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by Malcolm
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam w Togal as dzogrim
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: Yidam w Togal as dzogrim

treehuggingoctopus wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:00 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:33 pm
Crazywisdom wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:16 pm
Wondering is anyone aware of a yidam that takes the Dzogchen or Yangti tantra style method as completion stage?
Troma.
Fascinating. So it does make sense to say that Togal is the completion stage of Throma?

Where would Throma tregchod be in that model?

Troma has both.
by Malcolm
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam w Togal as dzogrim
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: Yidam w Togal as dzogrim

Crazywisdom wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:16 pm
Wondering is anyone aware of a yidam that takes the Dzogchen or Yangti tantra style method as completion stage?
Troma.
by Malcolm
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 82
Views: 1495

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

Karma is a personal thing. If the killing isn't done themselves then it isn't wrong livelihood. A cook or medic doesn't kill so therefore no negative karma accrued. That's all I'm going to say about it, done with this thread. With respect to this, if one agree with the goals of an army, i.e., suppo...
by Malcolm
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 82
Views: 1495

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

Grigoris wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:49 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:34 pm
Since we are talking about robots, how many soldiers will one infantry bot replace?
Infantry work in units of at least ten to cover angles and for carrying out a variety of functions, so...

Anyway, human infantry are cheaper and more expendable than robots.
So one bot = one squad?
by Malcolm
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 82
Views: 1495

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

Since we are talking about robots, how many soldiers will one infantry bot replace?
by Malcolm
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 82
Views: 1495

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

When did being a chef or medic who saves lives become wrong livelihoods? :thinking: When you are feeding people and patching them up specifically so that they can be more effective at killing. When you are integral part of the killing machine/process. Nothing exists in a vacuum, yah know? Karma is ...
by Malcolm
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 82
Views: 1495

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

clyde wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:29 am
Or does simply not agreeing with a government’s “poor choice” absolve you?
Yes. And when needed, this dissent can lead to civil disobedience and outright revolution.
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 82
Views: 1495

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

Here’s my point: Paying taxes supports the military. You would not murder someone even if threatened with jail and/or a large fine. So, why are you paying taxes that support the military? Is it too inconvenient to stop paying taxes? I pay my taxes with the understanding that I am complicit in actio...
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dungse Rigzin Dorje Rinpoche
Replies: 24
Views: 2253

Re: Dungse Rigzin Dorje Rinpoche

Adamantine wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:56 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:38 pm
amanitamusc wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:33 pm
Is KDL's body in Assam or Arunachal Pradesh?
It is at Zangdog Palri in Arunachal Pradesh, AFAIK.
They kept the Kundung preserved? In a stupa?
It is preserved, but not in a stupa I think.
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dungse Rigzin Dorje Rinpoche
Replies: 24
Views: 2253

Re: Dungse Rigzin Dorje Rinpoche

amanitamusc wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:33 pm
Is KDL's body in Assam or Arunachal Pradesh?
It is at Zangdog Palri in Arunachal Pradesh, AFAIK.
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 82
Views: 1495

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

That class identification never took deep roots among white Anglo Americans. I beg to differ: IWW . IWW.jpg No, The AFL was more powerful, aligned with the Democratic Party, and anti-immigrant as well. The union movement in the US was more guild conscious than class conscious, and it remains so. Th...
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Upcoming book by Karl Brunnhölzl on The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra
Replies: 27
Views: 1708

Re: Upcoming book by Karl Brunnhölzl on The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra

Since English is such a 'borrowing' language, (alpha from the Greek sure fits,) then why not incorporate more Buddhist Sanskrit terms if the translator cannot abide prosaic English versions? Certainly it is the case that a number of terms in Dzogchen can be in Sanskrit, such as dharmata for example...
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 82
Views: 1495

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

Good luck with that, people still put nation before class. I agree. People do not want to identify as working class as the idea that the working class is actually the motor of modern history has become unfashionable. People like to identify as something higher or loftier. Identification with one's ...
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 82
Views: 1495

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

I guarantee that a large number of yellow jackets voted fir Le Pen. A number of times some far-Right elements tried to infiltrate the demonstrations, but were beaten and kicked out by other protestors. In Greece, during the anti-austerity protests, Golden Dawn members physically supported the polic...
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Upcoming book by Karl Brunnhölzl on The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra
Replies: 27
Views: 1708

Re: Upcoming book by Karl Brunnhölzl on The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra

In English dictionaries alpha as a modifier is 'dominant' or 'first'. I would hope that 'dominant' purity is not the gist - sounds like a battle among purities. I mean, in post-Christian cultures and languages, such as those of Western Europe, there's still the echo of the Book of Revelation, "I am...
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Backwards Ati
Replies: 26
Views: 1263

Re: Backwards Ati

PeterC wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:42 pm
There are many better things to do with one’s time than try to guess what CTr meant in a comment without context delivered at an unknown time to an unknown audience...
However, the fetishization of CTR's psychobabble as Dharma is not a positive thing.
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 82
Views: 1495

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

We need global action. Good luck with that, people still put nation before class. I don't know if people put nation before anything much. Look at France, once a bastion of national pride, now people are disaffected and seem to worry primarily about their hip-pocket - the haves, to stay the haves, a...
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Upcoming book by Karl Brunnhölzl on The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra
Replies: 27
Views: 1708

Re: Upcoming book by Karl Brunnhölzl on The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra

According to KB in the end notes, ka dag "refers to the original and beginningless purity or emptiness of all phenomenon in general and of rigpa in particular." That appears to describe how he handles "alpha" (i.e. original and beginningless). I certainly cannot comment on the translation of ka dag...
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Upcoming book by Karl Brunnhölzl on The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra
Replies: 27
Views: 1708

Re: Upcoming book by Karl Brunnhölzl on The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra

LoveFromColorado wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:20 am
I understood it to mean "original beginingless" or the like in context.
That is not what the term ka dag means.
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Upcoming book by Karl Brunnhölzl on The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra
Replies: 27
Views: 1708

Re: Upcoming book by Karl Brunnhölzl on The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra

Erik has published a translation of Samantabhadra's Prayer which can be found in Quintessential Dzogchen pp 79-84

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