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by Agnikan
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddha or Coffee: Choose One
Replies: 35
Views: 2072

Re: Buddha or Coffee: Choose One

Crazywisdom wrote: Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:22 am
PeterC wrote: Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:07 am Is there an option for tea?
Tea is already Buddha
Coffee is Muhammad.
by Agnikan
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Can one practice Zen AND Nichiren?
Replies: 30
Views: 1450

Re: Can one practice Zen AND Nichiren?

bcol01 wrote: Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:32 pm Are their traditions that do both? Is this acceptable?
Don’t practice both in the same lifetime.
by Agnikan
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 628
Views: 72752

Re: Great Vegan Debate

An easier way to go veggie : Vitamin B12 can be produced during dough fermentation Grain-based materials fermented with Propionibacterium freudenreichii have enough vitamin B12 to be nutritionally significant. With the help of Lactobacillus brevis in the fermentation process, vegans can also be gua...
by Agnikan
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TL;DR: We are screwed.
Replies: 43
Views: 2644

Re: TL;DR: We are screwed.

A radical change is needed.
by Agnikan
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: The Dalai Lama to release 1st album in July
Replies: 1
Views: 395

The Dalai Lama to release 1st album in July

“ NEW YORK (AP) — Stressed out while working at a bank in New Zealand, Junelle Kunin began searching for music paired with teachings from the Dalai Lama to calm herself down and allow herself to focus. But she couldn’t find it online. That’s when the musician and practicing Buddhist proposed an idea...
by Agnikan
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Express your Zen in 10 words.
Replies: 85
Views: 11384

Re: Express your Zen in 10 words.

Sam, you're really...
you're messing
with my Zen thing,
man.
by Agnikan
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: St. Silouan the Athonite leading me to the Dharma
Replies: 3
Views: 513

Re: St. Silouan the Athonite leading me to the Dharma

The Mantra Mongoose wrote: Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:45 pm Hello all, When i was still a Christian and heavily influenced by hesychasm, the philokalia, and monasticism
Were you ever Eastern Orthodox?
by Agnikan
Mon May 15, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: The Agamas and the Pali Canon
Replies: 10
Views: 2172

Re: The Agamas and the Pali Canon

Check out the works of Bhikkhu Analayo, such as his Comparative Study of the Majjhima Nikaya.
by Agnikan
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Eastern and Western 'Mindfulness'?
Replies: 20
Views: 2961

Re: Eastern and Western 'Mindfulness'?

Queequeg wrote: So, I get the sense that this guy does TED talks and is on the corporate motivational talk circuit. Of all the sources to invoke for the "impartial observer", he draws on Adam Smith?
busTED.
by Agnikan
Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where does the Abrahamic God (יְהֹוָה) "fit" in Buddhist cosmology?
Replies: 97
Views: 9011

Re: Where does the Abrahamic God (יְהֹוָה) "fit" in Buddhist cosmology?

לֹא תִשְׁתַּחֲוֶה לָהֶם וְלֹא תָעָבְדֵם כִּי אָנֹכִי יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ אֵל You shall neither prostrate yourself before them nor worship them, for I, the lord, your god, am a jealous god Exodus 20:5 Jealous of who? If there is only one, what is there to be jealous of? So, could be a jealous deva, as...
by Agnikan
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Tough times for religious studies
Replies: 19
Views: 3901

Re: Tough times for religious studies

I know 2 people in PHD programs in religious universities have their entire programs cancelled- not curtailed or reduced, simply eliminated by beancounter and tough luck to the students. These were vocational sorts of programs that integrate pastoral care and professional counselling in various way...
by Agnikan
Wed May 20, 2015 3:59 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Beckwith on Pyrrho and Buddhism
Replies: 2
Views: 1872

Re: Beckwith on Pyrrho and Buddhism

Is Beckwith's argument very different from Kuzminski's?
by Agnikan
Tue May 12, 2015 3:26 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Chill, homie...
Replies: 4
Views: 2759

Re: Chill, homie...

Well, "nirvana" does mean "chilled out".
by Agnikan
Sun May 10, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 'Will' is gone
Replies: 11
Views: 2544

Re: 'Will' is gone

Does this mean that there is no Way?
by Agnikan
Sun May 10, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Stories of meeting Shakyamuni in meditation
Replies: 12
Views: 2704

Re: Stories of meeting Shakyamuni in meditation

Ajahn Mun's biography was written by his disciple and I remember it features him seeing the Buddha in a vision. Just for the record, I take these kinds of things with a mountain of salt. The Dalai Lama and Thubten Chodron, when comparing the Pali and Sanskrit traditions' views on the parinirvana of...
by Agnikan
Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: Seon
Topic: Does anyone here practice won buddhism?
Replies: 6
Views: 5745

Re: Does anyone here practice won buddhism?

Caodemarte wrote:In case anybody else is interested in this old topic, there are several groups with different roots , some that look legitimate and some that don't, that now call themselves Won Buddhists.
It takes Won to know Won.
by Agnikan
Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:55 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Don't 'get infected by' Buddhism
Replies: 21
Views: 4004

Re: Don't 'get infected by' Buddhism

Simon E. wrote:Pat Robertson is a Calvinist.
One might think so, given his support for some of the political machinations of American Calvinists, but Robertson is Arminian. [Marley, D. J. (2007). Pat Robertson: An American Life, p. 61]
by Agnikan
Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Don't 'get infected by' Buddhism
Replies: 21
Views: 4004

Re: Don't 'get infected by' Buddhism

Simon E. wrote:Well maybe I am just thick, but I still don't see what the thread is for.
Is there anyone reading this who does not know how conservative protestant Christianity sees Buddhism ? :?:
They think that Buddhists are eternally damned...So ?
Only Calvinists think that Buddhists are eternally damned.
by Agnikan
Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: The Original Vinaya
Replies: 1
Views: 882

The Original Vinaya

Has any scholar produced a reconstruction of the "original vinaya" (however short a text that might be)?

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