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by cyril
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan calendar
Replies: 0
Views: 221

Tibetan calendar

For those of you who follow the Tibetan calendar in regards to observing auspicious/ inauspicious days, do you do that according to your local time or the India standard time?
by cyril
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Can beings in hell recall their past lives?
Replies: 15
Views: 584

Re: Can beings in hell recall their past lives?

Just wondering. Can they? In his delog account, Tagla Konchog Gyaltsen has given the names of many people from Eastern Tibet who were suffering in various Hell realms. He describes their suffering and what messages they had for their loved ones. Sometimes, Tagla wouldn't see the people but only hea...
by cyril
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 167
Views: 39611

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

by cyril
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Unused paid holidays go to Pureland
Replies: 0
Views: 222

Unused paid holidays go to Pureland

On the weekend of Labor Thanksgiving Day (Nov 23), a unique event called Yukyu Joka 有休浄化 (literally "paid holiday purification") will be held in Tokyo with the aim of positively influencing attitudes towards paid holidays. In the same way that Japanese people attend kuyo 供養 ceremonies, meaning "put...
by cyril
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 167
Views: 39611

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

by cyril
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Leaving buddha by Tenzin Lhakpa
Replies: 6
Views: 518

Re: Leaving buddha by Tenzin Lhakpa

Unlike we Buddhists of course, who merely hold views like humans being born as mosquitos. I'm not sure what exactly you find ridiculous about the Buddhist idea of rebirth. And fully formed people stepping out of Lotuses You might want to check out Taranatha's version. http://promienie.net/images/dh...
by cyril
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Leaving buddha by Tenzin Lhakpa
Replies: 6
Views: 518

Re: Leaving buddha by Tenzin Lhakpa

I only read the little preview available with Google books but I already have a feeling that Tenzin Lhakpa is probably a fictional character and the book was likely concocted by someone with a very superficial understanding of Tibetan Buddhism and culture and with a strong, well...Christian bias. [....
by cyril
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Climate rebels
Replies: 21
Views: 1375

Re: Climate rebels

Could anyone kindly explain the rationale behind blocking the public transport? I thought that's a desirable alternative to private cars.

by cyril
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Climate rebels
Replies: 21
Views: 1375

Re: Climate rebels

It seems that only the financially wealthy can buy favours and court justice, based on my own basic observation and experiences. Speaking of which.... Extinction Rebellion gets posher by the day. Last week it was announced that the 1,300 agitators arrested in London included Princess Marie-Esmérald...
by cyril
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Aliens are here. And they are Buddhist.
Replies: 7
Views: 597

Aliens are here. And they are Buddhist.

Nakhon Sawan (CNN) — A hilltop in central Thailand is attracting UFO seekers who believe extraterrestrials hover above a huge Buddha statue, send telepathic communiques, walk across nearby sugarcane fields and use a crocodile-infested lake as a portal from their planets -- Pluto and Loku. Though it...
by cyril
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Climate rebels
Replies: 21
Views: 1375

Re: Climate rebels



What? No torture? Just "some may die"' and then call it a day? So terribly disappointed...
by cyril
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2801
Views: 272810

Re: Music time

by cyril
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2801
Views: 272810

Re: Music time

by cyril
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2801
Views: 272810

Re: Music time

by cyril
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Astrological marks of a Dharma person
Replies: 12
Views: 1061

Re: Astrological marks of a Dharma person

For all astrologers who frequent this board, which aspects of a natal chart would indicate, in your opinion, a person's inclination towards studying and practicing Dharma? Are you a traditionalist or part of the Ophiuchus school? I'm just a dabbler actually. A dilettante. But whatever little I have...
by cyril
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Astrological marks of a Dharma person
Replies: 12
Views: 1061

Re: Astrological marks of a Dharma person

As far as if a person will become a practitioner or not one needs to analyze the condition of the 12'th lord, the 9'th lord, 5'th lord, 3'rd lord, Jupiter, the Sun, Moon, and Ketu primarily. I would recommend reading the chart using Systems' Approach primarily. Dashas and sub-dashas of the above lo...
by cyril
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: English is actually Chinese, scholars claim
Replies: 40
Views: 1741

Re: English is actually Chinese, scholars claim

Ugh, why did I take four years of Latin? If I had only known! :) Having some knowledge of Latin will surely help you find further evidence supporting this fascinating theory. My Latin is rubbish but even I know that the Flavian dynasty got its name from “flavo” which means “yellow” - an obvious ref...
by cyril
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Astrological marks of a Dharma person
Replies: 12
Views: 1061

Re: Astrological marks of a Dharma person

Must be some certain houses and planets in Scorpio. I think it was Uranus and Saturn within the 11th house in Scorpio. But sorry, actually I forgot about it. It's too long ago that I bothered about astrology. :oops: It’s interesting that you’re saying this, Ayu. I’ve always suspected that Uranus, t...
by cyril
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 124
Views: 4054

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: 550

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=

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