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by joy&peace
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Why samsara exists
Replies: 77
Views: 4233

Re: Why samsara exists

Hello, can anyone explain me, why samsara exists? Why we are unperfect and imprisoned in samsara? Is it some kind of punishment? I know that we are in samsara because of our karma, but why samsaric system generally exists? Thank you, Arcturus Hello 'The Buddha knew of his thought and said to Saripu...
by joy&peace
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Why samsara exists
Replies: 77
Views: 4233

Re: Why samsara exists

Absolutely correct Diamond Meru.

This talk is beautiful.

by joy&peace
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Cape Cod MA
Replies: 9
Views: 372

Re: Greetings from Cape Cod MA

http://www.abuddhistlibrary.com/Buddhism/A%20-%20Tibetan%20Buddhism/Authors/Shantideva/A%20Guide%20to%20the%20Bodhisattva's%20Way%20of%20Life%20-%20%20Stephen%20Bachelor%20tra/A%20Guide%20to%20the%20Bodhisattva's%20Way%20of%20Life.pdf ^ Shantideva https://terebess.hu/zen/mesterek/Vimalakirti-Nirdesa...
by joy&peace
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Cape Cod MA
Replies: 9
Views: 372

Re: Greetings from Cape Cod MA

Hi Lisa,

Nature is so nice, I have spent a couple months before. . . I recommend so much.

Shantideva, Vimalakirti.

Meditation is the key, it is wisdom.
by joy&peace
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma Wheel
Replies: 0
Views: 170

Dharma Wheel

by joy&peace
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Beijing!
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Re: Greetings from Beijing!

Welcome.
by joy&peace
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Allow myself to introduce myself.
Replies: 12
Views: 793

Re: Allow myself to introduce myself.

Yo yo :)
by joy&peace
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: Hello

Welcome dear friend.
by joy&peace
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I'm back!
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Re: I'm back!

Peace and good wishes.
by joy&peace
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhist Cosmology
Replies: 1
Views: 154

Re: Buddhist Cosmology

'Buddhist cosmology can be divided into two related kinds: spatial cosmology, which describes the arrangement of the various worlds within the universe; and temporal cosmology, which describes how those worlds come into existence, and how they pass away. Spatial cosmology Spatial cosmology can also ...
by joy&peace
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Prajnaparamita in 8,000 lines
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Prajnaparamita in 8,000 lines

Can be Downloaded here; https://zmm.mro.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/PrajnaParamita-8000Lines.pdf https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prajnaparamita 'A central quality of the Bodhisattva is their practice of Prajñāpāramitā, a most deep (gambhīra) state of knowledge which is an understanding of reality...
by joy&peace
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayers for Grigoris's Brother
Replies: 28
Views: 2046

Re: Prayers for Grigoris's Brother

Love to you Grigoris, and love and peace to your family.
by joy&peace
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Livable Alien Planet Finally Discovered
Replies: 28
Views: 775

Re: Livable Alien Planet Finally Discovered

I am interested in Buddhist Cosmology as well.
by joy&peace
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhist Cosmology
Replies: 1
Views: 154

Buddhist Cosmology

Samsara/Nirvana

If other worlds are Samsaric, should we go to share Dharma there?

:heart: :buddha1:

Best wishes to all . .



Does Buddhist Cosmology reflect natural observation? I.e., what Hubble and others have pictured...

Etc.

:meditate:
by joy&peace
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I'm back!
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Re: I'm back!

Hi Ayu and DNS.

Hey D..
by joy&peace
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: agitated and upset after meditating out of house
Replies: 6
Views: 707

Re: agitated and upset after meditating out of house

:buddha2: :buddha1: :buddha2: Hi Ava, There is a lot of energy out in the world -- my impression is that you may be experiencing this. In a holy or peaceful place, the energy is peaceful, and spiritual. So opening oneself up in a place like this fills with the energy of peace, healing, so forth. Sim...
by joy&peace
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Three Gates
Replies: 0
Views: 159

Three Gates

Stillness (inactivity), Formlessness, and Voidness

Discuss.

(See Vimalakirti Sutra...)

As always I recommend this Sutra greatly.
by joy&peace
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Livable Alien Planet Finally Discovered
Replies: 28
Views: 775

Re: Livable Alien Planet Finally Discovered

Astronomers are usually more realistic.
by joy&peace
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Can all beings ever be liberated? The motivation of the bodhisattva.
Replies: 55
Views: 2055

Re: Can all beings ever be liberated? The motivation of the bodhisattva.

Diamond Sutra: Chapter 12 “Furthermore, Subhuti, if any person in any place were to teach even four lines of this Sutra, the place where they taught it would become sacred ground and would be revered by all kinds of beings. How much more sacred would the place become if that person then studied and ...
by joy&peace
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Nembetsu dance
Replies: 0
Views: 138

Nembetsu dance

'Ippen was born at Hōgon-ji, a temple in Iyo Province (modern Ehime Prefecture) on the island of Shikoku. He was originally called Chishin (智真). He first studied Tendai Buddhism at Mount Hiei, Kyoto, and then Jōdo-shū at Dazaifu, Fukuoka on the island of Kyushu.[1] During a pilgrimage to the Kumano ...