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by Quay
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Topic: Future world demographics(PEW) - decline of Buddhism in 2050
Replies: 28
Views: 1287

Re: Topic: Future world demographics(PEW) - decline of Buddhism in 2050

Indeed. When we look at the turning points in history, the people living through them had no idea how things would turn out. Aye. And there is one thing that has been proved again and again: futurists and prognosticators have a really, really bad track record. :) Right, so statistical analysis base...
by Quay
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Topic: Future world demographics(PEW) - decline of Buddhism in 2050
Replies: 28
Views: 1287

Re: Topic: Future world demographics(PEW) - decline of Buddhism in 2050

“If you can look into the seeds of time, And say which grain will grow and which will not, Speak then to me, who neither beg nor fear Your favors nor your hate.” – Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act 1, Scene 3. Indeed. When we look at the turning points in history, the people living through them had no idea...
by Quay
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharmic Fungibility
Replies: 37
Views: 1475

Re: Dharmic Fungibility

I'll add something I've witnessed numerous times at more than one larger Dharma center especially when hosting an important event like an empowerment. Say the suggested donation is $20. A line forms to get in. Several pay $20 before someone comes up and says they can't pay anything today. Fine, go o...
by Quay
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Topic: Future world demographics(PEW) - decline of Buddhism in 2050
Replies: 28
Views: 1287

Re: Topic: Future world demographics(PEW) - decline of Buddhism in 2050

“If you can look into the seeds of time,
And say which grain will grow and which will not,
Speak then to me, who neither beg nor fear
Your favors nor your hate.”

– Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act 1, Scene 3.
by Quay
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Kamala Devi Harris
Replies: 23
Views: 1633

Re: Kamala Devi Harris

Watched this last night. I'm hearing more and more complaining, but it looks like the DNC (ie. the Clinton machinery) is trying to clear the field for their favorite candidate. I'm guessing Harris is the one. There seems to be a full court press by opinion makers and talking heads across media to p...
by Quay
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Signing Off
Replies: 37
Views: 5472

Re: Signing Off

I think this is very sad news.

May everyone benefits from consideration of what he said, what others have said, and how it all goes together.

Peace to everyone.
by Quay
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: American Circumcision
Replies: 35
Views: 1905

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: 8
Views: 584

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: 6208

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: 4232

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: 4611

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: 100
Views: 5361

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: 100
Views: 5361

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: 6166

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: 3060

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: 6166

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: 2408

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: 1897

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: 3296

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: 3296

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 ...

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