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by Knotty Veneer
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Duck?
Replies: 30
Views: 492

Re: What is a Duck?

Viaduct? Vy not a chicken?
by Knotty Veneer
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhist Monks on the Las Vegas Strip
Replies: 23
Views: 334

Re: Buddhist Monks on the Las Vegas Strip

I encountered these guys on the High Line in New York a while back. It's a well-known scam outta China, They are not monks. They buy the robes. Sell the trinkets or whatever for "donations". Don't give to them. See this report: https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/NYC-Buddhist-Leaders-Warn-Tourists...
by Knotty Veneer
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayers for Grigoris's Brother
Replies: 23
Views: 1033

Re: Prayers for Grigoris's Brother

Sorry to hear about your brother, Greg.

You're both in my thoughts and prayers.

KV
by Knotty Veneer
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Has the Heart Sutra Been Finally Proven as Chinese Apocrypha?
Replies: 36
Views: 1355

Re: Has the Heart Sutra Been Finally Proven as Chinese Apocrypha?

Too much attention to this Jayarava guy -- the fact remains that Nattier is a more than reputable scholar, and there is a very good argument for the case that one of the versions of the Heart Sutra was indeed back-translated from Chinese. Doesn't matter if her conclusion was taken up by somebody wi...
by Knotty Veneer
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Trungpa Rinpoche and The Truth.
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: Trungpa Rinpoche and The Truth.

CTR had a highly developed sense of fun. He also sent himself up frequently. As well as not taking various elements of Buddhist customs over- seriously. If he declared so and so to be a 'tulku' the possibility that he was making a point about others taking things too seriously should not be discoun...
by Knotty Veneer
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 466
Views: 12164

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

I once met Seonaidh Perks about 20 years ago when he tried to visit a Dharma Centre in Dublin I was attending. He had spoken I think at another Shambhala centre and he think he had impressed some of the folks there with his stories of Trungpa. He's like a few characters I've known over the years who...
by Knotty Veneer
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: LAPD Launches Sexual Assault Investigation Against Steven Seagal
Replies: 3
Views: 235

LAPD Launches Sexual Assault Investigation Against Steven Seagal

Looks like Steven Seagal Rinpoche is having a spot of bother with the police.

Whudda thunk it?

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/st ... mg00000009
by Knotty Veneer
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vegetarian and Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 8
Views: 473

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: 77
Views: 3077

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: 77
Views: 3077

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: 77
Views: 3077

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: 5732

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: 5732

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: 5732

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: 5732

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: 5732

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: 5732

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: 5732

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: 5732

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: 1609

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...