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by Malcolm
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 52
Views: 920

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: 21
Views: 2084

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: 21
Views: 2084

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: 52
Views: 920

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: 27
Views: 1596

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: 52
Views: 920

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 ...
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 52
Views: 920

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

I guarantee that a large number of yellow jackets voted fir Le Pen. A number of times some far-Right elements tried to infiltrate the demonstrations, but were beaten and kicked out by other protestors. In Greece, during the anti-austerity protests, Golden Dawn members physically supported the polic...
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Upcoming book by Karl Brunnhölzl on The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra
Replies: 27
Views: 1596

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

In English dictionaries alpha as a modifier is 'dominant' or 'first'. I would hope that 'dominant' purity is not the gist - sounds like a battle among purities. I mean, in post-Christian cultures and languages, such as those of Western Europe, there's still the echo of the Book of Revelation, "I am...
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Backwards Ati
Replies: 26
Views: 1168

Re: Backwards Ati

PeterC wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:42 pm
There are many better things to do with one’s time than try to guess what CTr meant in a comment without context delivered at an unknown time to an unknown audience...
However, the fetishization of CTR's psychobabble as Dharma is not a positive thing.
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 52
Views: 920

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

We need global action. Good luck with that, people still put nation before class. I don't know if people put nation before anything much. Look at France, once a bastion of national pride, now people are disaffected and seem to worry primarily about their hip-pocket - the haves, to stay the haves, a...
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Upcoming book by Karl Brunnhölzl on The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra
Replies: 27
Views: 1596

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

According to KB in the end notes, ka dag "refers to the original and beginningless purity or emptiness of all phenomenon in general and of rigpa in particular." That appears to describe how he handles "alpha" (i.e. original and beginningless). I certainly cannot comment on the translation of ka dag...
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Upcoming book by Karl Brunnhölzl on The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra
Replies: 27
Views: 1596

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

LoveFromColorado wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:20 am
I understood it to mean "original beginingless" or the like in context.
That is not what the term ka dag means.
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Upcoming book by Karl Brunnhölzl on The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra
Replies: 27
Views: 1596

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

Erik has published a translation of Samantabhadra's Prayer which can be found in Quintessential Dzogchen pp 79-84
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 52
Views: 920

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

Dan74 wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:16 pm
We need global action.
Good luck with that, people still put nation before class.
by Malcolm
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Upcoming book by Karl Brunnhölzl on The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra
Replies: 27
Views: 1596

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

"Kadag, it means since the beginning pure." -ChNN "kadag ~ ka dag ~ pure from the beginning, syn. shunyata" -DC Glosary No different from alpha purity. Basically, the equivalent is simply bad English grammar. Here is the problem: ka dag is a contraction of the term "ka nas dag pa", which is a noun ...
by Malcolm
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Upcoming book by Karl Brunnhölzl on The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra
Replies: 27
Views: 1596

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

In English dictionaries alpha as a modifier is 'dominant' or 'first'. I would hope that 'dominant' purity is not the gist - sounds like a battle among purities. Without translators we the unwashed louts would be far worse off. Yet they are fond of carving out new or unique frames for Dharma words. ...
by Malcolm
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Upcoming book by Karl Brunnhölzl on The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra
Replies: 27
Views: 1596

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

Looks like Brunnhölzl has opted to render ka dag as "alpha-purity." I recall that being a contentious choice around these parts when Keith Dowman employed it in his work. But apparently it meets KB's more rigorous standards. A quick search showed that usage had already appeared in works by Chögyam ...
by Malcolm
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Question about Nagarjuna's Heart of Dependent Origination
Replies: 18
Views: 365

Re: Question about Nagarjuna's Heart of Dependent Origination

Link Here : http://www.lotsawahouse.org/indian-masters/nagarjuna/heart-dependent-origination In verse 6, he says, "Then, as for extremely subtle entities, Those who regard them with nihilism, Lacking precise and thorough knowledge, Will not see the actuality of conditioned arising." Can anyone expl...
by Malcolm
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Question about Nagarjuna's Heart of Dependent Origination
Replies: 18
Views: 365

Re: Question about Nagarjuna's Heart of Dependent Origination

I might be wrong, but I am pretty sure that this stanza points to the following-- If one refutes the aggregates, if one refutes their conventional existence, thus perceiving them as non-existent--this is nihilism, then you will be unable to see Nagarjuna's final intention that emptiness and depende...
by Malcolm
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 52
Views: 920

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

That's why I also put it in terms of the wealth distribution system. As I see it, we all have a right to share in the prosperity of our civilization. The question is how do we fairly distribute this wealth? The system we have now is not working. And robots will make it worse. No one in the US is go...

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