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Re: Copyrighted Dharma books

Postby PadmaVonSamba » Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:14 pm

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The Chinese characters are Fo (buddha) and Ming (bright). The image is of a student of Buddhism, who, imagining himself to be a monk, and not understanding the true meaning of the words takes the sound of the words literally. Likewise, People on web forums sometime seem to be foaming at the mouth.
Original painting by P.Volker /used by permission.

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Re: Copyrighted Dharma books

Postby Sara H » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:50 pm

"Life is full of suffering. AND Life is full of the Eternal
IT IS OUR CHOICE
We can stand in our shadow, and wallow in the darkness,
OR
We can turn around.
It is OUR choice." -Rev. Basil Singer

" ...out of fear, even the good harm one another. " -Rev. Dazui MacPhillamy

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Re: Copyrighted Dharma books

Postby Sara H » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:13 pm

I was just remembering that at Shasta Abbey, they used to have bake sales.
They had this really great baker at one time, and the town of Shasta still talks about the cakes.
They also have a huge yard-sale every year where laity and people bring in and donate items to be sold to help support the temple.
They re-use margarine containers for tupperware, buy their food in bulk and at commercial-grade prices, and cook it themselves.
Make their own yogurt, eat a relatively simple, and inexpensive, though healthy diet, like lots of brown rice, pasta, homemade gluten protien, baked tofu, beans, soup, greens, etc.

They garden extensively, and pickle their leftover veggies,

They have time limits on the showers for the monks, are conservative with heat, or use wood stoves when possible, etc.

At Shasta specifically, (and I think also Throssel) they have their own wood shop, and monks assigned to make repairs or do maintenance.

There's a lot of ways to bring in or be very frugal with money.

And of course, as soon as you pay off your mortgage and property completely, you save a ton of money every year.

I actually learned a lot about how to be frugal in a practical way from them when I lived in Shasta.

-Sara
"Life is full of suffering. AND Life is full of the Eternal
IT IS OUR CHOICE
We can stand in our shadow, and wallow in the darkness,
OR
We can turn around.
It is OUR choice." -Rev. Basil Singer

" ...out of fear, even the good harm one another. " -Rev. Dazui MacPhillamy

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Re: Copyrighted Dharma books

Postby PadmaVonSamba » Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:08 am

Profile Picture: "The Foaming Monk"
The Chinese characters are Fo (buddha) and Ming (bright). The image is of a student of Buddhism, who, imagining himself to be a monk, and not understanding the true meaning of the words takes the sound of the words literally. Likewise, People on web forums sometime seem to be foaming at the mouth.
Original painting by P.Volker /used by permission.

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Re: Copyrighted Dharma books

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Re: Copyrighted Dharma books

Postby PadmaVonSamba » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:04 pm

Profile Picture: "The Foaming Monk"
The Chinese characters are Fo (buddha) and Ming (bright). The image is of a student of Buddhism, who, imagining himself to be a monk, and not understanding the true meaning of the words takes the sound of the words literally. Likewise, People on web forums sometime seem to be foaming at the mouth.
Original painting by P.Volker /used by permission.

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Re: Copyrighted Dharma books

Postby randomseb » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:26 pm

And these are supposed to be shared and taught, not hoarded and marketed as business enterprises.. This is buddhism :twothumbsup:

If I have my ink, my paper, my time, and a copy of joe capitalist's western new age slanted translation of ancient buddhist text's book I borrowed from a friend or library, and copy myself a copy by hand, at 0 cost to the author (who already got the $ for the original purchase of that book), my hand written copy is now considered a breach of copyright laws and I would owe him the cost for this and however many copies of my copies I zeroxed and distributed.

This is not right, this system is build around greed and capital gain, not sharing the dharma for the benefit of all beings, to help liberate all beings. This is a key tenant of mayahana, no?

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Re: Copyrighted Dharma books

Postby PadmaVonSamba » Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:07 pm

Profile Picture: "The Foaming Monk"
The Chinese characters are Fo (buddha) and Ming (bright). The image is of a student of Buddhism, who, imagining himself to be a monk, and not understanding the true meaning of the words takes the sound of the words literally. Likewise, People on web forums sometime seem to be foaming at the mouth.
Original painting by P.Volker /used by permission.

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Re: Copyrighted Dharma books

Postby randomseb » Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:52 pm

I am sorry, I was under the impression this discussion on ownership of intellectual property was being conducted from the prospective of buddhism and merit building by offerings of gifts and sharing, not of grasping and attachments to things and illusional self-building with "Mine! Mine! Mine!" concepts.. My apologies, I will stay out of it

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Re: Copyrighted Dharma books

Postby PadmaVonSamba » Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:57 pm

Profile Picture: "The Foaming Monk"
The Chinese characters are Fo (buddha) and Ming (bright). The image is of a student of Buddhism, who, imagining himself to be a monk, and not understanding the true meaning of the words takes the sound of the words literally. Likewise, People on web forums sometime seem to be foaming at the mouth.
Original painting by P.Volker /used by permission.


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