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by Mkoll
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Is there Buddhism without rebirth?
Replies: 74
Views: 1556

Re: Is there Buddhism without rebirth?

Can you give a TLDW of his presentation?
by Mkoll
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1571
Views: 128966

Re: Music time

The most moving track from the stellar OST of a great movie.

Gladiator OST (Hans Zimmer, Lisa Gerrard) - Now We Are Free

by Mkoll
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Santa La Muerte
Replies: 162
Views: 3478

Re: Santa La Muerte

First thing that comes to mind is that creepy scene with Tuco's cousins in Breaking Bad.

by Mkoll
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Cutting hair
Replies: 22
Views: 584

Re: Cutting hair

It made me wonder, why do monks have a shaven head in many traditions? Does do anything with us psychologically? I'd guess one reason is that hair styles can easily be a basis for conceit, self-aggrandizement, attention-getting, etc. Look at how embarrassed people can get when they start going bald...
by Mkoll
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump Tweets
Replies: 155
Views: 3683

Re: Trump Tweets

for heavens sake, this is a classic distraction. What is happening now is not so surprising.... tragic yes, it's not his fault, he is the delusioned instrument of what is happening in this country, the time was ripe. why waste time following every silly thing, ... it's source is not hard to see. Sa...
by Mkoll
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1571
Views: 128966

Re: Music time

This track makes good use of...some Irish instrument...I think. XD

OC Remix - Ziwtra - Xenogears - Of Sea and Fire (Bonds of Sea and Fire)

by Mkoll
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights
Replies: 65
Views: 2913

Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Maybe not, but you're a semi-famous person, especially in the Buddhist scene, have written some books, done translations, so if not a "public" person per se, something pretty close where someone might want to write a bio / wikipedia article, amazon.com bio, etc one day, so was curious. I discourage...
by Mkoll
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Best political system for Dharma
Replies: 52
Views: 1389

Re: Best political system for Dharma

Losal Samten wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:51 am
Cakravartinism.
AKA the (Dharma) wheel-turning monarch.
by Mkoll
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Kill Daesh Jihadists from Britain says Government
Replies: 83
Views: 2498

Re: Kill Daesh Jihadists from Britain says Government

You keep changing who you were referring to. You're getting more and more specific. No, I have from the beginning been referring to Daesh fighters, people actively engaged in armed combat who refuse to put down their arms. So if a 13 year old Daesh fighter engaged in armed combat was disarmed and c...
by Mkoll
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Kill Daesh Jihadists from Britain says Government
Replies: 83
Views: 2498

Re: Kill Daesh Jihadists from Britain says Government

I'm assuming you didn't know that some ISIS fighters were kids when making those statements. So are you still in favor of executing all ISIS fighters, now knowing that some are brainwashed minors? You can't seriously think that the international community can allow Daesh to survive anywhere. Of cou...
by Mkoll
Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Kill Daesh Jihadists from Britain says Government
Replies: 83
Views: 2498

Re: Kill Daesh Jihadists from Britain says Government

When someone is an enemy of the Dharma and sentient beings, like Daesh, then it is justified. Do you mean if they are close to completing the karma of killing, specifically? Daesh should be eliminated. They are exactly the kind of sentient beings that should be the object of the lower activity. It ...
by Mkoll
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tantric Liberation, Padmasambhava and Bonpos, etc.
Replies: 114
Views: 3273

Re: Tantric Liberation, Padmasambhava and Bonpos, etc.

No, liberation is a kind of wrathful phowa, actually. I understand this my dear Malcolm, but what we are actually talking about ('ccept in the case of Guru Rinpoche, maybe) is Military personnel dropping bones from drones on unknown people that look like ISIS members. Now if you consider that "libe...
by Mkoll
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Republican Rebellion Against Trump
Replies: 15
Views: 462

Republican Rebellion Against Trump

Republican Senator Corker called the White House an "adult day care center" a few weeks ago and has continued to say things along the same tack. Today, Republican Senator Flake gave a stirring speech (copy-pasted below) announcing that he won't be seeking re-election and condemning Trump. Is this th...
by Mkoll
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 261
Views: 9705

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Well, I for one definitely want to take away all of their semi-automatic weapons. They can keep their single shots, flintlocks, and even winchesters. What about their blunderbusses, should they be allowed to keep those? I mean they are pretty easily concealable tucked away in one's waistcoat, under...
by Mkoll
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 261
Views: 9705

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

That does not answer why. If you want the answer, you have to look at pre-Civil war attitudes towards the 2nd amendment (militias) and post Civil war, when the NRA began actively encouraging an understanding of the 2nd Amendment as something for personal gun ownership. Obviously it's not the whole ...
by Mkoll
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 261
Views: 9705

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Come on Malcolm, that's not an answer. Why is the NRA's lobbying amongst the American people so successful? Because guns are embedded deeply within our culture, like football and cheeseburgers and movies. People get very defensive about their culture and cherished traditions. That does not answer w...
by Mkoll
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What would Buddha have thought of Mahayana?
Replies: 51
Views: 2166

Re: What would Buddha have thought of Mahayana?

Very often people who question the validity of the Mahayana sutras instead uphold the supremacy of the Pali Canon while paradoxically rejecting rebirth/karma. The "Why Secular Buddhism Is Not True" thread is fresh on my mind, so that's where my response came from. Sorry for the tangent! :smile: IME...
by Mkoll
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What would Buddha have thought of Mahayana?
Replies: 51
Views: 2166

Re: What would Buddha have thought of Mahayana?

Very often people who question the validity of the Mahayana sutras instead uphold the supremacy of the Pali Canon while paradoxically rejecting rebirth/karma. The "Why Secular Buddhism Is Not True" thread is fresh on my mind, so that's where my response came from. Sorry for the tangent! :smile: IME...
by Mkoll
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 261
Views: 9705

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

kirtu wrote:Come on Malcolm, that's not an answer. Why is the NRA's lobbying amongst the American people so successful?
Because guns are embedded deeply within our culture, like football and cheeseburgers and movies. People get very defensive about their culture and cherished traditions.
by Mkoll
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1571
Views: 128966

Re: Music time

The most memorable sax part in a song ever? Song as a whole isn't half-bad either. ;)

Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street