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by Grigoris
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Quote of my day
Replies: 15
Views: 554

Re: Quote of my day

weitsicht wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:06 pm
"Student: Have you ever experienced hell world?
CTR: Definitely, yes.
Student: What do you do?
CTR: I try to remain in the hell world"

from "Transcending Madness"
I don't have to try, it comes naturally.
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Praetorian Guard starting to move?
Replies: 10
Views: 185

Re: Praetorian Guard starting to move?

Back-stabbing for democracy, an old tradition!
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by Grigoris
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Jonang
Topic: Shar Khentrul Rinpoché Jamphel Lodrö
Replies: 29
Views: 980

Re: Shar Khentrul Rinpoché Jamphel Lodrö

And the conversation will end on this note, until we have facts instead of unsubstantiated gossip.

If anybody has some facts, please contact me and I will open the thread for them to be posted.
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Two Truths Sauvignon Blanc
Replies: 14
Views: 164

Re: Two Truths Sauvignon Blanc

I just noticed that the producers of "Two Truths" also have Greek roots. It must be the Bactrian influence...
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Two Truths Sauvignon Blanc
Replies: 14
Views: 164

Re: Two Truths Sauvignon Blanc

My wife brought me this one for a tsok offering.
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Κάρμα is the Greek transliteration for karma.
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma government?
Replies: 84
Views: 1051

Re: Dharma government?

boda wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:47 pm
I believe objectivity is the criterion of truth in science because science seeks factual knowledge, or observations not influenced by subjective feelings or opinions.
Good luck with that one...
by Grigoris
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma government?
Replies: 84
Views: 1051

Re: Dharma government?

I was just reading yesterday about the decline of Christian affiliation in the US, particularly amongst younger generations; I think the figures you're quoting there might be a bit dated. You wish. This data is from 2016. So in the West 'secularism' has often morphed into an attitude which is antag...
by Grigoris
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma government?
Replies: 84
Views: 1051

Re: Dharma government?

... but women covered head to toe and peaking through lace just speaks volumes that I can't relate to. If people want to live that way... I guess that's fine. I can't relate, though. I would like to. The burqa is a local dress, not an Islamic dress. Salafists have tried to export it as the correct ...
by Grigoris
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: 'No Self' = 'Why Bother?'
Replies: 28
Views: 2360

Re: 'No Self' = 'Why Bother?'

But really, the answer to the question is given in a number of teachings. The Daruka-khandha Sutta: The Log, for example.
by Grigoris
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: 'No Self' = 'Why Bother?'
Replies: 28
Views: 2360

Re: 'No Self' = 'Why Bother?'

discussionbuddhist wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:49 pm
It was actually Vachagotta that asked the Buddha if there is/isn't Atta. The Buddha actually told Ananda his reasons for being silent.
I was just being silly (don't know if you noticed).
by Grigoris
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Charging for Dharma
Replies: 132
Views: 3059

Re: Charging for Dharma

by Grigoris
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: First mahayana sutras, when?
Replies: 29
Views: 4360

Re: First mahayana sutras, when?

This discussion is in the Academic Discussion sub-forum. Either people start coming up with references to back up their claims, or I shut it down.
by Grigoris
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma government?
Replies: 84
Views: 1051

Re: Dharma government?

There's a similar principle in Christian philosophy, based on the verse 'render unto Caesar those things that are Caesar's', which became the basis for the theory of the separation of church and state. Another interesting historical note: 'secular' originally referred to a kind of time, not to a sy...
by Grigoris
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: 'No Self' = 'Why Bother?'
Replies: 28
Views: 2360

Re: 'No Self' = 'Why Bother?'

discussionbuddhist wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:47 pm
I thought the Buddha was silent when asked if there is "No Self"
Probably because he got tired of answering the same question over-and-over and expected better from Ananda. The Sutta does not describe Buddha's expression when he remained silent, I imagine it was a bit like this:


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by Grigoris
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who is America ?
Replies: 227
Views: 4591

Re: Who is America ?

Malcolm wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:05 pm
Well, nation states are not going anywhere anytime soon.
And that is one of the major sources of our current problems (globally).
by Grigoris
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: 'No Self' = 'Why Bother?'
Replies: 28
Views: 2360

Re: 'No Self' = 'Why Bother?'

Nothing immutable about yourself. Your present identity is only a temporary configuration of your energies. ^^^This^^^. I think the term anatman is not properly translated when it talks about no/not self. I think the term atman is closer to the term "soul", than "self". But when when it comes to re...
by Grigoris
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma government?
Replies: 84
Views: 1051

Re: Dharma government?

Malcolm wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:48 pm
Then they are not Dharma kings, just kings.
We are all just trying...
by Grigoris
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma government?
Replies: 84
Views: 1051

Re: Dharma government?

Malcolm wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:38 pm
Dharma kings don't go on military campaigns.
In samsara they do.
by Grigoris
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma government?
Replies: 84
Views: 1051

Re: Dharma government?

Abdicated his crown upon becoming a Buddhist: And afterwards, taking delight in the wisdom of the Elder, he handed over his kingdom to his son, and abandoning the household life for the houseless state, grew great in insight, and himself attained to Arahatship! The Milindapanha is not a historical ...
by Grigoris
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma government?
Replies: 84
Views: 1051

Re: Dharma government?

. As Buddhists you ought to understand that only Dharma will end the suffering. On an individual level, yes, but there is no such thing as a Dharma government. Nor could there be. Should I bring up the obvious example of Asoka? Or is it too obvious? King Menander of Bactria? pre-Chinese occupation ...

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