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by DNS
Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Boy chosen by Dalai Lama turns back on Buddhist order
Replies: 42
Views: 6186

Re: Boy chosen by Dalai Lama turns back on Buddhist order

Luke wrote:Well, there's certainly nothing wrong with quoting Jimi Hendrix....
I always liked his, "excuse me, while I kiss the sky."

I know most people see it as hallucinogenic, but it can also mean the spiritual . . .
by DNS
Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Boy chosen by Dalai Lama turns back on Buddhist order
Replies: 42
Views: 6186

Re: Boy chosen by Dalai Lama turns back on Buddhist order

Are Tulkus considered to be enlightened or near enlightened in Vajrayana Buddhism? If not, perhaps that could explain some of Osel's behavior recently. If he is considered to be just another worldling with some beginning insights and progress, I suppose some erratic behavior is possible. Maybe he wi...
by DNS
Thu May 21, 2009 5:26 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello :)
Replies: 11
Views: 1849

Re: Hello :)

:hi:

Welcome to Dharma Wheel!

:buddha2:
by DNS
Thu May 21, 2009 5:26 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello to all new members
Replies: 3
Views: 891

Re: hello to all new members

:hi:

Welcome to Dharma Wheel!

:buddha2:
by DNS
Thu May 21, 2009 5:25 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi
Replies: 6
Views: 1293

Re: Hi

I've been serious about Buddhism for just over a year now. I live in Melbourne, Australia and I attend a branch temple of Fo Guang Shan, and do a lot of reading in my spare time. I was hoping to do a university subject on Buddhism and also one on Chinese this year but I've been too busy with work s...
by DNS
Thu May 21, 2009 5:24 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi
Replies: 6
Views: 1293

Re: Hi

:hi:

Welcome to Dharma Wheel!

:buddha2:
by DNS
Thu May 21, 2009 5:23 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey there!
Replies: 8
Views: 1802

Re: Hey there!

:hi:

Welcome to Dharma Wheel!

:buddha2:
by DNS
Thu May 21, 2009 5:18 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Environmentalism VS Individualism
Replies: 1
Views: 632

Re: Environmentalism VS Individualism

Some things, like the carbon tax appear to be attempting the things you mention. But reducing methane and/or smog will at least be good for reducing pollution including the air we breathe. Some green alternatives also save money and create numerous new green businesses, which seems to even support a...
by DNS
Thu May 21, 2009 5:08 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Marriage caused by bad karma?
Replies: 12
Views: 2684

Re: Marriage caused by bad karma?

When people pressure you to get married and have children, it's like someone who walks along and steps in a pile of excrement and then tries to figure out how to get other people to step in it, too, to make up for his own mistake. The Buddha taught that there are four assemblies; the monks, nuns, l...
by DNS
Thu May 21, 2009 5:06 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Marriage caused by bad karma?
Replies: 12
Views: 2684

Re: Marriage caused by bad karma?

Student: When people want to get married, it's because they have a lot of bad karma with each other. Isn't that right? Ajaan Fuang: Of course that's right. Just look at what they're doing. There's no need to explain. It's nothing but imposing on each other, causing each other affliction and pain. T...
by DNS
Mon May 11, 2009 4:54 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Ben!!
Replies: 3
Views: 885

Re: Happy Birthday Ben!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

There are some great messages and photos over at the Dhamma Wheel site about Ben's birthday:

http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1374" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by DNS
Thu May 07, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Spiritual Arrogance
Replies: 17
Views: 1888

Re: Spiritual Arrogance

Sharon Salzberg, U.S. vipassana teacher once started a meditation group meeting with a deep bow to the Buddha statue. After the meditation session one student came to her and said something like, "how could you bow to a Buddha statue? Don't you know how archaic and backwards and superstitious that i...
by DNS
Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Sacred Space
Replies: 255
Views: 58581

Re: The Sacred Space

Image

The Big Buddha on Lantau Island, Hong Kong

I love the stairs "going up" to the Buddha.
by DNS
Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: War / No more trouble
Replies: 2
Views: 927

War / No more trouble

Normally I'm not much of a music fan (fashion is my art vice), but this is a great song with a great message:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgWFxFg7-GU" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by DNS
Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:06 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Who are your Top 5 Mahayana masters of all time?
Replies: 62
Views: 8819

Re: Who are your Top 5 Mahayana masters of all time?

:oops:

I just realized I forgot Nagarjuna!

Nagarjuna would be my #1 or #2 on my revised list. My list had only modern teachers on there, so in the interest of the all-time factor, I would probably put Bodhidharma on there somewhere too.
by DNS
Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday Ngawang Drolma
Replies: 13
Views: 1962

Re: Happy birthday Ngawang Drolma

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! ! !

:woohoo:
by DNS
Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:43 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Who are your Top 5 Mahayana masters of all time?
Replies: 62
Views: 8819

Re: Who are your Top 5 Mahayana masters of all time?

1. Thich Nhat Hanh All of his work to spread the Dharma, engaged Buddhism. 2. Dalai Lama A great world leader, too many achievements to mention. 3. Shabkar The 18th-19th century mendicant monk from Tibet, engaged Buddhism. 4. Phillip Kapleau, the 20th century Zen master who wrote classic Zen books f...
by DNS
Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Minding my own business
Replies: 6
Views: 850

Re: Minding my own business

thornbush wrote:As the title suggests...
Where do we draw the line on that? Where do we not draw the line on that?

Opinions? :thanks:
When it impinges on someone's peace, well-being, happiness, etc.
by DNS
Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Liar!
Replies: 40
Views: 4555

Re: Liar!

Ngawang wrote:Genkaku is an alien.
I thought we were supposed to be lying in this thread? :shrug:



(kidding, Adam you do have a good sense of humor, right? :D
by DNS
Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Steve Wynn on the Dalai Lama
Replies: 0
Views: 697

Steve Wynn on the Dalai Lama

Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn was interviewed on CBS's 60 Minutes. At around the 11:25 time marker he talks about Buddhism and the Dalai Lama:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/04/ ... 5567.shtml" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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