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by Aemilius
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Beginning of the world cycle
Replies: 29
Views: 724

Re: Beginning of the world cycle

Right! A great kalpa consist of four medium kalpas: kalpa of emptiness, kalpa of emergence, kalpa of maturation, kalpa of destruction. There are sanskrit terms for these four types of kalpas. In Abhidharma.
by Aemilius
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Beginning of the world cycle
Replies: 29
Views: 724

Beginning of the world cycle

https://m.facebook.com/billymeierchinese/posts/198168980333676/?_rdr This is a big bang view that is in line with the buddhist teaching of the beginning of the world cycle. Here the big bang is immaterial, at first it exists in an immaterial state, which is similar to Buddha's teaching in the Tripi...
by Aemilius
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Buddha Mindfulness Methods
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: Buddha Mindfulness Methods

If you are still keen on the practice of Buddha-anusmriti, there is a teaching of Recollection of the Enlightened One in Path of Purification of Buddhaghosha, starting on page 188 and through 209, https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/nanamoli/PathofPurification2011.pdf An excellent text for r...
by Aemilius
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2677
Views: 239823

Re: Music time

by Aemilius
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Language
Topic: What mantra is this
Replies: 21
Views: 576

Re: What mantra is this

It seems to be in Ranjana script, or resembling ranjana, you can try to find out the letters with the help of https://www.omniglot.com/writing/ranjana.htm
by Aemilius
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Hooray for Nuclear Power
Replies: 55
Views: 1714

Re: Hooray for Nuclear Power

Yes, and if you crunch the numbers they are mostly garbage. None comes close to a tank of gasoline so far. That isn't really the issue though. In my locale nuclear is the best solution. In yours probably not. Maybe renewables works for you. It's a second or third best solution here. My province is ...
by Aemilius
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Hooray for Nuclear Power
Replies: 55
Views: 1714

Re: Hooray for Nuclear Power

Means of storing energy, and there are many https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_storage Yes, and if you crunch the numbers they are mostly garbage. None comes close to a tank of gasoline so far. That isn't really the issue though. In my locale nuclear is the best solution. In yours probably not....
by Aemilius
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Hooray for Nuclear Power
Replies: 55
Views: 1714

Re: Hooray for Nuclear Power

Means of storing energy, and there are many https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_storage Yes, and if you crunch the numbers they are mostly garbage. None comes close to a tank of gasoline so far. That isn't really the issue though. In my locale nuclear is the best solution. In yours probably not....
by Aemilius
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Hooray for Nuclear Power
Replies: 55
Views: 1714

Re: Hooray for Nuclear Power

Means of storing energy, and there are many https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_storage
by Aemilius
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Hooray for Nuclear Power
Replies: 55
Views: 1714

Re: Hooray for Nuclear Power

More energy falls on the world's deserts in six hours than the world consumes in a year, Desertec https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desertec How do you plan on transporting and storing it? You can also get 100MW from a single gram of water, theoretically. The plans are already in action, Morocco has a ...
by Aemilius
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What brought you to the dharma & what's your biggest challenge?
Replies: 15
Views: 631

Re: What brought you to the dharma & what's your biggest challenge?

Good question.Congratulations for that! In my early teens and childhood there were difficult questions about the world and existence in general. Like the suffering of animals, why there are disabled people, what happens when you die, etc.. I believed in science quite strongly, and so I sought answer...
by Aemilius
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Hooray for Nuclear Power
Replies: 55
Views: 1714

Re: Hooray for Nuclear Power

More energy falls on the world's deserts in six hours than the world consumes in a year,
Desertec https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desertec
by Aemilius
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Scriptures on the frequency of enlightenment
Replies: 1
Views: 128

Re: Scriptures on the frequency of enlightenment

In that direction Chiggala sutra https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .than.html
Something similar is found in the Sutra of 42 Chapters
by Aemilius
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Buddha Mindfulness Methods
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: Buddha Mindfulness Methods

A traditional method of practicing mindfulness of Buddha is remembering and enumerating his qualities. These can be divided into three (or more) sections: the qualities of body, speech and mind. There are for example the 18 special characteristics of the Dharmakaya, the four or ten fearlessnesses, t...
by Aemilius
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is magic?
Replies: 28
Views: 1185

Re: What is magic?

Vimalakirti nirdesa sutra says toward the end of chapter one that it is not the fault of the sun and moon that those blind from birth do not see them. The question was why some people do not see the purity of the pureland. You are free to be without watches or clocks or other inventions that exist f...
by Aemilius
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is magic?
Replies: 28
Views: 1185

Re: What is magic?

Clarke's Third Law: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Om mani padme hum Kathy That is on the right track, I'd say. There is no outer world that is independent of the perceiver. This is said in Buddhist scriptures, and yet many Buddhists believe very strongly that...
by Aemilius
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2677
Views: 239823

Re: Music time

animal/dog creativity

by Aemilius
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism and Evolution
Replies: 17
Views: 685

Re: Buddhism and Evolution

In Sravakayana as well as in Mahayana there is the teaching of 62 (wrong) views. A realized person should be free from views, or from wrong views, (depending on tradition and interpretation of this teaching). In this teaching it is a wrong view to think that matter or form exists, or does not exist,...
by Aemilius
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism and Evolution
Replies: 17
Views: 685

Re: Buddhism and Evolution

On planet Earth, the animal realm was evolving for millions of years before there was a human realm. But, let's break that down, because there's no sudden cross-over. It was a slow process. So, you have to define what you mean, because biologically speaking, humans are animals. We are primates. You...

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