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by shaunc
Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: mindfulness of the Buddha.
Replies: 10
Views: 1618

Re: mindfulness of the Buddha.

Yeah that's the web-site, thanks fellas. I agree that Ven. Wuling is a terrific teacher & that web-site & her books are where I've learned the most. Unfortunately Australia is a big place & she's a long way from me.
by shaunc
Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: mindfulness of the Buddha.
Replies: 10
Views: 1618

Re: mindfulness of the Buddha.

What is the method of Mindfulness of the Buddha as practiced by Maha Stamaprapta Bodhisattva.please help me understand proper mindfulness of the Buddha This answer is not exactly an answer to your question but for me simply chanting "namo amitabha buddha" x 10 either out loud or silently throughout...
by shaunc
Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:54 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A child and past imprints?
Replies: 5
Views: 880

Re: A child and past imprints?

My wife & I took our youngest daughter to a Thai temple about 6 months ago she was 3 years old. She'd only been there once before as a newborn for a blessing. When we took her into the temple to see the buddha statue she immediately bowed down to it, at the time there was only one other person besid...
by shaunc
Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:03 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: What a Zen Master is, and what a Zen Master isn't.
Replies: 331
Views: 27051

Re: What a Zen Master is, and what a Zen Master isn't.

Thanks for clearing that up Huseng.
by shaunc
Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:57 am
Forum: Media
Topic: What is Love?
Replies: 3
Views: 723

Re: What is Love?

Love is my wife getting out of bed at 3.00am to have a cup of tea with me before I go to work. Love is the look on my 9 year old boys face when I brought him home a bike. Love is my 4 year old daughter climbing into bed with my wife & me or one of her brothers because she woke up in the middle of th...
by shaunc
Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:39 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: World peace
Replies: 18
Views: 3731

Re: World peace

Peace to all people, animals, birds & fish. Everyone wants to live, none want to die. All want happiness, none wish to suffer.
by shaunc
Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:35 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: What a Zen Master is, and what a Zen Master isn't.
Replies: 331
Views: 27051

Re: What a Zen Master is, and what a Zen Master isn't.

So perhaps these westernized versions misunderstood this point, or you misunderstood what they were saying? :cheers: No, they're quite explicit. In Japan as well I heard Japanese Zen priests in Japanese saying they reject karma and rebirth. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but if a person rejected k...
by shaunc
Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:43 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Doubts about Pure land
Replies: 76
Views: 12264

Re: Doubts about Pure land

Maybe in the pureland there's no men or women, no black or white, no tall or short, no fat or thin. Maybe theres just people, beings, practitioners. Sure Amitabha is represented as a man & Kuan Yin is represented as a woman but that's how we percieve them to be. Remember that Sakyumani buddha was pr...
by shaunc
Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:20 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Article on Sexual Abuse & Harassment in Buddhist Communities
Replies: 132
Views: 12778

Re: Article on Sexual Abuse & Harassment in Buddhist Communi

Shaunc, In case you hadn't noticed, Buddhism is on the decline in Japan. As for positing celibacy as the main cause of misconduct, this is ridiculous. As for it going against nature, Lord Buddha was not a tyrant, he had very good reasons for asking celibacy of his followers which are all available ...
by shaunc
Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:08 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Article on Sexual Abuse & Harassment in Buddhist Communities
Replies: 132
Views: 12778

Re: Article on Sexual Abuse & Harassment in Buddhist Communi

I'm not saying that a free for all love in is the answer & I'm not condoning promiscuity but a stable & loving relationship would probably help things. I doubt it. Plenty of married people get into affairs, or into the swinging scene (wife swapping, open relationships, etc.) out of boredom. Maybe t...
by shaunc
Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:52 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Health Impact of Celibacy
Replies: 301
Views: 31686

Re: Health Impact of Celibacy

Watching news/doco program the other night and they enter a old age facility for people suffering from dementia and what you may ask is the pressing problem in the facility? These unfortunate people don't know who they are, where they are and don't recognise relatives and friends. No worries for ex...
by shaunc
Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:30 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Article on Sexual Abuse & Harassment in Buddhist Communities
Replies: 132
Views: 12778

Re: Article on Sexual Abuse & Harassment in Buddhist Communi

I know I'm going to get torn to shreds for saying this but here goes anyway. Sexual abuse in buddhist sanghas happens for the same reason that it does in the catholic church. Celibacy I believe is the main cause of this problem. As much as I respect monastics this particular vow goes against nature....
by shaunc
Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:15 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Modern Education
Replies: 40
Views: 4186

Re: Modern Education

I'd just like to say that I agree with most of Husengs points. I've lived most of my life in Australia but have also spent a considerable amount of time in the Philippines. I can personally vouch that a lot of what huseng has said is fairly true as far as my observations go.
by shaunc
Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:55 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land Study Group Thread
Replies: 305
Views: 25580

Re: Pureland study group anyone?

30th April. I'll start reading.
by shaunc
Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:48 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land Study Group Thread
Replies: 305
Views: 25580

Re: Pureland study group anyone?

This is a great idea. I feel that this study group may help me.
by shaunc
Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Climate Change: We're Doomed
Replies: 871
Views: 90564

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

I keep a few chooks in the backyard, they're all either sisters or 1/2 sisters. Today I noticed one of the girls has started moulting already. What's so strange about it is that normally they'd all moult at about the same time (May/June) it's unseasonably warm here at the moment (high 20's celcius).
by shaunc
Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: "Attack of the White Buddhists" by Justin Chin
Replies: 28
Views: 3222

Re: "Attack of the White Buddhists" by Justin Chin

There's good & bad in all cultures/societys/religions. How to take only the good from all these things & combine them to make one I don't know, it's going to take people that are a lot smarter than me. In a way I suppose that's what buddhism teaches, the middle path is always the best way.
by shaunc
Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Man faces jail for laughing too loudly
Replies: 2
Views: 763

Re: Man faces jail for laughing too loudly

Aint it always the way. The cops never think it's as funny as you do.
by shaunc
Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:20 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Soul split into multiple mosquitoes?
Replies: 101
Views: 11855

Re: Soul split into multiple mosquitoes?

Why would sexual misconduct be a more serious offence than any of the other 5 precepts? I hope this is wrong as I'm on my 2nd marriage & believe that I suffered enough in the 1st without being chopped in half. Surely killing (murder) would be the most serious of the precepts & we work our way down f...
by shaunc
Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:56 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Lost my job
Replies: 23
Views: 3822

Re: Lost my job

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