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by Fortyeightvows
Sat May 19, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Hawking has last laugh
Replies: 50
Views: 1054

Re: Hawking has last laugh

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by Fortyeightvows
Sat May 19, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Question on the Amitabha mantra
Replies: 18
Views: 850

Re: Question on the Amitabha mantra

Just a question on the Amitabha mantra. The most common one is Om Amideva Hrih. However I also read it by Tulku Thondup Rinpoche as Om Amitabha Hrih. Is anyone familiar with the latter? The former is a Tibetsn corruption of the latter, however it is so diffuse now as to have become canonical. That'...
by Fortyeightvows
Sat May 19, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Do we have any old-testament scholars on here?
Replies: 7
Views: 435

Re: Do we have any old-testament scholars on here?

I appreciate the responses you have all given. Especially the piece from Aquinas. I also just found this from The Book of Numbers 12: And he said, “Hear my words: If there is a prophet among you, I the Lord make myself known to him in a vision, I speak with him in a dream. 7 Not so with my servant M...
by Fortyeightvows
Sat May 19, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hot vs. Cold Hells
Replies: 21
Views: 474

Re: Hot vs. Cold Hells

Some of the responses on this thread are very insightful. I'll add that in the lam rim we read about the ways that karma ripens. In addition to environment, rebirth, habit, etc, there is one that is called 'result similar to the cause'. If we look at texts that describe the hells and what sins lead ...
by Fortyeightvows
Sat May 19, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: University of Arizona Acquires the Original Translation Notes of Record of Linji
Replies: 1
Views: 75

University of Arizona Acquires the Original Translation Notes of Record of Linji

https://cbs.arizona.edu/news/center-buddhist-studies-acquired-original-translation-notes-record-linji-rinzai-roku University of Arizona The Center for Buddhist Studies recently acquired the original translation notes of Linji Yixuan's Record of Linji 臨濟錄 (Rinzai roku) in 15 binders and plans to digi...
by Fortyeightvows
Thu May 17, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hot vs. Cold Hells
Replies: 21
Views: 474

Re: Hot vs. Cold Hells

Thats right, things like neglecting one's parents, adultery,etc lead to cold hells. Also theft, prostitution, nude modeling, etc.
by Fortyeightvows
Thu May 17, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Do we have any old-testament scholars on here?
Replies: 7
Views: 435

Do we have any old-testament scholars on here?

I have one question:
why does the deity sometimes communicate through dreams (Genesis 40-41, Daniel), while at other times we find a back and forth exchange(moses, noah, etc)?
Thank you
by Fortyeightvows
Thu May 17, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Samyukta-agama Discourse
Replies: 10
Views: 312

Re: Samyukta-agama Discourse

The story is about the historical buddha not the Mahayana buddha.
by Fortyeightvows
Wed May 16, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Interconnected - HH Ogyen Trinley Droje
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: Interconnected - HH Ogyen Trinley Droje

Most likely this passage is a transcript from a talk.
by Fortyeightvows
Tue May 15, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Burn Buddha Burn
Replies: 39
Views: 850

Re: Burn Buddha Burn

I have a suspicion that part of the secrecy around some teachings is that they need to be a surprise when they're taught to have the desired effects. 10 pounds of flax, or a slap across the face, as you remark, doesn't have the same effect if you know that's the script. I have heard that from a shi...
by Fortyeightvows
Tue May 15, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Reasonable things to tattoo
Replies: 18
Views: 478

Re: Regretable things to tattoo

The above comment is a reminder that script and language are not the same.
by Fortyeightvows
Tue May 15, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajra Hell
Replies: 47
Views: 7297

Re: Vajra Hell

AFAIK Vajra hell is a special feature of Vajrayana - only practitioners who break samaya in ways gruelling enough to go there can end up in the vajra hells, which is below even avici (although I believe there are some who say that it is more like an aspect of the avici hells). Avici and the vajra h...
by Fortyeightvows
Mon May 14, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Reasonable things to tattoo
Replies: 18
Views: 478

Re: Reasonable things to tattoo

Don't do it
by Fortyeightvows
Mon May 14, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: If the Mahayana Sutras were not spoken by the Buddha what authority do they hold?
Replies: 22
Views: 639

Re: If the Mahayana Sutras were not spoken by the Buddha what authority do they hold?

In Mahāyāna the tathāgata is not considered to be name and form, therefore the word of the Buddha is not tied to the statements of any specific historical figure. Yes mahayana texts like the diamond sutra say this. We should add that mahayana texts also have plenty of verses saying how great they a...
by Fortyeightvows
Mon May 14, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: If the Mahayana Sutras were not spoken by the Buddha what authority do they hold?
Replies: 22
Views: 639

Re: If the Mahayana Sutras were not spoken by the Buddha what authority do they hold?

So you do not support that idea that the Buddha could give one teaching which was understood on a perfect way by the 3 levels of understanding namely, low, average and high. ? Well, it's not if I support it or not, but the pali canon certainly doesn't support it (because it is a mahayana idea) The ...
by Fortyeightvows
Sun May 13, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Samyukta-agama Discourse
Replies: 10
Views: 312

Re: Samyukta-agama Discourse

Coëmgenu wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 4:37 pm
Do you happen to the the number of the sūtra in question or its location in the saṃyuktāgama?
Pretty sure the it is SN 54.9 in the pali.
SA 809 in the agamas.
by Fortyeightvows
Sun May 13, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Summer 2018: 49-day retreat in Poland
Replies: 0
Views: 204

Summer 2018: 49-day retreat in Poland

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by Fortyeightvows
Sun May 13, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Central & South America
Topic: Buenos Aires- Research on the Saṃyukta-āgama Conference October 27th & 28th 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 72

Buenos Aires- Research on the Saṃyukta-āgama Conference October 27th & 28th 2018

Research on the Saṃyukta-āgama with Bhikkhu Anayalo
October Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th, 2018
@ Fundación Bodhiyāna c/o Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires

http://agamaresearch.ddbc.edu.tw/events
http://agamaresearch.ddbc.edu.tw/bhikkh ... g-schedule
by Fortyeightvows
Sun May 13, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: If the Mahayana Sutras were not spoken by the Buddha what authority do they hold?
Replies: 22
Views: 639

Re: If the Mahayana Sutras were not spoken by the Buddha what authority do they hold?

I have heard one time that the Shakyamuni Buddha could teach according the level of understanding of the audience. This means when he would explain one Topic, then everybody of the assembly could understand it according his/her level of understanding. herewith is meant the lower / medium and higher...
by Fortyeightvows
Sat May 12, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana and War
Replies: 87
Views: 2408

Re: Mahayana and War

Well, on the internet is different.
Not in real life though, right?