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Vimalajāti
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Whitby, Ontario
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Whitby, Ontario
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French, English, Chinese, very bad Japanese
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  • Terribly sorry, I work a midnight shift and generally sleep 6am-2pm. If the website said I was online it was probably my phone, because I checked this website during my break. We will continue our conversation via PM.
  • We have osprey near my house. They seem to eat mostly fish.
  • I hope it isn't a pigeon? I'm not a bird person, and assumed it was a hawk! It wouldn't be the first time I was confused online.
  • @lobster said: The environment is our child. Our peers are our children. The future population of this planet, all of them, each and every one, are our children. Ay caramba. Here is my local kestrel-mother, photographed yes…
  • @adamcrossley said: How do other traditions (i.e. not the Tibetan tradition) view the Dalai Lama? Do they generally accept him as a reincarnation, or only as an important Buddhist voice, or not accept him at all? And how do you view him? …
  • Deva is a class of birth that can occur when appropriate conditions manifest. Is it "real"? Is your human birth real? If a human birth can be considered unreal, I would say so too can a deva birth.
  • The Āryākāśa­garbha­nāma­mahā­yāna­sūtra is a text directed at those who are beginning their bodhisattva practice. It can be found here: http://read.84000.co/translation/UT22084-066-018.html#title Venerable Śāntideva wrote his bodhisattvayāna …
  • @lobster said: As long as you're not going to eat all those krill yourself! Lobsters are cannibals iz true. Ah, I confess I did not get the krill joke, initially. Lobsters, baby krill, the motherhood thread. I'…
  • @lobster said: What kind of child are we raising? Oh we gets choice! I pray for something extra ordinary, maybe even unruly ... few million krill should do As long as you're not going to eat all those krill y…
  • There is a horrible typo here, my apologies: @Vimalajāti said: Hard is the essence of sharp. Sharp is the essence of hard. Sharpness cannot be separated from the quality of hardness, etc. It should say "Hard is the essence of sharp.…
  • @Vimalajāti said: The English translation is by Venerable Yīfǎ. The commentary is by a Ph.D. student (a certain Dr. Alex Amies) from the NTI institute. It was written in 2014 and is largely non-sectarian in nature I wanted to add this to …
  • The Nan Tien Institute (NTI) hosts the Taishō Tripiṭaka (the canon of Mahāyāna scriptures commonly accepted in East Asia) online, but alas only some of it is translated into English. They happen to have hosted a wonderful introductory translation…
  • I just happened to notice that certain teachers seem to prefer certain words when teaching, and that sometimes that seems to correspond to the ways they teach. I wouldn't call it practical or insightful advice, no, my apologies!
  • @Tsultrim said: Why? Because two is the essence's function. One is the function's essence. Myriad phenomena are the essence's functions. Only emptiness is the function's essence. If your essence is the same _essence that i…
  • @Jason said: @Vimalajāti said: Consider that it comes before the Fire Sermon. How is fire treated in Buddhist literature? Often as symbolic of saṃsāra. I sometimes wonder if the water is representing cessation, alongside the fire, i…
  • I have always been a fan of the Buddha's miracle stories, while I certainly am skeptical that many of them occurred. The Ādīptasūtra (燃燒經 T99.50b14) has one of these. Like this, I heard: One day, the Buddha dwelt, on his travels with…
  • @Vastmind said: For my fellow Zennies, I can't leave out the Flower Sermon....AKA- Transmission http://www.katinkahesselink.net/tibet/flower-sermon.htm The ending of the Chinese recension I am familiar with is particularly bea…
  • Alas, after a bunch of nice beach-worthy weather, it's turned cold for a week or so, the forecast says. Spring.
  • I did not see that there was already a thread for introductions, sorry! I am a fellow dharma learner, although I can't really fairly call myself "new" to it. I got interested in Buddhism during my university days, after fairly superficially explo…
  • Greetings all! I figured I might as well introduce myself. I am not a new Buddhist, but I am a new visitor of this forum. I'm Caoimhghín. My username is also Coëmgenu on SuttaCentral, if anyone here happens to also post there. Pleased to meet …
  • @WesternBuddhism said: [...] so what I’m asking is Buddhism at all Monistic, as I thought it was I may be mistaken. Monism. A "one"-ism. A oneness. If you see fit, you may want to consider Venerable Jízàng's words, from his text 二諦義…