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by Grigoris
Mon May 29, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Donald Trump Impeached
Replies: 65
Views: 1353

Re: Donald Trump Impeached

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by Grigoris
Sun May 28, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Jiddu Krishnamurti
Replies: 31
Views: 1066

Re: Jiddu Krishnamurti

Dechen Norbu wrote:I'm sure hippies stood in awe while hearing such tales...
Don't give up your day job...
by Grigoris
Sun May 28, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Suicide bomb attack in Manchester - 19 dead, over 50 injured
Replies: 23
Views: 504

Re: Suicide bomb attack in Manchester - 19 dead, over 50 injured

Corbyn knows he is a hopeless case, and his brand of vile subversive extremism is unelectable. His opponent does pretty well in the "vile subversive extremism" game too. Also completely and utterly unelectable, but not as unelectable as Corbyn. So basically it is a matter of frying pan or...
by Grigoris
Sun May 28, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Problem with Liberal Opposition to Islamophobia
Replies: 5
Views: 169

The Problem with Liberal Opposition to Islamophobia

Authors: Azeezah Kanji and S. K. Hussan "Many progressives who claim to oppose Islamophobia actually uphold the security state’s framing of key issues, keeping its oppressive framework in place." https://roarmag.org/magazine/problem-liberal-opposition-islamophobia/ An interesting analysis ...
by Grigoris
Sun May 28, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is there any evidence Buddhism rejects the Vedas?
Replies: 24
Views: 974

Re: Is there any evidence Buddhism rejects the Vedas?

Anders wrote:Or, there were none left who actually realised the vedas(?).
Yes, I would agree that this is a plausible option.
by Grigoris
Sun May 28, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is there any evidence Buddhism rejects the Vedas?
Replies: 24
Views: 974

Re: Is there any evidence Buddhism rejects the Vedas?

Theoretically a new Buddha appears when the dispensation of the previous Buddha has disappeared COMPLETELY. So, if the Vedas were taught by Buddha Kashyapa either a)Buddha Shakyamuni is not a Buddha or b)The Vedas taught by the Buddha Kashyapa are not the existing Vedas but some other long forgotten...
by Grigoris
Sun May 28, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Suicide bomb attack in Manchester - 19 dead, over 50 injured
Replies: 23
Views: 504

Re: Suicide bomb attack in Manchester - 19 dead, over 50 injured

A perfect example of how people are using the attack to justify further hatred and violence: Manchester sees rise in hate crimes after attack
by Grigoris
Sun May 28, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Suicide bomb attack in Manchester - 19 dead, over 50 injured
Replies: 23
Views: 504

Re: Suicide bomb attack in Manchester - 19 dead, over 50 injured

...although I guess conspiracy addicts can never believe anything....except that everyone is lying and conspiring, of course. A lack of trust in mainstream media and a realisation of the political nature of journalism does not make one a conspiracy addict. It makes them a healthy skeptic. As for co...
by Grigoris
Sun May 28, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Suicide bomb attack in Manchester - 19 dead, over 50 injured
Replies: 23
Views: 504

Re: Suicide bomb attack in Manchester - 19 dead, over 50 injured

He ignored atrocities by Daesh in countries which had no part in military action at all. Which countries exactly would that be? Today, The Times published a very useful piece of info which identifies what ISIS actually said about its reasons for its actions. Basically they hate us for a number of r...
by Grigoris
Sun May 28, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Suicide bomb attack in Manchester - 19 dead, over 50 injured
Replies: 23
Views: 504

Re: Suicide bomb attack in Manchester - 19 dead, over 50 injured

...are unstable or deranged and they are like some powder keg ready to do the horrific deed. Then some do the unthinkable! There is no doubt that somebody would have to be unstable, deranged AND ignorant to mass murder a bunch of innocent people. What strikes me about all these attacks is that they...
by Grigoris
Sun May 28, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The Teacher-Disciple Relationship
Replies: 18
Views: 365

Re: The Teacher-Disciple Relationship

Or it may just mean that the person is super busy.
by Grigoris
Sun May 28, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Taiwan legalizes same-sex marriage, first Asian country to do so
Replies: 12
Views: 211

Re: Taiwan legalizes same-sex marriage, first Asian country to do so

Sādhaka wrote:...which usually leads to [Edit]like homosexual-acts, etc.
Repulsive homophobic nonsense. Sexual repression can lead to all sorts of heterosexual acts that are unethical: rape, domestic violence, heterosexual pederasty, etc...
by Grigoris
Sun May 28, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Taiwan legalizes same-sex marriage, first Asian country to do so
Replies: 12
Views: 211

Re: Taiwan legalizes same-sex marriage, first Asian country to do so

Sādhaka wrote:Are there any classical Dharma texts that condone homosexual acts?
Are there any classical Dharma texts that condone heterosexual vanilla sex?
by Grigoris
Sun May 28, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Crisis of Faith
Replies: 37
Views: 1106

Re: Crisis of Faith

What about the passage in the Chakrasamvara Tantra teaching methods to sneak into harems and sleep with women? I’m not being sarcastic. I want an answer. How is that Buddhist? Do not conflate Buddhism (a set of concepts) with Dharma. There are some things in Buddhism that are Dharma and there is Dh...
by Grigoris
Sat May 27, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How do I stop being a vegetarian and not cause death?
Replies: 22
Views: 318

Re: How do I stop being a vegetarian and not cause death?

For people who have suggested I just add supplements: I am taking shots and huge dosages of b12 supplements (80,000 x RDA). It's possible that aging changes b12 absorption so we don't know why it is happening. I am in danger of having irreversible nerve damage, so this cannot be resolved with just ...
by Grigoris
Sat May 27, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Is suicide OK?
Replies: 13
Views: 352

Re: Is suicide OK?

I think that in order to answer the question one would have to know the "who" and "why" and even then it would be difficult to draw any real conclusions. Until now it seems it is only "OK" for Arhats, non-regressing Bodhisattvas and Buddhas, so I guess that excludes it ...
by Grigoris
Sat May 27, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Empowerments
Replies: 12
Views: 260

Re: Empowerments

Josef wrote:
Justmeagain wrote:Interesting, I'll drop them a line.

I see there are some Yogis that practice Tummo but mention nothing re an empowerment. Is a HYT empowerment required to practice Tummo?

Thanks again.

Yes. And oral instructions.
And lots of preliminaries.
by Grigoris
Sat May 27, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How do I stop being a vegetarian and not cause death?
Replies: 22
Views: 318

Re: How do I stop being a vegetarian and not cause death?

You can try fortified yeast spreads (Vegemite and Marmite), they are both vegetarian, or vegetarian Vitamin B complex supplements if you do not want to return to eating meat. Here is a rather in-depth article on the B12 issue, when it comes to getting B12 purely from food consumption (ie without sup...
by Grigoris
Sat May 27, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Crisis of Faith
Replies: 37
Views: 1106

Re: Crisis of Faith

(since Hinduism predates Buddhism anyway) Wikipedia, just for quick & convenient reference. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_the_named_Buddhas I'm sure you're aware of this^. And the Buddha Tonpa Shenrab Miwoche predates so-called Hinduism etc. I guess it just depends on if one goes by w...
by Grigoris
Sat May 27, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Crisis of Faith
Replies: 37
Views: 1106

Re: Crisis of Faith

I'm been reading: http://www.sutrajournal.com/the-tantric-age-a-comparison-of-shaiva-and-buddhist-tantra-by-christopher-wallis http://www.alexissanderson.com/uploads/6/2/7/6/6276908/sanderson_2009_the_saiva_age.pdf It says that half of the Cakrasamvara tantra was copied from an earlier Shivite tant...

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