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by Malcolm
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam w Togal as dzogrim
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: Yidam w Togal as dzogrim

treehuggingoctopus wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:03 pm
Thanks! By saying that Togal is the dzogrim there, are you suggesting that it literally comes into play where more generally a tsalung practice would be used?
Yes.
by Malcolm
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Upcoming book by Karl Brunnhölzl on The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra
Replies: 29
Views: 1831

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

Hi Malcolm, I have been reflecting on this discussion and am still a little bit confused. I don't offer this as a point of contention but just to broaden my own understanding. It seems to me perhaps we were talking past each other in that your comments may have been focused around the term "alpha" ...
by Malcolm
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Relationship between the zhi (base) and tathagatagarbha
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: Relationship between the zhi (base) and tathagatagarbha

What is the relationship between the two? Are they synonymous? This question comes about because some one on another forum said, "Buddhanature dreaming a (person's name)" and something about that statement feels very off. Buddhanature isn't dreaming anything, it's the aspect that's free from those ...
by Malcolm
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 93
Views: 1772

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

:good: ...and it it ain't Left, it condones oppression. :thinking: Kim For example, Burke, the father of political conservatism, was a supporter of the American Revolution. Gee, thanks. Nicest thing anyone has said to me for weeks. :smile: For example, Burke, the father of political conservatism, w...
by Malcolm
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 93
Views: 1772

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

The Marxist argument for open borders and immigration... Social democracy, which is not even Marxism, cannot work without clearly defined borders, whether it's a municipiality or a nation-state Actually, it’s capitalism that wont be confined within borders and national identities. Rightly so. At tr...
by Malcolm
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 93
Views: 1772

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

The Marxist argument for open borders and immigration... Social democracy, which is not even Marxism, cannot work without clearly defined borders, whether it's a municipiality or a nation-state Actually, it’s capitalism that wont be confined within borders and national identities. Rightly so. At tr...
by Malcolm
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 93
Views: 1772

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

Kim O'Hara wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:13 am
Grigoris wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:12 pm
As far as I am concerned: if it don't talk Class, it ain't Left.
:good:

...and it it ain't Left, it condones oppression.

:thinking:
Kim
This is as facile as it is untrue. For example, Burke, the father of political conservatism, was a supporter of the American Revolution.
by Malcolm
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam w Togal as dzogrim
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: Yidam w Togal as dzogrim

treehuggingoctopus wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:00 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:33 pm
Crazywisdom wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:16 pm
Wondering is anyone aware of a yidam that takes the Dzogchen or Yangti tantra style method as completion stage?
Troma.
Fascinating. So it does make sense to say that Togal is the completion stage of Throma?

Where would Throma tregchod be in that model?

Troma has both.
by Malcolm
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam w Togal as dzogrim
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: Yidam w Togal as dzogrim

Crazywisdom wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:16 pm
Wondering is anyone aware of a yidam that takes the Dzogchen or Yangti tantra style method as completion stage?
Troma.
by Malcolm
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 93
Views: 1772

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

Karma is a personal thing. If the killing isn't done themselves then it isn't wrong livelihood. A cook or medic doesn't kill so therefore no negative karma accrued. That's all I'm going to say about it, done with this thread. With respect to this, if one agree with the goals of an army, i.e., suppo...
by Malcolm
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 93
Views: 1772

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

Grigoris wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:49 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:34 pm
Since we are talking about robots, how many soldiers will one infantry bot replace?
Infantry work in units of at least ten to cover angles and for carrying out a variety of functions, so...

Anyway, human infantry are cheaper and more expendable than robots.
So one bot = one squad?
by Malcolm
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 93
Views: 1772

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

Since we are talking about robots, how many soldiers will one infantry bot replace?
by Malcolm
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 93
Views: 1772

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

When did being a chef or medic who saves lives become wrong livelihoods? :thinking: When you are feeding people and patching them up specifically so that they can be more effective at killing. When you are integral part of the killing machine/process. Nothing exists in a vacuum, yah know? Karma is ...
by Malcolm
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 93
Views: 1772

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

clyde wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:29 am
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.
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 93
Views: 1772

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

Here’s my point: Paying taxes supports the military. You would not murder someone even if threatened with jail and/or a large fine. So, why are you paying taxes that support the military? Is it too inconvenient to stop paying taxes? I pay my taxes with the understanding that I am complicit in actio...
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dungse Rigzin Dorje Rinpoche
Replies: 25
Views: 2351

Re: Dungse Rigzin Dorje Rinpoche

Adamantine wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:56 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:38 pm
amanitamusc wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:33 pm
Is KDL's body in Assam or Arunachal Pradesh?
It is at Zangdog Palri in Arunachal Pradesh, AFAIK.
They kept the Kundung preserved? In a stupa?
It is preserved, but not in a stupa I think.
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dungse Rigzin Dorje Rinpoche
Replies: 25
Views: 2351

Re: Dungse Rigzin Dorje Rinpoche

amanitamusc wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:33 pm
Is KDL's body in Assam or Arunachal Pradesh?
It is at Zangdog Palri in Arunachal Pradesh, AFAIK.
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 93
Views: 1772

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

That class identification never took deep roots among white Anglo Americans. I beg to differ: IWW . IWW.jpg No, The AFL was more powerful, aligned with the Democratic Party, and anti-immigrant as well. The union movement in the US was more guild conscious than class conscious, and it remains so. Th...
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Upcoming book by Karl Brunnhölzl on The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra
Replies: 29
Views: 1831

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

Since English is such a 'borrowing' language, (alpha from the Greek sure fits,) then why not incorporate more Buddhist Sanskrit terms if the translator cannot abide prosaic English versions? Certainly it is the case that a number of terms in Dzogchen can be in Sanskrit, such as dharmata for example...
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 93
Views: 1772

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

Good luck with that, people still put nation before class. I agree. People do not want to identify as working class as the idea that the working class is actually the motor of modern history has become unfashionable. People like to identify as something higher or loftier. Identification with one's ...

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