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Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:20 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 13363

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

Using the word "racist" is certainly not my choice of words. Yes, but posting those words was and that choice tends to suggest that you agree with the words quoted. If you read the whole article you will find some very interesting views expressed by one of the major and senior Tibetan lineage holde...
by heart
Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:22 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 13363

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

and in reply to you and other posters in this thread let me quote Thinley Norbu Rinpoche. I, personally, couldn't care less what Thinley Norbu Rinpoche has to say as far as this thread is concerned. I am DEEPLY offended. DEEPLY!!! The implication of racism is misplaced and wrong. I also think it ra...
by heart
Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 13363

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

Well this whole thread is about Westerners knowing, rather than realizing, the true meaning of Buddhism a lot better than the Asian teachers. Magnus - That's not the case even with most of the subissues coming up. Certainly DPR's book is all about making the Dharma more accessible to Westerners not...
by heart
Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 13363

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

Yeshe D. wrote:
heart wrote:Well this whole thread is about Westerners knowing, rather than realizing, the true meaning of Buddhism a lot better than the Asian teachers.
As already mentioned previously in this post, it isn't about "Asian" versus "Western."
Traditional versus Academic suits you better?

/magnus
by heart
Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:16 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 13363

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

You must be joking. This thread is about about a book (that you haven't read) and it's author (Check the OP). An author who just happens to be one the greatest teachers of his generation. It should also be noted that this teacher/author is "asian". He's an ethnic Tibetan, born in India. AND I can't...
by heart
Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Moderator on Staff
Replies: 28
Views: 6414

Re: H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama and his eventual successors

I don't feel very happy about him being a moderator based on what I know about his opinions. I have no problem with him posting here. Dear Yeshe I am not trolling you, I think you know that. I would be very happy to hear that you changed your heart about this. /magnus You are not trolling me. :) Wh...
by heart
Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 13363

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

Yeshe D. wrote:
heart wrote:You have to first realize it, then change the way you communicate it. Not the other way around.
Who here has suggested otherwise?
Well this whole thread is about Westerners knowing, rather than realizing, the true meaning of Buddhism a lot better than the Asian teachers.

/magnus
by heart
Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:34 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 13363

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

It's not a question of value. I consider the Mahāyāna (including the vajrayāna) to be valuable, otherwise I wouldn't practice these teachings. But my faith in the value of these teachings doesn't necessitate believing that they were taught by the śramaṇa Gautama Buddha. Nor does it necessitate beli...
by heart
Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:23 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 13363

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

Preservation is certainly a function, but a "central" claim? Sorry man, but I just can't go there with ya. Why don't you ask DPR about it? See if we old folks might make some sense after all. /magnus Well, next time I "see" him, I just might. The only thing is I don't get to see and speak with DPR ...
by heart
Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Moderator on Staff
Replies: 28
Views: 6414

Re: H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama and his eventual successors

Yeshe left the NKT and helps other people trying to leave the organization. That is true but he still have a very negative attitude towards the Dalai Lama that have been obvious in a number of posts in an other forum. /magnus But not here yet so what's the problem? I don't feel very happy about him...
by heart
Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 13363

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

So you know exactly what the Buddha taught and to who he taught it exactly how? The basis of what he taught has been preserved in the Pāḷi Nikāyas and the Sanskrit Āgamas. The basic dharma that was inspired by him is all there. So your point is that Buddha wrote them himself? Seriously, one oral tr...
by heart
Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 13363

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

Chaz wrote: Preservation is certainly a function, but a "central" claim? Sorry man, but I just can't go there with ya.
Why don't you ask DPR about it? See if we old folks might make some sense after all.

/magnus
by heart
Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 13363

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

Chaz wrote: So, who calls it that? Besides you of course.
Doesn't really matter if someone else use the same words or not.

/magnus
by heart
Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Moderator on Staff
Replies: 28
Views: 6414

Re: H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama and his eventual successors

Ngawang Drolma wrote:Yeshe left the NKT and helps other people trying to leave the organization.
That is true but he still have a very negative attitude towards the Dalai Lama that have been obvious in a number of posts in an other forum.

/magnus
by heart
Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:12 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 13363

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

Buddhism is not a work in progress. Buddhism is a all about preserving the path the Buddha taught, not improving it, changing it in any way. Sorry, but I would suggest that this is only partially accurate. One can have faith without throwing one's intellect out the window. The historical "Buddha," ...
by heart
Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:01 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 13363

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

So Tibetan Buddhism is fine. Just don't cultivate attachments to it. And American Buddhism is similarly fine if you actually apply the teaching to destroy the illusion of an ego rather than making it stronger. Buddhism is not a work in progress. Buddhism is a all about preserving the path the Buddh...
by heart
Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:38 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 13363

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

I am not very impressed with the way "spiritual materialism" is used in this thread. Please have a look at Trungpa Rinpoche own words http://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/tib/cutting.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; "Ego is constantly attempting to acquire and apply the teachings of spi...
by heart
Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:23 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 13363

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

Is the question actually when will non-Asian people be fully invested with the Dharma? If that's the actual question then perhaps Thinley Norbu is right about Western racism being a significant element in this debate (please note I am not accusing you or anyone of racism but Thinley Norbu's comment...
by heart
Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:50 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 13363

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

I wonder when the vajrayana lineages will be fully preserved in the western by the westerners? When? Maybe never. If? Maybe not. That is the future and we cannot know the future any more than we can relive what is past. It may be that Vajrayana fizzles and dies in the west. It may fully flower. Mos...
by heart
Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:20 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 13363

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

While there's nothing "wrong" with culturally-specific accoutrements in our practice it isn't mecessarily a good thing either. Trungpa Rinpoche warned us about the ultimate end of what he called Spritual Materialism 30 year ago. The Dharma doesn't "need" things like robes, and Thangkas and Damarus ...

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