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by ConradTree
Thu May 01, 2014 5:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What's the big deal about the Yogas of Naropa?
Replies: 11
Views: 2213

Re: What's the big deal about the Yogas of Naropa?

Tummo: We primarily use the three channels as a visualization guide for the prāṇa vāyu in our bodies that we breath in. For example, we use the visualization of the lower ends of the three channels to focus our attention below the belly, for example -- through muscular contraction of the mulabandha ...
by ConradTree
Thu May 01, 2014 4:26 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 43251

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

Here
Malcolm wrote:Tsongkhapa only rejects inherent existence, the subtle object of negation -- he never advocates rejecting existence, the coarse object of negation.
by ConradTree
Thu May 01, 2014 2:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What's the big deal about the Yogas of Naropa?
Replies: 11
Views: 2213

Re: What's the big deal about the Yogas of Naropa?

Malcolm is talking about stuff like sexual yoga and tummo and the reason why they are superior to meditation.
by ConradTree
Thu May 01, 2014 12:34 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 43251

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

I assume you are asking Malcolm, because that's his quote
by ConradTree
Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 43251

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

Here Emptiness, in Mahāyāna, specifically refers to the absence of the four extremes in phenomena. This is the profound emptiness taught in Mahāyāna according to Gorampa and many other critics of Tsongkhapa, not the mere emptiness of inherent existence which is common which the śravaka systems. Sinc...
by ConradTree
Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What's the big deal about the Yogas of Naropa?
Replies: 11
Views: 2213

Re: What's the big deal about the Yogas of Naropa?

But to get back to the main point -- for example we talk about "subtle minds". What are subtle minds, what makes them subtle? The reduced frequency of spanda, pulsation, movement of the vāyu in the body. When the vāyu moves, concepts arise -- no movement, no concepts. No concepts, nothing really we...
by ConradTree
Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Indian roots of tibetan buddhism
Replies: 45
Views: 5422

Re: Indian roots of tibetan buddhism

In any case this attitude of "well there's really no problem" or "there's nothing to be done" is common in India, and it actually kills people. Lack of basic safety measures, sanitation and hygiene actually kills people. Tolerance for such things is what actually renders India into the mess it is. ...
by ConradTree
Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Indian roots of tibetan buddhism
Replies: 45
Views: 5422

Re: Indian roots of tibetan buddhism

Indrajala wrote:Even if this is true, it does not negate all the good things the British did for India. A couple screwups doesn't erase all the virtues of the Raj.
You really need to read Breaking India.
by ConradTree
Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Indian roots of tibetan buddhism
Replies: 45
Views: 5422

Re: Indian roots of tibetan buddhism

Indrajala is free to defend "death camps", "Nazi concentration camps" and "social Darwinism". Like the BBC says, the "daily diet is in caloric terms less than what was provided to inmates of Buchenwald and other Nazi concentration camps." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7CxKVIQKx4" onclick="window.o...
by ConradTree
Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Indian roots of tibetan buddhism
Replies: 45
Views: 5422

Re: Indian roots of tibetan buddhism

Indrajala wrote:They weren't perfect, but they did more good than harm in India.
Read Caste of Mind by Columbia dean Nicholas Dirks
by ConradTree
Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Indian roots of tibetan buddhism
Replies: 45
Views: 5422

Re: Indian roots of tibetan buddhism

In any case this attitude of "well there's really no problem" or "there's nothing to be done" is common in India, and it actually kills people. Lack of basic safety measures, sanitation and hygiene actually kills people. Tolerance for such things is what actually renders India into the mess it is. ...
by ConradTree
Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Indian roots of tibetan buddhism
Replies: 45
Views: 5422

Re: Indian roots of tibetan buddhism

Indrajala wrote:When did they ever do that?
Watch the BBC clip.
by ConradTree
Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Indian roots of tibetan buddhism
Replies: 45
Views: 5422

Re: Indian roots of tibetan buddhism

Indrajala wrote: Have you never been to India?
Yes of course.
by ConradTree
Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Indian roots of tibetan buddhism
Replies: 45
Views: 5422

Re: Indian roots of tibetan buddhism

Have you never been to India? http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-in-school/more-than-half-of-indian-households-dont-have-a-toilet/article5368906.ece" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onc...
by ConradTree
Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Indian roots of tibetan buddhism
Replies: 45
Views: 5422

Re: Indian roots of tibetan buddhism

Indrajala wrote:In any case the British did an overall better job running India.

By setting up Nazi style concentration camps?

Um okay.
by ConradTree
Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Indian roots of tibetan buddhism
Replies: 45
Views: 5422

Re: Indian roots of tibetan buddhism

Wow, you didn't watch the video did you?
by ConradTree
Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Indian roots of tibetan buddhism
Replies: 45
Views: 5422

Re: Indian roots of tibetan buddhism

Indrajala wrote: Um. Are you unaware that those are a small minority and that more than half a billion human beings don't have access to toilets in India?
Reference?
by ConradTree
Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Indian roots of tibetan buddhism
Replies: 45
Views: 5422

Re: Indian roots of tibetan buddhism

India worked under the British Raj well enough Its mind boggling you haven't heard of the intentional famines the British caused, and the Nazi style concentration camps. There are even BBC documentaries on this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7CxKVIQKx4" onclick="window.open(this.href);return fals...
by ConradTree
Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Indian roots of tibetan buddhism
Replies: 45
Views: 5422

Re: Indian roots of tibetan buddhism

Indrajala wrote: Modern India is a failed nation.
Reference?
by ConradTree
Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Indian roots of tibetan buddhism
Replies: 45
Views: 5422

Re: Indian roots of tibetan buddhism

What utter nonsense.

There are million dollar (American dollar) weddings everyday in India. People drive Bugattis, buy Louis Vuitton bags etc.

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