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by CapNCrunch
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: The Light That Makes Things Clear
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: The Light That Makes Things Clear

Tashi delek, Does anybody of you know this Sutra of prediction ? I never heard before of this prediction Sutra. =============================== The Light That Makes Things Clear: http://tibetanaltar.blogspot.nl/2015/07/tibetan-prophecy-one-decade-left.html I think it has been discussed somewhere be...
by CapNCrunch
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Starring Grigoris at 1:39
Replies: 31
Views: 1007

Re: Starring Grigoris at 1:39

Very sad to hear that the conditions these refugees have to endure after having already fled and suffered so much. Very difficult for Greece & those who are pushed into action by the deluge of humanity too - there's absolutely no excuse for violence against these people, but when you get an out-of-c...
by CapNCrunch
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Starring Grigoris at 1:39
Replies: 31
Views: 1007

Re: Starring Grigoris at 1:39

Just saw this - wonderful you're there to help increase awareness of the plight of these folks, Greg.
by CapNCrunch
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Moderators: Virgo and Grigoris
Replies: 19
Views: 645

Re: New Moderators: Virgo and Grigoris

dzogchungpa wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:37 pm
Admin_PC wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:51 am
We've been somewhat short-staffed for most of this year, so we're really happy to have the help.
I'm available. :smile:
Wouldn't that at very best be a conflict of interest, and at worst leave DW entirely bereft of your enthusiastic self-appointed service, Jiminy Cricket?
by CapNCrunch
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Moderators: Virgo and Grigoris
Replies: 19
Views: 645

Re: New Moderators: Virgo and Grigoris

Yeah - thanks for stepping up and doing what I'd imagine is mostly a thankless job. I also appreciate you guys for posting regularly too.
by CapNCrunch
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Interview with Malcolm on Wisdom Podcast
Replies: 28
Views: 1283

Re: Interview with Malcolm on Wisdom Podcast

Industrial music? Didn't see that one coming. :smile: Awesome interview, and I too concur that M could do this weekly or probably bi-weekly in perpetuity and it wouldn't get old for me. Not from a polymath who's straight up forgotten more than I'll ever lean about so many topics I find fascinating &...
by CapNCrunch
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la
Replies: 157
Views: 18225

Re: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la

From "The DJKR topic"
...my teacher told me that his job, the job of a Dzogchen guru, is to make one free of the guru.
The polar opposite, btw, of a charlatan - who does everything possible to encourage sycophancy & dependence.
by CapNCrunch
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: BOUND. TORTURED. KILLED.
Replies: 76
Views: 2552

Re: BOUND. TORTURED. KILLED.

We do need to know what we are doing. Thanks for your thoughtful posts, Mino. I wasn't saying you were consigning everyone to hell realms, I meant people who are not fortunate enough to avoid things arising in their mindstreams that the tradition says, as you say it will, bring the vision of hell i...
by CapNCrunch
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Opinion please - is this a co-ink-a-dink? Or is Stephen Colbert running out of material?
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: Opinion please - is this a co-ink-a-dink? Or is Stephen Colbert running out of material?

A sincere thanks to those who weighed in and equally to those who cultivated the quality of wood in response to this vanity project. To summarize results, a collective yawn, with respondents skewed overwhelmingly to the verdict of coincidence. :woohoo: I'd have liked to have a larger sample, but giv...
by CapNCrunch
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Opinion please - is this a co-ink-a-dink? Or is Stephen Colbert running out of material?
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: Opinion please - is this a co-ink-a-dink? Or is Stephen Colbert running out of material?

Thanks, sincerely, for taking time time to respond Jake. I'm pretty far from furious, more curious than anything how others perceive it. I also submit that it's one thing to take a quick perusal and compare the two, something else entirely to work on a project like this for a couple of weeks and int...
by CapNCrunch
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Opinion please - is this a co-ink-a-dink? Or is Stephen Colbert running out of material?
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Opinion please - is this a co-ink-a-dink? Or is Stephen Colbert running out of material?

So, here's a story for you. Wanted to get a wider sample of opinions, and as I'm not a really active internet gadfly, I don't have another place to do that - since Dharma wheel has this nifty sub-forum for media, allow me to ask : Here is video my brother in law shot for an ice-cream he was working ...
by CapNCrunch
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Approaching political subjects from the wrong angle/Too much focus on politics(?)
Replies: 10
Views: 358

Re: Approaching political subjects from the wrong angle/Too much focus on politics(?)

Maybe use dharmawheel to discuss dharma and go to a political forum to discuss your political views. There's a lot of pretty smart people that don't believe that politics and religion should be combined. Maybe do as you please, and I'll do the same. Participation either way isn't compulsory. I thin...
by CapNCrunch
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Approaching political subjects from the wrong angle/Too much focus on politics(?)
Replies: 10
Views: 358

Re: Approaching political subjects from the wrong angle/Too much focus on politics(?)

Hi Brunelleschi, I've seen the evolution of a few message boards, from cradle to grave (yes they all have a best by date and shelf life) and it's impossible to mandate the way discussion will evolve (or devolve in some cases). People participate at different times for different reasons. Active parti...
by CapNCrunch
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Money, markets and power in different economic systems
Replies: 44
Views: 547

Re: BOUND. TORTURED. KILLED.

Malcolm said: "No, it isn't." In response to: Canada is a socialist country and it works. free health care.. I missed that it was Malcolm who said this (consciously at least) prior to my long post about my experience living both in the US and Canada. I'm sure that this statement is 100% correct, as ...
by CapNCrunch
Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: BOUND. TORTURED. KILLED.
Replies: 76
Views: 2552

Re: BOUND. TORTURED. KILLED.

your question nailed it...hopefully my mindstream does not produce that moment. this whole concept of killing when it is righteous and when it is not ...so far i've avoided having to make those choices... Fair enough, but having come to Buddhism rather late in life, I have to say that I find some o...
by CapNCrunch
Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Money, markets and power in different economic systems
Replies: 44
Views: 547

Re: BOUND. TORTURED. KILLED.

I'm beginning to think like the term Liberal you americans have a weird sense of what socialism is That's the thing with politics - you have the theory and reality. In reality, Canada does have both market and non-market socialist policies. Even though the two countries share a language and many ot...
by CapNCrunch
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: BOUND. TORTURED. KILLED.
Replies: 76
Views: 2552

Re: BOUND. TORTURED. KILLED.

killing is never an option in buddhism, even of an insect let alone a Human being who somewhere in future as promised by The Lotus Sutra is a Buddha. going to work we have proper guidelines of conduct cooking and the food we eat also... Would you kill a suffering animal that was in obvious, excruci...
by CapNCrunch
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: L ron gardner
Replies: 29
Views: 1508

Re: L ron gardner

Well, apparently Ayn Rand woke him up, as he says (around 8' 43'' in the video.) I'd say: that says it all. In fairness, he said she woke him put to 'sociopolitics', he wasn't making a statement there waking up in the Buddhist sense, although as already demonstrated, he comes off like a deluded nar...
by CapNCrunch
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Memorandum on Mahamudra and Dzogchen
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Memorandum on Mahamudra and Dzogchen

I saw this translation by Adam Pearcy over at Lotsawa House and thought it was interesting given the oft occurring discussions on this forum about Dzogchen and it's application today, vis-a-vis the gradual yanas & how we discuss these as the fortunate (but relatively new in a cultural sense) recipie...
by CapNCrunch
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: enlightment in one life
Replies: 88
Views: 3468

Re: enlightment in one life

The Buddha recommended relinquishing all cravings, desire, becoming, attachment, to what we call 'our experience'. This also means relinquishing the desire for enlightenment and the belief in any satisfaction in things. Are you up for that? This is the Dzogchen forum. The comment was directed to a ...