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by jake
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: 'Life-bearing Orbs'
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: 'Life-bearing Orbs'

Wayfarer wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:45 am
Thanks Jake - actually I have that translation. I must admit, I have been a bit daunted by the depth of it, but now you've pointed that out, I will take another look.
I find it difficult because of it's density and length but also the somewhat archaic choices the translator has made.
by jake
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Cost of living in Dharamsala
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: Cost of living in Dharamsala

Lingpupa wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:58 am
As an orientation, I wonder if anyone would be able and willing to offer clues as to what the cost of living is there these days?
TIA, of course!
I often use this website to calculate and compare cost of living:

https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/i ... rrency=EUR
by jake
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: 'Life-bearing Orbs'
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: 'Life-bearing Orbs'

I'll have to check, but I recall this being mentioned in the Avatamsaka Sutra. I've got a copy here and will find the relevant chapters later today. I've thumbed through Cleary's The Flower Ornament Scripture: A Translation of The Avatamsaka Sutra. https://tinyurl.com/s7cbak6 Chapter One mentions t...
by jake
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: 'Life-bearing Orbs'
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: 'Life-bearing Orbs'

I've read about Mahayana cosmology that says there are countless 'life-bearing orbs' - i.e. other planets - scattered throughout the Universe. Part of this mythology (if that's what it is!) is that the Buddha/s appear on other worlds. I even recall reading about a scripture where the Buddha 'recall...
by jake
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2906
Views: 303276

Re: Music time

by jake
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: help enriching availabilities
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: help enriching availabilities

I've often wondered how this works. How does one get permission to translate the text? Copyright etc.? Do you know the process? I would be very interested in learning about it!
by jake
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 620
Views: 25293

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Friends, it is important that we keep this thread as fact-based as possible. You need to cite sources and not just repeat rumors or make vague references to "reports." Providing links to sources in your posts helps all of us make wise choices and stay healthy. Posts that do not provide back-up info...
by jake
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Finding my path at work
Replies: 14
Views: 1062

Re: Finding my path at work

Are you referring to bullshit jobs?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jHx5rePmz2Y

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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jHx5rePmz2Y
by jake
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The role of truth in Buddhism?
Replies: 278
Views: 15637

Re: The role of truth in Buddhism?

tkp67 wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:26 pm
The simplest resolve is to contemplate the answer against the sutra they where born from (the lotus sutra)
The Lotus Sutra is the source of Zhiyi's teaching on the Three Truths?
by jake
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 186
Views: 49516

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

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by jake
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Starting meditation/sitting group/class at work?
Replies: 16
Views: 1671

Re: Starting meditation/sitting group/class at work?

Is this a federal law? Because I've heard so many employers say that they aren't required to provide breaks or lunches, and basically imply that "we're so compassionate, we're gonna give you a lunch break anyway" but offer no other breaks of any kind. No, it is not a Federal Law. 19 States have law...
by jake
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Where is ‘Mind’?
Replies: 210
Views: 8274

Re: Where is ‘Mind’?

haha wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:12 am
It is because of mano consciousness (i.e. klistha/Deluded or I-consciousness) the concept of experiencer and experience would arise.
I thought mano was the mental consciousness that senses ideas, etc. and Manas was the one that stitches this all together into a "self." Right?
by jake
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?
Replies: 176
Views: 8153

Re: Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?

Topic Split.
Posts regarding Adi-Buddha, etc moved to: viewtopic.php?f=39&t=32876&p=518434#p518434
by jake
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Dying and Death
Topic: A 97-Year-Old Philosopher Ponders Life and Death: 'What Is the Point?'
Replies: 4
Views: 2939

Re: A 97-Year-Old Philosopher Ponders Life and Death: 'What Is the Point?'

Thank you for sharing that. I wouldn't have found it otherwise.
by jake
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Goma ritual
Replies: 20
Views: 1275

Re: Goma ritual

In Shingon, Shakyamuni is posited as emanating from Mahavairocana, placing them in a vertical relationship; the latter is proposed as primary, ie. Dharmakaya is somehow primary to the rupakaya - sambhoga and nirmana kayas. I'm not sure the source of the explanation above but it is contrary to what ...
by jake
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?
Replies: 187
Views: 7326

Re: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?

Moved to the Lounge
by jake
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Jakarta is sinking
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Re: Jakarta is sinking

Thanks for the video. Parts of California have suffered some rather surprising amounts of soil subsidence (from using ground water, like in Jakarta) https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-HemfyMfi168/V6S0F4FKTkI/AAAAAAAAaC0/RFwf6P6ui-kVW84eCEy16KuYl2Ej28ACwCLcB/s1600/land%2Bsubsidence%2BCalifornia%2B2.jpg And h...
by jake
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Mantra, practices available to uninitiated
Replies: 16
Views: 1457

Re: Mantra, practices available to uninitiated

LittleDee wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:44 am
Thanks for your response and help!


I am so interested... I suppose regardless I need to get to cracking on real training
I know there is a Tibetan center in Nasvhille. You could start by contacting them.
by jake
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Interesting article on CBT
Replies: 8
Views: 951

Re: Interesting article on CBT

Great article, thanks for sharing! I'm curious if how you see people approaching Buddhism as a kind of therapy. Is that problematic? I knew of a person that tried to reinterpret everything that was discussed in dharma talks into a kind of AA,CBT framework. I found it infinitely frustrating. :)
by jake
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Awakening of Mahayana Faith
Replies: 8
Views: 973

Re: Awakening of Mahayana Faith

This quote is from DT Suzuki's 1900 translation, page 111-12: https://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/taf/taf26.htm Thank you, Nicholas. I was able to find the passage in the 1900 Open Court Publishing Company edition. I had a bit of difficulty finding the same passage in the new translation as it isn't b...

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