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by jake
Sat May 23, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Wisdom Academy - Buddhist Philosophy in Depth
Replies: 1
Views: 135

Wisdom Academy - Buddhist Philosophy in Depth

Has anyone completed all three (or started) Wisdom Academy's Buddhist Philosophy in Depth? I'm curious about the depth and how you find the readings and quality overall.

Thanks!
by jake
Fri May 22, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1101
Views: 46079

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Also some excellent news that you can't be reinfected and immunity lasts once you are infected. PCR tests were finding dead virus particles in epithelial cells. No one was reinfected or infected anyone else so far. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uATMbGK__Tg&t=1140s Frankly, I'm a bit swamped for t...
by jake
Sun May 17, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Netflix shows recommendations for kids 11-13, please?
Replies: 13
Views: 482

Re: Netflix shows recommendations for kids 11-13, please?

The Good Place may be fun for the kid watching Brooklyn 99
by jake
Sat May 16, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Making Dharma Friends (quarentine edition)
Replies: 11
Views: 444

Re: Making Dharma Friends (quarentine edition)

:group: :group: :group: :group: :group: :group: :group: I wish there was a DW Discord. Unfortunately it'd be more work for the moderators if it was a public thing. So I'll just wish for that and infinite mod time/energy. Due to my minor English skills I don't understand the word discord in this con...
by jake
Fri May 08, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Meditation, pandemic & lockdown: a questionnaire study
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: Meditation, pandemic & lockdown: a questionnaire study

There is an error in the original post. This link works:

https://form.crnl.fr/index.php/162141?lang=en
by jake
Thu May 07, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana/Vajrayana Links and Resources
Replies: 24
Views: 15880

Re: Essential & Useful Reading on Abhidharma and Prajnaparamita/Madhyamaka

Thank you, this is great!

I would be happy to participate in a book club reading of some of these texts if there is interest among others?
by jake
Thu May 07, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The Writings of Nichiren
Replies: 137
Views: 13036

Re: The Writings of Nichiren

The persecution by a king refers to King Ajatashatru. He killed his father, Bimbisara, who had been a patron of the Buddha, supported Devadatta in his attempt to make a schism in the Sangha, and is said to have loosed a drunk elephant on the Buddha and the sangha. Devadatta is also said to have att...
by jake
Thu May 07, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The Writings of Nichiren
Replies: 137
Views: 13036

Re: The Writings of Nichiren

In light of this passage, it would seem that no one during the more than 2,220 years since the Buddha expounded the Lotus Sutra has lived it as the Buddha himself did. Only one who has met with great persecution can be said to have mastered the Lotus Sutra. The great teachers T’ien-t’ai and Dengyo ...
by jake
Fri May 01, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Prostration, Does it Alleviate Effect of Wrong Action
Replies: 7
Views: 309

Re: Prostration, Does it Alleviate Effect of Wrong Action

SteRo wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 6:17 am
jake wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 4:10 am
SteRo wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 4:07 am
It should not been done with that purpose in mind.
In what tradition do you practice?
Why? I don't know any tradition that teaches that it should be done with the intention "Now I will alleviate the effect of my wrong action."
Well, why do you prostrate in the tradition you practice?
by jake
Fri May 01, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Prostration, Does it Alleviate Effect of Wrong Action
Replies: 7
Views: 309

Re: Prostration, Does it Alleviate Effect of Wrong Action

SteRo wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 4:07 am
It should not been done with that purpose in mind.
In what tradition do you practice?
by jake
Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 260
Views: 14509

Re: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year

Posts regarding Renewable Energy have been relocated here: viewtopic.php?f=36&t=33471&p=529187#p529187

by jake
Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Renewable Energy
Replies: 163
Views: 3620

Renewable Energy

Moved posts regarding renewable energy from Greta thread viewtopic.php?f=36&t=32590 here:
by jake
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: Zen

The three jewels are See-Touch-Hear What do you think? This is not correct. The three jewels are clearly defined and uniform in all Buddhist traditions. Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha. Where did you get the idea that See-Touch-Hear is the Buddhist three jewels? Come on Jake. That's an analogy. Well, I ...
by jake
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: Zen

menver560 wrote:
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:44 pm
The three jewels are See-Touch-Hear

What do you think?
This is not correct. The three jewels are clearly defined and uniform in all Buddhist traditions. Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha. Where did you get the idea that See-Touch-Hear is the Buddhist three jewels?
by jake
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zazen for a few
Replies: 26
Views: 996

Re: Zazen for a few

LastLegend wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:00 am
It seems like people don’t believe in unprocessed wisdom that functions without making any distinction...yet distinction is also made.

And Maitreya’s method of transforming karma.
Can you explain how this relates to the OP?
by jake
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zazen for a few
Replies: 26
Views: 996

Re: Zazen for a few

LastLegend wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:57 pm
If strictly follow Sakyumuni Buddha, pretty much you do everything yourself. Vairocana on the other hand is different.
How?
by jake
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Which VPN do you use and why?
Replies: 16
Views: 592

Re: Which VPN do you use and why?

I am not out to overthrow global capitalism (although it wouldn't be a bad idea), I just want to be able to go on youtube (for example) and enjoy a music video without being told that it has been blocked for viewing in my country due to some ridiculous commercial agreement. ProtonVPN has a free acc...
by jake
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: 'Life-bearing Orbs'
Replies: 9
Views: 576

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: 4
Views: 492

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: 9
Views: 576

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...

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