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by Fortyeightvows
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 255
Views: 18269

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

When The Buddha was in the world, there was Laywoman by the name Confusion. She was practising the Buddha Dharma in her home life. She begged The Buddha to allow her to leave the home life. Sorrowfully she cried to The Buddha, "World Honoured One, I have created deep and evil karma. I am regretful ...
by Fortyeightvows
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 255
Views: 18269

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

These infants had their normal development interrupted by voluntary or forced abortion. They are abandoned here because their makers refused to accept responsibility, pretending that the child had been conceived either casually or illegitimately. The fetus had taken human shape so its innate life d...
by Fortyeightvows
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ability to Control the Weather
Replies: 80
Views: 3301

Re: Ability to Control the Weather

There are little reasons to believe the, setting the fundamental difference in view aside for a moment, corresponding Buddhist texts were very different in terms of ritualistic approach.
If I read this right, it is true. The rituals are very very similar
by Fortyeightvows
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Treasure Vase
Replies: 8
Views: 427

Re: Treasure Vase

I think the placement matters too and the day.
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Gender & Buddhism
Replies: 24
Views: 874

Re: Gender & Buddhism

Look up the story of Soreyyā Here is the story on page 31 of the pdf https://www.ancient-buddhist-texts.net/English-Texts/Buddhist-Legends/Buddhist-Legends-2.pdf Here is an academic article about the story on page 12. there are also some color illustrations on page 416 http://iriab.soka.ac.jp/conte...
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Gender & Buddhism
Replies: 24
Views: 874

Re: Gender & Buddhism

A translator (Tibetan to German) once told us that "Bodhisattva" in general is any gender. It must not be a he. Can be a she as well with equal likelyness. This makes me assume that gender is of no import for Bodhisattvas. According to Monier-Williams and all skt dictionaries, the genre is masculin...
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Incense burners
Replies: 20
Views: 755

Re: Incense burners

Fortyeightvows wrote: Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:16 pm With this type of incense, has anyone ever heard if it is better to lay it down with the burning end in one direction or another ?
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What are your thoughts on this comment regarding the Lotus Sutra?
Replies: 40
Views: 806

Re: What are your thoughts on this comment regarding the Lotus Sutra?

Basically, the Lotus is considered the highest teaching for the reason Minobu's lama told him there is no highest teaching, but rather, whatever teaching is drawing you along the path is the highest teaching. Mahayana people will still say that the mahayana is 'higher' than the hinayana, and vajray...
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What are your thoughts on this comment regarding the Lotus Sutra?
Replies: 40
Views: 806

Re: What are your thoughts on this comment regarding the Lotus Sutra?

Minobu wrote: Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:13 amthe timing just seems a lil off to us commoners..but to the immortals..meh whats a few centuries inbetween Sutras.
well, in heavenly time that is only like one day, so ...
by Fortyeightvows
Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Incense burners
Replies: 20
Views: 755

Re: Incense burners

SonamTashi wrote: Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:19 pm I use one like this
It’s good that the inside is metal
by Fortyeightvows
Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Kalavinka Press
Replies: 10
Views: 1606

Re: Kalavinka Press

It has both !
So yes, it could be read in china
by Fortyeightvows
Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Kalavinka Press
Replies: 10
Views: 1606

Re: Kalavinka Press

This also made it possible to get these texts read in China today.
Are they simplified ?
by Fortyeightvows
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Incense burners
Replies: 20
Views: 755

Re: Incense burners

With this type of incense, has anyone ever heard if it is better to lay it down with the burning end in one direction or another ?
by Fortyeightvows
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Incense burners
Replies: 20
Views: 755

Re: Incense burners

In a month, you can pour the sand through a screen and retrieve all the unburnt ends. Those can be crushed into a powder and burned. If you are using the correct type of burner for these type of incense, there won't be any left overs. But, you can go to a religious supply store and get one of these...
by Fortyeightvows
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?
Replies: 54
Views: 1632

Re: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?

Ah, thanks, yes. Not familiar with that spelling - jiaobei is more familiar. That's a good way to check. :) I had wrote it how I say it and then looked up the thread later. But ya, thats one of the main reason we use those is to ask 'have you finished your dinner yet?' If they laugh it means they a...
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?
Replies: 54
Views: 1632

Re: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?

Is it generous of us to offer a candle and then withdraw the offer, or is that the same as with other offerings, determining when they are 'spent'? I don't know about candles, but you once postded some pictures of your bwa bei. We very often use those to ask "are you done with your dinner?" Bwa Bei...
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?
Replies: 54
Views: 1632

Re: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?

Mantrik wrote: Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:01 amIs it generous of us to offer a candle and then withdraw the offer, or is that the same as with other offerings, determining when they are 'spent'?
I don't know about candles, but you once postded some pictures of your bwa bei. We very often use those to ask "are you done with your dinner?"
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Gender & Buddhism
Replies: 24
Views: 874

Re: Gender & Buddhism

However, does anyone know if any scripts or esteemed monks have said whether someone's gender can change within a lifetime? Look up the story of Soreyyā Here is the story on page 31 of the pdf https://www.ancient-buddhist-texts.net/English-Texts/Buddhist-Legends/Buddhist-Legends-2.pdf Here is an ac...
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?
Replies: 54
Views: 1632

Re: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?

Best to allow them to burn completely out on their own. I agree with this. I don't like to put out candles and that why at home I don't offer them in the morning. Lama Dawa Chodrak would not allow us to even light incense from a candle we had already offered since it was not ours to use. Ok, so I w...
by Fortyeightvows
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Gender & Buddhism
Replies: 24
Views: 874

Re: Gender & Buddhism

AngelOfHarmony000 wrote: Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:10 pmHowever, does anyone know if any scripts or esteemed monks have said whether someone's gender can change within a lifetime?
Look up the story of Soreyyā

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