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by Grigoris
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Some questions on Karma and Merit
Replies: 4
Views: 69

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: 1640
Views: 133925

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: 15
Views: 1815

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: 7
Views: 205

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: 7
Views: 205

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: 4
Views: 69

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: 437

Re: Lama Norlha Rinpoche passed away.

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by Grigoris
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 408
Views: 13336

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: 408
Views: 13336

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: 408
Views: 13336

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: 246

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: 408
Views: 13336

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...
by Grigoris
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 408
Views: 13336

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

As I said earlier we as a nation need to make a conscious effort to change the narrative from one of the hero shooting his way out of overwhelming odds to one of the hero against all odds showing an unflinching reverence for all life. If at all possible this changing of the narrative needs to be do...
by Grigoris
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Lama Norlha Rinpoche passed away.
Replies: 6
Views: 437

Re: Lama Norlha Rinpoche passed away.

OM AMI DEWA HRIH
by Grigoris
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 408
Views: 13336

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

I can't see any link to a video, only a comment that you'd seen it on Facebook. Why on earth would the Australian government buy them. We're talking about semi-automatic weapons in the U.S. the Australian government bought their own people's weapons 20 odd years ago why would they want to buy the A...
by Grigoris
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 408
Views: 13336

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

I don't think handing them in would work in the U.S. as I fear that they'd only end up being resold somewhere down the track, destroying them would be a better option. Nice sentiment anyway. Another one that did not watch the video... :roll: The Oz government brought them and destroyed them. I wish...
by Grigoris
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 408
Views: 13336

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

I see on facebook that various individuals are starting to voluntarily hand in their assault rifles. People should be standing behind these personal initiatives.
by Grigoris
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 408
Views: 13336

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

yeah...nice try comrade..apparently you didn't read what I actually wrote...never said there couldn't be change, just that it would take a few generations of effort to change the dominant narrative... It was not clear from your statement. It looked like you said that it was basically impossible to ...
by Grigoris
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhist Monks on the Las Vegas Strip
Replies: 39
Views: 740

Re: Buddhist Monks on the Las Vegas Strip

No. But if i really had pure view, i should/could. That's a strange interpretation of pure vision you have there and an equally weird view of the guru. "Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and...
by Grigoris
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 408
Views: 13336

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

True..I have about as much knowledge of Australian culture as you do about American... Sorry to inform you that you are 100% wrong. Tell me what you know about the great Australian hero Ned Kelly. What about the Eureka stockade? See out here in the rest of the world we get Amerikan culture and hist...