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by Malcolm
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 328
Views: 3838

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Current and Topical: http://www.bbc.com/news/stories-43754737 "For decades the BBC denied that job applicants were subject to political vetting by MI5. But in fact vetting began in the early days of the BBC and continued until the 1990s. Paul Reynolds, the first journalist to see all the BBC's vett...
by Malcolm
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Collective karma
Replies: 116
Views: 1549

Re: Collective karma

Astus wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:59 pm
By the way, the standard list of what kinds of minds are perceived includes whether it is liberated or not.
A liberated mind still has images when it perceives characteristics, but when it is in a signless samadhi it doesn't.
by Malcolm
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Collective karma
Replies: 116
Views: 1549

Re: Collective karma

Astus wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:59 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:08 pm
an image is a representation. All perceptions of characteristics are representational.
Then why do you call that a direct perception?
Astus, surely you know what a pratyakṣa is and what it entails.
by Malcolm
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 328
Views: 3838

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Sorry Manju!!!! it's the usual pattern - good relevant suggestions offered and then things move along. You have to admit, Malcolm gotcha there ! lol :) Totally got me and kept me in check!! It's what made me verify what I thought I knew before spouting off some additional nonsense... :oops: :buddha1:
by Malcolm
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Collective karma
Replies: 116
Views: 1549

Re: Collective karma

Grigoris wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:40 pm
So you believe a Buddha's mind is conditioned and thus cannot see things for what they are. You believe that a Buddha is afflicted by ignorance.
A buddha's mind stream is conditioned and relative; it is however free of affliction and endowed with omniscience.
by Malcolm
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Collective karma
Replies: 116
Views: 1549

Re: Collective karma

can perceive the intrinsic characteristics of the conceptual image existing in the other person's mind. It does not mean they share the same "thought." That is a perception of a reflection, a copy, a simulacrum of those characteristics, in other words, a representation. Why? Simply because it is th...
by Malcolm
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 328
Views: 3838

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Hello everyone, a few minutes ago: US and allies started launching strikes on Syria. If you know about any `spiritual efforts towards world peace` then please write it here (Sutra recitation etc. ....what is appropriate ? ) I am sitting in Kathmandu and want to recite something. Manju So this was t...
by Malcolm
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 328
Views: 3838

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

PS I wonder what is happening in Afrin, don't see much of that on the news, do you? !3 minutes ago, on Reuters: Turkey, rebel allies have lost hundreds in Afrin fighting, Erdogan says ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey and its Syrian rebel allies have lost “hundreds” of fighters in total since the start o...
by Malcolm
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 328
Views: 3838

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

I fail to see how bringing up verifiable facts is "poisoning the well", unless you somehow think that following the trail of money and influence is not important. The facts you brought up were germaine to CORE only, not to Freedom House. Another example: You state that the BBC is a reputable source...
by Malcolm
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 328
Views: 3838

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

...spouting the words of the Russian troll factories... you do realise that the whole "russian troll factories" can very well might be just as brainwashing as you think Ickes ideas can be, don't you? did you see the "Sinclair's script for stations" video? Please watch it and ask yourself how is tha...
by Malcolm
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 328
Views: 3838

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

...qualified journalism, and not conspiracy theorists... Eva Bartlett's "conspiracy theorists"? yeah, right on UN... Eva Bartlett is not a journalist. Patrick Worrall of Channel 4 debunks her here: Eva Bartlett is a Canadian citizen who describes herself as an “independent writer and rights activis...
by Malcolm
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 328
Views: 3838

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

This, Greg, is exactly the logical fallacy called "poisoning the well." Check your facts first. All your "fact" digging does is try and poison the well further. Are any of the facts reported by the website I posted false? Is it false that Freedom House was instrumental in Dewey's creation of SUNY? ...
by Malcolm
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 328
Views: 3838

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

yagmort wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:28 pm

nbc, bbc etc are all liers.. they are all controlled by deep state:
This is what a brain looks like on conspiracy theories.
by Malcolm
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: LARGE BRONZE OFFERING THINGY
Replies: 10
Views: 146

Re: LARGE BRONZE OFFERING THINGY

WHAT IS THIS PLEASE? A goblet or vase atop a bowl atop a plate. Clearly for offerings or ritual celebrations of some kind. It is huge (and a bit wonky) at 18 inches high and 16 across. It is like a very Serkyem and reminds me of stacking up offerings for Tsog/Ganapuja. https://scontent.fbrs1-2.fna....
by Malcolm
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 328
Views: 3838

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Even so, gun issues in the US are not relevant to this topic. My bad for not being clear, my reference wasn't towards gun issues, but life lost and the mobilizing of forces for x-amounts of lives lost or at stake. Every intervention is a huge cost both in resources and manpower. Aside from the unre...
by Malcolm
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 328
Views: 3838

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

And a UN info graphic depicting where and by whom chemical weapons have been used in Syria, according to reliable evidence the UN was able to gather. As the legend notes, it does not cover all reported instances of chemical weapons used in Syria. http://www.ohchr.org/SiteCollectionImages/Bodies/HRC...
by Malcolm
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 328
Views: 3838

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

there is no evidence that Assad ever used gas on his own people. it's all fabricated to justify usa actions. the recent video has been shot with guys/kids who been forced to do a video and have been paid with food after. iraq, lybia, syria, yemen... how many more lies do you need to see the same pa...
by Malcolm
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 328
Views: 3838

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

A huge problem is... How many people know/don't know this.... Free press doesn't mean much if it's hard to identify. The majority isn't sufficiently educated to distinguish between free press and MSNBC. So CNN, Fox, MSNBC may as well be the de facto news source to a huge number of people. This very...
by Malcolm
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Collective karma
Replies: 116
Views: 1549

Re: Collective karma

The above is mistaken, and is posited on a realist perspective. What do you mean by direct perception of others' minds then? If you have the abhijñā of knowing the minds of others, for example, devas, when someone perceives something, it is perceived by a characteristic. A person with such abilitie...
by Malcolm
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 328
Views: 3838

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Freedomhouse: when your government tells you that you are free. :rolling: You guys crack me up. Freedom House is independent, not part of the US govt. Questionnaire: How independent can an organisation set up by a President of the U$ be? A) Not independent at all. B) Really not independent at all. ...