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by cyril
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Can you make fire with just two sticks and your hands?
Replies: 10
Views: 1217

Re: Can you make fire with just two sticks and your hands?

Chuck Norris can make a fire by rubbing two icicles together. Just sayin’.
by cyril
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2375
Views: 193419

Re: Music time

by cyril
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: interactions between humans and other beings
Replies: 15
Views: 1075

Re: interactions between humans and other beings

Deva cannot create sentient beings. The idea is contrary to the teachings on Dependent Origination and karma. One could be born into a realm created by a Deva but that does not mean that they are controlled by the Deva. There is still volition. Yes, of course, there is still volition and free will....
by cyril
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: interactions between humans and other beings
Replies: 15
Views: 1075

Re: interactions between humans and other beings

The Suttas speak of nimmanarati devas who delight in the sense objects of their own creation. However, I never found a clear explanation on what such creation would consist of. Are these devas able to create entire realms? If they are, then can sentient beings, propelled by karma, take rebirth in th...
by cyril
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2375
Views: 193419

Re: Music time

by cyril
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Identifying two statues
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: Identifying two statues

I don't think the above is correct. Anybody have ideas? :shrug: They were in a market instead of a temple, so I wonder if they're not actually specific buddhas. They did have an actual Guan Yin and Amida which I didn't photograph, however. The second-one could be a form of Amogapasha Lokeshvara, an...
by cyril
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 212
Views: 7935

Re: Guru Rinpoche As...

DGA wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:47 am
Is there a practice in which Guru Rinpoche manifests as Manjusri?

I think I remember hearing someone mention such a practice some years ago, but I can't find anything about it now.
Mawey Senge. One of the 12 manifestations of Guru Rinpoche from Tukdrub Barchey Künsel.
by cyril
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Realization of the Naga's practices
Replies: 24
Views: 1470

Re: Realization of the Naga's practices

Nagas are often associated with skin diseases, urogenital diseases, some cancers, some mental diseases, some epidemic diseases, and some chronic cachetic or wasting diseases. Pema Chopel, if you don't mind, could you please elaborate a little on this topic? If I understand correctly, you are both a...
by cyril
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Thread with no words
Replies: 69
Views: 10161

Re: Thread with no words

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by cyril
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mundane Wants?
Replies: 33
Views: 1234

Re: Mundane Wants?

So I have been doing a Manjushri sadhana of Garchen Rinpoche for a while and its sadhana says to visualize all beings becoming Buddhas, conflicts being erased, etc. However, with difficulties within worldly life, how does one incorporate the practice into improving circumstances rather than just pr...
by cyril
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mundane Wants?
Replies: 33
Views: 1234

Re: Mundane Wants?

So I have been doing a Manjushri sadhana of Garchen Rinpoche for a while and its sadhana says to visualize all beings becoming Buddhas, conflicts being erased, etc. However, with difficulties within worldly life, how does one incorporate the practice into improving circumstances rather than just pr...
by cyril
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Dealing With Demons
Replies: 34
Views: 1627

Re: Dealing With Demons

I was curious about what different traditions of Buddhism say about "demonic" entities and how to deal with them. Parittas in Theravada, various sutras and dharanis in Mahayana, tonglen, sang & serkyem, various dokpa practices, chod, action mantas, etc in TB. Always been interested in learning abou...
by cyril
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 4133

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

So you feel the actions of the Romanian murderers was justified? Because I do not believe that the actions of the Gypsies was justified. I feel you missed my point. I feel that such tragedies could have been easily avoided if those in charge called a spade a spade and chose not to ignore the “facts...
by cyril
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 4133

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

]When was the last time Roma launched a genocide against the sub-humans? I would say their classification of us a sub-humans is pretty accurate given our track record. Just because the Rroma did not have the means to wipe out entire non-Rroma populations doesn’t mean they wouldn’t have done it if t...
by cyril
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 4133

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

And this is exactly why European far-Righters HATE gypsies. Gypsies show us that this attachment to a particular geographical location is baseless and useless. They show quite clearly that a nomadic lifestyle without attachment to ideas of nations and states is possible and viable. FYI, Grigoris, t...
by cyril
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 4133

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

You are assuming that because people think in a certain manner (or within certain conceptual frameworks) in our era that they did so 5000 years ago. Well they don't. I am not assuming anything. I gave you the example of Herodotus but you chose to trivialize it. Here is the quote in the context: htt...
by cyril
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 4133

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

Hellene is just the Greek word for Greek. The Minoans were Minoans, the Aiolians were Aiolians.. Yet they all shared a common Greek identity. This is the point I was trying to make. National identities existed long before the advent of the modern national states. This merely highlights the fact tha...
by cyril
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 4133

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

There was no such thing as Greece until well after the war of independence from the Ottoman Empire which started in 1821. There were a number of different city states, that were constantly at war with each other. Actually there was not even a unified Hellenic people. Different areas of what is now ...
by cyril
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 4133

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

And still nobody has "the balls" to answer to my questions. So which Europeans does it belong to then? The Muslim Europeans or the Christian Europeans? Imho, „Europe belongs to the Europeans” means Spain belongs to the Spanish people, France belongs to the French people, Greece belongs to the Greek...
by cyril
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 4133

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

I bow down to H.H.D.L. for having the balls to step into the tiger's mouth and spell out the naked truth. Speaking the truth in such degenerate times is truly the deed of a bodhisattva.

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