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by disjointed
Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:19 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Icelanders and their elves.
Replies: 16
Views: 1067

Re: Icelanders and their elves.

That your computer appears is not a fact. Ants don't see the computer you see. Cats don't see the computer you see, it's just a warm thing to lay on to a cat. If you were a being from a world made of supercritical matter, that computer would be thought of as a super cooled vapor. If you brought it t...
by disjointed
Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Icelanders and their elves.
Replies: 16
Views: 1067

Re: Icelanders and their elves.

Have you all considered that you're experiencing a mass hallucination of things all the time and calling them real while calling the hallucinations of others bogus? Consider the fact that you are, right now, hallucinating an entire world system on top of undifferentiated space. This is your computer...
by disjointed
Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:43 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Malas - what do you think?
Replies: 42
Views: 5578

Re: Malas - what do you think?

Malas are useful. The expense and beauty of material doesn't matter; it will always be plain and unappealing compared to emptiness and compassion. The joy you get from possessions will always be inadequate. You can spend thousands of dollars on ritual items and it won't make you a better practitioner.
by disjointed
Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:21 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Group mechanics - How to guide without forcing
Replies: 13
Views: 2397

Re: Group mechanics - How to guide without forcing

The research is public and it was their responsibility to have at least general knowledge.

I think it would be easier to just make sure I'm in control and when people are wasting people's time by showboating, take them aside and tell them they lost their seat at the table and to get lost.
by disjointed
Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:34 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Group mechanics - How to guide without forcing
Replies: 13
Views: 2397

Re: Group mechanics - How to guide without forcing

Finally, don't assume that people who are no researchers don't have anything to contribute. In all teams you have people with a variety of competencies, views and personalities. They all have something important to contribute. And they will, if they are in an environment where they feel valued and ...
by disjointed
Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:22 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: labelling of GMO foods
Replies: 16
Views: 1626

Re: labelling of GMO foods

It would be interesting to run a campaign encouraging people to grow their own food instead of purchasing it from the store until GMO's are labelled. GMO producer's might get out of the way and let legislation be passed if the alternative was people realizing they don't need GMO producers. Everyone ...
by disjointed
Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:13 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Group mechanics - How to guide without forcing
Replies: 13
Views: 2397

Group mechanics - How to guide without forcing

Sorry if I make typos. I'm very tired an have been writing up documents for conference. It's been a busy week so far. So the team I've been assigned to has many people of differing capacities, some people have done research and some haven't and so have more or less to contribute in meetings. We have...
by disjointed
Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:42 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Statins, cholesterol and huge profits!
Replies: 9
Views: 1300

Re: Statins, cholesterol and huge profits!

Academic dishonesty and poorly designed trials are rampant. Unfortunately I cannot reject papers from most of the people who pass through our labs because the school has an expected pass rate. The upper division classes have to produce reports and I have to look past the fact that virtually nothing ...
by disjointed
Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:21 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Recitation
Replies: 11
Views: 915

Re: Recitation

Memorize in 2 ways. Memorize by rhythm. Memorize by outline. Memorize by rhythm is memorizing by the sequence of sounds, like memorizing a song where the rhythm indicates the place in the verses. Memorize by outline is memorizing by the outline of the root text you were given that explains the meani...
by disjointed
Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: where/how to get a robe?
Replies: 79
Views: 5310

Re: where/how to get a robe?

Thai robes are just big sheets of fabric often. They can be really difficult to put on though, you will need a monk to tell you how.
Use white or grey sheets and take temporary 8 precepts when wearing them and there is no offense I can think of.
by disjointed
Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is nirvana an individual attainment?
Replies: 9
Views: 976

Re: Is nirvana an individual attainment?

Let's say that "I" am able to reach nirvana. "I" am free, but every "other" living being is still trapped in samsara... doesn't this suggest that "I" too am still trapped? I believe that all forms of life, like branches on a tree, grew from one original source, aka dependent origination. Won't we *...
by disjointed
Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: 50 Stanzas of Guru Devotion
Replies: 12
Views: 2069

Re: 50 Stanzas of Guru Devotion

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aesopian_language "Aesopian Language is communications that convey an innocent meaning to outsiders but hold a concealed meaning to informed members of a conspiracy or underground movement. For instance, Person X is known for exposing secrets in an organization, so the ...
by disjointed
Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does Phowa create a hole in the cranium?
Replies: 27
Views: 3330

Re: Does Phowa create a hole in the cranium?

I have read a blister on the head, itching, etc. is the sign that you've prepared the exit route so to speak.
by disjointed
Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Daka and Dakini
Replies: 10
Views: 2360

Re: Daka and Dakini

Do you hold tantric vows from a valid unbroken lineage with samaya intact?
Because if not, it's really not fit to talk about with you.

Humor me if I don't acknowledge Tsem's samaya as intact.
by disjointed
Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: 50 Stanzas of Guru Devotion
Replies: 12
Views: 2069

Re: 50 Stanzas of Guru Devotion

Sometimes Guru devotion is used by cults to manipulate students. Sometimes these cult members post things about Guru devotion to try to guilt trip people into submission. Sometimes the Guru they post these things in reference to never had the qualities of a Guru and was just playing messiah. Sometim...
by disjointed
Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma Wheel is on Facebook
Replies: 6
Views: 3404

Re: Dharma Wheel is on Facebook

lol (coughing fit)
by disjointed
Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: VENERABLE DAGPO RINPOCHE
Replies: 7
Views: 1214

Re: VENERABLE DAGPO RINPOCHE

I don't know him personally, but I don't doubt what you say. People worshiping the ghost have no legitimate support today, so they used old stories to try to give validity to the practice that was literally tossed out as garbage by all of vajrayana. I remember seeing the garbage cans outside of Budd...
by disjointed
Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:18 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: VENERABLE DAGPO RINPOCHE
Replies: 7
Views: 1214

Re: VENERABLE DAGPO RINPOCHE

I didn't think I might inadvertently be hurting their reputation. I won't forget to make that clear in future posts involving teachers.
by disjointed
Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:09 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: VENERABLE DAGPO RINPOCHE
Replies: 7
Views: 1214

Re: VENERABLE DAGPO RINPOCHE

ghostites use this Rinpoche in part of their propaganda. They use the Dalai Lama similiarly, making it sound like he is supporting it secretly. Google the name Dagpo Rinpoche. It is part of the conversion process. Slowly they expose the person to more and more stories and mention these teachers prac...
by disjointed
Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: VENERABLE DAGPO RINPOCHE
Replies: 7
Views: 1214

Re: VENERABLE DAGPO RINPOCHE

ghost propaganda.
Might as well be from ghost.com