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by rory
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: American Circumcision
Replies: 35
Views: 1137

Re: American Circumcision

So you would be opposed to prescribing antidepressants to children who need then, then? The idea that children "need" anitdepressants is aother example of parental negligence (except perhaps in very severe cases which may be organically rooted), and another example of the culture of "two in the mou...
by rory
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Compared to other Buddhist sects, why is Nichiren Buddhism the best path?
Replies: 39
Views: 907

Re: Compared to other Buddhist sects, why is Nichiren Buddhism the best path?

An actual attempt at a discussion would be welcome. Drive by opinionating is shit. Thanks for setting me straight, friend. I won't venture into your precious domain again. :coffee: _/|\_ Keith There is a fruitful discussion to be had about what Zhiyi found lacking in the Chan of his time https://ww...
by rory
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Introduction to Tendai - questions and resources
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: Introduction to Tendai - questions and resources

Here is the Tendai California Learning Center: https://www.tendai-usa.org/education It's international.There are priests from Europe, Australia, South America and all over the US who have studied with the TCLC! PRACTICE EDUCATION For those new to Buddhism or wishing to learn and practice in Tendai s...
by rory
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Shughendo
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: Shughendo

This looks like a good scholarly book on Shugendo: https://www.press.umich.edu/9438986/shugendo Shugendo Essays on the Structure of Japanese Folk Religion Volume 32 Miyake Hitoshi Edited and with an Introduction by H. Byron Earhart A comprehensive work on Japanese asceticism and folk religion. This ...
by rory
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: American Circumcision
Replies: 35
Views: 1137

Re: American Circumcision

Transition treatment for children consists only of hormone blockers, the purpose of which is to preserve the childs right to choose when they become an adult. If natural puberty is allowed to occur, a transgender child's eventual transition options are restricted to painful ones. I am appalled that...
by rory
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How does the Buddha eat?
Replies: 52
Views: 920

Re: How does the Buddha eat?

we make rice for dinner. This raises a concern for me. Is that explanation excessively material? It addresses the offering from the perspective of Nirmanakaya, but what about the Sambhogakaya and Dharmakaya? Am I in danger of foreclosing interest in the deep mysteries by explaining the offering in ...
by rory
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How does the Buddha eat?
Replies: 52
Views: 920

Re: How does the Buddha eat?

/quote] To be clear, my primary view, as my signature suggests, is that the Dharma should be caused to be heard because there are those who are open and receptive. If they don't hear it, they will miss the opportunity presented by this precious life and fall away in samsara, very likely not encount...
by rory
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Seon
Topic: Introduction to Korean Buddhism
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: Introduction to Korean Buddhism

Yes, there is Chontae, which is the Korean school of Tiantai/Tendai. Here is their website: http://www.cheontae.org/ and of course you will find Kannon-sama 관세음보살 is very important.( Gwanseeum Bosal) Because of the famous ch. 25 of the Lotus Sutra devoted to Kannon. from their website in English: he...
by rory
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How does the Buddha eat?
Replies: 52
Views: 920

Re: How does the Buddha eat?

First have you checked the sect sites Nichiren Shu and Tendai Shu for children's pages? My Japanese isn't swift enough yet to find them for you. until then here is one in English, this is traditional, it's from the of City of 10,000 Buddhas And here is a link to their collection of Children's books ...
by rory
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: 33rd Annual Japanese New Year's Bell-Ringing Ceremony
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: 33rd Annual Japanese New Year's Bell-Ringing Ceremony

Watch Enryakuji's New Year's Ceremonies' broadcast streaming from Mt. Hiei Watch the new year's ceremonies at the main temple of Tendai-shu on Mt.Hiei December 31st at 5:15 am PST. https://www.tendai-usa.org/single-post/Enryakuji-New-Years-Live-Broadcast - event schedule link Youtube: https://www.yo...
by rory
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Differences between Chinese and Japanese Pure Land Buddhism
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: Differences between Chinese and Japanese Pure Land Buddhism

Don't forget Tendai; Genshin was a great teacher of Pure Land Buddhism! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genshin The Japanese Tendai tradition continued the common trend of syncretism practiced by the Chinese T'ien-t'ai tradition and most schools of Chinese Buddhism... In such a way, Pure Land thought ...
by rory
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Lecture by Ryoei Tyler, 2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1521

Re: Lecture by Ryoei Tyler, 2013

Sung-Bae Park Buddhism and Sudden Enlightenment p. 110 Chapter Fourteen Faith and Enlightenment in the Hua-yen Sutra Hua-yen Buddhism is based on the idea of dharmadhatu* (Chinese: fa chieh), or the "dharma realm." In the dharma realm, there is li shih wu-ai, or "unobstructed mutual penetration betw...
by rory
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Lecture by Ryoei Tyler, 2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1521

Re: Lecture by Ryoei Tyler, 2013

Paul Swanson Vol 3 T'ien-Tai's Mo-Ho Chih-Kuan: Clear Serenity, Quiet Insight p. 1998 Glossary: inter-inclusiveness of the ten realms: .. Frn. les dix mondes qui se contiennent mutuellement Def. the ten destinies from hell to buddhahood all interpenetrate each other and all include the other nine. s...
by rory
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?
Replies: 94
Views: 2404

Re: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?

Zhanran the great 6th Tiantai patriarch: "The debates between the Faxiang [Yogacarya] school and the Tiantai school concerning the notion of universal Buddhahood were particularly heated, with the Faxiang school asserting that different beings had different natures and therefore would reach differen...
by rory
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?
Replies: 94
Views: 2404

Re: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?

Malcolm wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:22 am
Queequeg wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:05 am
Pratitya samutpada.
??? Is this an analysis in support of your thesis? How?
No, it's a correction to the copy/paste from the JJRS pdf.
gassho
Rory
by rory
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?
Replies: 94
Views: 2404

Re: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?

Nihil sub sole novi to quote the Vulgate. It might be better to look at the essays in Pruning the Bodhi Tree: eds. J. Hubbard, P.Swanson and then have a thoughtful discussion. Noriaki and Shiro are Buddhologists specializing in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism whilst Sallie King wrote a book on buddhanature. ...
by rory
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?
Replies: 94
Views: 2404

Re: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?

I've read the diamond sutra and synopses of the other two. I don't have time to read them. The LS is 500 odd pages and the FG is over 1000 How am I supposed to understand a 2000 year old text, written in an ancient language, full of Buddhist cosmology I don't understand? Commentaries have been writ...
by rory
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?
Replies: 94
Views: 2404

Re: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?

U. Chicago. It is a quote from on online Philosophy resource. Often those articles are limited by guidelines from the editors. In the spirit of readability and wide appeal, the editors likely proscribed extensive citations. We'd need to see the guidelines to determine who's at fault for not providi...
by rory
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?
Replies: 94
Views: 2404

Re: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?

or J. Stone " Original Enlightenment Where Hua-yen develops a discourse of origination from the one pure mind ( juan-chi lun, engi ron) , T'ient-t'ai maintains that all dharmas manifest the true aspect of reality ( shih-hsiang lun, jisso ron ), or that the mind by nature is endowed with all dharmas ...
by rory
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?
Replies: 94
Views: 2404

Re: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?

Here is a scholarly article on Tiantai for the online Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy by Brook Ziporyn, Professor of Chinese Religion at University of Chicago Divinity School, Traditional Buddhism gives a rather commonsensical account of sentient experience: every moment of sentient experience i...

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