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by kirtu
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 111
Views: 1503

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

I frankly see no compelling arguments that negate Hayek's basic thesis here, despite whatever faults his other work may bear. re: " The Road to Serfdom" - It's dated (it's a complete reaction to the rise of fascism in the 20 and 30's) and both Hayek's assumptions and conclusions are false. That sho...
by kirtu
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: millions die of drug addiction
Replies: 12
Views: 137

Re: millions die of drug addiction

What extent does familial and social trauma play in this? The few people I have known with this problem have all had trauma from family or society in general inflicted upon them.

Kirt
by kirtu
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 111
Views: 1503

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

You are reduced to competing reality TV stars for governing a country. Having worked in politics it takes years to fully understand a single ministry or department. You are truly lost. Idiocracy is becoming a documentary. Anyone for Terry Crews for President? It’s not necessary for a president to f...
by kirtu
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: No end to samsara?
Replies: 50
Views: 1311

Re: No end to samsara?

Really, the question is just, what rationale is there behind the idea that samsara doesn't end? Clearly people become unconfused. As for individual samsara, that is how it is framed in basically every tradition. There are many teachings that discuss how certain practices etc. will end samsara and b...
by kirtu
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 3786

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

Just a meta-comment on the overall conversation: Isn't the whole point of Karmapa, and the tulku system generally, that the spiritual and the political are not separate realms? No, the main point is that beings at different levels of enlightenment directly incarnate in order to preserve the influen...
by kirtu
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Ringu Tulku - Berlin Stupa dedication
Replies: 0
Views: 48

Ringu Tulku - Berlin Stupa dedication

by kirtu
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Climate change to cause global beer shortage, study says
Replies: 18
Views: 277

Re: Climate change to cause global beer shortage, study says

To my knowledge we have not compiled network models that would permit us to calculate the effect on species loss on the food web - something that we really need to do now. Here is a computational ecology paper from 2005 talking about exactly this problem: Computational Ecology: From the Complex to ...
by kirtu
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Climate change to cause global beer shortage, study says
Replies: 18
Views: 277

Re: Climate change to cause global beer shortage, study says

Most of us probably won't live to see the worst of it. :shrug: With apologies to our friend, this is exactly how political conservatives tend to think. I was told this exact thing in a conversation at the US Department of Agriculture in 1988. I responded that we would indeed see some effects in our...
by kirtu
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Climate change to cause global beer shortage, study says
Replies: 18
Views: 277

Re: Climate change to cause global beer shortage, study says

I am still surprised that nothing is really being done.,. I am afraid we are done for. Instead of focusing on this and doing some proper change we are distracted by stupid stuff. Humans are too tenacious to be killed off entirely,.... No. After we actually either disrupt or kill off vital links in ...
by kirtu
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Psychoanalysis
Replies: 25
Views: 203

Re: Psychoanalysis

Every practitioner should learn the basics about psychoanalysis. Projection and counter-projection between therapist and client happens equally between teacher and student. This stuff should be common knowledge. Since I'm rather adverse to what I see as psycho-babble, would you mind outlining what ...
by kirtu
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Can you do the merging with White Tara when having the Green Tara empowerment?
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: Can you do the merging with White Tara when having the Green Tara empowerment?

The answer is more dependent upon the style of sadhana. White Tara does of course have her own empowerment. But if you have the Green Tara empowerment you can practice what is in effect Upa (Charya) tantra White Tara (this is at least the case with one of my Sakya teachers). So you would not visuali...
by kirtu
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 3786

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

Grigoris wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:06 pm
Beru Khyentse always favored recognition of both candidates.
:anjali:

Which was also what Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche advised.

Kirt
by kirtu
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Amoghasiddhi Mantra?
Replies: 23
Views: 549

Re: Amoghasiddhi Mantra?

There is a tradition of reciting the Akshobhya dharani. I don't know where the dharani appears but Akshobhya does appear in sutra. Most people who are attracted to the practice will also report that they find that their anger and hatred gets reduced or eliminated. Namo bhagavate Akṣhobhāya, tathāgat...
by kirtu
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful
Replies: 77
Views: 1769

Re: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful

Authentic Bodhicitta has been introduced to the West so the experiment has been successful. More people are concerned with karma and are more carefully choosing their actions (although not all the time) so the experiment has been successful. More people are actively engaged with compassion and lovin...
by kirtu
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: On honorifics: "o" "go" "dai" "sama"
Replies: 20
Views: 238

Re: On honorifics: "o" "go" "dai" "sama"

0-, Go-, Dai-, sama ... In Hawaii we (people not of Japanese origin) heard and occasionally used these honorifics. I primarily became aware of them because of their occasional use by my Judo sensei's and their occasional use at judo tournaments. So my youngest sister and half-brother probably would...
by kirtu
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana
Replies: 133
Views: 9529

Re: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana

Dear students of Chogyal Namkhai Norbus' teachings, I don't know much about Buddhism, but I am sure, that Namkhai Norbu was a big teacher with a lot of knowlegde and that he brought much inspiration to the ones, who listened to him. I have a question and it shouldn't be disrespectful regarding the ...
by kirtu
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Politics and Toxicity
Replies: 90
Views: 1875

Re: Politics and Toxicity

Hamlet should have revealed the court corruption and his knowledge of his father's murder without initiating the cycle of death in his revenge and then left the palace to become a hermit (for the time) or possibly a cleric or a wandering knight righting wrongs peacefully (which wouldn't really have...
by kirtu
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Yun Men Master, Guo Gu Roshi, a simple question:
Replies: 20
Views: 470

Re: Yun Men Master, Guo Gu Roshi, a simple question:

I've never seen any response to this other than Yumen trying to shake up the student and get them to go beyond their reified concept of Buddha. Zen teachers have historically complained that people began to idolize "Buddha" and would see the attainment of Buddhahood as something impossible to attain...
by kirtu
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Pictures of Green Tara or the 21 Taras
Replies: 31
Views: 7240

Re: Pictures of Green Tara or the 21 Taras

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21 Taras
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