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by Grigoris
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Agency
Replies: 24
Views: 540

Re: Agency

I opened this thread to find out what Buddhism has to say about two primal human Ur-feelings: I am, I do. The Second Turning Madhyamaka view is clear on this: No agent, dependent arising all the way up and down. But what about the Third Turning view, Buddhanature? That talks more about potential fo...
by Grigoris
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: YAMABUSHI
Replies: 10
Views: 246

Re: YAMABUSHI

:heart:
by Grigoris
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Finding a qualified Teacher
Replies: 23
Views: 504

Re: Finding a qualified Teacher

The teacher I am currently folowing has a gompa in Sarnath. He is a ngkapa Lopon in the Dudjom Tersar.

Speaks perfect English.

http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?titl ... n_Rinpoche
by Grigoris
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Religious Violence in Thailand
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Religious Violence in Thailand

Attacks in Thailand's deep south: Who, why and what's next? Burst of violence deepens concerns the situation in the conflict-hit region could deteriorate in the coming months. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/attacks-thailand-deep-south-190120233033431.html?fbclid=IwAR3sZsErmUccy8dTEZCKo3lBLH...
by Grigoris
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: China issue death sentence against Canadian
Replies: 10
Views: 304

Re: China issue death sentence against Canadian

Fines and/or imprisonment and bans is more suitable punishment instead. If you read the article you will see that he initially received a 15 year jail term and that during the appeal further evidence was found regarding his involvement in the drug smuggling. You also have to consider that, okay, th...
by Grigoris
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Vanished threads list
Replies: 11
Views: 210

Re: Vanished threads list

... PS In order to do all the things that I outlined above, you have to read EVERY SINGLE POST. Every single one of them. You know how taxing it is to have to read through and assess the mental excretion of every single toxic post? It makes a proctologists job look like a stroll through a field of ...
by Grigoris
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Vanished threads list
Replies: 11
Views: 210

Re: Vanished threads list

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:34 am
just let the thread be open.
I recommend you go spend spend some time on an un-moderated (is that even a term?) forum.
by Grigoris
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Vanished threads list
Replies: 11
Views: 210

Re: Vanished threads list

Occasionally one comes here to look up a discussion only to find that it has vanished in the night like a political dissident. Usually the reasons are easy to guess (such as the recent Shiva thread in the Tibetan forum), but sometimes they’re really not obvious at all, perhaps because the prohibite...
by Grigoris
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interesting excerpt from the (Hindu) Mahanirvana Tantra
Replies: 47
Views: 1676

Re: Interesting excerpt from the (Hindu) Mahanirvana Tantra

To add to this, I am not sure if Dowman's book mentions this, but the context of the history composed by Abhayadatta, as described in the empowerment text and the commentary on the vajra songs (vajraḡiti), is that these 84 mahāsiddha gathered together for a grand ganacakra and the songs described t...
by Grigoris
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: China issue death sentence against Canadian
Replies: 10
Views: 304

Re: China issue death sentence against Canadian

"Schellenberg had initially appealed a 15-year prison sentence for being an accessory in a plot to smuggle more than 222 kilograms (489.4 pounds) of methamphetamine from the northeastern port city to Australia in November 2014. But during the retrial, the court sided with the prosecution, which clai...
by Grigoris
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: DOUBLE ENDED PHURBA?
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: DOUBLE ENDED PHURBA?

yes, the first ones i saw in japanese ninpo martian arts magazines :D Well, the open vajra (and obviously the one pointed vajra) is an actual weapon. Like Vishnu's Chakra. Like Mahakala's danda. Etc.. And watch out for those martian arts practitioners, they just beam down out of space and space ray...
by Grigoris
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Agency
Replies: 24
Views: 540

Re: Agency

Conventionally/Relatively speaking: the skandha. Except that they are not you. You just think they are you. ;)
by Grigoris
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Moderators
Replies: 10
Views: 377

Re: New Moderators

Welcome! :smile:
by Grigoris
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What's going on in this video?
Replies: 23
Views: 856

Re: What's going on in this video?

Choying Dorje Lama Norsok Thanks Josef. I am not familiar with this teacher. Which lineage/tradition are they from? You can find some info about him here; http://denverdzogchen.com/teachers.html Chöying Dorje Lama Norsok Rinpoche was born in the Eastern Tibetan region of Kham to an ordinary farming...
by Grigoris
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What's going on in this video?
Replies: 23
Views: 856

Re: What's going on in this video?

Josef wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:06 am
Grigoris wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:42 pm
One way to solve the mystery is to identify who the statue is.
Choying Dorje Lama Norsok
Thanks Josef. I am not familiar with this teacher. Which lineage/tradition are they from?
by Grigoris
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interesting excerpt from the (Hindu) Mahanirvana Tantra
Replies: 47
Views: 1676

Re: Interesting excerpt from the (Hindu) Mahanirvana Tantra

Malcolm wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:28 pm
Grigoris wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:37 pm
So the Buddhist accounts define them as Buddhists, and the Nath accounts define them as Nath.
The Buddhist accounts predate the Nath accounts by some centuries, and this is irrefutable.
The written accounts. The oral accounts?

Yes, I know this is speculative.
by Grigoris
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interesting excerpt from the (Hindu) Mahanirvana Tantra
Replies: 47
Views: 1676

Re: Interesting excerpt from the (Hindu) Mahanirvana Tantra

Dr. James Mallinson, an excellent Yoga scholar and Sanskritist of my acquaintance, writes about them here: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/17972/1/Nath%20Sampradaya.FP.pdf Thank you for this. The popularity of the siddhas transcended sectarian boundaries, and the siddhas themselves appear from their leg...
by Grigoris
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interesting excerpt from the (Hindu) Mahanirvana Tantra
Replies: 47
Views: 1676

Re: Interesting excerpt from the (Hindu) Mahanirvana Tantra

Astus wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:13 pm
Stories and doctrines do not necessarily match.
Doctrines and reality do not necessarily match. ;)
by Grigoris
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interesting excerpt from the (Hindu) Mahanirvana Tantra
Replies: 47
Views: 1676

Re: Interesting excerpt from the (Hindu) Mahanirvana Tantra

Nope.

What I can do, if somebody is genuinely interested, is inform them the next time the wang, lung and tri are being given and they can go and ask their questions in person. I am sure the teacher will be more than happy to answer them.
by Grigoris
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interesting excerpt from the (Hindu) Mahanirvana Tantra
Replies: 47
Views: 1676

Re: Interesting excerpt from the (Hindu) Mahanirvana Tantra

Malcolm wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:05 pm
I know of no legitimate practice of Shiva as a Buddhist yidam...
I do.

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