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by Quay
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Ignorance of Ignorance
Replies: 19
Views: 352

Re: Ignorance of Ignorance

Those terms that make sense scientifically point to one underlying nature of science that most scientists overlook: scientists are completely dependent on poetry because all scientific description is metaphoric. Yes and no. There are surely many metaphors in science but the strength of science sure...
by Quay
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Quote of my day
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Re: Quote of my day

"When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained."
--Mark Twain
by Quay
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Ignorance of Ignorance
Replies: 19
Views: 352

Re: Ignorance of Ignorance

...But there’s a deep tension between science and religion, such that anything that leans too close to what is considered religious triggers a kind of defensive response. You have to explain it in terms that ‘make sense’ scientifically. And really, it can’t be done. Science is third-person, it deal...
by Quay
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What's the point of abusive gurus?
Replies: 93
Views: 3569

Re: What's the point of abusive gurus?

...why do western buddhism followers almost always look so uptight and filled with so much self-concern meanwhile tibetans are almost always smiley and seem like not giving a slightest damn.... In many cases it's because appearances are just that, appearances. Just like charlatans can act like sain...
by Quay
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What's the point of abusive gurus?
Replies: 93
Views: 3569

Re: What's the point of abusive gurus?

... man, please write a literary work on the issue. such serious reaserch on the guru-disciple issue can be of great help. it is a good time also, because in short many people, old and new buddhist practitioners, will have the same doubt in mind. While Malcolm is working on this ( :) ) I can highly...
by Quay
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What's the point of abusive gurus?
Replies: 93
Views: 3569

Re: What's the point of abusive gurus?

And when they do come up, as in another thread, and when they're about certain contemporary teachers, Chatral Rinpoche in this case, In fact, I have a friend who is a close student of the late Chatral Rinpoche, who spent, over the years, many months at a time in close proximity to him. According to...
by Quay
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What's the point of abusive gurus?
Replies: 93
Views: 3569

Re: What's the point of abusive gurus?

The notion that there is a person to destroy is pernicious and false. This is annihilationism. I think this is one of the most obvious yet so often overlooked points in all of this. It is also common to all schools of Buddhism yet for some reason there is this notion in some quarters that in Vajray...
by Quay
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Two months of writing.
Replies: 52
Views: 2033

Re: Two months of writing.

"I f.ucking concede"

I love this. :heart: Thank you, Jesse.
by Quay
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 248
Views: 9216

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

Josef wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:49 am
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That doesnt surprise me regarding that particular publication. He did leave behind a solid collection of written works though.
People do say both those things.
by Quay
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Chatral Rinpoche's passing
Replies: 30
Views: 7004

Re: Chatral Rinpoche's passing

At Rinpoche's parinirvana it was very clear that Kathok Situ Rinpoche and Dudjom Yangsi Rinpoche are the two lineage holders in addition to Semo Sarawsati. While a fortunate number were called heart sons those first two are the ones carrying on what needs to be carried on. And yes his kudung is in t...
by Quay
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 248
Views: 9216

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

The pronouns here are very confusing, is this Chatral Rinpoche telling attendants to remove a photo of CTR/SMR? Or are we talking about the Australian lama? I'm assuming the former. He's definitely telling them to get the photos out of his room. it is probably worth noting that neither Chatral Rinp...
by Quay
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 248
Views: 9216

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

The latest post from the Sakyong where he once again talks about himself in some detail is again notable for his lack of notice given to the victims in all this. Once again a non-apology influenced by our legal system, such as it is. And for the news of a self-immolation...I can't even begin to fath...
by Quay
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Pema Dorje
Replies: 28
Views: 1261

Re: Lama Pema Dorje

Sonam Wangchug wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:11 am
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May Rinpoche take a swift rebirth, for the benefit of all beings.
Yes. :heart:
by Quay
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Pema Dorje
Replies: 28
Views: 1261

Re: Lama Pema Dorje

Miroku wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:50 pm
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Strange how this thread turned to yogis exchanging loundry tips, but I like it. :D ....
The Dharma is quite often very practical including in matters of mixing water and earth. :)
by Quay
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 248
Views: 9216

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

I really appreciate seeing both Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione's takes and advice on this matter. I also find it odd that any place would formally require a vow of exclusivity or even suggest it. Every lama and center I've been with never had such a thing and would never suggest that ...
by Quay
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Pema Dorje
Replies: 28
Views: 1261

Re: Lama Pema Dorje

Very sad news. I found him to be a remarkable teacher and very kind person. His living physical presence will be missed very much. _(|)_ And fwiw, if you don't want your zen to go pink, when you first get it soak it in water and at least one cup of salt. It will set the dyes nicely & usually prevent...
by Quay
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?
Replies: 126
Views: 2225

Re: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?

Love to see how all this would get paid for Quite a few of these are frankly cost free, or long-term money savers. And why is it practically taboo to speak of the moral aspect I wonder. Why is it only about f'n money? In the United States it is simple: "Some men worship rank, some worship heroes, s...
by Quay
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?
Replies: 126
Views: 2225

Re: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?

... Most of the US can legally refuse to provide goods and services to LBGTQ people.... Yes it can an often does. I live in one of those states where it is perfectly legal to do so and have been the victim of such discrimination in more than one setting, including a medical one at a hospital. It's ...
by Quay
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?
Replies: 126
Views: 2225

Re: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?

The problem there, as I see it, at least in the West, is that the default "normal" identity, as it were, is always "white, cis, het" and is not considered a "constructed social identity," while anything else is considered a construct. I completely agree and have noticed this myself. For some it's n...
by Quay
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?
Replies: 126
Views: 2225

Re: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?

... Most of the US can legally refuse to provide goods and services to LBGTQ people.... Yes it can an often does. I live in one of those states where it is perfectly legal to do so and have been the victim of such discrimination in more than one setting, including a medical one at a hospital. It's ...

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