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by practitioner
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Drawing Thangka Paintings
Replies: 24
Views: 521

Re: Drawing Thangka Paintings

PuerAzaelis wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:23 am
I think they’re wonderful, I particularly like the Medicine Buddha.
I like the Medicine Buddha as well! Keep them coming.
by practitioner
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Did the 84 mahasiddhas practice Ngöndro?
Replies: 234
Views: 12140

Re: Did the 84 mahasiddhas practice Ngöndro?

heart wrote:If one don't want to accumulate the 100.000 of each of the parts of the Ngondro there is always the possibility to practice each part until you get the signs of the practice instead.

/magnus
And also no guarantee that signs would come quicker than 100000.
by practitioner
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: When you first started... (lightweight question)
Replies: 17
Views: 811

Re: When you first started... (lightweight question)

dzogchungpa wrote:Don't take what people on internet forums say about Tibetan Buddhism, and above all Dzogchen, very seriously. :smile:
:good:
by practitioner
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Norlha
Replies: 315
Views: 11711

Re: Lama Norlha

I'll attempt to get this back on topic. I think part of the problem in discussing this is that we tend to want things to be black and white, right or wrong when in fact things are usually varying shades of grey. I don't believe Rinpoche is some monster preying on every woman he can get his hands on....
by practitioner
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen View on Soma
Replies: 18
Views: 913

Re: Dzogchen View on Soma

When I was in college a kid took acid and ended up jumping from a 10 story tower. Real harmless stuff huh?

And taking mushrooms/lsd does not get you closer to the truth, it just adds layers of delusion upon delusion. I like Cone's advise, once you have Dharma practice you don't need anything else.
by practitioner
Mon May 29, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Donald Trump Impeached
Replies: 75
Views: 3320

Re: Donald Trump Impeached

I blame the media for misrepresenting him. The sheer eloquence of the man, his grace and subtle diplomacy, will surely stave off any challenge. I'm sure he is right and that in fact the Manchester bomber's name and the pics were all leaked by the 'fake news' media and not his minions. He must also ...
by practitioner
Sat May 20, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Donald Trump Impeached
Replies: 75
Views: 3320

Re: Donald Trump Impeached

Trump will just pardon all his cronies before he is removed from office. I seriously doubt he will finish his term but no one is going to jail.
by practitioner
Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Electric Disturbances - Magic?
Replies: 7
Views: 606

Re: Electric Disturbances - Magic?

Did you check the lightbulb?
by practitioner
Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it beneficial for regular lay people to chant mantras?
Replies: 9
Views: 930

Re: Is it beneficial for regular lay people to chant mantras

Of course there is great benefit. Otherwise why would the lamas spend so much time and effort giving the empowerments, lungs and teachings of these practices to lay people?
by practitioner
Thu Feb 12, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Troubles in paradise - Buddha Boy Ramlal Bomjon
Replies: 6
Views: 1201

Re: Troubles in paradise - Buddha Boy Ramlal Bomjon

I'm so shocked...
by practitioner
Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:13 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Charlie Hebdo newest cover
Replies: 24
Views: 2282

Re: Charlie Hebdo newest cover

Zizek explains how it is people of insecure beliefs who are prone to being offended: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/03/isis-is-a-disgrace-to-true-fundamentalism/?_r=0 ... Interesting, but not coherently argued - perhaps because "several sections ... originally appeared, in identical o...
by practitioner
Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:40 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Hairs
Replies: 21
Views: 2819

Re: Hairs

???? wrote:Hair is not only part of the body,it is a matter of culture and symbolism
For a monk bald head is a part of the whole,context
I'm not a monk, I have my own culture where long hairs as an integral part of this
Is it really important or just attachment?
by practitioner
Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Anand-Carlsen Part 2
Replies: 11
Views: 1676

Re: Anand-Carlsen Part 2

Thanks for the updates David! I find chess fascinating and fun even though I am not a very good player.
by practitioner
Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Chatral Rinpoche footage
Replies: 4
Views: 1001

Re: Chatral Rinpoche footage

Thank you for sharing, I especially loved hearing him say the dewachen min lam at the end.
by practitioner
Thu May 29, 2014 3:32 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Do you know what happened to Lord Buddha's bowl?
Replies: 6
Views: 947

Re: Do you know what happened to Lord Buddha's bowl?

dzoki wrote:That´s some f-ing big bowl. If that bowl was authentic, Buddha's hands would have to be like a pair of bulldozers :lol:
Not to mention he would have had one heck of an appetite!
by practitioner
Sat May 24, 2014 4:45 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: DEALING WITH ANTS
Replies: 22
Views: 3681

Re: DEALING WITH ANTS

What I've done that works is first to clean meticulously, find whatever food source the are coming for and clean it well. Then I use bleach on their trails and it gets rid of their chemical "map" so they quit looking for food in the same place.
by practitioner
Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:21 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Why are monks raising arms in this picture?
Replies: 16
Views: 3749

Re: Why are monks raising arms in this picture?

You are all wrong, that is the "raise the roof" mudra
by practitioner
Sun Mar 23, 2014 5:05 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Restricted Publications-An Effective or Ineffective Tactic?
Replies: 67
Views: 3490

Re: Zabmo Nangdon to be published by Shambhala

Osho wrote: Pathetic.
Truly pathetic.
I'd disagree, a translator using their time and expertise to give those who can't read Tibetan access to this text is hardly pathetic. Any restrictions are on the advice of their teacher, hardly a sound marketing strategy...
by practitioner
Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: who is the Greatest master you have ever seen?
Replies: 124
Views: 10114

Re: who is the Greatest master you have ever seen?

tyler2 wrote: hhdl just has a "high status" his presence is "not that great".
I beg to differ, have you ever been in the same room as him?
by practitioner
Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:02 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Dalai Lama Says Gay Marriage Is OK
Replies: 356
Views: 13284

Re: The Dalai Lama Says Gay Marriage Is OK

Well if that is the purpose of marriage then I guess we shouldn't allow sterile straight people to marry either. And if a marriage is childless when the wife reaches menopause we should start voiding those marriages as well. Is this a productive statement because you really believe these things sho...