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BonsaiDoug · Simply, on the path. · Veteran

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  • Re: We are lucky

    Came across this in the Tibetan Book of the Dead:

    Now, having obtained a precious human body,
    I do not have the luxury of remaining on a distracted path.

    EarthninjaDhammaDragon
  • Re: what are the difference between mahayana and theravada?

    I can't, so I won't, talk to any comparisons. But there is wisdom in viewing Buddhism, and all its "flavors," merely as the vehicle to reach your destination (enlightenment, Buddha-hood, Bodhisattva-hood, etc.). Once the destination is reached, the vehicle is discarded. It matters not as to the vehicle's size, color, shape, etc. It simply serves to get you to your destination.

    Look to the similarities rather than the differences.
    riverflowAsbestosbuddha33_3mockeymindBreathingSince72zenyattalenpadilla
  • Re: Why do we die?

    I don't have any deep philosophical answers. But I am aware of the biological process called apoptosis = programmed cell death (PCD) that occurs in multicellular organisms; like people. Research is ongoing to try to control this process, but to date, cells are programed to die, and not much can be done to change, alter or stop this cell death. At some point in time, it just catches up with us all.
    lobsterCinorjer
  • Re: Swastika Tattoo.

    I believe whichever way the swastika is facing, the symbol has incurred irreparable damage. It will never be cleansed of its Nazi affiliation. JMHO
    vinlynJainarayananatamanDharmaMcBumYik_Yis_YiiWonderingSeeker
  • Re: Mahayana Buddhism – what is it? a plain English View

    […] It's been quite organic, how it seems to be unfolding 'on it's own […]
    I really like that description; fits my journey as well. I just may have to "appropriate" it at some point. ;^)
    anataman