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by BFS
Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:07 am
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Diversity and Harmony
Replies: 9
Views: 2179

Re: Diversity and Harmony

If you read more from the link in the OP - it is clear that His Holiness was speaking about major world religions and paths that lead away from negative deeds caused by ignorance. I maintain that every major religion of the world - Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Juda...
by BFS
Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Diversity and Harmony
Replies: 9
Views: 2179

Diversity and Harmony

"We should have total confidence in our own spiritual path along with perfect respect toward other truths" His Holiness the Dalai Lama "While pointing out the fundamental similarities between world religions, I do not advocate one particular religion at the expense of all others, nor do I seek a new...
by BFS
Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings Everyone!
Replies: 3
Views: 700

Re: Greetings Everyone!

Hi SonamZangpo,



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by BFS
Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Sravasti Abbey 2010
Replies: 0
Views: 460

Sravasti Abbey 2010

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by BFS
Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi
Replies: 7
Views: 1099

Re: Hi

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by BFS
Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi everyone from Germany
Replies: 3
Views: 904

Re: Hi everyone from Germany

Hi everyone, Although I didn't post that much some might remember me from e-sangha where my nick was Tara_10. I am glad to have found this new forum and I am looking foward to interesting and inspiring threads. As I learned a lot about buddhism in general, practices etc. on e-sangha I wondered whet...
by BFS
Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:10 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Contributing to the happiness
Replies: 1
Views: 639

Contributing to the happiness

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyXFyXK0Cj4 Today, together with a growing appreciation of the importance of human rights there is a greater awareness worldwide of the need for the protection not only of the environment, but also of animals and their rights. Where there is a mind, there are feelings...
by BFS
Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan madhyamaka
Replies: 314
Views: 29325

Re: Tibetan madhyamaka

I think His Holiness pulls it all together beautifully in His The Middle Way teachings - and also here from the chapter - Emptiness and Existence - from The Way to a Meaningful Life: To generate the type of love and compassion that motivates you to seek buddhahood, not for yourself but for the sake ...
by BFS
Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan madhyamaka
Replies: 314
Views: 29325

Re: Tibetan madhyamaka

" Different schools describe the qualities of the Buddha in different ways. We must use what is useful for us. :thumbsup: There is a difference between being omniscient and omnipotent. With Omniscience, which is a quality a Buddha has, a Buddha can perceive everything that exists in the universe. Om...
by BFS
Sun Sep 26, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Gay Marriage: What Would Buddha Do?
Replies: 40
Views: 14438

Re: Gay Marriage: What Would Buddha Do?

Excerpts from two interviews with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. From March 1998 Shambhala Sun - During the meeting the Dalai Lama confirmed for us another sexual proscription according to Buddhist tradition: heterosexuals are prohibited from having sex more than five consecutive times with a partner....
by BFS
Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: One Lama, One Centre (Gompa, Temple)
Replies: 1
Views: 592

Re: One Lama, One Centre (Gompa, Temple)

"It is helpful to remember that many highly realized beings such as Atisha, Tsong Khapa, and so forth, followed many teachers and respected all of them equally. It is not a matter of having just one guru in the same way that one has only one boyfriend at a time! In addition, meditation facilitates o...
by BFS
Sat Sep 25, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Question about arguments against Mahayana
Replies: 22
Views: 4431

Re: Question about arguments against Mahayana

Time is so short, precious time slips away so very quickly, I wouldn't spend too much of it worrying about his views. As His Holiness the Dalai Lama says - "The essential purpose of the Buddhas giving teachings is to eliminate both mistaken states of mind and the experience of suffering. This is als...
by BFS
Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question viz Denver Nalanda-bodhi courses (from Chaz)
Replies: 1
Views: 644

Re: Question viz Denver Nalanda-bodhi courses (from Chaz)

For those who might be interested, there is a nice scroll down link to a chapter all about The Buddha, from the book - Buddhism for Beginners, by Venerable Thubten Chodron, from Sravasti Abbey - here:

THE BUDDHA
by BFS
Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Christian propaganda in Mongolia
Replies: 18
Views: 2380

Re: Christian propaganda in Mongolia

Threads like this bring to mind how His Holiness the Dalai Lama always stresses the importance of study, study study! One of my favourite quotes: "May we always generate conviction and enthusiasm in Buddha's doctrine through understanding what it is" ( sorry forgot the source :emb: ) It is so so so ...
by BFS
Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Christian propaganda in Mongolia
Replies: 18
Views: 2380

Re: Christian propaganda in Mongolia

Thanks for sharing your experiences, mudra. :heart:

His Holiness the Dalai Lama addresses this issue with His usual wisdom, humour and compassion, in this Q & A session given during the recent wonderful Heart Sutra teachings.

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by BFS
Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:21 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Heaven in Exile
Replies: 1
Views: 526

Heaven in Exile

Heaven In Exile The struggle for Freedom continues. A 2010 film is winning awards and takes a gripping look at the life of Tibetan refugees in India. Spending time in monasteries and refugee centers, ‘Heaven In Exile’ looks at the issue of the Tibetan Exodus, fifty years after the fall of Tibet. Wh...
by BFS
Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Superstition, delusion, fantasy view....
Replies: 0
Views: 833

Superstition, delusion, fantasy view....

http://www.buddhanet.net/images/b_ink1.jpg Lama Thubten Yeshe said, " Imperfect superstition brings forth all the wrong delusional fantasy view, and is the obstacle to discovering perfect wisdom. Ignorance makes transmigrating beings afflicted because it obscures seeing the right view. 'Imperfect s...
by BFS
Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Please pray for my friends.
Replies: 6
Views: 1459

Re: Please pray for my friends.

May Bill and Suz be well. :heart:
by BFS
Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: B. Alan Wallace on Buddhism, skepticism and meditation
Replies: 0
Views: 463

B. Alan Wallace on Buddhism, skepticism and meditation

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by BFS
Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Buddhism & Science -
Replies: 1
Views: 1014

Buddhism & Science -

"The publication of a volume of essays on Buddhism and science presupposes that these two fields are commensurable and that the interface between Buddhist theories and practices and scientific theories and modes of inquiry can somehow be fruitful. But serious objections to this presupposition can be...

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