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by Malcolm
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Collective karma
Replies: 121
Views: 1749

Re: Collective karma

Doesn't conditioning imply/require ignorance? Conditioned means dependently arisen and dependent arising has ignorance as it's lynch pin. Simply put, no. Being conditioned is not commensurate with being contaminated. For example, path dharmas are conditioned, but they are pure. The dependent origin...
by Malcolm
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How do you know you're not just making karma worse??
Replies: 12
Views: 232

Re: How do you know you're not just making karma worse??

Amanitamusc, is this a Dzogchen question? I didn't know the viewpoint of karma changes based on the vehicle... Unless I misread something. Excuse my ignorance. :meditate: I look forward to the event in Santa Fe!! The view of karma is the same in Dzogchen as it is in lower vehicles. Then what got Ga...
by Malcolm
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How do you know you're not just making karma worse??
Replies: 12
Views: 232

Re: How do you know you're not just making karma worse??

Amanitamusc, is this a Dzogchen question? I didn't know the viewpoint of karma changes based on the vehicle... Unless I misread something. Excuse my ignorance. :meditate: I look forward to the event in Santa Fe!! The view of karma is the same in Dzogchen as it is in lower vehicles. Dzogchen mainly ...
by Malcolm
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 342
Views: 4157

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Yes, but it will just get worse under a socialist government. No. And then you would end up exactly like Venezuela, which has centrally controlled pricing. We used to have centrally controlled pricing in Greece during the 80's, and it worked just fine. Actually, the 80's were a peak period for Gree...
by Malcolm
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 342
Views: 4157

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Sure, if you want the UK to wind up like Venezuela, go for it. Oh wait, you live in Greece, you are already well on the way. Yes, well... If you think Greece ended up in it's current mess because of socialist policies you are sadly mistaken. It wasn't the socialist policies, it was because of corru...
by Malcolm
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 342
Views: 4157

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

With all due respect Todd, Corbyn is an idiot. There are idiots and then there is the President of the U$. I'll take my chances with the idiots, if you don't mind! Sure, if you want the UK to wind up like Venezuela, go for it. Oh wait, you live in Greece, you are already well on the way. We'll deal...
by Malcolm
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Collective karma
Replies: 121
Views: 1749

Re: Collective karma

Astus, surely you know what a pratyakṣa is and what it entails. "The cognition in which there is no conceptual construction is perception." (Dignaga: Pratyaksapariccheda, in Dignaga on Perception, p 25, tr Hattori) However: "By the power of meditation the yogin can have such clear representations t...
by Malcolm
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Collective karma
Replies: 121
Views: 1749

Re: Collective karma

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. Doesn't conditioning imply/require igno...
by Malcolm
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 342
Views: 4157

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Fair enough. I think the science reporting is related to this. I see these as more interrelated, especially in a time of resurgent race based fascism. The CBC did a documentary on the completely discredited Solutrean hypothesis and literally within a day of it was getting cited widely by those on t...
by Malcolm
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 342
Views: 4157

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Opinion sections are edited and are part of the media output of a given organization. When only one perspective is presented (I'm not arguing for 'both sides', but for more perspectives) that is a bias in platforming and a failure in journalistic integrity as it presents one side as normative and u...
by Malcolm
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 342
Views: 4157

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

There are different types of ways the media is biased. Chinese state media is obviously a tool of a particular political party and government that has no interest in adversarial journalism except to shut it down. People know (including in China) that there is no freedom in this media. There is stil...
by Malcolm
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 342
Views: 4157

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: 121
Views: 1749

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: 121
Views: 1749

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: 342
Views: 4157

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: 121
Views: 1749

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: 121
Views: 1749

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: 342
Views: 4157

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: 342
Views: 4157

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: 342
Views: 4157

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...