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by Dan74
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why choose Mahayana over Vajrayana?
Replies: 370
Views: 10158

Re: Why choose Mahayana over Vajrayana?

This is not how things are. Vajrayana is part of mahayana. However, one can ask why choose sutra teachings over tantric teachings. And there might be many reasons for that. Who actually practices Sutrayana, as understood by the Tibetan Buddhists? Those who do not follow tantric teachings and method...
by Dan74
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why choose Mahayana over Vajrayana?
Replies: 370
Views: 10158

Re: Why choose Mahayana over Vajrayana?

Könchok Thrinley wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:13 am
This is not how things are. Vajrayana is part of mahayana. However, one can ask why choose sutra teachings over tantric teachings. And there might be many reasons for that.
Who actually practices Sutrayana, as understood by the Tibetan Buddhists?
by Dan74
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why choose Mahayana over Vajrayana?
Replies: 370
Views: 10158

Re: Why choose Mahayana over Vajrayana?

If one studies the five paths texts found in the Mahayana, one will know very well how long one have been on the path (roughly), and how long is left before Buddhahood is manifested (again, roughly), since everything in terms of a contextual time frame will be explained there very well. So if you a...
by Dan74
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why choose Mahayana over Vajrayana?
Replies: 370
Views: 10158

Re: Why choose Mahayana over Vajrayana?

Mahayana may take 3 incalculable aeons, but who knows how long they have been on the path? If one studies the five paths texts found in the Mahayana, one will know very well how long one have been on the path (roughly), and how long is left before Buddhahood is manifested (again, roughly), since ev...
by Dan74
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why choose Mahayana over Vajrayana?
Replies: 370
Views: 10158

Re: Why choose Mahayana over Vajrayana?

I don't know if this sectarian sell is what really determines what people practice. I am sure there is truth behind these teachings, but it is not always so easy to parse. Vajrayana may only take one lifetime if one is ripe and able to follow its methods. In Satipatthana Sutta, the Buddha also teach...
by Dan74
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Chilli sauce!
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Re: George Floyd

Manjushri wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:39 pm
Minobu wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:17 pm
Grigoris wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:34 pm
The fumes from a cooking session of my hottest chili sauce does not come anywhere near the burn of CS, and the stuff I make causes the house to be evacuated!
I want some.
I'd be down too. I suspect Grig makes a mad chili sauce!
I'll bring the drinks, OK?
by Dan74
Fri May 29, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’
Replies: 165
Views: 4620

Re: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’

jake wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 9:54 pm
Queequeg wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 9:49 pm


I kid.
I had a conversation with a 5yr old that was just like that!
:rolling:
by Dan74
Wed May 27, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’
Replies: 165
Views: 4620

Re: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’

Admittedly, I'm not familiar with Zen and Zen-speak, or what I take to be Zen-speak from what I see in forums like this. Why the hangup with conventional designations? If you understand that designations are conventional, then what's the need in speaking cryptically about dharma as though its some ...
by Dan74
Tue May 26, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’
Replies: 165
Views: 4620

Re: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’

show it to me right now from the depth of your heart When asking someone to show "the Absolute" from the depth of their heart, people must be sure to have the true eye to see what is being demonstrated. I am not the one doing the asking. Just sharing what I have heard, buddy. Take it or leave it.
by Dan74
Tue May 26, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’
Replies: 165
Views: 4620

Re: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’

I have no idea about "Zen's stand". From my experience though, Zen teachers avoid taking positions and speaking in generalities. This is referred to as "the thicket of views." The reason being that the Absolute is a conceptual proliferation. So throw it out along with all the other garbage. Or if it...
by Dan74
Mon May 25, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1201
Views: 56228

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Because when you actually dig down into the numbers, whilst as a quick defibrillator shock to bump start Economy, the tax rates when settled down actually benefit the rich and the poor will be left with 90% of all tax revenue collections to repay the stimulus when the dust has settled. Plus any sma...
by Dan74
Mon May 25, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1201
Views: 56228

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

All media views human activity as an entertainment to be sold. It views everything as a commodity, Including social change movements and culture. Regards Yes, that's the nature of our system and especially in the current cutthroat media climate, where it becomes increasingly difficult to sell a sto...
by Dan74
Mon May 25, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1201
Views: 56228

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

All media views human activity as an entertainment to be sold. It views everything as a commodity, Including social change movements and culture. Regards Yes, that's the nature of our system and especially in the current cutthroat media climate, where it becomes increasingly difficult to sell a sto...
by Dan74
Sun May 24, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1201
Views: 56228

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

...Internet platforms like Facebook routinely deny any responsibility for what they allow to be published (although that has started to change after considerable public and political pressure). The change of direction on this has just begun, and it’s going to take a few years, but it’s going to be ...
by Dan74
Sat May 23, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1201
Views: 56228

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

This looks like a good point at which to share a longish article which I really liked. It begins - What is a conspiracy theory anyway? Sometimes the term is deployed against anyone who questions authority, dissents from dominant paradigms, or thinks that hidden interests influence our leading insti...
by Dan74
Sat May 23, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1201
Views: 56228

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

btw, Nemo, looks like that clip is a fake...

https://www.mediaite.com/news/trump-cam ... ally-said/
by Dan74
Sat May 23, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1201
Views: 56228

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

But I don't really think Biden is electable. The alternative is far worse. Bernie would already be beating him. Instead the elites stuck you with this nag with one foot in the glue factory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdvM9K8N6OY Life imitating art.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlqKFlU7YAs
by Dan74
Sat May 23, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1201
Views: 56228

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

I think you hit the nail on the head, Malcolm, when you said "ignorance." But from where I stand, it is understandable - a concerted propaganda and disinformation campaign has been run for years, and not only by Fox & Co. The web of lies that has been spun has gotten so thick that it is little wond...
by Dan74
Fri May 22, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1201
Views: 56228

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

I think you hit the nail on the head, Malcolm, when you said "ignorance." But from where I stand, it is understandable - a concerted propaganda and disinformation campaign has been run for years, and not only by Fox & Co. The web of lies that has been spun has gotten so thick that it is little wonde...
by Dan74
Fri May 22, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1201
Views: 56228

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Why the left who collectively consider themselves the most tolerant, when you scratch the surface actually the most intolerant? Like the smell of your own farts too much? Regards I am not American, but I know that whatever it is, generalising about people isn't helpful. There are intolerant lefties...

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