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by Nicholas
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana links and resources
Replies: 9
Views: 7896

Re: Mahayana links and resources

Some writings of a leader of the Mahayana, Nagarjuna:

http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/nagarjuna.pdf
by Nicholas
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: A Reading of Dogen's Genjokoan
Replies: 1
Views: 5696

Re: A Reading of Dogen's Genjokoan

Eight English translations of this work:

http://thezensite.com/ZenTeachings/Doge ... oKoan8.htm
by Nicholas
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Health, wellness and fitness
Topic: Germs vs Immunity
Replies: 0
Views: 5

Germs vs Immunity

An old controversy in medical science outlined: https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/04/no_author/coronavirus-crisis-reopens-150-year-old-controversy/ One snip on the political effects: The US government is bedded down even more cozily than the Canadian government with the pharmaceutical companies who w...
by Nicholas
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Practicing the Perfections & Brahma-viharas
Topic: In Praise of Virtue
Replies: 50
Views: 50398

Re: In Praise of Virtue

Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing.
J.S. Mill
by Nicholas
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Practicing the Perfections & Brahma-viharas
Topic: In Praise of Virtue
Replies: 50
Views: 50398

Re: In Praise of Virtue

When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
Edmund Burke
by Nicholas
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Practicing the Perfections & Brahma-viharas
Topic: In Praise of Virtue
Replies: 50
Views: 50398

Re: In Praise of Virtue

It is the part of a good man to do great and noble deeds though he risks everything in doing them.
Plutarch
by Nicholas
Sun May 31, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Practicing the Perfections & Brahma-viharas
Topic: In Praise of Virtue
Replies: 50
Views: 50398

Re: In Praise of Virtue

The great division of our affections is into the selfish and the benevolent. If the character of virtue, therefore, cannot be ascribed indifferently to all our affections, when under proper government and direction, it must be confined either to those which aim directly at our own private happiness...
by Nicholas
Sat May 30, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Je Tsongkhapa (d. 1419)
Replies: 2
Views: 27

Re: Je Tsongkhapa (d. 1419)

Here is an aspiration that Je Tsongkhapa made at the end of his Great Treatise on Path to Buddhahood . Through the twin collections gathered with prolonged efforts, [Merit and wisdom] as vast as expansive space, May I become a buddha, a savior for all those beings Whose minds’ eyes have been blinded...
by Nicholas
Fri May 29, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism, engaged Dharma
Topic: Shurangama Mantra
Replies: 1
Views: 8411

Re: Shurangama Mantra

Since the media button option is kaput, for now, here is the URL:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBe0bqA6s84
by Nicholas
Fri May 29, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Je Tsongkhapa (d. 1419)
Replies: 2
Views: 27

Re: Je Tsongkhapa (d. 1419)

Perhaps the best known Tsongkhapa teaching in the West is the Lamrim Chenmo , a large treatise on the Stages of the Path to Buddhahood . Although Buddha suggested the same step by step path approach, the Indian bodhisattva Atisha was the one who influenced Tibet to follow this a gradual method of cu...
by Nicholas
Fri May 29, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Big Love
Replies: 0
Views: 11

Big Love

An expensive, beautifully produced hardback, in two volumes with slip cover. The biography of Lama Yeshe, founder of FPMT. Here is one short video about the Lama:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4hH9_066NY
by Nicholas
Thu May 28, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Je Tsongkhapa (d. 1419)
Replies: 2
Views: 27

Je Tsongkhapa (d. 1419)

The best & most inspiring biography of this wonderful bodhisattva is out now. Titled Tsongkhapa: A Buddha in the Land of Snows by Thupten Jinpa. Here is he talking about the book:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DfAd9g1Rj4
by Nicholas
Wed May 27, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Practicing the Perfections & Brahma-viharas
Topic: In Praise of Virtue
Replies: 50
Views: 50398

Re: In Praise of Virtue

Truth is the summit of being; justice is the application of it to affairs. All individual natures stand in a scale, according to the purity of this element in them. The will of the pure runs down from them into other natures, as water runs down from a higher into a lower vessel; this natural force ...
by Nicholas
Tue May 26, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box & Help
Topic: New look for DP?
Replies: 10
Views: 151

Re: New look for DP?

However, what happened to the posting video button that was there before? Using URL will work, so maybe you are trying to save bandwidth?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3T2RW1xtic
by Nicholas
Tue May 26, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to now?
Replies: 190
Views: 137033

Re: What music are you listening to now?

by Nicholas
Tue May 26, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Practicing the Perfections & Brahma-viharas
Topic: In Praise of Virtue
Replies: 50
Views: 50398

Re: In Praise of Virtue

Whene’er a noble deed is wrought Whene’er is spoken a noble thought Our hearts, in glad surprise, To higher levels rise. The tidal wave of deeper souls Into our inmost being rolls, And lifts us unawares Out of all meaner cares. Honor to those whose words or deeds Thus help us in our daily needs, An...
by Nicholas
Mon May 25, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box & Help
Topic: New look for DP?
Replies: 10
Views: 151

Re: New look for DP?

DNS wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 8:04 pm
Nicholas wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 4:04 am
But mine is gone and the select avatar button does not work. I will pick another one when the avatar area works.
Fixed, try it now.
Well done - onward & upward. :bow:
by Nicholas
Mon May 25, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: General Dharma comparisons
Topic: Heartening Poetry
Replies: 11
Views: 8678

Re: Heartening Poetry

For Florence Nightingale - remembered fondly on this Memorial Day: SANTA FILOMENA by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow November 1857 Whene'er a noble deed is wrought, Whene'er is spoken a noble thought, Our hearts, in glad surprise, To higher levels rise. The tidal wave of deeper souls Into our inmost bein...
by Nicholas
Mon May 25, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: Suggestion Box & Help
Topic: New look for DP?
Replies: 10
Views: 151

Re: New look for DP?

Avatars are now back on left side after clearing cache!

But mine is gone and the select avatar button does not work. I will pick another one when the avatar area works.