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by Malcolm
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 237
Views: 2889

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Today reporters no longer have to check sources, because there is no longer journalism in America. When the Clinton regime in compliance with the Deep State that made the Clintons super-rich permitted 90% of the independent and diverse US media to be concentrated in the hands of six political compa...
by Malcolm
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Collective karma
Replies: 94
Views: 1109

Re: Collective karma

You equate the perception of an appearance with "having thoughts put into one's mind" Perception exists in consciousness. If one can make another's consciousness perceive something, that is no different from being able to put a thought into another's mind, as it means one can control another's mind...
by Malcolm
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 237
Views: 2889

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

WuMing wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:26 pm
here are two interesting articles by Paul Craig Roberts

Once Upon A Time Long Ago Truth Was Important

The Crisis Is Only In Its Beginning Stages
Deep state? This man just lost all credibility by defending Tucker Carlson, a hack of the first order.
by Malcolm
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Collective karma
Replies: 94
Views: 1109

Re: Collective karma

We are interacting in our own minds. We each have the concept of communicating with another person, but it all happens within the scope of separate minds. Experience is individual, as there are no shared sense-fields, and the interpretation applied to experience is also individual. Ridiculous. of c...
by Malcolm
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions
Replies: 63
Views: 3365

Re: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions

narraboth wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:31 pm
bryandavis wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:24 pm
Anybody have 2cents to say about Yumkha Dechen Gyalmo Wang? Any unique features etc?
Strictly speaking, it's not a 'Wang', but it should be given only to people who have received Wang. Similar to the case of Vajrayogini in Sakya and Gelug.
This is called a Jinlab (byin rlabs).
by Malcolm
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Collective karma
Replies: 94
Views: 1109

Re: Collective karma

So we are not interacting? We are interacting in our own minds. We each have the concept of communicating with another person, but it all happens within the scope of separate minds. Experience is individual, as there are no shared sense-fields, and the interpretation applied to experience is also i...
by Malcolm
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 302
Views: 5387

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

The only thing that got me so wound up in this discussion was because people were acting so negatively, and thinking she was a scammer/fraud/ignorant.....when there wasn't empirical proof.... Generally ignorant? No. She is clearly educated. Ignorant of Tibetan Buddhism? Absolutely. Claiming that He...
by Malcolm
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Collective karma
Replies: 94
Views: 1109

Re: Collective karma

THANK YOU. Determinism completely missed the point... We don't have castes in Buddhadharma... Right?? No, we do not promote class in Buddhism, but we also do not ignore it. We accept as a matter of course, that people with positive karma are born more attractive, healthy, long-lived, intelligent, m...
by Malcolm
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Collective karma
Replies: 94
Views: 1109

Re: Collective karma

This is a subtle change of subject and a definite twisting of my words and the context in which my statement is quoted. Also what you note does not contradict the spirit of what I wrote while quoting me out of context. Idiot theory of karma is "tit for tatism": I raped someone in a past life, now i...
by Malcolm
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 237
Views: 2889

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

It's actually really cool that Grigoris is Greek and has a first-hand take on left wing Greek politics. Even cooler that he is willing to have discussions with us evil Americans. How many Greeks are interested (or have the English skills) in doing that? We all appreciate his humanitarian work. As f...
by Malcolm
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 302
Views: 5387

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

Think twice next time before you are tempted to throw someone under the DW bus. Says the bus, lol. I was, and am, legitimately interested in this story. Maybe this will interest you as well: I present: Pink Oshun!!! PINK OSHUN is the 21st Century Priestess in me. She is the modern woman, having the...
by Malcolm
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Collective karma
Replies: 94
Views: 1109

Re: Collective karma

This is a subtle change of subject and a definite twisting of my words and the context in which my statement is quoted. Also what you note does not contradict the spirit of what I wrote while quoting me out of context. Idiot theory of karma is "tit for tatism": I raped someone in a past life, now i...
by Malcolm
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 237
Views: 2889

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

quit the meta-discussion and get back to the bunfight. I knew it was time for more :popcorn: !!! The meta-discussion was important in the sense that when we catch ourselves seeing our opinions as mirroring reality more accurately than others, we need to pause and question it. I was basically just a...
by Malcolm
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 302
Views: 5387

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

Sennin wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:46 pm


Mukhagama Commentary by Master Vitapada:
  • There is no transgression [in seeking to become] superior to the gods;
    bodhisattvas are superior to them,
    buddhas are superior [to bodhisattvas],
    and the great Vajradhara who has the seven unions
    is superior [to buddhas].
Perfect.
by Malcolm
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 237
Views: 2889

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Snowbear wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:23 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:21 pm
Snowbear wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:18 pm


...but you're positing yourself in a more advantageous position.

We call this, "Socialist privilege."
Yep, always the self-righteous types.
If only Grigoris would read Rawls as well as Nozick's Anarchy, State, and Utopia.
by Malcolm
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 237
Views: 2889

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

You are indirectly saying here that your POV has risen above the conditioning, but other's (who don't agree with you) haven't. I am saying that our conditioning influences our views. Having been conditioned outside of the particular view it is easier for me to see it's effect and then try to use th...
by Malcolm
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 237
Views: 2889

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

It is a more amplified version of the mechanics/effects of inequality which we live out in the human realm. Inequality will never be solved by external impositions of power on social relations. It is a result of karma, plain and simple. Of course we do not leave things in this way, we try to provid...
by Malcolm
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Collective karma
Replies: 94
Views: 1109

Re: Collective karma

Thank you for such clarity... This is crystal clear. We're all alone in this, together. So is this why teachers like Thich That Hanh stress the importance of interbeing? Interbeing is an extension of dependent origination, based on East Asian ideas. But dependent origination, when reduced to its es...
by Malcolm
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 237
Views: 2889

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Is personalizing this discussion really relevant? Of course it isn't, which is why when Greg goes this route it is completely unproductive. And quite frankly, every damn time this kind of loggerhead happens here, it is because Greg shoots off his mouth about someone being white, American, etc., as ...
by Malcolm
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 302
Views: 5387

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

Can't they just have an intelligent conversation ? :heart: to :heart: No, dear. Spirits like that are only interested in mortals as servants, not as advisors. Well....maybe Yeye should renounce Osun, if Osun still wants bloodthirsty ritual sacrifice. ... And just stick with Buddha.....who was again...