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by catmoon
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: termas found outside of asia?
Replies: 101
Views: 9739

Re: termas found outside of asia?

Just to clarify things a little... :)


An example of inverse cultural appropriation would be saying

"If it's nae Scottish, it's crap!"

I leave the evaluation of the truth value of the above statement as an exercise.
by catmoon
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Express your Zen in 10 words.
Replies: 79
Views: 7285

Re: Express your Zen in 10 words.

Astus wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:08 am
no truth to find
stop seeking mind
that's all

'No need to seek the real;
Just extinguish your views.'

(Sengcan)
If what Astus says is true
He must be lying!
by catmoon
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Best resource on empowerment details
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Re: Best resource on empowerment details

Oh well then!
by catmoon
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Best resource on empowerment details
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Re: Best resource on empowerment details

I've been going over posts on this site, and Malcolm's posts on the details of empowerment (what's actually going on, the requirements, etc.) are the best I've ever read. Are there any good books or other resources out there that explain empowerments to the same level of detail? Specifically, I'm l...
by catmoon
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Megastructures of the universe
Replies: 1
Views: 260

Re: Megastructures of the universe

And they named it Laniakea? Wow, cultural appropriation on a cosmic scale! It's a nifty idea though, that idea of gravitional "watersheds".
by catmoon
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Express your Zen in 10 words.
Replies: 79
Views: 7285

Re: Express your Zen in 10 words.

If the truth never hurt you
You never met it.
by catmoon
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Buddha speaks the Sutra of the Father of Christmas
Replies: 6
Views: 1186

Re: Buddha speaks the Sutra of the Father of Christmas

Then the Great One of the Santayana arose, and placing a finger aside his nose in the mudra of ascension, prepared to leave. At this time his faithful companion of many years, Baldric, spoke. "What, you're not going to bleedin' LEAVE us here to freeze, are you?" And there was grumbling, especially a...
by catmoon
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Topic
Replies: 96
Views: 5726

Re: New Topic

At the end of the day, I trust the engineers when I fly, I trust the doctors when I have a body problem and I trust the Dharma to liberate me from causation: where's the inconsistency? You have flown and seen other people fly, you have been healed by doctors and seen others healed, have you seen an...
by catmoon
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: A small practice but a good one
Replies: 15
Views: 2242

Re: A small practice but a good one

There is a certain weirdness in Westerners greeting other Westerners in such ways, but then people bow in Japanese martial arts, make Christian gestures etc. and our cultures are now full of diversity. It might be unusual but then.... "goodbye" is a contraction of the phrase "God be with you" and i...
by catmoon
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 194
Views: 57536

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

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by catmoon
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: A small practice but a good one
Replies: 15
Views: 2242

Re: A small practice but a good one

well wisher wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:13 pm

Anyways, is it OK if I say namaste just quietly in my mind, especially after social encounters with strangers or those of other faiths?
:namaste:
Your practice is your practice, you must therefore do what you think best. There is no right or wrong way, if you travel the path with good will.
by catmoon
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Is it wrong to control the mind?
Replies: 9
Views: 1730

Re: Is it wrong to control the mind?

I really enjoy The Simile of the Cup by Ajahn Brahm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nd0haCapIpE&list=PL9Hy-j453agmziMv8NYfim6NAzEa2h0mI&index=3&t= my anecdotal understanding is we do chose letting of the mind's grassing though the mind's desire to grasp so pervasive it requires constant practice of...
by catmoon
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Did the Buddha and/or other ancient masters face mockers?
Replies: 20
Views: 1352

Re: Did the Buddha and/or other ancient masters face mockers?

...And of course one must expect a schism at any moment, in which the Dharma Burger Kings head off to pursue the Path of Bacon and Cheese independently, all the while complaining about the Krocpa sect's worship of the wrathful protector Ronaldma. Meanwhile, vegans in both sects will be working hard ...
by catmoon
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Thread with no words
Replies: 142
Views: 38061

Re: Thread with no words

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by catmoon
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Peeling the onion
Replies: 78
Views: 8862

Re: Peeling the onion

I think the whole point of the onion analogy is that if you keep peeling the onion, layer after layer, suddenly you find you have nothing in your hand. The onion has no core.
by catmoon
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: A small practice but a good one
Replies: 15
Views: 2242

Re: A small practice but a good one

I have enough problems seeing the Buddha within me, let alone inside others! :tongue: Do you aspire to enlightenment? Look at the part of you that does. Have you ever felt compassion for the suffering of another? There sits the Buddha. Same pretty much applies to anyone who has ever tried to be a b...
by catmoon
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Lounge: Dharma Wheel Gold
Replies: 16
Views: 1538

Re: The Lounge: Dharma Wheel Gold

Well isn't this odd. I've devoted way more of my time here to humour than I should, but I didn't make the list. Maybe because a lot of it was Lolcat memes. Just ask Greg, he will testify that most of my many posts here are funny, if not outright laughable... BTW I think you missed an important sourc...
by catmoon
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: A small practice but a good one
Replies: 15
Views: 2242

A small practice but a good one

I have for some years been in the habit of ending each social encounter by saying "Namaste". I was told that it essentially is an acknowledgement of the Buddha within the person you have been talking to. That may or may not be accurate, but hey if you want accuracy you can always ask Malcolm. Now it...
by catmoon
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Tongue touching palate in Dzogchen?
Replies: 24
Views: 2992

Re: Tongue touching palate in Dzogchen?

I have always followed the practice of placing the tip of the tongue at the place where the gums and front teeth meet. I was originally told that this helps to get the winds flowing the right way, but I really don't know about that. What i have noticed it that it cuts down on mouth breathing, helps ...
by catmoon
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Calling the Lama From Afar
Replies: 9
Views: 1135

Re: Calling the Lama From Afar

I have this silly idea, but I'm not QUITE sure it's silly.

If you are serious about calling the guru from afar, wouldn't it be correct to start with directory assistance?

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