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by Malcolm
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 294
Views: 5107

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: 68
Views: 859

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: 68
Views: 859

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: 232
Views: 2735

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: 294
Views: 5107

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: 68
Views: 859

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: 232
Views: 2735

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: 294
Views: 5107

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: 232
Views: 2735

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: 232
Views: 2735

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: 232
Views: 2735

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: 68
Views: 859

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: 232
Views: 2735

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: 294
Views: 5107

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...
by Malcolm
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 232
Views: 2735

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

The only person here that has been making ad hom arguments is you. This is in fact your general approach to people on the forum. Its abusive. I am going to say it one more time: I am not making personal attacks against you. Yes, which is what the Klansman told the African American -- "It isn't pers...
by Malcolm
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 232
Views: 2735

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Uh, huh...your hand waving to transform your POV into "reality" is noted. So you are positing a nihilist position then? When did being humble about one's opinions become nihilism? I feel like you're trolling. Grigoris is best ignored. When you respond to him, like clockwork he resorts to personal a...
by Malcolm
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 294
Views: 5107

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

dzogchungpa wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:50 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:45 pm
dzogchungpa wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:33 pm
I was, and am, legitimately interested in this story.

You must have been aware that it would have provoke criticism.

Meta-discussion much? Friend, almost everything remotely interesting provokes criticism.

Most of that which is "interesting" is not Dharma.
by Malcolm
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 232
Views: 2735

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Ummmm... No. If you ask a victim of racism whether they perceive a difference between what YOU describe as "simple" and systemic racism, well, I won't talk on their behalf. Go and do it yourself and see what the answer will be. Man, it is not my problem if you do not want look past your conditionin...
by Malcolm
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 232
Views: 2735

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

There, that's refreshing. You do in fact recognize there is a difference between racism and systemic racism. Good for you. Ummmm... No. If you ask a victim of racism whether they perceive a difference between what YOU describe as "simple" and systemic racism, well, I won't talk on their behalf. Go ...
by Malcolm
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 294
Views: 5107

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

Kunga Lhadzom wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:41 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:24 pm
Kunga Lhadzom wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:17 pm
tell Osun to go vegan now
Um, it rather works the other way around. The Orisha dictates to the medium.
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.