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by Coëmgenu
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Can Nichiren Buddhists chant "Om mani padme hum" to the Gohonzon?
Replies: 29
Views: 820

Re: Can Nichiren Buddhists chant "Om mani padme hum" to the Gohonzon?

The post that explicitly mentioned Kannon got moved into this thread and used her longer name, Kanzeon, corresponding to Guān Yīn/Guān Shì Yīn.

That might have caused some of the confusion.
by Coëmgenu
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Time and Culture
Replies: 11
Views: 267

Re: Time and Culture

You really should buy a Tesla. Can you pay for it? Umm...no,I am poor. I'm saving up for a nano solar scooter .I have tiny hands but massive fingerprints. Indeed. I am also too poor for a Tesla. A problem perhaps unique to Canada is that here, it is common to live 2hr+ from your work, given the ext...
by Coëmgenu
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Time and Culture
Replies: 11
Views: 267

Re: Time and Culture

amanitamusc wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:07 am
Coëmgenu wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:20 am
Sometimes I drive to work in my gas guzzling car and I reflect that people like me are the reasons why our planet is dying. "Innocent" people like me who need to get to work.
You really should buy a Tesla.
Can you pay for it?
by Coëmgenu
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Question about homosexuality & life's experience...
Replies: 28
Views: 1020

Re: Question about homosexuality & life's experience...

My devil's advocate answer was going to be that procreative sex can generate the possibility of creating more dharma practitioners, as well as facilitating precious human births. Taken to extremes, this idea that procreative sex facilitates precious human births wherein there exists the possibility...
by Coëmgenu
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Time and Culture
Replies: 11
Views: 267

Re: Time and Culture

Sometimes I drive to work in my gas guzzling car and I reflect that people like me are the reasons why our planet is dying. "Innocent" people like me who need to get to work.
by Coëmgenu
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Question about homosexuality & life's experience...
Replies: 28
Views: 1020

Re: Question about homosexuality & life's experience...

My devil's advocate answer was going to be that procreative sex can generate the possibility of creating more dharma practitioners, as well as facilitating precious human births. Taken to extremes, this idea that procreative sex facilitates precious human births wherein there exists the possibility ...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Are sun salutations a good substitute for Tibetan-style long prostrations?
Replies: 20
Views: 730

Re: Are sun salutations a good substitute for Tibetan-style long prostrations?

I think Tom of Finland directed that clip. How well-known a figure is he? :stirthepot: I'm a 0 on the Kinsey scale and I've known about Tom of Finland since I was maybe 8 or 9 years old. My mom introduced me to it. She was a character. Today is her birthday, oddly enough. :offtopic: Why so defensiv...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DhammaWheel
Replies: 9
Views: 393

Re: DhammaWheel

The administrator of DhammaWheel just doctored a thread to have me saying I will be a preta, locked the thread, then banned me: I can see the moderator logs and I don't see that any moderator or admin doctored the post of yours where you say you will be a preta. It looks like 1 or 2 posts were edit...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DhammaWheel
Replies: 9
Views: 393

Re: DhammaWheel

Interesting how the metadiscussion was so selectively removed. Interesting how the preta comment was left.

Interesting how it was locked with that post (originally) at the bottom of the thread.
by Coëmgenu
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DhammaWheel
Replies: 9
Views: 393

Re: DhammaWheel

Oh, certainly.

I gave up on DhammaWheel about a year ago.

It was funny to be booted out in such a silly way, though.
by Coëmgenu
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DhammaWheel
Replies: 9
Views: 393

DhammaWheel

The administrator of DhammaWheel just doctored a thread to have me saying I will be a preta, locked the thread, then banned me: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f ... 51#p486347

Let's be thankful our moderators here do not stoop to such lows.
by Coëmgenu
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Are sun salutations a good substitute for Tibetan-style long prostrations?
Replies: 20
Views: 730

Re: Are sun salutations a good substitute for Tibetan-style long prostrations?

DGA wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:09 am
I think Tom of Finland directed that clip.
How well-known a figure is he? :stirthepot:

I noticed it too. :sage:

:spy:
by Coëmgenu
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche
Replies: 77
Views: 3131

Re: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche

Liberal Democracy never aimed at creating an enlightened society at all. It aimed a creating a society that was based on the recognition of common rights of human beings. Fortunately, its premises allowed the notion of who was a human being to expand, and thus under Liberal Democracy, rights have b...
by Coëmgenu
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche
Replies: 77
Views: 3131

Re: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche

Put in more banal terms, would you argue that liberal democracy and fascism are equally enlightened? I would not, and for this reason, I would say that failures to try for enlightenment in society (we can debate that definition) also end in tears. Liberal Democracy never aimed at creating an enligh...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to discover tibetan buddhism?
Replies: 27
Views: 650

Re: How to discover tibetan buddhism?

If you want to discover Tibetan Buddhism, just be a British man in the 1800s.
by Coëmgenu
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: 簡 & 集
Replies: 14
Views: 444

Re: 簡 & 集

This is from another thread. I think 諸般若簡集綱要 is something likeIMO that is more likely but I am also likely to be wrong [/size]I'm something of am amatuer Chinese-language enthusiast, but am hardly fluent. In the above, I guess 簡 to mean "manuscript" based on context and its usage in modern two-part...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Worship of Donald Trump
Replies: 91
Views: 1523

Re: The Worship of Donald Trump

The Cicada wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:42 pm
Coëmgenu wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:59 pm
Donald Trump's wrathful aspect is traditionally depicted grabbing a ḍākinī by the pussy.
I think some variations depict him grabbing a "R(h)INO" instead.
I will admit that I am too dumb to have gotten the reference up there.

What's R(h)INO?
by Coëmgenu
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Worship of Donald Trump
Replies: 91
Views: 1523

Re: The Worship of Donald Trump

Donald Trump's wrathful aspect is traditionally depicted grabbing a ḍākinī by the pussy.
by Coëmgenu
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Insulting a religion
Replies: 22
Views: 822

Re: Insulting a religion

I guess no one tells Queen Elizabeth that she's bad at cutting ribbons. No one tells/told King Bhumibol he should work on his intonation. Lèse majesté is not an offense in the UK. People are free to voice their dissatisfaction with the Monarch and the Royal Family. According to Wikipedia: United Ki...
by Coëmgenu
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Catuṣkoṭi analysis used by the Buddha himself
Replies: 49
Views: 1290

Re: Catuṣkoṭi analysis used by the Buddha himself

Malcolm wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:32 pm
With respect to Ziporyn, I find his brand of rhetoric tedious and unconvincing.
You don't like monistic dharma soup? I never would have guessed. :tongue:

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