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by Rakz
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Direct Introduction Always Works
Replies: 72
Views: 7362

Re: Indigenizing Dharma

That is not what I mean. Direct introduction always works. Anyone who receives it can then use Dzogchen methods to either discover that they have not discovered, or reinforce what they discovered. I received transmission in november 2015. Practiced it for a little while as well. Nothing really happ...
by Rakz
Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Meat or Vegetarian - Buddhist Perspective about Animals
Replies: 49
Views: 3230

Re: Meat or Vegetarian - Buddhist Perspective about Animals

Rory, I don't believe what you're accusing tibetan buddhism to be true. There's a well known figure by the name of Shabkar who was said to practice phowa on colonies of ants. Nowhere does it state that lesser species cannot go to the pure lands in tb.
by Rakz
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: zen is hard or easy, for a lot or few ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1266

Re: zen is hard or easy, for a lot or few ?

Ayu wrote:
Rakz wrote:Zen is for the extremely disciplined.
Some things become easier as soon as one develops dicipline.
Was referring to traditional macho zen, not the softer westernized version.
by Rakz
Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: zen is hard or easy, for a lot or few ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1266

Re: zen is hard or easy, for a lot or few ?

Zen is for the extremely disciplined.
by Rakz
Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Meat or Vegetarian - Buddhist Perspective about Animals
Replies: 49
Views: 3230

Re: Meat or Vegetarian - Buddhist Perspective about Animals

I think vegetarianism is definitely a noble thing. Animals have every right to live just as humans do. Take a fat cow for instance, it may be a very stupid animal, but it has many uses such as providing us with milk, butter, cream etc. We should stop eating cows. http://www.healthwantcare.com/wp-con...
by Rakz
Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The doctrine of no-self - teaching device or metaphysical truth?
Replies: 69
Views: 3207

Re: The doctrine of no-self - teaching device or metaphysical truth?

Is the doctrine of "no-self" and/or "emptiness" merely meant to be merely a teaching device (i.e.: if you meditate on this you will gain certain specific insights) or is it meant to be a metaphysical truth? It has both epistemic and ontological ramifications. Its epistemic ramification is that beli...
by Rakz
Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: primordial buddhism
Replies: 46
Views: 3245

Re: primordial buddhism

Brothers and sisters In his nice book : Who Loves Dies Well. On the Brink of Buddha's Pure David Brazier says that pureland was the primordial kind of buddhism. Any thoughts about it ? thank you I don't know who this Brazier guy is but most scholars would agree that the early suttas are the origina...
by Rakz
Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:26 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1951
Views: 157690

Re: Music time

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by Rakz
Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:41 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Julian Assange
Replies: 51
Views: 3455

Re: Julian Assange

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by Rakz
Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Do you think Trump will recognize Taiwan as a state?
Replies: 78
Views: 3833

Re: Do you think Trump will recognize Taiwan as a state?

Nobody is going war with China. This is just more liberal fear mongering, but a war with the communist hellhole would be brilliant. Bomb their factories and decimate their economy like they have decimated ours. After they are brought down to their knees, replace their communist dictatorship with a ...
by Rakz
Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:07 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Do you think Trump will recognize Taiwan as a state?
Replies: 78
Views: 3833

Re: Do you think Trump will recognize Taiwan as a state?

I wonder how long it will take Rakz to experience Trumpgret. NEVER. I reject all liberal propaganda. He will not let the American working man down. NEVER is a pretty strong word for someone who rejects propaganda of any sort. Trump could literally NEVER do anything to make you think less of him? We...
by Rakz
Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:55 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Do you think Trump will recognize Taiwan as a state?
Replies: 78
Views: 3833

Re: Do you think Trump will recognize Taiwan as a state?

Malcolm wrote:
DGA wrote:
Behold, ladies and gentlemen: the Trump team "draining the swamp"
I wonder how long it will take Rakz to experience Trumpgret.
NEVER. I reject all liberal propaganda. He will not let the American working man down.
by Rakz
Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Do you think Trump will recognize Taiwan as a state?
Replies: 78
Views: 3833

Re: Do you think Trump will recognize Taiwan as a state?

Sure, war with China is always a great idea... Nobody is going war with China. This is just more liberal fear mongering, but a war with the communist hellhole would be brilliant. Bomb their factories and decimate their economy like they have decimated ours. After they are brought down to their knee...
by Rakz
Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Do you think Trump will recognize Taiwan as a state?
Replies: 78
Views: 3833

Re: Do you think Trump will recognize Taiwan as a state?

I think it's great that the us finally has a president who doesn't worship the ccp That's because the US has finally regrown some balls. Something that was missing for a long time. Seems, the IQ of people should be situated in the brain better. "Balls" are nothing to make good politcs about. Balls ...
by Rakz
Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:10 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Do you think Trump will recognize Taiwan as a state?
Replies: 78
Views: 3833

Re: Do you think Trump will recognize Taiwan as a state?

Fortyeightvows wrote:I think it's great that the us finally has a president who doesn't worship the ccp
That's because the US has finally regrown some balls. Something that was missing for a long time.
by Rakz
Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism, Social Equity, and odd interpretations of karma
Replies: 97
Views: 5540

Re: Buddhism, Social Equity, and odd interpretations of karma

No, it is not strange. It's called being a grown up. No one married her but me. My mistake, my karma. It's called "accepting to consequences of one's actions." It is also called being a man. But these days, there are simpering fools who think they can just appropriate the language of the oppressed ...
by Rakz
Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism, Social Equity, and odd interpretations of karma
Replies: 97
Views: 5540

Re: Buddhism, Social Equity, and odd interpretations of karma

You know better than they do? Do you have firsthand experience of what it is like to go through a divorce in the west as they have? Yup, was taken to the cleaners too. But I am a man, not a child. So you know what? I don't complain because I am old school, not like these modern whiny man-babies of ...
by Rakz
Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism, Social Equity, and odd interpretations of karma
Replies: 97
Views: 5540

Re: Buddhism, Social Equity, and odd interpretations of karma

Sorry, I think these guys are a bunch of [insert favorite Bill Maher insult here]. I have zero sympathy for them. Why shouldn't they be worthy of any sympathy? If they were actually suffering from some real oppression, then I would have sympathy for them. But since they are behaving like hysterical...
by Rakz
Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism, Social Equity, and odd interpretations of karma
Replies: 97
Views: 5540

Re: Buddhism, Social Equity, and odd interpretations of karma

Malcolm wrote:
Rakz wrote: You have a narrow minded view when it comes to the men's movement. I recommend this documentary for you.
Sorry, I think these guys are a bunch of [insert favorite Bill Maher insult here]. I have zero sympathy for them.
Why shouldn't they be worthy of any sympathy?
by Rakz
Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism, Social Equity, and odd interpretations of karma
Replies: 97
Views: 5540

Re: Buddhism, Social Equity, and odd interpretations of karma

No different than being a black man or a latino man. Men have zero access to social services apart from food stamps. It is not a white man thing, it is a man thing. Also if you are a women, it is the same, unless you have young kids. Of course, the amount of money spent on social services such as w...

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