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by Malcolm
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: The Dalai Lama has new Oracles
Replies: 23
Views: 670

Re: The Dalai Lama has new Oracles

There is a question that needs answering about this whole matter. If the Nechung Oracle did in fact declare this woman to be the Mamaki Oracle, is she??? I have read that on many occasions in the past if a Tulku or Oracle stated that someone was an Oracle or Tulku that was all it took. The Tibetan ...
by Malcolm
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: The Dalai Lama has new Oracles
Replies: 23
Views: 670

Re: The Dalai Lama has new Oracles

greenvajrapani27 wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:42 pm

Today I sent emails to the Office of the Dalai Lama and CTA's Department of Religion about this Mamaki Oracle's claims.
That is the correct procedure for checking on things like this.
by Malcolm
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sogyal, etc. split from THE SELF-ARISEN VIDYA TANTRA thread
Replies: 130
Views: 4766

Re: Sogyal, etc. split from THE SELF-ARISEN VIDYA TANTRA thread

pema tsultrim wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:07 pm

But c'mon.
Um, yeah, that about sums it up.
by Malcolm
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Sudden Realization
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: Sudden Realization

So I think, we are all one conciousness, You would be better off in a Hindu forum. No school of Buddhism accepts this. That's good to know, I'm still kind of unsure how to navigate how all of these perspectives came together into this realization. Because of this I would respectfully like to ask ho...
by Malcolm
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Sudden Realization
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: Sudden Realization

SuddenRealization wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:24 pm


So I think, we are all one conciousness,
You would be better off in a Hindu forum. No school of Buddhism accepts this.
by Malcolm
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sogyal, etc. split from THE SELF-ARISEN VIDYA TANTRA thread
Replies: 130
Views: 4766

Re: Sogyal, etc. split from THE SELF-ARISEN VIDYA TANTRA thread

While what you said is true, as pointed out above, that is not what we are talking about. We are talking about bodhichitta motivation. Specifically, we are talking about actions that appear negative but are in fact done for the purpose of the enlightenment of all sentient beings even though they ha...
by Malcolm
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?
Replies: 175
Views: 2702

Re: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?

A transgendered person is someone who was born that way, even if they need to have reassignment surgery. They don’t need to, and the reassignment will not change them to the gender that they think they are. I mean people can do whatever they want, but it certainly should not be subsidized; of cours...
by Malcolm
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Eminem darkness
Replies: 19
Views: 393

Re: Eminem darkness

America cannot get what mass-shooting really means.. Oh, we get it all right, there simply is no political will to deal with the issue properly because of the Jesus and Guns crowd. Sorry, I didn't address you intelligent people as 'America' here but the crowd who votes for guns. Violence is being e...
by Malcolm
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Eminem darkness
Replies: 19
Views: 393

Re: Eminem darkness

100% pro gun here but I like the video. I think the message is more about mental illness than guns. In the 100 Karma Sūtra, the Buddha teaches that whether one possess weapons for afflicted or nonafflicted motivations, it is nonvirtuous and the result is only suffering. Just something any Buddhist ...
by Malcolm
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are there any schools of Mahayana or Vajrayana that do not use Yogacara "all is mind" type language nor teachings?
Replies: 12
Views: 282

Re: Are there any schools of Mahayana or Vajrayana that do not use Yogacara "all is mind" type language nor teachings?

Dgj wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:27 am

For example a hypothetical school that teaches that the mind is dependent and temporary,
All Buddhist schools teach this.

Stick with Prasanga Madhyamaka, and you will be ok.
by Malcolm
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?
Replies: 175
Views: 2702

Re: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?

“...or someone who changes gender...” This must be referring to changing gender in the womb.... No, it refers to intersexed people. Even though being embodied in samsara at all, that is whether heterosexual or not, is we could say produced by affliction, I still think there is a difference between ...
by Malcolm
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: How does offering music work?
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: How does offering music work?

When one offers music via playing a bell, drumming, singing, gongs, bowls, horns, flutes, strings, etc. how does one offer it? Offer the instrument and visualize it resonating divine sounds? Play the instrument and recite mantras while doing so (or recite the mantras before or after playing?)? I ha...
by Malcolm
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Freemasonry
Replies: 37
Views: 845

Re: Freemasonry

"Perennialism is a perspective in spirituality that views all of the world's religious traditions as sharing a single, metaphysical truth or origin from which all esoteric and exoteric knowledge and doctrine has grown." Indeed, the single, metaphysical truth or origin of all world religious traditi...
by Malcolm
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2020 poll #1
Replies: 37
Views: 1068

Re: POTUS 2020 poll #1

Nicholas Weeks wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:26 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:19 pm

As for myself, 1. And if gangster in the white house gets elected again, 7. Except for here, where I get to torture you, Nicholas.
Torture moi :rolling: Such hyperbole.
I am glad you enjoyed it. I told you once that despite appearances, I considered you a friend. I meant it.
by Malcolm
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2020 poll #1
Replies: 37
Views: 1068

Re: POTUS 2020 poll #1

What will all you Bernie-bots do if he does not get the Presidential nomination? 1) Vote for the Democrat that is nominated. 2) Not vote for President at all. 3) Move to fill-in-the-blank 4) Destroy the nominating convention place. 5) Join Aniti-fa & make the streets run with blood. 6) Weep much, g...
by Malcolm
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sogyal, etc. split from THE SELF-ARISEN VIDYA TANTRA thread
Replies: 130
Views: 4766

Re: Sogyal, etc. split from THE SELF-ARISEN VIDYA TANTRA thread

I know a guy that had a heart transplant. He let some guy that had gone to med school give him drugs that rendered him completely helpless and at the guys mercy. Then this guy cut his chest wide open and literally cut my friend’s heart out. Plus he took a LOT of my friend’s money. As described that...
by Malcolm
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: How does offering music work?
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: How does offering music work?

When one offers music via playing a bell, drumming, singing, gongs, bowls, horns, flutes, strings, etc. how does one offer it? Offer the instrument and visualize it resonating divine sounds? Play the instrument and recite mantras while doing so (or recite the mantras before or after playing?)? I ha...
by Malcolm
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Eminem darkness
Replies: 19
Views: 393

Re: Eminem darkness

Ayu wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:39 pm
America cannot get what mass-shooting really means..
Oh, we get it all right, there simply is no political will to deal with the issue properly because of the Jesus and Guns crowd.
by Malcolm
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Eminem darkness
Replies: 19
Views: 393

Re: Eminem darkness

Vasana wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:28 pm

I thought Donald Glover's song from 2018 was more 'shocking' to be honest. Said to be critiquing the role of musicians in continuously entertaining people while shootings never cease. Normalizing gun crime.

Awesome music video.
by Malcolm
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?
Replies: 175
Views: 2702

Re: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?

Problem is socialized medicine works incredibly well Malcolm. Yes, which is why I support Sanders. I worked in hospitals for years. Few things make Canadians violent. Refusing them care was incredibly dangerous in my experience. Whoever takes it away is a dead man. Maybe. England is different than ...

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