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by jake
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 570
Views: 30605

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.
by jake
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Thoughts versus Nature.
Replies: 16
Views: 454

Re: Thoughts versus Nature.

Locked for review
by jake
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 570
Views: 30605

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Thanks for the video. I wasn't aware of the Game Changers documentary. I also really enjoyed watching this fine gent's balanced analysis of the documentary.

by jake
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Buddhahood in a lifetime ---how?
Replies: 28
Views: 639

Re: Buddhahood in a lifetime ---how?

:good: Faith, trust, approbation, resolve, in the Teacher and their Teachings. As Nagarjuna remarked: The ocean of dharma can only be entered by faith. (paraphrase - can't find the exact quote at the moment) I appreciated this brief description in the upcoming Jorgensen et al translation of Amoghav...
by jake
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Thoughts versus Nature.
Replies: 16
Views: 454

Re: Thoughts versus Nature.

LastLegend wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:20 pm
Astus wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:46 am
There is no nature apart from thoughts, it's the nature of thoughts - i.e. their impermanent, impersonal, empty nature - that one has to recognise in order to relinquish clinging to concepts.
You see nature in thoughts or of thoughts? :lol:
What is the difference Last Legend?
by jake
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2758
Views: 259762

Re: Music time

by jake
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen Community Round Table Sub-Forum Status
Replies: 8
Views: 465

Re: Zen Community Round Table Sub-Forum Status

An update on Zen1.space Yes, Zen Space is down and it’s uncertain if it will be reborn. The host website, SmarterASP.net was hacked. The latest report is that they have paid the ransom and are working to restore service. This could take days, even weeks, and there is no guarantee that they will be s...
by jake
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen Community Round Table Sub-Forum Status
Replies: 8
Views: 465

Re: Zen Community Round Table Sub-Forum Status

Dear All,

Thank you for the feedback. We'll proceed according to the consensus decision that the sub-forum is no longer necessary. Look forward to seeing your posts in the other Zen fora.

Topic is now locked. Of course, you are welcome to PM a mod with additional input if you so feel the need.
by jake
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: "Buddhism Without Merit"
Replies: 8
Views: 306

Re: "Buddhism Without Merit"

Thanks for the interesting feedback and ideas. Some of the comments remind me of the distinctions made by Payne in his article "Religion, Self-Help, Science: Three Economies of Western/ized Buddhism" (also in the latest issue of the Journal of Global Buddhism http://www.globalbuddhism.org/jgb/index....
by jake
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Differences between Tendai and Shingon
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Re: Differences between Tendai and Shingon

Caoimhghín wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:15 pm
No, it's just the etymology of the names.
Ah, that explains why I've not come across this before. I am not given to searching the etymology of the terms. I struggle enough to understand the meaning of the terms as used in the sutra. :)

thanks!!
by jake
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Differences between Tendai and Shingon
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Re: Differences between Tendai and Shingon

Why? Rocana is the sun, Vairocana is that which emanates from the sun (i.e. sunbeams, illumination, etc.) . Vairocana is named for what he "does," so to speak. He emanates Buddhas. IIRC descriptions of Mahāvairocana typically involve him emanating myriads of Jinas (Conquerors) from his fingers, his...
by jake
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2758
Views: 259762

Re: Music time

Please post only one music video per post, per day
by jake
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: To a Buddhist is there a Hell and is there death? What are the 108 Existences
Replies: 9
Views: 605

Re: To a Buddhist is there a Hell and is there death? What are the 108 Existences

What are the 108 existences and is that still believed in? Is there a Hell and is permanent? Can it happen between lives? Or is that only reserved after the 108 lives? If I'm not mistaken, this 108 lives concept is from the new age occultist Samael Aun Weor and is not found in any Buddhist traditio...
by jake
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Interesting article on Positive Psychology
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: Interesting article on Positive Psychology

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/nick-brown-smelled-bull?utm_source=pocket-newtab Read this one a while back. It's a great story. Also poking some holes in the positive thinking world is Ehrenreich's excellent "Smile or Die" book. (links below)I think there are similar holes in a lot of the mindf...
by jake
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: "Buddhism Without Merit"
Replies: 8
Views: 306

"Buddhism Without Merit"

I found Jeff Wilson's article "Buddhism Without Merit: Theorizing Buddhist Religio-Economic Activity in the Contemporary World" in the latest Journal of Global Buddhism very interesting. (http://www.globalbuddhism.org/jgb/index.php/jgb/article/view/242) The abstract sums it up nicely: "Merit is the ...
by jake
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Inconceivable is not a thing.
Replies: 57
Views: 1388

Re: Inconceivable is not a thing.

In terms of Vashubanhu's explanation, yes, the 'seeds' of the alaya ripen into the six sense bases, which in turn 'perfume' the alaya. What I am clarifying here is that I view the sixth to be designated as merely another sense base, while it is the seventh that is called defiled. For me, this indic...
by jake
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: is the tathagatagarbha true? Opinions?
Replies: 157
Views: 3327

Re: is the tathagatagarbha true? Opinions?

While for enlightened beings, ‘grasp’ (is the act) and ‘drop’ (is merit) because they both are empty. Where is this from? That’s what I was taught by my teacher. Can you say a bit more about your teacher? Their tradition? I only ask because it sometimes it's helpful to know as it explains a bit why...
by jake
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: is the tathagatagarbha true? Opinions?
Replies: 157
Views: 3327

Re: is the tathagatagarbha true? Opinions?

LastLegend wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:52 pm
While for enlightened beings, ‘grasp’ (is the act) and ‘drop’ (is merit) because they both are empty.
Where is this from?
by jake
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: What are you looking for?
Replies: 67
Views: 11828

Re: What are you looking for?

I'm looking for: Charles D. Orzech The "Great Teaching of Yoga," the Chinese Appropriation of the Tantras, and the Question of Esoteric Buddhism Journal of Chinese Religions 34 (2006): 29-78. https://doi.org/10.1179/073776906803525165 It's available via Taylor and Francis but my university doesn't h...
by jake
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Anyone know this “rinpoche”
Replies: 20
Views: 1177

Re: Anyone know this “rinpoche”

A few of his videos. The 501(c)3 NPO he mentions doesn't list him in any of their paperwork but that doesn't mean much. Here is his bio from the Job Yoga book webpage: As a teacher of Buddhist Mysticism for over 20 years, Samvara has attained full Enlightenment. He has focused on studying Indo-Tibet...

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