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by greentara
Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:22 am
Forum: Media
Topic: 108 Shades of Maroon
Replies: 8
Views: 1201

Re: 108 Shades of Maroon

We seek perfection outwardly, which is then mirrored back to us in the intoxicating philosophies, experiences of exotic teachers, bliss and love without end. But these are all outward projections. There is no need for the spiritual drag show of this robe verses that robe. Lets face it this book is a...
by greentara
Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:38 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The high suicide rates for men
Replies: 23
Views: 3041

Re: The high suicide rates for men

The economic situation in some countries is so bad that men seem to be losing their confidence and footing in society. You must somehow earn a living, cringe before officialdom and the law, protect mental health , insure against loss, can anyone or anything really be trusted? I really believe that h...
by greentara
Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:41 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: China Tells Obama not to meet Dalai Lama
Replies: 36
Views: 3326

Re: China Tells Obama not to meet Dalai Lama

China, which calls the Dalai Lama a “wolf in sheep’s clothing” For China to be name calling is laughable! As most of Asia and India are highly suspicious of any Chinese statement or action which is always expansionist.
by greentara
Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: China Tells Obama not to meet Dalai Lama
Replies: 36
Views: 3326

Re: China Tells Obama not to meet Dalai Lama

plwk,You are so right. If what you see in America is democracy...I'll eat my hat. As far as I can see the powerful corporations and lobby groups are running the show.
by greentara
Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:11 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: is there a teacher in the house? or at least some advice
Replies: 56
Views: 4812

Re: is there a teacher in the house? or at least some advice

Yes a teacher can be beneficial. I'm not entirely sold on the lineage message as I would like a teacher that is talking from his own direct experience and not weighed down with too much commentary. Why would there be a secret teaching? All schools appear to have a founding father but a guru should b...
by greentara
Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:04 am
Forum: Help Required
Topic: What does Buddhism say about success?
Replies: 59
Views: 6690

Re: What does Buddhism say about success?

odysseus, Should you be hanging out in Facebook where people are sharing snaps of happy families? Its not always as good as it appears and comparisons are odious and just drag you down! Right now you are not in a happy place. People can go through incredible peaks and troughs in life, we understand,...
by greentara
Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:43 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Scotland becomes 17th country to approve same-sex marriage
Replies: 126
Views: 9280

Re: Scotland becomes 17th country to approve same-sex marria

jikan, Pauline Hanson...Now there's a blast from the past. The press made mincemeat out of her, poorly educated, ripe for exploitation. Hanson only said what John Howard was saying and the public loved it and totally lapped up what Howard was espousing.
by greentara
Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Scotland becomes 17th country to approve same-sex marriage
Replies: 126
Views: 9280

Re: Scotland becomes 17th country to approve same-sex marria

malcom, Just to quote you "This is one of the reasons why Buddhists tend to be pessimistic about social revolutions in general. When you have worldly people leading society, no matter who they are, things just get screwed up"
Yep there's a lot of truth to this!
by greentara
Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:59 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Scotland becomes 17th country to approve same-sex marriage
Replies: 126
Views: 9280

Re: Scotland becomes 17th country to approve same-sex marria

rory, Thanks for the interesting input "mine were North European Jews, they couldn't be peasants nor could they be nobles in early Medieval Europe, so they were peddlars, traders, rabbis, small bankers (men and women), doctors, scholars, gem dealers, actors. You name it. But always literacy and educ...
by greentara
Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:17 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Scotland becomes 17th country to approve same-sex marriage
Replies: 126
Views: 9280

Re: Scotland becomes 17th country to approve same-sex marria

justsit, I had to laugh "Leave their wives of 20-30-40 years for young floozies" of course it does happen. Women also leave husbands for younger lovers or someone richer or more exciting. Its the gender game. What do they say? All is fair in love and war' I say live and let live but when it comes to...
by greentara
Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Scotland becomes 17th country to approve same-sex marriage
Replies: 126
Views: 9280

Re: Scotland becomes 17th country to approve same-sex marria

Malcom, 'ok, Chicken Little' Well I think Indrajala has made a few good points. You may not agree with them but I think they are worthy of consideration.
by greentara
Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Scotland becomes 17th country to approve same-sex marriage
Replies: 126
Views: 9280

Re: Scotland becomes 17th country to approve same-sex marria

indrajala. "Gay marriage allows same-sex parents to raise children. Again, there is no historical precedent for such arrangements and it remains to be seen what this will eventually bring in western societies?" I'm watching with fascination and trepidation....we'll have to wait and see what happens ...
by greentara
Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:06 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: This guy is hilarious...
Replies: 6
Views: 886

Re: This guy is hilarious...

ball-of-string, Yes I know someone just like the man. Unforgiving, remorseless and so proud of their physical strength, a stoic, push on at all costs and may even sneer at people less able, an unbending character. I think every family may have one!
by greentara
Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Meeting Taiwan's new-age Buddhists
Replies: 61
Views: 6787

Re: Meeting Taiwan's new-age Buddhists

"And although Buddhist groups have traditionally been less active, compared to Christian counterparts, in spreading their religion, that is changing" Living in Australia and walking through the CBD I was accosted by a group of moslem men with mufti beards, they had set up a trestle table and had hea...
by greentara
Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: "the Self is real" according to T. Page
Replies: 403
Views: 26437

Re: "the Self is real" according to T. Page

dzogchungpa, Ajahn Sumedho said "After teaching in the West for a very short period of time, I began to see that many people were disappointed both in materialism and theistic religions. To them Buddhism had great appeal but, lacking any fundamental sense of, or faith in the transcendent, the practi...
by greentara
Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:44 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: "the Self is real" according to T. Page
Replies: 403
Views: 26437

Re: "the Self is real" according to T. Page

Real or unreal, well lets cut to the chase.... awakening will happen automatically as soon as you cease to be interested in any of your rising thoughts.
As simple as this sounds its actually very difficult. Only for the ripe!
by greentara
Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is Psychotherapy Better Than Astrology?
Replies: 208
Views: 12572

Re: Is Psychotherapy Better Than Astrology?

nemo "I have received excellent medical treatment from witch doctors. One even refused payment and directed me to Western medical treatments. Practicing a broken paradigm does not exclude the ability to heal, especially if you are not in it to get paid. I did not need to believe in it either. Some p...
by greentara
Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:52 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: "the Self is real" according to T. Page
Replies: 403
Views: 26437

Re: "the Self is real" according to T. Page

I've never been averse to advaita. As for neo advaita the teachers often seem to say 'don't do as I do, do as I say!'
On the other hand what may happen spontaneously.... under the barrage of intellectual questioning becomes useless and just falls apart!
by greentara
Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:14 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: "the Self is real" according to T. Page
Replies: 403
Views: 26437

Re: "the Self is real" according to T. Page

smcj, 'You are after the Truth what difference does it make?" I won't quibble on that important point.
by greentara
Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:40 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: "the Self is real" according to T. Page
Replies: 403
Views: 26437

Re: "the Self is real" according to T. Page

Padma, "So, perhaps it is safe to say that the dharma has no intrinsic reality
which is what makes it quite perfect
for beings who have no intrinsic reality"

Its very cleverly written but it sounds mighty like neo advaita.

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