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by Malcolm
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 60
Views: 877

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

I have no idea why, though, someone like Bezos or Dwayne Johnson would want to be president. It doesn’t pay, the job doesn’t bring that much power, and it makes your life hell unless you are a chronic amoral narcissist. For the same reason Bloomberg ran for mayor - civic duty. How about Mattis? In ...
by Malcolm
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 60
Views: 877

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

Open borders are simply not an option. Wow, Trump really did win. Sad! Its a mistake to give Republicans all the ground on fixing immigration. "No" is not a workable policy. Immigration has been a problem needing fixing for over 2 decades. The issue has been forced. Let's deal with it. Or are you a...
by Malcolm
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 60
Views: 877

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

Actually if you're going by counties Trump won approximately 2,600 counties to Clinton’s 500 with 304 electoral votes to her 227, but losing the popular vote by almost 3 million. Many are now saying that we need to abolish the electoral college and go by the popular vote. The problem with this is t...
by Malcolm
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 60
Views: 877

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

Queequeg wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:16 pm


Open borders are simply not an option.
Wow, Trump really did win. Sad!
by Malcolm
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 60
Views: 877

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

Queequeg wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:00 pm
redoing NAFTA and resetting trade with China and Europe is the right move.
This is an error, IMO.
by Malcolm
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 60
Views: 877

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/12/opinion/liberals-trump-midterms-2020-election.html Bernie laid out the map. Just cut to the basics that affect all of us and hammer, hammer, hammer: medicare for all, affordable college, infrastructure paid for with taxes on the rich, fix immigration (stop with th...
by Malcolm
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rangdrol
Replies: 102
Views: 7655

Re: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rang

Footnote 580 in chapter 40 (The Praise) says that, “The innumerable sentient beings of the six realms of samsara are innate seeds within one’s heart center.” Hmm, that is very interesting. I would like to understand this better. Is this literal or figurative or something else all together? It refer...
by Malcolm
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6235
Views: 562735

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Since questioning SS Publications's wisdom is so heinous I'll leave it to those who clearly know much more about such things: The request for silence refers only to posting memorials and so on of CHNN's passing. It has nothing to do with the normal day to day business of the gars. They are still ru...
by Malcolm
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Purifying disdain and negative thoughts towards spiritual teachers
Replies: 7
Views: 407

Re: Purifying disdain and negative thoughts towards spiritual teachers

Completion stage practice is the best purification.
by Malcolm
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can a Stream Enterer believe in silly things?
Replies: 25
Views: 956

Re: Can a Stream Enterer believe in silly things?

I was taught that according to the Buddha, the most difficult obstacle to overcome is clinging to a view. This has made a deep impression on me as it appears to be something unique to Buddhism. So when Malcolm made this comment: .... there are a lot of renowned Buddhist savants in history who have ...
by Malcolm
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Innately present primordial wisdom
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Innately present primordial wisdom

I'm trying to figure out a Tibetan phrase that Khenpo Sonam of Lhündrup Chöling Dharma Center translates as innately present primordial wisdom, or innately abiding wisdom. It sounds like 'len shes rgyas pa’i yeshe' but that doesn't make any sense so can't be right. Can anyone figure out what the ac...
by Malcolm
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Innately present primordial wisdom
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Innately present primordial wisdom

I'm trying to figure out a Tibetan phrase that Khenpo Sonam of Lhündrup Chöling Dharma Center translates as innately present primordial wisdom, or innately abiding wisdom. It sounds like 'len shes rgyas pa’i yeshe' but that doesn't make any sense so can't be right. Can anyone figure out what the ac...
by Malcolm
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.
Replies: 140
Views: 7006

Re: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.

From a lineage perspective the defining feature of the Shambhala organization was the terma system it propagated. The Shambhala teachings were never meant to be mixed with Buddhist teachings at all, and they were never meant to be part of a guru transmitted system. I know this because I know people...
by Malcolm
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.
Replies: 140
Views: 7006

Re: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.

From a lineage perspective the defining feature of the Shambhala organization was the terma system it propagated. The Shambhala teachings were never meant to be mixed with Buddhist teachings at all, and they were never meant to be part of a guru transmitted system. I know this because I know people...
by Malcolm
Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana
Replies: 133
Views: 9426

Re: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana

who is Khenpo Namdrol? He is one of a few lamas under Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok who teaches around the world. He is based in Pharping, Nepal. He has given Empowerments and complete transmissions of Guhyagarbha and Chetsun Nyingthig and others in Alameda, CA at Orgyen Dorje Den. and has he recieved CNNR...
by Malcolm
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana
Replies: 133
Views: 9426

Re: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana

Tenma wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:41 am
Who is left in this modern world now? One of the great masters has gone off. We have Lama Tsultrim and Garchen Rinpoche left of the modern world from what I know, and perhaps his successor. Is there anyone else out there left of this era?
Khenpo Namdrol.
by Malcolm
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana
Replies: 133
Views: 9426

Re: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Update

SwampyFool wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:07 am


Does anyone know if we can still purify our samaya with Rinpoche while he is in this samadhi state?
Yes.
by Malcolm
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Politics and Toxicity
Replies: 90
Views: 1862

Re: Politics and Toxicity

Queequeg wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:22 pm

"part of". Not the whole. And not the whole of the bodhisattva path.
You did not qualify your statement, hence my observation. Had you said, " being solely concerned with purification of the self," I would not have said anything.

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