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by 石正 Marcus
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Help Required
Topic: a silly request
Replies: 41
Views: 984

Re: a silly request

Indeed. Jesse, you really need to take care of yourself. You are precious and important and you have much to offer the world, but first take care of yourself.
by 石正 Marcus
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: I found this statue...
Replies: 23
Views: 3210

Re: I found this statue...

When I first found him, my first thought was, "That sort-of looks like Avalokiteśvara...". Maybe if I have that resonance with the image, Avalokiteśvara is whom it represents to me. I could easily find a small rock crystal and add a small rosary of seed beads to the statue. There is usually a statu...
by 石正 Marcus
Thu May 31, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: a silly request
Replies: 41
Views: 984

Re: a silly request

I've never had to deal with a situation like this.. Dear Jesse, you are clearly a person who has a lot of compassion and who feels things with a keen sensitivity. Anyone reading this thread will easily understand the pressure you are feeling. If you have reacted strongly here, that's also understan...
by 石正 Marcus
Thu May 31, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: a silly request
Replies: 41
Views: 984

Re: a silly request.

Seriously.??? It makes you laugh to hear about how Racist a country is? No, that is far from what I was saying. I was actually agreeing with you regarding how awful most of the world is in terms of racism and discrimination. I will take a break for now, and calm down. Always a good idea! Take care ...
by 石正 Marcus
Thu May 31, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: a silly request
Replies: 41
Views: 984

Re: a silly request.

she was born in Canada and is a citizen I really shouldn't be responding again. You've made it clear that my advice is not welcome to you. But I see that you've gone back and edited your post quite considerably and added the fact that she is a Canadian citizen. This would make a substantial differe...
by 石正 Marcus
Thu May 31, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: a silly request
Replies: 41
Views: 984

Re: a silly request.

Sorry, but I do not take advice from idiots, nor do I care about your self-important horse-shit, please go back to your bridge now. Wow! I'm shocked that you took my honest advice so badly. You did ask in your opening post for the advice of someone who is dispassionate about the situation, and that...
by 石正 Marcus
Thu May 31, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: a silly request
Replies: 41
Views: 984

Re: a silly request.

Get her out of Saudi Arabia first and don't post about it online until you are both safe. Good luck. she says the discrimination against libyans or any foreigners there is really bad... worse than in the USA even. Sorry, but that makes me laugh. I so often hear people from America and western Europ...
by 石正 Marcus
Thu May 31, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What place does pilgrimage have in Buddhist practice?
Replies: 61
Views: 3398

Re: What place does pilgrimage have in Buddhist practice?

Saigoku Kannon...Chichibu My sister has been visiting Chichibu sites over the course of several trips to Japan. The Chichibu Pilgrimage is amazing. Me and my wife started doing it on weekends when we are both off work last year and are now about half way through (it's not one to rush). Some of the ...
by 石正 Marcus
Thu May 31, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: is a home made statue acceptable?
Replies: 38
Views: 1792

Re: is a home made statue acceptable?

Is it ok to put a homemade image on a shrine table is it disrespectful? It is a fantastic idea! The Lotus Sutra says: "Even if little children at play, use reeds, sticks, or brushes, or even their fingernails, to draw images of Buddha, all such people, gradually gaining merit, and developing their ...
by 石正 Marcus
Sat Mar 05, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What exactly is Enlightenment?
Replies: 48
Views: 6293

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: 1093

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: 1500

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: 1500

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: 1500

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: 7729

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: 1093

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: 2569

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: 4033

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: 2635

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: 4033

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 ...

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