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by kirtu
Sun May 21, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Donald Trump Impeached
Replies: 65
Views: 1353

Re: Donald Trump Impeached

Impeachment proceedings have not started in the House. Representative Al Green nevertheless did call for Trump's impeachment, although as I noted, it is not likely to be carried. https://www.rt.com/usa/388744-democrats-russia-investigation-impeachment/ Yes, you are right. I forgot about that but th...
by kirtu
Sat May 20, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Donald Trump Impeached
Replies: 65
Views: 1353

Re: Donald Trump Impeached

[Mod note: Removed Quote of a deleted claim.] BTW - I have never ever been asked to join a left armed group in Europe or the US. In the US I have been asked to join a right armed group at least twice (so two different groups). My personal experience in the US is that a left, Gay, ex-military indivi...
by kirtu
Sat May 20, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Donald Trump Impeached
Replies: 65
Views: 1353

Re: Donald Trump Impeached

Is Donald Trump actually getting impeached? I just read an article claiming that it was "official" "confirmed" and "inevitable". Is this true at all or is this more "Facebook news"? No. Impeachment proceedings have not started in the House. Nor have they been...
by kirtu
Sat May 20, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: ISIL in the Caribbean
Replies: 9
Views: 215

Re: ISIL in the Caribbean

Interesting!!! The basic driving factors behind the success of recruitment in Trinidad/Tobago seem to be prevalent in the US (except the association between Islam and violent gangs). really, they can be found in just about any Western country, especially those with marginalised Muslim populations. ...
by kirtu
Sat May 20, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socialism & Communism
Replies: 25
Views: 380

Re: Socialism & Communism

What else? Do we leave it to rot? No, advocate and inspire people to ignore materialistic cravings. Instead turn them toward living the buddhadharma. One thing I like about living and practicing Dharma in the USA is that I am free to do so. We have freedom of conscience here and it is excellent. Yo...
by kirtu
Sat May 20, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socialism & Communism
Replies: 25
Views: 380

Re: Socialism & Communism

For goodness sake, you really think it ended? Definitely. Capitalism won. Social democracy won. Totalitarianism failed (1919-1989,1989-1995). Followed by capitalism demonstrating it's utter incompetence (1989-present primarily but we could also use 1970 or earlier as the staring point). Kirt
by kirtu
Mon May 15, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: James Ford on kensho, from Pathos
Replies: 149
Views: 2052

Re: James Ford on kensho, from Pathos

by kirtu
Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bronze vs Iron Phurba
Replies: 60
Views: 1623

Re: Bronze vs Iron Phurba

Way to go (again) Malcolm, discouraging people from practice (again). What?!? Quite the opposite. Kirt The implication is that without sidhhi, the practice is useless. In my books this is discouraging/disheartening. Mileage may vary. Not useless. But ordinary people can't perform miracles from day ...
by kirtu
Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bronze vs Iron Phurba
Replies: 60
Views: 1623

Re: Bronze vs Iron Phurba

...and third is to be like Harry Potter in a wand shop and try a few out to see what feels right. "Try out a few"?? The right one for you sort of calls to you. They kind of subtly make themselves known to you. At least for me. But you know I'm a sucker for the idea of the spiritual energy...
by kirtu
Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bronze vs Iron Phurba
Replies: 60
Views: 1623

Re: Bronze vs Iron Phurba

Grigoris wrote:
Malcolm wrote:No matter what material your phurba is made of, if you have not attained the siddhi of kilaya it is just a chunk of matter.
Way to go (again) Malcolm, discouraging people from practice (again).


What?!? Quite the opposite.

Kirt
by kirtu
Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bronze vs Iron Phurba
Replies: 60
Views: 1623

Re: Bronze vs Iron Phurba

Is there a difference in the energy and function? Technically yes. You have to learn this directly from a guru however. However if you don't have accomplishment (and who does these days) then it is more like the directory of malas: turquoise malas are for this and ruby malas are for that .... If yo...
by kirtu
Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: request for reaction!
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: request for reaction!

Hi Ronir! Welcome to Dharmawheel!

Your essay is straighforward Theravadin teaching. So where do you go from the last line in your essay? How can you put the teaching into practice?

Kirt
by kirtu
Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: My Grandmother died
Replies: 10
Views: 427

Re: My Grandmother died

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Buddha Amitabha
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OM AMI DEWA HRIH!

May your Grandmother and all beings quickly be reborn in the Pure Lands!
by kirtu
Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Monastic Ordination Resources
Replies: 30
Views: 8068

Re: Monastic Ordination Resources

Mahayana Monastery in North California- Tendai-Shugendo tradition http://www.caltendai.org/BecomingAMonk.html I get a 403 Forbidden page when trying to go to this. Sadly the temple burned down. Also Venerable Leary's last online posting in his blog was in 2015. I had thought that Venerable Leary ha...
by kirtu
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Paying Karma Through Suffering?
Replies: 19
Views: 532

Re: Paying Karma Through Suffering?

I meant exercising like running and so on while purifying the karma through the exercises. Is this possible? No (however there is a caveat). Milarepa was able to purify his karma through this kind of suffering because Marpa was a great master (in reality Marpa was completely enlightened at that tim...
by kirtu
Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Soto
Topic: Is Shikantaza a requisite of being a Soto Zennie?
Replies: 60
Views: 1584

Re: Is Shikantaza a requisite of being a Soto Zennie?

Matylda wrote:as for zazen of course it is same as shikan taza.. there could be other zazen practices but in fact all are properly done in the way of shikan taza finally..


Most people take a lot of practice to get to just sitting.

Kirt
by kirtu
Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Soto
Topic: Is Shikantaza a requisite of being a Soto Zennie?
Replies: 60
Views: 1584

Re: Is Shikantaza a requisite of being a Soto Zennie?

While I never got much explanation of what is shikantaza when I was involved in Zen, Shikantaza is just sitting. I will say that it basically sounds like what other teachers describe as the union of shamatha and vipaysana. If it's not, I'd love to know how/why it's different, other than the nomencl...
by kirtu
Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama's rapturous welcome at Buddhist monastery
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Re: Dalai Lama's rapturous welcome at Buddhist monastery

HHDL arrival in Tawang town 2 days ago. In Tibetan.

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by kirtu
Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hashang's view is actually profound[Extracted from a previous thread]
Replies: 12
Views: 519

Re: Hashang's view is actually profound[Extracted from a previous thread]

Malcolm wrote:BTW Khenpo Palden Sherab has a book on the subject.


Which one is this?

Thanks!

Kirt

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