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by Keshin
Tue May 03, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: New to this
Replies: 28
Views: 3059

Re: New to this

The Buddha put in so much effort to help sentient beings get rid of such tendencies. Why bring into Buddhism such concepts like "God" and "soul" which inevitability carry such heavy reification baggages? Seems to me to be completely counteracting what the Buddha has worked so hard against. Thing is...
by Keshin
Tue May 03, 2011 10:07 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: New to this
Replies: 28
Views: 3059

Re: New to this

Why not just tell people, you are just really convicted in being a theist, but you find Buddhist methods beneficial? Well, apart from "God" and "soul", I don't see what the problem is. The fact I've spoken to a few important people (like some monks and Shin priests) who have been pretty supportive ...
by Keshin
Tue May 03, 2011 8:11 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: New to this
Replies: 28
Views: 3059

Re: New to this

I know that might all sound muddy, but if someone could tell me if that correlates with the beliefs in Buddhism i would greatly appreciate it. Theistic Buddhists are often shouted down, called stupid, ignorant, misunderstanding the texts, etc - especially on forums, sadly. I've even been told to "g...
by Keshin
Sun May 01, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Chakra News
Replies: 1
Views: 356

Re: Chakra News

Excellent. Thank you for sharing this.:smile:

:namaste:
-K
by Keshin
Sun May 01, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Requesting a rundown on Bön
Replies: 8
Views: 1698

Re: Requesting a rundown on Bön

Tashi delek Kalden Yungdrung :smile: The True Nature is not karmicly whereas the La is based on karma. So would you say the True Nature is the "True La"? Does the La disappear upon freeing oneself from the cycle of birth and death? Would you say that the True Nature is the same as Kuntu Zangpo? Kunt...
by Keshin
Sat Apr 30, 2011 8:12 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Requesting a rundown on Bön
Replies: 8
Views: 1698

Re: Requesting a rundown on Bön

Bön has also its Bardo teachings, which differ from the Nyingma Bardo teachings - Bön knows the human soul called the La which is responsible for the future reincarnation. The La is the boss of the karmic sense conciousnesses. - Bön knows the true Nature as Natural State and sometimes as Zhi May I ...
by Keshin
Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayer for success in finding a job?
Replies: 8
Views: 2857

Re: Prayer for success in finding a job?

Thank you for the suggestions guys. Which Tārā is it that one should pray to for such a thing?

Also, may I ask for the mantra of Vaiśravaṇa (Jambhala)?
by Keshin
Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayer for success in finding a job?
Replies: 8
Views: 2857

Re: Prayer for success in finding a job?

All of that..? :shock:
Thanks. :D
by Keshin
Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayer for success in finding a job?
Replies: 8
Views: 2857

Prayer for success in finding a job?

Respected members,

Is it possible to have a prayer for finding a job or a new job?
It would be incredibly beneficial.

:namaste:
by Keshin
Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:52 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Requesting a rundown on Bön
Replies: 8
Views: 1698

Requesting a rundown on Bön

Respected Bönpos, I would like to know more about Bön's beliefs in a nutshell. For example, belief in afterlife, nature of the "soul" or True Nature or anything of the sort, if there is a relationship between Dzogchen and Adibuddha, how emptiness is seen, etc. Is anyone willing to provide such infor...
by Keshin
Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hey folks
Replies: 6
Views: 878

Re: hey folks

Welcome aboard :)
by Keshin
Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: China banning time travel for TV?
Replies: 5
Views: 557

Re: China banning time travel for TV?

That's... that's... pretty silly.

So no Doctor Who for the Chinese then...? :tongue:
by Keshin
Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: prayer flags
Replies: 7
Views: 2001

Re: prayer flags

Two questions, if people don't mind. 1. How do I hang them up? With like, nails and stuff? I don't want to really use something inappropriate, like nailing them when you aren't supposed to, or bluetacking them or something. I have some just sitting there quietly and I want to use them. I have some m...
by Keshin
Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: Language
Topic: How do you pronounce Kshitigarbha?
Replies: 11
Views: 3373

Re: How do you pronounce Kshitigarbha?

kshittih-gurr-bhuh It does sound like "shitty" with a "k" sound before it, only the "y" in shitty would be the same sound as the i in shit. Because of that, I usually pronounce it as "sɪtigɑːbə" in casual use (due to accent). Pronouncing it in say, a mantra (such as Oṃ Kṣitigarbha bodhisattva yaḥ), ...
by Keshin
Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member
Replies: 7
Views: 961

Re: New Member

Welcome aboard!
I'm new here, too :smile:
by Keshin
Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie here
Replies: 3
Views: 520

Re: Newbie here

Thank you for the welcomes :smile: Boy! Such a young dad....and already with 2 on tow... Heh, yeah. :D Started dating my girlfriend at 16, moved in with me when she was 17--then got pregnant shortly after, had baby at 18, got married at 20, moved into our own house at 20, had my second child born ju...
by Keshin
Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Learning Tibetan via the internet
Replies: 12
Views: 1788

Re: Learning Tibetan via the internet

ratna wrote:Reading the script is not difficult at all, just a matter of learning a few rules.
Awesome; are there a few or many rules?

Is there anywhere I can learn more about these rules? :)
by Keshin
Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:26 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Learning Tibetan via the internet
Replies: 12
Views: 1788

Re: Learning Tibetan via the internet

Is it difficult to learn to read Tibetan? It looks incredibly complex. Not because it's an abiguda, but because of the extra "r"s and stuff, and how some sounds appear but aren't explicitly in existence. What comes immediately to mind is say ’Bras-spung and Bkra-shis-lhun-po for Drebung and Tashilhü...
by Keshin
Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie here
Replies: 3
Views: 520

Newbie here

:namaste: Hey guys; I'm new here. Joined here looking for an e-saṅgha. A little bit about me: I'm 23 years old, 24 in little over a month. I have two children (one boy, youngest, and one girl, eldest). I've been married for 3 years. Religion and spirituality speaking, I was raised without religion. ...