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by Rakz
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: My Grandmother died
Replies: 10
Views: 2751

Re: My Grandmother died

May she be born in the land of perfect bliss.
by Rakz
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3244
Views: 398277

Re: Music time

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by Rakz
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: 5 Reasons Sitting on the Floor is Good For Your Health
Replies: 3
Views: 1412

Re: 5 Reasons Sitting on the Floor is Good For Your Health

I prefer sitting in a leather chair. I don't condone killing cows though.
by Rakz
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from a monk in Calgary, AB Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 1558

Re: Hello from a monk in Calgary, AB Canada

Hello all. I'm a recently ordained monastic, a getsul (novice) in the Karma Kagyu (17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje). I was ordained by the Very Venerable 9th Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche at Thrangu Monastery Canada in Richmond BC in the Summer of 2016. I'm not a new practitioner, but as far as monks ...
by Rakz
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3244
Views: 398277

Re: Music time

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by Rakz
Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: what the buddha didn't teach
Replies: 20
Views: 3476

Re: what the buddha didn't teach

Is there a good book or article that lists all the things added to Buddhism that wasn't originally taught by the first buddha? I know there is a book on what he taught( "what the buddha taught"). Does that book tell specifically all the things that were later added by chance? Maybe I really want ju...
by Rakz
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Japanese Pureland Techno Funeral
Replies: 0
Views: 611

Japanese Pureland Techno Funeral

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by Rakz
Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is living off-grid realistic in today's technological age?
Replies: 42
Views: 4944

Re: Is living off-grid realistic in today's technological age?

Once you get up to R40 insulation and use passive solar gain you can heat with wood ecologically again. Half a cord a year for a family of 4 in the Canadian bush. Making your own power and growing your own food is a much better idea than buying gold, diversifying your portfolio or pretending your p...
by Rakz
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Are Tibetans racist?
Replies: 40
Views: 4680

Re: Are Tibetans racist?

Did Dzongsar khyentse say this? And what did he mean? "If there was an award for being the most racist, Tibetans would win every year " Who cares if they are? Why are you asking this? i care, because racism is a root problem in this century Racism will always exist in some form amongst all races in...
by Rakz
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3244
Views: 398277

Re: Music time

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by Rakz
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Are Tibetans racist?
Replies: 40
Views: 4680

Re: Are Tibetans racist?

diamind wrote:Did Dzongsar khyentse say this? And what did he mean? "If there was an award for being the most racist, Tibetans would win every year "
Who cares if they are? Why are you asking this?
by Rakz
Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The attainment of the Arhats
Replies: 155
Views: 19001

Re: The attainment of the Arhats

Why couldn't Shakyamuni just mention this in the early texts if this was actually the case? I gues you're using "early texts" to mean "Pali texts". The idea that there was one set of early material which we now call the Pali Canon and everything else is a later invention is not the position of budd...
by Rakz
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The attainment of the Arhats
Replies: 155
Views: 19001

Re: The attainment of the Arhats

So Arhats are reborn when it finishes? That can't be right. Or then cease to exist, in which case the original question I asked isn't answered. They are roused from samadhi, and are set upon the bodhisattva path. Why couldn't Shakyamuni just mention this in the early texts if this was actually the ...
by Rakz
Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 211
Views: 68865

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

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by Rakz
Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Transgender, Gender and Gay issues
Replies: 83
Views: 12010

Re: Transgender, Gender and Gay issues

I understand this is a sensitive issue for many so I won't add any of my own opinions but here are a couple wise quotes by the Buddha: "The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12) “One to whom it might occur, ‘I’m a ...
by Rakz
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Wales :)
Replies: 12
Views: 1576

Re: Hi from Wales :)

Welcome, girlalonewithherself :D
by Rakz
Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Don't pay for Dharma Books? (from: "Buddhahood in this life")
Replies: 40
Views: 4560

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Malcolm wrote:
Nicholas Weeks wrote:Stealing a book maybe, but the Dharma cannot be filched.
In Vajrayāna, taking a Vajrayāna book for which you do not have transmission is considered stealing the Dharma.
What if you have transmission and download it for free?
by Rakz
Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The attainment of the Arhats
Replies: 155
Views: 19001

Re: The attainment of the Arhats

No, a stream enterer is free from the fetter of attachment to wrong views. Such a person is not bound by the aggregates A stream-enterer is still bound by the three poisons, hence attached to the aggregates. Having correct view is the beginning, not the end, and that's why there is a need for culti...
by Rakz
Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The attainment of the Arhats
Replies: 155
Views: 19001

Re: The attainment of the Arhats

Wrong according to who? What my Teacher said was not false as evidenced by Buton Rinchen Drub. Having said that, we can't just rely on literal translations of scriptures, we also have to use our intelligence and experience of Dharma, as well as our Teacher's direct instructions. It's a very loose i...
by Rakz
Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The attainment of the Arhats
Replies: 155
Views: 19001

Re: The attainment of the Arhats

TKF you are very mistaken on this. Read the actual suttas where the Buddha talks about arahats rather than going by what your teacher says. That's the best advice I can give you. :) This is not very good advice, at least not as written. If TKF's teachers are traditional, then this is very bad advic...

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