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by Fortyeightvows
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Translators
Replies: 19
Views: 1030

Re: Translators

in my experience erick is american far right wing kook politically. totally lacking in any compassion for others. that makes me suspicious of his translations. an acedemic not a compassionate buddhist. In your experiance.... You know the guy? His name sounds greek. The website to me just is a list ...
by Fortyeightvows
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhist Text Recommendations for Chapel
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: Buddhist Text Recommendations for Chapel

Do you know the Buddhist equivalent of the Gideon Bible? https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1621249.The_Teaching_of_Buddha That book is in alot of hotel rooms around here. And I also agree with the Dhammapada. (I'd send you a copy if you'd like) In the Taoyuan airport in the D terminal there is th...
by Fortyeightvows
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Breaking the law = bad karma?
Replies: 7
Views: 297

Re: Breaking the law = bad karma?

Everyone goes through the wall. Don't even worry about that. Don't be scared. The only people who get in trouble for it are using it forr bad things and breaking other laws. The existence of this firewall is unjust because the Communist party wishes to monitor its citizens' online activities Allowin...
by Fortyeightvows
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Introduction to Tendai - questions and resources
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: Introduction to Tendai - questions and resources

What role does Kannon-Sama have in Tendai?
Remember any close call you had where it could have been much worse?

That was her.
by Fortyeightvows
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche Winter Teachings 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1278

Re: Garchen Rinpoche Winter Teachings 2018

Garchen Rinpoche is a youtube star!
by Fortyeightvows
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gohonzon for sale at Walmart?
Replies: 12
Views: 412

Re: Gohonzon for sale at Walmart?

How about a lama's hat on a clothing store display.
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by Fortyeightvows
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why is compassion central to Buddhism?
Replies: 22
Views: 1020

Re: Why is compassion central to Buddhism?

Why is compassion central to Buddhism? Alot of the teachings about metta, good will, nonharmingg, non violence, precepts etc are because they agitate or excite the mind. So much of Buddhism is about controlling and subduing the mind, if someone violates the precepts it will be hard to subdue the mi...
by Fortyeightvows
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Did Nichiren believe in demons?
Replies: 7
Views: 260

Re: Did Nichiren believe in demons?

Demons in particular are often described as stealing the life force of human beings, making them weak. I conjecture that perhaps what we now refer to as germs, that cause illness, were in those days thought of as demons. I often make the same comparison. Both are invisible beings, detecteable only ...
by Fortyeightvows
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The History and Development of the Chinese Buddhist Canon
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: The History and Development of the Chinese Buddhist Canon

If this is your thing you may also appreciate the work of Lewis Lancaster
by Fortyeightvows
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nalanda Trading Company?
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: Nalanda Trading Company?

It is in usa?
I would recommend zambala.
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tathagata Earth-Holder King
Replies: 9
Views: 555

Re: Tathagata Earth-Holder King

When it says "first of the six desire heavens"
It means like the lowest or the bottom. Like physically below the heaven of 33
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Position of dharanis in service?
Replies: 5
Views: 295

Re: Position of dharanis in service?

Sentient Light wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:58 pm
4:30PM - Offerings Ceremony for Hungry Ghosts + Recitation of Mantras (I don't know which are used here)
I covered this here
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by Fortyeightvows
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Crackdown on religion in China
Replies: 58
Views: 2760

Re: Crackdown on religion in China

Wayfarer wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:34 pm
‘who is behind it all’
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by Fortyeightvows
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Meditating Buddhist monk killed in India leopard attack
Replies: 9
Views: 426

Re: Meditating Buddhist monk killed in India leopard attack

I thought about the stories of the buddha offering his own body to the tigers to eat
by Fortyeightvows
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Meditating Buddhist monk killed in India leopard attack
Replies: 9
Views: 426

Meditating Buddhist monk killed in India leopard attack

"A Buddhist monk has been killed by a leopard while meditating in a protected forest for the big cats, the fifth such attack in the area this month, Indian police said Thursday" "Rahul Walke Bodhi was seated beneath a tree in Ramdegi forest in western India for morning prayers on Tuesday when the le...
by Fortyeightvows
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Makara
Replies: 12
Views: 481

Re: Makara

They are crocodiles drawn by people who never saw a crocodile
by Fortyeightvows
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: malas (again)
Replies: 14
Views: 584

Re: malas (again)

Diamonds, silver, ivory...Are you rich?
by Fortyeightvows
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Position of dharanis in service?
Replies: 5
Views: 295

Re: Position of dharanis in service?

At a pureland assembly there wont be all of that, it'll be incense prayer, praise to lotus pond assembly, praise to amitabha, recitation of short sutra, then nianfo with circumambulation, then bowing,then 7- 13 on your list. This is how it is often done at Jing Kong Fa Shi's centers. At some places,...
by Fortyeightvows
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful
Replies: 79
Views: 3783

Re: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful

Nemo wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:26 pm
Taiwan is where you go to fund your monastery now.
I often joke that I've been involved with tibetan buddhism do so long that I can remember when the lamas used to recognize western people as tulkus!

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