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by Grigoris
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Are Tibetans racist?
Replies: 29
Views: 566

Re: Are Tibetans racist?

Tibetans are culturally a 13th century society suddenly thrust into the atomic/digital age. Some individuals, like HHDL, have done a stunningly great job at doing so. However the rest of the bell curve is slower to adapt. As a culture they've got a lot of catching up to do in a lot of areas. That i...
by Grigoris
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is living off-grid realistic in today's technological age?
Replies: 9
Views: 209

Re: Is living off-grid realistic in today's technological age?

It won't be long before it will be unrealistic to live on-grid.
by Grigoris
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharamsala
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: Dharamsala

Bloody cricket!
by Grigoris
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Meditation while heavily medicated
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: Meditation while heavily medicated

No, it wasn't a flight of fantasy and it took years of practice to accomplish moving my soul/conscious body once. I have had other OBEs while actively awake too but they were spontaneous and involuntary where I was brought to the plane of Peace the first time and brought to a plane of Hopelessness ...
by Grigoris
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Meditation while heavily medicated
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: Meditation while heavily medicated

My past meditation practices were done lying down and I was aiming to transfer my consciousness out of my body from an awakened state which I achieved once If you did that you wouldn't be on medication, you'd be dead. Not if the OP was refering to a more 'traditional' out of body experience. No dea...
by Grigoris
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dzogchen/Mahamudra & Vichara......same or different?
Replies: 70
Views: 1342

Re: Dzogchen/Mahamudra & Vichara......same or different?

White Lotus wrote::D thats a serious truck!
Serious emptiness, you mean! :smile:
by Grigoris
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Meditation while heavily medicated
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: Meditation while heavily medicated

WendyDarling wrote:My past meditation practices were done lying down and I was aiming to transfer my consciousness out of my body from an awakened state which I achieved once
If you did that you wouldn't be on medication, you'd be dead.
by Grigoris
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Book on Non Conceptualization?
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: Book on Non Conceptualization?

I used to have a book on non-conceptualistaion, but I ended using it as a drawing pad because it had no words or images in it... :tongue:
by Grigoris
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dzogchen/Mahamudra & Vichara......same or different?
Replies: 70
Views: 1342

Re: Dzogchen/Mahamudra & Vichara......same or different?

I have no thought on whether it is a doctrine or inability to express. Words are no longer grasped. Nor do they grasp, but i guess we need them for daily life. And remember kiddies: before crossing the road look both ways, because you never know if emptiness is hurtling towards you... http://www.ha...
by Grigoris
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dzogchen/Mahamudra & Vichara......same or different?
Replies: 70
Views: 1342

Re: Dzogchen/Mahamudra & Vichara......same or different?

Gregoris. Does emptiness exist? I have no thought on the matter. No thought is my doctrine. Is it a doctrine or an inability to express? If i say "only emptiness", that is merely a convenience of speech and is a way of looking at things: a view. (limited). :anjali: If there is "only ...
by Grigoris
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The world is ignoring an ‘unprecedented’ starvation crisis
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: The world is ignoring an ‘unprecedented’ starvation crisis

The starvation(except for the drought in Somalia) is largely contrived and purposeful. Some parts of the world have huge production surpluses that they throw away and other parts... Yes, some parts of the world sometimes face droughts and other parts sometimes face floods (and yes this is being exac...
by Grigoris
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dzogchen/Mahamudra & Vichara......same or different?
Replies: 70
Views: 1342

Re: Dzogchen/Mahamudra & Vichara......same or different?

White Lotus wrote:Non duality does not exist, neither does duality. Only emptiness. :anjali:
Emptiness exists? Where does emptiness exist? How does it exist?
by Grigoris
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dzogchen/Mahamudra & Vichara......same or different?
Replies: 70
Views: 1342

Re: Dzogchen/Mahamudra & Vichara......same or different?

Dattatreya proclaims in his Avadhuta Gita: “The whole universe is shining as One, Without any split or break, or separate parts. The idea of 'Maya' is itself the great delusion; Duality and Non-duality are merely concepts of the mind.” Ramana Maharshi said "One consciousness, equally distribut...
by Grigoris
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dzogchen/Mahamudra & Vichara......same or different?
Replies: 70
Views: 1342

Re: Dzogchen/Mahamudra & Vichara......same or different?

I am not saying we should syncretize Buddhadharma & Sanatana Dharma. What I am saying is "Are there points of commonality?" "Do any of their meditative practices overlap?" For me (at this point, maybe I will change my mind again) the matter is quite simple: If a teaching sat...
by Grigoris
Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?
Replies: 417
Views: 10528

Re: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?

binocular wrote:...the way there exists American identity.
Which American identity?
by Grigoris
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dzogchen/Mahamudra & Vichara......same or different?
Replies: 70
Views: 1342

Re: Dzogchen/Mahamudra & Vichara......same or different?

Thank you both for the explanations. I see the point now. :bow:
by Grigoris
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Any Vajrayana centers in or near Iowa/Minnesota border?
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Any Vajrayana centers in or near Iowa/Minnesota border?

Malcolm wrote:
Grigoris wrote:No I'm not moving, I am asking on behalf of a friend of mine. :smile:



Lama Dawa

http://saraswatibhawan.org
Excellent recommendation!!! Thank you.
by Grigoris
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?
Replies: 417
Views: 10528

Re: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?

Alright, what's wrong with people having a national identity then especially for various Europeans? Because it does not exist. Let's take Greece, for example: Every major region in Greece has it's own dialect (essentially unintelligible to somebody who is not from the particular region), it's own d...
by Grigoris
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dzogchen/Mahamudra & Vichara......same or different?
Replies: 70
Views: 1342

Re: Dzogchen/Mahamudra & Vichara......same or different?

The non-dual nature of mind forms the basis for it's relative expressions. "The Lesser one taste is when you have realised that all thoughts and perceptions are of one taste in being the Mahamudra of mind essence." - Dakpo Tashi Namgyal If you have realised the non-dual nature of mind, th...
by Grigoris
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dzogchen/Mahamudra & Vichara......same or different?
Replies: 70
Views: 1342

Re: Dzogchen/Mahamudra & Vichara......same or different?

Vasana wrote:And yet there is also the realization of 'one taste" and 'thoughts dawning as Dharmakaya" present in the 4 yogas of Mahamudra.
Indeed, but that is more a realisation of the non-dual nature of mind, rather than a description of relative mind per se.

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