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by jake
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Dharmakaya aspect?
Replies: 19
Views: 449

Re: Dharmakaya aspect?

yeshegyaltsen wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:44 pm
There's no such thing as "Dhyani" Buddhas. That term was coined by an Englishman that was stationed in Nepal in the 1800's. It simply refers to the representatives of the five buddha families.
:good:
by jake
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Tathagatagarbha and oppresion/social action
Replies: 10
Views: 169

Re: Tathagatagarbha and oppresion/social action

According to this author there is in Mahayana Buddhism a tension regarding tathagatagarbha. If everything is already enlightened, why there should be practice? For this reason, if I remember well, some traditions of Tibetan Buddhism regard the tathagatagarbha as the mind in its unenlightened state,...
by jake
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Tathagatagarbha and oppresion/social action
Replies: 10
Views: 169

Re: Tathagatagarbha and oppresion/social action

Hi Jon,

For those of us with the book at home can you say which edition you're reading (First or Second) and what page number? Would be nice to read the full context.

Thanks!
by jake
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Cartoons
Replies: 18
Views: 992

Re: Cartoons

I removed several posts. Here are some rules of thumb for the thread. If writing out what the cartoon illustrates on the board would violate the Terms of Service, then just don't post the cartoon. Please just post cartoons here. If you want to engage in political commentary then do that in another ...
by jake
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Black Juzu bead or baudle
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Black Juzu bead or baudle

WesleyP wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:26 pm
I seem to have gained a black Juzu bead.
Just one bead? Or the entire Juzu?
by jake
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Cartoons
Replies: 18
Views: 992

Re: Cartoons

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by jake
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is magic?
Replies: 28
Views: 1055

Re: What is magic?

Grigoris wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:56 am
They are magic TRICKS, not miracles. They are not called tricks for nothing.
by jake
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Compassion: An End To Violence?
Replies: 57
Views: 996

Re: Compassion: An End To Violence?

I don't know to which statement you're agreeing. Here it is again, from above. "I agree that an almost end to physical violence will not solve every problem in the world. " Okay. But I didn't make that claim so it isn't me with whom you are agreeing. I was confused, which is why I asked. My point w...
by jake
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Compassion: An End To Violence?
Replies: 57
Views: 996

Re: Compassion: An End To Violence?

Did the Buddha advise us to feel compassion? Assuming yes, did he also advise us to engage in compassionate actions? If yes, did the Buddha express any preference for small or large compassionate actions? As example, is there any reason why feeding a single hungry homeless person would be judged go...
by jake
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Compassion: An End To Violence?
Replies: 57
Views: 996

Re: Compassion: An End To Violence?

Thanks, but that isn't a definition. It is unclear what you mean by violence. Now further muddied by the use of "physical" compared to what? mental? verbal? What is violent? Is cutting another person violent? Someone punches you or me in the nose. Physical violence. I agree that an almost end to ph...
by jake
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Compassion: An End To Violence?
Replies: 57
Views: 996

Re: Compassion: An End To Violence?

Hi. Can you please define what you mean when you use the word 'violence?' Hi Jake, I'm referring to physical violence in my comments about men and violence etc. Thanks, but that isn't a definition. It is unclear what you mean by violence. Now further muddied by the use of "physical" compared to wha...
by jake
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Compassion: An End To Violence?
Replies: 57
Views: 996

Re: Compassion: An End To Violence?

One of the challenges faced by such a conversation may be that we have been immersed in violence for so long it's perhaps become nearly impossible for us to imagine the human experience without violence (or rather, dramatically less violence). And we may very understandably feel, why bother to try ...
by jake
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Best countries to expand buddhism?
Replies: 70
Views: 1242

Re: Best countries to expand buddhism?

could it be possible for theravada and mahayana to unify in a single school? theravadins and mahayanists could gather together and try to combine their canons , but also discuss the contradictions beteen the texts to create a new canon with no contradictions combining texts from both mahayana and t...
by jake
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Draught animals in the White Lotus Sutra
Replies: 12
Views: 479

Re: Draught animals in the White Lotus Sutra

The discussion has run its course, I'm locking the topic now. If you feel there is something else that must be said please PM a moderator.
by jake
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Shingon
Topic: The Nativity of Kōbō-Daishi
Replies: 8
Views: 356

Re: The Nativity of Kōbō-Daishi

Updates from tonight's annual eve celebration in Kōya Town with its processional floats that went on well despite the rainy evening 1 2 3 4 5 6 Great photos, thank you. Are you there now? I've only attended the event one year but thought it was fun. I enjoy the small town dynamic of Mt. Koyasan.
by jake
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: So the Display of the Mind isn't Real?
Replies: 7
Views: 387

Re: So the Display of the Mind isn't Real?

So the Display of the Mind isn't real? . . Or something surmised out of Nothing . . Reality, as we experience it, is a bunch of dependently arisen phenomena which rely on causes and conditions. Phenomena and their causes and conditions lack any essential existence independent of causes and conditio...
by jake
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 30
Views: 1348

Re: We define the terms

We define the terms. A test is a combination of causes and conditions leading to an outcome. The outcome is incidental if the test leading to any outcome has other outcomes. A random event is any collection of random outcomes. A deterministic event is an outcome that is sure to occur during a given...
by jake
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Like a dream or a kind of dream?
Replies: 30
Views: 1091

Re: Like a dream or a kind of dream?

In the very first sutra, the very first thing that the Buddha said was to be called the Buddha, i.e. woke up. Here it is especially valuable that it is a self-name. Therefore, it is logical to understand all other states as types of sleep. One may equally "wake up" from delusion and ignorance; it's...
by jake
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism and the Family
Replies: 17
Views: 639

Re: Buddhism and the Family

I think you will get somewhat differing answers depending upon specifics of tradition. I found this book to be very helpful: https://wisdompubs.org/book/buddhas-teachings-social-and-communal-harmony There is a bit of information on this book in his interview via podcast: https://learn.wisdompubs.org...
by jake
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?
Replies: 89
Views: 3834

Re: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?

As I tried to tell you earlier, and now others as well, you are sorely mistaken. The only home Victor Hugo owned was his house on the British Island of Guernsey (in the English channel). This is where he lived, in exile, for 15 years and where he wrote many of his great works, including Les Miserab...

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