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by Grigoris
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: US diplomats fall sick in Cuba, China. A new weapon?
Replies: 19
Views: 355

Re: US diplomats fall sick in Cuba, China. A new weapon?

Nemo wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:08 am
*media*
Complete and utter lunatics.
by Grigoris
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: US diplomats fall sick in Cuba, China. A new weapon?
Replies: 19
Views: 355

Re: US diplomats fall sick in Cuba, China. A new weapon?

Nemo wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:38 pm
Even a broken clock is right twice a day Greg.
Not if it is an electronic clock and the display is broken. ;)
by Grigoris
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dharmapalas and Consorts
Replies: 23
Views: 569

Re: Dharmapalas and Consorts

Mantrik wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:18 pm
I find phenomena are always symbolic and dream-like right up until they punch you in the inherently empty face and you impute suffering. ;)
Ain't that the truth!
by Grigoris
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dharmapalas and Consorts
Replies: 23
Views: 569

Re: Dharmapalas and Consorts

No. I'm immensely stupid and understand very little, oh Shasana. It has taken me decades to realise that. ;) https://youtu.be/M9DCAFUerzs Better tell ChNN that using 'Neuter Mahakala' is a sign of ignorance too. Take this one up with Malcolm, not me. That was his point. I called you a blithering fo...
by Grigoris
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dharmapalas and Consorts
Replies: 23
Views: 569

Re: Dharmapalas and Consorts

Indeed, which is why I used 'unified'. I'm aware that some use 'neutral' or even worse, 'eunuch'. Either we say he is neither one gender nor the other, or is both genders unified and therefore neither one nor the other. Are you saying it is nothing to do with gender at all and 'nondual' in another ...
by Grigoris
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite
Replies: 28
Views: 1730

Re: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite

Full Moon day is not listed as positive for Naga Puja in the DC Calendar. Other practices, yes, but next positive day for Naga Puja in the DC is 2nd July. The Drukpa Calendar agrees. ;) I go with Lama Chodak's calendar. Generally speaking all the major days (full, new, first quarter, Dakini and Gur...
by Grigoris
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite
Replies: 28
Views: 1730

Re: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite

Today solstice, tomorrow Naga Puja 'positive' day.:) Full moon day is the best day this month, but tomorrow is a good day too. Full Moon day is not listed as positive for Naga Puja in the DC Calendar. Other practices, yes, but next positive day for Naga Puja in the DC is 2nd July. The Drukpa Calend...
by Grigoris
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Loppon Ogyan Tanzin 2018 European Schedule
Replies: 15
Views: 1283

Re: Loppon Ogyan Tanzin 2018 European Schedule

The teaching schedule for Zvolen, Slovakia this year will be: August 21st - Rinpoche will arrive and rest (time for informal conversation and questions). 22- Torma and other preparations 23 - Vajrasattva wang in the afternoon 24 - Vajrasattva Daily practice explanation 25 - Lung for a very concise r...
by Grigoris
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite
Replies: 28
Views: 1730

Re: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite

Mantrik wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:30 pm
Today solstice, tomorrow Naga Puja 'positive' day.:)
Full moon day is the best day this month, but tomorrow is a good day too.
by Grigoris
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path
Replies: 47
Views: 587

Re: Chan Texts: Translations & Studies

I am pretty sure he does too. No doubt about it. Kind of paradoxical to have a master of nothing though, isn't it? So quite obviously there is something there. I asked him a similar question once, along the lines of what are you a master of? He picked up a cup of tea and drank some. So there is som...
by Grigoris
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A young traveler joins the sangha, seeking knowledge and connection
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: A young traveler joins the sangha, seeking knowledge and connection

Hi Ariadne (nice name),

Where are you currently based? There may be other sangha nearby, that members here are aware of, that you could hook up with.
by Grigoris
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sarlo's Guru Rating Service
Replies: 12
Views: 347

Re: Sarlo's Guru Rating Service

Don't take it too seriously. There is a lot of work behind it, I am sure. The sheer number of the gurus is stunning. Hundreds of them, whom I have never heard of, or maybe even close to one thousand. There is a message in their number, and in the attitude and treatment of them. You could never do t...
by Grigoris
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Media
Topic: "Wild Wild Country" - Osho documentary on Netflix
Replies: 62
Views: 2355

Re: "Wild Wild Country" - Osho documentary on Netflix

Salmonella poisoning can kill you.

I am sure Osho knew about the plot. I think Sheela is a scapegoat. A complicit wacko of the nth degree, granted, but a scapegoat too.
by Grigoris
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path
Replies: 47
Views: 587

Re: Chan Texts: Translations & Studies

I'm sure it says plenty of things, that anyone can interpret whichever way they want. My teacher, Zen Master Dae Kwang Sunim, commented on this once. He said " Zen is unique in that it promotes no teaching and no techniques .". Pretty sure he knows what he's talking about given that he's been a zen...
by Grigoris
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: "Wild Wild Country" - Osho documentary on Netflix
Replies: 62
Views: 2355

Re: "Wild Wild Country" - Osho documentary on Netflix

Simon E. wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:27 pm
For the sake of honesty, I should add that it took me nearly as long to recover from some of the inner dynamics of CTR's set up.
The nature of the teachings received was not the same however.
Yeah, well... At least CTR didn't try to poison a whole county...
by Grigoris
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path
Replies: 47
Views: 587

Re: Chan Texts: Translations & Studies

[talking about someone else's position] the Zen doctrine is no doctrine, which is still a doctrine. Is no doctrine a doctrine? "What are your doctrines." "None. We don't have any." "Is that doctrine?" "No." AKA Diamond sutra chapter 7, which is a very popular sutra in zen :) I wonder what the Platf...
by Grigoris
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Bodhisattva Rhetoric?
Replies: 11
Views: 220

Re: Bodhisattva Rhetoric?

Basically a Bodhisattva willingly engages in actions that relieve the suffering of other beings, but generates the causes and conditions for their own rebirth in samasra (mainly because they may engage in actions which are contrary to the teachings in the Noble Eightfold Path). What you are not unde...
by Grigoris
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Will america reelect a wanna be dictator
Replies: 16
Views: 373

Re: Will america reelect a wanna be dictator

tingdzin wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:13 am
...and not a member of the economic elite, they (and we) have a chance.
Trump is not a member of the U$ economic elite???
by Grigoris
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Naga Offering
Replies: 11
Views: 349

Re: Naga Offering

Unfortunately the whole practice is just the dharani in English transliteration , with no title and the advice to add on all the standard prayers before and after.
by Grigoris
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path
Replies: 47
Views: 587

Re: Chan Texts: Translations & Studies

[talking about someone else's position] the Zen doctrine is no doctrine, which is still a doctrine. Is no doctrine a doctrine? "What are your doctrines." "None. We don't have any." "Is that doctrine?" "No." Yes, mainly because it goes a lot further than that. There is a whole explanation as to why ...

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