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by Grigoris
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who is America ?
Replies: 220
Views: 3914

Re: Who is America ?

Because your statement is that the present condition is not due to representative democracy. According to you, its dead. How does a dead thing do anything? You posit a cause for the death of representative democracy, global capitalist colonialism, that doomed it from the start. Representative democ...
by Grigoris
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: HAM and A-shad
Replies: 5
Views: 49

Re: HAM and A-shad

Ham as opposed to Hām.

Exactly how old was that post of mine? :)

2011!
by Grigoris
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Vajrasattva meditation & disturbing emotions
Replies: 5
Views: 41

Re: Vajrasattva meditation & disturbing emotions

Hi. I'm just looking for some advice. I am more than halfway through my Vajrasattva practice (as part of my Ngondro practice) and I find that I'm struggling with what appears to be an increase in disturbing emotions, anger in particular. Is this a normal occurrence during the Vajrasattva purificati...
by Grigoris
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who is America ?
Replies: 220
Views: 3914

Re: Who is America ?

But I don't get the credit for imaginatively trying to take action? I'm just a sellout committed to the TrumpClinton merry go round? Because I cast doubt on your participatory democracy dream? No, because you said: Representative democracy is a practical solution. Because you fail to acknowledge th...
by Grigoris
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who is America ?
Replies: 220
Views: 3914

Re: Who is America ?

But I don't get the credit for imaginatively trying to take action? I'm just a sellout committed to the TrumpClinton merry go round? Because I cast doubt on your participatory democracy dream? No, because you said: Representative democracy is a practical solution. Because you fail to acknowledge th...
by Grigoris
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who is America ?
Replies: 220
Views: 3914

Re: Who is America ?

Queequeg wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:52 pm
I'm not saying you're a child, but you set up the stark choice between dreaming and action...
No I don't. I act according to my dream.
by Grigoris
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Swat Valley/Oddiyana
Replies: 71
Views: 917

Re: Swat Valley/Oddiyana

Also, I travelled with Lopon Ogyan Tanzin Rinpoche in Orissa some years ago. We saw for example a description of Padmasambhava life there on one plastica of Avalokiteshvara. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10200921070023219&set=a.10200775599626550.1073741827.1659565386&type=3&theater https:...
by Grigoris
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Space Force!
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: Space Force!

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:28 am
Is it silly for China to have a space force?
Or only silly for trump?
For both.
by Grigoris
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who is America ?
Replies: 220
Views: 3914

Re: Who is America ?

At some point we have to grow up and make the best of what's before us, not what we wish it was when we're alone with our thoughts and reality is a distant distraction, Bartelby. So now you are saying I am not grown up because I can envisage a reality outside of the narrow confines of the existing ...
by Grigoris
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who is America ?
Replies: 220
Views: 3914

Re: Who is America ?

There's no time for dreaming. Especially dreams of rabbits with horns. In which case your choice is to keep living your nightmare. Sorry, but I think I will pass on your (fatally flawed) plan. In Greece we say: When you screw an old lady, all you do is waste your sperm. Bang away my man, bang away...
by Grigoris
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who is America ?
Replies: 220
Views: 3914

Re: Who is America ?

Queequeg wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:54 am
media
If we do not dream then we will never find solutions for this reality. If you are happy bouncing between Trumps and Hillarys for the rest of your life (and your offspring's too), then go right ahead.
by Grigoris
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Neo nazi's march in DC
Replies: 20
Views: 395

Re: Neo nazi's march in DC

People killed each other in large numbers before the internet was available, so it seems to me that you are tilting at windmills.
by Grigoris
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who is America ?
Replies: 220
Views: 3914

Re: Who is America ?

Queequeg wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:51 am
Yeah, that's going to work when the US needs to work out a budget.
A budget? Ain't no budgets in direct democracies. No nation states either. No currencies in mutual aid. I am talking about a radical re-organisation of society, not shuffling goons between desks.
by Grigoris
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: You will be tame!
Replies: 25
Views: 386

Re: You will be tame!

Crazywisdom wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:58 pm
Be great to focus on those details instead of silly apologies for heretic dharma.
According to you, anything that does not coincide with your view is heretic dharma. That is a serious degree of self-aggrandisement happening there.

And, no, I did not ask you to be my teacher.
by Grigoris
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: You will be tame!
Replies: 25
Views: 386

Re: You will be tame!

Crazywisdom wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:58 pm
I don’t think that. Just want to highlight it’s rather subversive character. And of
Course it’s not easy to detect self deception. That’s what tantras are for. Be great to focus on those details instead of silly apologies for heretic dharma.
Who died and made you my teacher? PHAT! PHAT! PHAT!
by Grigoris
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: You will be tame!
Replies: 25
Views: 386

Re: You will be tame!

Tantra is a reprogramming methodology. One has to recognize language and customs are programmed. And with the internet, it is revived up in power over minds. Politically correct language coercion is exactly the thing putting minds under control. Losing control a little might help someone notice thi...
by Grigoris
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: You will be tame!
Replies: 25
Views: 386

Re: You will be tame!

I see very little in the way of wisdom in this thread.

I don't even see crazy. Stupid? Yes. Crazy? No.

Crazy is very rarely conscious or purposeful and generally it is spontaneous.
by Grigoris
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who is America ?
Replies: 220
Views: 3914

Re: Who is America ?

by Grigoris
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who is America ?
Replies: 220
Views: 3914

Re: Who is America ?

Jeff H wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:34 pm
What do you see as a potentially effective form of government that could cultivate and protect the well being of citizens?
Direct democracy with an economic system based on mutual aid.
by Grigoris
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who is America ?
Replies: 220
Views: 3914

Re: Who is America ?

For me, the question is how to preserve the good aspects of democracy and rebuild. I don't think it is worth rebuilding. The problem is that since it was built on an unsteady basis (global capitalist colonialism) it was doomed to failure. Representative democracy is dead. The Hillarys and the Trump...

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