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by Brunelleschi
Sun May 10, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Countdown to a race war?
Replies: 40
Views: 1386

Re: Countdown to a race war?

Secondly, if you mean "equality", it might not be a bad thing for black people to show that the right-wing nuts don't have all the guns. But on the other hand, two opposing camps of idiots drowning out rationality should never be considered welcome by Buddhists, or Americans for that matter. The wh...
by Brunelleschi
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What happened to Jordan Peterson?;
Replies: 43
Views: 1287

Re: What happened to Jordan Peterson?;

Mocking someone who's fallen into addiction because his wife is terminally ill with cancer - we're Buddhists. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Recommending introspection to a person that has been hiding from "himself" through benzo abuse and trying to fool others to follow his failed example, recom...
by Brunelleschi
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What happened to Jordan Peterson?;
Replies: 43
Views: 1287

Re: What happened to Jordan Peterson?;

Mocking someone who's fallen into addiction because his wife is terminally ill with cancer - we're Buddhists. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
by Brunelleschi
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Analytical meditation of H.H. Dalailama
Replies: 11
Views: 602

Re: Analytical meditation of H.H. Dalailama

Analytical meditation is a part of the Lam Rim. So if you want to learn more about analytical meditation specifically I suggest reading up on the Lam Rim teachings and methods. I can give you some examples of analytical meditation. For example meditating on the state of the body. I.e. how it is in a...
by Brunelleschi
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Arya Sanghata Sutra (or which is more powerful: good or bad karma?)
Replies: 5
Views: 424

Re: Arya Sanghata Sutra (or which is more powerful: good or bad karma?)

Thoughts are not merely static “things” but are momentary events that we practice. That’s why they are referred to as actions (as in, “actions of body, speech, and mind”). And just as a pebble thrown into a pond sends out a circle of ripples, actions have a ripple effect. This is observed when some...
by Brunelleschi
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Amitābha, Amitayus and the Pure Land in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 17
Views: 736

Re: Amitābha, Amitayus and the Pure Land in Tibetan Buddhism

I think the original question is being put forth from the viewpoint of a Jodo Shinshu practitioner. The main doctrine of that school is focused almost entirely on the “18th vow” or “primary vow” in the Amitabha Sutra, and asserts the interpretation that anyone who recites the name of Amitabha in gr...
by Brunelleschi
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Amitābha, Amitayus and the Pure Land in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 17
Views: 736

Re: Amitābha, Amitayus and the Pure Land in Tibetan Buddhism

Thanks for the replies. Thanks for explaining the difference between the two. What is the difference between Amitābha and Amitayus practice? I know Tibetan Buddhists do Amitayus practice for a long life, but what is the purpose of Amitābha practice? So Amitābha recitation is practiced, except the m...
by Brunelleschi
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Amitābha, Amitayus and the Pure Land in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 17
Views: 736

Re: Amitābha, Amitayus and the Pure Land in Tibetan Buddhism

Also, it seems to me that standard Tibetan Buddhism doesn't seem to place much, if any, emphasis on Amitābha's Fundamental Vow and assurance of birth in the Pure Land after death. This seems a big contrast to East Asian Pure Land Buddhism (particularly the Japanese schools) where practitioners are ...
by Brunelleschi
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Om Ah Ra Ba Tsa Na Dhi
Replies: 6
Views: 449

Re: Om Ah Ra Ba Tsa Na Dhi

From my understanding it is Manjushri's mantra but Lama Tsong Khapa is closely associated with Manjushri. Supposedly, he had visions of Manjushri after an intense retreat (four years long I think) and was able to receive teachings directly from Manjushri.
by Brunelleschi
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 220
Views: 7648

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

Question: Can there be a clarification of when a viewpoint is rooted in political/cultural views and when it is rooted in Buddhist scriptures/teachings? It seems those with a progressive/leftists leaning will argue that abortion is OK. Whilst, those with more conservative/right wing views will argu...
by Brunelleschi
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 220
Views: 7648

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

Question: Can there be a clarification of when a viewpoint is rooted in political/cultural views and when it is rooted in Buddhist scriptures/teachings? It seems those with a progressive/leftists leaning will argue that abortion is OK. Whilst, those with more conservative/right wing views will argue...
by Brunelleschi
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Practices for epidemics and pandemics
Replies: 80
Views: 6770

Re: Practices for epidemics and pandemics

Thanks! Appreciated. :thumbsup:
by Brunelleschi
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Celebrity Culture
Replies: 63
Views: 3442

Re: Celebrity Culture

Naw, you don't hate them. It does seem like you might have little experience of being poor yourself though, and possibly are largely ignorant of the huge role sports plays in poor communities - both good and bad. It's the usual "I know what's good for you, why don't you" thing that wealthier people...
by Brunelleschi
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Celebrity Culture
Replies: 63
Views: 3442

Re: Celebrity Culture

enviousness is a common phenomenon. I don't think that 'fairness' is an applicable concept here, sounds like metaphysics. Enviousness? Pointing out absurd disparities in wealth is not about envy - it's common sense. Personally, I'm well educated and doing alright. So, whatever. If society wants to ...
by Brunelleschi
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Celebrity Culture
Replies: 63
Views: 3442

Re: Celebrity Culture

That causality as to general health has not been asserted on that linear manner by me. I said " I consider sports to be healthy and a better pastime than many other things and I think that successful sportsmen may be idols and thus support general health in society. " So I did not assert any linear...
by Brunelleschi
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Celebrity Culture
Replies: 63
Views: 3442

Re: Celebrity Culture

Ok, let's put aside worship ... if it's respect then I don't see why one shouldn't show respect for the performance of successful sportsmen, too. Because for me it's pointless. I don't have to show them respect. Sports is fun - but it's for kids. These athletes don't deserve 1/10 of what they're ea...
by Brunelleschi
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Celebrity Culture
Replies: 63
Views: 3442

Re: Celebrity Culture

Queequeg wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:41 pm
I can see you're a lot of fun.

When I throw a party, I won't bother inviting you.

Simon, though, c'mon over. Let's argue some footy.

:rolling:
Love you too, man.
by Brunelleschi
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Celebrity Culture
Replies: 63
Views: 3442

Re: Celebrity Culture

You're concerned more about the athletes than the team owners? I mean beyond that, all kinds of people from CEO's to military leaders don't deserve 1/10th of what they get, choosing to focus on sports stars under those circumstances is ignorant of the larger picture, especially when talking about a...
by Brunelleschi
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Celebrity Culture
Replies: 63
Views: 3442

Re: Celebrity Culture

Simon E. wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:48 pm
What’s wrong with kids? Kid is a state I aspire to.
Nothing, I like kids. I think we'll agree to disagree for now.
by Brunelleschi
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Celebrity Culture
Replies: 63
Views: 3442

Re: Celebrity Culture

Again I ask..a distraction from what? I remain fully conscious of the limits of Samsara. I am fully aware that dukkha is one of the signs of being. I am the same on and off the cushion. I am the same while listening to Bach or watching Harry Kane. Everything that is not our natural mind is the opiu...

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