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by jake
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: No quote mark please
Replies: 17
Views: 1528

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: 34
Views: 682

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: 529

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: 607

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: 560

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: 455

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: 398

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: 2106

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: 911

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: 623

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: 623

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: 1212

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: 169

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: 1212

Re: Cartoons

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by jake
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is magic?
Replies: 28
Views: 1277

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: 1236

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: 1236

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: 1236

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: 1236

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: 1236

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 ...

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