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by Virgo
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma government?
Replies: 51
Views: 403

Re: Dharma government?

Dharma can thrive under non-Buddhist political systems as is obvious today in North America, Europe, Britain, Australia, etc., etc. etc. just fine. Thrive? I wouldn't go that far. That's interesting. Kevin... Perhaps you see "thriving" as something like Thailand, where millions of "Buddhists" do no...
by Virgo
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma government?
Replies: 51
Views: 403

Re: Dharma government?

Queequeg wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:56 pm
Virgo wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:45 pm
Dharma can thrive under non-Buddhist political systems as is obvious today in North America, Europe, Britain, Australia, etc., etc. etc. just fine.
Thrive? I wouldn't go that far.
That's interesting.

Kevin...
by Virgo
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma government?
Replies: 51
Views: 403

Re: Dharma government?

The main challenge of sentient beings is to attain liberation, but the impetus for this must come personally; it cannot be forced upon one. The main challenge of groups is to live together harmoniously (with their own and of course with others). Dharma is created and taught for bringing people to l...
by Virgo
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma government?
Replies: 51
Views: 403

Re: Dharma government?

The main challenge of sentient beings is to attain liberation, but the impetus for this must come personally; it cannot be forced upon one. The main challenge of groups is to live together harmoniously (with their own and of course with others). Dharma is created and taught for bringing people to li...
by Virgo
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Zen on enlightenment and post-enlightenment
Replies: 27
Views: 615

Re: Dzogchen and Zen on enlightenment and post-enlightenment

Norwegian wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:21 pm
Dan74 wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:15 pm
This is not a universally accepted scheme, Norwegian, and one I don't find persuasive or practical at all. But horses for courses.
It is an accepted scheme in this sub forum.
In addition, Dzogchen has many methods, both for introducing the student, and for the student to cultivate.

Kevin...
by Virgo
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Everyone
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: Hello Everyone

Welcome. :)

Kevin...
by Virgo
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who is America ?
Replies: 227
Views: 4399

Re: Who is America ?

Malcolm wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:16 pm

While Gibson has tried to disavow white nationalism, etc., he continues to openly associate with such people. It is part of the Guns and Jesus trip in the US. Ted Nugent is probably his favorite band.
[emphasis mine]

:lol:

Kevin...
by Virgo
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The owl
Replies: 25
Views: 746

Re: The owl

jmlee369 wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:50 pm
owl hoots.
In the study of Nimitta, which is part of Jyotish, we say that 1 hoot means death, 2 means success, 3 a new female member to the family, 4 signifies a disturbance, 5 hoots means travel, 6 guests are coming, 7 mental distress, 8 death, and 9 is auspicious.

Kevin...
by Virgo
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it rare to spend time with your guru?
Replies: 60
Views: 2173

Re: Is it rare to spend time with your guru?

Sennin wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:24 am
For me the most essential thing is receiving teachings from a siddha guru. In that way no matter how near or far, if one practices sincerely with devotion accomplishment is assured.
Yes, this is the most important thing.

Kevin...
by Virgo
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vegetarianism in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 12
Views: 353

Re: Vegetarianism in Tibetan Buddhism

This is a link to an article and not a rehash or repeat of the views of DW members so a new thread untainted by the general one is most welcome. Methinks some may protest as a reflex action, especially if they find it uncomfortable. We have discussed it all before -- all the points about medicine, ...
by Virgo
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vegetarianism in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 12
Views: 353

Re: Vegetarianism in Tibetan Buddhism

I don't know why you're suggesting I think my perspective is more important than anyone else's. This is a topical post about someone else's newly-published article linked to a booklength treatment of the topic recently put out by an academic press. I found the article interesting and wanted to brin...
by Virgo
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vegetarianism in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 12
Views: 353

Re: Vegetarianism in Tibetan Buddhism

Perhaps it has escaped your attention, but this has been discussed ad nauseum. https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=213&hilit=vegetarian Virgo Many topics have been discussed as much or significantly more. Sex, for example. What I am highlighting here is a more extensive and scholarly treat...
by Virgo
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vegetarianism in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 12
Views: 353

Re: Vegetarianism in Tibetan Buddhism

Perhaps it has escaped your attention, but this has been discussed ad nauseum.

viewtopic.php?f=66&t=213&hilit=vegetarian

Virgo
by Virgo
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it rare to spend time with your guru?
Replies: 60
Views: 2173

Re: Is it rare to spew don’t time with you guru?

you both have to be really close.. i wouldn't necessary talk friendship, but my idea is that a student and a guru have to be really mutually exposed. That is certainly very nice, but do those moments trump the taking of the Four Empowerments, moments of receiving pith instructions, and so on and so...
by Virgo
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2022
Views: 167902

Re: Music time



Kevin...
by Virgo
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Short sadhanas
Replies: 39
Views: 1093

Re: Short sadhanas

I like short ones with long words. I also like ones with Big words, the best words.

In all seriousness, I always prefer short.

Kevin...
by Virgo
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who is America ?
Replies: 227
Views: 4399

Re: Who is America ?

His bit with Bernie was hilarious:

by Virgo
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Charging for Dharma
Replies: 132
Views: 2891

Re: Charging for Dharma

I haven't really participated thus far because this is an extremely impractical discussion. Fact: people charge to give teachings. Fact: some will charge a lot and some will charge a little. Fact: some that charge a lot will let some in at little or no charge, some that do not charge a lot will lets...
by Virgo
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Charging for Dharma
Replies: 132
Views: 2891

Re: Charging for Dharma

Milarepa said to Marpa, “I have created heavy negative karma, so I have now come to practice Dharma. I have nothing to offer you but my body, speech and mind. Please give me the Dharma and also food and clothing.” Milarepa asked for food and clothing because he didn’t have anything at all. He had k...

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