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by jake
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Recovery Dharma
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: Recovery Dharma

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:37 pm
Why the split from Refuge Recovery, out of curiosity?
It's been a while since I read the full article but there was substantial push back and challenges with donors, et. following Noah Levine's downfall.
https://jezebel.com/a-murky-scandal-inv ... 1827742746
by jake
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: So, you read pirated books?
Replies: 71
Views: 859

Re: So, you read pirated books?

conebeckham wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:49 pm
Virgo wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:14 pm
I didn't know pirates enjoyed books. I thought they just enjoyed reading archives.

Virgo
They don't have the patience for books, and it's hard to turn pages with a hook for a hand....mostly, they read Arrrrrrticles.
They like newspapers because of the cross swords
by jake
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The Writings of Nichiren
Replies: 26
Views: 642

Re: The Writings of Nichiren

The mighty warrior General Li Kuang, whose mother had been devoured by a tiger, shot an arrow at the stone he believed was the tiger. The arrow penetrated the stone all the way up to its feathers. But once he realized it was only a stone, he was unable to pierce it again. Later he came to be known ...
by jake
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: So, you read pirated books?
Replies: 71
Views: 859

Re: So, you read pirated books?

My library has been able to get any Dharma book I’ve ever requested through Interlibrary loan. Indeed. I just discovered my home state's library system has free access to a language learning system the US government uses, teaching dozens and dozens of languages including Mongolian, Dakota, and Tuva...
by jake
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: So, you read pirated books?
Replies: 71
Views: 859

Re: So, you read pirated books?

If you reside in the US then you likely have access to the NYTimes and other major US newspapers (paper and electronic versions) via your local public library. At most locations in many states I've visited if you're on their wifi you can access it without any trouble. Many other libraries have agree...
by jake
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: So, you read pirated books?
Replies: 71
Views: 859

Re: So, you read pirated books?

The next time you read a book that you download off the internet... consider this: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/15/opinion/book-piracy.html Thanks for the link. Great article and reminder of the importance of purchasing Dharma books. One of my favorite non-profits, Center for Economic and Policy...
by jake
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: No quote mark please
Replies: 17
Views: 1560

Re: quoting posts

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:21 am
passel wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:28 pm
Thanks for the tips, all!
I'm not able to quote right now?
Kindly let us know what Operating system and browser you're using
by jake
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: English is actually Chinese, scholars claim
Replies: 40
Views: 878

Re: English is actually Chinese, scholars claim

You cannot make this up! :rolling: https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3769893?fbclid=IwAR2X_8uv2CSRGR6_Lo-Za5FFuAYfjwBxYCwGkLvgy8dSVYHegu1Sao3YLWQ He said Europeans “felt ashamed” due to the “fact” there was no history in Europe before the 15th century, compared to China. In an attempt to paper ...
by jake
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Beyond the Upper Middle Way (Lion's Roar)
Replies: 24
Views: 562

Re: Beyond the Upper Middle Way (Lion's Roar)

Related to some of the topics mentioned in this thread is the newest issue of The Journal of Global Buddhism which deals with Buddhism AND Economics (different from Schumacher's Buddhist Economics). I've begun reading the articles and have found them quite good, particularly those that explore the s...
by jake
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: cessation of suffering or cessation of suffering cause
Replies: 26
Views: 636

Re: cessation of suffering or cessation of suffering cause

1. 4TN is not an instruction for practice, it is the answer at the end of the exercises book. You can’t practice the answer, you can only be guided by it. You can only be aware of the answer. The answer naturally follows from the exercise solution . The value of the answer is that you are confident...
by jake
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Which school...?
Replies: 16
Views: 578

Re: Which school...?

I don't know much about Tendai, probably you need a master along this path, as in Vajrayana, and there are no sanghas near. I was thinking about a Chan - Pure Land school, Fo Guang Shan, because I like reading other sutras (besides the three PL ones), meditating, chanting mantras etc. Where do you ...
by jake
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Is Mindfulness being Capitalized?
Replies: 6
Views: 463

Re: Is Mindfulness being Capitalized?

Queequeg wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:02 pm
You capitalized it.
:applause:
by jake
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How do you study about BuddhaDharma?
Replies: 6
Views: 400

Re: How do you study about BuddhaDharma?

WesleyP wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:08 pm
I am ready to study and learn the Academics for Buddhadharma now! . . .
What books have you read already? What school of Buddhism do you follow?
by jake
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism, and theistic religions.
Replies: 56
Views: 2134

Re: Buddhism, and theistic religions.

tkp67 wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:28 pm
Just a reminder regarding the mind of people with perennial belief (regardless of how it takes shape) suffer ego death at the thought of pure mortality and not all people who practice religions that teach as much as being true versus allegorical to facilitate humanitarian values.
What?
by jake
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Dharmakaya aspect?
Replies: 20
Views: 920

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: 18
Views: 627

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: 18
Views: 627

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: 1224

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: 173

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: 1224

Re: Cartoons

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