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by Quay
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: American Circumcision
Replies: 35
Views: 1101

Re: American Circumcision

Circumcision, like all other kinds of unnecessary interventions hurting the natural, healthy corporal integrity of a person without his consent is abuse and arbitrary torture You're going to have a very hard time getting more than three people to agree upon the definition of an "unnecessary interve...
by Quay
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Mathematics in China
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: Mathematics in China

I would say the important question is not who invented what is now called mathematics but rather who is doing it best. In that regard China is a clear winner. Though whether gold, bronze or silver is a different matter. :)
by Quay
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: New Head of Nyingma: Kathok Getse Rinpoche
Replies: 49
Views: 4881

Re: New Head of Nyingma: Kathok Getse Rinpoche

What indication did he give? Please read the letter translated by Sangye. I was only browsing this topic but reading the letter gives an entirely different perspective. Without the necessary level of realization it is very difficult to understand precisely what happened and why it appeared to happe...
by Quay
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Wrathful deities
Replies: 70
Views: 2793

Re: Wrathful deities

How hard is it these days to find a trustworthy guru? Lineage heads make good starter lamas. Starter lama ? :) Thank you for that. Gave me a good case of what a friend of mine calls "view giggles." ... As for the signs under discussion, they are rejected in Dzogchen as being mental phenomena, not p...
by Quay
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 125
Views: 2822

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

... People always choose tribes over class. The market, however, is the one place where people are able to exercise influence irrespective of class or tribe, where the movement of capital by design is not impeded by protectionist policies, which are never effective. You shoot down your own assertio...
by Quay
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DJKR letter to Aung San Suu Kyi
Replies: 77
Views: 3014

Re: DJKR letter to Aung San Suu Kyi

Malcolm wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:07 pm
I really cannot stand this Western Liberal bias for facts.
:smile:

That seems to be one of the complaints in the original letter. I’ve tried to come up with an alternative but always seem to end up in a Monty Python skit.
by Quay
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DJKR letter to Aung San Suu Kyi
Replies: 77
Views: 3014

Re: DJKR letter to Aung San Suu Kyi

https://tricycle.org/trikedaily/response-dzongsar-jamyang-khyentse-rinpoche/?utm_source=social&utm_medium=fb For me I’m not so much interested in the authors of these pieces but rather what the pieces actually say. I think that putting the original letter and this response side-by-side produces a c...
by Quay
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche
Replies: 53
Views: 4768

Re: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche

Without pinning down who KR sees as his root guru, I think it safe to say that he has received authentic lineage transmissions. No doubt in my mind. None in mine, either. I was fortunate to meet Yangsi Kalu Rinpoche in August of 2011 shortly before his 21st birthday. I found him authentic, engaging...
by Quay
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Another day in America
Replies: 65
Views: 2000

Re: Another day in America

It is not only guns, it's culture, especially in the South and the West. Here in Massachusetts, we have extremely strict gun laws, and the lowest level of gun violence in the US. But just across the border, in Vermont, there is more gun violence in a state with 1/10th our population because they ha...
by Quay
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche
Replies: 53
Views: 4768

Re: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche

Without pinning down who KR sees as his root guru, I think it safe to say that he has received authentic lineage transmissions. No doubt in my mind. None in mine, either. I was fortunate to meet Yangsi Kalu Rinpoche in August of 2011 shortly before his 21st birthday. I found him authentic, engaging...
by Quay
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Blue "ripple"
Replies: 40
Views: 1627

Re: Blue "ripple"

Counting still going on as I write this, however, overall it appears it is not going to be a Blue wave, nor a Red wave; perhaps a Blue "ripple" at best. It appears the Dems will re-take control of the House, but not the Senate. I completely disagree. It was a Blue Wave the like of which has not bee...
by Quay
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Deepfakes
Replies: 24
Views: 1367

Re: Deepfakes

Interesting article. The ability to create what seems to be an actual record of events but is rather a fantasy certainly is disturbing. Though I suppose one could say that videos that have been altered & affected reality have been around for years. For example, the famous Zapruder Film of the Kenned...
by Quay
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: America”s Next Civil War
Replies: 44
Views: 2480

Re: America”s Next Civil War

Queequeg wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:50 pm
Hopefully, this will all be a footnote, like the Whisky Rebellion and Shay's Rebellion, and Black Panthers, and Weathermen, Bloody Kansas. Hopefully its not a chapter in US History text books.
:heart: Yes.
by Quay
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: America”s Next Civil War
Replies: 44
Views: 2480

Re: America”s Next Civil War

Losing reserve currency status will be the biggest blow to the US economy. Most Americans are clueless about what this even means. .... Unless one of your old hobbies was following international currency markets. :-) As long as the U.S. has the largest nuclear arsenal and a very effective military ...
by Quay
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 207
Views: 6673

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

Guardian (left wing enough source?): ''Yesterday’s spy can be tomorrow’s incorrigible gossip. Take, for instance, Ján Sarkocy, the former Czechoslovak intelligence officer, who has become positively garrulous in the past week about his alleged contact... Left or right wing is not a criteria by whic...
by Quay
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 207
Views: 6673

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

The idea that the system is rigged is just another comforting conspiracy theory which explains away one’s feeling of powerlessness. Conspiracy theories are nice because even if one is powerless, at least someone is in charge. The idea that the system is not what it generally seems to be, which one ...
by Quay
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 207
Views: 6673

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

You are missing that in politics no one cares what you think. "You can't do anything. You are powerless." This is all you are saying. And it's true, you are Canadian, shaking your fist in impotent rage against a system in which you have no say. Would you say such a situation is true in all of the C...
by Quay
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 207
Views: 6673

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

You are missing that in politics no one cares what you think. Listening is not sharing power. Republicans preach greed and money and Democrats are corrupted by greed and money. We tell you how to think and frame every argument. All paid for by people like George Norcross. Giving a black eye to a No...
by Quay
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Psychoanalysis
Replies: 107
Views: 4327

Re: Psychoanalysis

During his life the founder of AA, Bill W., proudly wrote about the 12 Steps being incorporated into some form of Buddhism in Japan. He did not say which kind of Buddhism however. In any case apparently he did not see the 12 Steps as being Christian specific. Yes, there's a lot of wisdom in the Big...
by Quay
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Psychoanalysis
Replies: 107
Views: 4327

Re: Psychoanalysis

... Talk therapy is useless. ...just another way to separate fools from their money. Then it is not entirely useless is it? :) I would disagree it is entirely useless if a person doesn't have anyone else to talk to. They can get some benefit from talking with someone (hopefully) more knowledgeable ...

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