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by Bristollad
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Song Name Game
Replies: 334
Views: 14166

Re: Song Name Game

Phil Ochs - There But For Fortune

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by Bristollad
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Song Name Game
Replies: 334
Views: 14166

Re: Song Name Game

Song for Phil Ochs by Harvey Andrews

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by Bristollad
Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: From Impermanence to Buddhahood
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: From Impermanence to Buddhahood

I can see emptiness leading to impermanence, but seeing impermanence leading to emptiness is unatural. Surely sunyatta emptiness is not a product of impermanence? It is more likely to be the product or field emanating from 1 if anything. Like gravity surrounding density. Or protoplasm and neucleus ...
by Bristollad
Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: "Deaths of despair"
Replies: 57
Views: 1044

Re: "Deaths of despair"

So you do think, "The best a girl can be in this world is a beautiful little fool", in which case I'm still glad you're not around my daughter. I wonder what you say to your daughter if she ever has hangups about becomning what mainstream society expects her to become. In this list, The G...
by Bristollad
Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Song Name Game
Replies: 334
Views: 14166

Re: Song Name Game

MARVIN GAYE & TAMMI TERRELL " Ain't no Mountain High Enough" https://youtu.be/Xz-UvQYAmbg Grieg - In the Hall of the Mountain King (I know, its not really a song, but I like it!) https://youtu.be/kLp_Hh6DKWc "Climb Ev'ry Mountain " as is shown in the musical "The Sound o...
by Bristollad
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: "Deaths of despair"
Replies: 57
Views: 1044

Re: "Deaths of despair"

Thank you for explaining the context...but the way you used that quote is as if you've believed (feared?) it to be true. I still think that that is a misogynistic position. Of course it is misogynistic. It also appears to be true. Even in Buddhist circles. Thinking someone is uneducated simply beca...
by Bristollad
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Song Name Game
Replies: 334
Views: 14166

Re: Song Name Game

Playing For Change - Stand By Me
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by Bristollad
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: "Deaths of despair"
Replies: 57
Views: 1044

Re: "Deaths of despair"

So my choosing not to read The Great Gatsby, thereby not recognising your "quote" makes me uneducated and lacking in compassion ? Right...and here I was thinking Shantideva and Nagarjuna were some of the people to read for some pointers to realising compassion and wisdom. Now I find out a...
by Bristollad
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: "Deaths of despair"
Replies: 57
Views: 1044

Re: "Deaths of despair"

Clearly, you're not educated enough to recognize this line from "The Great Gatsby" and are unware of the context in which it was said. You're right, never read The Great Gatsby or any other work by Fitzgerald, nor wanted to; never been that interested in pretentious literature, especially...
by Bristollad
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: "Deaths of despair"
Replies: 57
Views: 1044

Re: "Deaths of despair"

Clearly, you're not educated enough to recognize this line from "The Great Gatsby" and are unware of the context in which it was said. You're right, never read The Great Gatsby or any other work by Fitzgerald, nor wanted to; never been that interested in pretentious literature, especially...
by Bristollad
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: "Deaths of despair"
Replies: 57
Views: 1044

Re: "Deaths of despair"

binocular wrote:The best a girl can be in this world is a beautiful little fool.
I dare you to show me a better way.


That's got to be pretty much the most misogynistic idea I've ever come across.
Glad you're not around my daughter with that type of thinking.
by Bristollad
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Meditation while heavily medicated
Replies: 17
Views: 391

Re: Meditation while heavily medicated

Another piece of advice I've heard - break your session up. Just because you've decided to seat (or whatever :smile: ) for half an hour doesn't mean trying to maintain a focussed mind for that full half hour without a break. If we try that and we're not capable of it, then we end up practising dulln...
by Bristollad
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The attainment of the Arhats
Replies: 154
Views: 3628

Re: The attainment of the Arhats

Why couldn't Shakyamuni just mention this in the early texts if this was actually the case? I gues you're using "early texts" to mean "Pali texts". The idea that there was one set of early material which we now call the Pali Canon and everything else is a later invention is not ...
by Bristollad
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: if we are Buddhas are we the 3 Kayas
Replies: 299
Views: 4643

Re: if we are Buddhas are we the 3 Kayas

Do you mean mistaken or wrong? There is an important distinction. Splitting semantic hairs does not bring anybody any nearer to enlightenment. In the Gelug presentation, it is not merely a semantic hair Mistaken consciousness 'khrul shes A cognizer that is mistaken with respect to its appearing obj...
by Bristollad
Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: if we are Buddhas are we the 3 Kayas
Replies: 299
Views: 4643

Re: if we are Buddhas are we the 3 Kayas

Emptiness (lack of inherent existence) or unproduced space (lack of obstructive contact). It is begging the question to use the example of emptiness because that's the very thing under dispute. That would constitute circular reasoning. And I don't think actual unproduced space is apprehended either...
by Bristollad
Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Emptiness is liberation
Replies: 28
Views: 811

Re: Emptiness is liberation

other (possibly not relevant) detail about "emptiness is liberation", you do need to perceive the ultimate truth (emptiness) and the conventional truth in the same cognitive event. but again, its a "guide rail", a (vain?) attempt at a helping hint using these horrendously clumsy...
by Bristollad
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Practicing while ill
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: Practicing while ill

Hello all, I am starting to come down with whatever has been floating around my office and was wondering if it is ok to continue my daily practices while ill. I would prefer not to stop if there is no prohibition on practicing while ill. Any advice is welcome. Thank you. When I was in hospital last...
by Bristollad
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jhampa Shaneman
Replies: 16
Views: 429

Re: Jhampa Shaneman

Regarding heterodoxy, it is quite common for teachers to diverge from commentaries, at least with regards to the details of sadhana practice. This has been true in terms of personal experience with traditional teachers as well as reading through the works of other masters. A senior sangha member in...
by Bristollad
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jhampa Shaneman
Replies: 16
Views: 429

Re: Jhampa Shaneman

I've never met Jhampa Shaneman. But I thought I would mention that he is also the administrator of Yamantaka.org The material there seems traditional and includes stuff from the Berzin Archives and Dechen Ling Press, used with permission. A senior sangha member in Pomaia told me though that site was...
by Bristollad
Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: if we are Buddhas are we the 3 Kayas
Replies: 299
Views: 4643

Re: if we are Buddhas are we the 3 Kayas

From the Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism: pancaniyata : Tib. nges pa Inga; Chi. wu jueding; Jap. goketsujo; Kor. o kyolchong. In Sanskrit, the "5 certainties," five qualities describing a buddha's enjoyment body (SAMBHOGAKAYA), the body that appears in an ideal realm and is visible to BOD...

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