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by Caoimhghín
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Sri Lanka president signs death warrants to end moratorium
Replies: 27
Views: 739

Re: Sri Lanka president signs death warrants to end moratorium

If you’d just drink the water, not only are you failing in practicing Dharma, you are just being a crap human being. Completely non religious people can manage some bit of compassion for their perceived enemies. Your attitude here is like an inverted Bodisattva. Yes and I'm sure you're very high up...
by Caoimhghín
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Chants to say when bowing to Buddha
Replies: 8
Views: 371

Re: Chants to say when bowing to Buddha

When I set up my shrine, what would be a good chant to say when bowing down before the Buddha? One idea is the Amitabha chant; Would the Amitabha chant be a good chant to say? I find the quote I am using for my own signature particularly moving (I guess thats why I decided to use it) , but I don't ...
by Caoimhghín
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Sri Lanka president signs death warrants to end moratorium
Replies: 27
Views: 739

Re: Sri Lanka president signs death warrants to end moratorium

:shrug: Are we supposed to have some kind of sympathy? You reap what you sow as they say. When the rhetorical you encounters Buddhism and you decide that Buddhism seems like a good idea and then decide you are a 'Buddhist' and you encounter those less fortunate than you, you have two choices. You c...
by Caoimhghín
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Trans surgery on children
Replies: 15
Views: 265

Re: Trans surgery on children

And here if you wish to read about those young people who have detransitioned in their own words: https://www.transgendertrend.com/detransition/ gassho Rory There are also homosexuals who get into a bad place in life and scapegoat their homosexuality as the cause of their behaviour, have a mental c...
by Caoimhghín
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism, and theistic religions.
Replies: 51
Views: 1492

Re: Buddhism, and theistic religions.

tkp67 wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:46 pm
Do Buddhists really believe in contrarian mindsets or do they seek to achieve Bodhi which is void of mindsets including theist belief?
What do you mean by "believe in contrarian mindsets?"
by Caoimhghín
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism, and theistic religions.
Replies: 51
Views: 1492

Re: Buddhism, and theistic religions.

Dear Israelites, Please murder a plethora of goats today and collect the blood in a large bowl. Take a brush and mark my sign above your doorways as I am going to murder all the male babies in the city tonight and in my bloodlust would hate to murder your babies too. Don't tell any of those filthy ...
by Caoimhghín
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Personal Note to the Nichiren Forum
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: Personal Note to the Nichiren Forum

Queequeg wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:24 pm
I'm not inclined to share more about my path, and I don't think it really matters.
It's Jediism, isn't it???

:spy: :meditate: :jedi:

jedi jedi parajedi parasaṁjedi bodhi svāhā!

Wishing you the best.
by Caoimhghín
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Irreversible bodhisattvas
Replies: 12
Views: 619

Re: Irreversible bodhisattvas

From what I got of the above, it seems that that literature also technically announces nirvāṇa at the 7th as well. In the seventh stage they enter and emerge from extinction in each mental instant , but they may not be said to actually experience extinction . Because of that they are said to have in...
by Caoimhghín
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Irreversible bodhisattvas
Replies: 12
Views: 619

Re: Irreversible bodhisattvas

I believe that Abhisamayālaṁkāra is the same with regards to the 7th bhūmi. AFAIK stages 7-10 are the abodes of mahāsattvas, but I can't remember where I read this. The article mentions taht the Abhisamayalamkara agrees with this (IIRC anyway). I notice my notes don't mention what the Dasabhumika m...
by Caoimhghín
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Gandavyūha Sūtra verses
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: Gandavyūha Sūtra verses

Grigoris wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:54 pm
The spiritual superknowledges he manifests
are such that no one would be able fathom them.
So why would he manifest them?
I think the idea was that no one can grasp the breadth of their plurality and variety, but that was just my reading.
by Caoimhghín
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Irreversible bodhisattvas
Replies: 12
Views: 619

Re: Irreversible bodhisattvas

The Dasabhumika Sutra/Chapter became the standard model, but another character has arhatship/extinction of the outflows at bhumi 7, in line with the PPJ texts I believe that Abhisamayālaṁkāra is the same with regards to the 7th bhūmi. AFAIK stages 7-10 are the abodes of mahāsattvas, but I can't rem...
by Caoimhghín
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Irreversible bodhisattvas
Replies: 12
Views: 619

Re: Irreversible bodhisattvas

The Dasabhumika Sutra/Chapter became the standard model, but another character has arhatship/extinction of the outflows at bhumi 7, in line with the PPJ texts I believe that Abhisamayālaṁkāra is the same with regards to the 7th bhūmi. AFAIK stages 7-10 are the abodes of mahāsattvas, but I can't rem...
by Caoimhghín
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: What a buddhist tradition did you choose and why?
Replies: 46
Views: 3202

Re: What a buddhist tradition did you choose and why?

Hello, I'm looking for the right buddhist tradition for me and I can't decide, so pleas help me by answering to my question. Thank you for everything! This probably won't help but I'll answer anyway. I chose Dzogchen cause the guru's teach the unsurpassed upadesha, some of the yogis have long hair ...
by Caoimhghín
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama Says A Female Successor Must Be Attractive...
Replies: 29
Views: 1051

Re: Dalai Lama Says A Female Successor Must Be Attractive...

I think it was perhaps a joke, or that's what it seems like to me, a misunderstood one that was, perhaps if anything, somewhat too cynical about the willingness or lack thereof of the admittedly sexist masses to listen or not to a teacher, to a master, to a friend even, a mere peer even, just becaus...
by Caoimhghín
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Three Haikus
Replies: 2
Views: 339

Three Haikus

Something came to me today and I figured I might share it: Thus come, thus gone, he, who has neither came nor went, enthroned in man’s breath, he, like the turtle, withdraws six appendages and is clothed in light illuminating the unilluminated with three shining cures. -Caoimhghín 2019 I'm not a poe...
by Caoimhghín
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Draught animals in the White Lotus Sutra
Replies: 12
Views: 484

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 Caoimhghín
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)
Replies: 133
Views: 2764

Re: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)

The above is sadly accurate. But tbh it's usually the deponents who are complete idiots. I have this one lady this week who "could not remember" if she had taken any vacations in the last 5 years. Sorry to be off topic... Check this out: http://www.u.arizona.edu/~spikep/Humor/Legally%20Laughing.htm...
by Caoimhghín
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)
Replies: 133
Views: 2764

Re: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)

The above is sadly accurate. But tbh it's usually the deponents who are complete idiots. I have this one lady this week who "could not remember" if she had taken any vacations in the last 5 years.
by Caoimhghín
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: anti-"Hinayana" bias in Zen (and Mahayana in general)
Replies: 166
Views: 5308

Re: anti-"Hinayana" bias in Zen (and Mahayana in general)

Mahāyāna wants to embrace the world ... Not embrace it, but liberate it. Take the Lotus Sūtra, for instance ... This sutra isn't revered by every Mahayana school. And even if a few parts of it seem out there, oftentimes these are composite works stitched together out of smaller pieces of pre-existi...
by Caoimhghín
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: anti-"Hinayana" bias in Zen (and Mahayana in general)
Replies: 166
Views: 5308

Re: anti-"Hinayana" bias in Zen (and Mahayana in general)

Explain what you mean here by renunciation that needs counterbalancing, please. Thanks There are many discourses in the Pali Canon, like the Potaliya Sutta ( MN 54 ), that emphasize the necessity to renounce worldly affairs. According to these texts, renunciation is a requisite for arahantship, the...

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