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by amanitamusc
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Climate change to cause global beer shortage, study says
Replies: 18
Views: 266

Re: Climate change to cause global beer shortage, study says

I'm sure Monsanto will have an answer for the barley problem. :twisted:
by amanitamusc
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: One hand clapping
Replies: 12
Views: 265

Re: One hand clapping

It is a koan.It is for you to catch it or not.
by amanitamusc
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: One hand clapping
Replies: 12
Views: 265

Re: One hand clapping

Catching the clap off hand? :tongue:
by amanitamusc
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 94
Views: 3619

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

Maybe they will both recognize the same Sharmapa?
by amanitamusc
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 92
Views: 1303

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

Bernie is a terrific person but clearly too far to the left to be a realistic prospect. You know this world is done for when health care, infrastructure and education are considered left wing... . American politics is is two flavors of pablum fed to morons. I would just add corporate media's effect...
by amanitamusc
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 92
Views: 1303

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

I'm looking at it more from the perspective of, "Is this something that realistically can be addressed in the next two years so we have a solid chance to remove Trump?" You think that the only way to remove Trump is to replace him with a Democratic Party candidate that is his political twin??? Mayb...
by amanitamusc
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Amoghasiddhi Mantra?
Replies: 23
Views: 544

Re: Amoghasiddhi Mantra?

There is a tradition of reciting the Akshobhya dharani. I don't know where the dharani appears but Akshobhya does appear in sutra. Most people who are attracted to the practice will also report that they find that their anger and hatred gets reduced or eliminated. Namo bhagavate Akṣhobhāya, tathāga...
by amanitamusc
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Amoghasiddhi Mantra?
Replies: 23
Views: 544

Re: Amoghasiddhi Mantra?

Tenma wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:51 am
Anyone know the mantra or dharani of Amoghasiddhi? I am trying to tame my jealousy and envy among school rivals, but Akshobhya is the closest for quelling hatred.
Its good that y recognize these afflicted emotions. I
by amanitamusc
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6236
Views: 563568

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Mods, please delete my previous post. It was a mistake on my part to post this here as it's clearly a cause of discomfort and anxiety. The last thing I want is to be the source of discord among vajra siblings. Apologies to everyone for this. Tonnes of Vajrasattva purification for me the next few da...
by amanitamusc
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6236
Views: 563568

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

No idea what that means. You need to read the advice more carefully. However, since SSI issued the request for a period of silence and SS Publications now issues this, it points even more to the need for unity. Matters of succession, leadership, strategy, financial and operational planning are inex...
by amanitamusc
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: NATURE
Replies: 30
Views: 595

Re: NATURE

kalden yungdrung wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:54 pm
Tashi delek,

This wonderful little bird was discovered recently somewhere in China.
It can change its face in different colors , like a chameleon.

I want one! :twothumbsup:
by amanitamusc
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6236
Views: 563568

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

At the moment, the DC is supposed to be silently contemplating rather than launching into this kind of thing. Once the DC has a strong direction the membership will follow and so will the income stream for publications, costing and pricing strategies etc. They clearly need help, but this is a 'cart...
by amanitamusc
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6236
Views: 563568

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

An Update on Shang Shung Publications At the moment, the DC is supposed to be silently contemplating rather than launching into this kind of thing. Once the DC has a strong direction the membership will follow and so will the income stream for publications, costing and pricing strategies etc. They ...
by amanitamusc
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: online teaching--Ngawang Palzang's pith instruction on Bodhicitta
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Re: online teaching--Ngawang Palzang's pith instruction on Bodhicitta

Pema Trinley Rinpoche will teach Ngawang Palzang's pith instruction on Bodhicitta.   Time:  Eastern Time Oct 7th 10~12am,the teaching will be continued after lunch. Please join the teachings through ZOOM, You can download ZOOM software and enter the meeting ID: 626 294 9589 Or just click this link ...
by amanitamusc
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can a Stream Enterer believe in silly things?
Replies: 25
Views: 963

Re: Can a Stream Enterer believe in silly things?

passel wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:00 am
If we know all the answers why aren’t we enlightened already
We need to get used to knowing it.
by amanitamusc
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can a Stream Enterer believe in silly things?
Replies: 25
Views: 963

Re: Can a Stream Enterer believe in silly things?

Tenma wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:47 am
What if something is scientifically proven? It still doesn't matter and it doesn't matter if a master believes the earth is flat with only four continents and a tall mountain at the center?
These ?''s have been gone over ad nauseam .Check the search and see.
by amanitamusc
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Realization of the Naga's practices
Replies: 24
Views: 1024

Re: Realization of the Naga's practices

What is the sign of realization of this? What can be achieved by practicing only this (Naga's) rituals? All rituals are very formal but is there room for our own thoughts and dialog with Nagas? What can we ask for them? How to recognize that we are hurting them for which they do revenge? Which heal...
by amanitamusc
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: I wish to marry a Dakini
Replies: 46
Views: 2410

Re: I wish to marry a Dakini

I married a Dakini. She has taught me so much. Find someone who loves you for who you are. There is so much they can teach you. Real Dharma stuff. How to find someone who loves you for who you are? Partly, it's luck or karmic connection or whatever, mostly it's loving them for who they are. :good: ...
by amanitamusc
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Monks and Tigers
Replies: 11
Views: 256

Re: Monks and Tigers

Tashi delek, Very sad that this can happen. Thai monks and Thai monks are two that is what we all know. We have in Thailand also this commercial sect or modern monks which are despised by the older generation monks. They have a lot of money and power in Thailand. Guess that this Thai monk camp belo...
by amanitamusc
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6236
Views: 563568

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

the names of the masters are written on the thangka. so we need only a higher resolution for making a key.... You are right that the names are written on the thangka. However, the problem is that the image above is of the copy print of the original thangka. And looking at mine close up, it's clear ...

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