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by Virgo
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why the Government Shouldn't Break WhatsApp
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Re: Why the Government Shouldn't Break WhatsApp

Snowden released documents on the back doors built into the Android, Apple and Windows kernel. Quite simply all electronic communications are monitored all the time. How do people keep pretending that didn't happen? C'mon brother watch the whole video. Don't those all just use standard web encrypti...
by Virgo
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why the Government Shouldn't Break WhatsApp
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Why the Government Shouldn't Break WhatsApp



Kevin...
by Virgo
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Why electronic voting is a bad idea
Replies: 0
Views: 123

Why electronic voting is a bad idea



Kevin...
by Virgo
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Deepfakes
Replies: 24
Views: 1178

Re: Deepfakes

I Though I suppose one could say that videos that have been altered & affected reality have been around for years. For example, the famous Zapruder Film of the Kennedy assassination gave rise to a number of conspiracy theories because when it was first released to the public because the frame that ...
by Virgo
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Deepfakes
Replies: 24
Views: 1178

Deepfakes

Why deepfakes are a real threat to elections and society. Experts predict that deepfake videos will be the newest way false information is spread. Some researchers even have a wager going on whether they will impact the midterm elections. https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-deepfakes-are-a-real...
by Virgo
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Merging With The True Self While Dying by Elio Guarisco: Why?
Replies: 36
Views: 1230

Re: Merging With The True Self While Dying by Elio Guarisco: Why?

Malcolm wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:31 pm

The term "true self" is nowhere used in any Indian or Tibetan Buddhist text, not even in gzhan stong texts.
What about "merging with" for attaining enlightenment?

Kevin...
by Virgo
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Psychoanalysis
Replies: 107
Views: 3854

Re: Psychoanalysis

Perceptions are only six. They are the perceptions of visible objects, sounds, smells, tastes, bodily feelings, and ideas or concepts. If you perceive something that happened before it is just perception, and because perception 'marks', it is a way of knowing. The thing that happened in the past is ...
by Virgo
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 207
Views: 5860

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

Thread reopened for discussion. Let's be civil. As Buddhists we must strive for Right Speech. Please keep in mind Monlam's words going forward: "Below are excerpts from our policy on Right Speech and enlightened discussion . It's useful to keep in mind generally, but especially when discussing topi...
by Virgo
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Psychoanalysis
Replies: 107
Views: 3854

Re: Psychoanalysis

by Virgo
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Vitamin D Research
Replies: 8
Views: 435

Re: Vitamin D Research

oh, and many mushrooms are great at aborsbing vit d. So sun soak your mushrooms before eating for an extra boost. :thumbsup: My D level was the lowest my doctor had ever seen. She put me on 50K IU twice a week. Yes, those Indiana winters can be quite cold and dark: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0...
by Virgo
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community - Arya Tara Practice Question
Replies: 11
Views: 752

Re: Dzogchen Community - Arya Tara Practice Question

What you are practicing is Adzom Drugpa's. In different sadhanas it may be different colors.

Kevin...
by Virgo
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Guruyoga with one's enemies?
Replies: 35
Views: 1588

Re: Guruyoga with one's enemies?

climb-up wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:26 am

Do you think Malcolm searches his name, or should I PM him?
That would probably be a little odd if he did.

I would pm.

Kevin..
by Virgo
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Pumpkin Pie and Auspicious Signs
Replies: 12
Views: 768

Re: Pumpkin Pie and Auspicious Signs

Virgo wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:27 pm
turmeric is a great spice for baking in to them as it increases agni
Here is a nice little article on the digestion increasing spices.

http://www.ayurvedacollege.com/blog/ayu ... l-benefits

:anjali: Kevin
by Virgo
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Vitamin D Research
Replies: 8
Views: 435

Re: Vitamin D Research

Get a thorough blood test done before you start to supplement with things like minerals, vitamins, essential amino acids, or other. At best it might be that you just end up pissing away expensive supplements that the body isn't using, or worse, you are getting too much of something you don't actual...
by Virgo
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Vitamin D Research
Replies: 8
Views: 435

Re: Vitamin D Research

Vitamin D draws on your magnesium supply. If your magnesium level is is low already you can have problems.A good grade magnesium will solve that. You might want to monitor your D levels.Good luck. :twothumbsup: Thanks for that. I had no idea. :thumbsup: Kevin...
by Virgo
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Pumpkin Pie and Auspicious Signs
Replies: 12
Views: 768

Re: Pumpkin Pie and Auspicious Signs

I am going to pick up another one. You know turmeric is a great spice for baking in to them as it increases agni. Other spices too like nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon are also all good for increasing agni and taste great. I also like to put some honey on top (though this is contraindicated by TM and Ayurv...
by Virgo
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Vitamin D Research
Replies: 8
Views: 435

Vitamin D Research

This is some really interesting research. It seems now up to 10,000 IU per day is believed to be optimal for adults. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9SNfrE7P1s Northern Hemisphere: we are now entering that season where deficiency is very common. I started taking 2k IU per day today and am going to ...
by Virgo
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from the Netherlands
Replies: 5
Views: 402

Re: Hello from the Netherlands

Welcome to Dharmawheel.

Kevin...
by Virgo
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Pumpkin Pie and Auspicious Signs
Replies: 12
Views: 768

Re: Pumpkin Pie and Auspicious Signs

Hi Bob, it's very good that you do those practices and keep those objects. Such things can help avert many problems such as ones that could occur from travelling. Interesting story.

Glad to hear you made it home safe and sound. :)

Kevin...
by Virgo
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Pumpkin Pie and Auspicious Signs
Replies: 12
Views: 768

Re: Pumpkin Pie and Auspicious Signs

Kevin, Does that also mean the opposite, i.e., if one of these animals crosses in front of you the opposite way, that's a bad omen? In any case, I also love pumpkin pie for breakfast. My wife makes a killer pumpkin pie. Hi Bob, You are a very lucky man! Yes, you are exactly right. Solar animals cro...

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