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by KathyLauren
Tue May 26, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Displaying Buddhist Imagery On Your Property
Replies: 26
Views: 2282

Re: Displaying Buddhist Imagery On Your Property

I don't think you are causing them to create negative karma. I don't think one can cause someone to create their karma. It is theirs; it is their volition. People intent on creating negative karma are going to do so whether you provide them an opportunity or not. On the contrary, I think you may be ...
by KathyLauren
Mon May 25, 2015 9:17 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Social security?
Replies: 12
Views: 1683

Re: Social security?

No but it would involve deceit and fraud by still accepting money when becoming healthy. Thats bad karma as well. I was under the impression that karma was the mental intention that drove any action. And depending on the nature of the mental intention there are results that arise from it. In order ...
by KathyLauren
Sun May 24, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why value teachings of one buddha more than another?
Replies: 23
Views: 2172

Re: Why value teachings of one buddha more than another?

Why would there be any difference in the teachings of different Buddhas? If they are truly Buddhas, their teachings would be the same. Shakyamuni may have taught 84,000 Dharmas, but they are all recognizably the same.

Om mani padme hum
Keith
by KathyLauren
Tue May 19, 2015 11:57 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1042

Re: Questions

I am not a teacher, but, for what they are worth, here are my answers: How long have you been part of the religion? In a sense, all my life (60 years), but conventionally, about 37 years. How often do you practice your faith? i.e. how involved with it are you? Every day. Have you had any particularl...
by KathyLauren
Sun Apr 05, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Confused about the Six Realms
Replies: 12
Views: 2396

Re: Confused about the Six Realms

Like just about everythiung else in the Dharma, the value of the teachings on the Six Realms is not in the reality or otherwise of what is "out there". Everything "out there" is all equally a product of the deluded mind. The value of the teaching is: what do you as a practitioner, a bodhisattve, do ...
by KathyLauren
Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How do choose this? Schools or sects.
Replies: 27
Views: 2587

Re: How do choose this? Schools or sects.

I meant: there is no need to visit a temple weekly, as soon as the temple is established in the own heart in front of the own shrine. Then you'll have ten footsteps to travel. ;) Many people see their teachers only twice a year and take the jewel of lecture to their homes and practice it there. Tot...
by KathyLauren
Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How do choose this? Schools or sects.
Replies: 27
Views: 2587

Re: How do choose this? Schools or sects.

Now i understand that we Must choose a path which we must learn from. I don't know about that "must". I suppose that, eventually, you will. It is good to commit to a particular path: if nothing else, there is benefit in consistency. But there is no urgency about it. You don't have to commit to a pa...
by KathyLauren
Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhism and evolution
Replies: 53
Views: 4783

Re: Buddhism and evolution

Ambrosius80 wrote: science would become such a strong indicator on what to believe in that we shouldn't solidly believe in anything at all not proven by it.
Perhaps, as a non-scientist, that makes sense to you. It is a leap of illogic that I, as a scientist, am not willing to make.

Om mani padme hum
Keith
by KathyLauren
Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhism and evolution
Replies: 53
Views: 4783

Re: Buddhism and evolution

Science's methods are extremely limited in studying things such as reincarnation, the life cycle of universes, or alternate realities in which beings like pretas and devas live in. Yes, I said as much. By the logic you mentioned, since science would be superior to Buddhism in showing us what is tru...
by KathyLauren
Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhism and evolution
Replies: 53
Views: 4783

Re: Buddhism and evolution

Buddhism as far as i am aware asserts that Human beings 'Devolved' from devas.but what about the scientific evidence that we came from apes or a hybrid of ape?This would mean with reasoning that if we hold the view that humans 'devolved' from devas we have to go further back and say devas devolved ...
by KathyLauren
Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:22 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhism and evolution
Replies: 53
Views: 4783

Re: Buddhism and evolution

Buddhism as far as i am aware asserts that Human beings 'Devolved' from devas.but what about the scientific evidence that we came from apes or a hybrid of ape?This would mean with reasoning that if we hold the view that humans 'devolved' from devas we have to go further back and say devas devolved ...
by KathyLauren
Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What Color is this Dress?
Replies: 22
Views: 2503

Re: What Color is this Dress?

What you see depends a lot on what version of the photo you see, and on what monitor you view it. After seeing the photo more times than there are grains of sand in the Ganges, I could only see blue and black. I assumed the whole exercise was one of those "invent your own reality" propaganda exercis...
by KathyLauren
Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Death Clock
Replies: 6
Views: 910

Re: Death Clock

Ayu wrote:They tell, I'll become 90 years old. Unbelievable and unlikely.
They don't know anything about my life, but now they have got some data from me.
You didn't give your real date of birth, did you?

Om mani padme hum
Keith
by KathyLauren
Mon Feb 09, 2015 2:13 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Why should videos be explained in some sentences?
Replies: 24
Views: 3042

Re: Why should videos be explained in some sentences?

Bottom line: it is rude to post a link without some indication of why one is posting it. Not everyone has the luxury of high-speed Internet. I don't mind watching a video if I believe it is going to be worth the time it takes to download it. But I won't watch some random link just on the off chance ...
by KathyLauren
Mon Feb 09, 2015 2:05 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Believing in a Christian God
Replies: 152
Views: 7096

Re: Believing in a Christian God

Gods, not-gods. Exists, not-exists. It's all just mumbo-jumbo words. To make the question real, you have to ask what aspects of the Christian god one can believe in and still be Buddhist. You certainly can't accept the whole package. In particular, the idea of a god as The Creator is incompatible wi...
by KathyLauren
Wed Dec 24, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Marriage
Replies: 4
Views: 651

Re: Marriage

There really isn't a lot one can intelligently say about marriage in general . It can be happy or sad. It can be expansive or restrictive. It can develop attachments, or it can be a ground for releasing attachments. Getting married to feed your aversion to dying alone would probably not be a good id...
by KathyLauren
Sat Dec 20, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Frugal living
Replies: 36
Views: 3125

Re: Frugal living

The thing is that there are many people who spend their entire lives being frugal and end up being very miserable in old age, then they say they could of done this or that in their younger days. That's not being frugal. Wanting stuff but not buying it is being cheap. Wanting stuff and being unable ...
by KathyLauren
Thu Nov 13, 2014 1:23 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How in the world does this work?
Replies: 3
Views: 454

Re: How in the world does this work?

Any two digit number is in the form 10 * a + b, where a and b are the two digits. So, for example, 43 is 10 * 4 + 3. The puzzle asks you to subtract the two digits. So 10 * a + b - a - b = 9 * a. No matter what 2-digit number you pick, the result is guaranteed to be a multiple of 9. And if you look ...
by KathyLauren
Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: A really....kind of stupid question. Several, Actually.
Replies: 11
Views: 1127

Re: A really....kind of stupid question. Several, Actually.

Taking refuge is a recognition that the Three Jewels are the only true refuges from suffering. The formal ceremony is a public confirmation of this recognition in front of witnesses. To the extent that it is a vow, the vow is to respect and honour the Three Jewels, and not to seek refuge from suffer...
by KathyLauren
Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why do people believe the news?
Replies: 42
Views: 1869

Re: Why do people believe the news?

:alien:

So, in addition to asking the question "Why do people believe the news media?", we obviously also need to ask, "Why do people believe the non-news media?" :shrug:

Om mani padme hum,
Keith