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by BFS
Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What do you crave?
Replies: 9
Views: 1675

Re: What do you crave?

uninterrupted peace and quiet
by BFS
Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Eating Meat vs. Drinking Alcohol--Which is worse?
Replies: 90
Views: 15048

Re: Eating Meat vs. Drinking Alcohol--Which is worse?

Imbibe that most sublime of drinks,
the ambrosia of mindfulness
by BFS
Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Top Ten Misconceptions About Buddhism
Replies: 82
Views: 15857

Re: Top Ten Misconceptions About Buddhism

40. :smile:

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by BFS
Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Top Ten Misconceptions About Buddhism
Replies: 82
Views: 15857

Re: Top Ten Misconceptions About Buddhism

I hear this one all the time: "Buddhism is a religion". Hi PT, Okay, now you're getting even more controversial than my last post here, or some of my others. :tongue: But still good. :D Matthieu Ricard says that when the Dalai Lama is asked the question: "is Buddhism a religion?": His usual reply i...
by BFS
Sat Nov 07, 2009 5:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Top Ten Misconceptions About Buddhism
Replies: 82
Views: 15857

Re: Top Ten Misconceptions About Buddhism

:good: (s)

good postings :thanks:
by BFS
Sat Oct 31, 2009 4:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Top Ten Misconceptions About Buddhism
Replies: 82
Views: 15857

Re: Top Ten Misconceptions About Buddhism

38. Wrathful acts or enlightened ferocity is an expression of anger. Anger is a mental affliction, a destructive emotion. Wrathful acts or enlightened ferocity is an expression of compassion, it is different from anger, it is not a contorted expression of anger. Wrathful enlightened ferocity is a mi...
by BFS
Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:09 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Lam Rim texts
Replies: 39
Views: 8264

Re: Lam Rim texts

Greetings, Does Lam Rim replace or complement the Noble Eightfold Path of the suttas? Metta, Retro. :) Greetings, They are compatible, looking at the same thing from different perspectives. "Prayer and aspiration are not enough for deep transformation; reasoning is necessary. Transformation comes f...
by BFS
Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Lam Rim texts
Replies: 39
Views: 8264

Lam Rim texts

Jewel Ornament of Liberation The Wish-Fulfilling Gem of the Noble Teachings - Gampopa and Khenpo Konchog Gyeltsen Rinpoche http://www.wisdom-books.com/Covers/7300.jpg "For more than eight centuries, this text has provided the backbone of study particularly in the Kagyu tradition - covering the initi...
by BFS
Sun Oct 25, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Mahayana Motivation
Replies: 0
Views: 732

Mahayana Motivation

"There is one thing that my supreme guru, His Holiness The Gyalwa Karmapa, told me, which I remember very clearly - and all the time I try to keep this in mind and be mindful of it. He said, " When you go around and teach people, let them know that they are the shrine of the Buddha. The Buddha's shr...
by BFS
Sun Oct 25, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Top Ten Misconceptions About Buddhism
Replies: 82
Views: 15857

Re: Top Ten Misconceptions About Buddhism

36. That one shouldn't study and practice the Tibetan traditions without a teacher. "Question: Do we need a guru to get enlightened or is it sufficient just to study Dharma, live a moral life, attend teachings and practice meditation? His Holiness The Dalai Lama: Of course it is possible to practice...
by BFS
Sun Oct 25, 2009 3:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Top Ten Misconceptions About Buddhism
Replies: 82
Views: 15857

Re: Top Ten Misconceptions About Buddhism

35. That Buddha never taught Mahayana "The belief that the Mahayana and the Vajrayana teachings were created by someone else is based on the belief the Buddha was just an ordinary man with no extraordinary qualities of enlightenment instead of seeing a Buddha as being a very exceptional being who ca...
by BFS
Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Top Ten Misconceptions About Buddhism
Replies: 82
Views: 15857

Re: Top Ten Misconceptions About Buddhism

32. That Tibetan Traditions do not teach the basics, The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, etc.

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by BFS
Sat Oct 17, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Top Ten Misconceptions About Buddhism
Replies: 82
Views: 15857

Re: Top Ten Misconceptions About Buddhism

31. " It's all an illusion " Nothing can bare ultimate examination. It is not all an illusion , as if nothing is there. It is all like an illusion , as in being dependently arisen. dependently arisen is not something that is obvious to the ignorant mind. The following extract from - Do objects Exist...
by BFS
Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Top Ten Misconceptions About Buddhism
Replies: 82
Views: 15857

Re: Top Ten Misconceptions About Buddhism

30. Emptiness implies nihilism. The following is an extract from : The Middle Way by The Dalai Lama "Only when you fail to understand emptiness in terms of dependent origination do questions about whether emptiness implies nihilism arise. The meaning of emptiness is dependent origination. The term d...
by BFS
Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rebirth
Replies: 0
Views: 679

Rebirth

http://www.vam.ac.uk/vastatic/microsite ... ebirth.swf

designed to help people explore the difficult concepts involved in the Buddhist belief of rebirth.
by BFS
Thu Oct 15, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Top Ten Misconceptions About Buddhism
Replies: 82
Views: 15857

Re: Top Ten Misconceptions About Buddhism

29. mahāyāna teach the nirvana of a "foe destroyer" is enlightenment. The following is an extract from - Two Truths @ url : http://www.kagyu.org/kagyulineage/buddhism/cul/cul03.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; "This is not the ultimate nirvana. It is only the exhaustion of the gros...
by BFS
Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: What is good teacher?
Replies: 1
Views: 954

What is good teacher?

Gyalwang Karmapa on the first day of Gyalwang Karmapa’s Lineage Practice Teachings "Gampopa mentioned three characteristics of a genuine lama. A person who could only focus on this life was not a genuine dharma practitioner. A dharma practitioner should think of future lives and the path of liberati...
by BFS
Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Was the Buddha enlightened before he appeared as Shakyamuni?
Replies: 10
Views: 2494

Re: Was the Buddha enlightened before he appeared as Shakyamuni?

The following is an extract from Chapter 1 - How to Practice The Way to a Meaningful Life - by His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso. According to some Buddhist schools, Shakyamuni Buddha first became enlightened in India in the sixth century b.c., through practice of the path. Other...
by BFS
Sat Oct 10, 2009 1:25 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Was the Buddha enlightened before he appeared as Shakyamuni?
Replies: 10
Views: 2494

Re: Was the Buddha enlightened before he appeared as Shakyamuni?

The following is an extract from Ken Holmes' recent book "Karmapa" Mahayana Buddhism considers that Sakyamuni had already achieved enlightenment before being born as Prince Gautama in Lumbini over 2,500 years ago. They see his life here on Earth as being but one fraction of that enlightenment's cons...

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