the tos.
by Fortyeightvows
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Space Force!
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: Space Force!

Is it silly for China to have a space force?
Or only silly for trump?
by Fortyeightvows
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Healing Touch: Indigenous healers getting results
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: The Healing Touch: Indigenous healers getting results

Grigoris wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:44 am
Would you have posted a mocking video if the documentary was about a Tibetan master? I wonder...
Would you have been so impressed if the documentary had been about a white Pentecostal healer?
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: german prosecution office investigates Ole Nydahl for incitement to hatred
Replies: 14
Views: 606

Re: german prosecution office investigates Ole Nydahl for incitement to hatred

It seems like a better buddhist practice than using force and threats of force to suppress free speech.

"Took them long enough" :roll:
by Fortyeightvows
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Madhyamaka books
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: Madhyamaka books

The Central Philosophy of Buddhism by TRV Murti
by Fortyeightvows
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayers for Dad
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: Prayers for Dad

Wishing you and your father good luck.
He is lucky to have a son like you.
Amitofo.
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Charging for Dharma
Replies: 131
Views: 2779

Re: Charging for Dharma

Are children allowed free? How about an elderly discount? If I pay more do I get a better seat? Do they have stamp cards, buy 10 and the next one is free? Something like that? Or a half price tuesday? Or do we get a discount coupon if we buy something at the store next door? Or coupons on wechat? Sh...
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Charging for Dharma
Replies: 131
Views: 2779

Re: Charging for Dharma

Crazywisdom wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:05 pm
There’s no better way to weed out people who are just there to screw around
Then why not just keep a private sangha?
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Charging for Dharma
Replies: 131
Views: 2779

Re: Charging for Dharma

In old tibet or even in the himalayas now, do lay people need to pay money to attend ceremonies?
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Charging for Dharma
Replies: 131
Views: 2779

Re: Charging for Dharma

So if a sick and poor person or someone who has limited time left to their life wants to attend a ceremony or teaching....
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Charging for Dharma
Replies: 131
Views: 2779

Re: Charging for Dharma

Putting words in my mouth and swearing.

Typical Greg.
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Charging for Dharma
Replies: 131
Views: 2779

Re: Charging for Dharma

I doubt that a person went to a teaching and really said that. It is just a joke and one that usually is used to criticise tibetan buddhism. But I think that criticism has some truth. Every lama wants his own center. And even monastic lamas are taken out to the most expensive restaurants, etc. Payin...
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Charging for Dharma
Replies: 131
Views: 2779

Re: Charging for Dharma

Typical smart-ass, stingy western Dharma student response. I would have kicked their ass out of the teaching. Not funny in the slightest, sad and telling, actually. I'm not sure this joke was made by a westerner, it's a very old joke. Anyways it speaks to the case that in tibetan-buddhist circles, ...
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tara
Replies: 45
Views: 3755

Re: Tara

SilenceMonkey wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:44 pm
Scholars seem to think Tara practice began in China.
Citation please
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Growing a Dharma community
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Re: Growing a Dharma community

I think it will be easier for you since there aren’t any other centers around.

When you host teachings you should reach out to the rel department at the local universities and invite the people to attend.

It isnt unheard of to rent a bus to pick up old people and bring them to the teachings.
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Charging for Dharma
Replies: 131
Views: 2779

Re: Charging for Dharma

That joke is so old but is still just as funny as the first time
by Fortyeightvows
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Shrine building resources.
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: Shrine building resources.

If you look into the texts they often describe the correct dimensions and measurements of the altars.
by Fortyeightvows
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Importance of Secrecy in Secret Mantra
Replies: 68
Views: 2068

Re: Importance of Secrecy in Secret Mantra

There are even instructions not to tell others when one is going to go on a retreat, but rather to just do it. I mean .. can you imagine .. Doing a retreat, without making a post about it, letting everyone else know ones deity, and taking pics of ones room and altar set up. Some of that is for fund...
by Fortyeightvows
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: I wish to marry a Dakini
Replies: 35
Views: 1331

Re: I wish to marry a Dakini

Just yesterday my friend was joking about how many fake dakinis are married to fake lamas.

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