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by Karma Dorje
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Palpitations!
Replies: 25
Views: 3225

Re: Palpitations!

Simon E. wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:07 pm
This extraordinary season continues ..lowly Wolverhampton Wanderers have beaten defending champions Manchester City 0-2!

Liverpool are now well clear of the pack.
Adama Traore, Liverpool legend!!
by Karma Dorje
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Palpitations!
Replies: 25
Views: 3225

Re: Palpitations!

It finished 3-0 to Brighton. As a Spurs fan since the age of 16, I am having a little sob... Brilliant debut by 19 year old Aaron Connolly however..His first Premier League game and he scored two of the goals. Maupay was brilliant for the Bees last year. Nice to see him off to a cracking start in t...
by Karma Dorje
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Taking Stock of Practice
Replies: 65
Views: 3799

Re: Taking Stock of Practice

I don't know what to expect. But my hope is that it would happen in what I'd call a reasonable period of time. And spiritual progress seems, for me, to run on geological time. ;-) Then you have other priorities. Nothing wrong with that, but you get from dharma what you put in. Many of us are simply...
by Karma Dorje
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Taking Stock of Practice
Replies: 65
Views: 3799

Re: Taking Stock of Practice

And therein lies the rub. I show more kindness to others than to myself. Well that's a pretty clear indication where you might want to look. Why do you *not* show yourself the same kindness as you do to others? Universal compassion is our real condition. Our samsaric machinations are symptomatic of...
by Karma Dorje
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Taking Stock of Practice
Replies: 65
Views: 3799

Re: Taking Stock of Practice

Rereading my posting (to which you replied), it might look like I said that metta is an obstacle. But that's not what I meant! Rather, that the psychological drive towards not-metta <selfishness> is. Yes, I have a living teacher, and we've talked some about the cultivation of bodhicitta. Have you r...
by Karma Dorje
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Taking Stock of Practice
Replies: 65
Views: 3799

Re: Taking Stock of Practice

Yes. And that's another big old psychological obstacle. Most of us, by nature/nurture, want to reap the benefits of our hard work for ourselves. Those with a more altruistic nature want to benefit a group <to which we belong>: a family, tribe, community, culture, nation. But in essence isn't this p...
by Karma Dorje
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: proof of nirvana?
Replies: 53
Views: 5535

Re: proof of nirvana?

Supramundane wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:24 am
A friend of mine naively asked me the other day, "is there any proof of Nirvana? can you show it to me?"
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by Karma Dorje
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: American Circumcision
Replies: 35
Views: 2750

Re: American Circumcision

Mantrik wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:30 am
Yup, America could do with circumcision - of the prick at the top.
Yes, circumcision can be quite effective in such cases, but only if one removes the foreskin starting at the neck.
by Karma Dorje
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Information on outdoor meditation hut
Replies: 5
Views: 604

Re: Information on outdoor meditation hut

Not sure where you are but yurts are an excellent and portable meditation hut. Check out the Pacific Yurts site. There are many other prefab vendors.
by Karma Dorje
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Backwards Ati
Replies: 26
Views: 3001

Re: Backwards Ati

Crazywisdom wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:42 pm
Karma Dorje wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:41 pm
Crazywisdom wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:16 pm
Let’s not mock
Hey, if you can't mock dead lamas, who can you mock?
Yourself
Variety is the spice of life. Seriously though, if a dead person says a stupid thing, it is not ennobled by their death. It’s still a stupid statement.
by Karma Dorje
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Backwards Ati
Replies: 26
Views: 3001

Re: Backwards Ati

Crazywisdom wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:16 pm
Let’s not mock
Hey, if you can't mock dead lamas, who can you mock?
by Karma Dorje
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Backwards Ati
Replies: 26
Views: 3001

Re: Backwards Ati

Crazywisdom wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:56 pm
It’s important to remember guru talk is very time, place, and audience context dependent. We don’t know whose confusion he was poking at.
Or who he was poking at the time.
by Karma Dorje
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Backwards Ati
Replies: 26
Views: 3001

Re: Backwards Ati

Malcolm wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:56 am
It is a stupid metaphor.
Not only a stupid metaphor, but a dangerous one as we now have decades of experience to attest to.
by Karma Dorje
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: My father died on Dec 2
Replies: 24
Views: 1718

Re: My father died on Dec 2

Please mention Yesh Paul Puri in your prayers. And me too. My whole family, mom, dad and brothers are all dead. So sorry to hear of your loss. Your father was fortunate to have a practitioner for a son. May your dharma efforts be fruitful and may they benefit your family in all future lives. You an...
by Karma Dorje
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Requirements for Vajrayogini
Replies: 16
Views: 3550

Re: Requirements for Vajrayogini

Nyingmapa here, don't know much about how other traditions do things, so out of respectful curiosity, why it is that one empowerment (ie Vajrayogini here) would have another empowerment (ie Hevajra) as a prerequisite? Because VY is a jenang, or master's permission that depends on having received an...
by Karma Dorje
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 11084

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

Maybe a lot premature. No one has said anything about there being more than one Karmapa, though many of those rejoicing, and those wringing their hands, have assumed this meeting allows for two (or more) Karmapas. I think that's an incorrect inference. I also saw something on FB about Thaye Dorje r...
by Karma Dorje
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 11084

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

So.... should we be registering karmapas.org, or not yet?
by Karma Dorje
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful
Replies: 79
Views: 6420

Re: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.

You think being at mass events will teach you what you need to know? Do they live here? Did they even learn proper English? I can see this is getting people very defensive. That is good. This glide path is very obvious and should be talked about. The way it is successful is for those of us with tra...
by Karma Dorje
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What's the point of abusive gurus?
Replies: 106
Views: 11790

Re: What's the point of abusive gurus?

One thing that could be said is that traditional cultures of all kinds were often extremely harsh by modern standards. I mean, I am now in my sixties, but when I went to school I was a pretty rowdy student and I was regularly beaten with a cane for my impudence. Nowadays if that happened there woul...
by Karma Dorje
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Scanning Library Books
Replies: 14
Views: 1266

Re: Scanning Library Books

In most books, there's a thing called 'fair use provision'. It usually means that you're able to make copies, etc, provided they're for your own use and benefit and not so as to make profits or reproduce the material for others. I would interpret that to mean that if you scan library books for your...

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