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by Bristollad
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism and Parapsychology
Replies: 50
Views: 1695

Re: Buddhism and Parapsychology

Is not the treatise between buddhism and parapsychology the human mind from wench they arise? wench: a young woman whence: means from where so strictly speaking from whence would be incorrect because it would mean from from where . But that construction is very common and has been for a long time (...
by Bristollad
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Cartoons
Replies: 18
Views: 980

Re: Cartoons

This one was given to me by my dad when I was training to be a school teacher! https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-6a2c2eb09155f8d5376c7a772d0c401d-c It was the sort of thing I did as a school kid - I think my dad just wanted to remind me how weird it was that I chose to become a teacher. I hated ...
by Bristollad
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism and Parapsychology
Replies: 50
Views: 1695

Re: Buddhism and Parapsychology

Is not the treatise between buddhism and parapsychology the human mind from wench they arise? wench: a young woman whence: means from where so strictly speaking from whence would be incorrect because it would mean from from where . But that construction is very common and has been for a long time (...
by Bristollad
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism and Evolution
Replies: 17
Views: 595

Re: Buddhism and Evolution

The series of events at the beginning of a kalpa or eon belongs to the objects that are beyond normal perception or normal inference. Therefore the Buddhist truth is radically different from the truth provided by biology. Biology? The events at the beginning of a maha kalpa, that is, at the start o...
by Bristollad
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism and Evolution
Replies: 17
Views: 595

Re: Buddhism and Evolution

Biological adaption - yes. (i.e. Biological things are essenceless and change/adapt/depend on conditions)...... seems very commensurable with Buddhist metaphysics. But evolution as a meta-theory of everything - from psychology to economics - I don't think so. Most people who rely on this for explan...
by Bristollad
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: what is the one?
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: what is the one?

According to Buddhist Women at the Time of The Buddha by Helmuth Hecker translated from the German by Sister Khema available here https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/hecker/wheel292.html#bhadda which seems to be the source of the quote in the OP She put a number of questions to Sariputta. He...
by Bristollad
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Conditionality, Idapaccayatā
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: Conditionality, Idapaccayatā

རྐྱེན་འདི་པ་ཙམ་ཉིད ་ ▫ rkyen ‘di pa tsam nyid ▪ {ME}idaṃ pratyayatā; idaṃpratyayatā ▪ having just these conditions; conditionality ▫ {PH}having just these conditions ME: {standing for “Meditation on Emptiness”} Jeffrey Hopkins. Meditation on Emptiness. London: Wisdom Publications, 1983; rev. ed., B...
by Bristollad
Wed May 29, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner
Replies: 113
Views: 6161

Re: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner

Tenzin Peljor, a German monk who has been actively calling for an investigation of these allegations and helped promote the recent online petition by senior nuns posted this on his facebook page yesterday: +++ FAKE CLAIMS +++ The screenshot below documents one of many fake claims or fake news spread...
by Bristollad
Tue May 14, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner
Replies: 113
Views: 6161

Re: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner

FPMT International Office understands that best practice is to suspend a teacher from teaching while an investigation is ongoing, in order to protect students, and the teacher. The investigation into what happened on the flight is currently being conducted by the Indian police. We have therefore te...
by Bristollad
Mon May 13, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner
Replies: 113
Views: 6161

Re: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner

I think there's a lot at stake in this, given that it is the FPMT. They simply must undertake a serious and impartial investigation and if there is any kind of evidence, he should absolutely be shown the door. The F P M T are to undertake the roles of the police, the judge and the jury? What makes ...
by Bristollad
Fri May 10, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner
Replies: 113
Views: 6161

Re: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner

Maybe we need to remember that these are allegations at this point, not proven facts.

If Rinpoche has broken the law then he should be prosecuted, if he has broken his Vinaya discipline then he should sanctioned in accordance with those rules too. But, we don’t yet know that is the case.
by Bristollad
Thu May 09, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is Art ?
Replies: 79
Views: 2308

Re: What is Art ?

I met fine art graduate who was studying to become a school art teacher who vigourously upheld the notion that, "Whatever provokes a reaction," is Art. Does everyone remember Tracey Emin's Bed? https://news.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2017/10/2017-10-12125627-1024x716.jpg This art graduate also maint...
by Bristollad
Wed May 08, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner
Replies: 113
Views: 6161

Re: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner

Nemo wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 7:32 pm
Creepy unattractive midgets
You have someone particular in mind? Most Tibetan monks I've met are taller than me including Dagri Rinpoche and I've never been called a midget. Short maybe, but not a midget (I'm around 5'8" in the morning and 5'7" by nightfall :tongue: ).
by Bristollad
Wed May 08, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner
Replies: 113
Views: 6161

Re: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner

I think so because of his robes. if a lay person wears monk's robes, that isn't good at all, that's deceiving. Con you tell the difference between monk’s robes and “lay robes”? Dagri Rinpoche is a monk and was my ordination master when I took novice vows. He was one of the 10 fullly ordained monks ...
by Bristollad
Wed May 08, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Bonpo Tibetan 'Qi Dao' ?
Replies: 22
Views: 578

Re: Bonpo Tibetan 'Qi Dao' ?

Agreed. It reminds me of the improvised dance I saw made by a dancer to represent Tai Chi after watching a class. All upper body but no root and no energy.
by Bristollad
Mon May 06, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Are there such phrases in the canon?
Replies: 58
Views: 1605

Re: Are there such phrases in the canon?

On Study Buddhism, Alex Berzin explains the Noble Eightfold Path as the familarisation with and development of the view gained on the Path of Seeing but also as the practices of ordinary beings prior to the Path of Seeing that are similar in nature to those: The eight branches of an arya pathway min...
by Bristollad
Fri May 03, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: rule of law vs political theater
Replies: 26
Views: 742

Re: rule of law vs political theater

Flood's motive looks sincere and his criticisms of the Report are soundly based in law & statutes. Really? Doesn’t look that way to me. :shrug: I struggle to understand why Trump’s criminality isn’t obvious to everyone (I’m still naive enough to think that if it was, both Republicans controlling th...
by Bristollad
Thu May 02, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Patriot for Venezuela
Replies: 10
Views: 449

Re: Patriot for Venezuela

Some consider Mussolini, Hitler and Obama communists too. Doesn’t make it so.
:spy: :alien: :spy:
by Bristollad
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana
Replies: 30
Views: 1315

Re: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana

Aemilius wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:19 am
We can take it for granted that a larger and more complete Mahayana Parimoksha tradition has existed, and what we now have are fragments from it.
That is your contention - I have yet to see any evidence for it.
by Bristollad
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana
Replies: 30
Views: 1315

Re: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana

I found online a copy of the paper from Dr Dutt that’s been quoted from. In it, he seems very clear that manuscript though self-named as a pratimoksa, should not properly be thought to be one nor is it connected to what Shantideva cited: At the Library of the cambridge University, there is an manusc...

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