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by Ervin
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What's your opinion on Triratna Buddhist school?
Replies: 4
Views: 495

What's your opinion on Triratna Buddhist school?

Hi, I was just wandering about what's your opinion on the Triratna Buddhist school?

Thanks
by Ervin
Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are demons mentioned in Buddhism actually just bad karma?
Replies: 14
Views: 919

Re: Are demons mentioned in Buddhism actually just bad karma?

Thanks everyone. I understand that all bad experiences are a product of bad karma, but the experiences where it seems like you are being tested, which seem as it is a intelligent being doing you harm are the experiences that I wander if they are just bad karma making it appear as demonic or are ther...
by Ervin
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are demons mentioned in Buddhism actually just bad karma?
Replies: 14
Views: 919

Re: Are demons mentioned in Buddhism actually just bad karma?

Thanks Punya.

If bodhisattva was to pretend he or she is a demon, wouldn't he or she be breaking the precept/s of let's say not lying?
by Ervin
Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are demons mentioned in Buddhism actually just bad karma?
Replies: 14
Views: 919

Re: Are demons mentioned in Buddhism actually just bad karma?

Thanks for the response conebekham, I didn't mean literally know, but metaphorically.

Thanks
by Ervin
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are demons mentioned in Buddhism actually just bad karma?
Replies: 14
Views: 919

Are demons mentioned in Buddhism actually just bad karma?

Hie everyone.

I was wandering if demons mentioned in Buddhist scriptures are simply the bad karma that we experience?

Now, if our minds create karma, then karma would "know" our wrongdoings, our deepest dark fears, and our negative actions. And it would be all in our alaya consciousness.

Thanks
by Ervin
Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Do you have to uphold five percepts strictly in order to...?
Replies: 30
Views: 3776

Re: Do you have to uphold five percepts strictly in order to...?

Thanks Dharma flower, that makes more sense.

So the lotus sutra chapter of Avalokitesvara Boddhisatva, is,or could be maybe metaphorical.

Thanks
by Ervin
Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Do you have to uphold five percepts strictly in order to...?
Replies: 30
Views: 3776

Re: Do you have to uphold five percepts strictly in order to...?

Ok, thanks for your response. I would like to ask everyone to read my last post. And those of you who believe that you don't have to uphold the 5 precepts I have a question. The question is: Why did I get mental illness, and,why did I end up in prison, if all you need to do is think of Avalokitesvar...
by Ervin
Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What would you say is a metaphor, and what's not in Buddhist scriptures?
Replies: 6
Views: 433

What would you say is a metaphor, and what's not in Buddhist scriptures?

I believe that for instance, the king Yama is a metaphor for your own mind judging you. The hungry ghost can be experienced in this life. Ie, if you are addicted to a drug, but you can't get that high, that you might have experienced once. Which people call " chasing a high", to me is like being a h...
by Ervin
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is the creation of the universe story in Buddhism?
Replies: 15
Views: 1252

Re: What is the creation of the universe story in Buddhism?

I know it's been a while since I posted this thread, but I had to revisit it. Thanks to all of you for answering my question. In my search fir which religion is true, I have to ask questions like this one. To be honest with you, I don't know if one of the God believing religions is true, or if Buddh...
by Ervin
Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is the creation of the universe story in Buddhism?
Replies: 15
Views: 1252

What is the creation of the universe story in Buddhism?

Now, most religions teach some sort of creation story. Creation of the world, day, night,etc. What is the creation story of the world we live in according to Buddhism? Or the universe?

Thanks
by Ervin
Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is the creation of the universe story in Buddhism?
Replies: 1
Views: 259

What is the creation of the universe story in Buddhism?

Now, most religions teach some sort of creation story. Creation of the world, day, night,etc. What is the creation story of the world we live in according to Buddhism? Or the universe?

Thanks
by Ervin
Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:22 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can you practice basic Tib. Bud. from books and this forum?
Replies: 13
Views: 1073

Re: Can you practice basic Tib. Bud. from books and this for

How about this Rigpa centre in Brunswick it's located at 7/200 Sydney road?
by Ervin
Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can you practice basic Tib. Bud. from books and this forum?
Replies: 13
Views: 1073

Can you practice basic Tib. Bud. from books and this forum?

I might have asked this question before, but I don't think that I did in TB section, so I am sorry if I did. A lots of people say that in Mahayana you need a monk or a bun to teach you meditation and the rest. Now, after looking at all different forms of Buddhism, Buddhist societies and teachers, I ...
by Ervin
Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What's in simple, brief explanation, emptiness?
Replies: 241
Views: 12232

Re: What's in simple, brief explanation, emptiness?

Thanks Jundo,

Just a question. Are you a zen practitioner?

Thanks
by Ervin
Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What's in simple, brief explanation, emptiness?
Replies: 241
Views: 12232

What's in simple, brief explanation, emptiness?

I still don't quite know what is meant by emptiness in Buddhism. I would ask people on this forum to try and explain it briefly and simply , if possible. If not possible, then go into more detail and please use any examples, again if possible.

Thanks
by Ervin
Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Do you have to uphold five percepts strictly in order to...?
Replies: 30
Views: 3776

Re: Do you have to uphold five percepts strictly in order to

Hi everyone, I am sorry, but I haven't read all of the replies. I will read them after I write this post. Many years ago, I got into Buddhism, the Fo Guang Shan order. I wanted to learn meditation since I believed it will help me quit the drugs. Eventually , I bought some books from the temple writt...
by Ervin
Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:29 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are there any people who have reached enlightenment?
Replies: 18
Views: 3919

Re: Are there any people who have reached enlightenment?

I think that after Sakyamuni Buddha there have been many people who have reached enlightenment. But, I think that most likely they didn't say that because people mmaybe wouldn't believe them, or because there is no need since Sakyamuni Buddha has left the teachings( the way) for everyone. Someone on...
by Ervin
Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:43 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are there any people who have reached enlightenment?
Replies: 18
Views: 3919

Are there any people who have reached enlightenment?

Are there any people who have reached enlightenment? If not, then why not? We have Buddhist teachings available these days, we have monasteries, everything.

Would maybe an enlightened person keep quiet these days because the teachings are available?

Thanks
by Ervin
Sat Nov 07, 2015 7:13 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How can karma know,and how do for instance hell wardens know
Replies: 30
Views: 1952

Re: How can karma know,and how do for instance hell wardens

After writing and reading the thread, the only answer I personally can come up with is that you have to be enlightened in order to know the answers to my question.

Thanks
by Ervin
Sat Nov 07, 2015 6:35 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How can karma know,and how do for instance hell wardens know
Replies: 30
Views: 1952

Re: How can karma know,and how do for instance hell wardens

Memberships or teachings meditation, theory or whatever, from what I remember checking in the past( Its been a while), it was expensive.

Thanks