Question ~ Answer Thread

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Question ~ Answer Thread

Postby Wesley1982 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:06 am

Can the complete teachings of the Buddha be assessed in a -{easy/medium/difficult]- fashion? . .

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Re: Question ~ Answer Thread

Postby Josef » Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:11 am

They could be but it really depends on the individual who is assessing.

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Postby Nicholas Weeks » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:10 am

A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Postby catmoon » Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:57 pm

Sergeant Schultz knew everything there was to know.

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Re: Question ~ Answer Thread

Postby bodhipunk » Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:52 pm

Here's another assessment straight from Buddha himself, "Both formerly and now, it is only dukkha that I describe, and the cessation of dukkha."

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Re: Question ~ Answer Thread

Postby Malcolm » Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:04 pm





འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

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Postby Malcolm » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:05 pm





འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

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Re: Question ~ Answer Thread

Postby Wesley1982 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:05 pm

Why no 'Spiritual Law' or 'laws' ? . .

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Re: Question ~ Answer Thread

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:44 pm

A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: Question ~ Answer Thread

Postby Wesley1982 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:03 pm


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Re: Question ~ Answer Thread

Postby DGA » Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:09 pm

Many things. To start with, there are six senses: the conventional five, plus the mind, which "senses" objects of consciousness (mindstuff).

What would you like to know about the senses?

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Re: Question ~ Answer Thread

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:54 pm

Wesley,

What books or articles or classes or websites have informed you about Buddhism, before you came to Dharma Wheel?
A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Postby Wesley1982 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:56 am

I purchased one book. 'The Awakened One' A life of Buddha by Sherab Chodzim Kohn. Otherwise, I was just naturally receptive to it.

No official teacher or instruction taken yet.

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Re: Question ~ Answer Thread

Postby Wesley1982 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:04 am

what does a bodhi tree look like?

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Re: Question ~ Answer Thread

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:13 am

A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: Question ~ Answer Thread

Postby kirtu » Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:21 am



"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche

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Re: Question ~ Answer Thread

Postby Wesley1982 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:29 am

can anyone on earth become a buddhist? . .

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Re: Question ~ Answer Thread

Postby kirtu » Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:40 am



"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche


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