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by Marmalade
Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 1064

Re: Hello

Thank you all for your warm welcome :)
by Marmalade
Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Where to find buddhist documentaries?
Replies: 4
Views: 919

Re: Where to find buddhist documentaries?

I would not know a lot about this, but I have gotten the impression that Vimeo.com seems to have quite a lot of long-length videos on Buddhisms, in the region of maybe 30 minutes to well over an hour in length. Take for example this one: http://vimeo.com/16766725" onclick="window.open(this.href);ret...
by Marmalade
Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:45 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Knowledge and Awareness in Buddha
Replies: 101
Views: 11236

Re: Knowledge and Awareness in Buddha

Yeshe wrote: I actually have vows which require me to display wrath if it helps another being. ;)

Sorry if we appeared to be too harsh.

Fo me as a newcomer, this helps my understanding.

Thanks :)
by Marmalade
Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:30 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Knowledge and Awareness in Buddha
Replies: 101
Views: 11236

Re: Knowledge and Awareness in Buddha

Dear friends, angry, relaxed, in the mood of a task or seeing something right or wrong... Marmalade made a real good pool Practicing, awareness and metta Yes, Hanzze, I'm searching. And I say what I mean. Tonight, in a revealing interchange, I came into something of a conflict with a moderator on D...
by Marmalade
Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Practicing, awareness and metta
Replies: 0
Views: 415

Practicing, awareness and metta

Do you find, as a Buddhist, that your cultivation of Right Understanding, Right Intention, and your practice of meditation makes it easy for you to practice metta, or kindness, towards people who would annoy you? In response to my previous question about practicing / non-practicing Buddhists over at...
by Marmalade
Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: practising and non-practising Buddhists?
Replies: 26
Views: 2888

Re: practising and non-practising Buddhists?

In addition to this ... what actually may be the characteristic (unobservable) mark of practice is the presence of "right view" which means that - even when there is a lot of observable practice going on, if "right view" is absent then it is not to be considered "practice" - even when there is not ...
by Marmalade
Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:18 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: practising and non-practising Buddhists?
Replies: 26
Views: 2888

Re: practising and non-practising Buddhists?

Hanzze wrote: If you search differences, I can not see that much but as well as in Christian there is also a big desire to find differences by many "practicing" Buddhists. So maybe I am really off topic.
Well, it is not really what I was asking about. ;)
by Marmalade
Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: practising and non-practising Buddhists?
Replies: 26
Views: 2888

Re: practising and non-practising Buddhists?

Dear Marmalade, if it would be that to follow Buddha means to reduce harming, develop compassion and help others and out of that your own mind gets calmer and your life is filled with loving kindness and joy, would it be different to someone who practice 100% in following Jesus? I would think so, H...
by Marmalade
Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: practising and non-practising Buddhists?
Replies: 26
Views: 2888

Re: practising and non-practising Buddhists?

What about people who just look about there behavior, just follow the sample of Buddha or Jesus without any payer or rituals. Would they be called practicing Christian or Buddhist? I think as follows: what if people don't specifically follow the example of Buddha or of Jesus - don't make a point of...
by Marmalade
Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: practising and non-practising Buddhists?
Replies: 26
Views: 2888

Re: practising and non-practising Buddhists?

Hanzze wrote: Dear Marmalade,

what would you consider as practicing and non-practicing? Rituals, prayers or behavior in the daily life?
Either rituals and prayers on their own - or rituals, prayers, and behaviour in daily life.
by Marmalade
Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:19 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: practising and non-practising Buddhists?
Replies: 26
Views: 2888

Re: practising and non-practising Buddhists?

Dear Marmalade, What does it mean to be a practicing Christ? Hi Hanzze, If you mean "practicing Christian", personally I'm not too sure what the judgement on that is, believe or not. I think there are those who would consider people taking part in Christian rituals and services, saying prayers, goi...
by Marmalade
Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:10 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: practising and non-practising Buddhists?
Replies: 26
Views: 2888

Re: practising and non-practising Buddhists?

Buddhism is not an idle theory, philosophy, or good idea. What makes one a Buddhist is taking refuge and precepts. Those precepts require action . There is simply no such thing as a non-practicing Buddhist, regardless of how much meditation and study is done, or what one likes to call oneself. That...
by Marmalade
Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: practising and non-practising Buddhists?
Replies: 26
Views: 2888

Re: practising and non-practising Buddhists?

If it may be answered so... 3. So, the answers may range from 'when eating, eat; when sleeping, sleep' all the way to ...the excercise of kindness towards others, and non-violence considered very important Thanks, plwk; I had suspected there would be a range of practices involved; I was afraid that...
by Marmalade
Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: practising and non-practising Buddhists?
Replies: 26
Views: 2888

practising and non-practising Buddhists?

Hello, there are practising Christians and non-practising Christians. I'd like to ask if there are practising Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhists and non-practising Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhists? If so, what generally, is considered to be important in defining practising Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddh...
by Marmalade
Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:28 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 1064

Hello

I'm new here, and on Dhamma Wheel. I'm not a Buddhist (I'm kind of agnostic, I guess), and I don't really know a lot about Buddhism, except some good basic stuff I read over at Buddhanet. There are a couple of questions I'd like to ask, generally along the lines of how peaceful a religion Buddhism i...