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by Queequeg
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Can all people in our world come to enlightenment?
Replies: 2
Views: 25

Re: Can all people in our world come to enlightenment?

All sentient beings have buddhanature. They all can awaken. Not necessarily in this life, or even in this world. But certainly in this life with the right opportunities and effort.
by Queequeg
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Dying and Death
Topic: On Death and Rebirth-How to Face Death
Replies: 2
Views: 371

Re: On Death and Rebirth-How to Face Death

Thank you for posting this.
by Queequeg
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Knower: Self and non-self?
Replies: 39
Views: 484

Re: Knower: Self and non-self?

If I follow you, I think that's right. Alayavijnana is defiled. It's the seed from which samsara springs. Manas Vijnana (7th), observing the expressions of the alaya conceives a notion of self. As I understand, alaya is known only through it's appearances and can't be know directly.
by Queequeg
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: 100,000 candles??
Replies: 52
Views: 1068

Re: 100,000 candles??

Just thinking of the logistics... would you try to light all of these at once? By my napkin calculation, if you could light 60 candles a minute, it would take you like 28 hours. I remember visiting a temple in China where someone was making offerings and the entire floor of the chamber was covered w...
by Queequeg
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Wanting and Suffering
Replies: 25
Views: 576

Re: Wanting and Suffering

LastLegend wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:11 pm
Queequeg wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:09 pm
LastLegend wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:57 pm

What are you talking about?
What are you talking about?
Nothing you can understand!
Well, with you, that goes without saying. :rolling:
by Queequeg
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Wanting and Suffering
Replies: 25
Views: 576

Re: Wanting and Suffering

LastLegend wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:57 pm
Queequeg wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:51 pm
LastLegend wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:44 am
Does OP want to pursue enlightenment?
He's asking in a Buddhist forum, so we can presume he's soliciting a Buddhist perspective on his dilemma. If all he wants is tips on being a rapture engineer, there are better places.
What are you talking about?
What are you talking about?
by Queequeg
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Wanting and Suffering
Replies: 25
Views: 576

Re: Wanting and Suffering

He can make a choice. Of course, the Buddha gave advice not only to monastics, but also to laypeople with lower aspirations (basically for a happy re-birth, not necessarily for final liberation). But the very essence of the Buddha´s teaching is the gradual transcendence of the senses, not their gra...
by Queequeg
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Users' Avatars
Replies: 17
Views: 314

Re: Users' Avatars

My son is of that age where when he goes to a friend's birthday party, well, back in the pre-covid days there were birthday parties... I digress... the kids get a goody bag of candy and trinkets (I really hate this custom - we end up with lots of useless plastic toys that either don't work out of th...
by Queequeg
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brunnhölzl on Buddha Nature as a radical teaching.
Replies: 98
Views: 2296

Re: Brunnhölzl on Buddha Nature as a radical teaching.

Nobody addressed this. It never made much sense to me how Buddhism apparently finds it totally acceptable to assume the definition of "individual minds" while going on and negating the existence of any such thing as jiva, atman and the like. Buddhism does not define “individual minds” as such, but ...
by Queequeg
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Dying and Death
Topic: How to die softly.
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: How to die softly.

I've heard somewhere that you can die without suicide and be reborn in the pure land of Amitabha Buddha. You just lay down and die. Is this possible and how do i do it? I'm tired of this corrupted and false world. I want to go now. Now. Please help me. Friend, even if it is possible, your present s...
by Queequeg
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Tree of World Religions
Replies: 13
Views: 341

Re: The Tree of World Religions

Jokes aside, I agree with you. On one hand, we all follow the voice in our heads. Monotheism covers this over with a single pole social structure, as you point out, which can tend to authoritarianism. I actually argued something along these lines over Passover with a group of not particularly theist...
by Queequeg
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Wanting and Suffering
Replies: 25
Views: 576

Re: Wanting and Suffering

a little of both. although trapping the rabbit would probably be easier to deal with... When I read: “...is the solution to get the girlfriend by whatever means necessary or is it to not want the girlfriend in the first place?” That tells me your whole approach to romance needs some adjusting. Firs...
by Queequeg
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Holiday in Burma
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Holiday in Burma

Not saying it can't go that way. Let's hope it doesn't get substantially worse. The rohingya genocide is bad enough.
by Queequeg
Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Tree of World Religions
Replies: 13
Views: 341

Re: The Tree of World Religions

Interesting Idea with some errors but a huge project Created by by Dzvenislava Novakіvska and her team at Funk & Consulting "The Tree of World Religions" is a stunning chart that maps the ramifications of an incredible number of religions over the last 3,000 years. https://000024.org/religions_tree...
by Queequeg
Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Holiday in Burma
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Holiday in Burma

It's not polpot level.
by Queequeg
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Wanting and Suffering
Replies: 25
Views: 576

Re: Wanting and Suffering

im hoping this is the right place to post this. so ive been pondering something in my meditation time that im having a hard time wrapping my head around. my basic is that wanting causes suffering. so the less you want things in life the better. well ive been wanting a girlfriend as soon as i was ol...
by Queequeg
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: lockdowns on Nichiren site .
Replies: 24
Views: 560

Re: lockdowns on Nichiren site .

The lack of ability to maintain decorum is a compound phenomenon. More importantly there lies a really interesting rationale that exists here. The internet isn't "real" yet the efforts to moderate Buddhism (not just here) is arduous. The buddha did not find human discord arduous, he found it to be ...
by Queequeg
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Tree of World Religions
Replies: 13
Views: 341

Re: The Tree of World Religions

Interesting Idea with some errors but a huge project Created by by Dzvenislava Novakіvska and her team at Funk & Consulting "The Tree of World Religions" is a stunning chart that maps the ramifications of an incredible number of religions over the last 3,000 years. https://000024.org/religions_tree...
by Queequeg
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: lockdowns on Nichiren site .
Replies: 24
Views: 560

Re: lockdowns on Nichiren site .

If someone disagrees with a locked thread, ask a mod to reopen. All mod decisions are appealable... Until they're not. At some point the mod decision does become final. It's all a matter of reasonability.

Keep things civil and there should be no problems.
by Queequeg
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Not getting results - what to do !
Replies: 21
Views: 418

Re: Not getting results - what to do !

Everything i wanted i got.. Yeah, but you're a wild eyed warlock. That's only partly a joke. You are a type that tapped into something back when the world was going through a wilder, open phase. People were tapping into real alchemy. The bureaucrats and ideologues took over the world and no one rip...

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