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by Ogyen
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How do you know you're not just making karma worse??
Replies: 4
Views: 65

Re: How do you know you're not just making karma worse??

I also have a question which I hope does not derail the thread but only complements the OP's query. It is said that at the time of death, "whichever actions carry the greatest effect, whichever are closest, whichever more habitual and whichever were done first - these will be the first to ripen". W...
by Ogyen
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How do you know you're not just making karma worse??
Replies: 4
Views: 65

Re: How do you know you're not just making karma worse??

Amanitamusc, is this a Dzogchen question? I didn't know the viewpoint of karma changes based on the vehicle... Unless I misread something.

Excuse my ignorance. :meditate:

I look forward to the event in Santa Fe!!
by Ogyen
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How do you know you're not just making karma worse??
Replies: 4
Views: 65

How do you know you're not just making karma worse??

Some stuff is happening that I know with utmost certainty is the culminating of Karma ripening. The collective karma thread has given me a lot of food for thought. Over 10 people have sent me this question in the past month, all friends from different walks of life, hey are you familiar with the Dun...
by Ogyen
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 320
Views: 3720

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Sorry Manju!!!! it's the usual pattern - good relevant suggestions offered and then things move along. You have to admit, Malcolm gotcha there ! lol :) Totally got me and kept me in check!! It's what made me verify what I thought I knew before spouting off some additional nonsense... :oops:
by Ogyen
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 320
Views: 3720

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Hello everyone, a few minutes ago: US and allies started launching strikes on Syria. If you know about any `spiritual efforts towards world peace` then please write it here (Sutra recitation etc. ....what is appropriate ? ) I am sitting in Kathmandu and want to recite something. Manju So this was t...
by Ogyen
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 320
Views: 3720

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Hello everyone, a few minutes ago: US and allies started launching strikes on Syria. If you know about any `spiritual efforts towards world peace` then please write it here (Sutra recitation etc. ....what is appropriate ? ) I am sitting in Kathmandu and want to recite something. Manju So this was t...
by Ogyen
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 320
Views: 3720

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Even so, gun issues in the US are not relevant to this topic. My bad for not being clear, my reference wasn't towards gun issues, but life lost and the mobilizing of forces for x-amounts of lives lost or at stake. Every intervention is a huge cost both in resources and manpower. Aside from the unre...
by Ogyen
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 320
Views: 3720

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

And a UN info graphic depicting where and by whom chemical weapons have been used in Syria, according to reliable evidence the UN was able to gather. As the legend notes, it does not cover all reported instances of chemical weapons used in Syria. http://www.ohchr.org/SiteCollectionImages/Bodies/HRC...
by Ogyen
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 320
Views: 3720

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

We have a free press in the US. CNN, Fox, MSNBC are not the press. A huge problem is... How many people know/don't know this.... Free press doesn't mean much if it's hard to identify. The majority isn't sufficiently educated to distinguish between free press and MSNBC. So CNN, Fox, MSNBC may as wel...
by Ogyen
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 320
Views: 3720

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

We have a free press in the US. CNN, Fox, MSNBC are not the press. A huge problem is... How many people know/don't know this.... Free press doesn't mean much if it's hard to identify. The majority isn't sufficiently educated to distinguish between free press and MSNBC. So CNN, Fox, MSNBC may as wel...
by Ogyen
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 320
Views: 3720

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

With respect to whistle blowing, the gvt. has to prove harm, but the press should never be stifled no matter what happens to whistleblowers. That is why the first amendment in the Bill of Rights is first. Immediately followed by the right to bear arms. The second amendment, just in case the first g...
by Ogyen
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Two months of writing.
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: Two months of writing.

Jesse wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:23 pm
It's about a woman, sigh. :anjali:
Isn't it always... :consoling:
by Ogyen
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 320
Views: 3720

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Today reporters no longer have to check sources, because there is no longer journalism in America. When the Clinton regime in compliance with the Deep State that made the Clintons super-rich permitted 90% of the independent and diverse US media to be concentrated in the hands of six political compa...
by Ogyen
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Some media on my fiction
Replies: 7
Views: 380

Re: Some media on my fiction

What would you suggest to start with for a 10 yr old who is insanely obsessed with learning how to parkour??? No one does this near where we are... Gymnastics, as a structured approach to all the parkour skills with (hopefully) some attention to safety? :coffee: Kim :applause: Ok, I did that right....
by Ogyen
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Collective karma
Replies: 112
Views: 1487

Re: Collective karma

the traces of other minds are sufficiently strong to generate appearances for ours. Such a possibility would mean that one could put thoughts into another's mind, and if that could happen, then one stream of consciousness could cross another stream and become one. Well... There's this thing called ...
by Ogyen
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: blah blah blah......
Replies: 19
Views: 518

Re: blah blah blah......

Wow we're really intentional in our blah blah blah. How thoughtful! No matter what blah you come from it's important to get the blahs along. After all we can all parody blahs about ourselves, but it's crucial to respect the blahs of others when thinking of your own blahs. Of course no matter how man...
by Ogyen
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Two months of writing.
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: Two months of writing.

Dreams ---- If you faced it, what's left to fear? the searing sound of harmony seeping through madness in trembling tears ringing false scents of roses like men damned to breathing jaded air and everything that's been has crowded thoughts of plagued mindsets beset to foreign dances I see I, and all...
by Ogyen
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Some media on my fiction
Replies: 7
Views: 380

Re: Some media on my fiction

People think they're immortal till 30... I can tell them a lot of things. They think they know. Especially as we get closer to teenagerhood...

Please pray for me. :rolling:
by Ogyen
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Some media on my fiction
Replies: 7
Views: 380

Re: Some media on my fiction

You have to have immense agility and good strength to do this. My kids love this. I am going gray really fast....
by Ogyen
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Some media on my fiction
Replies: 7
Views: 380

Re: Some media on my fiction

Wow! Impressive stuff!

And you're a Parkour Coach??

What would you suggest to start with for a 10 yr old who is insanely obsessed with learning how to parkour???

No one does this near where we are...