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by Virgo
Fri May 25, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What Happened to Simon E ??
Replies: 13
Views: 313

Re: What Happened to Simon E ??

Mantrik wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 7:09 pm

Yes, he's taking some time off.

I am finding it lonely as the only Grumpy Old Brit in the DW village. ;)
Well at least we have one Grumpy Old Brit. But I miss Simon. :tantrum:

Kevin
by Virgo
Fri May 25, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: is a home made statue acceptable?
Replies: 4
Views: 53

Re: is a home made statue acceptable?

I thought they had to be produced in a certai way, my buddhas have seals at the bottom of them. When I finally get round to making kwan yin I'll post some pictures!:) There are certain traditional standards, but that is more because art was taught in more of a scientific and very specific and techn...
by Virgo
Fri May 25, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: is a home made statue acceptable?
Replies: 4
Views: 53

Re: is a home made statue acceptable?

Hi everyone, I have 3 large buddha statues at home and recently I have been wanting to have a female presence on my shrine table. I am only beginning to understand the role kwan yin has and I have decided to add her to my shrine. I don't want a tiny statue as it would look odd next to my very large...
by Virgo
Fri May 25, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 437
Views: 9378

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

Virgo wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 1:52 am
I still think this thread is going to take a turn for the worse and should be locked up (QUARANTINE!) The OP's questions has been answered successfully anyway by Loppon.

Kevin
And here we are.

Kevin...
by Virgo
Fri May 25, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 437
Views: 9378

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

To have aversions towards other belief systems and disparage them is also against Buddhadharma & Dzogchen. In what way?? Which text says that we should not point out the errors of tirthika dharmas? Right, it's imperative that we understand these distinctions. It doesn't mean that we have to be unki...
by Virgo
Fri May 25, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 437
Views: 9378

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

What are you talking about ? You think I have a problem with this ? All i have been studying for the past 20 years is Buddhadharma...now a serious interest in Dzogchen.......i don't have a serious interest in anything else, nor have i EVER studied anything outside of Buddhadharma seriously. (Oopps)...
by Virgo
Fri May 25, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 437
Views: 9378

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

What happened to Buddhist sanctity?

Kevin...
by Virgo
Fri May 25, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 437
Views: 9378

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

This thread needs to meet it's maker.

Kevin...
by Virgo
Fri May 25, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 596
Views: 23341

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

A funny video on the topic of gun violence:



Kevin...
by Virgo
Fri May 25, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 437
Views: 9378

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

This plurality of views is complex, and most Christians think their disunity is a problem. As Buddhists, especially Vajrayana Buddhists or Dzogchenpas, it isn't a problem for us. We can just enjoy the wild profusion of religious forms, like any other display, without needing to charge them with val...
by Virgo
Thu May 24, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Father Francis Tiso Dzogchen & Early Christianity Connection
Replies: 50
Views: 9084

Re: Father Francis Tiso Dzogchen & Early Christianity Connection

One point to note is that Tiso's focus is not as broad as the Eastern Orthodox Church or its hesychast tradition more generally. He is more specifically looking at the Evagrian strain (i.e. stemming from the Desert Father Evagrius of Pontus) that was developed by hermit mystics, who sought to disco...
by Virgo
Thu May 24, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 596
Views: 23341

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

[quote="Johnny Dangerous" The reluctance of many liberals here to look at the deefper social problems that may be effecting the spate of mass gun violence here (nearly impossible to do if you work in social work or counseling in any capacity btw) speaks volumes to me about their demographically -der...
by Virgo
Wed May 23, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 437
Views: 9378

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

Do Theravada and Mahayana understand dependent origination same way? No. Theravadins use it to understand the emptiness of persons. Mahayanists use it to understand the emptiness of all phenomena. Tantrikas, of course, are understanding it the same way, but also going beyond just emptiness alone. K...
by Virgo
Wed May 23, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1873
Views: 151039

Re: Music time

by Virgo
Wed May 23, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 437
Views: 9378

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

Do Theravada and Mahayana understand dependent origination same way? No. Theravadins use it to understand the emptiness of persons. Mahayanists use it to understand the emptiness of all phenomena. Tantrikas, of course, are understanding it the same way, but also going beyond just emptiness alone. K...
by Virgo
Wed May 23, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 437
Views: 9378

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

unless one understands dependent origination as the Buddha taught it, one will not realize emptiness. But isn't Dependant Origination just a logical conclusion ? I'd say it's scientific logic...maybe physics ? Maybe it takes a genius to figure out ? Do you mean that one can realize emptiness experi...
by Virgo
Wed May 23, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1873
Views: 151039

Re: Music time



Kevin...
by Virgo
Wed May 23, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism
Replies: 73
Views: 1564

Re: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism



Kevin...
by Virgo
Tue May 22, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "Eleven Vehicles"
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: "Eleven Vehicles"

It's a Tibetan dozen? :shrug:

Kevin...
by Virgo
Tue May 22, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: John Iadarola Goes "True North"
Replies: 9
Views: 373

Re: John Iadarola Goes "True North"

A 16'th episode was also released.

Kevin