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by Norwegian
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhist Monks on the Las Vegas Strip
Replies: 34
Views: 437

Re: Buddhist Monks on the Las Vegas Strip

It was probably a scam. So you think there are Buddhist monks/temples engaging in scams? I tried to ask him about their practice and where they are from, but he was quite old and appeared not to speak much English. I'd love to have followed them to where they go and find out their real story. I thi...
by Norwegian
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Goodbye
Replies: 17
Views: 643

Re: Goodbye

Excerpt from a peterson speech: And I'm tellin ya BUCKO you don't want to go there, it's a really dark place. And once you get there it's hard to get out. Solzhenitsyn talks about this, and I've read Solzhenitsyn. It's DARK STUFF BUCKO. Never mind that the CIA wrote it, it's DARK STUFF. And you don...
by Norwegian
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Awakening kundalini?
Replies: 40
Views: 1025

Re: Awakening kundalini?

Prolly got a bad rep here but I really need to ask this question. I was visiting a man who is physicquie and he tells me I should attain kundalini ( which I have found a center for it ). Well , it is a Hindu center that teaches it so I’m not sure if it is ok or not. I read and saw that kundalini ca...
by Norwegian
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?
Replies: 156
Views: 2244

Re: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?

The other reason why Wayfarer is completely mistaken on this point is that he believes there is something ultimate beyond phenomena which must be realized. He thinks the unborn, etc. refers to something real. And for however long you hold that kind of view, for that long you'll remain mistaken. It ...
by Norwegian
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?
Replies: 156
Views: 2244

Re: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?

It’s because we all have to get along in a pluralistic world. I think you're misinterpreting something again. The idea that, just because Buddhists (the Buddha really) somehow disagree with the conclusion of other religions or worldviews, that means Buddhists can't get along with other people, some...
by Norwegian
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?
Replies: 156
Views: 2244

Re: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?

I don't agree with any form of 'religious triumphalism' - this way is the only way. We live in a pluralistic society which can accommodate many ways. And besides: As someone who goes for refuge to the Buddha, I have accepted the Buddha (indeed any Buddha) as the ultimate authority on Buddhadharma. ...
by Norwegian
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?
Replies: 156
Views: 2244

Re: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?

I don't agree with any form of 'religious triumphalism' - this way is the only way. We live in a pluralistic society which can accommodate many ways. And besides: I have taught the Dharma compared to a raft, for the purpose of crossing over, not for the purpose of holding onto. Understanding the Dh...
by Norwegian
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Man?
Replies: 121
Views: 2217

Re: What is a Man?

Malcolm wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:52 pm
Norwegian wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:39 pm

In some more radical extremist corners today, this Buddhist point of view would be regarded as hate-speech and as an act of violence...
In other parts of the world, just being a Buddhist may very well get you killed.
Indeed.
by Norwegian
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Man?
Replies: 121
Views: 2217

Re: What is a Man?

https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/631155150816591872/OJPX5Wiy.jpg Why not? If Ms Jenner says she's a woman, I take her word for it. I wouldn't loan her my truck, though. Not because she's a woman, but because... er... I'm not saying she's a terrible driver because she's a woman, but I am saying ...
by Norwegian
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Man?
Replies: 121
Views: 2217

Re: What is a Man?

What a piece of work is man, How noble in reason, how infinite in faculty, In form and moving how express and admirable, In action how like an Angel, In apprehension how like a god, The beauty of the world, The paragon of animals. And yet to me, what is this quintessence of dust? Man delights not m...
by Norwegian
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5134
Views: 437423

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Lukeinaz wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:00 am
Is specific transmission required to practice longde? Specifically the positions in SOV?

Luke
You need specific empowerment, transmission, and instructions for that.
by Norwegian
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Drikung monks with long hair
Replies: 11
Views: 569

Re: Drikung monks with long hair

Just to add, it's not at all the case that only Drikung Kagyus have long hair in the Kagyu school. There is also the Togdens of the Drukpa Kagyu school. In short, these are fully ordained monks who through qualified study and practice have received permission to do long-term strict solitary retreat...
by Norwegian
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Drikung monks with long hair
Replies: 11
Views: 569

Re: Drikung monks with long hair

Just to add, it's not at all the case that only Drikung Kagyus have long hair in the Kagyu school. There is also the Togdens of the Drukpa Kagyu school. In short, these are fully ordained monks who through qualified study and practice have received permission to do long-term strict solitary retreat ...
by Norwegian
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Jonang
Topic: Kalacakra and shambala
Replies: 30
Views: 1082

Re: Kalacakra and shambala

I don't and all I can do is guess about the Kalacakra War and anyone else who claims they know is either lying or breaking their tantric vows. It is very clearly spelled out in Mipham's very long commentary on the root tantra, and other commentaries. Mipham would spell out to the general public the...
by Norwegian
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5134
Views: 437423

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Also, can the Ayu Khadro mind terma of Simhamukha be practiced by DC members who have the lung for Simhamukha and her action mantras (as described in the simhamukha booklet)? If not, is it something that is often/ever given? There are two Simhamukha practices taught in the DC, one is the common pra...
by Norwegian
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5134
Views: 437423

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

"Why should I be a member?"

http://melong.com/11450-2/
by Norwegian
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Playing wrathful deity mantra on yiutube
Replies: 11
Views: 287

Re: Playing wrathful deity mantra on yiutube

Aryjna wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:42 pm
I don't think these mantras should have been posted on youtube in the first place. Then again, some of them are recited by qualified teachers, but perhaps they did not record them with the intention of having them uploaded like that.
Agreed.
by Norwegian
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question about removing christian/etc. baptism
Replies: 66
Views: 1552

Re: Question about removing christian/etc. baptism

javier.espinoza.t wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:08 am
I mean to remove this "empowerment", if you forgive me the expression.

I dont care very much on church burocracy.
It dissolves with immediate effect by virtue of going for refuge.
by Norwegian
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 466
Views: 12218

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

By the way: Some Buddhist consider the whole Vajrayana tradition as not in accord with Buddhism. So, ultimately, things remain difficult... Some Buddhists also considers that the Buddha never even existed in the first place, and spends their entire lives creating very elaborate intellectual exercis...
by Norwegian
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: -ise vs -ize
Replies: 37
Views: 628

Re: -ise vs -ize

Interesting video on Bernie Sanders' accent:
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