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by Norwegian
Sat May 23, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1101
Views: 46082

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Dan74 wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 4:02 pm
btw, Nemo, looks like that clip is a fake...

https://www.mediaite.com/news/trump-cam ... ally-said/
People falling prey to fake news propaganda, again. What else is new?
by Norwegian
Sat May 23, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1101
Views: 46082

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

More covidiocy: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/may/22/us-stores-against-face-masks No masks allowed: stores turn customers away in US culture war Shops around the US make headlines for denying entry to those wearing masks as protesters argue against preventative measures in the name of fre...
by Norwegian
Wed May 20, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Karmic cause become gay
Replies: 72
Views: 1407

Re: Karmic cause become gay

Hello guys As far as I can tell Buddha never condemns gay people, Buddha taught us to have compassion to all living beings. But the question is, what is the karmic cause that makes someone become a gay? Thanks in advance. According to Abdhidharmakoṣabhaśya, a bardo being with excess desire whose fe...
by Norwegian
Tue May 19, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Sattvic/Yogic Diet Challenge
Replies: 50
Views: 1575

Re: Sattvic/Yogic Diet Challenge

Yeah, Sri Swami Sivananda is great Yogi. We are talking about the same person. Our friends like Malcolm think contrary to this. In addition, modern medical doctors have similar thoughts, but I think the diet that Swami Sivananda conveys has a very different explanation. If he was still alive, we co...
by Norwegian
Mon May 18, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: sang and serkyem practice
Replies: 34
Views: 7890

Re: sang and serkyem practice

jake5521 wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 9:13 pm
Sorry I couldn't find it anywhere, what does ChNN stand for? Is this a certain lineage, teacher or organization?

Thank you and sorry
ChNN = Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.

https://www.dzamlinggar.net/en/dzogchen ... khai-norbu
http://melong.com/life-works-chogyal-namkhai-norbu/
by Norwegian
Sat May 16, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Babylon Bee
Replies: 16
Views: 435

Re: Babylon Bee

More sagely insight, historically based, of course: https://babylonbee.com/news/reminder-adolf-hitler-also-wanted-to-go-outside-and-do-things Making fun of two deadly serious issues in one go. I don't know if that is funny or stupid. I am tending towards the second option. It's an American Evangeli...
by Norwegian
Sat May 16, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: My sister and I
Replies: 7
Views: 414

Re: My sister and I

I was in the bathroom today. She came in on me and shouted “Ooh, FOR F***’S SAKE!” very aggressively. I have tried texting her about this. If I were to speak to her in-person about it, she would probably get aggressive. I have tried asking my mum to speak to her numerous times, mostly to no avail (...
by Norwegian
Tue May 12, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1101
Views: 46082

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Fake news conspiracy paranoia.
by Norwegian
Thu May 07, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: A More Precise Teaching on Emptiness?
Replies: 33
Views: 1044

Re: A More Precise Teaching on Emptiness?

Grigoris wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 7:39 am
tobes wrote:Maybe good to compile a list?
Kick off a new thread and we can add to it.
I made a thread here: viewtopic.php?f=39&t=33571
by Norwegian
Thu May 07, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana/Vajrayana Links and Resources
Replies: 24
Views: 15880

Essential & Useful Reading on Abhidharma and Prajnaparamita/Madhyamaka

Essential & Useful Reading on Abhidharma and Prajnaparamita/Madhyamaka Note: I provide Amazon links for ease, if one prefers to buy elsewhere, just use the title and ISBN information for that. Prices can vary from store to store. Some titles may be out of stock/print, check used market for cheaper c...
by Norwegian
Sun May 03, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Alan Wallace: Dzogchen, COVID-19 & the prophecy received by Dudjom Lingpa
Replies: 71
Views: 3292

Re: Alan Wallace: Dzogchen, COVID-19 & the prophecy received by Dudjom Lingpa

I remember Chögyal Namkhai Norbu telling the story of a student approaching him, and asking if they could practice Guru Yoga with Jesus. ChNN told them that they couldn't, because Jesus isn't connected to the transmission of Dzogchen.
by Norwegian
Sat May 02, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Renewable Energy
Replies: 163
Views: 3620

Re: Renewable Energy

Q, I'm actually not a fan of building big monasteries and huge statues. I'd rather see practice emphasized -- real practice and real Bodhicitta. IMO, big monasteries and huge statues are just the outer show of Dharma and, for me, are more a symptom of the Kali Yuga than the antidote. Don't forget t...
by Norwegian
Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Lama Surya Das walks into Town Bagel in Massapequa and says...
Replies: 34
Views: 1064

Re: Lama Surya Das walks into Town Bagel in Massapequa and says...

Minobu, You seem somewhat confused. Nagarjuna spoke about this many times. In fact, all the great Nalanda masters did. From Nagarjuna's Yuktisastika: 15. " How could something primordially created, Subsequently be eliminated? Free from initial and terminal limits, Beings appear like illusions. " 16....
by Norwegian
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Lama Surya Das walks into Town Bagel in Massapequa and says...
Replies: 34
Views: 1064

Re: Lama Surya Das walks into Town Bagel in Massapequa and says...

No, since we believe everything is an illusion. “An illusion” is a noun. I kinda like the adjective “illusory” which describes a quality rather than a thing. You know what else is a noun? "Dream". " Life is a big dream. Everything is unreal. " -- Chögyal Namkhai Norbu (who cited the Buddha saying t...
by Norwegian
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: First rate translators in non-English European languages
Replies: 19
Views: 942

Re: First rate translators in non-English European languages

Ah yeah, I didn't word that very clearly. I meant that I didn't think the DC translators were doing anything from the 17, not Malcolm. What I knew about from the DC was things like kun byed rgyal po and rdo rje sems dpa' nam mkha' che. I didn't know they were doing the sgra thal 'gyur though, that'...
by Norwegian
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: CBD oil
Replies: 49
Views: 4175

Re: CBD oil

CBD (Cannabidiol) = Psychoactive. Not intoxicating.
THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) = Psychoactive. Intoxicating.
by Norwegian
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1101
Views: 46082

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Some new studies are rather concerning: Coronavirus: low antibody levels raise questions about reinfection risk Scientists in Shanghai say some recovered patients show no signs of the neutralising proteins Early-stage findings could have implications for vaccine development and herd immunity, they s...
by Norwegian
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Sleeping sitting up
Replies: 20
Views: 1147

Re: Sleeping sitting up

It's not the case that sleeping in a box is a universal Vajrayana requirement, at all. I remember a teaching with Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, where he said that the Kagyupas in particular very much enjoy using boxes in retreats, but that in Dzogchen, doing that is not necessary. And that in fact, having ...
by Norwegian
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1101
Views: 46082

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Another day... Norway has had 4 more deaths. Total death count in Norway: 105 Sweden has had 106 more deaths. Total death count in Sweden: 793 A Norwegian article on the current Swedish crisis, featuring Björn Olson from Sweden, a professor and chief physician, expert on pandemics. He is highly crit...
by Norwegian
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1101
Views: 46082

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

"These Coronavirus Exposures Might Be the Most Dangerous - As with any other poison, viruses are usually deadlier in larger amounts." https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/01/opinion/coronavirus-viral-dose.html "Severity of Clinical Disease and Pathology in Ferrets Experimentally Infected with Influenza ...

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