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by Caoimhghín
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?
Replies: 52
Views: 1963

Re: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?

Minobu wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:33 pm
I was an adult at the time, France was outraged , he out bid everyone. It made the news big time in France.
Are you sure that you aren't confusing "Victor Hugo's house" with "the Victor Hugo House?" Victor Hugo AFAIK has never lived in the château des roches.
by Caoimhghín
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?
Replies: 52
Views: 1963

Re: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?

He makes the Buddhāvataṃsaka seem thrilling and fast-paced, if you catch my drift.
by Caoimhghín
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?
Replies: 52
Views: 1963

Re: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?

Victor Hugo is part of the trinitarian godhead of the Cao Đài religion. I wonder what is attracting East Asian New Religious Moments to this figure? He's an okay writer, but oh so long-winded. I did an ISU (a book report on crack you get assigned in Canadian schools when you are in a program called ...
by Caoimhghín
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?
Replies: 52
Views: 1963

Re: What will happen when Daisaku Ikeda dies?

France was not happy to see the famous treasure, Victor Hugo 's home,go the way of a Japanese billionaire due to bidding. What? Victor Hugo's home is a museum owned by the City of Paris. What are the sources for your other claims? Was the Victor Hugo House of Literature in Bièvres what was being th...
by Caoimhghín
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: proof of nirvana?
Replies: 42
Views: 2058

Re: proof of nirvana?

Nirvāṇa isn't really a "verb," it's a noun derived from a past participle of a verb (√vā, to blow --> vāna, blown) with a prefix added to the front (nis/nir, out). Nirvāṇa, the "out-blown," or the "extinguished." ah very true. i should have said, "Nibutti", which i believe is the verb i was looking...
by Caoimhghín
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: proof of nirvana?
Replies: 42
Views: 2058

Re: proof of nirvana?

Queequeg wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:20 pm
Learning Caoimhghín = Kevin, = nirvana =

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That's the power of etymology yo
by Caoimhghín
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Readability of Usernames
Replies: 41
Views: 723

Re: Readability of Usernames

:stirthepot:
When did the moderation get so sassy?

It's like the Roast of Alan Watts in here.
:spy:
by Caoimhghín
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: proof of nirvana?
Replies: 42
Views: 2058

Re: proof of nirvana?

Nirvāṇa isn't really a "verb," it's a noun derived from a past participle of a verb (√vā, to blow --> vāna, blown) with a prefix added to the front (nis/nir, out).

Nirvāṇa, the "out-blown," or the "extinguished."
by Caoimhghín
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Readability of Usernames
Replies: 41
Views: 723

Re: Readability of Usernames

The above is true, but presumes that names will be spelled even slightly how they are pronounced. Caoimhghín is pronounced vaguely like "Keeveen." Bstan 'dzin rgya mtsho is pronounced vaguely like "Tenzin Gyatso." Guillaume is pronounced vaguely like "Gee-om." The list goes on. Sometimes people pron...
by Caoimhghín
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Readability of Usernames
Replies: 41
Views: 723

Re: Readability of Usernames

Actually, could I change my username to my real name, Caoimhghín?

That'll be much easier to read.
by Caoimhghín
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Readability of Usernames
Replies: 41
Views: 723

Re: Readability of Usernames

Damn, I was going to try to change my name to the love symbol or something like that. Simon beat me to it.
by Caoimhghín
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Readability of Usernames
Replies: 41
Views: 723

Re: Readability of Usernames

Hi all, so there are some users with usernames in Asian characters, which is perfectly fine, but, being unable to read these characters, - I don't know how to address you, (of course I can copy&paste your name, but I still have a feeling I don't know your name) Is the cut and paste option so bad? I...
by Caoimhghín
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Readability of Usernames
Replies: 41
Views: 723

Re: Readability of Usernames

This makes me want to change my name to Chinese characters.

:spy:

I would use copy and paste. Why do you need to pronounce their name to write to them?
by Caoimhghín
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Dharanishvara Sutra
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: Dharanishvara Sutra

This is probably little help but another name for it is apparently Dharanishvara-raja-paripriccha.
by Caoimhghín
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana
Replies: 28
Views: 915

Re: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana

The above is Ven Khenchen Kunzang Pelden's (hereafter Ven KKP's) presentation of numbers 9 & 10 of the 18 root downfalls of the bodhisattva from the Āryākāśa­garbha­nāma­mahā­yāna­sūtra . There is a different rendering of these same 18 vows in the transmission of them attributed to Ven Nāgārjuna hi...
by Caoimhghín
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana
Replies: 28
Views: 915

Re: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana

The tradition continues in the bodhisattva precept transmissions of East Asia. The bodhisattva precept ceremonies are very much based on the model of Pratimoksha ordination, and the upholders of the precepts gather twice a month to recite the precepts like during the monastic uposatha recitation of...
by Caoimhghín
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Open call for Moderator suggestions
Replies: 18
Views: 1340

Re: Open call for No Moderators

Nicholas Weeks wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:17 pm
Why not be radical and have no moderators?

"Sticks and stones may break bones but names will never hurt one."

Between using the Foe function and just plain ignoring & shunning, I think things will be fine.
IMO that's how you end up as DhammaWheel.
by Caoimhghín
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Three Centuries Old Blueprints of Tibetan Potala Palace Revealed
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: Three Centuries Old Blueprints of Tibetan Potala Palace Revealed

So I guess all work camps are concentration camps by technicality? English is strange.
by Caoimhghín
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Concentration camps for Tibetans
Replies: 38
Views: 1196

Re: Concentration camps for Tibetans

May our Tibetan fellows have the strength to endure and may our Chinese fellows quickly realize their errors. I wouldn't say our Chinese fellows personally because fellows, to me, means that a large amount of people endorsed, meditated upon, and executed such decisions. It's the Chinese 1% that are...
by Caoimhghín
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Three Centuries Old Blueprints of Tibetan Potala Palace Revealed
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: Three Centuries Old Blueprints of Tibetan Potala Palace Revealed

Keep in mind concentration camps are places where people used to be made into soap and lamps.

They appear to be detention centres, work camps, or jails, but maybe not concentration camps?

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