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by tingdzin
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Morality of stockholding
Replies: 40
Views: 1293

Re: Morality of stockholding

Because the dzogchen view can be applied to any aspect of our daily lives, finances included. How delusional. Really? Explain to us how the Dzogchen view is limited. Well, the term is so watered down now, it has become meaningless, just a way for people to feel trendy and "in" about what they're do...
by tingdzin
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Takhyung Barwa
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: Takhyung Barwa

Bump again. Also, if you have the Tibetan of the commentaries in easily transferrable format, might I ask you for them? (I've had the empowerment.)
by tingdzin
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Morality of stockholding
Replies: 40
Views: 1293

Re: Morality of stockholding

Josef wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:22 pm
Because the dzogchen view can be applied to any aspect of our daily lives, finances included.
How delusional.
by tingdzin
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Auroras
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Auroras

A longstanding hope of mine (to see them).
by tingdzin
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: chinese ming dynasty book
Replies: 7
Views: 306

Re: chinese ming dynasty book

HandsomeMonkeyking wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:23 pm
Is there some book describing Vajrayana in China?
If you can borrow it from a library, Robert Orzech's "Esoteric Buddhism and the Tantras in East Asia" can tell you everything you want to know and more.
by tingdzin
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Classic English Poetry
Replies: 46
Views: 1641

Re: Classic English Poetry

"That Light whose smile kindles the Universe That Beauty in which all things work and move That Benediction, which the eclipsing Curse of birth can quench not, that sustaining Love Which through the web of being blindly wove By man and beast and earth and air and sea, Burns bright or dim, as each ar...
by tingdzin
Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: BOUND. TORTURED. KILLED.
Replies: 76
Views: 2276

Re: BOUND. TORTURED. KILLED.

The world is rapidly descending into a state of barbarism the likes of which it hasn't seen for centuries, and IMO the main cause is population density. All others -- economics, tribalism, scarce resources -- stem from that.
by tingdzin
Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Morality of stockholding
Replies: 40
Views: 1293

Re: Morality of stockholding

Why in the world is this in the Dzogchen forum?
by tingdzin
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism and Power
Replies: 16
Views: 397

Re: Buddhism and Power

I agree, I think disenchantment with samsara leads to a pretty stark appraisal of the mainstream politics and social relations of almost any time. Even in the realm of "alternative" political views, one often finds little to be impressed with. Perhaps some ideas that are a bit less nonsensical than...
by tingdzin
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism and Power
Replies: 16
Views: 397

Re: Buddhism and Power

Buddha Shakyamuni didn't take the position that "what is, is good," or natural, or as it should be. Safe assumption. I think he took the position that the status quo is basically nonsense, meaningless, not worth bothering with, not inherently anything, not worth reproducing. This neither follows fr...
by tingdzin
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Potala Palace to undergo large renovation
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: Potala Palace to undergo large renovation

Grigoris wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:15 pm
I like how the Chinese government considers the placement of surveillance systems as "renovation".
Par for the course, in Communist countries. On the other hand, Britain has a lot of surveillance equipment all over the place.
by tingdzin
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Different pronunciation of column 3 of consonants
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: Different pronunciation of column 3 of consonants

:good:

Perhaps unfortunately, a lot depends on dialect.
by tingdzin
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Classic English Poetry
Replies: 46
Views: 1641

Re: Classic English Poetry

I always wondered where that last line came from, but was too lazy to goog it.
by tingdzin
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Most Powerful Dharmapala?
Replies: 61
Views: 2738

Re: Most Powerful Dharmapala?

I respectfully urge posters to show a little less levity and make fewer in-jokes when dealing with a serious question from a 14-year-old. The first few responses covered the question adequately.
by tingdzin
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Potala Palace to undergo large renovation
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: Potala Palace to undergo large renovation

Well, I guess it's good someone's looking after it.
by tingdzin
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ro-Lang
Replies: 12
Views: 472

Re: Ro-Lang

The late H.H. Kusum Lingpa had some rolang stories, from personal experience.
by tingdzin
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?
Replies: 71
Views: 2075

Re: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?

To 48 vows: Sorry for my tardy reply; I'm only occasionally online. #2 (of your questions in reply to my post) "Soul" is bad word to use on an English-language Buddhist site because: a) It is ridiculously inexact, and has very different meanings for different people. To a lot of English (and other E...
by tingdzin
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What would Buddha have thought of Mahayana?
Replies: 51
Views: 1604

Re: What would Buddha have thought of Mahayana?

M.G. wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:22 am
It’s fun to imagine that Sakayamuni might have wanted to debate later Buddhist teachers as to what he “really” meant, but I think this is ultimately unanswerable.
Of course.
by tingdzin
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: What is Bon?
Replies: 13
Views: 926

Re: What is Bon?

If you really want a good answer to your question, and not one that is just chewing gum for your mind, you will have to do a good bit of independent reading. One's definition of Bon will depend on a lot of factors, not the least of which is, where do you want to set your boundaries? There are as yet...