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by Nemo
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Charging for Dharma
Replies: 131
Views: 2763

Re: Charging for Dharma

Lets see, two pints of gold dust costs approximately $40,000 in todays money. So that is what Dharma teachings are worth? Is that their exact monetary value? Or would a billion dollars still be too little? You just proved my point. Did the Buddha charge for teachings? People donated vast tracts of ...
by Nemo
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Charging for Dharma
Replies: 131
Views: 2763

Re: Charging for Dharma

Old days teachers gave too much. Now many in the new generation treat it like a business. Some can't wait to get upstairs and count the money. Did the Buddha charge for teachings? Probably not considering he forbade monks from touching money. Capitalism is a revolutionary force. Everything has a val...
by Nemo
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Turning daily life into retreat
Replies: 34
Views: 1111

Re: Turning daily life into retreat

By retreat do you mean accumulating merit or parting the veil and revealing the nature of reality? The first one is easy. Accumulating merit can be done anywhere under almost any circumstances. Even during a war. For the second it is very important to be as invisible as possible. Don't let any world...
by Nemo
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: A question on malas
Replies: 14
Views: 1527

Re: A question on malas

Hello Everyone, I recite several different mantras and have set goals of 100,000 recitations per mantra for myself. My question is should I have a single mala, with counters, for each mantra or should I just stick with a single mala for all mantras and attach multiple counters? Thank you in advance...
by Nemo
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: A question on malas
Replies: 14
Views: 1527

Re: A question on malas

Where do you get good counters that don't fail after 50 to 60k? Or million counters that are better than a piece of thread. Most are just crap made for show. Like my comment, but still others should know where to get durable ones that last.
by Nemo
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Shrine building resources.
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Shrine building resources.

I want to spend my dotage building shrines for people. Buddhism has almost enough translators but insufficient builders. Someone needs to build the shelves to store all those holy works, reinforced cement bases for the stupas and hermitages for the yogis. Does anyone have resources on the Feng Shui ...
by Nemo
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: US diplomats fall sick in Cuba, China. A new weapon?
Replies: 21
Views: 634

Re: US diplomats fall sick in Cuba, China. A new weapon?

Even a broken clock is right twice a day Greg. Having dealt with the people dealing with these injuries I hope it gets a high enough profile that they can get adequate medical treatment and pensions.
by Nemo
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: US diplomats fall sick in Cuba, China. A new weapon?
Replies: 21
Views: 634

Re: US diplomats fall sick in Cuba, China. A new weapon?

I was an army medic. I've seen a number of soldiers and contractors with symptoms of being hit with unconventional Russian weapons. It seems to cook neurons. The more dense the neurons the more severe the damage. So auditory hallucinations are common when your brain is cooking. The long term prognos...
by Nemo
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 610
Views: 28448

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Don't Americans demand people get licenses, pass a driving test, take medical exams and carry liability insurance for owning a motor vehicle? Why not firearms?
by Nemo
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 610
Views: 28448

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

America is weird. You think being forced to pee in a cup by an employer while they watch is ok but if someone wants to interfere with your ability to shoot paper targets on your day off to prevent school children from being mass murdered they are infringing on your rights. A US tech company asked if...
by Nemo
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Google Rigpa Tibetan Buddhist Calendar online this year?
Replies: 7
Views: 1778

Google Rigpa Tibetan Buddhist Calendar online this year?

I've gotten very dependent on the Google one.
https://calendar.google.com/calendar/em ... google.com
Anyone know if the one for this year is ready yet?
by Nemo
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Potential for War in Korea: Causes and Conditions
Replies: 74
Views: 3254

Re: Potential for War in Korea: Causes and Conditions

There is also the possibility that this is a ruse. I read the letters Fidel would send US presidents years ago. I'll paraphrase, "Hey Ron, Good luck in the coming election primaries. I will not take any sabre rattling against Cuba seriously. I hope we can talk again soon." I did not have access to t...
by Nemo
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Woman?
Replies: 71
Views: 3406

Re: What is a Woman?

P.S. TERFs Suck!
by Nemo
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Woman?
Replies: 71
Views: 3406

Re: What is a Woman?

Indeed. I would highly recommend procuring some and trying out your lovers hormone profile. A caution though. Testosterone is somewhat addictive and perhaps the best cure for PMS. You may not wish to go back. Since starting testosterone (I'm FTM) 2 1/2 years ago, the only thing I can say I dislike ...
by Nemo
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What did you learn from the movies?
Replies: 50
Views: 1499

Re: What did you learn from the movies?

When I just got out of the army I went through some rough parts of Asia. In one there was this "haunted' coral reef that was supposedly the domain of a wrathful mermaid. I decided to explore. It was like reefs 50 years ago. There were huge fans of fire coral and even a school of puffer fish. While I...
by Nemo
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Woman?
Replies: 71
Views: 3406

Re: What is a Woman?

Let's not forget about hormones....estrogen & testosterone.... :stirthepot: Indeed, let's not. Om mani padme hum Kathy Amen, sistahs. :thumbsup: Indeed. I would highly recommend procuring some and trying out your lovers hormone profile. A caution though. Testosterone is somewhat addictive and perha...

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