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by Fruitzilla
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dharma Wheel (Engaged)
Replies: 33
Views: 3192

Re: Dharma Wheel (Engaged)

I registered yesterday and haven't seen any altright views yet. They are there. Not nearly as much as in dhammawheel though it seems. Just the fact that Retrofuturist has registered himself under the username SethRich and has a conspiracy site in his tagline is enough for me to never ever register ...
by Fruitzilla
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dharma Wheel (Engaged)
Replies: 33
Views: 3192

Re: Dharma Wheel (Engaged)

I registered yesterday and haven't seen any altright views yet. They are there. Not nearly as much as in dhammawheel though it seems. Just the fact that Retrofuturist has registered himself under the username SethRich and has a conspiracy site in his tagline is enough for me to never ever register ...
by Fruitzilla
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Zen Community Round Table
Topic: Looking ahead...(split from ZFI topic)
Replies: 168
Views: 9150

Re: Looking ahead...(split from ZFI topic)

Hi jinglebell (what was your previous nik?) Yes, I agree. Although I was never on the E-Sangha staff, I remember a great deal of displeasure and censure of things like a modern Zen understanding of "monk", notions like post-mortem rebirth and permanent nirvana and the like. Truth be told, there is ...
by Fruitzilla
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 119
Views: 7634

Re: New Rigpa letter

CTR (In politically incorrect mode) "I visited one of my students in a mental hospital..he was depressed. A lot of the other patients were psychotic, shouting and waving their arms, wildly or muttering. Don't kid yourself you are any different..you just don't do it out loud". I can 100% identify wi...
by Fruitzilla
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Zen Community Round Table
Topic: Zen Space Forum down hard?
Replies: 22
Views: 1686

Re: Zen Space Forum down hard?

I have the same problem boda said he had in the now locked thread. I can register, but don't receive the activation email, even after having it resent. Maybe it's a problem with the mail config pointing to the mail server of the old provider? I've sent an email to the admin through the board, but it...
by Fruitzilla
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: New Zen Forum invitation
Replies: 72
Views: 4985

Re: New Zen Forum invitation

WontonCarter wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:34 pm
Getting a "The solution you provided was incorrect" notice on the registration page.
I had the same problem until today. I just registered, so hopefully it's fixed for you too now. Thanks Meido! :-)
by Fruitzilla
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: New Zen Forum invitation
Replies: 72
Views: 4985

Re: New Zen Forum invitation

Grigoris wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:47 pm
Well, if my mate Jundo is there I might drop past to get into a friendly punch up with him. It's been a while since we last went to-to-toe! :tongue:

If I remember correctly, it ended up with him threatening legal action against me.
Shirley you're joking...
by Fruitzilla
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: New Zen Forum invitation
Replies: 72
Views: 4985

Re: New Zen Forum invitation

I tried to register with 3 different browsers, but didn't make it past the captcha. :| This is what the board said: [phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/vendor/google/recaptcha/src/ReCaptcha/RequestMethod/Post.php on line 68: file_get_contents(): https:// wrapper is disabled in the server confi...
by Fruitzilla
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Chan
Topic: You Are Already Enlightened
Replies: 34
Views: 8188

Re: You Are Already Enlightened

You fell for the old snake and rope trick eh? :P
by Fruitzilla
Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dunning-Kruger Effect
Replies: 72
Views: 6279

Re: Dunning-Kruger Effect

I'd say this effect is operative for all of us in areas we are unskilled in. From my experience it's especially operative for people who really do excel in a specific area.
And as for being unpleasant to be around and constantly lecturing people.. Say no more, say no more!
by Fruitzilla
Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Buddha is an Ordinary Fellow
Replies: 333
Views: 25643

Re: Buddha is an Ordinary Fellow

And then of course we see all the blundering and errors of Zen masters in the west, people who have been declared by their lineage to be Buddhas. What can we possibly think of such a thing? Are Tibetan buddhist masters exempt from criticism on the same grounds? Of course not. This is a problem of a...
by Fruitzilla
Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Anarchist Buddhist teachers, present and past?
Replies: 40
Views: 4943

Re: Anarchist Buddhist teachers, present and past?

I think that Dharma is good for personal evolution, but we do not inhabit a world of Dharma practitioners, and Dharma ethics do not translate to those who do not follow the Dharma. Therefore, we need to develop robust, positive secular understandings and doctrines and as Dharma practitioners, advoc...
by Fruitzilla
Mon Nov 30, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Hacker group Anonymous
Replies: 31
Views: 3641

Re: Hacker group Anonymous

Thought I lost it, but was able to find it again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pky3WeM4tI It's English subtitles, maybe if somebody understands Dutch ... Because if you read the subtitle word for word, it doesn't make sense (it's towards the end). I'm Dutch. Theses clearly are some not too brig...
by Fruitzilla
Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Acknowledging Our Teachers.
Replies: 43
Views: 5493

Re: Acknowledging Our Teachers.

It was my understanding that he owned the thing. But you've clarified that, as has somebody in PM. Urgyen Dorje, Simon E. is not an administrator nor a moderator on this forum. He's just a user, like you and I. And what he has posted here is just a suggestion to the management. That's what this sub...
by Fruitzilla
Sat May 09, 2015 7:43 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Do you believe that love is "samsaric"?
Replies: 135
Views: 10617

Re: Do you believe that love is "samsaric"?

My response was to boda's remark that Buddhas appear monstrous because of their equanimity in the face of life's suffering. Now at that time a certain monk was sick with dysentery. He lay fouled in his own urine & excrement. Then the Blessed One, on an inspection tour of the lodgings with Ven. Anan...
by Fruitzilla
Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:37 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahamudra in the Modern World
Replies: 242
Views: 29197

Re: Mahamudra in the Modern World

Yes he does, but I think you might be missing the context he is teaching them in. Again, i'd recommend Indestructible Truth. It's a good book by itself, but you will see, his worldview is that of a Vajrayana practitioner (actually, same could be said for some of those that you mention above, despit...
by Fruitzilla
Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahamudra in the Modern World
Replies: 242
Views: 29197

Re: Mahamudra in the Modern World

Ah, but the reason he gives ( undoing pre-lingual trauma ) is not so traditional. That and his Trungpa story about going far enough in spiritual practice that there is no going back anymore, but Trungpa not caring about the tradition (Christian, Sufi, what have you ), which is also quite untraditio...
by Fruitzilla
Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahamudra in the Modern World
Replies: 242
Views: 29197

Re: Mahamudra in the Modern World

Doesn't seem odd to me, it seems to be accepted that people don't need to be scholars to attain realization. However, what he didn't say is that people don't need a Dharma education, and i'm guessing he wouldn't. It seems to be a criticism of how education in Dharma is approach by some traditionali...
by Fruitzilla
Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahamudra in the Modern World
Replies: 242
Views: 29197

Re: Mahamudra in the Modern World

Doesn't seem odd to me, it seems to be accepted that people don't need to be scholars to attain realization. However, what he didn't say is that people don't need a Dharma education, and i'm guessing he wouldn't. It seems to be a criticism of how education in Dharma is approach by some traditionali...
by Fruitzilla
Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: How a skeptical anchorman became a Buddhist
Replies: 181
Views: 16838

Re: How a skeptical anchorman became a Buddhist

What naturalistic buddhist would say about siddhis or rainbow body or even small (shrinked) rainbow body and other phenomena? cessation of respiration and other stuff? How do they fit your naturalistic view? A "naturalistic buddhist" would not gravitate to a tradition where those things are deemed ...

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