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by Hazel
Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Selecting a mala
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: Selecting a mala

avatamsaka3 wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 11:48 pm How does one select a good mala? I'm just worried about the thing not falling apart.
Is there something particularly bad about a mala breaking?

Side story: I had a teacher whose mala broke mid zoom stream.
by Hazel
Sun Jul 25, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question about karma
Replies: 22
Views: 540

Re: Question about karma

This is a parable of why lying is bad, white/small/good-intentioned or not. Edit: That doesn't mean you deserve other's scorn, to be clear, but if the question is whether there are negative effects of good intentioned lies, you're giving an example of it. Even if the lie was meant to help someone f...
by Hazel
Sun Jul 25, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question about karma
Replies: 22
Views: 540

Re: Question about karma

This is a parable of why lying is bad, white/small/good-intentioned or not.

Edit:

That doesn't mean you deserve other's scorn, to be clear, but if the question is whether there are negative effects of good intentioned lies, you're giving an example of it.
by Hazel
Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello World!
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Hello World!

Welcome!!
by Hazel
Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Can't control thoughts
Replies: 20
Views: 480

Re: Can't control thoughts

Then I identify them as negative (because they cause bad karma). That’s an assumption. Also, incorrect. Conflicting, or negative thoughts are the result of causes, or karma. But unless acted upon, they in themselves don’t cause negative karma. Thoughts have no substance. The rest of the answers her...
by Hazel
Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Heatwave England
Replies: 13
Views: 323

Re: Heatwave England

Currently in a week long heatwave in England Any dharmic advice on how to cope with it? 5 days in more or less Hydrate. Get a fan. Put ice it in bowl. Direct fan over the bowl of ice. Sit in front of that. Unfortunately swamp coolers don't work in high humidity. At least that's what I've heard.
by Hazel
Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A question about a Buddhistic story
Replies: 13
Views: 328

Re: A question about a Buddhistic story

I found one version of the story here: http://storyista.com/story/can-i-meditate-while-smoking I heard it from Osho, also from Ekhart Tolle, and I think on some other occasions from some Buddhist monks. I do not know where the story originated from. Maybe someone who is an expert in Buddhism could ...
by Hazel
Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Are forums still a thing?
Replies: 19
Views: 399

Re: Are forums still a thing?

Specifically in terms of a means to have community interaction: Forums are dead, but have their place - especially with sketchier/illegal topics. Social media is quickly dying. Chat (via Discord and Slack) is growing strong. I've always preferred chat over everything else so I'm happy for its return...
by Hazel
Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Searching for a Tradition
Replies: 26
Views: 822

Re: Searching for a Tradition

So, I'm into buddhism for almost a year, and althought I was brought in because of Zen Teachings I kinda feel uncertain if that's really the way to go for me. I also like Vajrayana as well, and I don't have any teacher closer than four hours of trip from me, actually, both traditions centers are at...
by Hazel
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The karmic consequences of keeping pets
Replies: 62
Views: 1502

Re: The karmic consequences of keeping pets

Those people sound like dilletantes, frankly. Laypeople trying to pose as monks and create all these bastardized-vinaya style rules is just awkward and clumsy. Unless they are truly full time yogis or something, it's a total act in my opinion and experience. The original question was: what are the ...
by Hazel
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mice-proof rice
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Re: Mice-proof rice

Sorry, I'm realizing you weren't actually asking for help coming up with the ideas which is what I was jumping into with my previous two posts. I think if you think the idea has merit and you can afford to pursue it and "fail", I think you should go for it. If you're hoping to become mega ...
by Hazel
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mice-proof rice
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Re: Mice-proof rice

I wonder if you could start with a simple prototype with something like this generic handheld extruder and a pair of scissors. I wonder if something clay-like or maybe porcelain could be gathered in an eco-friendly way. That may not fit through the extruder, buuuut maybe something along this lines o...
by Hazel
Mon Jul 19, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mice-proof rice
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Re: Mice-proof rice

This article may be helpful for some prior research if you haven't seen it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_rice "Plastic Rice" appears to be one of those recurring tidbits of fake news (maybe something else is meant by it in this thread): https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/plastic...
by Hazel
Sat Jul 17, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Hello

Welcome!
by Hazel
Thu Jul 15, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: MPNS on Women
Replies: 92
Views: 2641

Re: MPNS on Women

Facts: Women do child birth and more nurturing to their child. Same in the animal kingdom. This is example of women have heavier karma. No? It is not. It's an example of karma around child birth. It's very easy to come up with examples of women who have not given birth to a child. Therefore since w...
by Hazel
Thu Jul 15, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: MPNS on Women
Replies: 92
Views: 2641

Re: MPNS on Women

Keep in mind I am Asian and I’ve grown up in a Asian society. You guys are liberal I get it, but doesn’t make your thoughts more accurate. Tibetan is matriarchal society. Most other Asians are partriarchal. Don’t be deleting posts just because they doesn’t agree with Western views. It was fair to s...
by Hazel
Thu Jul 15, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Vajrayana
Replies: 8
Views: 938

Re: Dzogchen and Vajrayana


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by Hazel
Thu Jul 15, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Fire Under the Snow, Movie
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: Fire Under the Snow, Movie

Viktor Frankl's Experiences in a Concentration Camp was eye opening for me about surviving extreme conditions/torture, though in his case it was about finding meaning and not compassion. I think some of what he talks about though are applicable.
by Hazel
Thu Jul 15, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Searching for a Tradition
Replies: 26
Views: 822

Re: Searching for a Tradition

I also think I'm having a bit of a problem with the fear of not seeing as much fulfillment in Zen practitioners and Zen masters as (I think I can) see in Vajrayana masters. However, I can be completely wrong. Who knows? Not sure what ‘fulfillment’ means here. My bad, I'm not a native speaker of eng...
by Hazel
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism's solution to abject poverty
Replies: 29
Views: 439

Re: Buddhism's solution to abject poverty

I think one thing Buddhism offers is a clear head. I think we get ourselves and each other into a lot of trouble operating in a delusional state and we become better at helping each other and get in less trouble the more we diminish that state. I think THAT is what Buddhism has to offer most in term...

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