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by Yavana
Mon May 23, 2016 5:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Essence of Conservatism
Replies: 72
Views: 5797

Re: Essence of Conservatism

Americans are exceptionally good at hanging on to the mythical view of their country as a bastion of freedom, despite ample evidence to the contrary. Rather, we simply keep a sane perspective on our flaws in relation to those of other nations. This introspection can have a downside, since our self-...
by Yavana
Mon May 23, 2016 5:44 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why you should get married
Replies: 65
Views: 5939

Re: Why you should get married

SD, This old joke springs to mind "My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met!" The only real reason to get married is for the sake of children. Once we have children, we have a duty to them. I wonder what, in traditional Buddhist cultures, was done about a man or woman who abandoned th...
by Yavana
Mon May 23, 2016 2:33 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Favorite Secular Quotes
Replies: 30
Views: 3441

Re: Favorite Secular Quotes

"Better to live a day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep." — Donald J Trump

(Very similar to:
"It is better to live a single day with honor than to live to 120 and die in disgrace." — Nichiren)
by Yavana
Sun May 22, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3009
Views: 320830

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 Yavana
Sun May 22, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3009
Views: 320830

Re: Music time

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by Yavana
Sun May 22, 2016 2:40 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3009
Views: 320830

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by Yavana
Sun May 22, 2016 2:12 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3009
Views: 320830

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by Yavana
Fri May 06, 2016 12:33 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3009
Views: 320830

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by Yavana
Sat Apr 30, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Where does the 1000 arm Avalokitesvara come from?
Replies: 7
Views: 1733

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 Yavana
Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Avalokiteshvara Symbolism
Replies: 14
Views: 2643

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 Yavana
Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:57 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Avalokiteshvara Symbolism
Replies: 14
Views: 2643

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 Yavana
Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:20 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Avalokiteshvara Symbolism
Replies: 14
Views: 2643

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 Yavana
Sun Apr 17, 2016 12:55 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Avalokiteshvara Symbolism
Replies: 14
Views: 2643

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 Yavana
Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Avalokiteshvara Symbolism
Replies: 14
Views: 2643

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 Yavana
Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Avalokiteshvara Symbolism
Replies: 14
Views: 2643

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 Yavana
Sat Apr 16, 2016 5:26 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Avalokiteshvara Symbolism
Replies: 14
Views: 2643

Avalokiteshvara Symbolism

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

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