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by thornbush
Thu May 28, 2009 6:01 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Extra-bodily States in Buddhism
Replies: 34
Views: 7649

Re: Extra-bodily States in Buddhism

. Perhaps you are now ready to write the Hen-vajra Tantra http://www.buddhismwithoutboundaries.com/dazz/hen.jpg CLUCK ! . Behold the realised Hen Vajra Tantra Master, H.E KFC (enquire at any of their outlets for empowerments) :rolleye: http://pupubo.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/kfc20bucket20...
by thornbush
Wed May 27, 2009 6:57 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: My mind is my home
Replies: 1
Views: 1057

My mind is my home

A renowned Burmese meditation master explores how to have nothing and everything... Excerpts: The poem begins: - I have no parents. I make heaven and earth my parents. - I have no home. I make mindfulness my home. - I have no life and death. I make the tides of breathing my life and death. - I have ...
by thornbush
Wed May 27, 2009 6:49 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Aung San Suu Kyi, Meditator and Teacher
Replies: 0
Views: 730

Aung San Suu Kyi, Meditator and Teacher

I have long admired this woman for her tenacity and unflinching zeal for the truth and justice and this article speaks in tribute to her.... What makes Aung San Suu Kyi so very special – and Buddhists will yawn – is that she is a meditator. This means her mind is well trained to grasp the implicatio...
by thornbush
Wed May 27, 2009 6:16 am
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Reflections from Buddhist Parables/Stories
Replies: 59
Views: 10820

Re: Reflections from Buddhist Parables/Stories

http://www.ymba.org/parable/parabfr3.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; FATAL WORDS "The Kokalika Jataka tells that many years ago in Benares, the king had a bad habit of talking too much. A wise and valued minister decided to teach the king a lesson. A cuckoo, rather than rearing h...
by thornbush
Wed May 27, 2009 6:13 am
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Reflections from the Sutras
Replies: 47
Views: 8040

Re: Reflections from the Sutras

Continuation... From: The Hundred Parables Sutra http://www.buddhistdoor.com/OldWeb/resources/sutras/fable_sutra.htm#39" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; HOUSE PAINTING Once upon a time, there was a man who went to another man's house, which had just been painted, and the floor made eve...
by thornbush
Tue May 26, 2009 6:32 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Extra-bodily States in Buddhism
Replies: 34
Views: 7649

Re: Extra-bodily States in Buddhism

Nothing like the siddhi of self conquest and final liberation. All other samsaric cultivation and use of siddhi just enhances one's root in the 3 poisons of greed, hatred and ignorance. Let's not mistaken the 'side dishes' for the main course or take the road signs as the end of the journey. Namo Am...
by thornbush
Mon May 25, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Sacred Space
Replies: 256
Views: 111641

Re: The Sacred Space

Ngawang Drolma wrote:I finally got my rupa in the mail yesterday. I'll take a pic and upload it tomorrow.
I'm very excited about it! It's a good size (21 inches high), and to me it's just lovely in its simplicity!

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Yes, less is more :twothumbsup:
by thornbush
Mon May 25, 2009 8:22 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Sacred Space
Replies: 256
Views: 111641

Re: The Sacred Space

For Ngawang Drolma: My Home Altar for May/June
by thornbush
Mon May 25, 2009 8:01 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Sacred Space
Replies: 256
Views: 111641

Re: The Sacred Space

The Buddhist Maha Vihara: Part 7
by thornbush
Mon May 25, 2009 7:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Sacred Space
Replies: 256
Views: 111641

Re: The Sacred Space

The Buddhist Maha Vihara: Part 6
by thornbush
Mon May 25, 2009 7:53 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Sacred Space
Replies: 256
Views: 111641

Re: The Sacred Space

The Buddhist Maha Vihara: Part 5
by thornbush
Mon May 25, 2009 7:44 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Sacred Space
Replies: 256
Views: 111641

Re: The Sacred Space

The Buddhist Maha Vihara: Part 4
by thornbush
Mon May 25, 2009 7:38 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Sacred Space
Replies: 256
Views: 111641

Re: The Sacred Space

The Buddhist Maha Vihara: Part 3
by thornbush
Mon May 25, 2009 7:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Sacred Space
Replies: 256
Views: 111641

Re: The Sacred Space

The Buddhist Maha Vihara: Part 2
by thornbush
Mon May 25, 2009 7:17 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Sacred Space
Replies: 256
Views: 111641

Re: The Sacred Space

The Buddhist Maha Vihara, Kuala Lumpur, West Malaysia. (The first Theravada temple that I had visited) Their Main Link: http://www.buddhistmahavihara.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; The Late Chief Maha Thera: http://www.ksridhammananda.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return...
by thornbush
Mon May 25, 2009 6:55 am
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Reflections from the Sutras
Replies: 47
Views: 8040

Re: Reflections from the Sutras

Continuation... From: The Hundred Parables Sutra http://www.buddhistdoor.com/OldWeb/resources/sutras/fable_sutra.htm#38" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; YELLING AT WATER Once upon a time, there was a man who was tired and thirsty from traveling. He drank some fresh running water from t...
by thornbush
Mon May 25, 2009 6:50 am
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Reflections from Buddhist Parables/Stories
Replies: 59
Views: 10820

Re: Reflections from Buddhist Parables/Stories

http://www.ymba.org/parable/parabfr3.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; PURE LAND (FAITH / VOWS / PRACTICE) "During the Later Lê dynasty in Vietnam, there was a certain monk at the Temple of Light who diligently practiced Buddha Recitation, but had not vowed in earnest to achieve re...
by thornbush
Mon May 25, 2009 4:36 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: The Vimalakirtinirdesan Sutra
Replies: 8
Views: 4845

Re: The Vimalakirtinirdesan Sutra

Still re-re-re-reading it, but my fav passages are as below :reading: http://www.fodian.net/world/0475_09.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; "Manjusri replied, "Good sirs, you have all spoken well. Nevertheless, all your explanations are themselves dualistic. To know no one teaching...
by thornbush
Mon May 25, 2009 4:10 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: HI!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2314

Re: HI!!

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by thornbush
Sun May 24, 2009 8:50 am
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Reflections from Buddhist Parables/Stories
Replies: 59
Views: 10820

Re: Reflections from Buddhist Parables/Stories

http://www.ymba.org/parable/parabfr3.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; TRUTH (EYES OF THE BEHOLDER) "One leisurely evening, a king asked a certain courtier, 'You appear to be a man of integrity. Why is it that you are the target of so much criticism, slander and hatred?' The offici...

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