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by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A challenge
Replies: 2
Views: 536

Re: A challenge

Does anyone know what happened to Drolma? Here's hoping she is very well, and all best wishes.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Israel situation is not okay.
Replies: 45
Views: 3242

Re: Israel situation is not okay.

No, we shouldn't whitewash atrocities or enjoy our peanut gallery.

However, although a solution is incredibly complex, the explanation is not.

One side wants the other side dead.

It is as simple as that.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What is Buddhism?
Replies: 7
Views: 623

Re: What is Buddhism?

All compounded things are impermanent. All emotions are painful. All phenomena are without inherent existence. Nirvana is beyond extremes.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: World Population Balance
Replies: 33
Views: 3102

Re: World Population Balance

madhusudan wrote:What is the 'correct' population for the Earth?
The one that does not exterminate competitors for food, does not destroy competitors' food supply in order to grow its own and does not deny access to food to others.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:26 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Bad karma & bad mood
Replies: 20
Views: 1699

Re: Bad karma & bad mood

Well perhaps normal people not think good either.

In any case we may be grateful that Gautama the Buddha favored values other than caste and Brahminism.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Mon Oct 19, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Emptiness and Depending Origination
Replies: 31
Views: 5921

Re: Emptiness and Depending Origination

odysseus wrote:"emptiness" is not a meditation object, neither for jhana or vipasanna.
Please stop talking.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Mon Oct 19, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Emptiness and Depending Origination
Replies: 31
Views: 5921

Re: Emptiness and Depending Origination

odysseus wrote:There´s not any special meditation methods for Emptiness or Dependent Origination.
Apart from something called vipashyana.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Self-Liberation Through Seeing With Naked Awareness
Replies: 129
Views: 10171

Re: Self-Liberation Through Seeing With Naked Awareness

In ati, outer guru directly points to secret guru. In ati, nirmanakaya is unobstructed energy. But even with that view nirmanakaya can directly point to pure vision only from the point of view of historically situated subjects/objects. I don't think this is the dispute. If we accept this definition ...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Thu Oct 15, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: May be its time to ban discussion about Homosexuallity...
Replies: 224
Views: 15764

Re: May be its time to ban discussion about Homosexuallity..

rory wrote:... stop talking ... 50% responsible ...
If I'm half responsible for anything I get to talk about it.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Thu Oct 15, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: 10 Great Things about the United States
Replies: 12
Views: 902

Re: 10 Great Things about the United States

I guess it's also the land where adulterous felons can defend colonialism and blame liberals for 9/11 and Abu Ghraib.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Thu Oct 15, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: John Williams to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
Replies: 13
Views: 1236

Re: John Williams to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Where were you? When you first heard - this.

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by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Tummo
Replies: 13
Views: 1639

Re: Tummo

... traditionalists ... You probably got the opinions you already knew. It is part of the body isolation stage of completion phase. Apart from issues of "danger", the complete higher yoga tantra practice seems very complex to me. I suspect to include the numerous components of that practice would t...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Oct 09, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Importance of a Dharma Teacher/Oral Transmission
Replies: 157
Views: 11789

Re: Importance of a Dharma Teacher/Oral Transmission

From the peanut gallery - not quite the same point that is being made ... however, perhaps related ... In the west we have the "religions of the book", or the "people of the book". What we have ended up with as a result are dead letters preserved in a museum at great cost as the world passes them by...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen & Vipashyana on thoughts
Replies: 339
Views: 29081

Re: Dzogchen & Vipashyana on thoughts

Interestingly, the tomato is both the official state fruit AND the official state vegetable of Arkansas which, as all true Dzogchenpas know, is the natural state. So, I guess, in the natural state it is both a fruit and a vegetable. Somehow, that seems very appropriate. If it was also neither it wo...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Oct 02, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Student Teacher Relationship in Modern Age
Replies: 179
Views: 15872

Re: Student Teacher Relationship in Modern Age

The paradox of DI of course is that it sets itself forth as the only means by which everything can be recognized as a bunch of concepts - including it.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist teachers that teach a true self?
Replies: 349
Views: 19872

Re: Buddhist teachers that teach a true self?

Speaking of such nails and hammers, maybe in the Dzogchen/Vipashyana thread (which for some reason got into the teachers debate) someone should mention that, while it's not ok to criticize other teachers, it's ok for teachers to say the lower 8 yanas are pointless ... :stirthepot: Kidding - I think ...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:05 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen & Vipashyana on thoughts
Replies: 339
Views: 29081

Re: Dzogchen & Vipashyana on thoughts

I could be wrong about this - but this issue could partly pertain to an east-west difference. In the west we seem to be very credulous with respect to our teachers. It's always all or nothing, the vajra master is always the Buddha or - suddenly years of abuse surface. In the east - well, maybe face ...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen & Vipashyana on thoughts
Replies: 339
Views: 29081

Re: Dzogchen & Vipashyana on thoughts

If a practitioner of adharma hangs himself with his own rope is it really a snake?
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can a stone meditate?
Replies: 45
Views: 3914

Re: Can a stone meditate?

In the ultimate there is no difference between the sentient and the insentient, since neither are established in the ultimate; they are only established conventionally. Rock, sentient beings and buddhas are nothing more than conventions, they do not refer to anything real. Yesbutt ... then the reco...