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by Norwegian
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: The Dalai Lama has new Oracles
Replies: 23
Views: 677

Re: The Dalai Lama has new Oracles

greenvajrapani27, Your post and the way it was written led me to believe you supported the idea of there being a Mamaki oracle, so that's why I wrote the above. I would be interested in hearing the response from the Office of the Dalai Lama and CTA's Department of Religion, if you ever do get one. S...
by Norwegian
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: The Dalai Lama has new Oracles
Replies: 23
Views: 677

Re: The Dalai Lama has new Oracles

greenvajrapani27, You didn't read the thread. Or you didn't understand what was written. It is impossible for a Buddha to manifest as an oracle. This is something that is common knowledge, and has been said by many teachers, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Oracles are worldly beings. Not Budd...
by Norwegian
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?
Replies: 175
Views: 2702

Re: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?

Some European conservative governments (even the British Tories) have embraced reducing emissions in order to ameliorate clime change. While some people on the Left are resistant, due to job losses. It's not black and white. https://climateactiontracker.org/countries/uk/ - "Insufficient" The UK is ...
by Norwegian
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: The Dalai Lama has new Oracles
Replies: 23
Views: 677

Re: The Dalai Lama has new Oracles

With regards to the Nechung oracle, His Holiness the Dalai Lama conducted rigorous tests to ensure it was Nechung. Then with regards to the Tenma / Tsering Che-nga oracle, the Nechung oracle confirmed this recognition, but also others. I don't know about the process with regards to the other oracle...
by Norwegian
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?
Replies: 175
Views: 2702

Re: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?

The one Buddhist on this planet that is the most well-known, who most certainly is as traditional as one could possibly get, namely His Holiness the Dalai Lama, has said many times, that he prefers socialism, and that he is a Marxist. And he also said that he had “no worries” about Donald Trump get...
by Norwegian
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?
Replies: 175
Views: 2702

Re: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?

From the reading I've done and the few practicing Buddhists I know, I would gather that Buddhism leans to the right socially/politically, but online I see a lot 'hate' toward conservative points of view. Does Buddhism require you to be a liberal? Thanks According to Dharmawheel, yes. Best not to ex...
by Norwegian
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: The Dalai Lama has new Oracles
Replies: 23
Views: 677

Re: The Dalai Lama has new Oracles

greenvajrapani27, With regards to the Nechung oracle, His Holiness the Dalai Lama conducted rigorous tests to ensure it was Nechung. Then with regards to the Tenma / Tsering Che-nga oracle, the Nechung oracle confirmed this recognition, but also others. I don't know about the process with regards to...
by Norwegian
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sogyal, etc. split from THE SELF-ARISEN VIDYA TANTRA thread
Replies: 130
Views: 4766

Re: Sogyal, etc. split from THE SELF-ARISEN VIDYA TANTRA thread

What were the purported signs upon Sogyal Rinpoche’s passing? Were there any? Did he leave relics? Asking sincerely all I heard was just simply that he passed away.. nothing extraordinary.. Was he in tukdam for any period? He rested in tukdam for three days. This was reported some days after. One o...
by Norwegian
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 251
Views: 6255

Re: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year

Australian PM: "Nobody could've seen this coming."

Science:
Image
by Norwegian
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Our Anti-War President
Replies: 92
Views: 3651

Re: Our Anti-War President

Seems there was an agreement to let Iran retaliate by making a missile attack on some empty bases. Iran warned Iraq who warned the UK and UK etc. The bases are absolutely not empty. There are American soldiers there and there are Norwegian soldiers there. In fact around 70 or so Norwegian soldiers....
by Norwegian
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Our Anti-War President
Replies: 92
Views: 3651

Re: Our Anti-War President

by Norwegian
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Our Anti-War President
Replies: 92
Views: 3651

Re: Our Anti-War President

Well, our awesome "anti-war" president just ok'd the killing of an Iranian general, with no apparently plan, or even particular purpose, the risks of which are nearly incalculable. His commitment to withdrawing Americans from needless conflict is clearly solid :roll: I'm sure his supporters will co...
by Norwegian
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: DC - Ati Lamgyi Ngondro question
Replies: 9
Views: 526

Re: DC - Ati Lamgyi Ngondro question

Sukhamrita wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:12 am
Hi everyone, I've got a question concerning this practice. Do I need to have received a specific transmission to do it?
Thanks!

Sukha
Yes.
by Norwegian
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 251
Views: 6255

Re: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year

Norwegian, take a look at the chart that Vasana posted Oh I am very familiar with it. But you see, at times it's worth pointing out what sources one uses. We live in a time where the planet is on fire and humans are the ones responsible for it burning. We need to understand that. Understanding this...
by Norwegian
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 251
Views: 6255

Re: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year

[...] https://www.returntoorder.org/2019/12/why-greta-thunberg-should-be-times-person-of-the-year/ What on earth kind of nonsense is this? Are you a fundamentalist Christian? Do you believe in God and Jesus? Do you think Greta is perhaps "Satanic"? Please think a little. Let's look at the source: A...
by Norwegian
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Bön Deities
Replies: 34
Views: 5951

Re: Bön Deities

The rules on DW are very clear: QUOTING AND REFERENCING SOURCES When quoting a source, please provide a citation and if possible, a link. Do not copy and paste full articles or long passages. Instead, select and copy a few sentences or, at most, paragraphs, that are relevant to the discussion and pa...
by Norwegian
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Wilkinson Translations
Replies: 44
Views: 2193

Re: Wilkinson Translations

So, the first example I know of where Wilkinson was discussed in detail, was on Vajracakra. I'll quote here the the relevant parts of the discussion: It's great that work has been done on the translation of this text. But I hope Mutsuk, if she ordered the book, finds time to comment on the quality o...
by Norwegian
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 616
Views: 38355

Re: Great Vegan Debate

A review of this movie, "The Game Changers" by Layne Norton (PhD in nutritional sciences):

https://www.biolayne.com/articles/resea ... -analysis/

Worth reading.
by Norwegian
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Question about offerings for the Guardians
Replies: 13
Views: 985

Re: Question about offerings for the Guardians

Rinpoche would mention this (often in open webcasts, so I don't think it is a restricted teaching) "Open webcasts" merely meant that people didn't need to be a registered member of the Dzogchen Community to access them, unlike the closed webcasts. That doesn't mean the contents of those webcasts an...
by Norwegian
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Anyone know this “rinpoche”
Replies: 20
Views: 1540

Re: Anyone know this “rinpoche”

For example, I don't think I've ever seen someone use "Ajahn" in a Tibetan Buddhist context before. Sure you have, even our friend Malcolm uses it. No he does not. He uses "Acharya", which is Sanskrit. Or the Tibetan, "Loppon". Both are very commonly used in a Tibetan Buddhist context. "Ajahn" is n...

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