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by Grigoris
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 253
Views: 4894

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

You have certainly offered nothing as an objective standard for how to know what to accept and what to reject. I don't think you are up to the challenge either. Karma Dorje said it already and so did I: If it conforms to the Four Dharma Seals then it is Dharma. So then you accept Advaita Vedanta as...
by Grigoris
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 253
Views: 4894

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

We've just covered this. The Dharma is impermanent, and subject to decay and destruction. It is seems funny to call something subject to decay and destruction "ultimate truth." No it is not. The conceptualised notion of Dharma is impermanent and subject to decay. If the Dharma was subject to change...
by Grigoris
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 253
Views: 4894

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Malcolm wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:32 pm
There is no ultimate truth, ultimately. But go ahead and try to find it. Be my guest.
The Dharma is the ultimate truth. That is why we take Refuge in it.
by Grigoris
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 253
Views: 4894

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

You have certainly offered nothing as an objective standard for how to know what to accept and what to reject. I don't think you are up to the challenge either. Karma Dorje said it already and so did I: If it conforms to the Four Dharma Seals then it is Dharma. Whether well-spoken or not. Fun or no...
by Grigoris
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 253
Views: 4894

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

It is pretty simple -- there isn't the slightest bit of empirical evidence that from Mahāyāna onward any of these texts, sūtra and tantras, long oral lineage or short treasure lineage, were indeed spoken by the Buddha and so on. Based upon this, I really think the standard of accepting and rejectin...
by Grigoris
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question about removing christian/etc. baptism
Replies: 41
Views: 634

Re: Question about removing christian/etc. baptism

Btw guys, is not the name "baptism" my business on this, but the bound made to this deva... Even the presumption that the religion in question is connected to some sort of deva is lending a bit too much credibility in their direction, in my opinion. I was baptized as a child and attended Sunday sch...
by Grigoris
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 253
Views: 4894

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

If Magnus is correct, then it seems to me that many of us (most of us?) in the Nyingma sub must have samaya with the same teachers as the Aro folk. That is not insignificant. Indeed. And it also seems to feed into the post in the link I shared. It seems to verify that they actually belong to a line...
by Grigoris
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 253
Views: 4894

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

No. But the only reason I brought up these two statements anyway, is to highlight your hypocrisy. I'm done with this thread. Well, glad you are satisfied. Now go do something more useful with your time than engaging in wild goose chases over true vs. false treasures. It seems not... https://dharmaw...
by Grigoris
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma kitty
Replies: 9
Views: 133

Re: Dharma kitty

We have an orange cat (female, stray) that adopted us recently. She is the unfriendliest cat I have ever seen. She only lets you feed her, if you try and stroke her she sticks the nails in straight away.
by Grigoris
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 253
Views: 4894

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Oh, so now LOTR is a terton? I thought this was just a pure vision. Who validated this terma? Hypocrisy, not inconsistency. The point, Greg, is that you demand proof of validation for Aro ter, but not for your own teacher's termas. That seems contradictory to me. I still find the idea of Kalima as ...
by Grigoris
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 253
Views: 4894

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Who, for example, recognised ChNN and his pure visions/terma? He was recognized by his uncle, first, then later by the 16th Karmapa. But in terms of his terma, as far as I know it hasn't been validated but some terma validating authority. But I know some Tibetan Lamas who are very enthusiastic abou...
by Grigoris
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump isn't nuts
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Trump isn't nuts

Well said! Though I am of the opinion that Trump is bad AND mad.
by Grigoris
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 253
Views: 4894

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Malcolm wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:57 pm
Oh, so now LOTR is a terton? I thought this was just a pure vision. Who validated this terma?
Hypocrisy, not inconsistency.

Who, for example, recognised ChNN and his pure visions/terma?
by Grigoris
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 253
Views: 4894

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

I think many are surprised to see Malcolm take position #2 given the strong views he has espoused elsewhere as to the invalidity of certain practices, not least in one long discussion he had with you on this topic. Maybe you can see an error of reasoning in his argument here; I can’t. You mean like...
by Grigoris
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 253
Views: 4894

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

The better question is whether or not a particular Dharma group is helpful or harmful. I do not disagree, but that would be a different discussion altogether, wouldn't it? And to do this it would be a good idea to lay down some standards and stick to them. In the original thread this one was split ...
by Grigoris
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 253
Views: 4894

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

This is all really heart warming, but it really is completely irrelevant. The discussion is not whether Aro gTer is dangerous or not, the discussion is not whether there are genuinely nice people in Aro gTer, the discussion is not about whether all groups with a guru are cults or not, the discussion...
by Grigoris
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 253
Views: 4894

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Perhaps that's a good thing - people who can't change their mind are, I say, people who can't think. Ummmm... Sometimes you don't need to change your mind, like when what you feel/believe continues to be valid. Changing one's mind in the presence of facts is a sign of intelligence, but changing one...
by Grigoris
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 253
Views: 4894

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Has anybody here seen the terma/teaching/sadhana?
by Grigoris
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Playing wrathful deity mantra on yiutube
Replies: 11
Views: 181

Re: Playing wrathful deity mantra on yiutube

adter watching some horror videos ( real ) , i kinda got scared. so i opened a wrathful deity music or mantra cuz i think it will protect the house or like have some protection energies. However, does it harm any sentient beings - unseen beings? Wrathful mantra are not meant to be heard when you ar...
by Grigoris
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: USA CLOSED FOR BUSINESS
Replies: 22
Views: 325

Re: USA CLOSED FOR BUSINESS

I understand from our UK media that the USA currently has no Government. Ahem...that is not exactly true. The Government has not authorized spending, and some people will get furloughs if the "shutdown" goes on beyond this weekend. But a government shutdown is always quite temporary, and is mostly ...