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by veggiepeace
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: We are a Kali Yuga culture
Replies: 178
Views: 9006

Re: We are a Kali Yuga culture

But we can't deny that huge social and cultural advancements do exist! Global pollution, cancers, mass extinction, environmental destruction, and global warming hardly deserve to be called "huge social and cultural advancement." With all due respect, after all that I have learned in retoric class, ...
by veggiepeace
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: We are a Kali Yuga culture
Replies: 178
Views: 9006

Re: We are a Kali Yuga culture

But honestly, I see no signs that anyone in this forum or thread is actually blind or "blinded" about what's going on in the world today. (Correct me if I'm wrong.) So isn't it like carrying owls to Newcastle (in german we say "carry owls to Athens") ? To imply that anyone here doesn't get what's g...
by veggiepeace
Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Diets are dumb
Replies: 54
Views: 3635

Re: Diets are dumb

I find most of them helpful, but I would have problems with no 3, 6, and 7... These vows are normally only taken for 24 hours, so it means you can practice the dharma easier. Thank you very much, Lobsang Chojor. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- :...
by veggiepeace
Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: We are a Kali Yuga culture
Replies: 178
Views: 9006

Re: We are a Kali Yuga culture

Okay, I see, no problem. Probably I got it wrong. But honestly, I see no signs that anyone in this forum or thread is actually blind or "blinded" about what's going on in the world today. (Correct me if I'm wrong.) So isn't it like carrying owls to Newcastle? (In german we say "carry owls to Athens"...
by veggiepeace
Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: We are a Kali Yuga culture
Replies: 178
Views: 9006

Re: We are a Kali Yuga culture

Some people may even try to counter this argument presenting flaws in regard to nowadays's advancements. But we can't deny that huge social and cultural advancements do exist! Nobody's saying there haven't been huge advancements in human rights (in half of the world). But we're not going in the dir...
by veggiepeace
Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Inspiring Thoughts
Replies: 92
Views: 7619

Re: Inspiring Thoughts

There is more to this , than meets the eye......... ( Houdini ) ? Yes... and something similar was also said by Hamlet to Horatio (Shakespeare): "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy" :reading: ----------------------------------------------------...
by veggiepeace
Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: We are a Kali Yuga culture
Replies: 178
Views: 9006

Re: We are a Kali Yuga culture

Hm, life expectancy decreases in the U.S. due to physical diseases or failures... Okay, but in the case of "Life" what counts is more the quality than the quantity, in my humble opinion. I have been working in an old peoples' home where the old persons reached 100 years and more (one of them told me...
by veggiepeace
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: We are a Kali Yuga culture
Replies: 178
Views: 9006

Re: We are a Kali Yuga culture

Edit: I wanted to add a link to the documentary about the film that Jerry Lewis made ("The Day the Clown Cried"), but only found it in german: http://www.ardmediathek.de/tv/Reportage-Dokumentation/Der-Clown-Zum-Tod-von-Jerry-Lewis/Das-Erste/Video?bcastId=799280&documentId=45357940 This is short engl...
by veggiepeace
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Diets are dumb
Replies: 54
Views: 3635

Re: Diets are dumb

Taking on eight Poṣadha precepts has honestly been one of the best decisions in this life. Over time I've found that it's helped me develop a better sense of living in moderation, even when I'm not fasting. Generally, all you really need is a good source of protein, carbohydrate, and vitamins (plen...
by veggiepeace
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: We are a Kali Yuga culture
Replies: 178
Views: 9006

Re: We are a Kali Yuga culture

Good morning, yet another day in Kali Yuga or postindustrial, postmodern, Internet-, global age and I agree to many of the previously mentioned comments, even if some seem to contradict each other. It might seem that I contradict myself too, because in my first comment I said that I don't believe th...
by veggiepeace
Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Individuality, Nonduality, Anatta, Nirvana
Replies: 111
Views: 5430

Re: Individuality, Nonduality, Anatta, Nirvana

I felt great fear of death etc. at certain times in the past ... Hopefully not - Paying attention to all kinds of other things (meditation practice especially? ;) ) might well soften that For me it is more a feeling of being kind of disconnected from life itself than fearing death... Maybe that's w...
by veggiepeace
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Individuality, Nonduality, Anatta, Nirvana
Replies: 111
Views: 5430

Re: Individuality, Nonduality, Anatta, Nirvana

It really seems to be a fundamental aspect for me: the separation of life and death, even if "only" in concepts of my mind. The dukkha ia palpable for me I felt great fear of death etc. at certain times in the past ... ...I assume that I first have to give this, which is hard to bear for me, some m...
by veggiepeace
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen Chant Audio Files for Daily Practice
Replies: 3
Views: 440

Re: Zen Chant Audio Files for Daily Practice

thanks a lot for sharing,
:anjali:
by veggiepeace
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Teachings of Honen Volume 2
Replies: 60
Views: 6489

Re: Teachings of Honen Volume 2 - Day 10

Day 10 - The Profound Heart According to Master Shan-tao, first, we must believe that we are karmically evil mortals; second, we must believe in the Essential Vow of Buddha Amitabha. This is because if only belief in the Essential Vow without the premise that we are karmically evil mortals is taugh...
by veggiepeace
Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: We are a Kali Yuga culture
Replies: 178
Views: 9006

Re: We are a Kali Yuga culture

There is a german Song (by Ton, Steine, Scherben) called "Wenn die Nacht am tiefsten ist, ist der Tag am nächsten", meaning "when the night is darkest, bright daylight is nearest" or something alike. On one side it is harder for human beings to act virtuously in the Kali Yuga, on the other, virtuou...
by veggiepeace
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: We are a Kali Yuga culture
Replies: 178
Views: 9006

Re: We are a Kali Yuga culture

Thanks for commenting my previous posting, Grigoris. You write: "Everything ia about the mindset of the individual and individuals, collectively, create this reality." Alright, then it is up to the individuals assigned to living in the Kali Yuga what they make of it. There is a german Song (by Ton, ...
by veggiepeace
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: We are a Kali Yuga culture
Replies: 178
Views: 9006

Re: We are a Kali Yuga culture

Very interesting topic. How could something like "spiritual degeneration" be measured, what criteria could there be ... And what distincts our age from the ones before, is there really evidence that this is the "dark age" ? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kali_Yuga I am not convinced that just because...
by veggiepeace
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Individuality, Nonduality, Anatta, Nirvana
Replies: 111
Views: 5430

Re: Individuality, Nonduality, Anatta, Nirvana

Maybe it all gets a deeper meaning when having in mind the unseparable connection between life and death Sorry to say this, but a person needs a motivation to consider these things, and that motivation naturally tends to veer towards the 'negative', for example the experience of separation in some ...
by veggiepeace
Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Letter from Shamar Rinpoche on Vajrayana
Replies: 37
Views: 3251

Re: Letter from Shamar Rinpoche on Vajrayana

In addition to avoiding the 10 non-virtuous actions, intoxication and blind faith, you should learn and implement the attitude of a bodhisattva: bodhicitta. This will help you to accumulate vast amounts of merit. Combine this with learning how to meditate according to the teachings on mindfulness a...
by veggiepeace
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Diets are dumb
Replies: 54
Views: 3635

Re: Diets are dumb

.... maybe I should add that I feel quite healthy despite of the weight gain. But of cause in the long run I want to stay healthy and I really think that there is food which sustains a healthy and functioning brain, body and nervous system. Amongst others some sorts of vegetables, fruits, herbs, as ...

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