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by Supramundane
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: millions die of drug addiction
Replies: 12
Views: 230

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: 50
Views: 1351

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: 12
Views: 230

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: 331

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: 308

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: 308

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: 331

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: 331

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: 219

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: 331

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: 331

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: 331

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: 219

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: 331

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: 7251

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: 7251

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...
by Supramundane
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Amazing story of paying karmic debt
Replies: 17
Views: 783

Re: Amazing story of paying karmic debt

regarding gisin, from my brother The original source appears to be https://arxiv.org/pdf/quant-ph/9806043.pdf. If you want details, I would go straight there. Please ask questions. I'm sure I can help. Experiments like these have been going on for more than 40 years. The earlier reports could be ea...
by Supramundane
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Nirvāṇa and Ataraxia
Replies: 6
Views: 531

Re: Nirvāṇa and Ataraxia

Quick question, is it possible to translate nirvāṇa as ataraxia? Are they the same concept? Ataraxia (ἀταραξία, literally, "not perturbed", generally translated as "imperturbability", "equanimity", or "tranquillity") is a Greek philosophy term used to describe a lucid state of robust equanimity tha...
by Supramundane
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Amazing story of paying karmic debt
Replies: 17
Views: 783

Re: Amazing story of paying karmic debt

About that article and the spider... Just because the spider considers its web to be the whole world or just becuase we have this or that perception or consideration or counsiousness or unconciousness has no direct implication on existance. It could, sure, be the case that a sound which is never he...
by Supramundane
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is permanent in mahayana?
Replies: 18
Views: 413

Re: What is permanent in mahayana?

even sunyata is not permanent, as Nagarjuna took pains to explain that even that was empty.

anyone looking for permanence in Buddhism will be disappointed.

even impermanence is not a permanent principle!

i guess impermanence is not what it used to be (sigh).

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