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by Virgo
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from the Netherlands
Replies: 5
Views: 82

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: 5
Views: 149

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: 5
Views: 149

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...
by Virgo
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Pumpkin Pie and Auspicious Signs
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Pumpkin Pie and Auspicious Signs

So I went for a drive to Farmer's Market earlier to get some pumpkin pie, as I especially like having pie for breakfast, and a bear cub crossed in front of my car from right to left. That is actually an auspicious sign. When a solar animal (bear, dog, etc) crosses in front of you from right to left ...
by Virgo
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rangdrol
Replies: 109
Views: 8167

Re: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rang

I am glad I made it. I just got back and I have to say that it was, as usual, a highly informative and entertaining talk by Malcolm.

Kevin...
by Virgo
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: After achieving rainbow body?
Replies: 25
Views: 1012

Re: After achieving rainbow body?

smcj wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:21 pm
So do you guys accept the idea that realized beings are able to benefit sentient beings post-mortem?
Yes. If they couldn't there would be no point to attaining complete enlightenment, and escaping samsara itself would suffice. :)

Kevin...
by Virgo
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: After achieving rainbow body?
Replies: 25
Views: 1012

Re: After achieving rainbow body?

I hav read that my teacher ChNN said that having a body of light one can actively help sentient beings -in samsara-. Whem i met him i asked him if one can "come back" after becoming a Buddha -total realization-, and he said yes. i can conceive the idea of a voluntary rebirth after such attainment. ...
by Virgo
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Amitabha Pureland connecting flight to Nirmanakaya Buddhafield
Replies: 31
Views: 801

Re: Amitabha Pureland connecting flight to Nirmanakaya Buddhafield

Empty Desire wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:45 am

I'll stop there as we're in the Dzogchen Forum.
No worries. I appreciate the info. Thank you to everyone.

Kevin...
by Virgo
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Amitabha Pureland connecting flight to Nirmanakaya Buddhafield
Replies: 31
Views: 801

Amitabha Pureland connecting flight to Nirmanakaya Buddhafield

Let's say there is a Dzogchen practitioner that puts in decent effort in this life. Let's say he is not very advanced but is a decent practitioner. When that practitioner dies, let's say he fails to attain at the moment of death, or in the bardo, and decides to strongly will to be reborn in Dewachen...
by Virgo
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Psychologists define the 'dark core of personality'
Replies: 26
Views: 621

Re: Psychologists define the 'dark core of personality'

Really it comes down to a lack of empathy, or an inability to feel it, apparently. I think there may be something different going on here. Just found another recent article on the subject: https://www.livescience.com/63731-personality-test-dark-core-d-factor.html. Traditionally it is said that peop...
by Virgo
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Psychologists define the 'dark core of personality'
Replies: 26
Views: 621

Re: Psychologists define the 'dark core of personality'

It's interesting that it can be demonstrated that all dark traits stem from this one seed/trait. Basically, it comes down to benefiting one's self at others' expense, and rationalizing it. I think we all know what this is to some degree, both on the giving and receiving end. :evil: :( The dark hear...
by Virgo
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: question on divine madness
Replies: 9
Views: 451

Re: question on divine madness

It's consecrated. What are they complaining about?

Kevin...
by Virgo
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Best winter home for retired Buddhists?
Replies: 16
Views: 493

Re: Best winter home for retired Buddhists?

Kim O'Hara wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:32 pm

A lot of people who move here like the climate but a lot hate it so much that they can hardly wait to leave.
Sure, local foods can also be a problem when moving.

Kevin...
by Virgo
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Best winter home for retired Buddhists?
Replies: 16
Views: 493

Re: Best winter home for retired Buddhists?

A lot of people find it difficult adjusting to the sub-tropical climate. I am not sure how much experience you have in that regard. I would recommend spending a while there before making any permanent moves. The most expensive part is the air ticket. You can get cheap accomodations that are liveable...
by Virgo
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2313
Views: 181559

Re: Music time



Kevin...
by Virgo
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Best winter home for retired Buddhists?
Replies: 16
Views: 493

Re: Best winter home for retired Buddhists?

Anders wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:02 pm
I would say Chiang Mai is definitely more relaxed and pleasant than Bangkok.

You should be able to find some western forest monk in the surrounding area too if that's your thing, although most of them are down in Isan.
:wink:



Kevin...
by Virgo
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Best winter home for retired Buddhists?
Replies: 16
Views: 493

Re: Best winter home for retired Buddhists?

I would say Chiang Mai is definitely more relaxed and pleasant than Bangkok. You should be able to find some western forest monk in the surrounding area too if that's your thing, although most of them are down in Isan. Yes, it is certainly not as exciting as Bangkok. Living in one of the non-Touris...
by Virgo
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Best winter home for retired Buddhists?
Replies: 16
Views: 493

Re: Best winter home for retired Buddhists?

After I finish my degree in Computer Science, I will probably work in network security for a few years and then retire there in my mid 50's.

Kevin...
by Virgo
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Best winter home for retired Buddhists?
Replies: 16
Views: 493

Re: Best winter home for retired Buddhists?

I'm retired(only 47) now with disposable income. Congratulations! Chiang Mai and Bangkok look the cheapest. If Bangkok then flights to Tibet, Nepal, Taiwan etc are incredibly cheap and convenient. 2 weeks is different animal from 3 months. Nepal sounds like a great place to visit, not a great place...
by Virgo
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6258
Views: 566031

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Mantrik, I am honestly just flabbergasted by your statements. I can't put it any other way.

Kevin...

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