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by anjali
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Platform Sutra audiobook
Replies: 0
Views: 250

Platform Sutra audiobook

A very nice, recently uploaded audiobook of the Platform Sutra.

by anjali
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Discussion/debate/argument
Replies: 61
Views: 2098

Re: Discussion/debate/argument

Mantrik wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:44 pm
Better yet to undermine or question the assumptions on which they predicate their argument.
Assumptions are merely claims that are accepted as true without proof. No doubt, they can be debated and possibly refuted like any other claims.
by anjali
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Discussion/debate/argument
Replies: 61
Views: 2098

Re: Discussion/debate/argument

ok..so, for example..what would a refutation of "god created the universe" as opposed to a counterargument look like? Not trying to bust your balls just want to understand this whole thing better... Short version: If X equals the claim, "god created the universe." Argument X: I claim X because of l...
by anjali
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Discussion/debate/argument
Replies: 61
Views: 2098

Re: Discussion/debate/argument

For a bit more description of each step in the disagreement hierarchy, see: http://www.paulgraham.com/disagree.html. From the conclusion: What It Means Now we have a way of classifying forms of disagreement. What good is it? One thing the disagreement hierarchy doesn't give us is a way of picking a ...
by anjali
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Je Tsongkhapa thangka image
Replies: 11
Views: 858

Re: Je Tsongkhapa thangka image

Seems legit. I found the image on wikipedia here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Je_Tsongkhapa. By clicking on the image, there is this blurb, Je Tsongkhapa in the fifth vision of Khedrup Gelek Pelzang, 1st Panchen Lama. This version dates from the late 1800s. These images were in the collection of a...
by anjali
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does the Buddha's Omniscient Mind Pervade the Universe Like Space?
Replies: 14
Views: 925

Re: Does the Buddha's Omniscient Mind Pervade the Universe Like Space?

I'll share an amusing story relevant to this issue of "all pervading mind." Once I was in discussion with a Zen teacher when he asked, "Is it anywhere?" I was somewhat perplexed and replied, "It's not anywhere; it's an experience." He smiled in return and asked, "Is it here and now?" I got a smile o...
by anjali
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?
Replies: 156
Views: 4738

Re: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?

Seems like a good time to lock the thread. If someone has something substantial to say that moves the discussion forward, let me, or another moderator know, and we will consider reopening the thread.
by anjali
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?
Replies: 156
Views: 4738

Re: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?

Setting aside the issue of other religions and buddhism (which is a perennial favorite for discussion), I'd like to get some feedback about different philosophies. There are a number of books and papers that attempt to compare and contrast various western philosophical traditions with Buddhism. For ...
by anjali
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello All
Replies: 15
Views: 1335

Re: Hello All

A number of posts split to Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?

No_Mind, welcome aboard! May your explorations of the Buddhadarma here be fruitful.
by anjali
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Emptiness against anger
Replies: 12
Views: 1000

Re: Emptiness against anger

tomschwarz wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:42 pm
So any personal experiences?
I don't share personal experiences of the kind you are asking for online, and I doubt you will find many people here who will. Even teachers rarely share their personal experiences/attainments in public.
by anjali
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Emptiness against anger
Replies: 12
Views: 1000

Re: Emptiness against anger

...see 1:10:57 on anger is 90 our own situation. Then his holiness the Dalai Lama directly segues into emptiness as an antidote for anger via nagajuna. This all in the context of the sutra on the four noble truths. Thanks for the video and time marker for the quote. The "90% is our own mental proje...
by anjali
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Emptiness against anger
Replies: 12
Views: 1000

Re: Emptiness against anger

Hello friends, His holiness the Dalai Lama has taught that 90% of anger is anger with ourselves and that the antidote for anger is giving up the idea of independent substantial existance in favor of the realization of dependent origination, a.k.a. emptiness. So if this speaks to your experience let...
by anjali
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Wiccan arts and the Mahayana
Replies: 65
Views: 2003

Re: Officially being a Wiccan and pure lander

... Does any of you here think it’s a good idea? Any Buddhist or wicca might wanna tell me something ? Hi, Matthew. It's not something I would do, but you are you, and you have to live your life as you see fit. Two things I'll offer for your consideration. First, whatever connection you make to the...
by anjali
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: New Zen Forum invitation
Replies: 72
Views: 4712

Re: New Zen Forum invitation

Good news! Now that the system is up and running again, and the invitation to the new board with link has been extended to those interested in the very first post. This seems like a good time to lock this thread.
by anjali
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Zen Community Round Table
Topic: Zen Space Forum down hard?
Replies: 22
Views: 1579

Re: Zen Space Forum down hard?

SunWuKong wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:21 pm
There is no DW forum for my tradition....
Your wish is our command: our new Thien forum. :smile:
:anjali:
by anjali
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: New Zen Forum invitation
Replies: 72
Views: 4712

Re: New Zen Forum invitation

Unannounced maintenance window? Doesn't sound like they know what they are doing. They are "on the top of it", didn't you hear the man? ;) "On the top of" what, I wonder? The window?? Desperately clinging to it, as it swings in the wind? I just checked, and the site is still down. Man, you guys jus...
by anjali
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2357
Views: 188721

Re: Music time

by anjali
Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Simons Law. Pt1.
Replies: 12
Views: 1054

Re: Simons Law. Pt1.

Locked per OP's request.
by anjali
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: New Zen Forum invitation
Replies: 72
Views: 4712

Re: New Zen Forum invitation

DW has not been successful cultivating the Zen side of things. There seem to be historical reasons for that, going back to the legendary e-sangha and it's demise. All before my time. The only reason we are here is because ZFI tanked. That isn't DW's fault, of course. It's just that Zen folks can be...
by anjali
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "Forgiveness Is Not Buddhist" Article by McLeod in Tricycle
Replies: 27
Views: 1651

Re: "Forgiveness Is Not Buddhist" Article by McLeod in Tricycle

In my opinion, a lot of verbage that misses the main point of what forgiveness actually is in practice. A number of years ago, I came across a book that helped me with with a difficult family situation titled Forgiving the Devil, by psychologist Terry Hargrave. The book discusses forgiveness in the ...

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