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by Grigoris
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Minobu's Muse: Lord Nagarjuna, The Lotus Sutra, The Gakki
Replies: 90
Views: 1214

Re: Minobu's Muse: Lord Nagarjuna, The Lotus Sutra, The Gakki

DharmaChakra wrote:...in fact I dont know how to read in modern language to understand Dharma.
??? :shrug: ???
by Grigoris
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?
Replies: 282
Views: 6547

Re: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?

Johnny Dangerous wrote:I got the impression that these women also had a good experience sharing some of their thoughts with a group that is normally insulated from them.
Maybe. Personally I would find explaining my existence to a group of people rather tedious.
by Grigoris
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Degenerate age
Replies: 13
Views: 426

Re: Degenerate age

The list is endless really...
by Grigoris
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Degenerate age
Replies: 13
Views: 426

Re: Degenerate age

Or Buddhist people of Burma killing the children of Muslim Rohingya just because they are Rohingya...

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by Grigoris
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Degenerate age
Replies: 13
Views: 426

Re: Degenerate age

Yet if you take for example Muslim people of Pakistan who kill their children because they married based on their own choice, I would say there is degenerate behavior. Or Christian people of Russia killing other people's children just because they are born in Syria... http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix...
by Grigoris
Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Blue stripe on monastics robes
Replies: 27
Views: 573

Re: Blue stripe on monastics robes

The other problem with eating late is that you tend to go to sleep with a full stomach and because many of the body's functions tend to slow down during sleep (as it focuses on regeneration) digestion slows down too. The horizontal position of body during sleep and the relaxation of muscles (includi...
by Grigoris
Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?
Replies: 282
Views: 6547

Re: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?

...whose success depends on that common experience. I don't think it was saying that. I think it was just saying that being on a retreat, where you are not having to deal with all the extra baggage that comes from being a person of colour, is helpful. If it was not helpful, do you think they would ...
by Grigoris
Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?
Replies: 282
Views: 6547

Re: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?

People (including of color) experience the world radically differently depending on their material means. Might they have some things in common despite that difference? Sure, but if people are looking for commonality of experience, from my pov class is often a better indicator of shared experience ...
by Grigoris
Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?
Replies: 282
Views: 6547

Re: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?

When activism takes over then you have special interest groups. Each group thinks their plight is more urgent, more worthy of respect then the other. Who has suffered most? The Blacks or the Jews? Who has been most neglected and overlooked....the American red Indian; their lands have been confiscat...
by Grigoris
Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?
Replies: 282
Views: 6547

Re: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?

Class typically effects that sort of thing more than racial identification... So you reckon we should have "proletariat only" retreats then comrade? :tongue: I'm pretty aware of where I'm privileged, as I got to see it firsthand, then and now. Whatever Fair enough and, if you wish to, it ...
by Grigoris
Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Praying to a saviour?
Replies: 8
Views: 281

Re: Praying to a saviour?

Can Buddhists pray to a deity, Buddha, the Noble Sangha etc. etc. for help with dealing with spiritual and psychological problems? Sometimes I feel so weak and at the mercy of my conditioning that I despair of myself and feel I need someone to save me... is this possible? Thanks in advance :crying:...
by Grigoris
Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump is a Russian Puppet hahahahaha
Replies: 103
Views: 2289

Re: Trump is a Russian Puppet hahahahaha

florin wrote:How very fitting..........

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I have to admit I like this acoustic version, they are quite good when they are not pretending to play rock music. The singer actually has a very good voice.
by Grigoris
Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump is a Russian Puppet hahahahaha
Replies: 103
Views: 2289

Re: Trump is a Russian Puppet hahahahaha

That article is a bizarre mess of horrible contradiction and fact.
by Grigoris
Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Schools of Buddhism mind map
Replies: 10
Views: 190

Re: Schools of Buddhism mind map

Shouldn't the Vajrayana be over on the other side of the map coming out of a convergence of Madhyamaka, Tathagatagarbha and Yogacara? And why would the Jonangpa not be included in the Vajrayana? And... and... and... :smile:
by Grigoris
Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: Drug Addiction
Replies: 71
Views: 3934

Re: Drug Addiction

[Mod note: Ad hom deleted.] My experience with people with psychiatric issues is that unless medicated you cannot even have a logical conversation with them, especially if they suffer from delusions and/or hallucinations, so trying to get them to engage in psychological techniques (and here I inclu...
by Grigoris
Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump is a Russian Puppet hahahahaha
Replies: 103
Views: 2289

Re: Trump is a Russian Puppet hahahahaha

Ayu wrote:I think, there is a very long list of other more severe reasons to be against Trump.
More serious than the fact he booked "Ghost"for his opening act? No, I don't think so! :smile:
by Grigoris
Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: Drug Addiction
Replies: 71
Views: 3934

Re: Drug Addiction

I met drug addicts, with shit up to the neck healed by those medicine. There is a lot of researsh, thesis made by medicine doctorate on those subjects. And statistics. It is not a panacea, but it gives real hope for people suffering of this subject. I don't doubt this, but until these treatments ar...
by Grigoris
Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: Drug Addiction
Replies: 71
Views: 3934

Re: Drug Addiction

Double post
by Grigoris
Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Virtual reality and Dharma, many doubts about what to do
Replies: 11
Views: 315

Re: Virtual reality and Dharma, many doubts about what to do

Well, realistically speaking, all reality of virtual as long as we are clouded by ignorance, so... I believe that of one can overcome ignorance then the idea of virtual vs real loses it's significance. So why not focus on practicing for enlightenment (and quit worrying about things) and develop a se...

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