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by Norwegian
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 373
Views: 12734

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Florida House votes down motion to take up weapons ban with Douglas students present Final vote was 36-71 on first day of lobbying for students https://www.local10.com/news/parkland-school-shooting/florida-house-votes-down-motion-to-take-up-weapons-ban-with-douglas-students-present https://edition....
by Norwegian
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 373
Views: 12734

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Well, It's Miami. Like taken out of a dystopian novel... I assure you this is quite normal for places in the US like Miami. But not everywhere is like that. I'm just surprised that there's any kind of place in the US where they can enforce something as insane as this. It just feels like a human rig...
by Norwegian
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 373
Views: 12734

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Malcolm wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:47 am
Lindama wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:00 am

rest easy tho, the supreme court has just upheld a ban on vegetable gardens in the front yard in Miami.
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/c ... 31784.html
Well, It's Miami.
Like taken out of a dystopian novel...
by Norwegian
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 373
Views: 12734

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

justsit wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:13 am
This country has lost its f'in mind.

http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/mi ... 63099.html
Truly abhorrent.
by Norwegian
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 373
Views: 12734

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

There's also this spelling: https://www.theonion.com/united-states-toughens-image-with-umlauts-1819564308 There's a difference between an article from The Onion though, and that of a persistent use of slurs/insults towards a country and its citizens. One is intended to be humor, the other is really...
by Norwegian
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 373
Views: 12734

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Replacing the letter c with k in the first letter of a word came into use by the Ku Klux Klan during its early years in the mid-to-late 19th century. The concept is continued today within the group. In the 1960s and early 1970s in the United States, leftists, particularly the Yippies, sometimes use...
by Norwegian
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 373
Views: 12734

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

I don't think handing them in would work in the U.S. as I fear that they'd only end up being resold somewhere down the track, destroying them would be a better option. Nice sentiment anyway. Another one that did not watch the video... :roll: The Oz government brought them and destroyed them. I wish...
by Norwegian
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 373
Views: 12734

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

https://twitter.com/NormsRespecter/status/964213094984626177 https://twitter.com/NormsRespecter/status/964348095143301120 https://twitter.com/DrGaryMD/status/964405578406674434 https://i.imgur.com/1K2VbmF.jpg And then there's this: A GOP Congressman Gave Trump a Literal Bag of Prayers After the Scho...
by Norwegian
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Prajñāpāramitā and it's most influential commentaries.
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: Prajñāpāramitā and it's most influential commentaries.

Well, there's the two-volume Kagyu commentary set which you linked one of, then there's Groundless paths which contains commentaries from the Nyingma tradition. Other than that there's Sparham's 4 volume set Abhisamayalamkara with Vritti by Arya Vimuktisena and Aloka by Haribhadra. Sparham has also ...
by Norwegian
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhist Monks on the Las Vegas Strip
Replies: 39
Views: 687

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: 665

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: 1050

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: 2347

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: 2347

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: 2347

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: 2347

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: 2347

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: 2347

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: 2347

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: 5149
Views: 438990

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.