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by Pero
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 156
Views: 2615

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Let's take the example of Bonpo traditions: knock off forgeries or authentic Dharma with a valid lineage. What is your opinion? I doubt it was as simple as that. In this case even if copies, most likely to get them someone had to actually receive the original and then made a copy. The usual excuse ...
by Pero
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 156
Views: 2615

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

... The same thing goes with Aro -- let us suppose it is just a copy of Nyingma termas -- let us suppose they have the seven line prayer revealed as part of the supposed treasures of an Aro Lingma of questionable historicity. Let us also suppose that these Aroistas chant this Aro seven line prayer,...
by Pero
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 156
Views: 2615

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

... The same thing goes with Aro -- let us suppose it is just a copy of Nyingma termas -- let us suppose they have the seven line prayer revealed as part of the supposed treasures of an Aro Lingma of questionable historicity. Let us also suppose that these Aroistas chant this Aro seven line prayer,...
by Pero
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 156
Views: 2615

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

... The same thing goes with Aro -- let us suppose it is just a copy of Nyingma termas -- let us suppose they have the seven line prayer revealed as part of the supposed treasures of an Aro Lingma of questionable historicity. Let us also suppose that these Aroistas chant this Aro seven line prayer,...
by Pero
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Murder Most Foul.
Replies: 19
Views: 358

Re: Murder Most Foul.

Okay ... I'm honestly puzzled by people rejecting :namaste: but not :anjali: When one person took aim at :namaste: I went :shrug: but now I'm beginning to think :crazy: since afaik and as far as I can see anywhere online, "anjali" is simply the name of the mudra one makes when saying "namaste", whi...
by Pero
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Murder Most Foul.
Replies: 19
Views: 358

Re: Murder Most Foul.

Tiago Simões wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:51 pm
:namaste: :namaste: :namaste: :namaste: :namaste:
Yup, this is the one I'd like killed off too.
by Pero
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Another Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche
Replies: 47
Views: 759

Re: Another Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche

Malcolm wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:20 pm
I understand faith according to its basic definition provided by the Kośa: "śraddha (dad pa) is a mental factor that brings clarity to the mind."
Is there any further clarification on that?
by Pero
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 156
Views: 2615

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

Malcolm wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:50 pm
What you seem to fail to understand that is that Buddhist texts are full of ahistorical persons, such as Mañjuśrī, Avalokiteśvara, Tāra, and so on. We have ballads of Gesar concerning his invasion and conquest of Germany which many Tibetans, for example, accept at face value.
:jawdrop:
by Pero
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Another Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche
Replies: 47
Views: 759

Re: Another Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche

I guess I should have been more specific, Who are we to judge the enlightened vision of the 16th gyalwang karmapa. You are because you judged. Your acceptance of this recognition is based in your attachment to the idea that the 16th Karmapa was omniscient. There is absolutely no authority behind yo...
by Pero
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Another Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche
Replies: 47
Views: 759

Re: Another Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche

Malcolm wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:15 pm
When Buddhist grow up, they realize that there is no higher authority than their own personal opinion. Even their deference to their gurus is based solely on their own personal opinion.
:D
by Pero
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Importance of Memory in Dharma
Replies: 22
Views: 671

Re: Importance of Memory in Dharma

Thanks. I'll try to start reading it. Why do you think that Your Memory is better?
by Pero
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 169
Views: 3325

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Simon E. wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:17 pm
This is getting ridiculous. It's just trolling.
Ha, if only. :smile:
by Pero
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Psoriasis
Replies: 33
Views: 519

Re: Psoriasis

Grigoris wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:00 pm
Pero wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:23 pm
Does your's smell bad too? It seems many people don't like the strong smell.
It smells smoky but the smell does not linger like the perfumed soaps. No, it doesn't really dry my skin out.
Thanks.
by Pero
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Psoriasis
Replies: 33
Views: 519

Re: Psoriasis

Also, did it dry out your skin?
by Pero
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Psoriasis
Replies: 33
Views: 519

Re: Psoriasis

Grigoris wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:17 pm
Pero wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:37 pm
What's the name of this in English?
Do a search for pine tar soap. That's how I find it on ebay.
Does your's smell bad too? It seems many people don't like the strong smell.
by Pero
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Psoriasis
Replies: 33
Views: 519

Re: Psoriasis

What will work depends on what is causing it. Almost everybody that has been cured will quote a different treatment. Have you tried pine or birch tar soap? It works really well for other skin conditions. Buy the proper stuff from a Baltic country. The EU produced stuff (like Wright's Coal Tar Soap)...
by Pero
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 169
Views: 3325

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Honestly, these discussions are silly. One thing they can certainly result in is a massive confusion -- plus an equally massive amount of unrealistic expectations for newcomers to Dzogchen. What do you mean by this exactly? I think its a valid thing to discuss and its something anyone can relate to...
by Pero
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 169
Views: 3325

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

[...] when you are in this state, mental factors associated with pain of the body have no means of arising. I have heard ChNN say, and more than once, that when you are resting in rigpa the pain does not disappear tout court. It may lessen (he actually used the modal verb here) or be experienced di...
by Pero
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 169
Views: 3325

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

All painful sensations are the ripening of negative karma in the body. All pleasant sensations are the ripening of positive karma in the mind. Ok I understand that but think I'm getting lost with the meaning of the word "sensation". Are feelings and sensations the same? Because I thought pain is a ...
by Pero
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 169
Views: 3325

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

All painful sensations of the body are the ripening of past negative karma. All pleasant sensations of the mind are the ripening of past positive karma. Even what we consider negative mental sensations are actually the ripening of negative karma in the body, and vice versa for pleasant sensations o...