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by Riju
Sun May 03, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Responding to praise and compliments
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Re: Responding to praise and compliments

How can we respond to praise and compliments in a healthy, polite, and respectful way, without adding fuel to pride and arrogance? In the past I used to downplay compliments, but I don't think that's necessarily the best response. However, I see danger that pride will grow when I get a lot of prais...
by Riju
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Do you consider Buddha to be a Yogi?
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Re: Do you consider Buddha to be a Yogi?

Guatam Buddha rejected Makkhali Ghoshala. His method is totally different from Jainism. Buddhism is based on gaining experiences of existence and converting this experience into WISDOM. Jainism believes in minimising experiences of existence, like simple food, deprivation of non-essentials of life, ...
by Riju
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Basic Concepts - practical thinking
Replies: 11
Views: 1075

Re: Basic Concepts - practical thinking

A famous concept from Lotus sutra.... All Buddhas past , present and future abide in EMPTINESS and follow the path of Lotus sutra. Abiding in EMPTINESS is moving towards Oneness. Abiding in EMPTINESS can move the whole universe/ creation into void. Absolute abideness is total destruction/ mahaparlay...
by Riju
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Prajñā (wisdom) and Jñāna (knowledge) in Pāramitā (the Bodhisattva path)
Replies: 13
Views: 611

Re: Prajñā (wisdom) and Jñāna (knowledge) in Pāramitā (the Bodhisattva path)

In fact there are three words with subtle meanings. 1. Jnana.......Knowledge which you have heard, read, seen etc. .....to be forgotten with time leaving no memory. 2. Prajna......Knowledge on which you have contemplated , meditated, analysed and then adopted and then strengthened to the extent that...
by Riju
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why are some people so indecisive about which religion they believe in?
Replies: 14
Views: 796

Re: Why are some people so indecisive about which religion they believe in?

Because religion is divisive and hence harmful. Guatam Budha said He is s Budh (It means WISDOM). All along he spoke about practical methods in sutras, and He also spoke about the WISDOM of this universe. And the first mistake we did was to give it title of religion. And subsequently we further divi...
by Riju
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: I believe the lower realms can be emptied in a day
Replies: 21
Views: 2295

Re: I believe the lower realms can be emptied in a day

I live in an area where there are lots of buzzards who fly around all day, looking for dead things to eat. If you left a corpse by the side of the road, eventually buzzards would devour it. Likewise, enough buzzards could probably eat a whole corpse in a day. But nobody leaves dead people on the si...
by Riju
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dash Avatara
Replies: 24
Views: 1966

Re: Dash Avatara

r Dash Avtara is a sanskrit word. It is mentioned in Vedas. One can get details on the internet . It is mostly mentioned as a part of SANATAN HINDU DHARAM. Lotus sutra gives the details of the evolution process that mind cosmic energy goes through over a long period of time. The process crosses Para...
by Riju
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dash Avatara
Replies: 24
Views: 1966

Re: Dash Avatara

Hi Riju! Your devotion to the Louts Sutra and your compassion for beings is very admirable! Of course all the teachings of the Buddha have the single purpose of leading us from common, impure beings to become pure, enlightened beings. This is how the Buddha eliminates suffering in our world. As the...
by Riju
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dash Avatara
Replies: 24
Views: 1966

Re: Dash Avatara

This doesn't add up. Our own solar system has 10 planets, counting Pluto and Niburu. Guatam Buddha the 16th son of UNiversal Wisdom Excellence in the chapter 7 is not born on our earth at that time. Please read this chapter and everything will become clear to you. That sun had 16 planets. You have ...
by Riju
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dash Avatara
Replies: 24
Views: 1966

Re: Dash Avatara

The Cicada wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:21 pm

This doesn't add up. Our own solar system has 10 planets, counting Pluto and Niburu.
Guatam Buddha the 16th son of UNiversal Wisdom Excellence in the chapter 7 is not born on our earth at that time. Please read this chapter and everything will become clear to you. That sun had 16 planets.
by Riju
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dash Avatara
Replies: 24
Views: 1966

Re: Dash Avatara

[ Your first post in this thread contradicts the teaching on emptiness, and also suggests that an outside force is capable of freeing everyone from suffering. Both these things contradict the sutras. For Last many years I was learning Buddhism and mostly Lotus sutra in my meditation. I also assumed...
by Riju
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dash Avatara
Replies: 24
Views: 1966

Re: Dash Avatara

[ Your first post in this thread contradicts the teaching on emptiness, and also suggests that an outside force is capable of freeing everyone from suffering. Both these things contradict the sutras. For Last many years I was learning Buddhism and mostly Lotus sutra in my meditation. I also assumed...
by Riju
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dash Avatara
Replies: 24
Views: 1966

Re: Dash Avatara

All this messianic talk about god and some avatar coming in the near future is a clear sign that you have not understood a word of the Lotus sutra, or any other sutra for that matter. And my view is that you may have not understood the Lotus Sutra. And you may have partly understood other Buddhist ...
by Riju
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dash Avatara
Replies: 24
Views: 1966

Re: Dash Avatara

"a rain of cosmic energy": is that good or bad? i mean, is it like being fried with gamma rays? Cosmic energy rain is the source of all life and matter. We come with a bag full of cosmic energy, consume it day to day and die when it is finished. If we are at the seat of Lotus sutra of ONE VEHICLE ,...
by Riju
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dash Avatara
Replies: 24
Views: 1966

Re: Dash Avatara

thanks for response at your level. I understand your comments from the level you speak.
by Riju
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dash Avatara
Replies: 24
Views: 1966

Dash Avatara

I have been writing on Lotus sutra on this forum and at other places. A stage came when I understood the sutra , but I could use to my advantage the WISDOM gained through Lotus sutra. If one sits in meditation at seat of ONE VEHICLE ( Innumerable Meanings --translated words by Burton Watson), one ge...
by Riju
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Vipasyana Meditation
Replies: 22
Views: 2519

Re: Vipasyana Meditation

I want to know about the Vipasyana meditation methods used in Mahayana as well as in Vajrayana (but not Theravada). Does anyone know of books, websites, groups names of teachers which teach Vipasyana meditation in the Mahayana or Vajrayana? Just to reiterate I am not looking for the Vipassana done ...
by Riju
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Lion's Roar
Replies: 3
Views: 871

Re: The Lion's Roar

From Avatamsaka Sutra chapter 38: Sons of the Buddha. The bodhisattva, mahāsattva, has ten kinds of lion’s roar. What then are those ten? As follows, they are those wherein he proclaims: “I will certainly achieve realization of the right and universal enlightenment.” This is the great lion’s roar a...
by Riju
Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Unkindness at dharmawheel
Replies: 137
Views: 12687

Re: Unkindness at dharmawheel

I am a new member and I already feel that the job of moderator is very tough here, and I have no suggestions to help him out.
by Riju
Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Do we have free will?
Replies: 49
Views: 5255

Re: Do we have free will?

We have absolute free will if we know that awareness in us is the deciding factor. In that state we chose our path , destination and activities. We have no free will if are ignorant of our awareness , in this case karmas and surroundings force us to take decisions. None of us have free will. But wi...

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