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by AlexanderS
Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Cops raid at the Karmapas office
Replies: 162
Views: 19258

Re: Cops raid at the Karmapas office

I thought discussion on of the karmapa controversy was somewhat not allowed on these forums, since it's neverending, hurtful to people's practice and doesn't seem to lead to any conclusions. I have my own views on this matter, but I wish there would be some place to discuss it and I wish the kagyu l...
by AlexanderS
Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Matter in Deva realms and the hell realms ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1438

Re: Matter in Deva realms and the hell realms ?

I have read lately three or four books on astronomy, astronomers have calculated that there must be much more mass in the universe than is seen. This missing mass is called "dark matter". I suggest a buddhist explanation for the unseen matter: it is what makes up the lower and higher realms, realms...
by AlexanderS
Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pure Lands
Replies: 61
Views: 5163

Re: Mandalas and your place in them/ Namdrol inspired thread

As physical places one can take rebirth in? Not really. As wisdom displays of Amitabha, etc. That's different. Hmmm....I'm not sure I understand. Is there a difference between the two? I always figured they were places created by Guru P or Amitabha, and that they were wisdom displays. I think I'm n...
by AlexanderS
Sun Dec 25, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Wonderful Mysterious Yakkhas
Replies: 23
Views: 2850

Re: Wonderful Mysterious Yakkhas

I must say, I find it difficult to believe this kind of stuff. I suppose it can be a matter of personal experience.
by AlexanderS
Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:09 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Sex in pureland?
Replies: 71
Views: 11913

Re: Sex in pureland?

Nevertheless, the definition of the ideal woman partner, laid out in countless tantras, is the padmini i.e. prominent, large breasts, narrow waist, etc., i.e., completely sexist. N i.e. Dolly Parton..... I think this is more what they had in mine: http://www.exoticindiaart.com/details/hindu/padmini...
by AlexanderS
Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Sex in pureland?
Replies: 71
Views: 11913

Re: Sex in pureland?

I am guessing you must be a very frustrated man! Now who's projecting? http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-rolleyes004.gif Unless you've taken celibacy wows there's nothing un-buddhist about having sex. I never said there was anything wrong with having sex, check out my earlier post. Now for ...
by AlexanderS
Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Sex in pureland?
Replies: 71
Views: 11913

Re: Sex in pureland?

Yeah Gregg, I'm the transform desire into wisdom kinda of person. Unless you've taken celibacy wows there's nothing un-buddhist about having sex. Anyway this thread was meant to be in good humour. The core question was geniune though.
by AlexanderS
Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Sex in pureland?
Replies: 71
Views: 11913

Re: Sex in pureland?

Adamantine wrote: something like this?
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Yes yes and yes!
by AlexanderS
Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:05 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Sex in pureland?
Replies: 71
Views: 11913

Re: Sex in pureland?

Adamantine wrote:
AlexanderS wrote: Anyway, I was just curious, it was meant as a tounge in cheek question. Although I really am curious. I suppose it wouldn't matter at that point, but a few fit birds wouldn't hurt.
You mean, like 7 virgin brides?
No perhaps more like some sexy kitty cat dakini's.
by AlexanderS
Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Sex in pureland?
Replies: 71
Views: 11913

Re: Sex in pureland?

In England we sometimes call girls or young women birds. And fit sometimes mean athletic or otherwise good looking naked conforming to modern standards.
by AlexanderS
Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:18 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Sex in pureland?
Replies: 71
Views: 11913

Re: Sex in pureland?

Jikan wrote:Sex in the sense of sexuality, or sex in the sense of sex differentiation (male v female)?
Yes like that.

Anyway, I was just curious, it was meant as a tounge in cheek question. Although I really am curious. I suppose it wouldn't matter at that point, but a few fit birds wouldn't hurt.
by AlexanderS
Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Sex in pureland?
Replies: 71
Views: 11913

Sex in pureland?

So is there sex in pureland? Like pure sex?
by AlexanderS
Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Kalu Rinpoche shocking news!
Replies: 129
Views: 19755

Re: Kalu Rinpoche shocking news!

He just turned 21 and many things could be happening. What's going on could be the expression of wisdom appropriate to the circumstances. I was surprised when he said that his guru was not more than human. In fact his wisdom mind should be that of an Arya Bodhisattva. In fact HE Tai Situpa goes int...
by AlexanderS
Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Slate Mag on Buddhism: What do yuou think?
Replies: 7
Views: 1461

Re: Slate Mag on Buddhism: What do yuou think?

I think his understanding of buddhism is completely superficial.
by AlexanderS
Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:11 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Neurosurgeon has near death experience, changes his mind
Replies: 10
Views: 1730

Re: Neurosurgeon has near death experience, changes his mind

Wasn't he just dreaming in a coma?
by AlexanderS
Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Kalu Rinpoche shocking news!
Replies: 129
Views: 19755

Re: Kalu Rinpoche shocking news!

Shocking for him and the perpetrator. Must say, some of these scandals like this and the karmapa controrversy makes it difficult to have faith and trust in some of these institutions.
by AlexanderS
Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Horrifying image of Tibetan Ani in self immolation
Replies: 94
Views: 5659

Re: Horrifying image of Tibetan Ani in self immolation

I'm sorry if I offended anyone, but dechen norbu clarified pretty much what i meant.
by AlexanderS
Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Horrifying image of Tibetan Ani in self immolation
Replies: 94
Views: 5659

Re: Horrifying image of Tibetan Ani in self immolation

I must say anyone judging a nun for sacrifing herself for the tibetan cause are showing a complete lacking of understanding and a complete lack of balls. Being compassionate is not about cowardice or passivity. I hope anyone judging these desperate tibetans actions take a good look at themselves fro...
by AlexanderS
Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Inspirational Westerner Practitioners
Replies: 99
Views: 23069

Re: Inspirational Westerner Practitioners

Ole Nydahl and Hannah nydahl also deserves a mention.

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