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by Tlalok
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: 108 great tertöns
Replies: 11
Views: 523

Re: 108 great tertöns

so what is the origin of this hundred major/thousand minor tertöns? IIRC, from reading Phakchok Rinpoche's "The Great Terton", the distinction between "Major" and "Minor" isn't a particular marker of value/quality but based on whether the Terton reveals certain classes of terma. I can't remember th...
by Tlalok
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrasattva Question(s)
Replies: 27
Views: 1423

Re: Vajrasattva Question(s)

Also isn’t there something like if you have received an initiation for a deity in one class of Tantra then you can self-generate or visualize yourself as any deity from that class? The only thing similar to this that I am aware of in Vajrayana is empowerment into a Shitro Mandala being authorizatio...
by Tlalok
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Wire and other TV/Movies - From After the Protests
Replies: 23
Views: 904

Re: The Wire and other TV/Movies - From After the Protests

McNulty One of my favorite scenes is when he and Bunk go investigate a murder and all they say is, "F*ck". "Oh, f*ck." "f*ck f*ck f*ck f*ck f*ck f*ck f*ck." "f*ck." "f*ck f*ck." "Oh, f************ck." Bunk is another great character. He's the kind of guy who's basically decent, but would rather jus...
by Tlalok
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: This is an article about Bhutan with amazing pictures.
Replies: 1
Views: 250

Re: This is an article about Bhutan with amazing pictures.

I must own that "Garuda" statue.
by Tlalok
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: 8 Precepts from Dawn?
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: 8 Precepts from Dawn?

Hey, I want to start regular practice of taking 8 precepts, however I have quite a trouble with getting up at dawn (especially now when the days are longer). So, is it possible to take them before I go to sleep? How would one go about it when one uses a text where it says "I (known by this Name ) w...
by Tlalok
Mon May 25, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Momentariness
Replies: 11
Views: 767

Re: Momentariness

Does momentariness imply things coming out of nothing?if the cause ceases completely before the effect even begins to arise,how do effects arise? there must be things beginning the arise as soon as its cause begins to dissapear,but then why call it momentary? This doctrine is the hardest buddhist d...
by Tlalok
Mon May 25, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Two Bodhisattva Vow Lineages
Replies: 1
Views: 228

Re: Two Bodhisattva Vow Lineages

This is discussed in exhaustive detail in Gampopa's Jewel Ornament of Liberation.
by Tlalok
Thu May 21, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Karmic cause become gay
Replies: 72
Views: 3322

Re: Karmic cause become gay

Several species have biological mechanism that bias sexual behaviors under population pressures. Female mice can excrete a hormone that reduces breeding in the subsequent generations. It could have been that during period where mankind's populations levels are at risk that mankind adapts by either ...
by Tlalok
Wed May 20, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Karmic cause become gay
Replies: 72
Views: 3322

Re: Karmic cause become gay

That's the narrative, yes. It's designed to make people eager to be faithful unto their spouse, in a monogamous sense, lest they end up homosexual in the future. That's interesting, isn't it? There are many using fear to keep people on track, not to mention false perception, understanding and damag...
by Tlalok
Wed May 20, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Secular book on lojong
Replies: 5
Views: 475

Re: Secular book on lojong

It's not exactly taking the 36 Bodhisattva Practices and making all the religious assumptions metaphors or what have you, but perhaps Erric Solomon and Phakchok Rinpoche's "Radically Happy, A User's Guide to the Mind"?
by Tlalok
Tue May 12, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: All life is suffering
Replies: 49
Views: 2226

Re: All life is suffering

I always thought a good modern translation of Dukkha would be "Sh***y", which captures a lot of the nuances in the Sanskrit.
by Tlalok
Mon May 11, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Countdown to a race war?
Replies: 40
Views: 2210

Re: Countdown to a race war?

I rejoice that some people have the good fortune to see American politics as a kind of team sport, and not a constant battle with people that regard you as subhuman savages and relish stories of your brothers and sisters being murdered, violated, and humiliated. Must be great... Minobu must be whit...
by Tlalok
Sun May 10, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Countdown to a race war?
Replies: 40
Views: 2210

Re: Countdown to a race war?

To see Buddhists this uptight about the other political party is amusing to watch. I rejoice that some people have the good fortune to see American politics as a kind of team sport, and not a constant battle with people that regard you as subhuman savages and relish stories of your brothers and sis...
by Tlalok
Sun May 10, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Countdown to a race war?
Replies: 40
Views: 2210

Re: Countdown to a race war?

Uh oh, black folk are using the 2nd amendment. Watch the Republicans change their tune come out in favour of gun control now just like last time. I'd also say that America has been in a race war since at least 1861, it's just flaring up into more open hostilities now. Apparently you are not familia...
by Tlalok
Sat May 09, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Countdown to a race war?
Replies: 40
Views: 2210

Re: Countdown to a race war?

I'd also say that America has been in a race war since at least 1861, it's just flaring up into more open hostilities now. Fringe leftist hyperbole. If you think that America is engaged in a war, you have never been within anywhere near a real one. Cool mangling of my words. The U.S. Army's definit...
by Tlalok
Sat May 09, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Countdown to a race war?
Replies: 40
Views: 2210

Re: Countdown to a race war?

Uh oh, black folk are using the 2nd amendment. Watch the Republicans change their tune come out in favour of gun control now just like last time.

I'd also say that America has been in a race war since at least 1861, it's just flaring up into more open hostilities now.
by Tlalok
Wed May 06, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: White Robes, Matted Hair...
Replies: 11
Views: 1172

Re: White Robes, Matted Hair...

Good find Grigoris, it looks very interesting, hell of a job for a doctoral dissertation.
by Tlalok
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Celebrities and Buddhism
Replies: 13
Views: 1096

Re: Celebrities and Buddhism

Anyway, the whole tulku system is corrupt, and the reason why lamas continue to recognize tulkus is because there is huge demand from faithful lay people. Says the guy who's teachers were/are tulku... :tongue: The way real lamas talk about their Tulku credentials is one of the best ways of judging ...
by Tlalok
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Exercise and weight loss - waste of time?
Replies: 15
Views: 2919

Re: Exercise and weight loss - waste of time?

I wouldn't put a huge amount of stock in BMI as a measure of health either, especially if you're toeing just the overweight band. It was a model designed to evaluate the health of populations and is much less effective when applied to individuals. That said, it's good to keep an eye on your weight a...
by Tlalok
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Eye Does Not See Itself - Source?
Replies: 13
Views: 816

Re: The Eye Does Not See Itself - Source?

The idea of an eye not seeing itself, or a knife being unable to cut itself is one of Nagarjuna's main logical weapons in the Mulamadyamikakarika (MMK).

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