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by Grigoris
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 435
Views: 13696

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

None whatsoever. In the 20th Century, 260,000,000 people were murdered by their own government. This is termed democide. https://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/20TH.HTM And if these people were armed they would not have been murdered? Or if 50% of that statistic were deaths of state security forces it w...
by Grigoris
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Samaya in Vajrayāna
Replies: 19
Views: 2054

Re: Samaya in Vajrayāna

In that case, does that mean Himalayanart, Khan Academy, and technically every art museum and art school is breaking their samaya and corrupting others by showing ancient antiques of High Tantra Deities? You are mistakenly assuming they have samaya. But you should not be concerning yourself with ot...
by Grigoris
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 435
Views: 13696

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

A total ban of guns is a ridiculous, and draconian idea, when has that actually been proposed? I would propose it. But then I have experience in bargaining. If you go to your politicians asking only for the banning of assault rifles, you will get a ban on bump stocks. That is the direction your pre...
by Grigoris
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 435
Views: 13696

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Only if gun bans are put into effect - they will not in near future. A solution is what works, gun bans are only a soothing ideal. But dream on... No, assault rifle, semi-automatic and automatic weapons and pistol bans are not a soothing ideal and they are not a dream. They are a reality in civilis...
by Grigoris
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 435
Views: 13696

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Until the distant era of Ahimsa ruling the hearts & minds of all humanity, partial & poor solutions are all that we have to reduce the effects of hate, anger and the many other vices of humanity. Door blocks are a partial and poor solution, gun bans are not perfect, but work a hell of a lot better ...
by Grigoris
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 435
Views: 13696

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

A excellent example of making the best the enemy of the better. Besides - Nothing else can be better than all making all beings buddhas. Why dabble with partial things like guns. Outside of America, I think the only place you will find metal detectors and armed guards at schools and other public fa...
by Grigoris
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Some questions on Karma and Merit
Replies: 8
Views: 153

Re: Some questions on Karma and Merit

There is mundane Karma and supramundane karma. In Mahayana, we generate supramundane karma with bodhicitta aspiration in mind in order to free ourselves and all beings from suffering. This kind of action leads to supramundane results that is Buddhahood! Supramundane karma? Can you give some example...
by Grigoris
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Some questions on Karma and Merit
Replies: 8
Views: 153

Re: Some questions on Karma and Merit

The accumulation of Wisdom and Merit are the prerequisites for enlightenment in the common Mahayana. Accrued merit is not an impediment or obstacle to Buddhahood, quite the opposite. Thanks for the reply. That actually makes sense of the passage in Sūtra of the Garland of a Bodhisattva’s Primary Ka...
by Grigoris
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1641
Views: 133988

Re: Music time

From the film "Cruising", featuring Paul Sorvino, Karen Allen and Al Pacino. Especially like Pacino, and I met the actual character he played in the movie Serpico during the 90's at Dai Bosatsu Zendo during the O-Bon celebration. There was a guy among all the guests in the Dharma Hall wearing a Haw...
by Grigoris
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Samaya in Vajrayāna
Replies: 19
Views: 2054

Re: Samaya in Vajrayāna

I do understand the comments about samaya, expressed here and I agree with them. But, just from another perspective, when everything is suffused with the Divine, what is there to protect and from whom? This is a nice thought. Do you think you can maintain it during an assault? In the face of a seri...
by Grigoris
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Fear
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: Fear

Self cherishing is something due to ego, No, self cherishing is not due to ego. There is no such thing as an ego, there are the five skandha and a mistaken interpretation of those as an ego. ...but not to kill is born out of recognizing some how. No. Some people do not kill for fear of consequences...
by Grigoris
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Fear
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: Fear

Tashi delek, Fear for something, has a cause, no doubt about it. - Fear for the death / dying, is one well known example of it. - Fear has many causes, or maybe only one cause ? Guess that has something to do with the basic imprints and their changings / confrontations ? What do you think ? Fear is...
by Grigoris
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Some questions on Karma and Merit
Replies: 8
Views: 153

Re: Some questions on Karma and Merit

These terms seem to be common, and I thought I understood some basic concepts about them, but recently I have been thinking more deeply about these things and have come to some questions that I hope have not been covered elsewhere. I understand Karma as basically ones physical, verbal, and mental v...
by Grigoris
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Lama Norlha Rinpoche passed away.
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: Lama Norlha Rinpoche passed away.

If the file is not to large just upload it as an attachment to your post.
by Grigoris
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 435
Views: 13696

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Wonder what the history of it was. Maybe a Siva connection? Well, phallus worship is pretty common in Bhutan. Drukpa Kunley and all that... Maheshvara IS Shiva, as I do believe you well know. No, I haven't come across that name before. :) Maha Ishvara (Maheshvara), it is an epithet for Shiva meanin...
by Grigoris
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 435
Views: 13696

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Mantrik wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:04 am
Wonder what the history of it was. Maybe a Siva connection?
Well, phallus worship is pretty common in Bhutan. Drukpa Kunley and all that...

Maheshvara IS Shiva, as I do believe you well know.
by Grigoris
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 435
Views: 13696

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Mantrik wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:50 pm
Depends if you could persuade the cops that it was a religious object. Dildo Khyentse ?
Tell them you are going to a Maheshvara empowerment. LOTR had a large wooden cock, which belonged to Dudjom Rinpoche, it was handed to me to give blessings with during an empowerment.
by Grigoris
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Karma of the Shakya clan
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: Karma of the Shakya clan

Hmm... yes yes. I have a really huge question on killing too. Suppose you know someone who is going to kill a group of 50 men, but you refuse to kill him that person because you are scared you will gain bad karma. But if you kill him, you save the 50 men. So like who gains the bigger “bad” karma in...
by Grigoris
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 435
Views: 13696

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

There is really no reason at all for civilians to be carrying concealed weapons. There is little need for them to carry them openly either. However, frankly I would rather that people carry their pistols concealed. I really don't want to see their penis extensions. I meant that they should not be c...