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by Nicholas
Wed May 18, 2022 6:56 pm
Forum: The Greatest of All Gifts
Topic: Gems of Wisdom
Replies: 439
Views: 430951

Re: Gems of Wisdom

Those with ill will toward others are not protected by ethical discipline nor by study of buddhadharma, not by meditation, nor by generosity to others or offerings to buddhas.
From the Samādhirāja-sūtra
by Nicholas
Mon May 16, 2022 4:36 am
Forum: General Buddhism forum
Topic: Vesak
Replies: 11
Views: 1066

Re: Vesak

Thinking of refuge in the Three Jewels, this short sutra with a commentary by Bodhisattva Khenchen Appey Rinpoche is splendid. He is little known except in Sakya circles, never having taught in the West: http://mnsakyacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/The-Sutra-of-Recollecting-the-Three-Jewels.p...
by Nicholas
Sun May 15, 2022 6:26 pm
Forum: General Buddhism forum
Topic: Vesak
Replies: 11
Views: 1066

Re: Vesak

Today at 9:14pm is time of Full Moon on Pacific Coast. It is also a total lunar eclipse.

This is the big day for millions of Buddhists.
by Nicholas
Sat May 14, 2022 8:26 pm
Forum: The Greatest of All Gifts
Topic: Gems of Wisdom
Replies: 439
Views: 430951

Re: Gems of Wisdom

The barbarians are not waiting beyond the frontiers; they have been governing us for some time.
Alisdair MacIntyre
by Nicholas
Sat May 14, 2022 2:32 am
Forum: Abrahamic contemplative traditions, general comparisons
Topic: Platonism
Replies: 7
Views: 855

Re: Platonism

Mindy on the Journey...

by Nicholas
Fri May 13, 2022 10:04 pm
Forum: Health, wellness and fitness
Topic: Medical Specialists on Pandemic
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: Medical Specialists on Pandemic

Global Covid Summit met a couple of days ago. Watch it and support the ten points: https://globalcovidsummit.org/news/declaration-iv-restore-scientific-integrity We declare and the data confirm that the COVID-19 experimental genetic therapy injections must end. We declare doctors should not be block...
by Nicholas
Thu May 12, 2022 5:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Book Reviews
Replies: 31
Views: 7390

Re: Book Reviews

The big picture explaining the "blaze of oppression" that those in power are imposing upon humanity: https://www.wearetheprey.com/ Our book, COVID-19 and the Global Predators, began with an inquiry into the source of the obviously irrational, contradictory, and harmful public health polici...
by Nicholas
Wed May 11, 2022 10:32 pm
Forum: Pagan religions
Topic: Theosophy
Replies: 164
Views: 357239

Re: Theosophy

A good site with much subject matter about Theosophy:

http://www.philaletheians.co.uk/
by Nicholas
Tue May 10, 2022 10:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Book Reviews
Replies: 31
Views: 7390

Re: Book Reviews

Coming in August or perhaps sooner -- 2000 Mules which gives convincing evidence how the Democrats stole the election for President in 2020. The movie is out now, watch it if you dare. Audio version also available.

https://www.regnery.com/9781684510832/2000-mules/
by Nicholas
Tue May 10, 2022 4:16 am
Forum: The Greatest of All Gifts
Topic: Gems of Wisdom
Replies: 439
Views: 430951

Re: Gems of Wisdom

Human reason is a very convenient and accommodating instrument and works only in the circle set for it by interest, partiality and prejudice. The politicians reason wrongly or insincerely and have power to enforce the results of their reasoning, so make a mess of the world’s affairs,—the intellectu...
by Nicholas
Tue May 10, 2022 2:40 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Sri Aurobindo (1872-1950)
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: Sri Aurobindo (1872-1950)

He was also an Indian patriot, active is working for freedom from British rule. Here is a bit from a letter to New India , published 8 April 1918: This is an hour in which, for India as for all the world, its future destiny and the turn of its steps for a century are being powerfully decided, and fo...
by Nicholas
Mon May 09, 2022 11:22 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Sri Aurobindo (1872-1950)
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: Sri Aurobindo (1872-1950)

Aurobindo was not indifferent to world affairs. Here are some of his remarks about the two forces warring throughout the 20th century: It is in fact a clash between two world-forces which are contending for the control of the whole future of humanity. One force seeks to destroy the past civilisation...
by Nicholas
Mon May 09, 2022 11:02 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Sri Aurobindo (1872-1950)
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: Sri Aurobindo (1872-1950)

The recent popular fascination with Identity being our ordinary nature is a great blunder, as Aurobindo points out: “I am my life and body”: there can be no greater mistake for man or nation. The soul of man or nation is something more and diviner than that; it is greater than its instruments and ca...
by Nicholas
Mon May 09, 2022 7:37 pm
Forum: Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Nagarjuna (150?-250?)
Replies: 6
Views: 1223

Re: Nagarjuna (150?-250?)

Among Nagarjuna's works this one is perhaps his most detailed one on emptiness. It can be rendered as the Root Text of Middle Way . Many commentaries on it exist. This recently translated one by Buddhapalita (470-540) was and is relied on by many as clarifying it best. Buddhapālita describes Nāgārju...
by Nicholas
Mon May 09, 2022 4:22 pm
Forum: Get involved!
Topic: Pro-Life
Replies: 73
Views: 9575

Re: Pro-Life

There are many reasons or justifications for any individual's actions of body, speech or mind. Most of these karmas lead to sorrow or happiness for one person or a group or humanity in general. All spiritual paths offer guidelines to reduce suffering and increase fulfillment. Here is a group with an...
by Nicholas
Sun May 08, 2022 3:18 pm
Forum: Pagan religions
Topic: Theosophy
Replies: 164
Views: 357239

Re: Theosophy

On 8 May 1891 HP Blavatsky died. Some of her heritage around the world:

http://theosophy.wiki/en/H.P.Blavatsky% ... dern_world

White Lotus Day is when some admirers of HPB think upon her life & work:

http://www.blavatskytrust.org.uk/html/h ... %20day.htm
by Nicholas
Sat May 07, 2022 9:01 pm
Forum: Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Ratnamegha Sutra
Replies: 2
Views: 30372

Re: Ratnamegha Sutra

A large sangha of bodhisattvas planned to visit our realm to praise Sakyamuni Buddha. The Padmanetra Buddha in their realm warned them that our Endurance realm was not as sacred & holy as theirs -- so be careful He said in 1.23-24: Once you are in that realm, be careful. Why? Because among the b...
by Nicholas
Sat May 07, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: Get involved!
Topic: Pro-Life
Replies: 73
Views: 9575

Re: Pro-Life

Eight reasons, at least, to overturn Roe:

https://theimaginativeconservative.org/ ... ascik.html
by Nicholas
Sat May 07, 2022 5:15 pm
Forum: Get involved!
Topic: Pro-Life
Replies: 73
Views: 9575

Re: Pro-Life

A Roman Catholic supportive view: https://theimaginativeconservative.org/2022/05/divine-measure-changing-culture-death-glenn-arbery.html Abortion long ago became a natural symbol for the loss of a spiritual center. Not divine law, but individual will is the measure, and rejecting the child within th...
by Nicholas
Sat May 07, 2022 4:56 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Children's Health Defense
Replies: 10
Views: 250

Re: Children's Health Defense

CHD has an online periodical called The Defender which sheds light on many subjects:

https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defe ... _term=home