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by DNS
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: TruthRising714
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: TruthRising714

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by DNS
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:23 am
Forum: Media
Topic: contest to show there's an afterlife
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: contest to show there's an afterlife

amanitamusc wrote: Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:14 am Reincarnation is obvious.
Okay, that's a start. Now you need 24,997 more words or less. :tongue:

The essay cannot be longer than 25,000 words.
by DNS
Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: Media
Topic: contest to show there's an afterlife
Replies: 6
Views: 207

contest to show there's an afterlife

Billionaire businessman Robert Bigelow is offering prizes of almost one million to the top essays that are the most convincing that there is an afterlife. He was in numerous business ventures including Bigelow Aerospace. He always had two burning questions: 1. Are we alone in the universe (he has do...
by DNS
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Questions about "Early" as in early early.
Replies: 18
Views: 441

Re: Questions about "Early" as in early early.

T. Rhys Davids made a pretty good list back in the 19th century: https://www.dhammawiki.com/index.php?title=1-10_early_to_recent_Chronology_of_Pali_Canon Most of these have parallels in the Chinese Agamas, which are Mahayana. The Pali Canon was an Oral Tradition for several centuries before being wr...
by DNS
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: Hello everyone

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by DNS
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can you just be a Buddhist without having to be loyal to just one branch?
Replies: 30
Views: 788

Re: Can you just be a Buddhist without having to be loyal to just one branch?

Since there were Buddhists long before there were different traditions and lineages, the answer is certainly yes. :thumbsup: My first contact with Buddhism was with Theravada, but then mostly practiced at Zen and Vajrayana centers. My marriage was at a Vajrayana/Shambhala temple. Then I went back t...
by DNS
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I can't believe I haven't made intro yet...
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: I can't believe I haven't made intro yet...

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by DNS
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hallo
Replies: 7
Views: 245

Re: Hallo

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by DNS
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: My journeys first step
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: My journeys first step

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by DNS
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey Hey
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: Hey Hey

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by DNS
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie here itching to learn
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: Newbie here itching to learn

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by DNS
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Yes or No ...
Replies: 1037
Views: 148394

Re: Yes or No ...

I thought Grand Inspector General was the highest rank? My dad comes from a mason family. We had an oil painting hung up in my dad's room that he got from his dad: You're probably right, I know very little about the Masons. My father was a mason too. He asked me if I wanted to join around the time ...
by DNS
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The material reality of Sumeru
Replies: 20
Views: 541

Re: The material reality of Sumeru

Myth, but not essential to the truth or falsity of Buddhism. It's not an essential teaching in the way that it could be argued the resurrection of the flesh of Jesus is essential to Christianity. Without the resurrection, there is no divinity and special treatment of Jesus. I realize there are some ...
by DNS
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Chanting
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: Chanting

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by DNS
Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3348
Views: 418821

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by DNS
Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi all, new guy here
Replies: 8
Views: 463

Re: Hi all, new guy here

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by DNS
Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Philosophical differences between Soto and Rinzai?
Replies: 19
Views: 529

Re: Philosophical differences between Soto and Rinzai?

I'm no expert at Zen, but I believe the differences are mostly about the practice differences. The Rinzai uses koan practice and study. And they believe in instant enlightenment and kensho experiences, rather than gradual. The Soto focuses more on sitting practice, Shikantaza, sitting in conscious a...
by DNS
Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from a South African Gelugpa!
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: Hi from a South African Gelugpa!

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