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by Fortyeightvows
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: is a home made statue acceptable?
Replies: 48
Views: 3126

Re: is a home made statue acceptable?

The sutra I had in mind mentioned the protocols as to how to make buddha statues. T21n1419 Actually, as I've heard in China and Viet there is a kinda ritual similar with Tibetan "rabne" (invitation of God inside the statue). The ritual runs, after that the God comes inside, and statues is getting s...
by Fortyeightvows
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Vanished threads list
Replies: 11
Views: 182

Re: Vanished threads list

just let the thread be open.
by Fortyeightvows
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Brief members bios - please contribute!
Replies: 96
Views: 28231

Re: Brief members bios - please contribute!

Hello my name is Karma Tutob Zangmo. I have been a buddhist since 1999 when I took my refuge vows with my husband by a very old lama. In 2004 in April I received my bodhisattva vows via Lama Kathy Wesley of the Karma Kagyu lineage. My Root guru is Precious One, Lama Zopa Rinpoche. I have been a stu...
by Fortyeightvows
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Nichiren Shoshu
Topic: Nichiren Shoshu resources, books in english
Replies: 15
Views: 272

Re: Nichiren Shoshu resources, books in english

I'm surprised that no one has offered to send this person some books. All the nichiren people should be happy to send you some books. I can't help with nichiren books, but if you don't have a copy of the lotus sutra, I will send you one. (It will not be the first time I have sent materials to Brazil...
by Fortyeightvows
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Can I mix Nichiren with Shinto? Isn't mixing practices bad?
Replies: 6
Views: 121

Re: Can I mix Nichiren with Shinto? Isn't mixing practices bad?

they were already mixed by the time you found them
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Translators
Replies: 19
Views: 1072

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: 136

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: 329

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: 294

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: 1327

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: 433

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: 1075

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: 270

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: 123

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: 378

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: 579

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: 310

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: 2834

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: 440

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

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