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by Malcolm
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: HAM and A-shad
Replies: 4
Views: 32

Re: HAM and A-shad

I'm trying to clarify two references for visualizations. First the letter HAM: Someone at Tsegyalgar East said it looks like this: ཧྃ , but I found an old posting by Greg where he said it looks like this: ཧཱྃ . Which is correct? Second is an "A-shad" (or A-shay?): It is described as, "the final par...
by Malcolm
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Neo nazi's march in DC
Replies: 19
Views: 378

Re: Neo nazi's march in DC

That is something up for debate, I think. Nagarjuna counseled a king on how to promote Dharma through government. A dharma government would be one that enabled dharma practice and dharma culture. One that creates the ideal conditions for Bodhisattvas to appear... like making bird houses and putting...
by Malcolm
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who is America ?
Replies: 217
Views: 3877

Re: Who is America ?

Yes, fascists/alt-right are big on memes and that screenshot proves nothing. But your second comment is telling. I don't think most voters in the US thought about it this way, but the fact that all the various faults of Trump on full public display were not enough of a deal-breaker should be a huge...
by Malcolm
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Neo nazi's march in DC
Replies: 19
Views: 378

Re: Neo nazi's march in DC

. As Buddhists you ought to understand that only Dharma will end the suffering. On an individual level, yes, but there is no such thing as a Dharma government. Nor could there be. That is something up for debate, I think. Nagarjuna counseled a king on how to promote Dharma through government. A dha...
by Malcolm
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Neo nazi's march in DC
Replies: 19
Views: 378

Re: Neo nazi's march in DC

Queequeg wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:55 pm
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As Buddhists you ought to understand that only Dharma will end the suffering.
On an individual level, yes, but there is no such thing as a Dharma government. Nor could there be.
by Malcolm
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who is America ?
Replies: 217
Views: 3877

Re: Who is America ?

What do you think are the right tactics to combat the alt-right, Cone? Outing them individually. This is what the reporters have done, and I believe it has had an effect. Maintaining resistance, and continually calling out Trump and any other elected official when the racists are being defended by ...
by Malcolm
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Sh#t is f@cked up and bull sh*t
Replies: 12
Views: 605

Re: Sh#t is f@cked up and bull sh*t

3)"It’s now commonplace to observe that the United States is living through a Second Gilded Age." Not really sure where that comes from, I have never heard that term applied to this era. It may be a gilded age for the wealthy, but not so much for the rest of us. That is the point, the gilded age wa...
by Malcolm
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Swat Valley/Oddiyana
Replies: 71
Views: 915

Re: Swat Valley/Oddiyana

He also mentioned quite a bit of archaeological evidence of Mahayana activity in Orisa, that he went and saw first hand during his research. There is no doubt that in South India, on the eastern side, Andra Pradesh there was considerable Mahāyāna activity. It is equally certain that Zahor was in th...
by Malcolm
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who is America ?
Replies: 217
Views: 3877

Re: Who is America ?

You've been threading an argument arguing the need for violent confrontation of "fascists", without actually supporting it. I don't know, man. I don't know. Kessler himself admitted on an alt-right podcast that many of the attendees at last year’s rally were “people who aren’t used to being out of ...
by Malcolm
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:34 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: 42
Views: 2448

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

Crazywisdom wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:32 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:31 pm
Crazywisdom wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:21 pm


High quality.
I try my best.
It’s shows, honestly. So very clear.
Publishing is a team effort. And thanks.
by Malcolm
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:31 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: 42
Views: 2448

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

Cool However, Wisdom makes sure my translations are peer reviewed. That is the benefit of working with a major publisher, rather than self-publishing. High quality. I try my best. I also have two editors, plus Wisdom's editor, Laura Cunningham, as well as someone to go through Sanskrit terms, and s...
by Malcolm
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:15 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: 42
Views: 2448

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

Crazywisdom wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:13 pm
Cool
However, Wisdom makes sure my translations are peer reviewed. That is the benefit of working with a major publisher, rather than self-publishing.
by Malcolm
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:13 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: 42
Views: 2448

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

Are you planning to translate the entire set of Dzogchen tantras? Just the 17, they are the most important. So is Tulku Dakpa overseeing your translation? No. I don't need anyone to oversee my translations. But he certainly is willing to help when I have questions or doubts, as is Lama Chonam, Sang...
by Malcolm
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Swat Valley/Oddiyana
Replies: 71
Views: 915

Re: Swat Valley/Oddiyana

So, spoke to Rinpoche and he told me that he is not the only scholar that disagrees with the placement of Oddiyna in Swat Valley. Rinpoche was influenced in this decision by the research of N.K. Sahu, whom he met. Sahu wrote an apparently well researched, but now difficult to find book: Buddhism in...
by Malcolm
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who is America ?
Replies: 217
Views: 3877

Re: Who is America ?

I am not making a case. You are. Not interested in your case. I am just stating as a matter of principle that fascism cannot be allow to flourish and when fascist show up to spread their ideology in public, they should be opposed. And as group 43 illustrates, sometimes you just have to punch fascis...
by Malcolm
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who is America ?
Replies: 217
Views: 3877

Re: Who is America ?

Going back to PP, with Joey Gibson describing himself as a Conservative Libertarian, what evidence is there that the group is indeed fascist and that antifa's tactics are justified on these grounds? Gibson is a fellow traveler on the right. He associates with Chapman, the Proud Boys, etc. For examp...
by Malcolm
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:53 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: 42
Views: 2448

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

Crazywisdom wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:06 am
Are you planning to translate the entire set of Dzogchen tantras?
Just the 17, they are the most important.
by Malcolm
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who is America ?
Replies: 217
Views: 3877

Re: Who is America ?

Queequeg wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:00 am
There's a big difference between direct action and punching fascists.

It takes guts to remain non-violent. We're not talking about being a principled coward.
And as group 43 illustrates, sometimes you just have to punch fascists, and that is the most effective way at stemming their influence...
by Malcolm
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who is America ?
Replies: 217
Views: 3877

Re: Who is America ?

Malcolm, I worry not only about people getting hurt but this tactic backfiring. I think it already has delivered some PR coups to the alt-right/fascists. You quote seems to touch on this in the last sentence, but I don't see an argument. Maybe it follows - I will have a look later, it's bedtime her...
by Malcolm
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who is America ?
Replies: 217
Views: 3877

Re: Who is America ?

What I see as paramount is to defeat fascism as an ideology once and for all. To win the battle for the hearts and minds of the ordinary folks. Much harder than bashing a few heads in at a rally, but much more important, IMO. Dan, you are focusing on the wrong things. You are criticizing Anti-fasci...

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