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by Grigoris
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhist Monks on the Las Vegas Strip
Replies: 36
Views: 511

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: 323
Views: 11923

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...
by Grigoris
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 323
Views: 11923

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

I am sure that a lot of people here are going to strongly disagree with this but what worked in Australia will not work here in the US...period. American culture is too deeply entrenched with heroes, guns and violence going all the way back to the founding of this country. You obviously have no ide...
by Grigoris
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Man?
Replies: 121
Views: 2240

Re: What is a Man?

And, who cares if they did use taxpayer money to pay for it. All we'd have to do is cut military spending by about, idk say..... 00.00001%. Sigh. Wish I were president. My first action would be cutting our military's budget by around 30-40%, and redistributing it to social programs. I'd vote for you.
by Grigoris
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Two solutions for karma and not-self paradox
Replies: 7
Views: 102

Re: Two solutions for karma and not-self paradox

http://visitunderthetree.com/philosophical-roots/philosophy/the-buddhist-paradox/ The experiment is well known and there are several variants. There is a famous one with monkeys as well. First of all: the book is a work of fiction. Secondly the author is a perrenialist trying to mix Buddhism and Ch...
by Grigoris
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5140
Views: 437759

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

LolCat wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:15 am
Thank you for the advice. Going by what you and Motova just said, I will consume meat and wine on Ganapujas for special days, but continue as normal rest of the time.
This is exactly what I do and it works perfectly for me.
by Grigoris
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Two solutions for karma and not-self paradox
Replies: 7
Views: 102

Re: Two solutions for karma and not-self paradox

I read a short note on karma that states there is a 'non aggregate self ' or a self beyond the 5 aggegates to explain the concept of karmic rebirth. "The Buddha, however, postulates transcendent consciousness or Buddha consciousness beyond the aggregates. He does not limit the analysis to impermane...
by Grigoris
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhist Monks on the Las Vegas Strip
Replies: 36
Views: 511

Re: Buddhist Monks on the Las Vegas Strip

Kunga Lhadzom wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:31 am
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.
by Grigoris
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Google Rigpa Tibetan Buddhist Calendar online this year?
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: Google Rigpa Tibetan Buddhist Calendar online this year?

If you use android there is an application called "Drukpa Calender" which is for free on google store. It is excellent.
by Grigoris
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 323
Views: 11923

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

How would you counter the average gun nuts arguments made against Chicago's failed gun laws, and in particular the honest guys are the only ones that will turn in the guns leaving only the criminals armed? Canada Britain Australia New Zealand France Germany, etc. This is the best argument there is,...
by Grigoris
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 323
Views: 11923

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

One more...

by Grigoris
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 323
Views: 11923

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

This one is even better...

by Grigoris
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 323
Views: 11923

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

They are only three percent of the population. I.e., in the US three percent of the population own 50 percent of the guns. Which means that 3 percent of the US population owns 22.5 percent of all the guns in the world, since 45 percent of the world's guns are owned in the US. It has been pointed ou...
by Grigoris
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas
Replies: 37
Views: 866

Re: Ngakpas

Malcolm wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:49 pm
Well, the real issue here is not whether to recite mantras, or not, but whether they have a teacher or not.
Indeed it is.
by Grigoris
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas
Replies: 37
Views: 866

Re: Ngakpas

There is no real problem with encouraging people to recite things like the six syllable mantra or Arapacana since they are from sūtra and so do not require any special transmission. However, it is more useful for such beginners to recite the Heart Sūtra. Indeed, but practicing a (any) mantra like y...
by Grigoris
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas
Replies: 37
Views: 866

Re: Ngakpas

There is no real problem with encouraging people to recite things like the six syllable mantra or Arapacana since they are from sūtra and so do not require any special transmission. However, it is more useful for such beginners to recite the Heart Sūtra. Indeed, but practicing a (any) mantra like y...
by Grigoris
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas
Replies: 37
Views: 866

Re: Ngakpas

Uh oh! I gave a ¨lung¨ of Chenrezig(Om Mani Padme Hum) to one of my friends who wished for it while I gave the Aa ah sha sa ma ha script to a friend as a charm to be taken care of including the Simhamukha written on a script(all these in gold, I didn´t say the Simhamukha mantra nor told how to pron...
by Grigoris
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas
Replies: 37
Views: 866

Re: Ngakpas

I asked because I have a friend who is a Ngakpa and gave me transmission for the Vajra guru mantra. I wasn’t certain if only Lamas could give transmission or not so that’s why I asked. I am not a lama but one of my teachers has given me permission to give lung for "basic" mantra like Tara and Chenr...
by Grigoris
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 323
Views: 11923

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:57 pm
If you like the war on drugs your going to love the war on guns!
What does that even mean?