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by PeterC
Mon May 25, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1094
Views: 45779

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

All media views human activity as an entertainment to be sold. It views everything as a commodity, Including social change movements and culture. Regards Including crayons and pastels? What about oil paint? Latex? Acrylic? Art as a medium is also a commodity, someone famously said all art is propag...
by PeterC
Mon May 25, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Interesting paper on some early Dzogchen texts
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: Interesting paper on some early Dzogchen texts

Does anyone know the author - is she considered a good translator?
by PeterC
Sun May 24, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1094
Views: 45779

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Media is a public utility, a public commons for free expression of ideas, the market place picks the winners and losers. Libel and defamation laws are already in place and work just fine, if of course you can afford the access to the courts. I’m not sure here - are you being sarcastic, trolling, or...
by PeterC
Sun May 24, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1094
Views: 45779

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Media is a public utility, a public commons for free expression of ideas, the market place picks the winners and losers. Libel and defamation laws are already in place and work just fine, if of course you can afford the access to the courts. I’m not sure here - are you being sarcastic, trolling, or...
by PeterC
Sun May 24, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1094
Views: 45779

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

...Internet platforms like Facebook routinely deny any responsibility for what they allow to be published (although that has started to change after considerable public and political pressure). The change of direction on this has just begun, and it’s going to take a few years, but it’s going to be ...
by PeterC
Sat May 23, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Advice for Consultation with Guru
Replies: 7
Views: 276

Re: Advice for Consultation with Guru

Don’t forget to ask if there’s anything you can do for him or the sangha. It’s surprising how many people are keen to heap adulation on teachers and make lots of demands of them, but never seriously try to help themselves.
by PeterC
Thu May 21, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Karmic cause become gay
Replies: 72
Views: 1400

Re: Karmic cause become gay

It's become a joke among people of my generation (I'm in my 20s) that many women my age are bisexual. While it's obviously not objective, the fact that the joke has caught on like wildfire suggests something I think. Then there is the LUG phenomena, i.e., lesbian until graduation. There's a prison ...
by PeterC
Wed May 20, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Who is this Master?
Replies: 17
Views: 818

Re: Who is this Master?

So the answers are currently ranging from "she's the best" to "all tulku are fake". I have to say that this discussion has really clarified the issue. :roll: It appears that nobody here knows her personally or knows anyone who knows her. So we have no useful information. That’s about the size of it...
by PeterC
Tue May 19, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Who is this Master?
Replies: 17
Views: 818

Re: Who is this Master?

White Sakura wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 1:14 pm
I feel her as true.
Feeling is a terrible way to select a guru, particularly at a distance. As Michael Corleone might have said, if anything in this life is certain, if history has taught taught us anything, it is that anything can be faked.
by PeterC
Mon May 18, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Who is this Master?
Replies: 17
Views: 818

Re: Who is this Master?

Her name is Wang Xiao 王逍. Thank you! I guess we're at a start now. Here’s a bio of her. I’ve never heard of her before. https://wk.baidu.com/view/5d04b9ab534de518964bcf84b9d528ea80c72f79?pcf=2 Pardon me, but I cannot read Chinese. Could anyone please translate what it says? Thought you were from Si...
by PeterC
Mon May 18, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1094
Views: 45779

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

I am not very well-informed about all these people you mention, but didn't Musk have a spat with Zuckerberg about the dangers of automation, suggesting some concern about it, rather than 'working towards a slave race subjugated by machines"? He did. He has a specific issue with AI because he sees i...
by PeterC
Mon May 18, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1094
Views: 45779

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

I am not very well-informed about all these people you mention, but didn't Musk have a spat with Zuckerberg about the dangers of automation, suggesting some concern about it, rather than 'working towards a slave race subjugated by machines"? He did. He has a specific issue with AI because he sees i...
by PeterC
Mon May 18, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Who is this Master?
Replies: 17
Views: 818

Re: Who is this Master?

Here’s a bio of her. I’ve never heard of her before.
https://wk.baidu.com/view/5d04b9ab534de ... 2f79?pcf=2
by PeterC
Sun May 17, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Babylon Bee
Replies: 16
Views: 432

Re: Babylon Bee

Five posts giving lie to the notion that Leftists lack a sense of humor. Why would anyone think that? :roll: Consensus Rules - only approved humor wanted. It must be tough being so oppressed, so powerless, so disenfranchised. How does the political right survive against such unfair treatment?
by PeterC
Sat May 16, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1094
Views: 45779

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

The unfortunate thing is that the smartest people in our society go into tech, and tech industry is no longer a bunch of psychedelic cowboys and hippies, but has been taken over by the finance guys, making for a particular culture right now that turns out douche bags. And tech enables a certain set...
by PeterC
Sat May 16, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What makes the dream world "just" like the waking world ?
Replies: 13
Views: 880

Re: What makes the dream world "just" like the waking world ?

There are teachers/lamas who say the dream world is as real as the waking world, but how so? What are dreams if they arent just mental pictures playing back in your head? (This is *not* a rhetorical question btw. Im genuinely curious about the nature of dreams, and how understanding this can give m...
by PeterC
Fri May 15, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question on role of samaya in multiple empowerments
Replies: 10
Views: 558

Re: Question on role of samaya in multiple empowerments

Agree with the comments above that in general upholding the practice of one deity upholds all. However it is still good to keep specific practice commitments to the best of your ability, not least because it removes this sort of doubt. Is there an extremely simple form of the Amithaba practice that ...
by PeterC
Thu May 14, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Specific Empowerments
Replies: 10
Views: 546

Re: Specific Empowerments

Hello friends, Please excuse these questions as they are very basic... Without giving a big bio...it has been about 15 years since I last received empowerment. In order to support my solo practice I would like to receive the Padmasambhava empowerment and Dudjom Lingpa. (if one has received Dorje Dr...
by PeterC
Tue May 12, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1094
Views: 45779

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Of course it could all die down due to UV, warm temperature, prayers and the Donald's preternatural powers of clairvoyance. There's clearly a cluster of cases in the whitehouse itself. Multiple staff in direct contact with trump and pence have been taken ill. Prominent televangelists are being cons...
by PeterC
Tue May 12, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Alan Wallace: Dzogchen, COVID-19 & the prophecy received by Dudjom Lingpa
Replies: 71
Views: 3288

Re: Alan Wallace: Dzogchen, COVID-19 & the prophecy received by Dudjom Lingpa

This is a fun area to discuss but as soon as you get into comparative religion you realize that you're comparing activities, concepts and words that might seem superficially similar, but really aren't. On other threads I've mentioned a book I came across by accident titled "I Was a Monk" by John Te...

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