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by rory
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Bhaisajyaguru and Liberation.
Replies: 24
Views: 3131

Re: Bhaisajyaguru and Liberation.

What if when Tatsuo donates to aid organizations and/or offers direct help, he himself is being a bodhisattva instead of just believing in the bodhisattvas? There are more than two mutually exusive ways to look at something. And, gasp, what if Tatsuo believes in the superior efficacy of direct help...
by rory
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Bhaisajyaguru and Liberation.
Replies: 24
Views: 3131

Re: Bhaisajyaguru and Liberation.

Why do you consider it more helpful? Don't you have faith in the bodhisattvas; are you a nihilist? This strikes me as an unfair and largely unhelpful black and white zero sum game ... Kevin, many people who practice Buddhism do it as a philosophy and are nihilists. It's a big norm in Western Buddhi...
by rory
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Bhaisajyaguru and Liberation.
Replies: 24
Views: 3131

Re: Bhaisajyaguru and Liberation.

Tatsuo: I agree that it is a compassionate act to pray for people who are suffering, though I consider direct help or donations to an aid organization to be more helpful Why do you consider it more helpful? Don't you have faith in the bodhisattvas; are you a nihilist? Have you actively chanted sutr...
by rory
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Bhaisajyaguru and Liberation.
Replies: 24
Views: 3131

Re: Bhaisajyaguru and Liberation.

Yakushi Nyorai is the protector of the nation as it was a thousand years ago so it is today. I never quite understood the focus on nation-protecting. Shouldn’t a Buddha or Bodhisattva protect all sentient beings, including humans from other nations? That concept of Buddhism being used to defend the...
by rory
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Bhaisajyaguru and Liberation.
Replies: 24
Views: 3131

Re: Bhaisajyaguru and Liberation.

I've reposted this topic as it's of so much importance! Saicho established Yakushi Nyorai, Medicine Buddha, as the honzon of Enryakuji. Yakushi Nyorai is the protector of the nation as it was a thousand years ago so it is today. "Saicho had statues of Yakushi in each of the four ships on his way to ...
by rory
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: pray to Medicine Buddha for the people of Wuhan
Replies: 2
Views: 509

pray to Medicine Buddha for the people of Wuhan

11 million people are quarantined in Wuhan due to the coronavirus. As Mahanyanists we all can come together and pray to Medicine Buddha, Yakushi Nyorai, for the health and safety of Wuhan.

Namu Yakushi Nyorai

gassho
Rory
by rory
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Amida Kyo for Wuhan
Replies: 2
Views: 747

Amida Kyo for Wuhan

Let's chant the Amida kyo for those who have died in Wuhan. May they be born in Amida's Pure Land...
gassho
Rory
by rory
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak in China
Replies: 5
Views: 5025

Re: Coronavirus outbreak in China

From the Earth: I will burn incense and pray to Yakushi Nyorai,Medicine Buddha, at my altar for the people of Wuhan.
gassho
Rory
by rory
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?
Replies: 176
Views: 12151

Re: Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?

Buddhism is a missionary religion; nobody owns it. Also people have afflictions, read and chant Chapter 25 of the Lotus Sutra Kannon-sama's chapter and you will grow in compassion and want to help others.
gassho
Rory
by rory
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Documentary of Master Zhiyi (Jp: Chigi, WG: Chih-I)
Replies: 2
Views: 1097

Documentary of Master Zhiyi (Jp: Chigi, WG: Chih-I)

Thanks to Rev. Jikai who posted this elsewhere: enjoy this documentary in Chinese with English subtitles on great Master Zhiyi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEPqDNZ5F-4&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2_m_OrmOFDopfCCwZH5iqpY8g47MIOsJNno31AX4S02RcKSDZeUS2bYFE and here is Part 2: https://www.youtube.com...
by rory
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 628
Views: 64590

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Even if lab grown meats productions run into troubles, we should remember that there already exist plenty of faux meat from various vegetable sources, I tried and I liked them. I just hope they become more affordable and popular. But I suppose some people have pickier taste buds than others, and I ...
by rory
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 628
Views: 64590

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Maybe. Depends on how healthy it is. More critically, will it be vegan? I imagine it would be like an MP3 to Live Music, even when its perfected. QQ, I would never eat it, cannot imagine it would be regarded as vegan. Technically, no it wouldn't be vegan as long as they are using Fetal bovine serum...
by rory
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 628
Views: 64590

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Maybe. Depends on how healthy it is. More critically, will it be vegan? I imagine it would be like an MP3 to Live Music, even when its perfected. QQ, I would never eat it, cannot imagine it would be regarded as vegan. Johnny D: there are deep social and cultural issues at play, and I doubt some new...
by rory
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 628
Views: 64590

Re: Great Vegan Debate

For the meat eaters here, when cell-cultured meat becomes available, will you eat it? Considering that it will reduce animal cruelty by a considerable extent and the ongoing degradation of the environment.
https://newfoodeconomy.org/cell-culture ... framework/
gassho
Rory
by rory
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Looking for a good place to start to learn the Basic doctrine and teachings of Tendai
Replies: 11
Views: 1543

Re: Looking for a good place to start to learn the Basic doctrine and teachings of Tendai

I was wondering Rory, you saying that an academic view is going to be different from a practitioners view is very eye opening to me. I have no trouble reading materials from practitioners (even some writings by masters ) but academic books are just way too confusing. Could you tell me more about th...
by rory
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 628
Views: 64590

Re: Great Vegan Debate

If someone wants to know what buddhists mean by 'attachment' this is the best example that I have ever seen! gassho Rory PS vegan me isn't worried. They're developing cloned meat in Israel and elsewhere, you'll all be eating it before long. I'm good with that...though the ethics are interesting to c...
by rory
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Looking for a good place to start to learn the Basic doctrine and teachings of Tendai
Replies: 11
Views: 1543

Re: Looking for a good place to start to learn the Basic doctrine and teachings of Tendai

Hellow Snowbeast: firs things I'lve linked a nice intro to Tendai Buddhism below. Also Brook Ziporyn is an academic just like Paul Swanson, and an academic's understanding of Tiantai philosophy is very different from practitioners practicing Tendai! So it's important to understand that. Here is a sh...
by rory
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 628
Views: 64590

Re: Great Vegan Debate

One ought not take life. We all face the consequences of our actions. Some simple rules the Buddha taught. If it takes one more than five words to except application of a rule, you're probably bull shitting. Why is everyone getting all up in each other's meals. If you've concluded its good for you,...
by rory
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 628
Views: 64590

Re: Great Vegan Debate

In samsara all beings live by intentionally or unintentionally (mostly both) killing other beings. This could be one of the best definitions of the nature of samsara. The objective of Buddhism is to get out of samsara and help other beings in getting out . The objective is not reforming samsara. It...
by rory
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 628
Views: 64590

Re: Great Vegan Debate

I haven't seen the whole documentary yet, just the trailer linked here. I imagine that they are not arguing that one needs to be a vegan to be a world class power lifter, just that one can still do so as a vegan. And that would destroy the myth that one needs to eat meat to be strong, to be a world...

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