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by Tlalok
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: ‘Evidence’ of the Mandela Effect
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Re: ‘Evidence’ of the Mandela Effect

Sounds like you misremembered them?
by Tlalok
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Just lounge-ing around ...
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: Just lounge-ing around ...

SteRo wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:20 pm
The Buddha appeared in and taught to the sphere of humans. Therefore I would restrict the validity of his teaching to that sphere.
But Buddhas also appear in the other realms. I suppose the AIs, if they are subject to Dukkha, would get their own awesome TechoBuddha.
by Tlalok
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Can I play Dungeons and Dragons?
Replies: 11
Views: 500

Re: Can I play Dungeons and Dragons?

My friends and I were looking to play DnD. I've never played before. The thought I'm currently grappling with is, well, is it ok? The character I would play, for those familiar with the game, a halfling druid. They're peaceful beings who can manipulate the natural world. The main issue I'm having i...
by Tlalok
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Le Blob
Replies: 13
Views: 627

Re: Le Blob

An idle thought from an idle fellow..considering the fact that this organisms taxonomy is unclear, and supposing it is edible, would you vegans/vegetarians eat it? Personally no, because it looks gross. But some vegans see oysters and other bivalves as being kosher (they've got more in common with ...
by Tlalok
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Good Old Days
Replies: 85
Views: 2133

Re: Good Old Days

This is the point where David Koresh burned the compound down, and where Jim Jones served his Kool-Aid. I'm sorry Queequeg but you're wrong here and I have to correct you. Jim Jones served grape Flavor Aid , not Kool-Aid. He was also a travelling monkey salesman and could urinate over a house! It i...
by Tlalok
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: contemplating mother's kindness
Replies: 16
Views: 654

Re: contemplating mother's kindness

In Tibet most of the young monks would be tiny children when they were receiving the initial training in loving-kindness. They probably really missed their mothers.
by Tlalok
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Greta Thunberg
Replies: 93
Views: 3548

Re: Greta Thunberg

It makes me sad. She is just a tool used by ideologues. This world is heading towards barbarism. :D It's clear that you have never had a child and don't remember being one. Children are people and many of them are more capable of self-determination - making their own choices - than many adults. Cet...
by Tlalok
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dave Rubin interviews Tucker Carlson
Replies: 10
Views: 756

Re: Dave Rubin interviews Tucker Carlson

I don't think Tucker Carlson is all there mentally. Its quite sad.
by Tlalok
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Empowerment and Samaya with H.E. Garchen Rinpoche
Replies: 7
Views: 726

Re: Empowerment and Samaya with H.E. Garchen Rinpoche

I appreciate the replies. I figure this will all work out the way it will without me needing to have my projected concerns tended to. Yup. Pretty much it. I mean ... sometimes it is better to realy observe oneself than others. You will see that maybe your reason for "keeping your friend away from h...
by Tlalok
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Climate Change and Climate Skeptics/Deniers
Replies: 53
Views: 1301

Re: Climate Change and Climate Skeptics/Deniers

Tashi delek, Below some practical advises how to start. Yes we can "know" it very well on paper, but there is needed also work to do which has priority. Also eating meat should be slowed down / reduced as support. Take your bowls / bags /, with you to the supermarket to reduce plastics So we have t...
by Tlalok
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Greta Thunberg
Replies: 93
Views: 3548

Re: Greta Thunberg

It's sad that Greta has to be the driving force of the movement against climate death, but someone has to. It would be nice for some Baby Boomers to take responsibility for their actions, and work to atone in this life but alas. This movement requires a decentralized system without major figureheads...
by Tlalok
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Democrats are Going to the Mattresses
Replies: 32
Views: 1411

Re: The Democrats are Going to the Mattresses

Then the real play is something else here. Looks like it. Maybe it is just the right thing to do? In a(n alleged) democracy (allegedly) governed by constitutional laws and ethical principles ... ? The point is not to get Trump out of office. He's not getting convicted in the current senate. The poi...
by Tlalok
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Need your help with chinese inscription
Replies: 10
Views: 350

Re: Need your help with chinese inscription

the statue is original ming - but it shows a terton from ca. 1864-19?? :mrgreen: :thumbsup: It could be a statute from Ming showing a Ming Lama, but was reconsecrated to show a modern Terton? Can you reconsecrate a statue anyway? I know you can in Christianity. Or alternatively its a historic recon...
by Tlalok
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Need your help with chinese inscription
Replies: 10
Views: 350

Re: Need your help with chinese inscription

Wow if that is genuine that is extremely old.
by Tlalok
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Kagyu Question
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Re: Kagyu Question

I currently have Essence of the Mahayana Teachings along with Words of my Perfect Teacher , of course I don't know if Words of my Perfect Teacher is Kagyu specific or not. The Words of my Perfect Teacher is an extended commentary on the Ngondro of the Longchen Nyingthik, which is a terma heavily pr...
by Tlalok
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism and Evolution
Replies: 17
Views: 883

Re: Buddhism and Evolution

Berzin has a great quote about the law of karma being evolution as applied to the mental tendencies of individual beings.
by Tlalok
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Books on Shentong
Replies: 7
Views: 598

Re: Books on Shentong

The Third Karmapa, Ranjung Dorje's commentary on Nagarjuna's Dharmadhatustava is understood as a classic primer in the Shentong tradition, as far as I understand.
by Tlalok
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Draught animals in the White Lotus Sutra
Replies: 12
Views: 696

Re: Draught animals in the White Lotus Sutra

Isn't Olaus Magnus Gothus talking about the Sámi people? You know, Finno-Ugrics, not Indo-Aryan?
by Tlalok
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Concise Guide to Conservatism
Replies: 76
Views: 2452

Re: Concise Guide to Conservatism

Spiritual traditions are traditional , not progressive. The Church of Satan would care to disagree. Spiritual traditions can be progressive. Ever heard of Engaged Buddhism, for example? Secularists can be incredibly conservative. Richard Dawkins / Jordan Peterson are both "secularists" in various w...
by Tlalok
Wed May 29, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2758
Views: 259811

Re: Music time

Netherlands has won Eurovision 2019! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eztx7Wr8PtE What a zeitgeist. https://youtu.be/ebILIKHi9wo https://youtu.be/74ekU02fxAQ Speaking of Paradise Lost... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4eS1TS0J2Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2lXOwRi7Tk https://www.youtube.com/w...

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