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by Grigoris
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 185
Views: 3320

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

I think many are surprised to see Malcolm take position #2 given the strong views he has espoused elsewhere as to the invalidity of certain practices, not least in one long discussion he had with you on this topic. Maybe you can see an error of reasoning in his argument here; I can’t. You mean like...
by Grigoris
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 185
Views: 3320

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

The better question is whether or not a particular Dharma group is helpful or harmful. I do not disagree, but that would be a different discussion altogether, wouldn't it? And to do this it would be a good idea to lay down some standards and stick to them. In the original thread this one was split ...
by Grigoris
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 185
Views: 3320

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

This is all really heart warming, but it really is completely irrelevant. The discussion is not whether Aro gTer is dangerous or not, the discussion is not whether there are genuinely nice people in Aro gTer, the discussion is not about whether all groups with a guru are cults or not, the discussion...
by Grigoris
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 185
Views: 3320

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Perhaps that's a good thing - people who can't change their mind are, I say, people who can't think. Ummmm... Sometimes you don't need to change your mind, like when what you feel/believe continues to be valid. Changing one's mind in the presence of facts is a sign of intelligence, but changing one...
by Grigoris
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 185
Views: 3320

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Has anybody here seen the terma/teaching/sadhana?
by Grigoris
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Playing wrathful deity mantra on yiutube
Replies: 11
Views: 147

Re: Playing wrathful deity mantra on yiutube

adter watching some horror videos ( real ) , i kinda got scared. so i opened a wrathful deity music or mantra cuz i think it will protect the house or like have some protection energies. However, does it harm any sentient beings - unseen beings? Wrathful mantra are not meant to be heard when you ar...
by Grigoris
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: USA CLOSED FOR BUSINESS
Replies: 22
Views: 300

Re: USA CLOSED FOR BUSINESS

I understand from our UK media that the USA currently has no Government. Ahem...that is not exactly true. The Government has not authorized spending, and some people will get furloughs if the "shutdown" goes on beyond this weekend. But a government shutdown is always quite temporary, and is mostly ...
by Grigoris
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: USA CLOSED FOR BUSINESS
Replies: 22
Views: 300

Re: USA CLOSED FOR BUSINESS

by Grigoris
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 185
Views: 3320

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

There is no authority beyond one's personal opinion, this is true. So opinion is authoritative. Now we just have to establish who's opinion, let me guess... Sure, but if you agree, than for you this opinion is authoritative. So whatever we agrree with is authoritative and everything we disagree wit...
by Grigoris
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 185
Views: 3320

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Kindly pardon me if I'm not correct in this, but it does seem you are not fully familiar with what an appeal to authority is. As Malcolm just noted if you both accept the authority then there is no logical fallacy in appealing to it. Further, the appeal to authority fallacy is actually about an app...
by Grigoris
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 185
Views: 3320

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

And as Maitreyanatha explains in the Uttaratantra , the Dharma, and the Sangha are all impermanent, and therefore, they are not ultimate refuges. Only the Buddha is an ultimate refuge: Because of abandonment, because of possessing deceptive phenomena, because of nonexistence, and because of perisha...
by Grigoris
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 185
Views: 3320

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

dzogchungpa wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:07 pm
Dudes, I just totally had a pure vision of Mami Wata!

:woohoo:
My Damballah trumps your Mami Wata any day of the week!


by Grigoris
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 185
Views: 3320

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Earlier in this thread, you claimed that Dharma is an ultimate reality. Others said no. I don't think there's any such thing as ultimate reality at all, but I do feel that Dharma articulates an ultimate truth. Maybe more than one ultimate truth... lots of 'em. Does denying an ultimate reality mean ...
by Grigoris
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 185
Views: 3320

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

DGA wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:40 pm
Who is denying the validity of relative truth?
It is all just opinion, man! The dude does not abide anywhere.
by Grigoris
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 185
Views: 3320

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Quay wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:09 pm
No, Dharma is simply another fabrication. The difference though between it and most everything else is that it is not an untrue fabrication.
No. The conceptualisation of Dharma by the mind is a fabrication, Dharma is unconditioned. Otherwise it would not be a valid object of Refuge.
by Grigoris
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 185
Views: 3320

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Well, if this thread has taught me one thing, it is the danger of denying the validity of relative truth. How quickly and easily denying it's validity leads to ego-centered nihilism.
by Grigoris
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 185
Views: 3320

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Εxcellent, so now I can validly quote anything I want as an expression of Dharma. No more eternalists and nihilists, no more tirthika, Dharma is now anything I want it to be. Buddhism is now whatever-feels-good New Ageism! :twothumbsup:

Somehow, I don't think so.
by Grigoris
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 185
Views: 3320

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Hindus, Christians, Muslims, and Jews feel blessed by their own texts and traditions. I don't feel any blessings from their texts or traditions at all. So the answer is both yes and no. For me, those texts have no blessings. But I certainly would not claim that they feel no blessings from those tex...
by Grigoris
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 185
Views: 3320

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

that your support for the authenticity of Aro gTer is also based on your own jaundiced eye. In which case you just hoisted yourself on your own petard. Who ever said I supported it's validity. I am just tired of seeing people beating them up over and over again for no better reason other than to ex...
by Grigoris
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 185
Views: 3320

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Pero wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:59 pm
Is there any "objective reality"?
Dharma.