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by Norwegian
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Selling the dharma
Replies: 117
Views: 14473

Re: Selling the dharma

Malcolm wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:33 pm
tobes wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:05 am

We all trying to give up owning things, possessing things...
Only in Hinayana.
Indeed.
by Norwegian
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Leaving Pizzahut.
Replies: 28
Views: 2574

Re: Leaving Pizzahut.

Simon E. wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:08 pm
Well I’m not sure. I think I might prefer Greek moussaka.
Anything with a decent amount of meat topping combinations. Some cheese too of course. Then I am not too sure what else you'd need. Except a nice bottle of wine to go with the pizza. Then you're good to go.
by Norwegian
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: cats
Replies: 7
Views: 1179

Re: cats

So why do cats suddenly pounce and bite after lying on my lap for 20 minutes? I've heard it could be an expression of affection... Some cats are very sensitive to over-stimulation, as in, if you pet them for too long - despite them purring and having a good time - they just overload, and will react...
by Norwegian
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Not just for white folks
Replies: 18
Views: 1663

Re: Not just for white folks

Should folks in Africa just stick with the religion of their colonisers? Or should they have the same choices as the white Western middle classes? According to the Dalai Lama it's best if you stick to the religion into which you were born. So, if you take him seriously, then yes, they should stick ...
by Norwegian
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Not just for white folks
Replies: 18
Views: 1663

Re: Not just for white folks

If someone has a genuine interest in the Buddhadharma, then that is everything that is needed. And one should really rejoice in that, whether the people are from Canada, Iceland, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Mozambique, Tanzania, or wherever it may be, instead of concerning oneself with what others may thi...
by Norwegian
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Not just for white folks
Replies: 18
Views: 1663

Re: Not just for white folks

That must sound quite exciting to the sanghas of very white middle class Western Buddhists! It might however sound not just so exciting to the established African Christian and Muslim communities. I think you must be extremely confused as to what sort of forum you're on. This is a Mahayana and Vajr...
by Norwegian
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Decreased interest in Tantric practice
Replies: 78
Views: 10410

Re: Decreased interest in Tantric practice

I have found my interest in new Tantric practices waning over time. Prior to taking teachings from ChNN I received a lot of initiations, and generally took attending them quite seriously. Since this time I have the reoccurring feeling that I have enough of them, and find it harder to get all ginned...
by Norwegian
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Desert island book
Replies: 45
Views: 3883

Re: Desert island book

So we can assume that you will not be contributing to Vajrayana discussions? As a rule I try to avoid the tibetan forum and everything outside of that I take to be either Mahayana other than vajrayana or general Mahayana where vajrayana conventions are only optional depending on practitioner. E.g. ...
by Norwegian
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Desert island book
Replies: 45
Views: 3883

Re: Desert island book

The straightforward answer: - Bodhisattvacharyavatara, by Shantideva (with commentary by Khenpo Kunpal). ISBN-13: 978-1590306994 - The Crystal and The Way of Light: Sutra, Tantra, and Dzogchen, by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu. ISBN-13: 978-1559391351 The other answer: Finnegans Wake by James Joyce (ISBN-13...
by Norwegian
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Subforum Buddhist Art
Replies: 14
Views: 2629

Re: Subforum Buddhist Art

I would not welcome it, if it means there would be a myriad entries on Vajrayana's deities, protectors, and so on, all of which should not be for public consumption, but which people treat as collectible radio parts to be analyzed and put on display for everybody anyways (not proper according to Vaj...
by Norwegian
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: About a nihilistic adrift of Buddhadharma
Replies: 41
Views: 2596

Re: About a nihilistic adrift of Buddhadharma

We can can also say there is no sentient being, no creature, no person, no living being, etc. Tell ya what. If you can stick a needle through your hand without saying “ouch” you’ll have some credibility when you say that. Not 100% credibility, but some. If I can put a needle through my hand, you ge...
by Norwegian
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la
Replies: 222
Views: 47876

Re: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la

javier.espinoza.t wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:52 pm
That is wise. Namdrol is Malcolm?
Yes.
by Norwegian
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: About a nihilistic adrift of Buddhadharma
Replies: 41
Views: 2596

Re: About a nihilistic adrift of Buddhadharma

We can can also say there is no sentient being, no creature, no person, no living being, etc. Tell ya what. If you can stick a needle through your hand without saying “ouch” you’ll have some credibility when you say that. Not 100% credibility, but some. Have you ever received teachings on the Prajn...
by Norwegian
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?
Replies: 176
Views: 10511

Re: Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?

As long as we have memory of Shakyamuni Buddha, there will be no buddhas in this world. Full stop. You are confusing the concept of a supreme nirmanakaya, with that of Buddhahood in general. We are still in the period of Buddha Shakyamuni's teaching (a supreme nirmanakaya), and for this reason, the...
by Norwegian
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Tsunami in a teapot
Replies: 19
Views: 1998

Re: Tsunami in a teapot

I wonder if it isn’t time for Western countries to start adopting Singaporean laws How about no? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights_in_Singapore In 2018, Singapore was ranked 151st out of 180 nations by Reporters Without Borders in the Worldwide Press Freedom Index https://www.theguardian.c...
by Norwegian
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: union of sun and moon tantra
Replies: 8
Views: 1460

Re: union of sun and moon tantra

Josef wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:17 pm
It will probably be several years before a quality English translation is in print.
It will be worth the wait.
by Norwegian
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Daily Lungta Recitation by Mipham.
Replies: 6
Views: 1165

Re: Daily Lungta Recitation by Mipham.

SuryaMitra wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:11 pm
how do I practice these mantras?
Have you received transmission of this practice?
by Norwegian
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Tara Mandala Open Webcast Transmission with Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton (Riwo Sangchöd, Chöd, Green Tara)
Replies: 24
Views: 3211

Re: Tara Mandala Open Webcast Transmission with Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton (Riwo Sangchöd, Chöd, Green Tara)

Reading up on it, it looks like I inadvertently took tantric vows when doing their green Tara web course, implicitly. Given all the uncertainties I've had about Tara Mandala and my usual bad habit of doubting teachers (which I'm actively working on breaking), it sounds like I've broken said vows to...
by Norwegian
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Subtle body in Dzogchen
Replies: 28
Views: 3452

Re: Subtle body in Dzogchen

I thought there was one with this name at the end of the Guru Yoga book as well, but I don't have my stuff with me at the moment. There isn't. The Longsal Saltong Lung teaching is found only in the Longsal Saltong Lung. When Rinpoche taught Longsal practices in webcast, they were pretty much always...
by Norwegian
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Subtle body in Dzogchen
Replies: 28
Views: 3452

Re: Subtle body in Dzogchen

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:40 pm
How would it require Longsal transmission? Be good to get some clarification on this.
This practice would require the transmission of the Longsal Saltong Lung, which is exactly what ChNN gave back in 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, and 2006 (also in closed webcast).

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