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by kirtu
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: No end to samsara?
Replies: 50
Views: 1282

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: 94
Views: 3646

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: 43

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: 267

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: 267

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: 267

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: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche
Replies: 88
Views: 4274

Re: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche

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: 177

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: 94
Views: 3646

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: 544

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: 1745

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: 9497

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: 1869

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: 469

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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by kirtu
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Politics and Toxicity
Replies: 90
Views: 1869

Re: Politics and Toxicity

This is all fine and good, but what would you have done in Hamlet's place with all this knowledge and wisdom? Bundokji is correct to return to the Four Noble Truths on this. Hamlet's noted "apathy" was really a complex mask of negative emotions that appeared as indecision and despair but was really...
by kirtu
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Culture and History
Replies: 69
Views: 2086

Re: Tibetan Culture and History

- Which form of Vajrayogina is this ? - Never saw this cult before. - Are these people Nyingma ? As noted in the post this is the Sankhu Vajrayogini. She is based on the image of Urga Tara who is very fierce. The temple is both Buddhist and Hindu (in fact Hindus there do sacrifices as well). I have...
by kirtu
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Brad Warner - Why Buddhist Teachers Go Bad
Replies: 20
Views: 929

Brad Warner - Why Buddhist Teachers Go Bad

Some pop psychology and perhaps it's really just a book plug ..... but perhaps he has something to say ....

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