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by mint
Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: ZhangZhung
Replies: 7
Views: 1096

Re: ZhangZhung

Hi Mint, great to see you here again. If you haven't read them, try these: http://www.amazon.com/Dzogchen-Self-Perfected-Chogyal-Namkhai-Norbu/dp/1559390573/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1381136761&sr=8-3&keywords=namkhai+norbu http://www.amazon.com/The-Cycle-Day-Night-Primordial/dp/0882680404/ref=sr_1_5?...
by mint
Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:53 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: ZhangZhung
Replies: 7
Views: 1096

Re: ZhangZhung

Great, thanks. Could you also provide one for the Italy store too in case the US store lacks something I need? Thanks again.

"Song of the Vajra" is the best initial text to study, right?
by mint
Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:13 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: ZhangZhung
Replies: 7
Views: 1096

ZhangZhung

Hi,

I'm thinking of getting back into Dzogchen practice, but starting slowly. It's been a couple of years since I did any meditations or anything like that. Anyway, I was wondering if someone could provide me the link for the ZhangZhung website so I could order the "Song of the Vajra" text.
by mint
Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Gratitude
Replies: 3
Views: 610

Gratitude

Are there any good books on cultivating gratitude from a Buddhist perspective?
by mint
Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Anxiety meds
Replies: 19
Views: 5149

Anxiety meds

Hello all, I've been revisiting Pema Chodron's books and CDs here lately, slowing getting back into a meditation habit and implementing methods of fearlessness. I seem to have Generalized Anxiety Disorder - any of you who remember how stressed out I got last year this time when going through the int...
by mint
Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4540
Views: 388257

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Would someone mind telling me how I can get the webcast team to stop sending me e-mail updates?
Will the e-mails stop when my DC membership ends next January?
by mint
Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:30 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Nawang Khechog
Replies: 0
Views: 277

Nawang Khechog

Who here enjoys the music of Nawang Khechog?

Do you have a favorite piece by him?
by mint
Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 95832

Re: The Bible & Buddhism

mindyourmind wrote:What's with all the God, Jesus and Bible threads, guys?
Karma.
by mint
Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: ...
Replies: 8
Views: 877

Re: ...

Can't help with what you need, but just wanted to offer you my condolences for your loss.
by mint
Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 95832

Re: Buddhist opinions about the Historical Jesus

gregkavarnos wrote: Did you forget the Spanish Inquisition for example? What about the events in Alexandria?
No, but given that the above discussion pertains to proto-Christianity, I felt no need to reference such later historical events as my only intention is to correct some unfortunate misconceptions.
by mint
Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dönpa, Yang, and Gar-Dang
Replies: 0
Views: 351

Dönpa, Yang, and Gar-Dang

Could someone here please explain to me the difference between dönpa, yang, and gar-dang?
by mint
Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 95832

Re: Buddhist opinions about the Historical Jesus

You are a very sad and angry individual. I hope you can find peace but I no longer have an interest in interacting with someone who wants to be rude and passive aggressive over Mythical Jesus. Have a very nice day. I'm sorry that you think I'm sad and angry - but whatever clears your conscience. Yo...
by mint
Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 95832

Re: Buddhist opinions about the Historical Jesus

I can't tell if you are trolling or simply just trying to misrepresent what I said. What I was stating is that Divinity is what lead to the break from Judaic Tradition. There would be little point in claiming Divinity by Christians unless it was for the simple fact it would no longer give Rabbis au...
by mint
Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 95832

Re: Buddhist opinions about the Historical Jesus

Okay, then you admit that what got deemed 'correct' Christianity at the Council of Nicea was the divinity of Jesus and what is widely accepted by Christians throughout the globe is that Jesus is divine. Therefore, this is important to Christianity. Yes, but Infinite's point was that there was some ...
by mint
Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 95832

Re: Buddhist opinions about the Historical Jesus

Infinite wrote:Indeed, this is why I do not follow his logic as it is inherently contradictory. I think at this point it is just mental gymnastics for the sake of.
No mental gymnastics necessary, just a willingness to understand why you're misinformed.
by mint
Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 95832

Re: Buddhist opinions about the Historical Jesus

1. Jesus didn't need to be divine for Christianity to do anything. 2. Some of the greatest, most influential "heresies" in the years following the death of Jesus posited that he was a man, not divine. 3. Furthermore, you need to re-read every single one of Paul's letters, who believed in the divini...
by mint
Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 95832

Re: Buddhist opinions about the Historical Jesus

asunthatneversets wrote: my not so humble opinion is that belief is slavery.
It's true. There is a lot riding on the belief that a select few of best-selling authors represent the majority opinion.
by mint
Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 95832

Re: Buddhist opinions about the Historical Jesus

The reality is Christianity needed to have Jesus be Divine in order to break from the hierarchy of Judaism as it was little different than various Judaic Sects at the time. Therefore I feel that the break was largely politically motivated in order to have separate hierarchies. If Christianity had r...
by mint
Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 95832

Re: Buddhist opinions about the Historical Jesus

Nangwa wrote:our friend mint is on a mission of personal frustration.
I think if you read mindyourmind's last post, you'll take notice of the real frustration.

It's easier to dismiss me, though, when you can't counter with an intelligent argument in defense.
by mint
Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 95832

Re: Buddhist opinions about the Historical Jesus

justsit wrote:Whom are you trying to convince, Mint?
The lurkers.