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by Grigoris
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: time traveling?
Replies: 1
Views: 55

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: 4
Views: 113

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: 63

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: 15611

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: 138

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: 102

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: 102

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: 247

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: 88

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: 64
Views: 1373

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...
by Grigoris
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Non conceptual thought
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: Non conceptual thought

:good:

And on that note, given the same discussion has occurred elsewhere too and the answers here are clear and concise...
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by Grigoris
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Jayarava's New Thesis on Heart Sutra: Sanskrit Version Deliberate Forgery by Tang Chinese
Replies: 72
Views: 3691

Re: Jayarava's New Thesis on Heart Sutra: Sanskrit Version Deliberate Forgery by Tang Chinese

It's all about context. You wanted to know why I considered the four criteria to be religious. And I pointed out that you think they are too. Which does prove my point. I am really not interested in playing this childish game. In conclusion, then, the Heart Sutra is not what we were told it is, but...
by Grigoris
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Emanations in Indian Religions
Replies: 124
Views: 15611

Re: Buddhist Emanations in Indian Religions

Chinnamasta is the Hindu Goddess of transformation. She is one of the Mahavidyas, the wisdom Goddesses, and is probably the most terrifying of them. She is depicted holding her own head, which she has just cut off. Learn more about Chinnamasta here Chinnamasta Shivashakti Chinnamasta is a Buddhist ...
by Grigoris
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Jayarava's New Thesis on Heart Sutra: Sanskrit Version Deliberate Forgery by Tang Chinese
Replies: 72
Views: 3691

Re: Jayarava's New Thesis on Heart Sutra: Sanskrit Version Deliberate Forgery by Tang Chinese

In one you deny that your truth-criteria are religious, and in the other you affirm that this is a religious forum in which religious people discuss religious ideas and in particular religious truth criteria. So you know I'm right about this, but you want to fight about it anyway... No. I am just p...
by Grigoris
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Another day in America
Replies: 64
Views: 1373

Re: Another day in America

PeterC wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:13 pm
State law yes - there are various forms of ballot initiatives that basically do this - but federal law, no.
Then it needs to start happening at a state level. When there is enough impetus, this will force change at the federal level.
by Grigoris
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Tummo
Replies: 14
Views: 2141

Re: Tummo

The Wim Hof technique is not Tummo and one CANNOT and SHOULD NOT try to learn tummo from internet idiots.

Tummo should only be learnt from one's guru and only after passing through all the preliminaries.

Topic locked.
by Grigoris
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to Start a Thanksgiving Funerary Retreat?
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: How to Start a Thanksgiving Funerary Retreat?

Question answered. Topic locked.
by Grigoris
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to Start a Thanksgiving Funerary Retreat?
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: How to Start a Thanksgiving Funerary Retreat?

If you have not received specific practices for the dead, then dedicating the merit from any practice you happen to do serves as a source of merit for them, helps them to achieve liberation.
by Grigoris
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Another day in America
Replies: 64
Views: 1373

Re: Another day in America

What is the deal with referendums to push for changes in law, in the US? Could that be a possible avenue for "bottom-up" change?
by Grigoris
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Pure land transcending the triple realm?
Replies: 10
Views: 222

Re: Pure land transcending the triple realm?

If you compare the qualities of Sukhavati with the qualities of the six realms individually, I think it makes it clear that it lies outside the six realms. Non-retrogression and immeasurable lifespan are the first ones that come to mind. And the fact that not even the word "suffering" (let alone th...

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