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by HandsomeMonkeyking
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: mindfulness, meditation and martial arts and war
Replies: 51
Views: 4170

Re: mindfulness, meditation and martial arts and war

No cultivation of stillness can make up for ignorance of the basic facts of violence. This put it very nicely. I have taught a couple of self defense seminars and run a small class where we occasionally delve into knife violence, people have some crazy ideas about what's feasible and what isn't. Mo...
by HandsomeMonkeyking
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: mindfulness, meditation and martial arts and war
Replies: 51
Views: 4170

Re: mindfulness, meditation and martial arts and war

Some of the whitewashing of Aikido history done by his son and others is also interesting to look at. For example, the sweeping under the carpet of his pre-war activities and "this is how you kill the enemy" language in favor of a mythical "Art of Peace," the downplaying of Daito Ryu as the source ...
by HandsomeMonkeyking
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: mindfulness, meditation and martial arts and war
Replies: 51
Views: 4170

Re: mindfulness, meditation and martial arts and war

On Shaolin, read Meir Shahar's academic tome, which covers the history and historiography quite thoroughly. There are a bunch of books on the legends and what not, as well as other works dealing with the martial arts-meditation connection, but nothing very serious springs to mind. Yes, I have this ...
by HandsomeMonkeyking
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: mindfulness, meditation and martial arts and war
Replies: 51
Views: 4170

Re: mindfulness, meditation and martial arts and war

On the Japanese martial arts side, those interested in Zen/bujutsu connections from a practice standpoint may read Takuan Soho's Fudochi Shimmyo Roku , as well as the writings of eminent martial artists who also practiced Zen such as Yagyu Munenori, Musashi, etc. in early Edo, Yamaoka Tesshu in ear...
by HandsomeMonkeyking
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: mindfulness, meditation and martial arts and war
Replies: 51
Views: 4170

mindfulness, meditation and martial arts and war

I am looking for sources that speak about the connection of meditation techniques, probably mostly mindfulness, and martial arts. Maybe somebody here has insights into how certain groups used their level of attention and awareness in martial arts or in other ways in their lives that might have not b...
by HandsomeMonkeyking
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Counting mantras
Replies: 21
Views: 1869

Re: Counting mantras

I have not yet understood why the counting is important at all. There are three ways to do a deity retreat, the best is to practice until you achieve a sign; the medium is doing some practice for a set period. The inferior is counting. Most people are inferior. Thank you for the explanation Malcolm!
by HandsomeMonkeyking
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: the hero who frees from fear
Replies: 3
Views: 508

the hero who frees from fear

Recently saw this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHyQ0eO6STo It's an audio book, in german. According to the text its written by the Dalai Lama, and seems to be a commentary of something from the 1st Panchen Lama. Maybe as the title suggests with a similar title to "The Hero who frees from fear - ...
by HandsomeMonkeyking
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Counting mantras
Replies: 21
Views: 1869

Re: Counting mantras

I have not yet understood why the counting is important at all.
by HandsomeMonkeyking
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Counting mantras
Replies: 21
Views: 1869

Re: Counting mantras

Do you then write it down at home?
by HandsomeMonkeyking
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: artwork archive
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Re: artwork archive

Thank you!

Actually at one point I already found that site, but navigated it wrongly. Now that you pointed it out I looked more closely, and saw that it's actually what I am looking for.

Should be a bit more patient the next time :)

Thanks.
by HandsomeMonkeyking
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: artwork archive
Replies: 3
Views: 402

artwork archive

Hi,

I wondered if there is an archive that collects, saves, and makes buddhist artwork publicly available.
Things like drawings, thangkas etc.

On the cover of many books I often see nice paintings. Even if I know the persons depicted I almost never find the painting online though.
by HandsomeMonkeyking
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Jealousy, but not about status?
Replies: 10
Views: 1031

Re: Jealousy, but not about status?

Everything I read relates jealousy to needing material things or needing praise, but, fortunately, I can't relate to that kind of jealousy. I think it's foolish to overpay for a car for the sake of a label, or to buy a large house you barely spend time in, paying too much just to maintain it. This ...
by HandsomeMonkeyking
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Christian/Jewish/Muslim God in context of Buddhism
Replies: 18
Views: 2097

Re: Christian/Jewish/Muslim God in context of Buddhism

The question is a little silly in that it assumes a uniformity in understanding of God within any (let alone all!) of the traditions mentioned. For Christianity alone are we talking about God as understood by the Westboro Baptist church, or as understood by a Franciscan Friar? What about God as und...
by HandsomeMonkeyking
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Vimalakirtinirdesha Sūtra
Replies: 13
Views: 1639

Vimalakirtinirdesha Sūtra

Mod note: Topic split from here: https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=21351#p312923 There are several texts which suggest that, for a woman to become a Buddha, she must first be reborn as a man. However, the biographical sutras refer to several women who attained arhantship. What is the dif...
by HandsomeMonkeyking
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Christian/Jewish/Muslim God in context of Buddhism
Replies: 18
Views: 2097

Re: Christian/Jewish/Muslim God in context of Buddhism

What can one do to reduce the influence of such a being over oneself? Practice Buddhadharma. I figured someone would say this. However I fear its not a satisfactory answer to me. What I meant is: Lets say you dont have any relation to that being, not believing in it etc, maybe not even heard of it....
by HandsomeMonkeyking
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dubious topics
Replies: 5
Views: 850

Dubious topics

Some time ago I read an old book by HHDL which seems to be written shortly after his escape, maybe it was his autobiography, not sure anymore. I remember in it he suggested that there were some things going not optimal in Tibet. Farmers having to give too much tribute and things like this. Also I re...
by HandsomeMonkeyking
Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Christian/Jewish/Muslim God in context of Buddhism
Replies: 18
Views: 2097

Re: Christian/Jewish/Muslim God in context of Buddhism

What can one do to reduce the influence of such a being over oneself?
by HandsomeMonkeyking
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Christian/Jewish/Muslim God in context of Buddhism
Replies: 18
Views: 2097

Re: Christian/Jewish/Muslib God in context of Buddhism

It's possible that there are areas in the Middle East where certain beings over a long period of time had a great influence on those living there, which developed into cults of worship. And that in turn reinforced the power of these beings, and that then of course meant they could more greatly affe...
by HandsomeMonkeyking
Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Christian/Jewish/Muslim God in context of Buddhism
Replies: 18
Views: 2097

Re: Christian/Jewish/Muslib God in context of Buddhism

2. If they exist, they most certainly are not omnipotent (such a thing is refuted in Buddhadharma). So there's that. In the case that they do exist, it's highly likely that they are actually gyalpos (specific class of beings belonging to the Preta realm). Why? Because their behavior very much corre...
by HandsomeMonkeyking
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Christian/Jewish/Muslim God in context of Buddhism
Replies: 18
Views: 2097

Christian/Jewish/Muslim God in context of Buddhism

In buddhism there are various classes and types of beings. I wondered does the christian god (and for that sake the jewish god and muslim allah) belong to any of those? Do you think it is one of those being that actually communicated with humans? If so, what consequences does worshipping such a bein...

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