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by Nicholas Weeks
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Forest of Pearls
Replies: 6
Views: 506

Re: Forest of Pearls

More details about volume one contents: [Topics To Be Discussed:] Measurement of world ages; the three realms; the sun and moon; the six realms; one thousand buddhas; paying respect to the Buddha; paying respect to the Dharma; paying respect to the Sangha (monastic order); the practice of paying res...
by Nicholas Weeks
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: In Praise of Virtue
Replies: 40
Views: 5104

Re: In Praise of Virtue

252. Easily seen is the fault of others, but one’s own fault is difficult to see. Like chaff one winnows another’s faults, but hides one’s own, even as a crafty fowler hides behind sham branches. 253. He who seeks another’s faults, who is ever censorious—his cankers grow. He is far from destruction...
by Nicholas Weeks
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Forest of Pearls
Replies: 6
Views: 506

Re: Forest of Pearls

Volume 2 is about past buddhas: (Note: This has fifteen parts:) (1) The Seven Buddhas, (2) Causes and Conditions, (3) The Clan, (4) Conception, (5) Birth, (6) Attending to and Raising the Child , (7) Prognostication, (8) Studies, (9) Marriage, (10) Recognition of Suffering, (11) Renunciation, (12) E...
by Nicholas Weeks
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Forest of Pearls
Replies: 6
Views: 506

Forest of Pearls

This is a three volume set of texts that BDK has available in free PDF's as well as in print. Here is a bit from the translator's Introduction: A Forest of Pearls from the Dharma Garden (Fayuan zhulin , T. 2122) is a large anthology of excerpts from Buddhist canonical sources and historical records,...
by Nicholas Weeks
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: In Praise of Virtue
Replies: 40
Views: 5104

Re: In Praise of Virtue

by Nicholas Weeks
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Could someone explain some classical Madhyamaka for me please?
Replies: 50
Views: 2548

Re: Could someone explain some classical Madhyamaka for me please?

This small collection of Nagarjuna's writings is helpful and simpler to fathom than MMK:

http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/nagarjuna.pdf
by Nicholas Weeks
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nāgārjuna
Replies: 154
Views: 9312

Re: Nāgārjuna

I wish more Theravadins would study Nagarjuna. The emptiness teaching not reifying consciousness or promoting nihilism, and study Greg Goode's books on emptiness along with Rob Burbea's Seeing That Frees have given me a lot of insight into dependent origination; a teaching which, while undoubtedly ...
by Nicholas Weeks
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Will = Nicholas Weeks
Replies: 0
Views: 946

Will = Nicholas Weeks

Replaced my old handle "Will" - thanks to Retro (Paul).
by Nicholas Weeks
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Without the Vinaya, would we all be living like animals?
Replies: 38
Views: 1109

Re: Without the Vinaya, would we all be living like animals?

Vinaya applies only to monastics, not lay Buddhists, I believe.
by Nicholas Weeks
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do western philosophies have anything similar to precepts or Vinaya?
Replies: 11
Views: 645

Re: Do western philosophies have anything similar to precepts or Vinaya?

However loose the Golden Verses themselves appear, they were used for hundreds of years by the Pythagorean sangha. If one wants to go more in depth to see what those practitioners unfolded from the verses, study Hierocles of Alexandria by H.S. Schibli, Oxford, 2002.
by Nicholas Weeks
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Germs vs Immunity
Replies: 9
Views: 631

Re: Germs vs Immunity

Well said Pea! :thumbsup: How are you hanging in there Will? Certain businesses have made it mandatory to wear masks in order to shop in their stores. I put it over y eyes and run around bumping into everyone. I’m loooooosing it. :D :D :D :D :D :D God I really hate this masking emoji now. Too old a...
by Nicholas Weeks
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Germs vs Immunity
Replies: 9
Views: 631

Re: Germs vs Immunity

Old medical science controversy still around. Historical outline of two schools of thought: https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/04/no_author/coronavirus-crisis-reopens-150-year-old-controversy/ Being from Canada and ontario, I can 100% tell you that there is no science being used to fight the spread o...
by Nicholas Weeks
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Germs vs Immunity
Replies: 9
Views: 631

Re: Germs vs Immunity

dharmacorps wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:05 pm
Does this have anything to do with the dhamma?
The sub-title says "A place to discuss health and fitness, healthy diets. A fit body makes for a fit mind."

But if you must have an explicit connection - from Dhammapada:
204. Health is the greatest of blessings.
by Nicholas Weeks
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Germs vs Immunity
Replies: 9
Views: 631

Germs vs Immunity

Old medical science controversy still around. Historical outline of two schools of thought:

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/04/no_ ... ntroversy/
by Nicholas Weeks
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: In Praise of Virtue
Replies: 40
Views: 5104

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