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by ford_truckin
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The Noble Eightfold Path
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: The Noble Eightfold Path

What the Buddha taught is a good book for beginners. Highly recommend.
by ford_truckin
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Tulsi Gabbard
Replies: 53
Views: 894

Re: Tulsi Gabbard

Bernie 2020. Too old. If he wins he will probably be dead by the end of this first term. There's no upper age limit, and unlike trump, he's not showing signs of dementia. Have you seen trump drinking from a cup recently? He needs to use both hands Sanders isn't a bad guy but a bit too extreme.
by ford_truckin
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mind essence introduced in advaita and TB
Replies: 54
Views: 1964

Re: Mind essence introduced in advaita and TB

amanitamusc wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:07 am
Since we are talking Mahasiddha's.Osho had a sweet tooth for Tilopa. :yinyang:
https://www.amazon.com/Only-One-Sky-Tan ... 0525474404
Osho the greatest non-buddhist master of all time :bow:
by ford_truckin
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Tulsi Gabbard
Replies: 53
Views: 894

Re: Tulsi Gabbard

I'm curious. With Buddhism being an anti-war religion, how can anyone calling themselves a Buddhist actively support a candidate who served in the Iraq war?
by ford_truckin
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Tulsi Gabbard
Replies: 53
Views: 894

Re: Tulsi Gabbard

Malcolm wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:57 pm
PeterC wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:16 am
The democrat candidate who would be most likely to beat trump is probably Sanders.
Bernie 2020.
Too old. If he wins he will probably be dead by the end of this first term.
by ford_truckin
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Recovering from Trauma
Replies: 30
Views: 631

Re: Recovering from Trauma

Stop taking drugs and go see your doctor ASAP.
by ford_truckin
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Tulsi Gabbard
Replies: 53
Views: 894

Re: Tulsi Gabbard

SonamTashi wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:39 am

It is all just opinions either way, but I think it is highly unlikely that the Democrats won't win.
What everyone thought in 2016 and then the complete opposite happened.
by ford_truckin
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Tulsi Gabbard
Replies: 53
Views: 894

Re: Tulsi Gabbard

Democrats aren't winning in 2020.
by ford_truckin
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Does Mahayana lose its entire validity...
Replies: 94
Views: 2211

Does Mahayana lose its entire validity...

...if none of the sutras were spoken by Shakyamuni Buddha himself? Why or why not?
by ford_truckin
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Breaking the law = bad karma?
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: Breaking the law = bad karma?

Not necessarily. If you were living in Nazi Germany and hiding Jews in your basement you'd be breaking the law but actually creating good karma.
by ford_truckin
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Most famous teacher of all time?
Replies: 10
Views: 446

Re: Most famous teacher of all time?

Buddha (Gautama)
by ford_truckin
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gohonzon for sale at Walmart?
Replies: 12
Views: 409

Re: Gohonzon for sale at Walmart?

PadmaVonSamba wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:21 am
Grigoris wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:32 pm
I was talking to a friend of mine who lives in the Central African Republic and is visiting his folks back here in Greece, and he told me that a hand grenade costs less than a falafel in the capital Bangui. Go figure.
Falafel lasts longer.
And tastes better.
by ford_truckin
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Wrathful deities
Replies: 70
Views: 2784

Re: Wrathful deities

I have issues with faith and doubt. Even if I do end up receiving a teaching there's no guarantee I'll be sticking to the practice. I tend to lose interest in practices quickly unless I'm able to see some results. We all have those issues one time or another. I don't know how likely or not you are ...
by ford_truckin
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Wrathful deities
Replies: 70
Views: 2784

Re: Wrathful deities

Don’t wait too long. There are great teachers in the world now, who knows about the future, and who knows for how long we will be around to hear them. Every instruction text says these things - they do so for a reason I have issues with faith and doubt. Even if I do end up receiving a teaching ther...
by ford_truckin
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Wrathful deities
Replies: 70
Views: 2784

Re: Wrathful deities

HHDL, HH Chetsang Rinpoche. Garchen Rinpoche is like a trusted general and a teacher to HHCR. HH Taklung Matul Rinpoche. HH Karmapa. Good to know there are more out there, thanks. I am focused on some other things now but will look into getting a teaching when the time comes. Maybe recite mantras a...
by ford_truckin
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Wrathful deities
Replies: 70
Views: 2784

Re: Wrathful deities

Lineage heads make good starter lamas. Any lineage heads that give teachings on a regular basis in North America? HHDL, HH Chetsang Rinpoche. Garchen Rinpoche is like a trusted general and a teacher to HHCR. HH Taklung Matul Rinpoche. HH Karmapa. Good to know there are more out there, thanks. I am ...
by ford_truckin
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Wrathful deities
Replies: 70
Views: 2784

Re: Wrathful deities

Malcolm wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:23 am
ford_truckin wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:21 am
Malcolm wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:25 am


Lineage heads make good starter lamas.
Any lineage heads that give teachings on a regular basis in North America?
His holiness Sakya Trichen.
Awesome, thanks. :cheers:
by ford_truckin
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Wrathful deities
Replies: 70
Views: 2784

Re: Wrathful deities

Malcolm wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:25 am
ford_truckin wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:19 am
How hard is it these days to find a trustworthy guru?
Lineage heads make good starter lamas.
Any lineage heads that give teachings on a regular basis in North America?
by ford_truckin
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: DW 10 y.o. video msg from me (DNS)
Replies: 10
Views: 596

Re: DW 10 y.o. video msg from me (DNS)

Go Raiders
by ford_truckin
Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Chod
Topic: Black fringe
Replies: 9
Views: 497

Re: Black fringe

I need one of these.

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