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by DGA
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: North Dakota
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: North Dakota

anyone?
by DGA
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are humans forever?
Replies: 9
Views: 315

Re: Are humans forever?

It would be worthwhile to ask if the category "human realm" is necessarily limited only to births as homo sapiens sapiens.
by DGA
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dash Avatara
Replies: 24
Views: 495

Re: Dash Avatara

Are you ready for that. As far as I see, you are all entangled in the hinayana/therwada/Mahayana sutra. No one understand or is ready to understand the LOTUS SUTRA . And without understanding benefits will be far from you. Since 2012, I have been visiting Dharma Wheel off and on to explain Lotus su...
by DGA
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: North Dakota
Replies: 2
Views: 101

North Dakota

Anything going on?

specifically in or around Grand Forks
by DGA
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: No end to samsara?
Replies: 18
Views: 369

Re: No end to samsara?

If sentient beings are numberless, then samsara is endless
by DGA
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Signs from the Dakinis?
Replies: 61
Views: 1495

Re: Signs from the Dakinis?

I think this is why avoiding the 'three faults of a pot' is so important, especially higher one gets in teachings. As someone with inferior intelligence and understanding, could I ask you to please elaborate on this, specifically on the 'three faults of a pot'? Some are upside-down. Can't be filled...
by DGA
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Hofstadter
Replies: 11
Views: 293

Re: Hofstadter

Dan74 wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:08 pm
I remember that book and remember finding it fun. Not sure how much it has to do with Buddhism. Lots of cool logical puzzles, patterns and self-references. Dennett's philosophy is rather dry though, from memory..
Agree on Dennett. Dry in the sense of being limited or feeling constricted.
by DGA
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What's a "pure tradition"?
Replies: 102
Views: 2009

Re: What's a "pure tradition"?

You seem to think the only authentic pure Ford is a prototype Model T that Henry himself made by hand. I think a 2019 Mustang GT is every bit as pure a Ford as a Model T—and a lot more fun to drive! It is either Dharma or it isn't, whether it comes from a terma discovered behind a toilet in Kalimpo...
by DGA
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What's a "pure tradition"?
Replies: 102
Views: 2009

Re: What's a "pure tradition"?

Sooo.... If there are enlightened masters alive today, and... If you receive teachings from such as master, then... You have just received 100# pure Dharma. Isn’t that the premise? This is uncontroversial in many Mahayana traditions. Maybe most of 'em. I would swap out "pure" for "authentic," thoug...
by DGA
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Question about homosexuality & life's experience...
Replies: 28
Views: 987

Re: Question about homosexuality & life's experience...

It goes without saying that life is easier under nearly all circumstances for straights than gays. This is in evidence in this thread, where some comments that amount to harassment have been removed by the moderators. Thank you for that, moderating team. Markatex is correct about the bigotry that ca...
by DGA
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Is lineage enough?
Replies: 40
Views: 1272

Re: Is lineage enough?

TharpaChodron wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:42 pm
As was said in the film "Night of the Iguana," I find nothing disgusting about human behavior except meanness.
^^This is GOOD.^^
by DGA
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Signs from the Dakinis?
Replies: 61
Views: 1495

Re: Signs from the Dakinis?

I remember now who this user is. Previous nickname was ZOOM, and claimed to know more about Dzogchen than anybody on this planet. Of course, never having received any kind of empowerment or direct introduction... So far, no one of the official dzogchen students of official and qualified dzogchen te...
by DGA
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Signs from the Dakinis?
Replies: 61
Views: 1495

Re: Signs from the Dakinis?

Even though you have attained the realization of greater One Taste, if you fail to have some degree of clairvoyance and receive signs from the dakinis , you must be tainted by damaged samayas. Clarifying the Natural State - Dakpo Tashi Namgyal What are possible so-called "signs from the dakinis", w...
by DGA
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What's a "pure tradition"?
Replies: 102
Views: 2009

Re: What's a "pure tradition"?

Kadampa itself is also a re-presentation of the teachings and was newly developed by Atisha. I think everybody accepts this new development from Atisha. I don’t think Atisha invented anything. He imported Mahayana that was already present in India. Right? He did, he presented Buddha's teachings in ...
by DGA
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Question about homosexuality & life's experience...
Replies: 28
Views: 987

Re: Question about homosexuality & life's experience...

At any rate... Precepts are guidelines, not commandments, and as Nichiren Buddhists, we are only concerned with the Diamond Chalice Precept of upholding the daimoku. The merit of keeping precepts is contained in that practice, guaranteeing that even us filthy homosexuals have Buddha Nature and will...
by DGA
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Question about homosexuality & life's experience...
Replies: 28
Views: 987

Re: Question about homosexuality & life's experience...

Sometimes I find myself thinking "maybe I shouldn't be gay (or try dating anymore) since so few people i've encountered seem to want anything more than just a fling" but then I realize, "this isn't just about "gay men" and it's prob just as bad when it comes to heterosexuals as well. I mean, I hear...
by DGA
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Are sun salutations a good substitute for Tibetan-style long prostrations?
Replies: 20
Views: 681

Re: Are sun salutations a good substitute for Tibetan-style long prostrations?

MiphamFan wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:00 am
Enough, this thread is about sun salutations.
Aren't you the one who posted this fabulous video?
MiphamFan wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:25 am
I remember reading about Hindu pushups before and just found this:

by DGA
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Are sun salutations a good substitute for Tibetan-style long prostrations?
Replies: 20
Views: 681

Re: Are sun salutations a good substitute for Tibetan-style long prostrations?

How well-known a figure is he? :stirthepot: I'm a 0 on the Kinsey scale and I've known about Tom of Finland since I was maybe 8 or 9 years old. My mom introduced me to it. She was a character. Today is her birthday, oddly enough. :offtopic: Why so defensive? Did you think I was calling you a homose...
by DGA
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What's a "pure tradition"?
Replies: 102
Views: 2009

Re: What's a "pure tradition"?

passel wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:44 pm
Purity is just an assertion, right?
I think so, yes.

Specifically, it's an assertion regarding a lack of impurity. Something is pure to the extent it is not impure.

This means that it makes some sense to ask someone who makes an assertion about purity about what impurity might mean.
by DGA
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche
Replies: 77
Views: 3054

Re: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche

Though I don't practice Tibetan Vajrayana, I do practice a path that places great emphasis on faith and refuge. It boggles my mind how easily people seem to take refuge in gurus. Frankly, it looks to me like people very excitedly jumping into the deep ends of the pool, never having practiced swimmi...

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