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by Karma Dorje
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 305
Views: 6149

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

The Buddha is not here asserting the Dharme is permanent or eternal. He is asserting that in the course of practice during the night he awakened fully that in reviewing his past lifetimes he recalled the teaching he had received from past buddhas. Say what??? Here is the original for context: http:...
by Karma Dorje
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 305
Views: 6149

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Permanent and ultimate, empty and self are all conventional terms and so do not accurately describe the nature of Dharma. Permanent and ultimate are the best way I can describe it conventionally. Timeless would be another word I would use. It's expression though is definitely impermanent, conventio...
by Karma Dorje
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 305
Views: 6149

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

There is no ultimate truth, ultimately. But go ahead and try to find it. Be my guest. The Dharma is the ultimate truth. That is why we take Refuge in it. Taking refuge in anything depends on faith. Your own faith and discernment, coloured as they are by your mental disposition and habitual patterns...
by Karma Dorje
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 305
Views: 6149

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

PuerAzaelis wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:20 am
I speculate there is something deeper at stake, a reverse racism.
Wait, so racism by whites moves forward and racism by other groups moves in reverse?

I am so confused.
by Karma Dorje
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings
Replies: 41
Views: 1098

Re: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings

We humans seem to be a lot more fascinated with criticizing the religious decisions of others than making our own real. This criticism is really just a form of elevating ourselves and diminishing others. As we know that this is directly contrary to the Mahayana teachings, shouldn't we be more concer...
by Karma Dorje
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 305
Views: 6149

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

I think it is significant that most if not all people who rail against heresy are those who have not really entered the practice and performed significant retreat. As Malcolm eloquently points out, one has to choose what epistemological premises one accepts. No one else can choose them for you, nor ...
by Karma Dorje
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Feminism, the "myth" of the gender pay gap and other left wing ideologies
Replies: 31
Views: 819

Re: Feminism, the "myth" of the gender pay gap and other left wing ideologies

Cui bono? https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/07/04/controversial-u-of-t-professor-making-nearly-50000-a-month-through-crowdfunding.html Sounds to me like he is mining the same vein as Ann Coulter, Tomi Lahren et al. There's gold in them hills. I fail to see how this is anything more than a means ...
by Karma Dorje
Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Skillful means and Dzogchen
Replies: 48
Views: 1945

Re: Skillful means and Dzogchen

dzogchungpa wrote:
Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:26 pm
It seems to me that it's not so much the resting in the view but the arguing about it on the internet that constitutes the main form of skillful means associated with Dzogchen.
Oh snap!
by Karma Dorje
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: English Premier League.
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: English Premier League.

Yes and yes. Pep is playing down their chances in the Championship, but I think he is being tactical. It's going to be interesting..to say the least. :smile: Speaking of tactical, he just identified Van Dijk and Sanchez as their main transfer targets. Van Dijk I can understand with the Kompany fitn...
by Karma Dorje
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: English Premier League.
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: English Premier League.

As a Tottenham fan I say this with mixed feelings...but this current Manchester City team are not just going to win the premiership this season, they are playing the best premiership football of my lifetime. Pep Guardiola has forged an extraordinary team. There seems to be a real possibility that t...
by Karma Dorje
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: BOUND. TORTURED. KILLED.
Replies: 76
Views: 3166

Re: BOUND. TORTURED. KILLED.

Dan74 wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:53 pm
As you always do, you are overstating your case, Malcolm. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebites ... rint.shtml
There. Fixed it for you, Dan.
by Karma Dorje
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The concept of the teacher’s “blessings”
Replies: 104
Views: 3884

Re: The concept of the teacher’s “blessings”

"Blessings" are not some kind of magical fairy dust. The only external blessing one can receive is being shown the path. That's it. The rest is up to you. That's a statement that belongs on DhammaWheel. It is a statement that belongs on every Buddhist forum no matter what the stripe. The whole reas...
by Karma Dorje
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The concept of the teacher’s “blessings”
Replies: 104
Views: 3884

Re: The concept of the teacher’s “blessings”

What do you think he would have to say about current practitioners from Europe and America? I doubt it would be very flattering. You cannot know this. But we do know what he said about Tibetans. I don't see any point in rejecting elements of Buddhist theory and praxis simply because of one's negati...
by Karma Dorje
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The concept of the teacher’s “blessings”
Replies: 104
Views: 3884

Re: The concept of the teacher’s “blessings”

Their culture imbues their approach with respect, reverence, and credibility. You have a lot of fantasies about Tibetans. I suggest you reread Words of My Perfect Teacher, and pay careful attention to how Patrul exposes the deep hypocrisies in Tibetan culture, including finding Tibetans quite defic...
by Karma Dorje
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: We are a Kali Yuga culture
Replies: 178
Views: 6654

Re: We are a Kali Yuga culture

Of course they can make things happen. The power of their vows purify realms, provide sustenance to the needy, medicine to the sick, companionship to the lonely, etc. Are you saying that Amitabha has no power to help sentient beings? It's true, samsara can't be permanently fixed by its very nature,...
by Karma Dorje
Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra
Replies: 344
Views: 14550

Re: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra

Perhaps you mean US academia. Martin Boord, Robert Mayer and Cathy Cantwell appear friends to Buddhadharma in my experience. Exceptions prove the rule, though Robert Mayer, who seems a very nice person, has no personal interest in Tibetan Buddhism apart from intellectual curiosity. Duckworth? Petti...
by Karma Dorje
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: We are a Kali Yuga culture
Replies: 178
Views: 6654

Re: We are a Kali Yuga culture

yes i understand samsara isnt perfect. i shall become a buddha and try to make it better Buddhas are not Gods, they cannot make things happen, Buddhas are teachers and if the pupils apply the teachings THEN things may happen. And then, just when things are looking grand, degeneration starts to kick...
by Karma Dorje
Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra
Replies: 344
Views: 14550

Re: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra

dzogchungpa wrote:So, to sum up, yup.
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by Karma Dorje
Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra
Replies: 344
Views: 14550

Re: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra

dzogchungpa wrote:So, to sum up, yup.
Yup.
by Karma Dorje
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: We are a Kali Yuga culture
Replies: 178
Views: 6654

Re: We are a Kali Yuga culture

Other than that, perhaps its best to shut and sit down as some zen folks say I do think there is value in talking about the degeneration age, it influenced the development of practices for beings like us of lower capacity in this age. Also we must remember that, during this age, the Dharma is espec...