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by Grigoris
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Karma of the Shakya clan
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Karma of the Shakya clan

Hmm... yes yes. I have a really huge question on killing too. Suppose you know someone who is going to kill a group of 50 men, but you refuse to kill him that person because you are scared you will gain bad karma. But if you kill him, you save the 50 men. So like who gains the bigger “bad” karma in...
by Grigoris
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 373
Views: 12733

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

There is really no reason at all for civilians to be carrying concealed weapons. There is little need for them to carry them openly either. However, frankly I would rather that people carry their pistols concealed. I really don't want to see their penis extensions. I meant that they should not be c...
by Grigoris
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 373
Views: 12733

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

As I said earlier we as a nation need to make a conscious effort to change the narrative from one of the hero shooting his way out of overwhelming odds to one of the hero against all odds showing an unflinching reverence for all life. If at all possible this changing of the narrative needs to be do...
by Grigoris
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Lama Norlha Rinpoche passed away.
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: Lama Norlha Rinpoche passed away.

OM AMI DEWA HRIH
by Grigoris
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 373
Views: 12733

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

I can't see any link to a video, only a comment that you'd seen it on Facebook. Why on earth would the Australian government buy them. We're talking about semi-automatic weapons in the U.S. the Australian government bought their own people's weapons 20 odd years ago why would they want to buy the A...
by Grigoris
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 373
Views: 12733

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

I don't think handing them in would work in the U.S. as I fear that they'd only end up being resold somewhere down the track, destroying them would be a better option. Nice sentiment anyway. Another one that did not watch the video... :roll: The Oz government brought them and destroyed them. I wish...
by Grigoris
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 373
Views: 12733

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

I see on facebook that various individuals are starting to voluntarily hand in their assault rifles. People should be standing behind these personal initiatives.
by Grigoris
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 373
Views: 12733

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

yeah...nice try comrade..apparently you didn't read what I actually wrote...never said there couldn't be change, just that it would take a few generations of effort to change the dominant narrative... It was not clear from your statement. It looked like you said that it was basically impossible to ...
by Grigoris
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhist Monks on the Las Vegas Strip
Replies: 39
Views: 687

Re: Buddhist Monks on the Las Vegas Strip

No. But if i really had pure view, i should/could. That's a strange interpretation of pure vision you have there and an equally weird view of the guru. "Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and...
by Grigoris
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 373
Views: 12733

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

True..I have about as much knowledge of Australian culture as you do about American... Sorry to inform you that you are 100% wrong. Tell me what you know about the great Australian hero Ned Kelly. What about the Eureka stockade? See out here in the rest of the world we get Amerikan culture and hist...
by Grigoris
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 373
Views: 12733

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

I am sure that a lot of people here are going to strongly disagree with this but what worked in Australia will not work here in the US...period. American culture is too deeply entrenched with heroes, guns and violence going all the way back to the founding of this country. You obviously have no ide...
by Grigoris
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Man?
Replies: 121
Views: 2345

Re: What is a Man?

And, who cares if they did use taxpayer money to pay for it. All we'd have to do is cut military spending by about, idk say..... 00.00001%. Sigh. Wish I were president. My first action would be cutting our military's budget by around 30-40%, and redistributing it to social programs. I'd vote for you.
by Grigoris
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Two solutions for karma and not-self paradox
Replies: 16
Views: 366

Re: Two solutions for karma and not-self paradox

http://visitunderthetree.com/philosophical-roots/philosophy/the-buddhist-paradox/ The experiment is well known and there are several variants. There is a famous one with monkeys as well. First of all: the book is a work of fiction. Secondly the author is a perrenialist trying to mix Buddhism and Ch...
by Grigoris
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5149
Views: 438989

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

LolCat wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:15 am
Thank you for the advice. Going by what you and Motova just said, I will consume meat and wine on Ganapujas for special days, but continue as normal rest of the time.
This is exactly what I do and it works perfectly for me.
by Grigoris
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Two solutions for karma and not-self paradox
Replies: 16
Views: 366

Re: Two solutions for karma and not-self paradox

I read a short note on karma that states there is a 'non aggregate self ' or a self beyond the 5 aggegates to explain the concept of karmic rebirth. "The Buddha, however, postulates transcendent consciousness or Buddha consciousness beyond the aggregates. He does not limit the analysis to impermane...
by Grigoris
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhist Monks on the Las Vegas Strip
Replies: 39
Views: 687

Re: Buddhist Monks on the Las Vegas Strip

Kunga Lhadzom wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:31 am
No. But if i really had pure view, i should/could.
That's a strange interpretation of pure vision you have there and an equally weird view of the guru.
by Grigoris
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Google Rigpa Tibetan Buddhist Calendar online this year?
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: Google Rigpa Tibetan Buddhist Calendar online this year?

If you use android there is an application called "Drukpa Calender" which is for free on google store. It is excellent.
by Grigoris
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 373
Views: 12733

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

How would you counter the average gun nuts arguments made against Chicago's failed gun laws, and in particular the honest guys are the only ones that will turn in the guns leaving only the criminals armed? Canada Britain Australia New Zealand France Germany, etc. This is the best argument there is,...
by Grigoris
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 373
Views: 12733

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

One more...

by Grigoris
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 373
Views: 12733

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

This one is even better...