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by Norwegian
Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:40 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Why do only very few practitioners attain rainbow body?
Replies: 92
Views: 10254

Re: Why do only very few practitioners attain rainbow body?

books or gurus! The way things work in Vajrayāna Dharma is that we do not make assertions about the teachings unless they are backed up in the words of the Buddha, which are found in Dzogchen and other kinds of tantras. A guru is indispensable in Dzogchen teachings. Without a guru, there is no path...
by Norwegian
Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:28 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Ukraine says Malaysian Airliner shot down, 295 dead
Replies: 21
Views: 3200

Re: Ukraine says Malaysian Airliner shot down, 295 dead

Usually planes don't suddenly explode in mid air with debris falling down, so I think we can rule out the crash theory. As for being shot down, that's the only legible solution. And that Ukraine would shoot down the plane makes no sense. However, we do know that pro-Russian separatists are in the ar...
by Norwegian
Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Four Dharmas of Longchenpa
Replies: 5
Views: 1961

Re: Four Dharmas of Longchenpa

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by Norwegian
Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu OPEN Webcast 4 Dharmas of Longchenpa
Replies: 3
Views: 1162

Re: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu OPEN Webcast 4 Dharmas of Longchen

In tandem with this retreat, is the upcoming publication of this text: http://www.amazon.com/Light-Sun-Teachings-Longchenpas-Precious/dp/8878341312/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://www.shangshungpublications.org/2013/09/the-light-of-the-sun-commentary-on-longchenpas-jewel-stran...
by Norwegian
Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:05 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist "relics"?
Replies: 75
Views: 5650

Re: Buddhist "relics"?

This is one of the reasons I left the Catholic Church. Even as a child, this all sounded preposterous to me. Why bother with religion at all then? Or philosophy? You've obviously got it all figured out. You know exactly what reality is, you know what's real and what's not. So I ask, what is it your...
by Norwegian
Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:53 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist "relics"?
Replies: 75
Views: 5650

Re: Buddhist "relics"?

nichirenista, Your views however falls under the umbrella of scientism and materialism, and this forum is as its header says " A Buddhist discussion forum on Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism " (and like its Terms of Service says: " Do not be disruptive. Dharma Wheel is an environment for the discussi...
by Norwegian
Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: New Defeatist and Schadenfreude genre in books and film
Replies: 52
Views: 3329

Re: New Defeatist and Schadenfreude genre in books and film

I am quite sure, that if Internet existed in the 80's, there would be a thread about the terrible dangers of Arnold Schwarzenegger's movies such as Conan, Predator, Commando, and Terminator, and there would be suggestions of how these movies contributes to an increase in mental illness. Then in the ...
by Norwegian
Sat Jun 07, 2014 4:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: New Defeatist and Schadenfreude genre in books and film
Replies: 52
Views: 3329

Re: New Defeatist and Schadenfreude genre in books and film

I reply with a cartoon when the level of debate reaches levels where replying with a cartoon is fitting. At any rate, there's plenty of movies or series or games (no I don't really play video games) where they've tried to be very violent, but fail. So why the failing? Primarily it is because the wri...
by Norwegian
Sat Jun 07, 2014 2:17 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: New Defeatist and Schadenfreude genre in books and film
Replies: 52
Views: 3329

Re: New Defeatist and Schadenfreude genre in books and film

Of course we have to be aware of these things. We have to be aware what's helpful and beneficial to ourselves, and also be aware of what's not. But what certainly does not help, is to swing the axe of absolutism on everything (like the "Video games are bad!" school of thought always do). That's why ...
by Norwegian
Sat Jun 07, 2014 1:36 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: New Defeatist and Schadenfreude genre in books and film
Replies: 52
Views: 3329

Re: New Defeatist and Schadenfreude genre in books and film

If you play video games, watch movies, or listen to music, you go to hell. You go to hell and you die.

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by Norwegian
Sat Jun 07, 2014 1:17 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: New Defeatist and Schadenfreude genre in books and film
Replies: 52
Views: 3329

Re: New Defeatist and Schadenfreude genre in books and film

Watching a movie, or playing a video game can be detrimental. It doesn't have to be...
by Norwegian
Sat Jun 07, 2014 12:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: New Defeatist and Schadenfreude genre in books and film
Replies: 52
Views: 3329

Re: New Defeatist and Schadenfreude genre in books and film

Interview with His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Orgyen Trinle Dorje: Is that why you play war games on your play station because many might say it's inappropriate for a Buddhist monk dedicated to peace to play war games? Well, I view video games as something of an emotional therapy, a mundane le...
by Norwegian
Sat Jun 07, 2014 12:36 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: New Defeatist and Schadenfreude genre in books and film
Replies: 52
Views: 3329

Re: New Defeatist and Schadenfreude genre in books and film

I don't really sit down to watch a TV show and then try to analyze it from the point of view of either Vaibhasika, Sautrantika, Yogachara, or Madhyamaka. Nor do I try to analyze it based on the canon of the Nikayas or Agamas, the Mahayana canon, the Vajrayana canon, or the Dzogchen canon. I watch a ...
by Norwegian
Sat Jun 07, 2014 12:18 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: New Defeatist and Schadenfreude genre in books and film
Replies: 52
Views: 3329

Re: New Defeatist and Schadenfreude genre in books and film

That's the thing really, Breaking Bad or Game of Thrones are examples of TV series in entertainment that people can choose to watch. They aren't happy happy joy joy, they are rather bleak, and dark. But I am not sure what the problem with that is. First off, they most certainly are not for children....
by Norwegian
Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: New Defeatist and Schadenfreude genre in books and film
Replies: 52
Views: 3329

Re: New Defeatist and Schadenfreude genre in books and film

That's just a wild assumption. It's sort of like suggesting that all and every metal band out there were abused as children ( death metal, black metal, and viking metal has a rather extreme theme ). Which is a bit hysterical to say. Some of the most extreme metal on this planet have been penned by w...
by Norwegian
Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: New Defeatist and Schadenfreude genre in books and film
Replies: 52
Views: 3329

Re: New Defeatist and Schadenfreude genre in books and film

Speaking strictly from the point of view of someone who watches entertainment now and then, I enjoy that bad guys can live, and good guys can die. Because it's not realistic to expect the "hero" to win 24/7 365, and the "baddie" to always die. Samsara does not work like that. People get hurt. People...
by Norwegian
Sat May 24, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: On Aro gTér
Replies: 324
Views: 34756

Re: On Aro gTér

But which Ngakpa Yeshe Dorje did not, and CR Lama did not. So where does that leave us?
by Norwegian
Fri May 23, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: why is Vajrayana considered the fastest way to buddhahood?
Replies: 258
Views: 17634

Re: why is Vajrayana considered the fasted way to buddhahood

And just because this is the "Mahayana/Vajrayana" forum doesn't give you the right to say that. If not here, then where? No, not here. This is the General Dharma > Exploring Buddhism section, not Vajrayana section. Saying any elitist claim about Vajrayana here in this section is extremely misleadin...

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