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by Bristollad
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Violent dogs
Replies: 26
Views: 1708

Re: Violent dogs

I don’t understand why people keep pit bulls I don’t understand why people keep chihuahuas Deal with the deed, not the breed. https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/our-resources/kennel-club-campaigns/dangerous-dogs/ The problem of dangerous dogs is a social one and needs to be tackled through the enforc...
by Bristollad
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is death throught hunger and thirst cause of preta rebirth?
Replies: 27
Views: 1834

Re: Is death throught hunger and thirst cause of preta rebirth?

what would lead a person to die because of hunger/thirst? Paralysized and unable to feed themselves. Trapped in rubble of a building. Imprisoned and not fed. What kind of question is this? Are we having a mixed-meaning issue because of translation? Or even for religious reason e.g. Jains "Sallekhan...
by Bristollad
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What exactly is equanimity?
Replies: 60
Views: 3517

Re: What exactly is equanimity?

Is it the mere arresting of malicious thought concerning the provocateur? More like the lack of production of malicious thought to begin with. There is no "provocateur" because there is no provocation. Exactly. Equanimity is the deliberate not allowing any kind of thought----zero. Its looking direc...
by Bristollad
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Multiple reincarnations
Replies: 13
Views: 1831

Re: Multiple reincarnations

I'm not sure I would take His Holiness' comments that way. What he acknowledges is that there is one person who is named Panchen Lama (by Chinese officials) - and another person that was recognised the traditional way and approved by His Holiness. Furthermore, the Chinese installed one has (at least...
by Bristollad
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: All sentient beings as my past mothers.....
Replies: 47
Views: 2292

Re: All sentient beings as my past mothers.....

Loonies frankly. Unless they are Tibetan with an entirely different conditioning going back generations. You cannot tell me with a straight face that you can or should see a worm as your mother? I’m afraid we need to develop a whole new set of upayas, or look like Mike Myers type parodies. Seeing a...
by Bristollad
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Wylie spelling for rigpe cha
Replies: 2
Views: 848

Re: Wylie spelling for rigpe cha

Oops, forgot to put the Wylie.

rig cha abbreviation of rig pa’i cha, synonym of gdangs cha
by Bristollad
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Wylie spelling for rigpe cha
Replies: 2
Views: 848

Re: Wylie spelling for rigpe cha

Is this what you’re asking for? རིག་ཆ the aware aspect, the aspect of awareness, the quality of being aware, cognizant, the cognizant aspect, abbr. of རིག་པའི་ཆ་ Syn གདངས་ཆ་ ; on the side of awareness https://dictionary.christian-steinert.de/#%7B%22activeTerm%22%3A%22rig%20cha%22%2C%22lang%22%3A%22t...
by Bristollad
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello From Brazil
Replies: 6
Views: 735

Re: Hello From Brazil

There is also the recent book by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Thubten Chodron: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1614291276/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_zkELDb3650Q9C which looks are the commonality and differences between the various Buddhist Traditions in regards to core teachings like dependent arising and ...
by Bristollad
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Cittamatra, Yogacara and Vijnanavada the same thing?
Replies: 26
Views: 1563

Re: Cittamatra, Yogacara and Vijnanavada the same thing?

I’m coming from a Gelug viewpoint whereby Shentong is not understood to be synonymous with Yogacara. You follow your teachers and their teachings. If your teacher sees an important distinction for your practise between Chittamatra and Yogacara, then you work with that. Mine don’t. When you have full...
by Bristollad
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from the UK
Replies: 19
Views: 1442

Re: Hello from the UK

Thank you all for the welcomes! I'm based in Essex so London easy to reach :smile: The centre I know best is Jamyang Buddhist Centre which is just south of the Elephant and Castle. Its a Tibetan tradition, Gelug orientated centre run by the FPMT. The resident teacher has recently changed due to Ges...
by Bristollad
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Cittamatra, Yogacara and Vijnanavada the same thing?
Replies: 26
Views: 1563

Re: Cittamatra, Yogacara and Vijnanavada the same thing?

In Chinese Buddhism, a distinction is made - read Chinese Buddhism sources to understand. In Tibetan Buddhism, no real difference is seen. Take your pick which approach works best for you.
by Bristollad
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from the UK
Replies: 19
Views: 1442

Re: Hello from the UK

Dear Jen,

As you’ve no doubt seen on the internet, this group does seem controversial. Whereabouts in the UK are you? People could then suggest non-controversial nearby groups and teachers you could approach for some face-to-face advice. And welcome to Dharma Wheel :smile:
by Bristollad
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: New rule: quote & comment?
Replies: 27
Views: 3690

Re: New rule: quote & comment?

This idea doesn't work for me. If I want to comment on a quote from someone else, it seems natural, logical and courteous to supply the context for the comment (the quote) before supplying the comment. When I've seen it the other way around - comment, then quote - I've ended up reading the comment, ...
by Bristollad
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Change to lay vows - sexual misconduct
Replies: 7
Views: 616

Re: Change to lay vows - sexual misconduct

Yup, as Javier says. I did a little bit of digging and it seems there is not much in sutras about these different ways to have sex. It mostly seems to be a thing of mahayana authors who really love enumerating and from them Gampopa got it and from him the tibetan buddhists got it, in general. Like ...
by Bristollad
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?
Replies: 57
Views: 2735

Re: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?

2. In the long run, of course, not determinism. In the immediate future, of course, determinism. What do you mean by this? Are you saying that how I react to any particular circumstance next week e.g. being robbed, is already determined? If that is what you mean, then I disagree and would argue tha...
by Bristollad
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Canada has a terrible system of government?
Replies: 10
Views: 817

Re: Canada has a terrible system of government?

The Canadian healthcare system has its flaws, like any other system, and everyone pays for it in taxes. It's not a liberal paradise. Hmmm, the old American bugbear of a socialised healthcare. Almost every developed nation provides some form of socialised healthcare, and yes that is paid for by taxe...
by Bristollad
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Canada has a terrible system of government?
Replies: 10
Views: 817

Re: Canada has a terrible system of government?

Sādhaka wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:06 am
Shapiro is mostly right IMO
:rolling:

Okay, well opinions differ I guess.
by Bristollad
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Canada has a terrible system of government?
Replies: 10
Views: 817

Re: Canada has a terrible system of government?

He is blending facts, half-facts, opinions and untruths and delivering them as an overwhelming onslaught to overcome the critical faculties of his listeners. Reminds me of Ben Shapiro - same fast delivery, same lack of accuracy or nuanced understanding. I'll have to look into, point by point, the i...
by Bristollad
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Canada has a terrible system of government?
Replies: 10
Views: 817

Re: Canada has a terrible system of government?

This video is one Canadian's critique of his country's political system: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qU_CuvSOupU If you are a left-leaning American like myself, you might be very dissatisfied with our president and the Republicans in Congress right now. Instead of just insisting that we all mov...
by Bristollad
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Curating the Vulture Peak silk.
Replies: 9
Views: 740

Re: Curating the Vulture Peak silk.

Queequeg wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:18 pm
Bristollad wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:05 pm
That horrible noise in the background! Argh!
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The background “music” was horrible and distracting. I ended up turning the sound off and the subtitles on.

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