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by Grigoris
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Expressions of Gratitude
Replies: 13
Views: 867

Re: Expressions of Gratitude

Myoho-Nameless wrote:
Tue Jul 26, 2016 11:30 pm
I am grateful to lactobacilii. Without which there would be no yogurt, sourdough bread, or bokashi composting.
Don't forget kimchi, wouldn't have that without lactobacilii!
by Grigoris
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sonam...
Replies: 13
Views: 246

Re: Sonam...

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by Grigoris
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just call me Sönam
Replies: 21
Views: 1816

Re: Just call me Sönam

OM AMI DEWA HRI OM AH HUNG BENDZA GURU PEMA SIDDHI HUNG May he be born in the Pure Land of Amitabha Buddha and from there go straight to Buddhahood without even encountering the word "suffering" ever again. https://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium-large-5/namo-amitabha-buddha-40-lanjee-chee.j...
by Grigoris
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Bosnia and Herzegovina
Replies: 7
Views: 61

Re: Hello from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Dobrodošli to a fellow Balkan! :smile: Hope we can be of help to you.
by Grigoris
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Preparing for Ordination
Replies: 17
Views: 249

Re: Preparing for Ordination

You could take lay (ngakpa) vows if you want to remain a lay practitioner but be more "serious" about your dedication to practice.
by Grigoris
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights
Replies: 61
Views: 1800

Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

It is not relevant to discussions here. Maybe not, but you're a semi-famous person, especially in the Buddhist scene, have written some books, done translations, so if not a "public" person per se, something pretty close where someone might want to write a bio / wikipedia article, amazon.com bio, e...
by Grigoris
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 102
Views: 1743

Re: Rabbit's Horns

Malcolm wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:21 pm

Horns of rabbits can be known by the mind as well, therefore you have accept they are existents by your definition. When I talk about these things, I use Dharma language, not sloppy everyday language.
They exist for the mind, so it would be equally wrong to say they are non-existent.
by Grigoris
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 102
Views: 1743

Re: Rabbit's Horns

Overall, nirvāṇa is a cessation and cessations are not existent entities, so I would argue the fact that nirvāṇa lacks existence goes without saying. Then there is also the undeniable point that only conditioned entities exist, and if you assert that nirvāṇa exists, you are by default stating it is...
by Grigoris
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 102
Views: 1743

Re: Rabbit's Horns

krodha wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:44 pm
Grigoris wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:45 pm
krodha wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:44 am

Do you mean to suggest there is an "unconditioned" that possesses some sort of existence?
Nirvana is unconditioned, right? Would it be correct to say that it does not exist?
Yes it would be correct to say it does not exist.
Not according to Madhyamaka.
by Grigoris
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 102
Views: 1743

Re: Rabbit's Horns

krodha wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:44 am
Grigoris wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:15 am
Aryjna wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:03 am
:D That is true for everything anyway...
It is not true for the unconditioned.
Do you mean to suggest there is an "unconditioned" that possesses some sort of existence?
Nirvana is unconditioned, right? Would it be correct to say that it does not exist?
by Grigoris
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 102
Views: 1743

Re: Rabbit's Horns

Aryjna wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:03 am
:D That is true for everything anyway...
It is not true for the unconditioned.
by Grigoris
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 102
Views: 1743

Re: Rabbit's Horns

Aryjna wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:00 am
A (truly existent) arising of any phenomenon.
;)
by Grigoris
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 102
Views: 1743

Re: Rabbit's Horns

Aryjna wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:49 pm
Grigoris wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:23 pm
And yet they do exist, as an object of the mind sense organ. That's how the "self" exists too.
The consciousnesses and their objects do not exist either according to the madhyamaka.
I dare you to find a source that states this.
by Grigoris
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 102
Views: 1743

Re: Rabbit's Horns

And yet they do exist, as an object of the mind sense organ. That's how the "self" exists too.
by Grigoris
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Assisted Suicide/ euthanasia
Replies: 59
Views: 2472

Re: Assisted Suicide/ euthanasia

Please stick to the topic. This topic is in the Dharma in Everyday Life subforum and the OP asked: "From a Buddhist view should he be given the right to die or left to suffer in his current condition....?" Any further off-topic posts (ie not related to a Buddhist view of Euthanasia) will be deleted...
by Grigoris
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi- I'm a new member
Replies: 6
Views: 141

Re: Hi- I'm a new member

Welcome Nangzey!

You will find that over the course of time that you will accumulate a number of Dharma names. Don't stress about it. What you do is WAY more important than what you are called! :smile:
by Grigoris
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher
Replies: 65
Views: 1310

Re: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher

It's folly because the world is quickly losing the capacity to sustain a tribalistic mentality. Our individual lives must breach the boundaries of what is familiar, comfortable, and selfishly meaningful. For each of us the world must become a bigger place where our affinity is boundless. I can't se...
by Grigoris
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 17298

Re: The DJKR Topic

And, yes, I think it is practical because nobody is saying that you cannot receive teachings from this person (and others) in the meantime, nor are they saying that you cannot practice. The 12 years is to see if you wish to devote yourself completely to the teacher. Once you have taken the time and...
by Grigoris
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 17298

Re: The DJKR Topic

Not really responsive to my comments. Look - I'm not disputing the desirability of this sort of examination. Just the practicality. I'm not going to attempt to prove a negative proposition for obvious reasons. But are you really questioning the first statement I made above? You don't think it's sub...
by Grigoris
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 17298

Re: The DJKR Topic

That's true but not really helpful. Nobody observes this rule. None of our teachers observed this rule. Nobody that anyone can remember observed this rule. You sound very sure of this. You must have some sound evidence to do so. ... but nobody really has a decade to spare, and even if they did, the...