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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: 29
Views: 936

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: 29
Views: 936

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...
by Bristollad
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Closeness with a teacher
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Closeness with a teacher

As Lobsang said, it depends on the teacher, the student and their circumstances and dispositions. It is not necesary to hang out with a teacher to be inspired by them nor is it even necessarily helpful: the folk-wisdom, familiarity breeds contempt , can be relevant here. I doubt whether there is a d...
by Bristollad
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana
Replies: 29
Views: 936

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

" It is only through the citations made by Santideva in his Siksasamuccaya and Bodhicaryavatara that we are aware of the existence of a Bodhisattva-Pratimoksa-sutra. Very likely it is this Sutra that corresponds to the Chinese Sutra no. 1500 Pu-sa-chih-pen) of the Taisho edition of the Chinese Trip...
by Bristollad
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana
Replies: 29
Views: 936

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

jmlee369 wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:25 am
The notion of a bodhisattva pitaka with bodhisattva precepts as a pratimoksha has roots in the Indian tradition,, for example Asanga refers to it in his Bodhisattvabhumi.
I haven't seen it. Could you provide the quote or its location?
by Bristollad
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana
Replies: 29
Views: 936

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

A Bodhisattva pratimoksha also exists or existed. See: http://buddhism.lib.ntu.edu.tw/FULLTEXT/JR-BH/bh117539.htm https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjyt6HP_LDhAhXM-yoKHXnXDkcQFjAEegQIAxAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.jstor.org%2Fstable%2F24662066&usg=...
by Bristollad
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Andrew Yang is running for President. Who?
Replies: 60
Views: 1580

Re: Andrew Yang is running for President. Who?

The housing policy in the 90's which led to disaster was a result of a lot of unscrupulous lending practices and not a well thought out and organized system. It led to a lot of misuse. I don't think my ideas are anything like the conservatives in the U.K. because I'm actually advocating for a much ...
by Bristollad
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana
Replies: 29
Views: 936

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

I cant express my thoughts within the guidelines of this forum. A non-order member certainly may, if they wish, live the holy life. End of story. Oh I imagine some Mahāyānika venerable or another has put it down in nice quotable ink that this is a stipulation for śrāvakayāna, not bodhisattvayāna. I...
by Bristollad
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Three Centuries Old Blueprints of Tibetan Potala Palace Revealed
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: Three Centuries Old Blueprints of Tibetan Potala Palace Revealed

Depends entirely on what you mean by work camps. Iirc the first concentration camps were set up by the British during the Boer War to house Boer women and children. The internment camps concentrated the civillian population into controllable camps - hence they became termed concentration camps. The ...
by Bristollad
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Three Centuries Old Blueprints of Tibetan Potala Palace Revealed
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: Three Centuries Old Blueprints of Tibetan Potala Palace Revealed

Concentration camp, internment centre for political prisoners and members of national or minority groups who are confined for reasons of state security, exploitation, or punishment, usually by executive decree or military order. Persons are placed in such camps often on the basis of identification ...
by Bristollad
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mahāyāna Buddhism is...
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Re: Mahāyāna Buddhism is...

...the path to full enlightenment undertaken for the benefit of all migratory beings.
by Bristollad
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Advice on whether to take a break from PhD to deepen practice
Replies: 14
Views: 363

Re: Advice on whether to take a break from PhD to deepen practice

And even if you know for sure you want to become a monk, as a westerner you typically will be expected to support yourself, which means amassing savings, a pension pot etc. first. Maybe take the time for a short retreat - one or two weeks. You can try to work some regular retreat time into each year...
by Bristollad
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Buddha does not recommend recitation
Replies: 17
Views: 560

Re: Buddha does not recommend recitation

Most Theravadins believe that even the Pali suttas were transmitted only orally until around 500 years after the Buddha died. The opinion given that, " All the writings from the time [of the First Council] are accurate. This was done within 100 years from Buddha’s death." is not accepted as accurate...
by Bristollad
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: On Generosity & Offerings
Replies: 56
Views: 1508

Re: On Generosity & Offerings

I agree, "tithing" is mostly a Judeo-Christian teaching. I have never heard of giving away 10% of annual income referred to in any Asian Buddhist teachings. However, since we (at least we as Americans) live in a historically Judeo-Christian culture, using the idea of tithing might be a skillful mea...
by Bristollad
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: On Generosity & Offerings
Replies: 56
Views: 1508

Re: On Generosity & Offerings

Giving 10 percent of your earnings is tithing, a traditional Judeo-Christian practice.

see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tithe
by Bristollad
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Andrew Yang is running for President. Who?
Replies: 60
Views: 1580

Re: Andrew Yang is running for President. Who?

I think the UBI is a bad idea, frankly. Handing out checks for life is asking for trouble. Isn't that what it is? Maybe I'm misinformed. They're supposedly going to start it in Stockton, California so let's see how it goes...And they basically have that system already in place in Cuba and it really...
by Bristollad
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR
Replies: 111
Views: 3633

Re: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR

tingdzin wrote: ↑Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:45 pm Good thread. Glad somebody is complaining about the commodification of the Dharma. Except to my ear, people don't seem to be complaining about that commodification, they just want to haggle over the price... Well, things do have to be paid for. To think oth...
by Bristollad
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Balanced vegetarian diet
Replies: 59
Views: 2324

Re: Balanced vegetarian diet

Miroku wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:14 pm
I have to say that it is enough to fill me and I do not feel hungry nor lethargic or anything to be really honest.
If your healthy, full of energy and you’re not losing weight rapidly, I wouldn’t worry. Just concentrate on eating tasty varied food. :twothumbsup:
by Bristollad
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Balanced vegetarian diet
Replies: 59
Views: 2324

Re: Balanced vegetarian diet

KathyLauren wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:24 pm
Calories affect weight gain or loss. Eat more calories and your weight goes up. Eat less calories and your weight goes down.
True but not the whole story. Like most things, it’s more complicated than that.
by Bristollad
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Balanced vegetarian diet
Replies: 59
Views: 2324

Re: Balanced vegetarian diet

Thank you all for your suggestions! I am slowly making my way to figure things out and will try to implement as many of your ideas as possible. There is still one thing tho. That is calories. How important are those? I know that calories can be easily accumulated when one eats enough carbs basicall...

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