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by Supramundane
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: For the first time in a long time, I am getting serious about Nichiren Buddhism...
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: For the first time in a long time, I am getting serious about Nichiren Buddhism...

such feelings are the key; they will lead you to insight. for an outsider, the two things you mention do not immediately influence each other nor are they related. but for you they are. this can be a starting point for you; why do your relations with your family impact upon your practice? is practic...
by Supramundane
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?
Replies: 181
Views: 3544

Re: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?

:)

for humans, the arrow of time is curved, i.e. time is a human construct.


the question is: "is the difference between me and the way i was twenty years ago the same as the difference between the me now and the me after death".

metta
by Supramundane
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?
Replies: 181
Views: 3544

Re: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?

or put another way: i am reborn every moment and the arrow of time is curved; after death is it curved too? What do you mean by the arrow of time is curved ? sorry, just restating the same thing in various ways. the arrow of time only goes one way in terms of physics. however, it is noted that in t...
by Supramundane
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?
Replies: 181
Views: 3544

Re: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?

There is talk here about some not accepting rebirth; i don't think that is the case. If you accept the Four Noble Truths and DO, this leads logically to the conclusion of rebirth: the only question is the form it will take and the exact parameters of what this entails. the words reinacarnation and r...
by Supramundane
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: millions die of drug addiction
Replies: 13
Views: 607

Re: millions die of drug addiction

yes my friend it is the closer they are to you the harder it is to understand the better you know them the more inscrutable the problem is because you can never seem to get into their head and understand. there is a method to quit smoking (the Carr method?) someone once told me abut and which i alwa...
by Supramundane
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: No end to samsara?
Replies: 67
Views: 3650

Re: No end to samsara?

Beings are so numerous they're beyond counting, like the grains of sand in a river. This refers not only to beings but to their afflictions, which they've spent an incredibly long time accumulating. To help one severely deluded being takes a very long time. To help many takes that much longer. Chen...
by Supramundane
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: millions die of drug addiction
Replies: 13
Views: 607

millions die of drug addiction

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/maddie-just-junkie-obituary-gives-drug-addiction-091600757--abc-news-topstories.html i'm a total softie, i guess i have to admit it. this article moved me deeply. i have lost many close friends to drug and alcohol addiction. they remain an enigma to me; when i was young i o...
by Supramundane
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: shake your nibutti
Replies: 13
Views: 624

Re: shake your nibutti

The next step in the discussion of Nirvana must be Collective Liberation. I note that before we are alive, while we live and after we die, THE MIND will still be there. Even though we believe we possess a mind, we cannot determine its qualities or limits. When we meet another person, we lock eyes an...
by Supramundane
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Climate change to cause global beer shortage, study says
Replies: 18
Views: 719

Re: Climate change to cause global beer shortage, study says

great diagram, V. i think when the ocean dies, all life will die. i wonder if there has ever been a case study on whether life on land could survive the loss of the ocean. we don't appreciate the interplay between the two. we see ourselves as independent of the ocean, but the opposite is true. i use...
by Supramundane
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Climate change to cause global beer shortage, study says
Replies: 18
Views: 719

Re: Climate change to cause global beer shortage, study says

the whole 'climate change', 'global warning' argument is a huge red herring.

instead of arguing about it we should re-frame the argument. rather than trying to prove or disprove it, we should simply state that we should stop treating the ocean like a trash can.

no one can argue about that.
by Supramundane
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: shake your nibutti
Replies: 13
Views: 624

Re: shake your nibutti

great comments, WF! your writing communicates a lot of wisdom, even if, as you contend, the truth is greatly non-verbal. i like your neologism "meta-cognition" which is a surprisingly illuminating double entendre, which you have made either consciously or unconsciously. almost like the sound of one ...
by Supramundane
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: shake your nibutti
Replies: 13
Views: 624

Re: shake your nibutti

When I am confused about a new concept in Buddhism, I usually apply the Middle Way mode of thinking: this means that the answer is invariably a negation: not a negative but a negating action, such as ‘not-self’ in opposition to the two extremes, 'self' and 'no self'. It shies away from nihilism and ...
by Supramundane
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Language
Topic: idea to translate the word dharma
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: idea to translate the word dharma

Unfortunately, if you check the etymology of 'fundament' in English, I think you will find it also refers to the gluteus maximus, otherwise known as the buttock. :emb: It kind of stands to reason, but detracts from its overall usefulness as a word. well then Wayfarer, it doesn't stand but sits to r...
by Supramundane
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: shake your nibutti
Replies: 13
Views: 624

Re: shake your nibutti

Simon E. wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:03 am
It's just words..
Bee Gees allusion?
by Supramundane
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: shake your nibutti
Replies: 13
Views: 624

Re: shake your nibutti

oh gotcha
thanks
by Supramundane
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: shake your nibutti
Replies: 13
Views: 624

Re: shake your nibutti

What is never cast off, seized, interrupted, constant, extinguished, and produced--this is called Nirvana. Indeed, Nirvana is not strictly in the nature of ordinary existence for, if it were, there would wrongly follow the characteristics of old age and death. For, such an existence cannot be withou...
by Supramundane
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Language
Topic: idea to translate the word dharma
Replies: 5
Views: 384

idea to translate the word dharma

i think i came up with a good translation of the word "dharma" which is polysemantic and thus defies any literal translation. but how about: fundament i think that captures many of the nuances of the word. PS Fundament-bums doesn't sound as kick-ass as 'dharma-bums' but no translation is perfect i g...
by Supramundane
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: shake your nibutti
Replies: 13
Views: 624

shake your nibutti

Nirvana cannot be divorced from samsara. They are two sides of the same coin. Nirvana is a noun meaning ‘snuffing out” while samsara is a verb meaning “to wander”. To make them parallel, perhaps we should change Nirvana to nibutti --- the verb. Without suffering and samsara, we cannot achieve the bl...
by Supramundane
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Pictures of Green Tara or the 21 Taras
Replies: 31
Views: 7840

Re: Pictures of Green Tara or the 21 Taras

Ayu wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:58 pm
21 Taras, my personal interpretation:

Image
you painted these? nice!
by Supramundane
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Pictures of Green Tara or the 21 Taras
Replies: 31
Views: 7840

Re: Pictures of Green Tara or the 21 Taras

Green Tara is one of the most popular and beloved deities in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. She is known to quickly remove the many inner and external obstacles to our worldly success and spiritual development, helping us to accomplish our goals. https://d2l0wy9lsui5uy.cloudfront.net/c/u/f67894297...

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