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by PuerAzaelis
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Goodbye
Replies: 17
Views: 901

Goodbye

by PuerAzaelis
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: I grew up with her books.
Replies: 4
Views: 345

I grew up with her books.

Ursula K. LeGuin

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by PuerAzaelis
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Drikung monks with long hair
Replies: 12
Views: 983

Re: Drikung monks with long hair

It’s because Garchen Rinpoche is metal.

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by PuerAzaelis
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 230
Views: 9324

Re: Random Thoughts

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by PuerAzaelis
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings
Replies: 89
Views: 3095

Re: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings

I’d be more worried about their frivolity than anything else.
by PuerAzaelis
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is an existential threat to Dharma?
Replies: 84
Views: 3107

Re: What is an existential threat to Dharma?

Dharma will never become extinct, there are no existential threats to it.
by PuerAzaelis
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 469
Views: 16724

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

dzogchungpa wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:34 am
Me too! Some of that Gurdjieff stuff is very well spoken.


Anyway, it's really amazing how cathartic this debate has been, isn't it? I feel, like, so much more relaxed now.
Lol I’m thinking you’re sort of evil.
by PuerAzaelis
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 469
Views: 16724

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

... Here's another hypothetical, what would we think of someone from Japan who came up to us and said "if you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him"? Forget Aro, how about that wacky East Asian Buddhism? "Mu" - how legit is that? The bouncer going to let that one into the club too? If only we could...
by PuerAzaelis
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 469
Views: 16724

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Problem is that somebody here is saying that the Dharma, being a compounded phenomenon, has no stable meaning and thus anything can be Dharma as long as it is written in melodic prose, does not promote rape and pillage and generally makes a person feel happy. Yes well perhaps that can be clarified ...
by PuerAzaelis
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Without Buddha I Could Not Be a Christian
Replies: 15
Views: 762

Re: Without Buddha I Could Not Be a Christian

Eventually if it becomes about only meditation methods I wonder if the doctrine would disappear entirely ...
by PuerAzaelis
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 230
Views: 9324

Re: Random Thoughts

I started drinking immediately. Moving on the hard stuff was just the next logical step ...
by PuerAzaelis
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 469
Views: 16724

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

dzogchungpa wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:07 am
With regards to Jax, I speculate there is something deeper at stake, a reverse racism.
Lol oh quit it.
by PuerAzaelis
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 469
Views: 16724

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Some of Jax's stuff I see on FB from time to time seems pretty well spoken to me. It doesn’t to me, because its faults have been demonstrated in this forum and my intellect finds that incontestable. Likewise if someone claimed Krishnamurti or a used car salesman or a parrot taught dharma, I think t...
by PuerAzaelis
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 469
Views: 16724

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

My personal opinion is that this is among the most well-spoken of posts in this thread. I assume you meant Grigoris’ post ... for my part seeing M-la of all people quote Kalama sutta is one of those rare DW epic moments that make it worthwhile hanging out here. And Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche ... words f...
by PuerAzaelis
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 469
Views: 16724

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Karma Dorje wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:05 pm
PuerAzaelis wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:20 am
I speculate there is something deeper at stake, a reverse racism.
Wait, so racism by whites moves forward and racism by other groups moves in reverse?

I am so confused.
Ok fine, both words were the wrong words to use.
by PuerAzaelis
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 469
Views: 16724

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Show me the person on this site who is supporting Sogyal (assuming that’s the drunken aristocrat you mention). Do people suspect Aro are making shit up because they’re white? No. They suspect that because they dress like clowns, have dubious sources for their lineage and lack ‘social proof’ for the...
by PuerAzaelis
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 469
Views: 16724

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

I wonder too - could you elucidate? I’m afraid my memory is a little blurry because it was 15 years ago and we were literally down the pub for the entire night ... but as I recall this guy from South Africa was debating Christian missions with my friend who had recently been ordained as an Episcopa...
by PuerAzaelis
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 469
Views: 16724

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

I speculate there is something deeper at stake, a reverse racism. What would it mean if an entirety English-speaking group not only were recognized to teach but also actually received a genuine terma? What would it mean if a completely Western sangha played the game of Dances With Tibetans more seri...
by PuerAzaelis
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 469
Views: 16724

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

methar wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:31 pm
... DUMB?????
Oh certainly, guilty as charged.
by PuerAzaelis
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 469
Views: 16724

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Are you telling me it’s taken 11 pages for all you heavy hitters to reflect whether the authenticity of a terma is distinct from the authenticity of a lineage? Dudjom is all over their websites. Quotes, essays, books, etc. Also I have to confess I find the writing on their sites fairly good. Clear. ...