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by Norwegian
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bodhi seed malas
Replies: 72
Views: 11991

Re: Bodhi seed malas

Posting picture of anything that is a samaya implement is not a good thing.
by Norwegian
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fantasy
Replies: 89
Views: 2822

Re: Fantasy

Well, no, they were inspired by a desire to convert heathens. Most so-called Christian charity work arose as a means of conversion, to save benighted savages. Q-Raj does have a point. Why don't Buddhist charities in the West work more actively and conspicuously so that they can convert and save sav...
by Norwegian
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DNA TESTS
Replies: 78
Views: 2187

Re: DNA TESTS

Well, finally bought a test today. Will be a long wait though before I get results (shipping from them to me, and shipping from me to them). I'll add results here when I get it done :)
by Norwegian
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DNA TESTS
Replies: 78
Views: 2187

Re: DNA TESTS

Depending on service used, you can also upload your file(s) to other companies, like https://www.promethease.com/ and which " is a computer program developed by the SNPedia team which allows users to compare personal genomics results against the SNPedia database, generating a report with information...
by Norwegian
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How do you know you're not just making karma worse??
Replies: 45
Views: 1387

Re: How do you know you're not just making karma worse??

What costs 500 USD? The Gelong Lodrö Sangpo version (4 volumes) costs 150 USD in total. The paperback of Pruden's version is 50 x 4 = 200 USD, and the hardcover of that one is out of stock so it's an expensive third-party store price. Get either the Gelong Lodrö Sangpo version, or the paperback of P...
by Norwegian
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How do you know you're not just making karma worse??
Replies: 45
Views: 1387

Re: How do you know you're not just making karma worse??

We talk about karma in principle, and I am fixed (determined) on understanding it in its correct view. But not to just understand and talk about it. I want this to be done already. I'm fed up with being ignorant. Since you read French, you can get Valle-Poussin's original translation of the Abhidha...
by Norwegian
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Collective karma
Replies: 139
Views: 3343

Re: Collective karma

Here is a segment from Distinguishing Phenomena from Their Intrinsic Nature: Maitreya's Dharmadharmatavibhanga with Commentaries by Khenpo Shenga and Ju Mipham . To me it seems to reconcile the points made in this thread. Saying that, I don't fully grasp the meaning of sentient beings mutually caus...
by Norwegian
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DNA TESTS
Replies: 78
Views: 2187

Re: DNA TESTS

I have not had a DNA test done, but I am very curious, especially since it can give you results much further back than any genealogy research can give you. With regards to the traditional genealogy research, there's my mother and there's my father. On my father's side I know very little (I also have...
by Norwegian
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: A Garland of Jewels by Jamgon Mipham
Replies: 17
Views: 4180

Re: A Garland of Jewels by Jamgon Mipham

Something Jeff Watt wrote when the book came out: What is not stated in this current translation is that this text attributed to and written by Mipham Rinpoche is based on the work of Zhuchen Tsultrim Rinchen (1697-1774) of Dege Gonchen Monastery. Zhuchen was the chief editor of the Dege Tangyur an...
by Norwegian
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 343
Views: 6454

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

As you can see here (2014 report): https://freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-press-2014/press-freedom-rankings There's three categories: Free, Partly Free, and Not Free. USA while having a score of 30 certainly is not "awesome" ( unlike Norway, Netherlands, and Finland with 1 as score ), it's certainl...
by Norwegian
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 9122

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

There is nothing wrong with ignorance, but it is easily remedied. One of the few positive things about this age of corruption is that knowledge on pretty much any topic is more easily accessible than it has ever been in the history of humanity Yes. It means you sit down and do your homework. You ca...
by Norwegian
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 9122

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

Malcolm, I've seen a number stories in Norwegian media lately of people who are fishing, and upon gutting the fish, they notice that the entire stomach is filled with plastic. In one large cod, a plastic bottle was stuck in its stomach. It's horrible. And it shows that the plastic just moves around ...
by Norwegian
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 343
Views: 6454

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

You feel it is an immaturity. What do you mean by that immaturity, and which countries do you feel are mature? Human culture is in it's adolescence, metaphorically speaking. Almost all societies now are very immature. Any culture that allows firearms to the public, doesn't have good education for k...
by Norwegian
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 9122

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

Kunga Lhadzom wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:30 pm
dzogchungpa wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:17 pm
dzogchungpa wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:03 pm
This is interesting:
https://www.vajrayanaworld.com/long-bit ... ye-omileye

BTW, it looks like this page has been taken down.

Very interesting.....maybe she's getting harassed...
Or maybe someone realized their error.
by Norwegian
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 9122

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

I want there to be Buddhist teachers and communities out there that reflect the cultures and people they connect to, but without corrupting or distorting the Dharma. Many Buddhists think Tibetan Buddhism is corrupt & distorted.... That's because those Buddhists you're referring to are clueless and ...
by Norwegian
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Dezhin Shegpa
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: Dezhin Shegpa

Nicholas Weeks wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:33 am
Have seen this as a Karmapa honorific, but what do the words Dezhin Shegpa (Shekpa) mean?
de bzhin gshegs pa = Tathagata.
by Norwegian
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 9122

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

I wonder if there's the possibility of a misunderstanding or miscommunication having taken place here. That the Nechung Kuten never said that she is an oracle of Mamaki. Or that this was poorly communicated. Or that this woman is deliberately marketing herself as such, when she never really was sai...
by Norwegian
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 9122

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

I wonder if there's the possibility of a misunderstanding or miscommunication having taken place here. That the Nechung Kuten never said that she is an oracle of Mamaki. Or that this was poorly communicated. Or that this woman is deliberately marketing herself as such, when she never really was said...
by Norwegian
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 9122

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

Just to echo an older discussion on the topic of oracles, JKhedrup, who spent some time at Sera Je: I just checked with Geshe Sonam now to confirm what I have relayed here is accurate. He said every lama he has heard teach on this topic has stated that fully enlightened Buddhas cannot manifest throu...

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