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by Grigoris
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 35
Views: 27

Re: Buddhist Billionaire plans to change China

Can we all, including me, please refrain from trolling?

Thanks.
by Grigoris
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 35
Views: 27

Re: Buddhist Billionaire plans to change China

never trust a guy with a beard :rolling: Bzzzzzzt... Irrelevant comparison. Try again. Not all bearded guys support Holocausts and ethnic cleansing, racism, sexism, etc... Nor are all bearded guys responsible for the deaths of tens of millions of people... Fascists, on the other hand... hmmm...I du...
by Grigoris
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 35
Views: 27

Re: Buddhist Billionaire plans to change China

We were given a choice between a turd pie and a crap sandwich...I realized I didnt have to choose either...so I didnt. That being said, I do believe that in the long term that history will show that trump is the very slightly lesser of two evils...not to mention the fact that the far left is just a...
by Grigoris
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 35
Views: 27

Re: Buddhist Billionaire plans to change China

Bannon is a fascist who actively promotes those who molest underage women. Never trust a Fascist. never trust a guy with a beard :rolling: Bzzzzzzt... Irrelevant comparison. Try again. Not all bearded guys support Holocausts and ethnic cleansing, racism, sexism, etc... Nor are all bearded guys resp...
by Grigoris
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 35
Views: 27

Re: Buddhist Billionaire plans to change China

He has a 3 year timetable to bring the rule of law & freedom to China: https://sg.news.yahoo.com/billionaire-guo-wengui-wants-regime-change-beijing-034446185.html Guo said he has met ten times with Bannon, the one-time Goldman Sachs investment banker and head of influential ultraconservative outlet...
by Grigoris
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 35
Views: 27

Re: Buddhist Billionaire plans to change China

PuerAzaelis wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:29 pm
Grigoris wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:24 pm
Never trust anybody.
No. I am not that paranoid. There are good reasons to not trust a billionaire.
by Grigoris
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 35
Views: 27

Re: Buddhist Billionaire plans to change China

Never trust a billionaire.
by Grigoris
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Benefits of Medicine Buddha Mantra
Replies: 22
Views: 4148

Re: Benefits of Medicine Buddha Mantra

KiwiNFLFan wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:24 am
Do you need empowerment to chant the Medicine Buddha mantra?
No. Actually, if I am not mistaken, because the mantra comes from a Sutra you don't officially need a lung (ritual reading) either. Empowerment is for self-visualisation.
by Grigoris
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: You Know You've Been on Dharma Wheel Too Long When...
Replies: 16
Views: 441

Re: You Know You've Been on Dharma Wheel Too Long When...

...when the checkout chick asks you: "Will that be cash or credit card?" and you answer: "Ask your teacher!"
by Grigoris
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Giving Up Masturbation
Replies: 28
Views: 503

Re: Giving Up Masturbation

diamind wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:45 am
Maybe. But according to Buddhism its not.
According to Buddhism the world is flat and supported by turtles. There's a lot of good to be said about Buddhism, but a well developed discriminatory wisdom goes a long way too.
by Grigoris
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: simultaneity of cause and effect
Replies: 177
Views: 3012

Re: simultaneity of cause and effect

Topic locked for clean up of ad hom and metadiscussion. Given I am on my smart phone with no wifi connection, it will be some time before it is reopened.
by Grigoris
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump Tweets
Replies: 155
Views: 2829

Re: Trump Tweets

Just to be clear: I did not say anything about paranoia, and I am merely going to clarify something about the condition:. Paranoia is not merely in regards to imagined threats. It can also be an exaggerated fear reaction to a previous real threat. Yes, ISIS has made threats and acted on some of them...
by Grigoris
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Only Capitol of Israel
Replies: 66
Views: 1246

Re: The Only Capitol of Israel

I am just hoping for the day when compassion for every single being will be expressed on DW either by words or holding back on personal digs. Criticism & analysis fine, just save the zingers - if possible. That's right, post inflamatory nonsense and blame other people for reacting to the nonsense. ...
by Grigoris
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: DJKR, Sogyal Rinpoche, and Dharma in the West...
Replies: 55
Views: 1688

Re: DJKR, Sogyal Rinpoche, and Dharma in the West...

Tibet's history is a blood bath no doubt. But it's across all humanity. People will always, kill, rape and steal and rejoice about. Theres nothing to fix it. So much pride for nothing, as a collective we are infinity worse then any lice and ticks. There is something to fix it: realisation of Dharma.
by Grigoris
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: DJKR, Sogyal Rinpoche, and Dharma in the West...
Replies: 55
Views: 1688

Re: DJKR, Sogyal Rinpoche, and Dharma in the West...

People in Buddhist countries kill all the time. The precent of not taking life is not only applicable to human beings. In any case, the five precepts are not a part of the 4NT, and as far as right livelihood goes...I think you are being a tad idealistic. No, I don't think I am being idealistic, and...
by Grigoris
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: DJKR, Sogyal Rinpoche, and Dharma in the West...
Replies: 55
Views: 1688

Re: DJKR, Sogyal Rinpoche, and Dharma in the West...

There are in fact Westerners raised as Buddhists in a somewhat Buddhist culture (Buddhists in Hawaii for example, possibly in other parts of the US as well). While this may be true, it is also completely irrelevant to the point I was making. Ethnic TB's do not necessarily have much familiarity with...
by Grigoris
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: DJKR, Sogyal Rinpoche, and Dharma in the West...
Replies: 55
Views: 1688

Re: DJKR, Sogyal Rinpoche, and Dharma in the West...

There are in fact Westerners raised as Buddhists in a somewhat Buddhist culture (Buddhists in Hawaii for example, possibly in other parts of the US as well). While this may be true, it is also completely irrelevant to the point I was making. Ethnic TB's do not necessarily have much familiarity with...
by Grigoris
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: DJKR, Sogyal Rinpoche, and Dharma in the West...
Replies: 55
Views: 1688

Re: DJKR, Sogyal Rinpoche, and Dharma in the West...

Why do you suppose that? Many are not serious practitioners and have at most a passing familiarity with Dharma. Kirt I am sure that anybody brought up in a Buddhist culture will have more than a passing familiarity with (at least) the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path, that alone means...
by Grigoris
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: DJKR, Sogyal Rinpoche, and Dharma in the West...
Replies: 55
Views: 1688

Re: DJKR, Sogyal Rinpoche, and Dharma in the West...

In general, many of the westerners who are involved in tibetan buddhism are not well-adjusted people. Naturally this will bring alot of problems. Are tibetans well adjusted to buddhism? ☺ They are born into and grow up in and are educated within a Buddhist culture, I guess that will make them somew...
by Grigoris
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What to do with leftover Tsog food?
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: What to do with leftover Tsog food?

Giving it to the birds or setting it in a clean and quiet (so it does not get trod on) place outdoors for animals to eat is a good idea.