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by Grigoris
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: 5th heinous crime
Replies: 7
Views: 1227

Re: 5th heinous crime

There was a different north americaner online blog about a that complaiined how Tantric buddhism made her into a sex slave, and I responsed like how it was "not buddhism" because it gross violate the sexual misconduct precept, and that you should trust your own instinct / buddha natture instead, as...
by Grigoris
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Mongolian metal!? ...yes
Replies: 36
Views: 340

Re: Mongolian metal!? ...yes

And this cover of Black Sabbath's "Changes" kicks ass...

by Grigoris
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Mongolian metal!? ...yes
Replies: 36
Views: 340

Re: Mongolian metal!? ...yes

Brownout doing Brown Sabbath (Black Sabbath covers with a funk band complete with horn section).

by Grigoris
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Dharma Ink, Buddhist Tattoos
Replies: 33
Views: 5269

Re: Dharma Ink, Buddhist Tattoos

This topic came up in conversation years ago between my teacher, Monshin sensei, and some of my sangha-mates (one of whom was considering getting some of his pre-Dharma tattoos lasered off). Monshin had an interesting perspective on this that, to me, shows just how culture-bound this question of ta...
by Grigoris
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Mongolian metal!? ...yes
Replies: 36
Views: 340

Re: Mongolian metal!? ...yes

What about surf music covered by Norweigan Black Metal bands?



Including tunes by The Darkthrones, The Burzums and The Mayhems.
by Grigoris
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Mongolian metal!? ...yes
Replies: 36
Views: 340

Re: Mongolian metal!? ...yes

Tiago Simões wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:49 pm
Listen to Tool for a good stoner metal band.
Dude, I have been listening to Tool for more than a decade, they are not Stoner Metal/Rock.

The quintessential Stoner / Desert Rock outfit, as far as I am concerned, are Kyuss.

by Grigoris
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Mongolian metal!? ...yes
Replies: 36
Views: 340

Re: Mongolian metal!? ...yes

If I am to listen to metal, which sometimes happens, then I certainly don't seek out some sort of politically correct family-friendly metal that is sure to offend nobody. Inane logic. I am a big fan of Doom and Stoner Metal but I will refuse to listen to some of the bands in the genre (even they ar...
by Grigoris
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Mongolian metal!? ...yes
Replies: 36
Views: 340

Re: Mongolian metal!? ...yes

climb-up wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:37 pm
nice!
Track down their album "Blood", it has some awesome tracks on it. They have written the soundtracks to a couple of films including the two part biographical film about Genghis Khan. They also play in the film "Khadak" which is strangely enjoyable.
by Grigoris
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Mongolian metal!? ...yes
Replies: 36
Views: 340

Re: Mongolian metal!? ...yes

Metal thank goodness it is not :-) An interesting exercise: switch the lyrics/themes in such a way that you get an English, American, Russian, German, etc. version, and it instantly becomes a profoundly worrying, nationalist-themed folk. (All assuming that the English subtitles are not sheer nonsen...
by Grigoris
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Mongolian metal!? ...yes
Replies: 36
Views: 340

Re: Mongolian metal!? ...yes

;)

by Grigoris
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: time traveling?
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Re: time traveling?

Whereas Al Bielek and ApexTV are not fakers... :rolleye:
by Grigoris
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is happiness a product of causes and conditions?
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: Is happiness a product of causes and conditions?

For an Abhidhamma view on happiness http://www.saraniya.com/books/meditatio ... dhamma.pdf

Starts on page 52 in the book (page 79 of the pdf).
by Grigoris
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello to All
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: Hello to All

Welcome (again)!
by Grigoris
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Emanations in Indian Religions
Replies: 124
Views: 15681

Re: Death at Tibetan Buddhist meditation retreat in Arizona

Malcolm wrote:
Fri May 04, 2012 8:59 pm
Adamantine wrote:
That said, Krodakali, aka Troma, as practiced in the Nyingma lineage, is equivalent to Kali.
No it isn't. There is no relationship between the two. Krodhakali is a form of Vajrayogini. Vajrayogini is not Kali.
Depends on who you ask.
by Grigoris
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: 5 precepts
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: 5 precepts

I try, and fail (regularly), to keep the five precepts.
by Grigoris
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are good deeds useless except for creating merit?
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: Are good deeds useless except for creating merit?

Accumulating merit and creating seeds for future liberation isn’t futile, and that doesn’t have to be separate from secular good deeds. Good deeds are a means to an end. For a secular person the end is making the world a better place, but can a Buddhist believe in that goal in the age of dharma dec...
by Grigoris
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are good deeds useless except for creating merit?
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: Are good deeds useless except for creating merit?

In the secular world there are many initiatives to make the world a better place, like environmentalism for example. Bodhisattvas are supposed to practice generosity, and giving protection is a form of generosity, so Buddhists can participate in these initiatives and consider it part of their dharm...
by Grigoris
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Difficulty in discussing Mahayana across traditions
Replies: 8
Views: 316

Re: Difficulty in discussing Mahayana across traditions

Oh, there is definitely a solution: practice (and it's fruits).
by Grigoris
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: greetings to the forum
Replies: 5
Views: 96

Re: greetings to the forum

Welcome Lobsang!
by Grigoris
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Another day in America
Replies: 65
Views: 1487

Re: Another day in America

A 'well regulated militia' would have an armory, with all such weapons locked, with anyone needing access having to sign them out. That is what a 'well-regulated militia' would look like. Like the Swiss model and the Greek National Guard model in border territories (according to a treaty with Turke...

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