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by amanitamusc
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 84
Views: 1568

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

Or does simply not agreeing with a government’s “poor choice” absolve you? Yes. And when needed, this dissent can lead to civil disobedience and outright revolution. Excellent! The cook is saved as the cook can simply not agree with the “poor choice” of the government. Malcolm never mentioned "the ...
by amanitamusc
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Shenpen Ösel
Replies: 2
Views: 308

Re: Shenpen Ösel

by amanitamusc
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who Would Eat This
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Who Would Eat This

I heard the chocolate is great from this factory in Portland.
http://www.almachocolate.com/icons/cont ... -sakyamuni
by amanitamusc
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dungse Rigzin Dorje Rinpoche
Replies: 24
Views: 2253

Re: Dungse Rigzin Dorje Rinpoche

I just made a request for salt that was changed 5 or 6 times during the initial preservation of Rinpoche's body.
by amanitamusc
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Lamentation of Rudra Prayer
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: Lamentation of Rudra Prayer

Crazywisdom wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:07 am
Could someone PM, email or link to the prayer please? I need this. Thank you.
I found this.
by amanitamusc
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dungse Rigzin Dorje Rinpoche
Replies: 24
Views: 2253

Re: Dungse Rigzin Dorje Rinpoche

Is KDL's body in Assam or Arunachal Pradesh?
by amanitamusc
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Upcoming book by Karl Brunnhölzl on The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra
Replies: 28
Views: 1761

Re: Upcoming book by Karl Brunnhölzl on The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra

Malcolm wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:26 am
LoveFromColorado wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:20 am
I understood it to mean "original beginingless" or the like in context.
That is not what the term ka dag means.
:thumbsup:
by amanitamusc
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Upcoming book by Karl Brunnhölzl on The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra
Replies: 28
Views: 1761

Re: Upcoming book by Karl Brunnhölzl on The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra

KB quotes a fair amount from Dowman tranlsations.Why? KB also has two separate glossaries of English to Tibetan and Tibetan to English.Why two? I was not blown away by this translation. It would be nice to have a translation of this work by Malcolm or EPK. In any case I should learn Tibetan and stop...
by amanitamusc
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Question on Duality/Other
Replies: 25
Views: 714

Re: Question on Duality/Other

Thank you for the reply Javier! I certainly don't claim to have realizations; however, I have had at least some level of experiential understanding on these subjects. That said, I have not found a good way to articulate these details (mainly to myself). I can sense a decent portion of them but have...
by amanitamusc
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.
Replies: 55
Views: 948

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

Ah. That explains the trip they made to China even within the first 49 days of his parinirvana. :thumbsup: I don't think so. This Khenpo is actually in Taiwan. I tried to enquire about more information about his background and his teachings and I am not sure if he really is teaching ChNN's teaching...
by amanitamusc
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: My father died on Dec 2
Replies: 24
Views: 375

Re: My father died on Dec 2

Om Mani Padme Hung :heart:
by amanitamusc
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: What a buddhist tradition did you choose and why?
Replies: 29
Views: 1185

Re: What a buddhist tradition did you choose and why?

Sure. Like those gassed millions. But OK, I guess you can make karma mean pretty much anything you want. So I won't take the bait (any further). If it is not about karma then what is it about? Luck? God? Fate? Chance? https://artsyats.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/a-wise-man-once-said-nothing-1472751...
by amanitamusc
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fukushima and Nuclear Energy
Replies: 23
Views: 277

Re: If the bad times are coming, what to do?

Following the Fukushima meltdown, I can't get on board with more nuclear energy. The full impact of that tragedy is not being recognized. The incidence of certain cancers has spiked in Kanto. Some suburbs of Tokyo that were directly downwind - people basically have given up growing vegetables in th...
by amanitamusc
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: What a buddhist tradition did you choose and why?
Replies: 29
Views: 1185

Re: What a buddhist tradition did you choose and why?

If I were a man dying of thirst in the desert, and through sheer amazing luck I had stumbled upon an oasis with a bunch of different drink stalls, I would not stop and spend ages comparing and evaluating the merits of freshly squeezed juice over coca-cola, though there may well be a fair few. First...
by amanitamusc
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: What a buddhist tradition did you choose and why?
Replies: 29
Views: 1185

Re: What a buddhist tradition did you choose and why?

If I were a man dying of thirst in the desert, and through sheer amazing luck I had stumbled upon an oasis with a bunch of different drink stalls, I would not stop and spend ages comparing and evaluating the merits of freshly squeezed juice over coca-cola, though there may well be a fair few. First...
by amanitamusc
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Edgar here, why are you?
Replies: 33
Views: 691

Re: Edgar here, why are you?

Thought a Buddhist forum would be about facing the delusion and ignorance head-on, but frankly, can't seem to make heads or tails of most threads. Do you folks come to the forum, looking to awaken or is there another purpose? Sorry the forum doesn't meet your expectations, though I wonder, are your...
by amanitamusc
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DJKR letter to Aung San Suu Kyi
Replies: 77
Views: 2880

Re: DJKR letter to Aung San Suu Kyi

Malcolm wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:32 am
amanitamusc wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:45 am
Malcolm wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:07 pm


I really cannot stand this Western Liberal bias for facts.
What news sources do glean facts from?
Multiple sources fir everything.
:thumbsup:
by amanitamusc
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What are the precepts in Nichiren Shoshu?
Replies: 10
Views: 274

Re: What are the precepts in Nichiren Shoshu?

bcol01 wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:21 pm
:namaste:
You better make sure the Shoshu fits.
by amanitamusc
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DJKR letter to Aung San Suu Kyi
Replies: 77
Views: 2880

Re: DJKR letter to Aung San Suu Kyi

https://tricycle.org/trikedaily/response-dzongsar-jamyang-khyentse-rinpoche/?utm_source=social&utm_medium=fb For me I’m not so much interested in the authors of these pieces but rather what the pieces actually say. I think that putting the original letter and this response side-by-side produces a c...
by amanitamusc
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Jobs that serve alcohol?
Replies: 49
Views: 2067

Re: Jobs that serve alcohol?

The precept says nothing about "alcohol is a poison", or "alcohol is inherently bad so don't have anything to do with it". There are other teachings that certainly might say things like this, and we should adhere to the teachings which are definitive for us. If one is simply following the fifth pre...

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