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by DGA
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhist Monks on the Las Vegas Strip
Replies: 40
Views: 3313

Re: Buddhist Monks on the Las Vegas Strip

TharpaChodron wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:02 am

You can see it here:

https://www.vegasnews.com/126105/giant- ... -year.html

Nice, eh?
Hey, thanks for saving me a trip to Vegas!

That is impressive.
by DGA
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: PANCA KE FESTIVAL
Replies: 15
Views: 541

Re: PANCA KE FESTIVAL

Peanut (splutter) Butter!? Excuse me while I take a mo to process this startling innovation... Yeah, it's a holdover from the Depression. almost 90 years later the great-grandkids are still in that habit. here's another: my mom's family uses Karo syrup and margarine rather than maple syrup and butt...
by DGA
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: PANCA KE FESTIVAL
Replies: 15
Views: 541

Re: PANCA KE FESTIVAL

This ancient devotional rite, the worship of the female deity Panca Ke is central to our spiritual cosmology. The egg represents fertility arising towards Spring whilst the lemon and sugar provide a balance of sensuality. Vegans may substitute banana in place of the egg, thereby recognising the sac...
by DGA
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Suttas/Sutras on smoke offering
Replies: 6
Views: 380

Re: Suttas/Sutras on smoke offering

Tiago Simões wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:23 pm
What scriptures mention smoke offerings or the ritual burning of incense?
here's a more famous passage

http://online.sfsu.edu/rone/Buddhism/BT ... otus23.htm
by DGA
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Pure Land teachings from a Zen perspective
Replies: 142
Views: 8786

Re: Pure Land teachings from a Zen perspective

Dharma Flower wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:09 am
DGA wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:10 am
Start here:

viewtopic.php?f=69&p=435762#p435581
Like the layperson Vimalakirti, it is my turn to respond in silence, and to hopefully allow my practice to speak for itself.
That's one approach...
by DGA
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dog thread
Replies: 45
Views: 1539

Re: Dog thread

My dog is named Chevy. He's a border collie, Australian shepherd, and Brittany spaniel mix. I think he is 13, he is a little over weight, has a lot of warts on his face and head and body, sometimes he shakes like he has a minor seizure while standing, and he is very sensitive and smart. Of course. ...
by DGA
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dog thread
Replies: 45
Views: 1539

Re: Dog thread

When i was a little kid we had a HUGE Boxer. His name was Maharaja. We called him Raj. He ate out of huge mixing bowls. That's all i remember..... My spouse grew up with a boxer who was a little undersized due to a heart condition. She was a very intelligent and devoted dog. I think she was bored a...
by DGA
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dog thread
Replies: 45
Views: 1539

Re: Dog thread

Mantrik wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:58 pm
In my life I have shared my life with and trained quite a few, as well as run a branch of a now-defunct dog charity called Pro Dogs. All dogs seem to like me; even the wild dogs in India would bring me their puppies or come to me to die. Guess I'm part canine.
Dogs know who their friends are.
by DGA
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dog thread
Replies: 45
Views: 1539

Re: Dog thread

As a kid, a kelpie x cattle dog = Sharon As a teenager, a whippet = shillbe As an adult; a whippet = diamond As an adult, a greyhound = Lucy As an adult, a whippet = smokey I've always liked short haired sight hounds. One of mine is some kind of whippet mutt. She has the body of a whippet but the s...
by DGA
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dog thread
Replies: 45
Views: 1539

Re: Dog thread

boda wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:19 pm
Our new pup Red. Australian Shepard, and quite the rascalian.
Perfect name for a blue-eyed dog.

My brother-in-law has an Australian Shepherd and she's among the top five smartest dogs I've ever met. Great family dog. SO MUCH FUR
by DGA
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhist Monks on the Las Vegas Strip
Replies: 40
Views: 3313

Re: Buddhist Monks on the Las Vegas Strip

:lol: Now I kind of want to go see that display My spouse is a fire snake. I can only imagine what the set designers of the Strip would come up with for that one... There was an amazing fire dragon made of lights at Caesars Palace, so I think I've seen what it looks like. Quite impressive. :) That'...
by DGA
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What did you learn from the movies?
Replies: 50
Views: 1452

Re: What did you learn from the movies?

Kunga Lhadzom wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:51 pm
DGA wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:55 pm

I call 'em as I see 'em.

That's good...spontaneous...sorry for being so anal.
You have nothing to apologize for my friend.

:cheers:
by DGA
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Pure Land teachings from a Zen perspective
Replies: 142
Views: 8786

Re: Pure Land teachings from a Zen perspective

I have a Tumblr page with over 3,000 followers, mostly dedicated to quoting articles and books on Pure Land practice from a Ch'an/Zen perspective. The URL is matthewsatori.tumblr.com. I would really appreciate it if anyone can please suggest content to include on my page. That would be very helpful...
by DGA
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dog thread
Replies: 45
Views: 1539

Dog thread

Let's talk about dogs.

I have two of them, both mutts. They are pretty great. We let them sleep under the covers with us at night because we are indulgent and bad, but also because we like to be warm.
by DGA
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: PANCA KE FESTIVAL
Replies: 15
Views: 541

Re: PANCA KE FESTIVAL

Mantrik wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:05 pm
Maximilian the Pancake Hound
Maximilian is a good name for a dog.

We should be discussing dogs.

There should be a dedicated dog thread.
by DGA
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought
Replies: 283
Views: 11371

Re: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought

Side note: Dharma Flower wrote the quote in DGA's post, not rory. Yes, I messed up with the quote tool and got the tags all wrong on accident. The part I was particularly interested in discussing was the quotation from J Stone's study on changes in Japanese Buddhist doctrines in a much later histor...
by DGA
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought
Replies: 283
Views: 11371

"One Mind" in Hua Yen thought

I know very little about Hua Yen thought. This post in a different thread caught my eye and raised a question for those who have studied Hua Yen thought with care: I think we might need to politely agree to disagree. From the time of Bodhidharma to the present, Ch'an/Zen has used the term "One Mind,...
by DGA
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Pure Land teachings from a Zen perspective
Replies: 142
Views: 8786

Re: Pure Land teachings from a Zen perspective

Ch'an Master Yin Kuang is a modern patriarch of Chinese Pure Land Buddhism. In terms of providing a concise explanation of Pure Land teachings from a Ch'an perspective, this might be the best I've come across: It is because the Mind-only Pure Land exists that we are reborn in the Pure Land of the W...
by DGA
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is convincing to you?
Replies: 18
Views: 991

Re: What is convincing to you?

What is no longer convincing to me? My own memory. I clearly recall a discussion on DW regarding the use of the word "expedient" as a noun and not an adjective. Like this: As an expedient to prevent harm in icy weather, I put condoms on my dog's paws. or I had a ball joint going bad on my rig, so I ...
by DGA
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Upāya (continued from another thread)
Replies: 6
Views: 501

Re: Upāya (continued from another thread)

A question for any takers: If it is true that there is such a thing as upaya, that any upaya presumes a definitive teaching, that and any definitive teaching must be a particular view, then what is a definitive view? and in the context of that definitive view, what does it mean for something to be u...

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