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by Mkoll
Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The doctrine of no-self - teaching device or metaphysical truth?
Replies: 69
Views: 1193

Re: The doctrine of no-self - teaching device or metaphysical truth?

Teaching device or metaphysical truth for whom?

;)
by Mkoll
Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What are the Difference between Arhats, Pratyekabuddha, Bodhisattvas and Buddhas?
Replies: 8
Views: 275

Re: What are the Difference between Arhats, Pratyekabuddha, Bodhisattvas and Buddhas?

Astus wrote:Theravada maintains the difference between arhatship and buddhahood in terms of abilities.

Correct. The Buddha was an arahant, but arahants are not necessarily Buddhas.
by Mkoll
Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Free Speech Wars Have Begun
Replies: 82
Views: 1328

Re: The Free Speech Wars Have Begun

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by Mkoll
Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Overcoming jealousy
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Re: Overcoming jealousy

Sympathetic joy (mudita), the 3rd of the 4 brahmaviharas, is probably the quality most directly opposed to jealousy and envy. I've found that contemplating and meditating on it is helpful in reducing jealousy and envy. Here is short piece on all 4 brahmaviharas: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/au...
by Mkoll
Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1060
Views: 84230

Re: Music time

A nice downtempo track with a very simple but powerful bassline that begs for a good stereo. Actually, this whole album begs for a good stereo as it's got a lot of lows.

Carbon Based Lifeforms - Reaktion - Remastered

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by Mkoll
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1060
Views: 84230

Re: Music time

One of my all-time favorite trance tracks.

Kyau vs. Albert - Falling Anywhere (rework)

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by Mkoll
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1060
Views: 84230

Re: Music time

Whoops, posted that one already.

This one was very popular at one time in certain venues. You can see why if you imagine hearing it on a powerful sound reinforcement system.

Pendulum - Fasten Your Seatbelts (featuring The Freestylers)

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by Mkoll
Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1060
Views: 84230

Re: Music time

As long as we're doing drum and bass, here's my offering.

Sub Focus - Join the Dots

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by Mkoll
Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta
Replies: 393
Views: 18980

Re: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta

I have a sneaking sense that hat is radiating from both is fundamentally the same Truth/Being/Pregnant Emptiness etc etc etc. It must be quite the hat. http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1215/0506/products/product-image_ab2938ab-d436-461c-b4ad-cf81d8782437_grande.jpg?v=1470129208 :tongue:
by Mkoll
Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1060
Views: 84230

Re: Music time

Most of the soundtrack is good.

Danny Baranowsky - Tombtorial (from Crypt of the Necrodancer OST)

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by Mkoll
Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1060
Views: 84230

Re: Music time

I usually don't like vocals in my house, excepting the classics of course, but David Byrne is just great here. And so is the video: who hasn't felt like that guy before?

X-Press 2 Ft. David Byrne - Lazy

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by Mkoll
Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Human pig chimera
Replies: 13
Views: 362

Re: Human pig chimera

Animal-human hybrids, world domination, discrimination, the fight for rights, dystopian themes. Would make a good sci fi movie. Or an interesting potential future. More and more unrealistic possibilities are becoming realistically possible.

:alien:
by Mkoll
Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1060
Views: 84230

Re: Music time

Qattara - The Truth (Qattara's Coufsat Mix)

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by Mkoll
Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Failing at meditation
Replies: 15
Views: 1280

Re: Failing at meditation

Hi Ninelions, I agree with what others have said about the importance of posture. Try not using the bed. Either sit on the floor, on cushions (e.g. zabu + zabuton), or on a chair. Unless you're medically unable to of course. Sorry about your chest pain. If you've ruled out physical causes for it, th...
by Mkoll
Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is Ignorance (avidya)?
Replies: 21
Views: 623

Re: What is Ignorance (avidya)?

In the Theravada, one works on letting the effects of past actions arise and dissolve until they are exhausted. Hmmm, I wouldn't put it that way as putting it that way makes it sound like a path of passivity or non-action. This is not the case. Certain wholesome qualities must be developed and cert...
by Mkoll
Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump is a Russian Puppet hahahahaha
Replies: 103
Views: 2759

Re: Trump is a Russian Puppet hahahahaha

What does it mean for Trump to be a Russian puppet, in practice? What are the potential consequences of this? Where does this lead? this piece in Politico, which I overlooked when it was published, gives some important context and helps address some of these questions, particularly in light of Trum...
by Mkoll
Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: Drug Addiction
Replies: 72
Views: 4276

Re: Drug Addiction

You know, I get how this conversation can turn contentious. On the one hand, I get where Greg is coming from, I just had a friend pass away due to complications years of Heroin abuse, have a uncle who went the same direction and OD'ed. In fact, I've had people's addictions touch me very closely thr...
by Mkoll
Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump is a Russian Puppet hahahahaha
Replies: 103
Views: 2759

Re: Trump is a Russian Puppet hahahahaha

Malcolm wrote:
Queequeg wrote: but once the fundamental agreement on reality and rules of civil engagement are lost, further intercourse becomes incredibly difficult.

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That is gone. Time for New England to secede from the Union.

Also, the West Coast: CA, OR, WA. Sorry everybody else, you're on your own.

:tongue:
by Mkoll
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 66
Views: 8958

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

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by Mkoll
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Surangama Sutra as an anti-Dzogchen intervention
Replies: 108
Views: 2805

Re: Surangama Sutra as an anti-Dzogchen intervention

Given the other possible groups that could have been doing the practice described in the sutra, it seems premature to say it is anti-Dzogchen. I think you need to bring forth a lot more evidence from the sutra that you think exhibits anti-Dzogchen sentiment before you can reasonably suggest that con...

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