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by Malcolm
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 432
Views: 13635

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

For the record, although it might put a crimp in my critics words, I have not objection to gun control or gun banning or gun destruction. It is just not practical in the USA of today. So I focus on lesser mitigating actions. If the pro-life people spent as much effort opposing guns as they do abort...
by Malcolm
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: thugs kyi dgongs pa
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: thugs kyi dgongs pa

ཐུགས་ཀྱི་དགོངས་པ་རིག་པ་རང་ཤར་གྱི་ངོ་བོ་བདག་ལ་ Keep in mind that the first phrase refers to the honorific "thugs" which is not just "mind," but potentially "Buddha's Mind," or Enlightened Mind. It can, however, refer to one's own mind in some instances, esp. when one is contemplating something. This...
by Malcolm
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 432
Views: 13635

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Republicans crack me up with their oblivious hypocrisy. Obama deficits bad! Trump deficits good! I could go on, but I won't.

Got a problem with gun violence in schools? Obviously the solution is adding more guns!
by Malcolm
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 432
Views: 13635

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Part of the solution is making soft targets like schools, businesses etc. harder. Many kinds of door blockers are available and are being used now in some schools. This is one kind: https://www.bilco.com/Store/ProductDetailPage/1DSI-1/Barracuda_Intruder_Defense_System_-_Model_DSI RIght because that...
by Malcolm
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Samaya in Vajrayāna
Replies: 17
Views: 2005

Re: Samaya in Vajrayāna

how far do you take that? I strive to keep samaya, especially since many people have their own feeling about tibetan buddhism and vajrayana it is better to do so. but what about things like images of one's yidam on the home shrine? or books on the bookself? I do not allow people without empowerment...
by Malcolm
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Khandro Thugtig preliminaries - confused!
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: Khandro Thugtig preliminaries - confused!

Slightly off topic, but has anyone noticed that Dudjom Rinpoche's commentary on the mandala offering in this text is almost word for word identical to Jamgon Kongtrul's explanation in The Torch of Certainty ? I am not finding fault anywhere, I have always just been struck by this. Traditionally, pl...
by Malcolm
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Some questions on Karma and Merit
Replies: 7
Views: 137

Re: Some questions on Karma and Merit

Supramundane karma? Can you give some examples/sources please? Pretty sure he means inexhaustible merit which arises from making dedications knowing there is no one dedication, no dedication, and not object of dedication in ultimate truth. For example, the Verses Summarizing the Perfection of Wisdo...
by Malcolm
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Some questions on Karma and Merit
Replies: 7
Views: 137

Re: Some questions on Karma and Merit

Thanks for the reply. That actually makes sense of the passage in Sūtra of the Garland of a Bodhisattva’s Primary Karmas , where in Chapter 3 it mentions that the Bodhisattvas can not progress without their 'garland of merits' (as this translation has it). There is mundane Karma and supramundane ka...
by Malcolm
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Eido roshi passes away in Japan
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: Eido roshi passes away in Japan

The first Dharma teacher I ever sat with.
by Malcolm
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 432
Views: 13635

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Important context: Gun ownership in the US is actually not so popular as you might think, even though there is a metric shit-ton of weaponry piled up. How so? The Guardian did a good job laying this out some months ago. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/oct/02/us-gun-control-ownership-violen...
by Malcolm
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 432
Views: 13635

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

How long, I wonder, before you can get arrested in the US for not having a gun; clearly abberrant behaviour. There are towns in the US where the head of household is legally required to own and keep a gun in the home, for example, Kennesaw, GA. Understandable in Switzerland, where they are military...
by Malcolm
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 432
Views: 13635

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Mantrik wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:19 pm
How long, I wonder, before you can get arrested in the US for not having a gun; clearly abberrant behaviour.
There are towns in the US where the head of household is legally required to own and keep a gun in the home, for example, Kennesaw, GA.
by Malcolm
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Recommendations for Yogacara works?
Replies: 32
Views: 868

Re: Recommendations for Yogacara works?

Not quite - the Trikaya predated Maitreyanath as well. For example, in the Lankavatara, the Sambhogakaya is known as the Nisyandabuddha. What I said was, " the doctrine of three kāyas which was first systematized by Maitreyanatha." This systemization was his elaboration. There is no doubt sambhogak...
by Malcolm
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Zen Community Round Table
Topic: Looking ahead...(split from ZFI topic)
Replies: 168
Views: 4197

Re: Looking ahead...(split from ZFI topic)

I remember a great deal of displeasure and censure of things like a modern Zen understanding of "monk", You don't recall the context. So let me recall it for you. In a diverse forum with many different traditions, people were becoming quite confused as to what constituted a "monk." Many people were...
by Malcolm
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Recommendations for Yogacara works?
Replies: 32
Views: 868

Re: Recommendations for Yogacara works?

Not quite - the Trikaya predated Maitreyanath as well. For example, in the Lankavatara, the Sambhogakaya is known as the Nisyandabuddha. What I said was, " the doctrine of three kāyas which was first systematized by Maitreyanatha." This systemization was his elaboration. There is no doubt sambhogak...
by Malcolm
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Zen Community Round Table
Topic: Looking ahead...(split from ZFI topic)
Replies: 168
Views: 4197

Re: Looking ahead...(split from ZFI topic)

I remember a great deal of displeasure and censure of things like a modern Zen understanding of "monk", You don't recall the context. So let me recall it for you. In a diverse forum with many different traditions, people were becoming quite confused as to what constituted a "monk." Many people were...
by Malcolm
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Recommendations for Yogacara works?
Replies: 32
Views: 868

Re: Recommendations for Yogacara works?

In reality, the most important contributions of the Yogacara school was not the doctrine of mind-only, but rather, the doctrine of three kāyas which was first systematized by Maitreyanatha. There are many other important contributions as well, such as the eight consciousness model, Buddhist epistem...
by Malcolm
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Two solutions for karma and not-self paradox
Replies: 19
Views: 473

Re: Two solutions for karma and not-self paradox

so where should the notion of not-self (or self) come from, unless such notions where conditioned by reading a book about not self and thoughts become a string called thinking and one believes theres something called a "thinker" with any substantial past, present, or future. "I, me, and mine" are t...
by Malcolm
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 432
Views: 13635

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

There is really no reason at all for civilians to be carrying concealed weapons. There is little need for them to carry them openly either. However, frankly I would rather that people carry their pistols concealed. I really don't want to see their penis extensions. I meant that they should not be c...
by Malcolm
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 432
Views: 13635

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Grigoris wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:50 pm
There is really no reason at all for civilians to be carrying concealed weapons.
There is little need for them to carry them openly either. However, frankly I would rather that people carry their pistols concealed. I really don't want to see their penis extensions.