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by practitioner
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Murder Most Foul.
Replies: 19
Views: 352

Re: Murder Most Foul.

How about posts only meant to :stirthepot:
by practitioner
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Lama Tsultrim Allione, Jan. 7
Replies: 49
Views: 1390

Re: Lama Tsultrim Allione, Jan. 7

This Kagyupa needed Wang, Lung and Tri to practice pretty much any deity sadhana. At least the major ones. Frankly, Lung was the least important of the three. Riwo Sangcho, though, and a few other daily practices like Sur, ChuTor, etc., did not require anything but the Tri--which was a sort of "han...
by practitioner
Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 285
Views: 5601

Re: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism

Grigoris wrote:
Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:01 pm
It is a Mexican standoff.
Interesting use of language from someone accusing another of racism.
by practitioner
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana
Replies: 101
Views: 4494

Re: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana

They have at least four malas around their neck, and they love to talk about power and magnetizing wealth. Their view often seems to be founded on a rather superstitious cast of mind. Yup, I know many, many, many Tibetans and Chinese people to whom this applies; not so many westerners though. He sa...
by practitioner
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Drawing Thangka Paintings
Replies: 24
Views: 876

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: 235
Views: 13862

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: 72
Views: 2659

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: 14219

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: 1061

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: 3737

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: 3737

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: 674

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: 989

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: 1241

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: 2369

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: 2880

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: 1764

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: 1064

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: 1007

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: 3759

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.