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by Nemo
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Vajrayana purification split from "Second hand mandala offering set"
Replies: 73
Views: 1104

Re: Vajrayana purification split from "Second hand mandala offering set"

There might be excellent qualities in striving For learnedness and purity, But whatever we are attached to will only bind the mind stream. ‘To be without bias’ is my advice from the heart. – Longchenpa I agree with you 80%. But in North America there are a bunch of vegan ultrapure™ yogis strutting a...
by Nemo
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Vajrayana purification split from "Second hand mandala offering set"
Replies: 73
Views: 1104

Re: Vajrayana purification split from "Second hand mandala offering set"

Well, since some of the posters here have included teachings of Guru Rinpoche, Lhatsun namkha jigme, referenced Dudjom Rinpoche, and Jigme lingpa. Maybe someone could provide some supporting quotes of eminent teachers who say that obscuration is not something important to pay attention to? :shrug: ...
by Nemo
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Mindfulness Conspiracy
Replies: 11
Views: 424

Re: The Mindfulness Conspiracy

https://tuttejiorg.wordpress.com/2016/06/18/mindful-engagement/ Why are so many employees disengaged? The answer most often lies in a lack of mindfulness. A recent national study by Dale Carnegie Training placed the number of “fully engaged” employees at 29%, and “disengaged” employees at 26% – mean...
by Nemo
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: FB Cryptocurrency Launched on Saga Dawa
Replies: 0
Views: 88

FB Cryptocurrency Launched on Saga Dawa

So this may be awesome for Buddhists who like to travel to countries with massive user penetration. That would be India, Nepal, Bhutan, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. Also countries like Germany, America, Mexico and the UK. Libra currency supports FB, Instagram and Whatsapp. No ...
by Nemo
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Vajrayana purification split from "Second hand mandala offering set"
Replies: 73
Views: 1104

Re: Vajrayana purification split from "Second hand mandala offering set"

Kriya level tantra is great. You have to start somewhere. But eventually all this ritual purity becomes an obstacle. https://studybuddhism.com/en/advanced-studies/vajrayana/tantra-theory/the-differences-among-the-four-classes-of-tantra We're not talking about Kriya Yoga, that is a whole other kind ...
by Nemo
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Vajrayana purification split from "Second hand mandala offering set"
Replies: 73
Views: 1104

Re: Vajrayana purification split from "Second hand mandala offering set"

Kriya level tantra is great. You have to start somewhere. But eventually all this ritual purity becomes an obstacle.

https://studybuddhism.com/en/advanced-s ... -of-tantra
by Nemo
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Marxism and Buddhism
Replies: 45
Views: 844

Re: Marxism and Buddhism

economically, marxism does not contradict any major religion. the problem arises because of the social aspects of the ideology (marxism is both an economic /political system and a social ideology) , which is extremely materialist and harmful to spiritual beliefs/traditions . that is unfortunate bec...
by Nemo
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Marxism and Buddhism
Replies: 45
Views: 844

Re: Marxism and Buddhism

I would suggest that for those of us not in the rich group, just focus only on the actual goods for basic & practical survival needs for (like food, water, shelter), and stop worrying too much chasing the glamorous wealth out of reach. Money is a samsaric trap employed by the rulers anyways, it sho...
by Nemo
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Marxism and Buddhism
Replies: 45
Views: 844

Re: Marxism and Buddhism

Back to the OP: I think the connection is really here: can a liberal conception of individual property rights be defended as in accord with the Dharma? If not, the door opens to a more socialist political economy. I think this door clearly opens because: Neither the liberal individual nor the discr...
by Nemo
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Clear Coat for Tarnished Brass Bowls
Replies: 9
Views: 248

Re: Clear Coat for Tarnished Brass Bowls

There are lacquers etc. but I prefer to use Renaissance Wax, a museum quality treatment which lasts well and is easily repeated, and not costly. The brass needs to be water tight since the water is so reactive and they will be wiped with a cloth daily. I don't think a wax would do that. It would be...
by Nemo
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Clear Coat for Tarnished Brass Bowls
Replies: 9
Views: 248

Re: Clear Coat for Tarnished Brass Bowls

What is the City of Ottawa doing to reduce the risk of exposure to lead? The City takes the following actions to mitigate the risk of exposure to lead in tap water: The City adjusts the water supply pH to 9.2 – 9.4 to minimize the amount of lead and other metals that can dissolve into tap water. It...
by Nemo
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Mindfulness Conspiracy
Replies: 11
Views: 424

Re: The Mindfulness Conspiracy

Shamatha and vippasana give very real insights into the nature of the narratives we call reality. They undoubtedly makes them more pliable over time. It can give someone breathing space when they are overwhelmed. The problem being without a good teacher people just make different narratives they lik...
by Nemo
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Clear Coat for Tarnished Brass Bowls
Replies: 9
Views: 248

Re: Clear Coat for Tarnished Brass Bowls

If I don't coat them there won't be any bowls left to polish. All the zinc will be leached out of the bowls.
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by Nemo
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Clear Coat for Tarnished Brass Bowls
Replies: 9
Views: 248

Re: Clear Coat for Tarnished Brass Bowls

So my local water is between pH 8.8 and 9.4. Turns out this is very bad for brass because of dezincification. The high pH is also good for humans if you have lead in your pipes since it prevents leaching. Due to this many municipalities in North America keep the pH of tap water elevated. This will w...
by Nemo
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Mindfulness Conspiracy
Replies: 11
Views: 424

Re: The Mindfulness Conspiracy

Buddha Lite, now only $1.49 per KG!

Is Caitlin Johnstone Kagyu? She certainly sound Kagyu.
by Nemo
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 349
Views: 21438

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Honestly going veg is not going amazing. My coffee consumption has doubled and I ate half a box of cookies last night which I never do.
by Nemo
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 349
Views: 21438

Re: Great Vegan Debate

But are you really vegetarian? Isn't that like saying you aren't a cannibal because you haven't eaten anyone lately. :rolleye: You mean because I eat some meat in ritual practice? Yes, I still consider myself a vegetarian. Just like I still consider that I keep the fifth precept, although I drink s...
by Nemo
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 349
Views: 21438

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Grigoris wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:03 pm
Nemo wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:59 pm
Deciding to eat fewer animals to reduce their suffering is pretty solid though.
That is basically my motivation.
But are you really vegetarian? Isn't that like saying you aren't a cannibal because you haven't eaten anyone lately. :rolleye:
by Nemo
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 349
Views: 21438

Re: Great Vegan Debate

The month of Saga Dawa has started. Peaking on the next full moon. What a wonderful time to be vegetarian for a few days. Even not preparing meat in the house till the full moon. Anything helps. I was in Vietnam a couple of weeks ago for the United Nations Vesak Day conference. They had the most in...
by Nemo
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Marxism and Buddhism
Replies: 45
Views: 844

Re: Marxism and Buddhism

Then you should read Fromm. he was a Freudian and a Marxist. His book "The Mass Psychology of Fascism" is relevant as ever. Okay, so I researched the writer of this book, Wilhelm Reich, but I must say, this entire orgone idea is rather bizarre, more so than libidos and so forth. Still, I'll give it...

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