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by Fortyeightvows
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Sudden Realization
Replies: 94
Views: 1273

Re: Sudden Realization

Welcome. You can easily search the site for anything that interests you. Please feel free to comment on anything of interest. I usually use a site-specific search in my browser, i.e. searching for site:https://dharmawheel.net search-term where search-term is what you're looking for. Since the forum ...
by Fortyeightvows
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pema Chödron steps down
Replies: 17
Views: 1030

Re: Pema Chödron steps down

Again, I think it is good to remember how important Sogyal Rinpoche was in introducing Western people to genuine masters. Go and look at the list of lamas that have taught at Rigpa centers on Rigpa wiki. It is really incredible. That being true, he was late too the game, and many other people had b...
by Fortyeightvows
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Jātaka Stories Database
Replies: 0
Views: 52

Jātaka Stories Database

This is a very good new website- https://jatakastories.div.ed.ac.uk/ Jātaka Stories is a free online searchable database of jātakas in Indian texts and art. For the purposes of this project, we define a jātaka as any story of a past lifetime of the most recent Buddha (Śākyamuni, Gotama) regardless o...
by Fortyeightvows
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to consecrate ritual objects (as a layperson)?
Replies: 8
Views: 366

Re: How to consecrate ritual objects (as a layperson)?

The other thing, for ritual objects. We can say that once they are consecrated they have more power. Just like they say if you walk around the stupa it has this and this effect. But walking around a trash can doesn’t have that same effect, right ? So there is something about the object involved that...
by Fortyeightvows
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to consecrate ritual objects (as a layperson)?
Replies: 8
Views: 366

Re: How to consecrate ritual objects (as a layperson)?

I thinks it’s a lot like Trimepema said, the act of consecration changes the way one relates to the object. If we went with sacred and profane, the object now exists outside of ordinary time- it has mana at least to the practitioner themselves. The object then serves as another way to help the pract...
by Fortyeightvows
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Presentation
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: Presentation

Welcome. You can easily search the site for anything that interests you. Please feel free to comment on anything of interest. I usually use a site-specific search in my browser, i.e. searching for site:https://dharmawheel.net search-term where search-term is what you're looking for. Since the forum ...
by Fortyeightvows
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pema Chödron steps down
Replies: 17
Views: 1030

Re: Pema Chödron steps down

Again, I think it is good to remember how important Sogyal Rinpoche was in introducing Western people to genuine masters. Go and look at the list of lamas that have taught at Rigpa centers on Rigpa wiki. It is really incredible. That being true, he was late too the game, and many other people had b...
by Fortyeightvows
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Freemasonry
Replies: 94
Views: 1760

Re: Freemasonry

"Perennialism is a perspective in spirituality that views all of the world's religious traditions as sharing a single, metaphysical truth or origin from which all esoteric and exoteric knowledge and doctrine has grown." I would argue that that origin is humanity itself, and all esoteric and exoteri...
by Fortyeightvows
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?
Replies: 187
Views: 3483

Re: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?

Mod Note: Meta Discussion Removed Caoimhghín, I'll tell you the truth. I actually like your posts and respect you. So I probably would read your post. I don't care if your gay or not and I imagine if we met, I'd still respect you and enjoy hanging out with you. And actually the tone of your post ma...
by Fortyeightvows
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?
Replies: 187
Views: 3483

Re: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?

Stop exaggerating. No one has ever been banned for expressing pro-life or pro traditional marriage views. They get banned for posting slurs and other offensive remarks. Talk about snowflakes. That's not really an exaggeration, because promoting or glorifying or elevating traditional marriage as far...
by Fortyeightvows
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Which heavens correspond
Replies: 13
Views: 343

Re: Which heavens correspond

Christians talk about a heaven. If we were to map that onto buddhist cosmology, which heaven would that be? Do they teach sense pleasures in heaven? Or do they teach jhanic bliss in heaven? It is certainly not the immaterial sphere because they do no teach bodiless beings. These are good points
by Fortyeightvows
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?
Replies: 187
Views: 3483

Re: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?

Mod Note: Metadiscussion removed I picked that example for a few reasons. One reason was because of the exchange between fordtruckin and Q, second because someone else mentioned their 'liberal' 'tibetan friends' and third because it is easy to show that obviously most people, most buddhist (and bas...
by Fortyeightvows
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: driving the seafood truck
Replies: 12
Views: 378

Re: driving the seafood truck

Well, in the chicken truck example- you are delivering them to be killed. Surely that has some karma attached to it?
by Fortyeightvows
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?
Replies: 187
Views: 3483

Re: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?

I don’t really understand why I keep seeing stuff about transsexualism in media
Maybe it's because there are still alot of people in the west who think that a man in a dress doesn't belong in the woman's restroom of a primary school ?
by Fortyeightvows
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Tara's divination from Atisha ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2224

Re: Tara's divination from Atisha ?

This book will probably have alot of information about this topic
https://brill.com/view/title/55025
by Fortyeightvows
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: driving the seafood truck
Replies: 12
Views: 378

Re: driving the seafood truck

No, you didn't kill them, you're just delivering them to customers. I live in an area where there are many, many factory chicken farms. On any day or night you will see flatbed semi trucks stacked full of cages carrying live chickens to their death. It is really awful. You have to imagine that one ...
by Fortyeightvows
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?
Replies: 187
Views: 3483

Re: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?

Malcolm wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:34 pm
However, most of the GOP Buddhists I know do not belong to a mainstream Buddhist denomination, but rather somewhat fringy groups.
I’m very interested in who these fringy groups are.
by Fortyeightvows
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?
Replies: 187
Views: 3483

Re: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?

Best not to express your views too openly if you happen to be a conservative. A pro-life, pro traditional marriage stance will get you banned fast even though you can find support for these viewpoints in Buddhist texts. Stop exaggerating. No one has ever been banned for expressing pro-life or pro t...
by Fortyeightvows
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?
Replies: 187
Views: 3483

Re: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?

Also, Nāgārjuna, for example, recommends that sovereigns pardon criminals, abolish death sentences for capital crimes, provide universal healthcare and social services, etc. Most Buddhists I know personally oppose abortion, since the Buddhist theory of conception means that a zygote is a sentient b...
by Fortyeightvows
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: driving the seafood truck
Replies: 12
Views: 378

driving the seafood truck

would driving the seafood delivery truck be wrong livelihood?

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