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by Rakz
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: My Grandmother died
Replies: 10
Views: 842

Re: My Grandmother died

May she be born in the land of perfect bliss.
by Rakz
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1442
Views: 118233

Re: Music time

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by Rakz
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: 5 Reasons Sitting on the Floor is Good For Your Health
Replies: 3
Views: 593

Re: 5 Reasons Sitting on the Floor is Good For Your Health

I prefer sitting in a leather chair. I don't condone killing cows though.
by Rakz
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from a monk in Calgary, AB Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: Hello from a monk in Calgary, AB Canada

Hello all. I'm a recently ordained monastic, a getsul (novice) in the Karma Kagyu (17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje). I was ordained by the Very Venerable 9th Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche at Thrangu Monastery Canada in Richmond BC in the Summer of 2016. I'm not a new practitioner, but as far as monks ...
by Rakz
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1442
Views: 118233

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by Rakz
Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: what the buddha didn't teach
Replies: 20
Views: 1272

Re: what the buddha didn't teach

Is there a good book or article that lists all the things added to Buddhism that wasn't originally taught by the first buddha? I know there is a book on what he taught( "what the buddha taught"). Does that book tell specifically all the things that were later added by chance? Maybe I really want ju...
by Rakz
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: "Deaths of despair"
Replies: 59
Views: 2326

Re: "Deaths of despair"

"People with liberal arts educations are generally better equipped in life" well in my neck of the woods you may end up working as a barista. It doesn't help that both men and women are desperately competing for fewer full time jobs. The gender issue is totally overblown and high jacked by vested i...
by Rakz
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: "Deaths of despair"
Replies: 59
Views: 2326

Re: "Deaths of despair"

In which case, it is not education itself that provides people with better tools and resources to deal with adversarial conditions. Education is just a means to an end in our particular system. But education doesn't really solve anything, it just shfits the same problem to another level. Education ...
by Rakz
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: "Deaths of despair"
Replies: 59
Views: 2326

Re: "Deaths of despair"

Precisely. White women have been offing themselves with drugs and alchohol for decades and decades. Mommy's little helper and all that, Maybe this has more to do with the failure of second/third wave feminism? Studies have shown that women are much less happier than they were in the 50s. I wonder w...
by Rakz
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Japanese Pureland Techno Funeral
Replies: 0
Views: 151

Japanese Pureland Techno Funeral

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by Rakz
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: "Deaths of despair"
Replies: 59
Views: 2326

Re: "Deaths of despair"

So you mean all the despair of blacks, latinos, and women amounts to nothing? It is only a failure of American Culture when white men start to off themselves through drugs, alcohol and depression? Right. The article made it clear that while similar deaths in Hispanic and black communities were decr...
by Rakz
Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: "Deaths of despair"
Replies: 59
Views: 2326

Re: "Deaths of despair"

I was referring adversarial conditions in contemporary society which render less-educated people less marketable for jobs, etc. In which case, it is not education itself that provides people with better tools and resources to deal with adversarial conditions. Education is just a means to an end in ...
by Rakz
Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is living off-grid realistic in today's technological age?
Replies: 42
Views: 1524

Re: Is living off-grid realistic in today's technological age?

Once you get up to R40 insulation and use passive solar gain you can heat with wood ecologically again. Half a cord a year for a family of 4 in the Canadian bush. Making your own power and growing your own food is a much better idea than buying gold, diversifying your portfolio or pretending your p...
by Rakz
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Are Tibetans racist?
Replies: 40
Views: 2003

Re: Are Tibetans racist?

Did Dzongsar khyentse say this? And what did he mean? "If there was an award for being the most racist, Tibetans would win every year " Who cares if they are? Why are you asking this? i care, because racism is a root problem in this century Racism will always exist in some form amongst all races in...
by Rakz
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1442
Views: 118233

Re: Music time

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by Rakz
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Are Tibetans racist?
Replies: 40
Views: 2003

Re: Are Tibetans racist?

diamind wrote:Did Dzongsar khyentse say this? And what did he mean? "If there was an award for being the most racist, Tibetans would win every year "
Who cares if they are? Why are you asking this?
by Rakz
Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The attainment of the Arhats
Replies: 154
Views: 7074

Re: The attainment of the Arhats

Why couldn't Shakyamuni just mention this in the early texts if this was actually the case? I gues you're using "early texts" to mean "Pali texts". The idea that there was one set of early material which we now call the Pali Canon and everything else is a later invention is not the position of budd...
by Rakz
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The attainment of the Arhats
Replies: 154
Views: 7074

Re: The attainment of the Arhats

So Arhats are reborn when it finishes? That can't be right. Or then cease to exist, in which case the original question I asked isn't answered. They are roused from samadhi, and are set upon the bodhisattva path. Why couldn't Shakyamuni just mention this in the early texts if this was actually the ...
by Rakz
Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 91
Views: 12891

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

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by Rakz
Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Transgender, Gender and Gay issues
Replies: 83
Views: 3896

Re: Transgender, Gender and Gay issues

I understand this is a sensitive issue for many so I won't add any of my own opinions but here are a couple wise quotes by the Buddha: "The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12) “One to whom it might occur, ‘I’m a ...