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by Supramundane
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Four Noble Truths as a list of landmarks.
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: Four Noble Truths as a list of landmarks.

Viach, i applaud your creativity. your thinking is on track and it is good to turn the Four Noble Truths around like a Rubik's Cube to better understand them. they may well be landmarks, and if this thinking puts your forward, i encourage you to pursue it to the end to where it will be borne out or ...
by Supramundane
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Amazing story of paying karmic debt
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: Amazing story of paying karmic debt

"a part of us more subtle than consciousness that continues...": is that what you understand by rebirth, Tom? i am struggling with this concept now and trying to form an opinion on it. i am torn between two understandings: yours is one possibility (if i understand you correctly); the other is a more...
by Supramundane
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Gil Fronsdal - The Bodhisattva and the Arhat: Walking Together Hand-in-Hand
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: Gil Fronsdal - The Bodhisattva and the Arhat: Walking Together Hand-in-Hand

very interesting text and will surely stimulate conversation. the semantics over what a Buddha --- Arhat etc. etc. are divide people. i have dabbled with the idea that while entering the jhanas, the insight that Gautama gained was the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path. Enlightenment is thus n...
by Supramundane
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Amazing story of paying karmic debt
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: Amazing story of paying karmic debt

wow karma is the gift that keeps on giving.
by Supramundane
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dash Avatara
Replies: 24
Views: 560

Re: Dash Avatara

"a rain of cosmic energy": is that good or bad?

i mean, is it like being fried with gamma rays?
by Supramundane
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: One path or two
Replies: 19
Views: 863

Re: One path or two

let's face it: there are myriad schools of Buddhism and myriad paths. some seem to be alternate routes; others could be dead ends. we live in a world where ultimately we question and doubt everything and there is no ultimate authority to tell us what the right way is. However, we do know that early ...
by Supramundane
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Worship of Donald Trump
Replies: 91
Views: 1538

Re: The Worship of Donald Trump

Someone told me there was a Q movement that was quickly developing into a religion based around Trump. Q supporters communicate with an oracle who is rumored to be AI or otherworldly, imparting clues as to the Trump's next edict or move. His supporters wear flowing robes emblazoned with Qs and stand...
by Supramundane
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Worship of Donald Trump
Replies: 91
Views: 1538

Re: The Worship of Donald Trump

Isn't the Q movement a new religion devoted to the worship of Trump as a God or supernatural entity?
by Supramundane
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: One path or two
Replies: 19
Views: 863

Re: One path or two

actually, now that i think of it, i may wish to change my response. it is very possible ---in fact almost certain--- that we misunderstand evolution. it is not a linear movement. although we like to see everything like Maslow's pyramid, i think that may be an human-centric view. take bacteria for ex...
by Supramundane
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: One path or two
Replies: 19
Views: 863

Re: One path or two

A very valid question, Tom! Probably the Buddha would answer: "who knows?" :) The reality is that we are most certainly one huge organism with billions of faces. Division into species and individuals is simply an expediency to improve chances of survival. The mindstream which is not overlapping but ...
by Supramundane
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Neo nazi's march in DC
Replies: 47
Views: 1307

Re: Neo nazi's march in DC

[q It is worth remembering, though, that only a century ago many of the ideas we consider abhorrent now were not controversial at all; they were so widely accepted as to be invisible. Most societies considered women inferior. Most considered that certain races were superior to others. In most countr...
by Supramundane
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Sh#t is f@cked up and bull sh*t
Replies: 12
Views: 815

Re: Sh#t is f@cked up and bull sh*t

QQ, ya bro omg haha yes a bit dark.
but interesting to hear your take.
tx
by Supramundane
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Neo nazi's march in DC
Replies: 47
Views: 1307

Re: Neo nazi's march in DC

no one knows what will happen, but we are doing our best to destroy the planet as best we can. the so-called Green movement is all lip service in the third world where people are too busy trying to survive let alone trying to figure out how to save the planet. we may have reached the tipping point a...
by Supramundane
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Sh#t is f@cked up and bull sh*t
Replies: 12
Views: 815

Re: Sh#t is f@cked up and bull sh*t

that article is way too pessimistic. the light on gatsby's dock is still there. people can argue when the decline of the US empire began: was it the Kennedy assassination? was it the war in vietnam? 9/11? but none of that is important. great civilizations regenerate themselves. look at the Roman emp...
by Supramundane
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Neo nazi's march in DC
Replies: 47
Views: 1307

Re: Neo nazi's march in DC

Oh. Christ. No one is winning. The planet is on fire and we're all going to choke to death. These are cavemen fighting over deck chairs. Even if someone manages to get off the planet, they'll have a lonely time of it in space. Yay, Peter Thiel wins! Fascists antifascists, they're all fear and loath...
by Supramundane
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who is America ?
Replies: 227
Views: 5396

Re: Who is America ?

this whole thread is eye-opening... but not in a good way
by Supramundane
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhist philosophy and ontology seems to be beyond scientific work, right?
Replies: 12
Views: 396

Re: Buddhist philosophy and ontology seems to be beyond scientific work, right?

Welcome to the Sangha, SG

i hope you find the answers you are seeking

If i can help you in any way let me know


as far as my shallow understanding goes, there is no ontology in Buddhism.

i'm not sure what tantric understanding you seek
by Supramundane
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: ripples in the Net
Replies: 14
Views: 585

Re: ripples in the Net

There is nothing strange about dharma practice being, in a way, out of place in samsara. It is good to think about that, as it becomes clearer that there is nothing to achieve in samsara. As in a text by Patrul Rinpoche If your actions conform with Dharma, you'll antagonize everyone; If your words a...
by Supramundane
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: ripples in the Net
Replies: 14
Views: 585

Re: ripples in the Net

Malcolm wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:08 pm
Supramundane wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:12 am

in this vale of tears no truly pure action is possible.
Not so, practicing the path is a pure karma that never leads to suffering, but rather, away from it.
you give me hope

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