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by joy&peace
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DJKR letter to Aung San Suu Kyi
Replies: 100
Views: 9201

Re: DJKR letter to Aung San Suu Kyi

East and West have been connecting for more than 50 or 100 years, more than a thousand. The essence of this letter is not even what's written; but what's underneath. Genocide and as mentioned, ethnic cleansing is going on -- this is an attack on those doing the best they can to stop these actions. I...
by joy&peace
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How are you?
Replies: 25
Views: 1890

How are you?

Just a casual thread to say hey.

Stay warm. .
by joy&peace
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Facts
Replies: 17
Views: 1564

Re: Facts

Lol Anjali :D True. .
by joy&peace
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Words...
Replies: 7
Views: 918

Re: Words...

Nice post Grigoris - I can feel the metta behind it; but every post after is very wrong. Sticks and stones may break my bones But names will never harm me. DNS this is a very false thing that is out there. Words are much more impactful in the world than you might believe. Simple case from today's wo...
by joy&peace
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Words...
Replies: 7
Views: 918

Re: Words...

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by joy&peace
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Rebirth as AI 'organism'
Replies: 63
Views: 3879

Re: Rebirth as AI 'organism'

It's certainly an ancient topic for humanity. . . addressed in many spheres. "For a Breath I Tarry" included.

If an entity gets to be intelligent enough; i.e., who is to say it's not alive?

Haven't we discovered that a lot of these things come down to definition?
by joy&peace
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Rebirth as AI 'organism'
Replies: 63
Views: 3879

Re: Rebirth as AI 'organism'

Japanese view this way; and Shamanism say this, (one of the central aspects of Native religions is that everything is alive)

Dogen has said that we should treat inanimate objects with gentleness.

Anyway just some thoughts.

I also don't want to rile anyone. :anjali:
by joy&peace
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: I am sick of dealing with guests in my home ...
Replies: 7
Views: 1008

Re: I am sick of dealing with guests in my home ...

Good answer too. Also you could go to see them on the days they see you, before hand. Or of course, join a monastery or become a wandering mendicant :smile: Let us know how it goes! Otherwise we just guess and wonder. Have a great day; J. It's also possible to simply make more time for them. Perfect...
by joy&peace
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: I am sick of dealing with guests in my home ...
Replies: 7
Views: 1008

Re: I am sick of dealing with guests in my home ...

Namaste Shivamani, I remember you posting about another concern. This one is similar in a sense. You got some good answers. I also recommend making yourself unavailable. Perhaps you can be at a library when they come. Simply the best thing is to let them know, you are becoming stressed -- they proba...
by joy&peace
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A request to explain Vajrayana to a common Mahayanika
Replies: 102
Views: 10613

Re: A request to explain Vajrayana to a common Mahayanika

Hi, My name is Anders and I am a mahayanika for a goodly number of years now. I read much of the sutras quite literally, take the avatamsaka cosmology at face value, am an ekayanin who takes a fuzzy view on how long the path to buddhahood has to take, and either way think the whole "get there as fa...
by joy&peace
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What is familiarity?
Replies: 10
Views: 1942

Re: What is familiarity?

There is something called quantum entanglement which you might look into.

Familiarity is a dharma; as, all things are dharmas.
by joy&peace
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Kim Peek
Replies: 13
Views: 1610

Re: Kim Peek

Haha.

Don't worry; the Pure Land -- in which we are now -- is filled with jewels, and gems.

:heart: :heart: :meditate:

Have a beautiful day
by joy&peace
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Kim Peek
Replies: 13
Views: 1610

Re: Kim Peek

It is said in the Siksha Samuccaya we should not dispute. So I do not mean this in argumentative way. But I disagree. With love, -- In any case, on a less far-out level; yeah.... The traditional way is begging for food once a day, before noon. But that is wandering monk, now it's less of that style....
by joy&peace
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Kim Peek
Replies: 13
Views: 1610

Re: Kim Peek

When you attain enlightenment, you also have knowledge of the physical universe.

Prajna paramitam is knowledge into all Dharmas.

With love,
by joy&peace
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Pure land transcending the triple realm?
Replies: 10
Views: 1028

Re: Pure land transcending the triple realm?

Very good Monlam. :namaste:

Well said, and posted. :heart: :meditate: :meditate: :meditate:
by joy&peace
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Kim Peek
Replies: 13
Views: 1610

Re: Kim Peek

It's preferable to read Dharma.

With love,
by joy&peace
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Kim Peek
Replies: 13
Views: 1610

Re: Kim Peek

Bodhisattva (wo)man...

I do not prefer to read those...
by joy&peace
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: How do you feel about Buddhists getting involved in politics?
Replies: 66
Views: 16807

Re: How do you feel about Buddhists getting involved in politics?

absolutely it's good.

after all, Buddha preached dharma to kings.

immediately the main reason is for animal's rights. Most Buddhists believe animals have as much right to life as humans; that killing is wrong for them. So to make steps towards this is very good.
by joy&peace
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is reborn after death?
Replies: 128
Views: 14665

Re: What reborns after death?

great question; to consider the answer, nonduality and inter-being come into mind.. - one beautiful way to describe inter-being is like this; that a flower is composed of non-flower element... that is, a flower is the sun, the rain, the earth, and all other elements... it's empty of a separate self,...
by joy&peace
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Dealing With Demons
Replies: 34
Views: 4140

Re: Dealing With Demons

fOr a while last year i was chanting 6-8 hours a day; walking 12+ miles, and sleeping very little. not, none. but very little. once, I chanted 40 hours straight... It's nice to have this energy. Shantideva writes about this. 1 Those who wish to guard their practice Should very attentively guard thei...

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