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by padma norbu
Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Eckart Tolle - master of the park bench
Replies: 430
Views: 49272

Re: Eckart Tolle - master of the park bench

The real danger is our own disturbed mind. I have no idea why this talk is a problem for those considering themselves Buddhists. I suppose since there are similarities in the used tool, okay. Similarities can be found elswhere. He is spiritual teacher, not Buddhist. So all fine, isn't it? I think a...
by padma norbu
Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: The Eastern Music Thread!
Replies: 43
Views: 6294

Re: The Eastern Music Thread!

and Namkhai Norbu's cd he put out with Tenzin Tsawang... Gawala How Happy

http://mapofsaltspring.com/kmax2008/Ten ... gawala.htm
http://www.destinationom.com/tenzingtse ... awala.html
Audio sample from 2nd link: http://www.destinationom.com/files/gawala1.mp3
by padma norbu
Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: The Eastern Music Thread!
Replies: 43
Views: 6294

Re: The Eastern Music Thread!

I really like Huun Huur Tu and their album "If I'd Been Born An Eagle," in particular:
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by padma norbu
Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Eckart Tolle - master of the park bench
Replies: 430
Views: 49272

Re: Eckart Tolle - master of the park bench

Yes, we all know that, I think. I was referring to a "public fuss" in a way I thought was fairly obvious from the context. The Dalai Lama did not sit there beside Tolle and make a public fuss. He followed his own advice to note the similarities and differences without making a spectacle of himself,...
by padma norbu
Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Eckart Tolle - master of the park bench
Replies: 430
Views: 49272

Re: Eckart Tolle - master of the park bench

As for my personal feelings on the 84,000 doors, my point was that you can not even list 1,000 of them (none of us can) Of course we can, just that it would be incredibly tedious and boring. All you have to do is scour the Canon (both Shravakayana and Mahayana) for teachings given by the Buddha (an...
by padma norbu
Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Eckart Tolle - master of the park bench
Replies: 430
Views: 49272

Re: Eckart Tolle - master of the park bench

Dude, you STILL have not understood the simple fact that the 84,000 quote is not even the words of the Buddha, but the words of Ananda. "Dude," I already clarified this on page 17 when I pointed out "I never said that." Please note: Mutsuk is 100% correct, the gata you quoted to show Buddhas tolera...
by padma norbu
Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Eckart Tolle - master of the park bench
Replies: 430
Views: 49272

Re: Eckart Tolle - master of the park bench

To my knowledge, from what I have witnessed, none of the well-regarded teachers make a public fuss. Dalai Lama says it best: it is good to note the similarities, but equally good to note the differences. Short of becoming a totalitarian dictatorship, there is nothing we can do to stop people from h...
by padma norbu
Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Eckart Tolle - master of the park bench
Replies: 430
Views: 49272

Re: Eckart Tolle - master of the park bench

But I would like to see a scriptural source for the statement made by the Buddha. The source being referred to in that second link is the Upali Sutta , I expect: Since he says that there are "many instances" of the Buddha teaching this, I would suspect there are indeed many instances in the Pali Ca...
by padma norbu
Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Eckart Tolle - master of the park bench
Replies: 430
Views: 49272

Re: Eckart Tolle - master of the park bench

Please tell me what was wrong with my personal opinion... Quite simply: The gata does not need interpretation, it is clear as day. ...and stop trying to limit it to a piece of language you don't understand and misunderstood. How could I not understand or misunderstand such a simple statement? You a...
by padma norbu
Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Eckart Tolle - master of the park bench
Replies: 430
Views: 49272

Re: Eckart Tolle - master of the park bench

I already know what "The Two Truths" are, I simply found Bob's comments about all human views are wrong view quite obscure and therefore confusing. I was just reading multiple instances of this "all views are wrong" idea in Longchenpa's Kindly Bent To Ease Us (one of the 3 volumes) the other day. I...
by padma norbu
Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Eckart Tolle - master of the park bench
Replies: 430
Views: 49272

Re: Eckart Tolle - master of the park bench

Let me repeat: the language does not state that "this means religious tolerance," it says it "this is a representative teaching to the Buddha’s tolerance for other religions," which is different. Six of one half a dozen of the other. No. A wrong interpretation would conclude "this is a teaching on ...
by padma norbu
Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Eckart Tolle - master of the park bench
Replies: 430
Views: 49272

Re: Eckart Tolle - master of the park bench

from the earliest days of dharma in the west all sorts of ways and means have led people to the gates of dharma. sooner or later however walking through those gates requires ' a turning about in the heart of consciousness ' This is a radical process usually requiring a teacher from a recognised Dha...
by padma norbu
Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Eckart Tolle - master of the park bench
Replies: 430
Views: 49272

Re: Eckart Tolle - master of the park bench

As I said, if you have a problem with David N. Snyder's words, take it up with him. You clearly know where to find him since he owns the forums. Now, I have said plenty more about the 84,000 doors which you are welcome to comment on. You used the quote to validate your personal opinion, so stop try...
by padma norbu
Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Eckart Tolle - master of the park bench
Replies: 430
Views: 49272

Re: Eckart Tolle - master of the park bench

The Buddha advised to keep paying alms and support to the Brahmins and monks of other traditions because it creates good merit. Source please. Giving motivated by generosity creates good merit, not the object of ones generosity. Though, of course the amount of merit would depend (also) upon the obj...
by padma norbu
Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Eckart Tolle - master of the park bench
Replies: 430
Views: 49272

Re: Eckart Tolle - master of the park bench

Did you read the quote? Ananda says (very clearly): 82,000 Teachings from the Buddha I have received; 2,000 more from his disciples ; Now, 84,000 are familiar to me. Ananda is quite clearly saying that the 84,000 Dharma doors are those expounded by the Buddha and his disciples. Your interpretation,...
by padma norbu
Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Eckart Tolle - master of the park bench
Replies: 430
Views: 49272

Re: Eckart Tolle - master of the park bench

from the earliest days of dharma in the west all sorts of ways and means have led people to the gates of dharma. sooner or later however walking through those gates requires ' a turning about in the heart of consciousness ' This is a radical process usually requiring a teacher from a recognised Dha...
by padma norbu
Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Eckart Tolle - master of the park bench
Replies: 430
Views: 49272

Re: Eckart Tolle - master of the park bench

This is total nonsense. The aim of Buddhadharma is not to better one's Samsara, it's to get out of it ! I never said the aim of Buddhadharma is to better one's samsara, nor did either of the Lama Pemas I quoted. Religious tolerance in Buddhism does not equate to "new age mish-mash" or that we shoul...
by padma norbu
Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:24 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Wei Wu Wei
Replies: 3
Views: 652

Re: Wei Wu Wei

I recently ran across a 20th cent English writer and Taoist philosopher, Terence James Stannus Gray, who wrote under the pen name "Wei Wu Wei". A couple of his works I've browsed are "Ask the Awakened" and "Why Lazarus Laughed". He's interesting, talks a lot of Buddhism, but sometimes seems to have...
by padma norbu
Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:59 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Climate Change: We're Doomed
Replies: 871
Views: 124467

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

TEPCO Quietly Admits Reactor 3 Could Be Melting Down NOW
Posted about 14 hours ago

http://www.occupycorporatism.com/tepco- ... lting-now/
by padma norbu
Tue Dec 31, 2013 2:57 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Forum Rules > does not exist
Replies: 6
Views: 1387

Forum Rules > does not exist

I see a pink box at the top that says "Forum rules" and, when clicked, it takes me here: http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=20

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