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by Invokingvajras
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2138
Views: 174505

Re: Music time

by Invokingvajras
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Rebirth as a ubhatovyanjañaka and paṇḍaka
Replies: 8
Views: 1453

Re: Rebirth as a ubhatovyanjañaka and paṇḍaka

This may be an old thread, but I think the conversation is relevant. basically, a pandaka is a man who is aroused with anything other than a woman, or a woman that is aroused with anything other than a man. There's very little basis for this claim. Our tradition's literature consists of a slew of ex...
by Invokingvajras
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Schizophrenia and parenthood
Replies: 32
Views: 3752

Re: Schizophrenia and parenthood

Mental illness in general is a really tricky topic as it relates to practice. How would a contemporary psychologist, assuming they were 100% honest in their field, diagnose an enlightened being? Or someone who's even attained stream-entry or any of the bhumi? Or someone had simply witnessed the acti...
by Invokingvajras
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Chan
Topic: Chan Staff
Replies: 2
Views: 483

Re: Chan Staff

Pardon my sudden change of topic, but...

Eighteen possessions?

I was only aware of eight.
by Invokingvajras
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Buddha Sutras Anime
Replies: 9
Views: 809

Re: Buddha Sutras Anime

These are wonderful. Thank you for sharing! You can also find the Japanese-language originals for sale in DVD format at Hongwanji Publications . We would do well with an English dub for people who struggle with reading subtitles. That would be a project worth investing in, if the animation itself is...
by Invokingvajras
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2138
Views: 174505

Re: Music time

by Invokingvajras
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2138
Views: 174505

Re: Music time

Deva



Asura



🔪 Welcome to the Age of Degenerate Dharma 🔪
by Invokingvajras
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2138
Views: 174505

Re: Music time

Trāyastriṃśa

by Invokingvajras
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The world is getting worse and worse
Replies: 42
Views: 2872

Re: The world is getting worse and worse

PuerAzaelis wrote: Movie was set in Tokyo.
The reference to Korean monks was an entirely different conversation. I should have made that more clear. My apologies.
by Invokingvajras
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The world is getting worse and worse
Replies: 42
Views: 2872

Re: The world is getting worse and worse

...but the approval of libertine culture is setting society up for a bad trip. What does the acceptance of libertine culture have to do with the wars in the Middle East? With modern slave trade in Africa? With the rise in anti-libertine religious fundamentalism? With 3rd world poverty? Etc... I do ...
by Invokingvajras
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The world is getting worse and worse
Replies: 42
Views: 2872

Re: The world is getting worse and worse

Part of the problem would seem to be that it's becoming increasingly rare to find people who can admit to their own faults without disparaging others. Likewise, behavior that we might come to understand as unethical is becoming cause for success in worldly affairs, which makes it easier to label the...
by Invokingvajras
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: question about vaisravana
Replies: 10
Views: 865

Re: question about vaisravana

Why is the shrine placed on the south side?
by Invokingvajras
Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Looking for a Ven. Master Sheng Yen Talk
Replies: 3
Views: 395

Re: Looking for a Ven. Master Sheng Yen Talk

My apologies for the late response. Thank you both for the input. :anjali:
by Invokingvajras
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Looking for a Ven. Master Sheng Yen Talk
Replies: 3
Views: 395

Looking for a Ven. Master Sheng Yen Talk

A while ago, I came across a video talk by Ven. Master Sheng Yen that mentioned gender among certain bodhisattvas. I made the mistake of not making note of the original source, but did manage to jot down a transcription from the subtitles: They are genderless, neither male nor female, like Kuan-Yin ...
by Invokingvajras
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Why plants don't have citta?
Replies: 52
Views: 4113

Re: Why plants don't have citta?

From textual descriptions, it always seemed as though it's not the plant itself that has sentience, but rather that it functions as an embodiment or hub for the entities that ARE sentient. Yakshas and rukṣa devas would most definitely fit the bill. In the same way, a flower's fragrance, a waft of in...
by Invokingvajras
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: USA Total Solar Eclipses
Replies: 14
Views: 1377

Re: USA Total Solar Eclipses

I should consider myself lucky to have just moved to Oregon before the eclipse. I don't live close enough to where the path of totality crossed...so I decided to make a pilgrimage out of it to see it in full action. As a new moon, the eclipse was an observance day anyway. http://imgur.com/a/aIPY6 Th...
by Invokingvajras
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Diets are dumb
Replies: 54
Views: 3713

Re: Diets are dumb

Taking on eight Poṣadha precepts has honestly been one of the best decisions in this life. Over time I've found that it's helped me develop a better sense of living in moderation, even when I'm not fasting. Generally, all you really need is a good source of protein, carbohydrate, and vitamins (plent...
by Invokingvajras
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Heart Sūtra for the Illiterate -Buddhist emoji from 18th-century Japan?
Replies: 12
Views: 1201

Re: Heart Sūtra for the Illiterate -Buddhist emoji from 18th-century Japan?

Love this. It would seem that the most basic understanding of sutra "literacy" would be the recognition of sounds so that one could follow along with chanting. Even when written in kanbun, few believers really understand the meaning therein without further education on the matter. Many monks seem to...
by Invokingvajras
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Solar eclipse March 20, 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 2158

Re: Solar eclipse March 20, 2015

I was born on a solar eclipse, in the house of Aquarius according to the tropical zodiac, and the house of Capricorn according to the sidereal (Vedic) tradition. I'm still trying to figure out if it's relevant at all, but as far as my Buddhist practice has brought me, I've been able to conclude that...
by Invokingvajras
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: original buddhism
Replies: 319
Views: 22511

Re: original buddhism

We shouldn't be taking anything as 'gospel'. Hmm. The term "gospel" is derived from the Old English "gōdspel" (gōd "good" + spel "news"), directly translated from the Koine Greek εὐαγγέλιον "euangélion" (εὖ eû "good" + ἄγγελος ángelos "messenger" + -ιον -ion diminutive suffix). It's been argued by ...

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