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by DGA
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 293
Views: 5671

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Dude, you're not fooling anyone. We know you don't have the balls to debate him. :wink: I don't want a debate, and I don't want to talk about Another Man's Sac. Um, I was referring to Simone, not you. Bit of an inside joke. If I'm gonna be a woman, I'd like to be Simone. But that's a separate topic...
by DGA
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: A call for back to basics
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: A call for back to basics

when i say back to basics I am asking for a call to set this Buddhism right. It's obvious there is a miss mash of authentic and fake teachings and writings which somewhere along the line needs to be set right. We have a great crew that could really bring about more than a semblance of correct teach...
by DGA
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 215
Views: 5594

Re: Random Thoughts

I want to move to California if I can. I just submitted a particularly challenging job application that would do the trick. Now I'm drinking Rock and Rye with a geriatric cat in my lap. This guy is never going to die. That's what, four or five random thoughts? Also Rock and Rye reminds me of my chil...
by DGA
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 293
Views: 5671

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

...For example, Greg, who believes the Dharma is some timeless principle, like Plato's forms.... Is this in anyway related to what I understand to be a Hinayana view on matter and substance, that it reduces ultimately to "partless particles"? In any case, there are in addition to the Sutras already...
by DGA
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 293
Views: 5671

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

dzogchungpa wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:30 am
PeterC wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:25 am

Got it. Will PM you on this, to avoiding feeding that particular troll any further.


Dude, you're not fooling anyone. We know you don't have the balls to debate him. :wink:
I don't want a debate, and I don't want to talk about Another Man's Sac.
by DGA
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 293
Views: 5671

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Some of Jax's stuff I see on FB from time to time seems pretty well spoken to me. I've been reading this thread wondering when he would come up. I'm curious if he now gets the same benefit of the doubt as the Aro folks? Just because I cast complete and total doubt on this fantasy that there is some...
by DGA
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 293
Views: 5671

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

There is no ultimate truth, ultimately. But go ahead and try to find it. Be my guest. The Dharma is the ultimate truth. That is why we take Refuge in it. hint: "there is no ultimate truth, ultimately" is itself a truth claim that presents itself as eternal and absolute. with that said... the remark...
by DGA
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is an existential threat to Dharma?
Replies: 3
Views: 129

What is an existential threat to Dharma?

In the most recent thread on the Aro gTer, the idea of what may constitute an existential threat to Dharma emerged but got swallowed up again in a number of other claims and positions. I think it would be worthwhile to probe this one in more detail. What, to your mind, constitutes an existential thr...
by DGA
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Book Recommendations
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: Book Recommendations

Dogen's Shobogenzo is available in four PDFs for free download from BDK. It's an excellent translation as near as I can tell. I'm looking forward to reading this in depth when I get the opportunity.
by DGA
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 293
Views: 5671

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

If you practice vajrayana that seems like a wholly unnecessary degree of mental gymnastics Can you offer an alternate explanation to Simon’s that is at least as accurate and requires less conceptual elaboration? For the avoidance of doubt, what question would the explanation be explaining? Simon's ...
by DGA
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 293
Views: 5671

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

I don't think that ANY terma from ANY source is genuine by any 'reasonably objective standard'. Which does not mean that I believe that all termas are fake. And ALL linages are fabricated, which doesn't mean they are not effective. If you practice vajrayana that seems like a wholly unnecessary degr...
by DGA
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 293
Views: 5671

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Greg, if you are reading this thread still, what do you think of these two posts? BTW, our friend, Doc Togden, is from a recognized lineage too —— he is actually a Dudjom Tersar guy. I know a Bhutanese Khenpo, the teacher of some people here, for example, who attended Chogyam's Dudjom Tersar Troma N...
by DGA
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 293
Views: 5671

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

BTW, our friend, Doc Togden, is from a recognized lineage too —— he is actually a Dudjom Tersar guy. I know a Bhutanese Khenpo, the teacher of some people here, for example, who attended Chogyam's Dudjom Tersar Troma Nagmo empowerment at Pema Osel Ling. Lama Tharchin certainly expressed no objectio...
by DGA
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Without Buddha I Could Not Be a Christian
Replies: 15
Views: 309

Re: Without Buddha I could Not Be a Christian

problem with this concept is that Buddhadharma is not about understanding god. It is also not short on content. :roll: The author said neither of those things. I think Christians are searching more for a way of experiencing and understanding God This combined with: So I think Buddhism is providing ...
by DGA
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma kitty
Replies: 9
Views: 138

Re: Dharma kitty

Excellent!

Ginger cats are the best.
by DGA
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 293
Views: 5671

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Unless we are discussing Mexican cuisine, the authenticity debate is fruitless. The better question is whether or not a particular Dharma group is helpful or harmful. A related discussion involves what canons of evidence or reason you use to measure harm or help. It's also worthwhile to reflect on w...
by DGA
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 293
Views: 5671

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Has anybody here seen the terma/teaching/sadhana? We have an answer to that question in a thread you and I both participated in some years ago. sdw, a longtime Aro gTer participant, told us all about it. relevant material before and after this post https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?t=11438#p147...
by DGA
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question about removing christian/etc. baptism
Replies: 41
Views: 676

Re: Question about removing christian/etc. baptism

I've always thought that this was an interesting topic even outside of Buddhism. I attended a Catholic baptism a few years ago ( I was brought up Catholic so it was interesting to see what happened to me) and although my Latin is not great I recognized that the baptism involved an Exorcism of any s...
by DGA
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question about removing christian/etc. baptism
Replies: 41
Views: 676

Re: Question about removing christian/etc. baptism

javier.espinoza.t wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:08 am
I mean to remove this "empowerment", if you forgive me the expression.
Stop believing in the power of baptism and it will have no power of you.
by DGA
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: "Secular" mindfulness apps?
Replies: 8
Views: 371

Re: "Secular" mindfulness apps?

:lol: :lol: :lol: