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by jake
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2020 poll #1
Replies: 37
Views: 1068

Re: POTUS 2020 poll #1

Wow, I didn't know that! That's actually excellent news. Can you tell me where you got that fact? It's in the article found in the link above. Foreign Policy Magazine. It's reputable. Foreign Policy examined how much money was donated to campaign committees from employees of the State Department, t...
by jake
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2020 poll #1
Replies: 37
Views: 1068

Re: POTUS 2020 poll #1

He may well get the nomination. That does not mean he has any appeal outside the coastal states. Well, that is the kind of the thing that the mainstream media will keep repeating, but the truth is Bernie is doing much better in the poles now. He may well get the nomination, but that doesn't mean he...
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: 3
Views: 138

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: 18
Views: 385

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: 175
Views: 2702

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: 282

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: 942

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: 7
Views: 405

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: 381

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...
by jake
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Awakening of Mahayana Faith
Replies: 8
Views: 381

Re: Awakening of Mahayana Faith

Haven't read this edition but an important passage to me is the following: Ashvaghosha the Buddhist genius "As the World-honored one, considering the inferior intellectual caliber of Shravakas (Men of Learning) and Pratyekabuddhas (Men of Self Realization), taught them only the doctrine of the non-...
by jake
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Origin of mahayana
Replies: 36
Views: 1257

Re: Origin of mahayana

Paul Williams' recently released an excellent book, Setting Out on the Great Way: Essays on Early Mahayana Buddhism , that delves into this in-depth with new knowledge and texts. The various authors take quite a variety of positions on possible origins, showing just how complex it all is. It's a re...
by jake
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Awakening of Mahayana Faith
Replies: 8
Views: 381

Re: Awakening of Mahayana Faith

A favorite of mine, will have to study it. Here is the TofC: List of Maps Series Editors’ Preface Acknowledgments Editors and Translators List of Abbreviations About the Companion Website Introduction Treatise on Awakening Mahāyāna Faith English-to-Chinese Glossary Chinese-to-English Glossary Bibli...
by jake
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Awakening of Mahayana Faith
Replies: 8
Views: 381

Awakening of Mahayana Faith

There is a new translation with a very helpful introduction of the Treatise on Awakening Mahayana Faith. The book's publisher is the same as Hakeda's earlier translation. I've started reading this version and have found fairly solidly translated. The intro is also hugely helpful in explaining the hi...
by jake
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: First words of Buddha after enligghtenment
Replies: 7
Views: 3500

Re: First words of Buddha after enligghtenment

Posts removed for violating Terms of Service, specifically: META-DISCUSSION – Discussing the discussion . For instance, complaining about the tone of the discussion, the personalities of other contributors as supposedly revealed in the conversation, the inability to stick to the topic at hand, or c...
by jake
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Destroying the Demon of Procrastination
Replies: 14
Views: 631

Re: Destroying the Demon of Procrastination

Damn it Jake where were you 10 years ago?! If my story can help, here is a snippet. I was always a "bright" student, but never really did anything. I never studied, never exercised and in general did no regular activity that needs focus and effort. Now I am "studying" a 3 year bc program at a uni a...
by jake
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Destroying the Demon of Procrastination
Replies: 14
Views: 631

Re: Destroying the Demon of Procrastination

Any meditations, practices, or techniques to fight this? Get off DharmaWheel. :smile: I shall follow thus! See you in a century! Hey Tenma, I don't know if you're asking about Dharma procrastination or School procrastination. In my mind these are two different beasts. I have the feeling you're a fa...
by jake
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Is breatharians / going without any food a form of extreme asceticism?
Replies: 47
Views: 2656

Re: Is breatharians / going without any food a form of extreme asceticism?

Addendum: seeing no further replies, nor any further concrete detailed replies (aside from the vague response of "remaining in equanimity"). I think the below basic facts are certain and immutable: - Carnivores requires the act of KILLING other sentient beings for their own sustenance and survival,...
by jake
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Bön Vinaya
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: Bön Vinaya

Tashi delek, Bönpos as well Chöspas have their Vinaya Tradition. Some argue that Buddhists received Vinaya rules from Bönpos. How do you support this claim, Kalden Yungdrung? The very article you cite in the post above clearly states: There is no indication that Tibet had any form of monasticism be...
by jake
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Post Truth World
Replies: 46
Views: 1463

Re: Post Truth World

Agree with Miroku. I went to a Buddhism conference today, only stayed for two talks. The second, by an ordained Western teacher, made the point that 'Nirvāṇa is natural, suffering is an-natural, compassion is natural, hatred is un-natural', or something along those lines. Everyone nodded in agreeme...
by jake
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 616
Views: 38344

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Removed a number of posts that were back and forth between posters but not so focused on the topic. This topic can be rather passionate so please make an extra effort when posting.

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