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by Grigoris
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 91
Views: 3527

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

Beru Khyentse always favored recognition of both candidates.
by Grigoris
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 89
Views: 1217

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

justsit wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:00 pm
I'm looking at it more from the perspective of, "Is this something that realistically can be addressed in the next two years so we have a solid chance to remove Trump?"
You think that the only way to remove Trump is to replace him with a Democratic Party candidate that is his political twin???
by Grigoris
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 89
Views: 1217

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

Wayfarer wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:59 am
Bernie is a terrific person but clearly too far to the left to be a realistic prospect.
You know this world is done for when health care, infrastructure and education are considered left wing...
by Grigoris
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dash Avatara
Replies: 24
Views: 687

Re: Dash Avatara

I guess you all now know why I moved this to the "Lounge" sub forum.

Keep it above the belt people.
by Grigoris
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 2392

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

I feel you missed my point. I feel that such tragedies could have been easily avoided if those in charge called a spade a spade and chose not to ignore the “facts”. I also feel that the unfortunate rise of the alt-right we are currently witnessing is a direct result of the irresponsible leftist pol...
by Grigoris
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 2392

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

Just because the Rroma did not have the means to wipe out entire non-Rroma populations doesn’t mean they wouldn’t have done it if they had the chance. You are talking paranoid theory, I am talking fact. Fact: Gypsies have never launched a Holocaust against Europeans. On an empirical basis, I have r...
by Grigoris
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 2392

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

So sometimes I do think it is wrong to allow them in. Because it just seems like an insincere or a half-hearted action. Either let people in and welcome them, help them. Or don't. No, it doesn't work like that. That would be used as an excuse to not engage in introspection and compassion, so that y...
by Grigoris
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Question about homosexuality & life's experience...
Replies: 44
Views: 1598

Re: Question about homosexuality & life's experience...

My devil's advocate answer was going to be that procreative sex can generate the possibility of creating more dharma practitioners, as well as facilitating precious human births. Taken to extremes, this idea that procreative sex facilitates precious human births wherein there exists the possibility...
by Grigoris
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Time and Culture
Replies: 11
Views: 321

Re: Time and Culture

So a lot of times, the time can be looked at culturally and or with ideas, and language. There are different kinds of language, including transcendental, and such like this; and whether we are advanced sometimes is shown by the words and thoughts we share. What do you think the 24th century will be...
by Grigoris
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 2392

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

Malcolm wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:30 pm
This kind of essentialism results in holocausts.
I do believe our friend Cyril may be partial to essentialist holocaust invoking theories.

He seems to be a little too clued-up on supporting rhetoric to not be. ;)

I wonder which European nation our friend Cyril comes from?
by Grigoris
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 2392

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

Oh Christ. It's one thing to condemn genocide. It's another to read superior judgment into the terms of their language. Don't get your knickers in a knot. It's called hyperbole. I am going to push as hard as I can when I am pushed, so that hopefully it will lead to a mutually beneficial position. T...
by Grigoris
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 2392

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

No, he is omniscient wrt Buddhadharma. I don't know if this is the case. I guess it depends on if you define Buddhadharma in terms of it's essence rather than it's words. Let's avoid ascribing to HHDL the quality of "Papal infallibility". We all (should) know what sort of problems that leads to. Le...
by Grigoris
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Chöd meme?
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Re: Chöd meme?

cyril wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:46 pm
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That is not Satan, that is Krampus.
by Grigoris
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 2392

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

This is a 400 BC Greek talking about Hellas and about Greeks as a whole. To me, it shows awareness of a Pan-Hellenic national identity despite the diversity within. To you, it looks like a possible hidden political agenda. Oh, well.. You really have NO idea what you are talking about... Go read the...
by Grigoris
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 2392

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

FYI, Grigoris, the Gypsies call themselves Rrom (or Rroma) which simply means ”human being”. People like me and you are called ”gadjo” (or ”gadjini” if female) which simply means ”somebody who just falls short of being a true human being”. With the corrolary that there is nothing morally wrong in c...
by Grigoris
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Question about homosexuality & life's experience...
Replies: 44
Views: 1598

Re: Question about homosexuality & life's experience...

Minobu wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:25 pm
Focusing on having any form of sex for anything other than procreation is a distraction from time spent on spiritual practice.
Why would sex for procreation not be a distraction from time spent on spiritual practice?
by Grigoris
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 2392

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

AFAIK, the issues we see around migration have a lot of complexity, but a significant aspect is a really primal level reaction about how one feels attachment to their home. Its never been easy for people to move into another's space. It never will be easy. That's just something about how we're wire...
by Grigoris
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 2392

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

Yet they all shared a common Greek identity. This is the point I was trying to make. National identities existed long before the advent of the modern national states. Your point is wrong. You are assuming that because people think in a certain manner (or within certain conceptual frameworks) in our...
by Grigoris
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 2392

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a major international figure. So is Donald Trump, since when was fame a measure for insight? He is a Nobel Laureate (the Nobel Peace Prize, which he received back in the days when that prize meant something. So is Aung San Suu Kyi and she was a Minister for Foreign Af...

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