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by Grigoris
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 49
Views: 915

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

The very title of this thread has persuaded me that Trump is certain to win reelection. And you people will be the ones to do it, not his "base". Really? And here is me thinking that the people that support a candidate's views and vote for them are the one's responsible for them being in power. I g...
by Grigoris
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 136
Views: 2666

Re: TRUCK FUMP

People have an amazing capacity to ignore (either purposefully or mistakenly) the brain dead obvious.

Not knowing that Iran, Afghanistan and Turkey are not Arabic nations is one blaring example.
by Grigoris
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 136
Views: 2666

Re: TRUCK FUMP

Think of the massive amounts of trump supporters who have become liberal based off of recent forum interactions with non-tolerant liberals. Everytime i meet a trump supporter i just let them know that they are destroying the world, after a couple of minutes of me bashing them, they change and stomp...
by Grigoris
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 136
Views: 2666

Re: TRUCK FUMP

Look up and see how many refugees have been accepted in the neighboring countries of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Iran, Kuwait, etc. Pretty damn close to zero. Saudi Arabia has over 3,000,000 tents with air conditioning and indoor plumbing that sit empty for most of the year. I, for one, am getting f*#^i...
by Grigoris
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Donating one's organs at death
Replies: 81
Views: 2737

Re: Donating one's organs at death

Aku wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:46 pm
I have a musical answer to you.

*media*
Yes, well everything is crystal clear now, that's for sure... :roll:
by Grigoris
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Donating one's organs at death
Replies: 81
Views: 2737

Re: Donating one's organs at death

To Grigoris> How is freedom possible in such a mechanistical view? In a world where the flap of a butterfly's wing could do your fate... There's more to it. Your example of the butterfly's wing is an example of the lack of freedom. I am here having breakfast thinking I am free and self-regulating a...
by Grigoris
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is the motivator a demotivator?
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: Is the motivator a demotivator?

Viach wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:46 am
The motivator turns into a demotivator, eh?
Whether an experience, situation, etc (dharma, in other words) is considered a source of motivation or demotivation, depends entirely on the habitual tendencies (sankhara) of the individual.
by Grigoris
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Donating one's organs at death
Replies: 81
Views: 2737

Re: Donating one's organs at death

New tech? Whose karma? The inventors or... Do you know? Musicians, writers, inventors, movie makers and all of us pay for their creative work. And this touching of millions and billions of human lives... It's hard to infer where one would get because of these. I don't need to see the specific karma...
by Grigoris
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Donating one's organs at death
Replies: 81
Views: 2737

Re: Donating one's organs at death

Well, how much time is it effective? The cause for incurable disease is there for quite a long time. They just delay their expiating suffering. Think what happens to the transplant recipient after death... That kind of despair for life. I saw some blood transfusion patients, and they are not happy....
by Grigoris
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 136
Views: 2666

Re: TRUCK FUMP

What US and UK media won't tell you about the war in Yemen The recent Saudi and UAE-led coalition's assault on the strategic Yemeni port city of Hudaida has forced an estimated 30,000 Yemenis to flee their homes and puts at risk the lives of some 22 million Yemenis who depend on Hudaida as the main...
by Grigoris
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hair Cutting Days
Replies: 34
Views: 864

Re: Hair Cutting Days

Deciding what is essential and what not. On what basis do you, for example, make this decision regarding the use of a solar or lunar calendar? What, in your opinion, makes a solar calendar essential and modern, as opposed to the disposable and archaic lunar calendar? Why is a lunar calendar necessa...
by Grigoris
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Donating one's organs at death
Replies: 81
Views: 2737

Re: Donating one's organs at death

What is the use for an organ transplant if the karmic cause of the illness is not exhausted? Just prolonging your suffering life... If you receive and organ transplant and it works then the karmic cause of the illness is exhausted. Receiving or not receiving an organ transplant (and the body accept...
by Grigoris
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hair Cutting Days
Replies: 34
Views: 864

Re: Hair Cutting Days

European and Asian medieval world views are medieval world views. None are superior to any other. There is nothing racist or condescending about that. To be fair, the lunar calendar is far much older then the medieval era. Duly noted. My answer still stands. The aim of Buddhadharma is not in my vie...
by Grigoris
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hair Cutting Days
Replies: 34
Views: 864

Re: Hair Cutting Days

I stopped thinking of myself as a would-be 'advanced practitioner' or as a less 'advanced practitioner' about the same time as I stopped pretending to be a Tibetan. Whats left? The River Thames at high tide. The hills of Surrey in the rain. Same as it ever was. So now you pretend to be an English g...
by Grigoris
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 49
Views: 915

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

Minobu wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:18 pm
DUDE wake up and realize you live in an actual shithole country...
He lives in Australia. It is a different sort of post-colonial racist shit hole. :smile:
by Grigoris
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 49
Views: 915

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

But I still don't think it was any kind of deliberate coded message.// Coded??? What was coded about the message on the jacket? It was clearly a meat space twitter. This is the actual level of functioning of these people. Don't look for codes and hidden meanings, there are none. When they say they ...
by Grigoris
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Troma Nagmo
Replies: 29
Views: 857

Re: Troma Nagmo

The chod we do in the Dudjom Tersar uses Throma Nagmo as the yidam and includes the empowerments for the ngakpa accouterments.

Loppon Ogyan Tanzin Rinpoche will be giving the empowerment in Poland and Spain this year, if you are in Europe.
by Grigoris
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to NOT annoy the guru?
Replies: 16
Views: 602

Re: How to NOT annoy the guru?

So how does one NOT annoy their guru exactly when one has many questions(whether it be over practices, understanding the teachings, etc.) and their guru is busy? Anyone? I have felt the same and what I find works is ask them about one teaching and a practice question then go an apply the teachings....
by Grigoris
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 131
Views: 3960

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

After three attempts to keep the discussion on topic, I have decided to take away the toys.
by Grigoris
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 49
Views: 915

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

I think it’s just another example of the complete cluelessness of the Trump whitehouse and everyone in it. As if a staffer wouldn’t have said ‘excuse me Mrs Trump, do you think you should tour a refugee centre with a jacket saying ‘I Don’t Care’ on the back?’ Then she might have gone - hey good poi...

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