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by Will
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Four Bases of Meritorious Qualities
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: Four Bases of Meritorious Qualities

Found an answer re Mahayana sources in Bhikshu Dharmamitra's earlier translation of Nagarjuna's Bodhisambhara Treatise - note 44: 44. The four “bases” or “foundations” (adhiṣṭhāna) consist of “truth” (satya), “relinquishment” (tyāga), “cessation” (upaśama), and “wisdom (prajñā). They are encountered...
by Will
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Four Bases of Meritorious Qualities
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: Four Bases of Meritorious Qualities

Never mind, found them in MN 140, 11-29.
Still puzzled about a Mahayana source. They do not seem to be easily found in the Ten Grounds Sutra. Will have to look closer.
by Will
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Four Bases of Meritorious Qualities
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Four Bases of Meritorious Qualities

Since my Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism does not seem to have an entry, not even a mention of these Four. I wonder if someone knows of these used in any variety of Buddhism? The new translation of Nagaruna's Treatise features them as very important. Here is the Glossary entry: four bases of merito...
by Will
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: In Praise of Buddhas
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: In Praise of Buddhas

At that time the titan king Rahula, imbued with the power of the Buddha, looked over all the titans and said in verse, In all the great masses in the ten directions, The Buddha is most unique among them. The radiance of his light is equal to space, Appearing before all sentient beings. Billions of ...
by Will
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: In Praise of Buddhas
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: In Praise of Buddhas

Prostrations to the Omniscient One. Thus the Blessed Buddha is the One Gone to Suchness, the Foe Destroyer, the Perfectly Accomplished One, the One Who Possesses Knowledge and Its “Feet,” the One Who Has Gone to Bliss, Knower of the World, the Unsurpassable Charioteer Who Tames Sentient Beings, and...
by Will
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: In Praise of Buddhas
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: In Praise of Buddhas

This is a popular one, not sure of original source: To the Guru and Founder, the Endowed Transcendent Destroyer, the One Gone Beyond, the Foe Destroyer, The Completely Perfected, Fully Awakened Being, perfect in knowledge and in good conduct, Sugata, Knower of the World, Supreme Guide of human being...
by Will
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: In Praise of Buddhas
Replies: 4
Views: 257

In Praise of Buddhas

Do not know of many praises of buddhas before our recent one, but there may be some out there. At any rate, this thread is for any short or medium length praises of Buddha. Here a few verses from Nagarjuna: Regarding whether a being has already died in the past, dies now in the present, or will die ...
by Will
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: New translations from Kalavinka
Replies: 15
Views: 2066

Re: New translations from Kalavinka

Part of Nagarjuna's chapter 24 on using verses praising Buddha to enhance Buddha mindfulness: Now that, in this way, we have reached the end of this explanation of the forty dharmas exclusive to the Buddhas, one should take the aspects emblematic of these forty exclusive dharmas and use them in one’...
by Will
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Google to the rescue
Replies: 1
Views: 165

Google to the rescue

The promised new CCP Virus site, focused mainly on USA is now up. Lots of links and info:

https://www.google.com/covid19/
by Will
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 178
Views: 8478

Re: Coronavirus?

For those who want even more data re Chinese virus, here is a daily updated site with several graphs, charts etc: Mainly focused on USA, but not totally.

https://www.city-data.com/coronavirus/
by Will
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: In Praise of Virtue
Replies: 18
Views: 1980

Re: In Praise of Virtue

All great men and sages attained success through their self-effort. Reliance on destiny or God is an expression of ignorance and this is the main cause of failure. Self-effort must be sustained from a very early age in order that it may be powerful. But self-effort devoid of wisdom leads to negativ...
by Will
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 178
Views: 8478

Re: Coronavirus?

[WHO official] T. Jasarevic continued, "If you are coughing, if you have a fever, if you feel tired, and you think that you have been exposed to COVID-19, stay at home. We know that 80 percent of the people who are infected will have a mild disease that may go through — the person can go through th...
by Will
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: In Praise of Virtue
Replies: 18
Views: 1980

Re: In Praise of Virtue

Within the mind body phenomenon, (commonly called me, I, self), are doors that illwill close and goodwill open. It is wholesome to be open. It allows deeply buried complexes to rise and pass away without clinging to them. Intellectualism without wholesome practice induces pre-judice and I conceit a...
by Will
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: In Praise of Virtue
Replies: 18
Views: 1980

Re: In Praise of Virtue

In forming a judgment, lay your hearts void of foretoken opinions; else, whatsoever is done or said will be measured by a wrong rule; like them who have the jaundice, to whom everything appears yellow.
Sir Philip Sidney (d. 1586)