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by cyril
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mundane Wants?
Replies: 9
Views: 181

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: 29
Views: 376

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: 1950

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: 1950

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: 1950

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: 1950

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: 1950

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: 1950

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: 1950

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: 1950

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.
by cyril
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Books on Arya Tara
Replies: 12
Views: 402

Re: Books on Arya Tara

From a Gelug perspective,

Gelek Rinpoche - ”The Practice of the Triumphant Ma
Khensur Rinpoche - ”A Commentary on Praises to the Twenty-one Taras
Ven. Thubten Chodron - ”How to Free Your Mind: The Practice of Tara the Liberator
by cyril
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Quote of my day
Replies: 22
Views: 875

Re: Quote of my day

The future ain’t what it used to be.
- Yogi Berra -
by cyril
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Worship of Donald Trump
Replies: 91
Views: 1470

Re: The Worship of Donald Trump

Now, in all fairness, I don't know much about Hinduism but it occurred to me that whenever they worship mahatmas or mahavatars, the guys in question are usually dead. Does RT knows something that we don't?
by cyril
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Worship of Donald Trump
Replies: 91
Views: 1470

Re: The Worship of Donald Trump

But on the other hand, the cult of Trump is still way behind the Professional League

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by cyril
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Worship of Donald Trump
Replies: 91
Views: 1470

Re: The Worship of Donald Trump

There is a divine spark in every creature, according to Hinduism. Maybe this is what those guys are trying to worship. Or maybe they badly want the Green Card and they came up with this strategy after reading "The Art of the Deal"..
by cyril
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jerusalem syndrome
Replies: 10
Views: 489

Re: Jerusalem syndrome

Would it be accurate to ascribe this type of madness to gyalpo provocation? Definitely a kind of provocation. Fascination with purity, etc., indicates devabhutagraha, i.e., possession by demonic devas. So, what could possibly induce the provocation? Are those devas offended in any way, do they have...
by cyril
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jerusalem syndrome
Replies: 10
Views: 489

Re: Jerusalem syndrome

https://youtube.com/watch?v=lUTuWHLiAcI There might be no more than 50-100 hospitalizations per year but we don’t know much about the number of those manifesting psychotic episode yet not hospitalized; so I wouldn’t rush out yet saying that the incidence is highly exaggerated. It could be the case ...
by cyril
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jerusalem syndrome
Replies: 10
Views: 489

Re: Jerusalem syndrome

Would it be accurate to ascribe this type of madness to gyalpo provocation? Why not just say it has to do with the five poisons? Why is it that the gyalpos always get the rap? Of course, fundamentally it all comes down to the five poisons; in particular pride is the culprit when it comes to gyalpos...
by cyril
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jerusalem syndrome
Replies: 10
Views: 489

Jerusalem syndrome

Would it be accurate to ascribe this type of madness to gyalpo provocation?
by cyril
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Charnel grounds
Replies: 26
Views: 806

Re: Charnel grounds

Crazywisdom wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:25 am
There are scary places. I hear cemeteries in England can be haunted.
Meh. Brazilian cemeteries are the real deal now.





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