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by Karunika
Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:09 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Axe Attack
Replies: 5
Views: 1055

Re: Axe Attack

This venerable has many youtube videos and he is always wearing what appears to be a black robe.
by Karunika
Sun Dec 20, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do you find Hinayana offensive?
Replies: 241
Views: 29077

Re: Do you find Hinayana offensive?

It is beneficial for practitioners of the Mahayana to remember some relevant downfalls of their bodhisattva vows: Root Downfalls ("A root downfall means a loss of the entire set of bodhisattva vows. It is a 'downfall' in the sense that it leads to a decline in spiritual development and hinders the g...
by Karunika
Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:17 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Swine Flu prevention - some simple measures
Replies: 42
Views: 6969

Re: Swine Flu prevention - some simple measures

I don't know anyone that has died from being struck by lightening, but that does not mean that I am going to go out in an electrical storm and fly a kite or even stand under a tree. Here are some good hand washing pointers from the US Center for Disease Control. Proper hand washing is still one of t...
by Karunika
Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:02 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do you find Hinayana offensive?
Replies: 241
Views: 29077

Re: Do you find Hinayana offensive?

Vajrayana is considered under the umbrella of Mahayana, as is Zen, Chan, Soto, Shingon, etc. Under the Vajrayana umbrella you have Tibetan Buddhism and Shingon (from Japan). In the past there were numerous non-Mahayana schools, but the only one truly still in existence is Theravada. As a note, Vajra...
by Karunika
Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:21 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: E-sangha news
Replies: 103
Views: 23163

Re: E-sangha news

They are still working on the problem, which also involves the web host.
by Karunika
Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:00 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: E-Sangha
Replies: 99
Views: 17596

Re: E-Sangha

IPB is working on the problem - it was an I-frame attack from a Russian IP. Leo has posted the following message and request for assistance on E-sangha.com Currently our forum is down due to technical difficulties. I hope to get the forum up and running again in the shortest possible time. In the me...
by Karunika
Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The Buddha Chat diaspora.
Replies: 23
Views: 4023

Re: The Buddha Chat diaspora.

edharma seems like a Buddhist YouTube site that started up in March of 2009.
by Karunika
Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:03 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Penor Rinpoche passes away
Replies: 4
Views: 985

Re: Penor Rinpoche passes away

Rinpoche will be greatly missed by many. May he have a swift rebirth and continue to aid suffering sentient beings to cross Samsara's turbulent ocean.
by Karunika
Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Emptiness - mahayana and theravada
Replies: 52
Views: 13080

Re: Emptiness - mahayana and theravada

Stuka, you can lump everyone together if you want, but I have never disparaged the Theravada, and I do not refer to it as Hinayana. As to "mahayana," I don't know what other word to use in order to describe it. I'm sure that Theravadan's use the same word to describe that vehicle because that is the...
by Karunika
Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:40 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Emptiness - mahayana and theravada
Replies: 52
Views: 13080

Re: Emptiness - mahayana and theravada

Indeed... It is the same emptiness for each turn of the wheel. :thumbsup: The Buddha's teachings were complete and not in need of any further "improvement". The "wheel" has not stopped rolling, and has never been in any need of "re-turning". I can appreciate differences of opinion between and even ...
by Karunika
Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:55 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Emptiness - mahayana and theravada
Replies: 52
Views: 13080

Re: Emptiness - mahayana and theravada

Mahayana: "Everything is not inherently real". The world is a figment of your imagination. I don't think this is accurate. According to Gelug negation of inherent existence is merely conceptual emptiness. Real emptiness is beyond the four extremes hence there is no "your" or "imagination". I.e. sam...