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by Malcolm
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DNA TESTS
Replies: 58
Views: 788

Re: DNA TESTS

haven't done the testing myself, but a family member has, so based on what I was told, our Indian family is shockingly NOT "the Indian we thought it was," but a mix of Ladakhi and Romany (this by the highest percentage.... Oukei we're gypsies) ... The facility for language is clear in the history o...
by Malcolm
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The bardo and akanistha
Replies: 9
Views: 420

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
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DNA TESTS
Replies: 58
Views: 788

Re: DNA TESTS

Are you telling us you have dysentery? :lol: But seriously, folks, as interesting as the results of DNA testing might be, I would under no circumstances willingly submit such personal information to a faceless corporation which can be counted on to use it in deleterious ways in the future. People t...
by Malcolm
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How do you know you're not just making karma worse??
Replies: 45
Views: 767

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

Quotes compiled from collective karma thread But dependent origination, when reduced to its essential components, simply means: where there is affliction, there is a cause for action; where there is action there is a cause for suffering; and where there is suffering, there is a condition for furthe...
by Malcolm
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The bardo and akanistha
Replies: 9
Views: 420

Re: The bardo and akanistha

chimechodra wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:00 am
Malcolm wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:47 pm
Also, the doctrine around Akaniṣṭha is complicated since it is understood differently in sūtra, tantra, and the Great Perfection.
Thank you for the illuminating knowledge as always, Malcolm. Could you expand on how Akaniṣṭha is understood in the Great Perfection? Thank you!
the dharmadhātu.
by Malcolm
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: An interesting book...
Replies: 5
Views: 186

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: 3
Views: 186

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: 9
Views: 420

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: 45
Views: 767

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: 58
Views: 788

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: 45
Views: 767

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: 45
Views: 767

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: 45
Views: 767

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: 58
Views: 788

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: 58
Views: 788

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: 58
Views: 788

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: 320

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: 2058

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: 2058

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: 2058

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...