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by amanitamusc
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DJKR letter to Aung San Suu Kyi
Replies: 100
Views: 3976

Re: DJKR letter to Aung San Suu Kyi

Malcolm wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:16 pm
PeterC wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:11 am

It is however an issue if you happen to be one of his students. And out of consideration for those people we should exercise moderation - though not deference.
There is a reason why high lamas should stay out of politics and avoid scholastic debates.
:good:
by amanitamusc
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DJKR letter to Aung San Suu Kyi
Replies: 100
Views: 3976

Re: DJKR letter to Aung San Suu Kyi

DJKR is pointing out that Suu Kyi deserves our compassion.
by amanitamusc
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: We are a Kali Yuga culture
Replies: 200
Views: 11054

Re: We are a Kali Yuga culture

I think the comic and the commentary on the destructiveness of the nihilist/materialist philosophy are not at odds at all. Part of the reason for over-stimulation is the sort of ethical hedonism and notion of "progress" that comes from the materialist view, combined with the evolutionary instincts ...
by amanitamusc
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DJKR letter to Aung San Suu Kyi
Replies: 100
Views: 3976

Re: DJKR letter to Aung San Suu Kyi

Manju wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:41 am
Nobody NEEDS to do anything.

Manju
We can all fiddle like Nero.
by amanitamusc
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: Greetings

Ive come to ask a few scholarly questions and am interested in meeting the scholars here. Thank you. My name is Lonny Jarrett, I has been practicing Chinese Medicine in Stockbridge, Massachusetts since 1986. I was a founding board member of the Ac. Soc. Of Mass. and a Fellow of the National Academy...
by amanitamusc
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How are you?
Replies: 14
Views: 245

Re: How are you?

I'm in a dark place but i'm used to it.Welcome to samsara.Its all good.
by amanitamusc
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Irredeemable Thoughts, Words, and Deeds
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: Irredeemable Thoughts, Words, and Deeds

What thoughts, words, and/or deeds are irredeemable? For example, if I were to murder one of my Gurus, could I purify that? If not, then why not? If everything is empty why can't we purify everything in this life? Why would we need to be reborn in Vajra Hell to be able purify something? Thank you. ...
by amanitamusc
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Knife crimes in England
Replies: 9
Views: 284

Re: Knife crimes in England

What is interesting about this is that the actual homicide rate is largely unchanged, which means that stabbing is taking up a larger proportion of the total killings. The article suggests this is primarily due to a surge in drug violence, which makes sense when you consider the massive caches of d...
by amanitamusc
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: DKR - How Will You See the Guru?
Replies: 90
Views: 2639

Re: DKR - How Will You See the Guru?

i'm afraid you are applying a Mahayana criteria to a Vajrayana way. But Vajrayana is a subspecies of Mahayana. I'm sorry, my Guru told me that in the nature of mind there is no limits, and that limitations are cause of suffering and not cause of realization. And i'm talking of skillful means, not o...
by amanitamusc
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6513
Views: 622130

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Hi, Does anyone know if Rinpoche ever indicated a reason other than personal inclination as to why someone might chose one long life practice over another in a given situation (i.e. Amitayus or Mandarava)? TIA. Astrological conditions. For example during an eclipse the Guru Amitayus practice is adv...
by amanitamusc
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Knife crimes in England
Replies: 9
Views: 284

Knife crimes in England

The number of fatal stabbings in England and Wales last year was the highest since records began in 1946, official figures show.
https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-47211971
by amanitamusc
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: DKR - How Will You See the Guru?
Replies: 90
Views: 2639

Re: DKR - How Will You See the Guru?

Oh, it is the most desireable, but yes yes morality itself can become an obstacle. Dangerous line of thinking. The point at which one might enter into unconventional behavior is when one is a very, very advanced practitioner. As the man said: vast as the sky / fine as grains of flour. What do you c...
by amanitamusc
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: theseus and anātman
Replies: 8
Views: 221

Re: theseus and anātman

The version of the thought experiment was a little different. Instead of a boat it was a chariot. And instead of the parts being bad and discarded, they were saved and as each part was removed from the first chariot it was added to the pile of parts and a second chariot was built. So then the quest...
by amanitamusc
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dharma Ending Age
Replies: 80
Views: 1480

Re: Dharma Ending Age

You said: " The irony is that this sort of picking and choosing teachings and declaring one's we like valid and one's we don't like invalid is precisely the kind of approach that brings the end of Dharma." Then why are some Thervada and Mahayana Buddhists still debating whats the proper historical ...
by amanitamusc
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6513
Views: 622130

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

javier.espinoza.t wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:05 am
Hi guys, any news from Mr. Yeshe Namkhai?
https://www.linkedin.com/in/yeshinamkhai
http://www.my-hexagon.com/
by amanitamusc
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dechen Barwa prayer
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: Dechen Barwa prayer

There is a story in a biography on HH Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche when he used this practice. In 1978 when he and many of his students went to Mt. Wu Tai Shan they were not allowed to go up the mountains. Rinpoche did this practice overnight and the next day they were welcomed to go up and sta...
by amanitamusc
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dechen Barwa prayer
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: Dechen Barwa prayer

There is a story in a biography on HH Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche when he used this practice. In 1978 when he and many of his students went to Mt. Wu Tai Shan they were not allowed to go up the mountains. Rinpoche did this practice overnight and the next day they were welcomed to go up and stay...
by amanitamusc
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dharma Ending Age
Replies: 80
Views: 1480

Re: Dharma Ending Age

All due respect, the topic itself echoes, or mimics, the Hindu mythology of the Kali Yuga which contains very similar kinds of prognostications about the dark ages at the end of history. It's not without truth, but shouldn't be interpreted too literally. Yea and Armageddon and eschatology in general.
by amanitamusc
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2445
Views: 206216

Re: Music time

by amanitamusc
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Empowerments are for life?
Replies: 48
Views: 1654

Re: Empowerments are for life?

no. hh jigme phuntsok has a vajrasattva terma that needs no lung or transmission at all. Some evidence please. Here is the colophon: The above terma appeared in the pure vision of “Ah Wang Luo Zhu Zong Mei” [ Jigme Phuntsok: Terton Sogyal – Lerab Lingpa – Guru of H.H. the 13th and 14th Dalai Lama ]...

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