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by Karma Dorje
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Jonang
Topic: Shar Khentrul Rinpoché Jamphel Lodrö
Replies: 29
Views: 993

Re: Shar Khentrul Rinpoché Jamphel Lodrö

I can't speak to his credentials from other traditions, but I have received teachings and empowerment from him and have the books in question. He is very humble and low key and his teachings were well spoken. The books are quite comprehensive and though I haven't read them all, what I have read is q...
by Karma Dorje
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Importance of Secrecy in Secret Mantra
Replies: 68
Views: 2105

Re: Importance of Secrecy in Secret Mantra

Great, lets just let it all hang out then...after all, it seems no one cares anymore. Not what I said. We all need to be careful about what we have undertaken. I am simply pointing out that the dharma protects itself. If practitioners understood this well, there is little chance they would be so ca...
by Karma Dorje
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Importance of Secrecy in Secret Mantra
Replies: 68
Views: 2105

Re: Importance of Secrecy in Secret Mantra

No, but people volunteering the substance of vajrayāna practices, mantras, images of yidams, protectors, and so on certainly will. Sure. But I have enough problems keeping my samaya without running around and policing everybody else's... If you don't take responsibility, who will? The dharmapalas, ...
by Karma Dorje
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Sounds of the Sun
Replies: 38
Views: 672

Re: Sounds of the Sun

I can't even believe we are discussing this... The sun is a giant ball of flaming and exploding hydrogen. It doesn't take a genius to figure out what that would sound like. It certainly would not sound like Brian Eno on DMT... :tongue: Evidently it does take a genius. Or at least someone that under...
by Karma Dorje
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: I wish to marry a Dakini
Replies: 35
Views: 1383

Re: I wish to marry a Dakini

I wish to marry a Dakini. :smile: Please pray for me and recite mantras for me and dedicate merit to me so that I may receive my wish. :smile: Thank you kindly. Only dakas can marry dakinis. Ordinary men can't handle it. Ok... I wish to marry a yogini then. If you practice strongly and in a focused...
by Karma Dorje
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 372
Views: 15501

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

I think making a distinction between the personality of one's teacher and the guru that one does guru yoga with is crucial. The real guru is one's own buddha nature appearing as the path. Not everyone has the circumstance to receive instruction from a fully realized buddha. The samaya is with one's ...
by Karma Dorje
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 372
Views: 15501

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

The Dharma can never be tainted. :good: For some reason this solves my worry from my previous post too, thanks Malcolm. That's true, but the conditions for it to manifest in this world can definitely disappear. I think that wrongdoing by Dharma teachers is far more injurious to these conditions tha...
by Karma Dorje
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 372
Views: 15501

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

How many enemies of Dharma will see this as a golden opportunity to falsely accuse others out of malice towards these individuals and the organizations they're associated with? I think this is a question worth asking ourselves. False accusations can be just as damaging, and it's quite hard to chang...
by Karma Dorje
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: boring questions about losing weight
Replies: 31
Views: 679

Re: boring questions about losing weight

I managed to lose 30 lbs. over a period of months by cutting down on high calorie starches like potatoes and bread and cutting sugar out. It's really important to just drink water or unsweetened tea rather than juices or sugary drinks. That one vector alone can account for a huge amount of calories ...
by Karma Dorje
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Dudjom Yangsi Dorje Drollö empowerment Toronto
Replies: 23
Views: 1274

Re: Dudjom Yangsi Dorje Drollö empowerment Toronto

Probably not Pema Sogthig. Probably the outer Drollo sadhana, both are mind treasures. Hmmmm... i wonder. He mentioned it was Dudjom Rinpoche's heart practice as well as his own. Are the root mantras the same? That would be one way to determine. Identical. I have received them both. Pema Sogthig is...
by Karma Dorje
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 139
Views: 3965

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

Queequeg wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:53 pm
Rick wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:37 pm
This is how a republic ends
The lion is an apex predator, but will be brought down by a parasite in its bowels.
Or in this case in the White House.
by Karma Dorje
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Football World Cup.
Replies: 129
Views: 3059

Re: Football World Cup.

Soccer is a great sport, but the dives and cheaters are bad for the sport, imo. There are far too many players doing fake dives; it is basically cheating, imo. It is dishonest from a Dharmic perspective, un-sportsmanlike and has no place in sport. In (ice) hockey it is rarely to almost never done, ...
by Karma Dorje
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Football World Cup.
Replies: 129
Views: 3059

Re: Football World Cup.

Miroku wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:23 pm
I don't like football much but I was rooting for Croatia. Shame. :(
I am outraged at the result. There was a CLEAR referee error! After Brozovic megged Pogba with a backheel, they should have stopped play and awarded Croatia the trophy. How could they miss that?!
by Karma Dorje
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Football World Cup.
Replies: 129
Views: 3059

Re: Football World Cup.

Football really is a dramatic sport of epic proportions unlike anything else. You a Bills fan? Kevin... When I say football, I mean that thing you Americans refer to as "soccer"... :D Yes, broken down it is: foot - played with the feet ball - a round object As opposed to American "football": hand -...
by Karma Dorje
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?
Replies: 126
Views: 2606

Re: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?

http://www.interglacial.com/pub/text/Umberto_Eco_-_Eternal_Fascism.html Here's an interesting article by Umberto Eco on what Fascism is. I too get a little tired of anything autocratic and totalitarian being called "fascist", I think it's sloppy, imprecise, and could quite possibly lead to boy-who-...
by Karma Dorje
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Football World Cup.
Replies: 129
Views: 3059

Re: Football World Cup.

DNS wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:55 pm
Unfortunately, Mexico loses.

In the Belgium win, what a goal in the final seconds! The team literally sprinted down the field to score in the final seconds.
What a crazy second half! That Vertonghen header was redonculous.
by Karma Dorje
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A Little Break.
Replies: 6
Views: 293

Re: A Little Break.

Simon E. wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:06 am
Time for me to take a little break from the forum until the weather changes.

Be well everyone..

:namaste:
Enjoy the football! Can't you post from the local air-conditioned pub?
by Karma Dorje
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Football World Cup.
Replies: 129
Views: 3059

Re: Football World Cup.

Referees did a disappointingly poor job with overseeing the penalties: https://drp-images.nettavisen.no/images/article/2018/07/01/3423509236/1/w650/5388086.jpg This image shows Russian goalkeeper being nowhere near the goal line, which is where they should be when taking a penalty. The keeper only ...
by Karma Dorje
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Donating one's organs at death
Replies: 87
Views: 3693

Re: Donating one's organs at death

Real Chod in the Western context:

by Karma Dorje
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Football World Cup.
Replies: 129
Views: 3059

Re: Football World Cup.

Germany go out as Leroy Sane watches from home... Holy shit! Another favourite bites the dust. The World Cup is being hosted by Russia and Vladimir Putin, so of course Russia advances. :spy: (just kidding) :tongue: There were a couple of questionable calls, as usual. Something has to be done about ...

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