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- Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:36 pm
- Forum: Nyingma
- Topic: New to Nyingma - Longchen Nyingtik - Lingtrul Rinpoche
- Replies: 3
- Views: 925
I hope you make a good connection with this teacher. My responses: 1) Words of my Perfect Teacher 2) Just go and attend teachings. Later, ask for lung to ngondro. 3) Big question :) For a start if you are not already doing so, I would suggest that you add the 3 Supreme Methods to every meditation se...
Yeah, I find little value in academic articles on Buddhism because they approach the subject from the position of nihilism. This is evident in any historical treatment of the development of the three vehicles. An academic's bread and butter is addictive conceptualization, taking their thoughts to be...
- Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:57 pm
- Forum: Dharma Stories
- Topic: Quotations or Traditional Sayings
- Replies: 7
- Views: 3787
I remember a teaching that any truth that agrees with Buddha's teaching is equal to Dharma. Do you know any traditional sayings, or quotes from famous people from history that echo Buddha's truths? Here's one from my great grandmother: "And this too shall pass." Another favorite: "First, do no harm....
- Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:01 pm
- Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
- Topic: how to be a buddhist?
- Replies: 43
- Views: 5154
Happiness is subject to the suffering of change. Even the long life gods of the formless realm, whose lifespans are immense and who dwell in pure contentment, suffer horribly when that karma is exhausted and they fall into the lower realms.
Thanks to the input in this thread, I think I'm beginning to get a rough picture of the current view. I sort of amalgamated the root ideas and themes inferred from the various images, memes, and written posts. It's an appeal to emergency. Because of current political events and social phenomena, for...
IMO hate is a very narrow view and it's expressions are very near at least to lying/falsehood, often. Noone would consider the right for free lies a human right, isn't it? Yes, lying is a vice, not a crime. It was generally suggested back in my day, in light of 20th Century socialist totalitarianis...
I am interested in this subject. I remember learning the rationale for allowing all speech to be that the slightest incursion on the freedom of speech would open the door for greater restrictions. To paraphrase a well known quote, that even if I disagree with you, I'll defend your right to say it to...
Thanks for the replies. The other thread was interesting and useful. There's always an good old thread out there, it seems. And the improved translation was indeed illuminating. Here it is for anyone who'd like a quick link: https://books.google.com/books?id=2aSdyq0DD4gC&lpg=PP1&pg=PA34#v=onepage&q&...
“My father is wisdom and my mother is voidness. My country is the country of Dharma. I am of no caste and no creed. I am sustained by perplexity; and I am here to destroy lust, anger and sloth.” ~Padmasambhava I would appreciate any comments or explanation on the line, "I am sustained by perplexity....
- Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:00 pm
- Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
- Topic: Purification practices and repeating negative actions on daily basis
- Replies: 7
- Views: 2007
I'll reply because I've dealt with a similar issue, though not work related. But, the issue of continuing negative actions while performing purification is something that I am familiar with. My own decision was to continue with the purification while making every effort to reform bad behavior. Like ...
- Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:47 pm
- Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
- Topic: Texts that destroy ""scientific" materialism
- Replies: 221
- Views: 22547
I'm looking for recommendations of texts that explain the error in scientific materialism and/or positivism. I have Thinley Norbu's Cascading Waterfall of Nectar, which has some good refutations of both eternalism and nihilism. What medicine do you recommend?
My post was an effort to create an argument within the context of SpinyNorman's own reasoning. I'm sorry if my wordplay got out of hand. It is my solemn promise that no mulled wine was harmed, or even involved at all, really. I consider Buddhist teachings definitive on matters of cause and effect.
I've spent some time mulling this over with some warm spiced wine, and while I have a number of further arguments for you, I'll have mercy and spare you the pain. Here is my lastest and bestest: Human convention denies that morality is human convention. I have three supporting arguments: 1. Nurember...
- Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:09 pm
- Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
- Topic: What's in simple, brief explanation, emptiness?
- Replies: 241
- Views: 19475
For dung beetles, crap is deeeeeelicious. For me, not so much.
- Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:36 pm
- Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
- Topic: Having a body is like carrying around a sack of poison
- Replies: 33
- Views: 3352
Yeah, this kind of teaching seems like it could be very useful for certain people in certain situations.
I think human rights are a good cause to get behind, but I do see them as a human construct rather than as some kind of moral absolute. Without malice, may I press you further on this point? Your subordinate clause seems to suggest that you agree with my perspective that chattel slavery is a crime,...
From my perspective rights stem from the interaction between the apparent physical reality and a sentient being's ability for self-reflection and rational thinking. In other words, because I appear to have a body, which occupies space, it should belong to me and not someone else. I have a pre-existi...