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by Malcolm
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DNA TESTS
Replies: 31
Views: 250

Re: DNA TESTS

Mantrik wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:48 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:37 pm
Mantrik wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:30 pm


Which test shows that Neanderthal element up?
Actually, it is higher, 1.5. I guess the max is 5%.
Was it a separate test, or in there with the data on geographical origins? Some companies seem to go into far more detail than others.

I did the Geno thing like Cone.
by Malcolm
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DNA TESTS
Replies: 31
Views: 250

Re: DNA TESTS

Mantrik wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:30 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:55 pm
MiphamFan wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:44 pm
How much Neanderthal DNA do you all have?
1.3 percent. People call me "blond," but I am really a redhead.
Which test shows that Neanderthal element up?
Actually, it is higher, 1.5. I guess the max is 5%.
by Malcolm
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DNA TESTS
Replies: 31
Views: 250

Re: DNA TESTS

I am related to all Native American men on both continents. My late paternal grandmother, like many Anglo-Americans, claimed to be part Native American. Cherokee, IIRC. Claims of Native American ancestry are fairly common in the States by people of whatever stock. ...When it comes to bragging about...
by Malcolm
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Definitely not the best time to come back as a donkey
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Definitely not the best time to come back as a donkey

The Cicada wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:03 pm

It seems that we live in interesting times.
Well, I just want to make sure no one intrudes on my white, anglo, imperialist privilege.
by Malcolm
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Collective karma
Replies: 139
Views: 1943

Re: Collective karma

I assume by everything you mean the realization of emptiness. If so, yes, below the path of seeing the ultimate truth of things is an inferential ultimate only. This also applies to Dzogchen and has been discussed by Khenpo Ngachung among others. yes, that was sloppily put, I am typing in a rush I ...
by Malcolm
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Collective karma
Replies: 139
Views: 1943

Re: Collective karma

I am interested in your perspective vis a vis a thread I was just reading regarding dzogchen. Maybe I can take up that thread later, but in brief it seems you accept that everything below path of seeing is conceptual, an inference. I assume by everything you mean the realization of emptiness. If so...
by Malcolm
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Collective karma
Replies: 139
Views: 1943

Re: Collective karma

"The cognition in which there is no conceptual construction is perception." (Dignaga: Pratyaksapariccheda, in Dignaga on Perception, p 25, tr Hattori) can you clarify please: what is this "conceptual construction?" all conceptual, ie non-direct perceptions must have them, is there there a conceptua...
by Malcolm
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DNA TESTS
Replies: 31
Views: 250

Re: DNA TESTS

How much Neanderthal DNA do you all have? 1.3 percent. People call me "blond," but I am really a redhead. Was your red always lighter or was it particularly redder when you were younger? I was a towhead when little. Then my hair shifted red. If my mother is any example, I won't go grey until my lat...
by Malcolm
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DNA TESTS
Replies: 31
Views: 250

Re: DNA TESTS

MiphamFan wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:44 pm
How much Neanderthal DNA do you all have?
1.3 percent. People call me "blond," but I am really a redhead.
by Malcolm
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DNA TESTS
Replies: 31
Views: 250

Re: DNA TESTS

Irish/French Of course, a DNA test would show what we all already know: "French" and "Irish" are not genetic markers, rather they are cultural markers. My dad is possible the child of a crypto-Jew of sorts. We found some documents of his mother's that identify her last name as "Zinkerstein" then it...
by Malcolm
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Definitely not the best time to come back as a donkey
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Definitely not the best time to come back as a donkey

tingdzin wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:54 pm
For some reason this does not get labeled as colonialism by another name.
Only white people get to be imperialists and colonialists. You know that. Jeez.
by Malcolm
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How do you know you're not just making karma worse??
Replies: 23
Views: 348

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

Any suggestions on how to verify one's karma, any tells that can help navigate what to consider, what to ignore??? What are the post signs along the road I should be paying attention to? All happiness in this life is a result of good actions performed in the past. All suffering in this life is a re...
by Malcolm
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How do you know you're not just making karma worse??
Replies: 23
Views: 348

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

Then what got Garab Dorje in so much trouble with his Grandpa if not the karmaless path? Was this not one of the main reasons Manjushrimitra was called from India? https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?t=20474 The point Garab Dorje was making was essentially the same as Nagarjuna, “nothing here to ...
by Malcolm
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How do you know you're not just making karma worse??
Replies: 23
Views: 348

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

Dzogchen mainly describes how samsara begins (with an aim to reverse it), but the “mechanics” of samsara are the same: affliction—> action —> suffering —>affliction as infinitum unless one breaks the chain at affliction. So the reason that we always focus to understand the nature of our condition i...
by Malcolm
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Collective karma
Replies: 139
Views: 1943

Re: Collective karma

Here is a segment from Distinguishing Phenomena from Their Intrinsic Nature: Maitreya's Dharmadharmatavibhanga with Commentaries by Khenpo Shenga and Ju Mipham . To me it seems to reconcile the points made in this thread. Saying that, I don't fully grasp the meaning of sentient beings mutually caus...
by Malcolm
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Collective karma
Replies: 139
Views: 1943

Re: Collective karma

Astus wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:07 am
Malcolm wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:36 pm
Yes, this is what we mean when we say that one can have a direct perception of another's mind.
In that case, knowing other's mind is not a counter-example to all experiences being within the scope of individual karma.
Astus, I was not responding to this question.
by Malcolm
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Collective karma
Replies: 139
Views: 1943

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: 23
Views: 348

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: 23
Views: 348

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: 4222

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...