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by Grigoris
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Enquire about Wesar Dorje Rinpoche
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Re: Enquire about Wesar Dorje Rinpoche

yeshegyaltsen wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:49 pm
Do you mean this person https://www.tbrc.org/#!rid=P2JM496 There's not a lot of info, but he seems a bit early for somebody who passed away in 2011.
I think that it is unlikely that the above color photographs, came from the 19th Century.
by Grigoris
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Where did the wrong translation come from?
Replies: 8
Views: 148

Re: Where did the wrong translation come from?

I'll tell you "which is more correct": our understanding of the teaching, not it's name. ;)
by Grigoris
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from the UK
Replies: 4
Views: 57

Re: Hi from the UK

Greetings "void", welcome to Dharma Wheel.

What is this "void" you are referring to? Is it like what is described by Nietzsche?
by Grigoris
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Sri Lanka president signs death warrants to end moratorium
Replies: 27
Views: 697

Re: Sri Lanka president signs death warrants to end moratorium

Here is a list of countries that have the death penalty for some drug offences: Bahrain Bangladesh Brunei China Cuba Democratic Republic of the Congo Egypt India Indonesia Iran Iraq Jordan Kuwait *Laos Libya Malaysia *Burma/Myanmar (According to the cartography available on the French version of the...
by Grigoris
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Trans surgery on children
Replies: 15
Views: 232

Re: Trans surgery on children

And on that note...
by Grigoris
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Trans surgery on children
Replies: 15
Views: 232

Re: Trans surgery on children

What worries me is the binary thinking that one must be this or that, the labeling and the need to 'fix'. There are a lot of assumptions behind this that imo dont get questioned enough. I think that you are making a lot of assumptions. When was the last time you sat down and talked to a trans perso...
by Grigoris
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Trans surgery on children
Replies: 15
Views: 232

Re: Trans surgery on children

Now I agree that minors are not in a position to give consent to irreversible medical procedures, that is just common sense, but who are you to judge the parents of these children? They are the one's that gave birth to the child. Raise it. Interact with the child on a daily basis. Understand and dis...
by Grigoris
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Trans surgery on children
Replies: 15
Views: 232

Re: Trans surgery on children

Missing my point. No, you just changed your point. Trans I am only using as surgery & drug enhanced... ??? ...not what were called in past times natural queens & dikes. When, in the past, was homosexuality considered "natural"? It wasn't all that long ago that, in Europe, we were shipping homosexua...
by Grigoris
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Tathagatagarbha and oppresion/social action
Replies: 18
Views: 404

Re: Tathagatagarbha and oppresion/social action

Jon N wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:36 pm
So, how does one see societal problems from the point of view of enlightened mind?
Samsara.
by Grigoris
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Trans surgery on children
Replies: 15
Views: 232

Re: Trans surgery on children

Some MDs protest to Surgeon General the careless use of drugs & surgery on gender dysphoric children: https://www.acpeds.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/7.16.19-Surgeon-General-letter1963-v4.pdf And some don't. Your point is? Those doctors who ignore drugs-surgery option and prefer the safer, harm...
by Grigoris
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Trans surgery on children
Replies: 15
Views: 232

Re: Trans surgery on children

Nicholas Weeks wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:15 pm
Some MDs protest to Surgeon General the careless use of drugs & surgery on gender dysphoric children:

https://www.acpeds.org/wordpress/wp-con ... 963-v4.pdf
And some don't. Your point is?
by Grigoris
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi there from South Africa
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Hi there from South Africa

Welcome Ngawang.

At the United Nations Vesak Day conference this year I met representatives from Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria and was introduced to a representative from Swaziland.
by Grigoris
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Reincarnation of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama
Replies: 63
Views: 1522

Re: Reincarnation of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama

...but it's obvious that it can serve purposes that go way beyond the religious, some of which are iffy. This applies to any phenomenon you could care to mention. That seems to prove the point rather than negating it: In short, it is an institution with foibles like any other. I never said it wasn'...
by Grigoris
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Meditation techniques taught in paid meditation apps vs real mediation
Replies: 10
Views: 361

Re: Meditation techniques taught in paid meditation apps vs real mediation

I learned meditation without applications, but I have used some from time to time, mainly for the relaxing sounds. I recently purchased an EEG headset, that has a meditation application(phone). This one works exceptionally well, it's based on neurofeedback. https://choosemuse.com/muse-2/ The applic...
by Grigoris
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Reincarnation of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama
Replies: 63
Views: 1522

Re: Reincarnation of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:18 pm
...but it's obvious that it can serve purposes that go way beyond the religious, some of which are iffy.
This applies to any phenomenon you could care to mention.
by Grigoris
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Dharmakaya aspect?
Replies: 20
Views: 602

Re: Dharmakaya aspect?

yeshegyaltsen wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:44 pm
There's no such thing as "Dhyani" Buddhas. That term was coined by an Englishman that was stationed in Nepal in the 1800's. It simply refers to the representatives of the five buddha families.
Pedant! :tongue:

Strictly speaking, there are dhyani Buddhas now, even if it was just due to... ;)
by Grigoris
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Dharmakaya aspect?
Replies: 20
Views: 602

Re: Dharmakaya aspect?

From my limited understanding Amitabha is a Dharmakaya Buddha (or a Dhyani Buddha) in the same way that Aksobhya, Ratnasambhava, etc are. But of one wanted a general representation of the Dharmakaya, then Vajradhara is definitely the one (for Kagyupa). If they consider Vajradhara a dharmakaya aspect...
by Grigoris
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Reincarnation of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama
Replies: 63
Views: 1522

Re: Reincarnation of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama

2) I find it extremely significant that the Dalai Lama is essentially declaring he will not reincarnate although he is not saying Tibetan Buddhism or Gelugpa is ending. Chew on that if you will. I think it is time to set something straight here: HHDL (may he have good health and a long life) is a p...
by Grigoris
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Reincarnation of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama
Replies: 63
Views: 1522

Re: Reincarnation of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama

Simon E. wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:35 am
They were also pragmatists.They knew when to apply upayas and when those narratives had served their purpose.
You can rationalise it any way that spins your dials, that does not change the fact that they were tulku and that the teachings were maintained and propagated via the tulku system.
by Grigoris
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Tathagatagarbha and oppresion/social action
Replies: 18
Views: 404

Re: Tathagatagarbha and oppresion/social action

Im currently in the middle of reading Paul William's Mahayana Buddhism, The Doctrinal Foundations and he makes some interesting comments regarding the tathagatagarbha. According to this author there is in Mahayana Buddhism a tension regarding tathagatagarbha. If everything is already enlightened, w...

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