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by plwk
Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Psychology of trolls by Holmes.
Replies: 17
Views: 1917

Re: The Psychology of trolls by Holmes.

Time to get to know my inner troll..... :rolleye:
by plwk
Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:11 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: More Propaganda - China's Panchen Lama gets high profile
Replies: 46
Views: 3787

Re: More Propaganda - China's Panchen Lama gets high profile

I still recall seeing that huge book on the 'Panchen Lama' displayed prominently in an airport bookstore in Shanghai back in December 2008 when I was there on a tour...
....poor lad...used by a powerful regime...
by plwk
Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:08 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Thailand denies visa to Dalai Lama's sister
Replies: 2
Views: 590

Re: Thailand denies visa to Dalai Lama's sister

"We welcome cultural diversity and have no problem with people coming in and participating in the activities," said Chavanond Intarakomalyasut, secretary to the foreign minister, but he added: "In this case, we fear giving permission will be linked to politics. We don't want to be in the middle of ...
by plwk
Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:43 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: it is 'not'?
Replies: 3
Views: 524

Re: it is 'not'?

Have a cup of tea...
by plwk
Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: On Debate
Replies: 2
Views: 720

On Debate

I learned so much from watching this:
by plwk
Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: When Daozheng and Faxian departed.
Replies: 2
Views: 713

Re: When Daozheng and Faxian departed.

By any chance, is he the same 'Daozheng' as here?
by plwk
Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:24 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Eight Mahayana Precepts
Replies: 27
Views: 5852

Re: Eight Mahayana Precepts

In the Theravadin tradition laypeople must take these precepts each time from a monk. Some perspectives... From my past experience, this is not entirely so. There are some variances. Again, another perspective is to see: 1. which Theravada Tradition they belong to 2. and the local Sangha customary ...
by plwk
Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:31 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: If I am enlightened, everybody are enlightened?
Replies: 30
Views: 2432

Re: If I am enlightened, everybody are enlightened?

...so I cant just wait for someone else to enlighten me, I have to do it myself. Is this correct? See below... http://www.dharmaweb.org/index.php/Sutra_of_Hui_Neng:_Chapter_7:_Temperament_and_Circumstances" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; "The word 'Buddha' is equivalent to 'Enlighten...
by plwk
Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:12 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Shurangama mantra practice without a living teacher.
Replies: 23
Views: 5664

Re: Shurangama mantra practice without a living teacher.

While memorizing it I had to struggle with many demonic obstacles, but then after a while they were all gone and I figured the demons realized that I was weak and that I really didn't know how to use the mantra so they lost interest and didn't bother to test me anymore. Because of this I started to...
by plwk
Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Divergences from the Jodo Shinshu Teachings
Replies: 103
Views: 16589

Re: Divergences from the Jodo Shinshu Teachings

Thanks for the link and reading it brings back many memories of similar encounters with certain fellow Buddhists and Pure Land Buddhists in the Chinese Mahayana Tradition. 1. Perhaps, it is a 'modernistic' or 'western' or simply a case of a 'personal interpretation' that even Pure Land principles an...
by plwk
Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:33 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is there a Mahayana/Vajrayana Equivalent to accesstoinsight?
Replies: 14
Views: 2072

Re: Is there a Mahayana/Vajrayana Equivalent to accesstoinsight?

Closest one in my estimation.... http://mahajana.lap.hu/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by plwk
Sat Feb 27, 2010 3:10 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Finding a teacher.
Replies: 20
Views: 3037

Re: Finding a teacher.

A little sharing... http://www.ymba.org/parable/parabfr3.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; PARABLE 047: FAULT-FINDING (GOOD SPIRITUAL ADVISOR) According to the Brahma Net and Avatamsaka Sutras, we should ignore appearances and external forms when seeking a good teacher. For example,...
by plwk
Sat Feb 27, 2010 2:55 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Please pray for Bardor tulku rinpoche
Replies: 2
Views: 602

Re: Please pray for Bardor tulku rinpoche

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Namo bhagavate bhaiṣajya-guru-vaiḍūrya-prabhā-rājāya
tathāgatāya-arhate samyak-saṁbuddhāya tad-yathā
oṁ bhaiṣajye bhaiṣajye bhaiṣajya-samudgate svāhā
by plwk
Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:59 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Pictures of Green Tara or the 21 Taras
Replies: 24
Views: 6330

Re: Pictures of Green Tara or the 21 Taras

She is already beautiful without the blings blings Dakini-la... :tongue:
by plwk
Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Buddhists on Cutting Edge?
Replies: 2
Views: 680

Re: Buddhists on Cutting Edge?

One example that I can cite from having seen and known personally is this international Buddhist organisation known as 'Dharma Drum Mountain' who founding Grandmaster was the late Ven Master Sheng-yen and was highly impressed with how they have taken environmental innovations as part of Dharma pract...
by plwk
Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Buddhists on Cutting Edge?
Replies: 2
Views: 680

Buddhists on Cutting Edge?

Read all about it... Buddhists on Cutting Edge?
by plwk
Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Seeing Your Nature
Replies: 53
Views: 6827

Re: Seeing Your Nature

Does 'Buddha Nature' need 'seeing'? :popcorn:
by plwk
Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: The Sutra on the Eight Great Realizations of Great Beings
Replies: 0
Views: 440

The Sutra on the Eight Great Realizations of Great Beings

Texts with (Commentary & Annotations): http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/beingssutra.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://www.buddhistelibrary.org/library/view.php?adpath=139" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://fodian.net/world/779.htm" onclick="window.open(th...