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by ford_truckin
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: texts/teachings on problems of alcohol
Replies: 16
Views: 1516

Re: texts/teachings on problems of alcohol

Nagarjuna also mentions complete prohibition of alcohol in Letter to a Friend. Link? Well, either here http://www.rigdzindharma.org/uploads/6/9/5/6/6956478/nagarjunalettertoafriend.pdf as it says (10) When one gives up causing harm, thieving, sexual activity, lying, Alcohol, and attachment to eatin...
by ford_truckin
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: texts/teachings on problems of alcohol
Replies: 16
Views: 1516

Re: texts/teachings on problems of alcohol

Miroku wrote: Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:25 pm Nagarjuna also mentions complete prohibition of alcohol in Letter to a Friend.
Link?
by ford_truckin
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Admin comings and goings
Replies: 36
Views: 5446

Re: Admin comings and goings

purple rose wrote: Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:45 pm
Kim O'Hara wrote: Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:01 am
Welcome back, purple rose, and thanks for taking on the role.

:namaste:
Kim
Thanks for the welcome. :smile:
Good luck purple rose. Hopefully you can last longer than a month :)
by ford_truckin
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Admin comings and goings
Replies: 36
Views: 5446

Re: Admin comings and goings

DNS wrote: Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:47 pm Greg has stepped down as admin. Thank you to Greg for all his hard work over the years! He has perhaps done the most moderating and admin duties here of any moderator!
:crying:
by ford_truckin
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: World peace
Replies: 8
Views: 1911

Re: World peace

If you look at it from a more realistic perspective there will never be world peace because the majority of beings will always be afflicted with the three poisons
by ford_truckin
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 124
Views: 7133

Re: When the Monks Met the Muslims

No, I don’t. They do not teach, either in philosophy or experientially, the same view of emptiness. That’s abundantly clear for Sufism and Gnosticism. For Vedanta, as countless discussions on this site have shown, that tradition’s habit of borrowing Buddhist terminology makes the discussion a littl...
by ford_truckin
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 124
Views: 7133

Re: When the Monks Met the Muslims

No - the language makes it very clear that we’re talking about totally different things. You think Sufism, Advaita Vedanta, Gnosticism doesn't lead to enlightenment? I severely doubt that. No, I don’t. They do not teach, either in philosophy or experientially, the same view of emptiness. That’s abu...
by ford_truckin
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 124
Views: 7133

Re: When the Monks Met the Muslims

PeterC wrote: Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:26 pm
ford_truckin wrote: Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:58 am
Could be possible the're all pointing to the same thing but using different language to explain it?
No - the language makes it very clear that we’re talking about totally different things.
You think Sufism, Advaita Vedanta, Gnosticism doesn't lead to enlightenment? I severely doubt that.
by ford_truckin
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 124
Views: 7133

Re: When the Monks Met the Muslims

I’m not sure you’re fairly representing either the Buddhist perspective - even the East Asian version, which is way more substantialist than its Indian antecedents - or the Christian/Islamic/Talmudic perspective. One of them has a creator god, an immortal soul, no reincarnation, sin. The other has ...
by ford_truckin
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Cartoons
Replies: 18
Views: 2283

Re: Cartoons

Image
by ford_truckin
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism, and theistic religions.
Replies: 56
Views: 4943

Re: Buddhism, and theistic religions.

“Householder, there are these five things that are wished for, desired, agreeable, and rarely gained in the world. What five? Long life, householder, is wished for, desired, agreeable, and rarely gained in the world. Beauty … Happiness … Fame … The heavens are wished for, desired, agreeable, and ra...
by ford_truckin
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Levitation during meditation - video
Replies: 3
Views: 709

Re: Levitation during meditation - video

fake as hell
by ford_truckin
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: What a buddhist tradition did you choose and why?
Replies: 46
Views: 7385

Re: What a buddhist tradition did you choose and why?

Theravada because that's what I have the most faith in but open to Mahayana
by ford_truckin
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The worlds first vegetarian city
Replies: 9
Views: 1016

Re: The worlds first vegetarian city

No steak? :(
by ford_truckin
Thu May 30, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What would you buy?
Replies: 27
Views: 3283

Re: What would you buy?

A book on the fundamental teachings.
by ford_truckin
Mon May 13, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Reciting nembutsu with a distracted mind
Replies: 4
Views: 870

Re: Reciting nembutsu with a distracted mind

That was helpful. Thank you
by ford_truckin
Mon May 13, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Reciting nembutsu with a distracted mind
Replies: 4
Views: 870

Reciting nembutsu with a distracted mind

Do the recitations still count as valid? Anything the masters had to say about it?

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