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by Grigoris
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: My father died on Dec 2
Replies: 8
Views: 78

Re: My father died on Dec 2

OM AMI DEWA HRIH
by Grigoris
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Edgar here, why are you?
Replies: 33
Views: 610

Re: Edgar here, why are you?

edgar_d wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:21 pm
On the other hand, I can tell my style is not welcome, at least by the most active moderators.
Oh, you are not that abrasive edgar, I've seen way worse than you. :smile:

Once you admit your that you tend towards arguments and debate, then we can all settle down to the bun fight in earnest! :tongue:
by Grigoris
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro
Replies: 32
Views: 1225

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

I use to feel the need to be attached at the hip to the Guru. Now I don't. Good on you! But I did not say anything about being attached at the hip. My teacher lives 5,432km away and I see him once a year for a week. It is one thing to do practices that are taught as part of an established lineage a...
by Grigoris
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Edgar here, why are you?
Replies: 33
Views: 610

Re: Edgar here, why are you?

edgar_d wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:52 am
My intention was not to debate anything...
And yet, since your arrival here, the only thing you have been doing is arguing and debating. ;)
by Grigoris
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: If the bad times are coming, what to do?
Replies: 33
Views: 1444

Re: If the bad times are coming, what to do?

Discussion on nuclear energy split to here.
by Grigoris
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Body building and steroids
Replies: 16
Views: 318

Re: Buddhist Authorities Hunt Down Monk For Being Too Ripped

Of course, this explains things a bit better. I've been in the game for about 15 years myself... we come from very different generations of strength sports culture. The Generation X lifters definitely juiced at a higher frequency -- aesthetics were different back then and there was a different conc...
by Grigoris
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro
Replies: 32
Views: 1225

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

The MahaGuru CHNNR gave unsurpassed upadesha . That's like receiving the ticket to the last station. Choo choo. If only it were so simple. My experience is that one needs a teacher on hand for when various issues come up and to explain details as they arise. I have been on trains where in the middl...
by Grigoris
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Left Buddhism
Replies: 12
Views: 379

Re: Left Buddhism

Rinchen Samphel wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:39 pm
So do i just continue where i left off? Do i need to do some purification practice? Am i doomed to a lower rebirth?
Jump in man, the water is great!
by Grigoris
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: If the bad times are coming, what to do?
Replies: 33
Views: 1444

Re: If the bad times are coming, what to do?

He then added something that made my ears pick up. He said everyone should say daily Protectors prayers, whether that be an all-inclusive Protectors offering such as Damchen Kyi-tor or just a simple ser-kyem . This was clearly something on His mind, and I don't think I've heard that advice before a...
by Grigoris
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Left Buddhism
Replies: 12
Views: 379

Re: Left Buddhism

In september i was going threw a rough time, stopped practicing and dropped my refuge. I was going threw a massive internal struggle. I, of course because i have studied and practiced Buddhism for 11 years, am starting to feel drawn back to it and am wondering if what i was going threw was purifica...
by Grigoris
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro
Replies: 32
Views: 1225

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

However, JD's root guru is the late ChNN. Not trying to be disrespectful or anything, but what does it mean to have a root guru that is no longer incarnate? Especially in regards to their terma. It is something that I have been thinking about in connection to my own teacher and his terma. My view i...
by Grigoris
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro
Replies: 32
Views: 1225

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

Is one needed, or just a lung? You don't really need this. All you need is the medium thun, since you are a DC guy. And if you want to practice a Ngondro, well, there is the Ati Lamgi Ngondro. I completed the full accumulations for the Kagyu Ngondro, but when I started practicing in the Dudjom Ters...
by Grigoris
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro
Replies: 32
Views: 1225

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

I make it to Saraha periodically, but I am not sure if it is given out there often, I don't think there's anyone near me who would give it. Seems like my best best is the Dudjom Tersar site, it does seem that Lama Sonam gives it our periodically. If you request the lung for the concise version, it ...
by Grigoris
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Missouri, USA
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: Hi from Missouri, USA

Oserdorjee wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:16 pm
:smile: 7 yr practitioner here looking to discuss buddhadharma and support others however I’m able. The teachings and the practices have profoundly altered my life and am immensely grateful.
Welcome to Dharma Wheel!
by Grigoris
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fukushima and Nuclear Energy
Replies: 13
Views: 26

Re: If the bad times are coming, what to do?

treehuggingoctopus wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:32 am
And then there is the waste, which would be an ethical challenge even in an ideal, nonexisting, accident-free world.
We could pay the Chinese to send it to the dark side of the moon.
by Grigoris
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: What a buddhist tradition did you choose and why?
Replies: 29
Views: 1066

Re: What a buddhist tradition did you choose and why?

edgar_d wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:44 pm
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Silence can also signal a lack of an answer (ie ignorance).
by Grigoris
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: What a buddhist tradition did you choose and why?
Replies: 29
Views: 1066

Re: What a buddhist tradition did you choose and why?

Really? With all the scandals, you need to ask this? Yes. There is a difference between an apparently respectable Sangha and an actually respectable Sangha. Which one are you referring to? One rarely runs into serious (systematic) problems in an actually respectable Sangha, though one can fall prey...
by Grigoris
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: What a buddhist tradition did you choose and why?
Replies: 29
Views: 1066

Re: What a buddhist tradition did you choose and why?

Sure. Like those gassed millions. But OK, I guess you can make karma mean pretty much anything you want. So I won't take the bait (any further). If it is not about karma then what is it about? Luck? God? Fate? Chance? Really? With all the scandals, you need to ask this? Yes. There is a difference b...
by Grigoris
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: oldest, dateable depiction of the Buddha in human form
Replies: 24
Views: 509

Re: oldest, dateable depiction of the Buddha in human form

Malcolm wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:26 pm
As above, the dominant culture of Bactria, etc., was Persian.
Maybe, but you haven't really provided any evidence.

The ruling strata though, were definitely Hellenistic.
by Grigoris
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: oldest, dateable depiction of the Buddha in human form
Replies: 24
Views: 509

Re: oldest, dateable depiction of the Buddha in human form

King Milinda (Menander) was the only one of the Gandharan Bactrian kings to convert to Buddhism. The previous and following kings apparently maintained the religion of their Macedonian forefathers. Yeah, that Nagasena was a gun, wasn't he :smile: Yup, he certainly was. On a side note: I translated ...

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