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by Kai
Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Ancient and Modern Cosmology
Replies: 18
Views: 1876

Re: Ancient and Modern Cosmology

I don't personally have an aversion to science. I just wish scientists would develop a sense of ethics in terms of forseeing the destructive, commonly military applications of their research. But that's just my green party bias coming through. And to ensure that doesn't happen, Israelis' secret for...
by Kai
Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Ancient and Modern Cosmology
Replies: 18
Views: 1876

Re: Ancient and Modern Cosmology

Oh, I thought you had given up, nevertheless nice to see you are trying so hard again.......hmmm interesting....lets continue, should we? my point was very simple: physics & its worldviews are rapidly changing. kai objects, claiming that physics changes incrementally only. i claim physics is in uphe...
by Kai
Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Ancient and Modern Cosmology
Replies: 18
Views: 1876

Re: Dzogchen cosmogeny

http://hotnerdgirl.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/double-facepalm1.jpg :shrug: :shrug: Can't help it, many people have a strange aversion towards science these days after giving all sorts of excuse and strange reasoning for not learning it properly and then (not surprisingly) prefer mysterious creatio...
by Kai
Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Ancient and Modern Cosmology
Replies: 18
Views: 1876

Re: Dzogchen cosmogeny

And physics are not in upheaval, quantum theory and relativity are greatly accepted by almost all scientists in the world, quantum theory is accepted because it works, but it is not understood by a long shot. Even Feynman famously said "I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mecha...
by Kai
Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhism and the state of our world
Replies: 5
Views: 913

Re: Buddhism and the state of our world

I was having an argument with someone VIA a news-websites comment section, which the question "On Iran: How far is too far" was asked, meaning the recent assassination of one of their nuclear scientists. He argued that preemptive violence in order to save many lives, is moral --- I know, This is a ...
by Kai
Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:01 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Ancient and Modern Cosmology
Replies: 18
Views: 1876

Re: Dzogchen cosmogeny

False. Scientific models for our cosmos has not been changing for decades, so the minor details are still in debates. I don't know where you got the "rapidly changing" part but it do seem that you seldom get in touch with scientific development. As for religious models, they never change, hence oft...
by Kai
Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:33 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Ancient and Modern Cosmology
Replies: 18
Views: 1876

Re: Dzogchen cosmogeny

Buddhism is not incredibly interested in cosmological theories or creation mythologies except that it has all that stuff in spades, as we are seeing. Interesting stories and insight into the ancient thought, thats all...... If you want an even more accurate ones, you can look them up in the latest ...
by Kai
Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Ancient and Modern Cosmology
Replies: 18
Views: 1876

Ancient and Modern Cosmology

thats not fair. i am asking honest questions and expressing my perplexity with some aspects of this creation story. i don't see how anyone could not experience some perplexity with this story. your explanations are very clear and appreciated, but that doesn't mean its something to be just swallowed...
by Kai
Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Adi Buddha
Replies: 13
Views: 1304

Re: The Adi Buddha

Will wrote:Kalachakra system also has Adi Buddha; not sure if it is identical to Dzogchen version or not.
Not only Kalachakra..........Cakrasaṃvara = Vajradhara = Adi Buddha

In fact, many yidams presented in the HYT are depicted as the Sambhogakaya form of the Adi Buddha.
by Kai
Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism and Peak Oil
Replies: 177
Views: 15807

Re: Buddhism and Peak Oil

Fusion has been in the works for decades and nobody has produced a system that actually generates more power than what goes into it. Under the constant pressure of various oil companies (Who love more money and apparently see the development of nuclear fusion as a threat) and the political plays of...
by Kai
Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Japanese creating management model to attract Buddhists
Replies: 21
Views: 2468

Re: Japanese creating management model to attract Buddhists

Perhaps it is reading Western media, which often has a vested interested in indicating that Christianity is popular (anywhere)? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11020947" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Maybe bbc has become a mouthpiece of Christianity somehow I don't know...
by Kai
Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Japanese creating management model to attract Buddhists
Replies: 21
Views: 2468

Re: Japanese creating management model to attract Buddhists

Huifeng wrote: Buddhism is having a massive resurgence in China (+ Taiwan, HK, Macau).
From the reports I heard, its Christianity that is soaring in China and Taiwan. Maybe both are increasing at the same time or one of the party is making false report.
by Kai
Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Japanese creating management model to attract Buddhists
Replies: 21
Views: 2468

Re: Japanese creating management model to attract Buddhists

The reason Buddhism is rapidly dying in Japan is because you have the blind leading the blind, and those being led are quickly realizing it is a big waste of time and not terribly rewarding. Aren't that true in all Asian countries with huge Buddhist population, perhaps with the exception of maybe s...
by Kai
Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:32 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The individual in dzogchen, independence, dharmakaya
Replies: 121
Views: 7407

Re: The individual in dzogchen, independence, dharmakaya

For you things may be inseparable or whatever but that does not mean that everything you see possesses dharmakaya. The conclusion of this idea could be that a rock could get enlightened too for example. Ooooohhhh, you will be surprised. I had been hearing from Zen people that trees, grass and stone...
by Kai
Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:18 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Matter in Deva realms and the hell realms ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1358

Re: Matter in Deva realms and the hell realms ?

Really? I thought no one knew what dark energy and dark matter was made of? I did hear one theory that dark matter are planets and the like without any stars near by. Dark matter are generally theorized to be just ultra micro objects like neutrinos and the other leptons, not macro objects like plan...
by Kai
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahamudra : What do you plan to do after ngondro?
Replies: 41
Views: 8945

Re: Mahamudra : What do you plan to do after ngondro?

More ngondro.........in a way, there is no escape as ngondro is inbuilt into many deity sadhanas and the preliminary portions of most generation stage practices. It has great benefits as well. Which Buddhists, in the world, don't want more merits? Dzogchenpas? :tongue: Well, you need merits to enco...
by Kai
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahāmudrā & Dzogchen
Replies: 227
Views: 35639

Re: Mahāmudrā & Dzogchen

Thats a strictly Sakya view. Nope, it is view of the Samputa tantra. Okay but even so, over the centuries, it can be easily seen that there are varying interpretations of specific tantras by each of the four traditions. If even clear tantras like the Shri Kalachakra tantra and its stainless light c...
by Kai
Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: commonalities and divergences between traditions...
Replies: 85
Views: 8667

Re: commonalities and divergences between traditions...

I am least interested in any kind of Pure Land practice or thought for the simple reason it strikes me as escapism and inappropriate for serious bodhisattva aspirants. It offers a great alternative for ex theists especially from Christianity. It is also sufficiently pragmatic and simple for practit...
by Kai
Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Matter in Deva realms and the hell realms ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1358

Re: Matter in Deva realms and the hell realms ?

I have read lately three or four books on astronomy, astronomers have calculated that there must be much more mass in the universe than is seen. This missing mass is called "dark matter". I suggest a buddhist explanation for the unseen matter: it is what makes up the lower and higher realms, realms...
by Kai
Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahamudra : What do you plan to do after ngondro?
Replies: 41
Views: 8945

Re: Mahamudra : What do you plan to do after ngondro?

For the Mahamudra practitioners here : what are your plans after ngondro? There is such a bewildering array of possibilities to choose from (or be instructed in), what do you intend to follow, and why? More ngondro.........in a way, there is no escape as ngondro is inbuilt into many deity sadhanas ...