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by Knotty Veneer
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vegetarian and Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: Vegetarian and Tibetan Buddhism

I think it was pretty difficult to be vegetarian on the Tibetan plateau. Vegetables were relatively few and the growing season short. Some lamas such as Shabkar were vegetarian but I think they were seen the exception rather than the rule. The XVIIth Karmapa has made the following statement for his ...
by Knotty Veneer
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Race in America
Replies: 44
Views: 1444

Re: Race in America

I'm very serious. Trump appealed to Americans across the board, and I even know a Canadian gay rights activist and fellow Buddhist who was rooting for him from the north because of Trump's policies on immigration. Trump represents American strength and, at best, stern, fatherly compassion that does...
by Knotty Veneer
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Race in America
Replies: 44
Views: 1444

Re: Race in America

Indeed, I bet Dubya is secretly elated to be not the worse president ever any more. There's a fb meme about it. :coffee: Kim Personally, I'm quite proud that president Trump is guiding our nation, and I know that many Americans of varying races, ages, and genders feel the same. I am going to assume...
by Knotty Veneer
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Race in America
Replies: 44
Views: 1444

Re: Race in America

it's funny how under the current regime people are looking back fondly at a time when the likes of Arnie and Dubya were in charge.

Indeed, I bet Dubya is secretly elated to be not the worse president ever any more.
by Knotty Veneer
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: sex with prostitute
Replies: 151
Views: 3753

Re: sex with prostitute

Pimping and sex trafficking certainly add an immoral element to it. But I am not seeing how prostituting out of despeation necessarily makes paying for it immoral. I think it needs to be shown here how selling sex out of desperation is morally different from selling a homeless' newsletter out of de...
by Knotty Veneer
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: sex with prostitute
Replies: 151
Views: 3753

Re: sex with prostitute

At least gold digging or prostitution leaves your dignity intact. Seriously? I think you just undermined your entire argument there. You have quite obviously never worked in Silicon Valley. Or encountered irony before. Actually I do work for a Silicon Valley company as it happens. But there is a qu...
by Knotty Veneer
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: sex with prostitute
Replies: 151
Views: 3753

Re: sex with prostitute

Karma Dorje wrote:At least gold digging or prostitution leaves your dignity intact.
Seriously? I think you just undermined your entire argument there.
by Knotty Veneer
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: sex with prostitute
Replies: 151
Views: 3753

Re: sex with prostitute

All of us that have sexual partners are using them for our own pleasure, as our partners are likewise relying on us. For samsaric beings, every action *including* seemingly altruistic acts are tinged with selfishness. If one partner wants the bliss of sexual union and the other partner primarily wa...
by Knotty Veneer
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: sex with prostitute
Replies: 151
Views: 3753

Re: sex with prostitute

I think you are confused about what the word morality means. It may be not very dignified or particularly uplifting for a young beautiful girl to transactionally marry an old ugly but very rich man. But if they are making their choice freely and without hurting anyone else, it hardly qualifies as i...
by Knotty Veneer
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: sex with prostitute
Replies: 151
Views: 3753

Re: sex with prostitute

Ok I understand but wut if young beautiful girl marry old ugly but very rich man. wouldnt that also be kind of like prostitute behavior or no? No that would be immoral too obviously. Even if both sides are aware of the true nature of the transaction. Both sides are doing it for selfish reasons - th...
by Knotty Veneer
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: sex with prostitute
Replies: 151
Views: 3753

Re: sex with prostitute

I really can't believe some of what I am reading here. Having sex with prostitutes is not acceptable. It is abuse to take advantage of someone who is forced into selling their body because of economic necessity. To use someone else for sexual gratification betrays a terrible lack of compassion. It d...
by Knotty Veneer
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: sex with prostitute
Replies: 151
Views: 3753

Re: sex with prostitute

Do we really need to discuss this? As other posters have pointed out, most people who are involved in prostitution are not doing it through choice. If they had alternatives they would not be doing it. The happy hooker is indeed a myth. And even if you managed to find someone who was happy and unaffe...
by Knotty Veneer
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: HH Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje: teachings and empowermemt, London, U.K - May 20-21, 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1240

Re: HH Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje: teachings and empowermemt, London, U.K - May 20-21, 2017

I asked around in Samye but nobody knows much. There are just rumours for now. I dont see any kind of preparations happening . Thanks for the info Florin. Well Samye Ling is at the opposite end of the country from London so there may not be time. That's a pity. I would be very surprised though if h...
by Knotty Veneer
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje to visit Toronto May 31-June 4
Replies: 3
Views: 535

Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje to visit Toronto May 31-June 4

News filtering out on Facebook that Karmapa will be visiting Canada after his UK visit.

Teachings scheduled for Toronto May 31-June 4 - subject to confirmation

Exact date and schedule not released as yet.

https://www.facebook.com/Karma.Triyana.Dharmachakra/
by Knotty Veneer
Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: HH Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje: teachings and empowermemt, London, U.K - May 20-21, 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1240

Re: HH Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje: teachings and empowermemt, London, U.K - May 20-21, 2017

Interesting mix of events: Teachings and empowerments Event for British Tibetans Interfaith visit Animal rights/environmental events Pro Tibet event Happy to see him reaching outside his own constituency. Although this visit is not on a par with his last U.S. visit, the fact that he is addressing pa...
by Knotty Veneer
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: HH Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje: teachings and empowermemt, London, U.K - May 20-21, 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1240

Re: HH Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje: teachings and empowermemt, London, U.K - May 20-21, 2017

Thanks Vasana for the info. I also imagine there will be some private engagements in addition to this.
by Knotty Veneer
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: HH Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje: teachings and empowermemt, London, U.K - May 20-21, 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1240

Re: HH Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje: teachings and empowermemt, London, U.K - May 20-21, 2017

Anyone any more news on this? Is London the only stop on this visit?

No visit to Samye Ling or elsewhere?
by Knotty Veneer
Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: 17th Karmapa (Thaye Dorje) has personal news
Replies: 19
Views: 1514

Re: 17th Karmapa (Thaye Dorje) has personal news

Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorjee urges calmness amid reactions to rival claimant’s wedlock

http://www.phayul.com/news/article.aspx ... 9s+wedlock
by Knotty Veneer
Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1401
Views: 66655

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

I am not going to add to the despair and handwringing reactions to the election of Trump. Words are useless here. Time for mourning needs to be brief. Whatever lessons there are need to learned and those who oppose this fascist thug need to organize. Address the issues that got him to the White Hous...
by Knotty Veneer
Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1401
Views: 66655

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

In my academic career, I never ceased to marvel at how many folks with PhDs were dumb as a box of rocks. Being a good researcher is no guarantee of advanced reasoning skills or any ability at honest self-introspection.