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by Malcolm
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What is the point of vajra songs?
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: What is the point of vajra songs?

A true vajra song is an expression of the sound of dharmata.
by Malcolm
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 92
Views: 1291

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

This comes to another point - The US has to become confident in our way of doing things again, because that is what motivates us to help other countries develop in our mold. US influence in Latin America is a mess and the US has historically not done right in the region. There is, however, plenty o...
by Malcolm
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 92
Views: 1291

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

Basically, no one has any f*&^ing idea of what is going on or what to do about it -- and frankly, no one ever has.
by Malcolm
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 15
Views: 545

Re: Guru Rinpoche As...

Then please explain the meaning of Dorje Drolo, who is sitting on a tiger. Agree there are a lot of interpretations and some are valid and some not. Seems to be that this emanation of Guru Rinpoche is one of the most unclear guises of him. Drollo is a variant of Guru Dragpo, this evident from the r...
by Malcolm
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 92
Views: 1291

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

In Canada when I was younger our immigration was a policy of tap on/tap off. Every January our department of labour would do a labour market study and then inform parliament to tailor immigration to current economic conditions. If there was a skills shortage that area could be opened up. If student...
by Malcolm
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 92
Views: 1291

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

Open borders are simply not an option. Wow, Trump really did win. Sad! Your opinion is very American and indicative of your unsophisticated political options. In Canada when I was younger our immigration was a policy of tap on/tap off. Every January our department of labour would do a labour market...
by Malcolm
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 92
Views: 1291

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: 92
Views: 1291

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: 92
Views: 1291

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: 92
Views: 1291

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: 92
Views: 1291

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: 92
Views: 1291

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: 7692

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: 6236
Views: 563544

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: 411

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: 961

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: 185

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: 185

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...

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