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by Fortyeightvows
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Astrological marks of a Dharma person
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: Astrological marks of a Dharma person

humble.student wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:42 pm
Not the same as western astrology, but there are specific markers in Chinese astrology which used to exclude one from being ordained in certain lineages/schools.
Please share more :anjali:
by Fortyeightvows
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Tibetan or English?
Replies: 9
Views: 128

Re: Tibetan or English?

there are ways of translating english so that it can be chanted to the same tune that tibetan uses" 'The gods and demi-gods bow To your lotus feet, O Tara, You who rescue all who are destitute To you, Mother Tara, I pay homage." compared to "Gods and asuras with their crowns, bow down to your lotus...
by Fortyeightvows
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Tibetan or English?
Replies: 9
Views: 128

Re: Tibetan or English?

English speakers need to start writing their liturgies so that they can follow a tune. Ideally the traditional tune- but if not at least some tune.
As far as chod goes, I know of one such liturgy in english.
by Fortyeightvows
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Tibetan or English?
Replies: 9
Views: 128

Re: Tibetan or English?

But a person who doesn't actually speak tibetan, but only does their prayers in "tibetan" is a different story. And if a tibetan person walks in and listens they won't understand a word of it! How can the gods understand some strange sounds that aren't words, even if the person says those sounds are...
by Fortyeightvows
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What would you buy?
Replies: 23
Views: 1344

Re: What would you buy?

There are some interesting rings (that you put in your finger) with the Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom ingraved. There are even Diamond Sutra rings, but I don't understand how they can get it all into a small ring? https://www.mundobuda.com/en/tienda/anillo-dorado-con-sutra-del-diamante/ The rin...
by Fortyeightvows
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Wisdom Academy - Moved from Tibetan Forum
Replies: 19
Views: 336

Re: Wisdom Academy - Moved from Tibetan Forum

Matt J wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:31 pm
I went to one dharma center where they literally barred the door with a table and locked other entries to ensure no one entered without payment (although they would also make exceptions).
I’m sure that was a Tibetan Buddhism center.
by Fortyeightvows
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Explanation for Deleted Posts
Replies: 10
Views: 294

Re: Explanation for Deleted Posts

smcj wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:22 am
I can tell you, that archive is a shit show. You have no idea.
Lol, getting to read that is the only thing that ever made me at all interested in moderating.
I’ve said the same thing before!

Also smcj, it really makes me happy how much you enjoy the story I shared!
by Fortyeightvows
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Growing a Dharma community
Replies: 8
Views: 444

Re: Growing a Dharma community

Call around the bigger cities nearby and find any decent monk who knows the local language. Rent a local hall or something to have the monk come to give a talk. If the temples are in the suburbs then you you won't even need to pay for a hotel or anything, but if you have an extra room that's good. ...
by Fortyeightvows
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Growing a Dharma community
Replies: 8
Views: 444

Re: Growing a Dharma community

Some relevant posts from another thread: There are many practices you can do without a Teacher until a Teacher is found. These include screening Dharma videos, listening to Dharma tapes, having a Dharma book club, taking Refuge in front of an image of the Buddha, developing Bodhicitta,making offerin...
by Fortyeightvows
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: British Museum to Return “Stunning” Gandharan Buddhist Artifacts to Afghanistan
Replies: 38
Views: 967

Re: British Museum to Return “Stunning” Gandharan Buddhist Artifacts to Afghanistan

Similar to what is being discussed in this thread Dutch court rejects Chinese villagers claim to have their Buddha mummy returned A court in The Netherlands has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a group of Chinese villagers demanding the return of a 1,000-year-old Buddha statue containing the mummified...
by Fortyeightvows
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Dhammachai Tipitaka Project: A New Critical Edition of the Pali Canon
Replies: 10
Views: 170

Re: The Dhammachai Tipitaka Project: A New Critical Edition of the Pali Canon

Yeah, not worth rehashing. I've looked into this and can't find anything particularly wrong with them except they are really popular. Well, they don’t really accept anatman and believe in dualistic cosmic battle between good and evil, in which their abbot is a messianic figure. But apart from that ...
by Fortyeightvows
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Tibetan or English?
Replies: 9
Views: 128

Re: Tibetan or English?

Knowing the 'turns' of the practice by heart, allows the practice to unfold by itself – as it were - when you do it in Tibetan. Very nicely put. That being said, there is, of course, very special blessing and power in the Tibetan and the melodies. No doubt. I don't believe this at all. And even if ...
by Fortyeightvows
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Tibetan or English?
Replies: 9
Views: 128

Re: Tibetan or English?

The trouble is, very very few chod liturgy can be recited nicely in english. And I only know of one that can be recited along with the tibetan tune.
by Fortyeightvows
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Dhammachai Tipitaka Project: A New Critical Edition of the Pali Canon
Replies: 10
Views: 170

Re: The Dhammachai Tipitaka Project: A New Critical Edition of the Pali Canon

PeterC wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:45 pm
But in the Thai Theravedan world you could not find a more controversial organization to be involved in this kind of work.
Maybe Santi Asoke
by Fortyeightvows
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: in search of a ethical way to deal with spiders
Replies: 30
Views: 4551

Re: in search of a ethical way to deal with spiders

Mahayana buddhism likes to say "mother sentient beings" as in, at some point all beings have been our mothers. They use this idea to try to convince people to not kill or harm other beings.

If we kill them today, who is to say they will not come back to harm us even further.
by Fortyeightvows
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: in search of a ethical way to deal with spiders
Replies: 30
Views: 4551

Re: in search of a ethical way to deal with spiders

Karma_Cat wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:35 am
Now, I think that anything that bites me is fair game in terms of death,
A case could be made that that is like 'bringing a knife into a fist fight'
by Fortyeightvows
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Getting moskitos out of my room
Replies: 19
Views: 4172

Re: Getting moskitos out of my room

You should not kill mosquitoes at all. Your body is so big, and they are so tiny. What if their bodies were big and yours was tiny, and you came to bite them and drink a little of their blood, because you were hungry, and then they killed you? Even though all you need is a small amount of blood to ...
by Fortyeightvows
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Dhammachai Tipitaka Project: A New Critical Edition of the Pali Canon
Replies: 10
Views: 170

Re: The Dhammachai Tipitaka Project: A New Critical Edition of the Pali Canon

When I first read this article, I was thinking 'hasn't this been done a few times before?' The print edition is the Pali Canon rendered in Romanized script, and its editors hope to eventually produce editions in all of the regional scripts of the Theravada Buddhist tradition. But it is actually a ve...
by Fortyeightvows
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Explanation for Deleted Posts
Replies: 10
Views: 294

Re: Explanation for Deleted Posts

Pretty sure that there will be alot less posts getting deleted now.

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