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by Malcolm
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: An interesting book...
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: An interesting book...

He was a nutjob: ".... Samael Aun Weor is my true name as a Boddhisattwa. Samael is the name of my Monad! I am perfectly cognizant of the dawn of life in this Solar System! I saw the dawning of Creation! I am here with this humanity, from the very first moment, since the heart of this solar system s...
by Malcolm
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Check my understanding of dran pa/smrti
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Check my understanding of dran pa/smrti

If we are beginners, then our smrti is weak, and will get distracted by thoughts. Samprajnya is the caitasika dharma which "guards" our smrti, as we progress through the nine stages of shamatha, our samprajnya develops and helps redirect our mind-vijnana to the object whenever it wanders more and m...
by Malcolm
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The bardo and akanistha
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: The bardo and akanistha

Someone said that the Bardo is just another name for akanistha? is this true? i always thought that the Bardo was the transmigrassion realm and that akanistha was another different heavenly realm. No, this is not even remotely true. However, the bardo is not a "transgression realm." It is just the ...
by Malcolm
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How do you know you're not just making karma worse??
Replies: 40
Views: 618

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

We talk about karma in principle, and I am fixed (determined) on understanding it in its correct view. But not to just understand and talk about it. I want this to be done already. I'm fed up with being ignorant. Since you read French, you can get Valle-Poussin's original translation of the Abhidha...
by Malcolm
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DNA TESTS
Replies: 40
Views: 465

Re: DNA TESTS

It shows how we're all inter-connected genetically and that there is no pure race. Recently read an article describing the hand wringing among alt right boobs who discover heritage they've avowed to hate. You can imagine, it really hurts when they find out they're Jewish or black. Idiots. Yes, I've...
by Malcolm
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How do you know you're not just making karma worse??
Replies: 40
Views: 618

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

We talk about karma in principle, and I am fixed (determined) on understanding it in its correct view. But not to just understand and talk about it. I want this to be done already. I'm fed up with being ignorant. Since you read French, you can get Valle-Poussin's original translation of the Abhidha...
by Malcolm
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How do you know you're not just making karma worse??
Replies: 40
Views: 618

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

Karma is the driving force behind where one is born in samsara. Yup, that is past karma. In the meantime though one is busy accruing vipaka with their current actions too. However, karma does not form ideologies and philosophies. If you believe this, then you will be forced accept the consequence o...
by Malcolm
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How do you know you're not just making karma worse??
Replies: 40
Views: 618

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

Karma supersedes all political, social, and economic theories, rendering them all pretty meaningless, in fact. I think you will find that it is karma that is the driving force behind social systems and karma which forms ideologies and philosophies. ;) I would say it is karma that renders them meani...
by Malcolm
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DNA TESTS
Replies: 40
Views: 465

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: 40
Views: 465

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: 40
Views: 465

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: 9
Views: 270

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: 2023

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: 2023

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: 2023

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: 40
Views: 465

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: 40
Views: 465

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: 40
Views: 465

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: 9
Views: 270

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: 40
Views: 618

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...