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by The Cicada
Sun May 22, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1976
Views: 162166

Re: Music time

Queequeg wrote:I think this pretty much captures the American ethos...
I thought that killing one's heroes (like the Buddha) on sight was more of a Japanese thing.


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by The Cicada
Sun May 22, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1976
Views: 162166

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by The Cicada
Sun May 22, 2016 2:40 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1976
Views: 162166

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by The Cicada
Sun May 22, 2016 2:12 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1976
Views: 162166

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by The Cicada
Sat May 21, 2016 3:12 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Protector - India on Trump
Replies: 0
Views: 441

The Protector - India on Trump

Right thinking Indians are praying for the election of future President Donald Trump, Beloved of the Gods, who will be the next president of the United States, and acknowledge his place in history. https://timedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/rtx2dsl9.jpg "Going by the statements of Donald Trump, ...
by The Cicada
Tue May 17, 2016 2:38 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Is it all America's Fault? Discuss - From POTUS part 2
Replies: 117
Views: 6724

Re: Is it all America's Fault? Discuss - From POTUS part 2

I think the days is fast coming when the United States won't be imposing on any other nations, much less policing the world or fighting conflicts for others. Yes, one day the giant will go back to sleep, and the oppressed or soon to be invaded can beg at the door of the mighty Chinese or the sagacio...
by The Cicada
Sat May 14, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Inside the Bathroom Movement
Replies: 65
Views: 5602

Re: Inside the Bathroom Movement

DGA wrote: Who cares if Gavin was born a girl--let him move his bowels on his own terms.
That is so moving.
by The Cicada
Fri May 13, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 2
Replies: 311
Views: 24528

Re: POTUS 2016, part 2

I'm relating a bar room conversation I had the other night with some bold face named academics. What they said I think is pretty typical for their class of people who on the whole I consider part of the establishment. They, their friends and families, all move in the circles of "the elite". That's ...
by The Cicada
Fri May 13, 2016 6:21 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Inside the Bathroom Movement
Replies: 65
Views: 5602

Re: Inside the Bathroom Movement

I don't see why bodily functions should be limited to one arbitrary space. They're natural, and should be relieved where they arise, when they arise.

Problem solved, folks!
by The Cicada
Fri May 06, 2016 4:33 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 2
Replies: 311
Views: 24528

Re: POTUS 2016, part 2

Trump seems to have been identified with the great general George S. Patton, a reincarnationist and fierce defender of the Republic in its time of need. Apparently there were only around 6 months between the death of Patton and the birth of Trump, and the similarities, both historically and in their...
by The Cicada
Fri May 06, 2016 12:33 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1976
Views: 162166

Re: Music time

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by The Cicada
Sat Apr 30, 2016 12:38 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 2
Replies: 311
Views: 24528

Re: POTUS 2016, part 2

I'm pretty convinced that Trump takes almost nothing he says seriously. I don't think he personally believes in any of the nonsense he is using to rile people up. Pretty much, he believes in money. There are other things of value for which money is only a means to an end, and it is that category of...
by The Cicada
Sat Apr 30, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Where does the 1000 arm Avalokitesvara come from?
Replies: 7
Views: 1080

Re: Where does the 1000 arm Avalokitesvara come from?

If noone responds I can ask my teacher when I see him next time (3 weeks). He says in Tibetan he is called the Eleven-Headed Avalokiteshvara and the story of how Avalokiteshvara managed to get 11 heads is the favorite one of my teacher. But I don't remember he mentioned a source. Edit: When I try a...
by The Cicada
Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Avalokiteshvara Symbolism
Replies: 14
Views: 1755

Re: Avalokiteshvara Symbolism

Consulted some Buddhist iconography books. The jug is often interpreted as a water jug, symbolizing the quenching of thirst. Bells are sometimes symbols of the feminine principle. Lol. Well, this is in fact more sparse than what an internet search offers! Ha. The feminine principle is a symbol for ...
by The Cicada
Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:57 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Avalokiteshvara Symbolism
Replies: 14
Views: 1755

Re: Avalokiteshvara Symbolism

The meaning of those items is irrelevant outside the context of practice. Do you mean that the meaning of the items is irrelevant outside of the context of one's lineage of practice; does the meaning vary significantly from school to school? I learned that the vase is filled with the dew of compass...
by The Cicada
Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:20 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Avalokiteshvara Symbolism
Replies: 14
Views: 1755

Re: Avalokiteshvara Symbolism

The best thing this board could do for you is help you find someone in real life who can help you. Ask and you shall find. Do you suppose some qualified person could tell me about the meaning of these items? That's what I came here to ask and find. Yes, and much more importantly, can instruct you i...
by The Cicada
Sun Apr 17, 2016 12:55 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Avalokiteshvara Symbolism
Replies: 14
Views: 1755

Re: Avalokiteshvara Symbolism

DGA wrote: The best thing this board could do for you is help you find someone in real life who can help you. Ask and you shall find.
Do you suppose some qualified person could tell me about the meaning of these items? That's what I came here to ask and find.
by The Cicada
Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Avalokiteshvara Symbolism
Replies: 14
Views: 1755

Re: Avalokiteshvara Symbolism

He has eleven heads or faces, eight principal hands, and nine hundred and ninety two secondary or 'branch' hands, which radiate outwards in six symmetrical and fan-like semi-circles. Each of his hands has an outward-gazing eye in its palm, with its five fingers representing the five 'method' perfec...
by The Cicada
Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Avalokiteshvara Symbolism
Replies: 14
Views: 1755

Re: Avalokiteshvara Symbolism

Bristollad wrote:It may be better if you identify which tradition and form you have in mind, for people to be able to answer you.
Right. The Thousand-Armed form. In this case, I would like if the respondents simply gave the answer relevant to their own tradition.

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by The Cicada
Sat Apr 16, 2016 5:26 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Avalokiteshvara Symbolism
Replies: 14
Views: 1755

Avalokiteshvara Symbolism

What is the meaning of the jug and the bell of the bodhisattva?

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