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by cyril
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 124
Views: 1813

Re: When the Monks Met the Muslims

When the monk Dharmasvamin visited Nalanda in 1235, he found Nalanda largely destroyed, with only two viharas (named Dhanaba and Ghunaba) left functioning and a 90 years old venerable overseeing a sangha of 70 monks. "Most of these were built by the Raja. Some were built by the queen. They were dama...
by cyril
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ksitigarbha resources
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: Ksitigarbha resources

FPMT has some material on Ksitigarbha in the TB context. Just use the Search function.
https://fpmt.org/search/?cx=00666601367 ... garbha&sa=
by cyril
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Marxism and Buddhism
Replies: 53
Views: 1397

Re: Marxism and Buddhism

Basically, the problem is people. Well, as Stalin, pictured above (and in case you were wondering why Soviet levels of incarceration were so low), allegedly said: "Death solves all problems — No man, no problem." That quote is actually from a novel written by Anatoly Rybakov in the late 80s, Childr...
by cyril
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Kalachakra War Prophecy
Replies: 64
Views: 1216

Re: Kalachakra War Prophecy

These rhetoric effects are weak ! The rhetoric is only up to the logical sleight of hand holding Buddhism or Buddhist masters somehow guilty by association for what the Mongols did. It's not to say that Buddhism is bad Well, you previously said If we are really honest, which is quite hard, we can s...
by cyril
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Kalachakra War Prophecy
Replies: 64
Views: 1216

Re: Kalachakra War Prophecy

Ginggis, Kubilaï and co murdered 5% of the humanity at their times. Ghazali wrote rules about how to treat dhimmis. 2th Karmapa sided by Kubilaï Khan who genocided millions. For me, it's not the same sh*t... A Buddhist lama tries to oath-bind some dangerous spirit understood as being Genghis Khan. ...
by cyril
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Kalachakra War Prophecy
Replies: 64
Views: 1216

Re: Kalacakra war prophecy

Right. As if Sufism and its mystics totally need to destroy all the enemies. Right. I hope you know who Al-Ghazali was. https://pointdebasculecanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/ghazali%20jihad.jpg The sufi tariqas were instrumental in spreading Islam and its corollary institution of dhimmitude th...
by cyril
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Kalachakra War Prophecy
Replies: 64
Views: 1216

Re: Kalachakra War Prophecy

Chinggis Khan is seen as a dharmapala (emanation of Vajrapani). He killed 40 million people. We found his thangka are in all Buddhist temples in Mongolia and the 7th Panchen Lama wrote a famous dedication prayer about him. Oath-binding a worldly spirit and bringing it into Dharma does not equate ap...
by cyril
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When people shame me for being white, what should I do?
Replies: 30
Views: 809

Re: When people shame me for being white, what should I do?

bcol01 wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:48 pm
Not sure how to respond to someone who tells me that I should be ashamed for being white.

But why would you care about what idiots think and say? They'll never be your friends, they'll never be part of your family, so why would you bother responding? :shrug:
by cyril
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Best countries to expand buddhism?
Replies: 70
Views: 1242

Re: Best countries to expand buddhism?

another thing that is relevant. believe it or not , most people in the world DO HAVE a very positive view of buddhism and hinduism. but because the religions dont spread properly (with exceptions) , people who could be buddhist or hindus in the right circunstances never become, because they dont ev...
by cyril
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Best countries to expand buddhism?
Replies: 70
Views: 1242

Re: Best countries to expand buddhism?

The goal is to produce a more unifyed buddhism. hence more able to teach and spread the dharma to the world. the differences of theravada and mahayana can be mended and the schools can unite. im not saying there is a fight between theravada and mahayana. im saying the opposite, the difference betwe...
by cyril
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Best countries to expand buddhism?
Replies: 70
Views: 1242

Re: Best countries to expand buddhism?

Which countries could be best for buddhist missionary activity ? As Buddhists, we accept the truth of dependant origination. All phenomena arise in dependence upon causes and conditions. Therefore, Dharma will naturally be established and flourish in those places where beings having a connection wi...
by cyril
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchenpa "hat"
Replies: 20
Views: 1130

Re: Dzogchenpa "hat"

Am I the only one who thinks this could be the next hot thing for the yoga crowd? Dzogchen hats. Sleek look and feel. Now available in orange, fuchsia and periwinkle. Cotton and spandex. Ultra-breathable, ultra-light. Only $49.99. Well I can’t stand corporate-“culture” in general. Although if what ...
by cyril
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchenpa "hat"
Replies: 20
Views: 1130

Re: Dzogchenpa "hat"

Am I the only one who thinks this could be the next hot thing for the yoga crowd?
Dzogchen hats. Sleek look and feel. Now available in orange, fuchsia and periwinkle. Cotton and spandex. Ultra-breathable, ultra-light. Only $49.99.
by cyril
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 143
Views: 30761

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

Sayings of a Jewish Buddha If there is no self, whose arthritis is this? Be here now. Be someplace else later. Is that so complicated? Drink tea and nourish life; with the first sip, joy; with the second sip, satisfaction; with the third sip, peace; with the fourth, a Danish. Wherever you go, there ...
by cyril
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 143
Views: 30761

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

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by cyril
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Draught animals in the White Lotus Sutra
Replies: 12
Views: 479

Re: Draught animals in the White Lotus Sutra

In Chapter three of the Lotus Sutra there is the parable of the burning house. In this parable Buddha promises three kinds of carts with different draught animals, that are waiting for the children outside the burning house (of samsara). These animals are goat , deer , and white bullock . Goat is a...
by cyril
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Marxism and Buddhism
Replies: 53
Views: 1397

Re: Marxism and Buddhism

Socialism could work, but Marxism specifically seems to be what led to Stalin, Mao, etc. Of course some marxists would say that Stalin & Mao misinterpreted Marx; and that may be true to some degree, but I’d guess that Stalin & Mao followed Marx more closely than some Marxists would like to think, a...
by cyril
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Marxism and Buddhism
Replies: 53
Views: 1397

Re: Marxism and Buddhism

The Marxist economical model (at least in theory) is not incompatible with Dharma, imo. But I just don't see how you can square dialectical materialism with the right view. :shrug:
by cyril
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socialism & Communism
Replies: 209
Views: 15430

Re: Socialism & Communism

The paradigm has certainly shifted, but firstly there is climate change, the solution for which will likely take huge jobs programs, everywhere, to actually be feasibly addressed. I would not put my money on that. If the environmental issue will ever be addressed seriously, I’m afraid it is the pub...
by cyril
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socialism & Communism
Replies: 209
Views: 15430

Re: Socialism & Communism

Communism as practiced was and is inhuman. Fun fact: neither USA nor any other capitalist "developed country" can or could afford free healthcare and free education all the way up to university. Communist countries could. I was born and I grew up in one. Also, no capitalist country ever managed to ...

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