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by Fortyeightvows
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Thien
Topic: Zen practice in Vietnam
Replies: 10
Views: 1220

Re: Zen practice in Vietnam

Thank you for the informative post!
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by Fortyeightvows
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dream of being Hayagriva
Replies: 16
Views: 460

Re: Dream of being Hayagriva

There has to be someone on this board who knows how to interpret dreams...
by Fortyeightvows
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dream of being Hayagriva
Replies: 16
Views: 460

Re: Dream of being Hayagriva

I was continuously repeating his mantra
I have only read about Hayagriva but never received any transmission
How do you know you were reciting his mantra?
by Fortyeightvows
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Shingon
Topic: new cable cars up koyasan
Replies: 1
Views: 98

new cable cars up koyasan

New cars will debut on a cable car system to Mount Koyasan, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Wakayama Prefecture, for the first time in 55 years in March, providing passengers a scenic view and a comfortable ride. The cable car runs for 800 meters with a height difference of 328 meters, connecting G...
by Fortyeightvows
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: is a home made statue acceptable?
Replies: 38
Views: 1135

Re: is a home made statue acceptable?

Most statue makers I know work in their own home. Pray that the deity will help you craft the image in the way he/she wants it crafted. Maybe you will go into trance while you work on it or you will see how the deity wants the statue to look in your dreams. When you are finished making the statue, p...
by Fortyeightvows
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayers for children and rescurers in Thailand cave
Replies: 11
Views: 274

Re: Prayers for children and rescurers in Thailand cave

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by Fortyeightvows
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The Antiquity and Novelty of the Lotus Sūtra
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: The Antiquity and Novelty of the Lotus Sūtra

Thanks for that! I looked at that article a little. What a good idea to examine the description of the stupa! It seems he is looking at it differently and coming to a similar conclusion.
by Fortyeightvows
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The Antiquity and Novelty of the Lotus Sūtra
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: The Antiquity and Novelty of the Lotus Sūtra

I had posted this a while back, you will probably find it interesting:
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by Fortyeightvows
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The Antiquity and Novelty of the Lotus Sūtra
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: The Antiquity and Novelty of the Lotus Sūtra

And I think alot of this stuff will inevitable come back to the stupa cult vs. book cult debate. Proponents of both arguments seem to love to cite the lotus sutra to support their position. Gombrich seems to take the position that the use of writing gave rise to the mahayana. Gregory Shoepan showed ...
by Fortyeightvows
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The Antiquity and Novelty of the Lotus Sūtra
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: The Antiquity and Novelty of the Lotus Sūtra

I don't have an account for that website above, but I'm sure the author there references the work of Professor Salomon who proposes that the gandhari language was replaced by the Sanskrit language. One possible reason he gives for this is that because india and that region had so many different lang...
by Fortyeightvows
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Long distance members? How does SGI connect?
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: Long distance members? How does SGI connect?

Queequeg wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:12 pm
In the old days...
Similar to a Jehovah Witness model.
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss
Replies: 174
Views: 6095

Re: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss

Snowbear wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:05 am
I don't care who did it. Your interpretation of events cause emotional disturbances.
This is one of the most true Buddhist statements to be found anywhere on this website.
SunWuKong wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:32 am
the woman admits to mental illness
That much is clear.
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Religious freedom under attack in Australia
Replies: 39
Views: 784

Re: Religious freedom under attack in Australia

Mantrik wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:14 am
Want one?
Absolutely not!
If king yama pulls my record, I don't want him to see any documents like that.
by Fortyeightvows
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Religious freedom under attack in Australia
Replies: 39
Views: 784

Re: Religious freedom under attack in Australia

SunWuKong wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:20 am
I've got a piece of paper that says I'm a minister.
Where did you get that?
by Fortyeightvows
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss
Replies: 174
Views: 6095

Re: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss

Apparently you think the meaning of this statement is self-evident, but you do not share your conclusion concerning what exactly it is you find self-evident. Care to share? I look at this in three parts 1.She did what she wanted to do and then changed her mind about it later 2.She read some stuff a...
by Fortyeightvows
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss
Replies: 174
Views: 6095

Re: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss

This statement says it all
Yes, I will do this strange thing. It was only later when I learned of power differentials and feminism that I truly understood how totally wrong it all was. And now I am triggered by all things Tibetan.
by Fortyeightvows
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss
Replies: 174
Views: 6095

Re: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss

She's a typical western tibetan buddhist.
I'd bet money she is also allergic to gluten!
by Fortyeightvows
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Books for beginner Gelug students
Replies: 51
Views: 4106

Re: Books for beginner Gelug students

My understanding is that all modern Gelug teachers have been touched in some way by Phabongkha. Is this false? You are absolutely correct in saying this! Further, as far as I know the Vajrayogini sadhana contains no controversial references either That is also correct but I'm not sure how it relate...
by Fortyeightvows
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Looking for a retreat in Nepal
Replies: 8
Views: 379

Re: Looking for a retreat in Nepal

Try doing a course at kopan

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