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by Grigoris
Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Trumpcare is immoral
Replies: 1
Views: 12

Re: Trumpcare is immoral

Trumpcare will result in the loss of healthcare coverage for millions of people, including children, the elderly, and the disabled, all so that the very wealthy can receive hundreds of billions of dollars in tax cuts. I fail to see how this fits with the Buddha's teachings, or with Trump's promises...
by Grigoris
Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Loppon Ogyan Tanzin Rinpoche European Teaching Tour 2017
Replies: 32
Views: 1367

Re: Loppon Ogyan Tanzin Rinpoche European Teaching Tour 2017

And more good news: A religious association has now been set up in Warsaw, Poland with Rinpoche as the President. This means that Rinpoche will now be able to be issued a long-term visa for the EU and will be spending much more time in Europe supporting the local Sangha. :twothumbsup:
by Grigoris
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Hypnotherapy to enhance meditation/mindfulness
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: Hypnotherapy to enhance meditation/mindfulness

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by Grigoris
Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: How the Sugar Industry Shifted the Blame to Fat
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: How the Sugar Industry Shifted the Blame to Fat

I am neither wary nor a conservative. I recognise the utility of ketose driven energy production, when needed, but to force one's body to utilise this type of metabolism for anything other than medical needs, is completely pointless and unnecessary. Like all food fads people (except for some fringe ...
by Grigoris
Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Do we have free will?
Replies: 29
Views: 507

Re: Do we have free will?

If you guys don't go to the effort of defining "free will" then all your discussion will be in vain.

It'll be in vain anyway, but just saying... :tongue:
by Grigoris
Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: who's ngondro is it anyway
Replies: 189
Views: 3549

Re: who's ngondro is it anyway

smcj wrote:
dzogchungpa wrote:
conebeckham wrote:wait......a "Trim, Monkly figure?"
"Monkly?"

It's a word.

Huh. And I thought all words that end with 'ly' were adverbs!
I don't know how likely (adj) that is. :tongue:
by Grigoris
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Do we have free will?
Replies: 29
Views: 507

Re: Do we have free will?

Yes, there is free will.
No, there is not free will.
There is and there is not free will.
There neither is, nor is there not free will.
by Grigoris
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: who's ngondro is it anyway
Replies: 189
Views: 3549

Re: who's ngondro is it anyway

dzogchungpa wrote:And, I might add, just as Nirvana is a band:

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That's just silly! :P

Nirvana is the ULTIMATE band!
by Grigoris
Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: who's ngondro is it anyway
Replies: 189
Views: 3549

Re: who's ngondro is it anyway

Yes, but what about a suffering, consciously passed through with a proper motivation and context? Well... Let's say a Bodhisattva walked through one of the forest of razors commonly found in the hells, in order to reach and liberate some sentient beings trapped there. They would definitely suffer a...
by Grigoris
Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: who's ngondro is it anyway
Replies: 189
Views: 3549

Re: who's ngondro is it anyway

One does prostrations to purify the body and traces of negative actions connected with the body. Yes I agree, but not through suffering. That was the main point I was trying to make. I have definitely both read in traditional texts and heard from teachers that the pain of prostrations is part of th...
by Grigoris
Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: who's ngondro is it anyway
Replies: 189
Views: 3549

Re: who's ngondro is it anyway

Of course there is. No, the notion of Tapasya, is that suffering and austerities in itself, purifies Karma and delusions, and can even lead to liberation. This is makes no sense in a buddhist POV! Dude, tapas is an Indic word used by all the traditions. I thought it was a Spanish word for yummy fin...
by Grigoris
Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: who's ngondro is it anyway
Replies: 189
Views: 3549

Re: who's ngondro is it anyway

Malcolm wrote:
Grigoris wrote:Prostration are not penance. It is not like you do them to suffer in order to ameliorate past negative actions.


One does prostrations to purify the body and traces of negative actions connected with the body.
Yes I agree, but not through suffering. That was the main point I was trying to make.
by Grigoris
Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: who's ngondro is it anyway
Replies: 189
Views: 3549

Re: who's ngondro is it anyway

Prostrations are not penance. It is not like you do them to suffer, in order to ameliorate past negative actions. It is not an exercise in self-flagellation.
by Grigoris
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: How the Sugar Industry Shifted the Blame to Fat
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: How the Sugar Industry Shifted the Blame to Fat

Look, ketogenic metabolism has some positive qualities, that is undeniable... BUT it's essential function is for the human body to be able to survive prolonged fasts (ie when food is not available at all) and periods where carbohydrates are not available. A normal diet includes fats AND carbohydrate...
by Grigoris
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Red Pill
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: The Red Pill

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by Grigoris
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: How the Sugar Industry Shifted the Blame to Fat
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: How the Sugar Industry Shifted the Blame to Fat

I can agree to the virtue of unprocessed food! Raw honey, for example, is without a doubt a far superior food to table sugar. However, to see what is different about a fat-based diet, you must understand that sugar is sugar in the body whether it's from bread, an onion or candy. It will raise insul...
by Grigoris
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pure Land Buddhism and The Tibetan Book of death
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Re: Pure Land Buddhism and The Tibetan Book of death

In the In the Bardo Thodol the Clear Light or Ground Luminosity occurs at the dissolution of the elements, this comes before Amitabha appears to the dead person on the ummmmmm... day! :)
by Grigoris
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: who's ngondro is it anyway
Replies: 189
Views: 3549

Re: who's ngondro is it anyway

Mantrik wrote:
Grigoris wrote:
Mantrik wrote:Let's hope it is measured by signs and not by number! lol :)
Or time, for that matter! :rolling:

The sign I see is Ouroboros - time to stop eating your tail. ;)
But it's so tasty! :smile:
by Grigoris
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: who's ngondro is it anyway
Replies: 189
Views: 3549

Re: who's ngondro is it anyway

You just need a text that explains what the signs are. Just to be clear: I am not being contrary, just trying to flesh out the subject. I am trying to understand here. The reality is that I am quite thick at times: I feel that the problem with this (having the text that explains the signs) is that ...
by Grigoris
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: who's ngondro is it anyway
Replies: 189
Views: 3549

Re: who's ngondro is it anyway

Mantrik wrote:Let's hope it is measured by signs and not by number! lol :)
Or time, for that matter! :rolling:

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