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by Virgo
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Everyone
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: Hello Everyone

Welcome. :)

Kevin...
by Virgo
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who is America ?
Replies: 224
Views: 4212

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: 23
Views: 661

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: 2129

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: 344

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: 344

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: 344

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: 344

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: 2129

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: 2020
Views: 167729

Re: Music time



Kevin...
by Virgo
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Short sadhanas
Replies: 39
Views: 1090

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: 224
Views: 4212

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: 131
Views: 2799

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: 131
Views: 2799

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...
by Virgo
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to Make Long-Life Prayer More Effective?
Replies: 42
Views: 1043

Re: How to Make Long-Life Prayer More Effective?

As for lamas having mastery over death and the death process being "ridiculous," Virgo, you might wanna study more before taking that stance. There's ample evidence that realized masters like the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa demonstrate this level of accomplishment. Even his medical doctor and nurses marv...
by Virgo
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to Make Long-Life Prayer More Effective?
Replies: 42
Views: 1043

Re: How to Make Long-Life Prayer More Effective?

As for lamas having mastery over death and the death process being "ridiculous," Virgo, you might wanna study more before taking that stance. There's ample evidence that realized masters like the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa demonstrate this level of accomplishment. Even his medical doctor and nurses marv...
by Virgo
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Importance of Secrecy in Secret Mantra
Replies: 68
Views: 2088

Re: Importance of Secrecy in Secret Mantra

Solution: keep everything secret. I am glad I could sum this up for everyone. It took lots of deliberation before I could finally reach the meaning of English word secret . After intense concentration, and loss of sleep, I have determined that it means: secret. Thank you. Thank you very much. Kevin...
by Virgo
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Shrine building resources.
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: 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 Virgo
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dreams, good signs
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Re: Dreams, good signs

Hii, I have some dreams where I have seen on the sky some buddhas, dakins, jidams,..it is normally said that it can be considered as a good sings, now what I actually wanted to ask that what does it mean "good sings"? If it is a good sings. Thank you GT It means your practice of refuge is strong, o...

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