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by 石正 Marcus
Sat Mar 05, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What exactly is Enlightenment?
Replies: 48
Views: 5944

Re: What exactly is Enlightenment?

Is it just the cessation of the Ego or rediscovering that there really was no Ego to start with? Hi, I like this idea of re-discovering! Because, as far as I (a definitely unelightened being) understand it, as you overcome/transform greed and ignorance and anger, your inherent Buddhahood (enlighten...
by 石正 Marcus
Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: Seon
Topic: 1000 Hands of Compassion - Dharma talks
Replies: 1
Views: 937

Re: 1000 Hands of Compassion - Dharma talks

A podcast of the first talk can be heard here.
by 石正 Marcus
Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:01 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: History of Philosophy in India Podcast
Replies: 10
Views: 1346

Re: History of Philosophy in India Podcast

Virgo wrote:I hope you don't mind.
Mind? No, no, not at all! Why would I? I'm glad you thought it was worth sharing! Thank you!
by 石正 Marcus
Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:59 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: History of Philosophy in India Podcast
Replies: 10
Views: 1346

Re: History of Philosophy in India Podcast

Virgo wrote:I hope you don't mind
Mind? No, no, not at all! Why would I? I'm glad you thought it was worth sharing! Thank you!
by 石正 Marcus
Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:48 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: History of Philosophy in India Podcast
Replies: 10
Views: 1346

Re: History of Philosophy in India Podcast

Taco_Rice wrote:If anyone else knows of any other resources like this, please share them here. Thanks!
Free BBC podcast: Incarnations: India in 50 lives
by 石正 Marcus
Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Aspirations to Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva
Replies: 16
Views: 7283

Re: Aspirations to Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-nGHf7fXIPVA/Vq30s1Ju-FI/AAAAAAAAAr0/M08xGswzHeI/s1600/IMG_6780.JPG Refuge Lord Avalokiteshvara I take refuge in you, and in all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas in all realms I take refuge in you, in your boundless compassion, wisdom and peace I take refuge in you, and in the fund...
by 石正 Marcus
Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Seon
Topic: 1000 Hands of Compassion - Dharma talks
Replies: 1
Views: 937

1000 Hands of Compassion - Dharma talks

For anyone in the Seoul area, there is a new series of Dharma talks on the "1000 Hands of Compassion" Sutra, starting next week every Thursday night and running until Buddha's Birthday in May. Though I live in Japan now, I took refuge in Korea and the talks are being held by my teacher and friend Ch...
by 石正 Marcus
Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are the biggest obstacles faced by 'western' Buddhists.
Replies: 40
Views: 2281

Re: What are the biggest obstacles faced by 'western' Buddhi

Greed
Anger
Sloth
Restlessness
Doubt
by 石正 Marcus
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Western Buddhists and the Precepts/Morality
Replies: 49
Views: 3850

Re: Western Buddhists and the Precepts/Morality

Is all western buddhism actually full of sex and drinking and all kinds of things ? Probably no more than Thai, Japanese, Korean, or any other kind of Buddhism. Back in the 60s a reporter asked Thich Nhat Hanh if he was from North Vietnam or South Vietnam. He answered neither, he came from the cent...
by 石正 Marcus
Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:13 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is it possible to be both ?
Replies: 24
Views: 2437

Re: Is it possible to be both ?

i cant be both can i ? Hi Ella, If you were born and brought up Catholic then you will always be a little bit of both no matter what! Even if you decide to follow a Buddhist practice, you will have been influenced by the church a lot in many many ways. So you'll always actually be a little bit of b...
by 石正 Marcus
Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:54 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Western Buddhists and the Precepts/Morality
Replies: 49
Views: 3850

Re: Western Buddhists and the Precepts/Morality

However, without exception, the basics of ethics and morality are vital to this Buddhist way, whether one follows 227 or 16 ... Wonderful post, thank you. The Buddha-dharma is relevant to all people everywhere, and the path of refuge and precepts open to all. But yes, if making and working through ...
by 石正 Marcus
Tue Feb 16, 2016 3:36 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Western Buddhists and the Precepts/Morality
Replies: 49
Views: 3850

Re: Western Buddhists and the Precepts/Morality

I can tell you that I'm a westerner who has been living in Asia for multiple decades Yes, me too. So, are we "westerners"? What does that even mean? Likewise, 40% of the population of London was born outside of the UK, many in Asia, so what does "westerner" mean? And if you take all the senteces in...
by 石正 Marcus
Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:42 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Western Buddhists and the Precepts/Morality
Replies: 49
Views: 3850

Re: Western Buddhists and the Precepts/Morality

I would like to start a dialogue on "Western" Buddhists.... I also think this is a very difficult concept for most Westerners to come to grips with.... Yet I see so many Westerners..... All this can be scary for Westerners... How can Westerners gain a better, healthier, and more doctrinally accurat...
by 石正 Marcus
Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Which school of Buddhism should I choose for myself?
Replies: 38
Views: 4271

Re: Which school of Buddhism should I choose for myself?

I suggest that the best school will be your own mind. :good: Yes, absolutely! Ambrosius80, your profile picture gives you all you need! Have faith in the Bodhisattva, trust in the Bodhisattva, let go to the Boddhisattva, your own True Nature, and it doesn't really matter which Dharma centre you go ...
by 石正 Marcus
Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: "The Teaching of Buddha"
Replies: 2
Views: 726

Re: "The Teaching of Buddha"

Back to the 'non-sectarian' question: Amida Buddha and his Pure Land are given quite a lot of space, and the bodhisattva ideal gets a good mention, but the only times the reader is encouraged to go to a temple, a Zen temple is mentioned as though it is the only choice. Is this characteristic of Jap...
by 石正 Marcus
Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayers for the deceased
Replies: 3
Views: 892

Re: Prayers for the deceased

I wanted to ask for a prayer for this police officer who drowned recently... http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/darius-garda-drowning-1.3436610 I will also entrust a prayer for this man and his family during my practice tomorrow. May Darius Garda be reborn in a place of peace and happiness. May ...
by 石正 Marcus
Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:36 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Offer to carry and entrust prayers on pilgrimage in May
Replies: 2
Views: 714

Re: Offer to carry and entrust prayers on pilgrimage in May

Queequeg wrote:My sister walked a good part of that circuit. I think she plans on finishing on her next visit.
Your sister walked the Sayama 33 Kannon Pilgrimage! That is fabulous!
And yes, pilgrimage really is wonderful isn't it? Thank you so much for wishing me luck!
Blessings to you too!
Marcus
by 石正 Marcus
Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Chopping down trees and Buddhism
Replies: 79
Views: 5639

Re: Chopping down trees and Buddhism

Nosta wrote: since a tree is a living (but not sentient) being, shouldnt be respected?
Yes!

"There is Buddha-nature in every life, and every life is inherently Buddha" - Seon Master Daehaeng Sunim

I am certain that includes plants and trees as much as it includes animals and people.
by 石正 Marcus
Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:20 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: plan to change temple symbol on maps
Replies: 53
Views: 4582

Re: plan to change temple symbol on maps

Taco_Rice wrote: I don't see why everyone can't use a little more lucky swastika in their life.
Absolutely! :thumbsup:
by 石正 Marcus
Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:18 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: plan to change temple symbol on maps
Replies: 53
Views: 4582

Re: plan to change temple symbol on maps

Queequeg wrote:
石正 Marcus wrote: they want to remove any possible reason that any visitor's experience will be negatively affected.
They've already rejected the idea of a non-smoking Olympics, something that would really help improve everyone's Olympic experience.