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by tingdzin
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DNA TESTS
Replies: 78
Views: 2916

Re: DNA TESTS

haven't done the testing myself, but a family member has, so based on what I was told, our Indian family is shockingly NOT "the Indian we thought it was," but a mix of Ladakhi and Romany (this by the highest percentage.... Oukei we're gypsies) ... The facility for language is clear in the history o...
by tingdzin
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DNA TESTS
Replies: 78
Views: 2916

Re: DNA TESTS

Are you telling us you have dysentery? :lol: But seriously, folks, as interesting as the results of DNA testing might be, I would under no circumstances willingly submit such personal information to a faceless corporation which can be counted on to use it in deleterious ways in the future. People t...
by tingdzin
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Waterworld
Replies: 41
Views: 1793

Re: Waterworld

There is nothing that can be done to stop the environmental collapse of the world now, short of a catastrophic and sudden decrease in the human population. Humanity is simply not capable of acting in unison in such a way that disaster could be averted. I would love to be proven wrong, and I will coo...
by tingdzin
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Definitely not the best time to come back as a donkey
Replies: 9
Views: 633

Re: Definitely not the best time to come back as a donkey

In Thailand, the Chinese are trying to buy all the country's earthworms for their energy drinks, and many farmers ignorant of the role earthworms play in soil health, and many people desperate for a little ready cash, are selling theirs (and poaching from other farmers' lands). In Laos, they have de...
by tingdzin
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: THE CANON OF THE BÖN
Replies: 8
Views: 789

Re: THE CANON OF THE BÖN

This is fantastic, but Bonpos (and Chospas) should remain aware that in the future, a ready supply of electricity may not be as available as it is now, and should also print as many low-tech copies for distribution as possible.
by tingdzin
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 343
Views: 8701

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Malcolm wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:44 pm
he world is suffering. Everyone's position is impermanent, and this is the reason why I object to all this privilege rhetoric.
:anjali:
by tingdzin
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Rare Tangut manuscript of the Lotus Sutra Rediscovered in Kraków, Poland
Replies: 4
Views: 561

Re: Rare Tangut manuscript of the Lotus Sutra Rediscovered in Kraków, Poland

Hope that Dr. Long get adequate support for such valuable work!
by tingdzin
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Replies: 5
Views: 471

Re: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Nice little story. thanks for sharing it.
by tingdzin
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 11561

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

conebeckham wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:15 pm
Different tantras, and different lineages, have various different systems of explaining all this. It really means nothing, though, unless one is actively engaged in practice using these systems.
:thumbsup:

This should be the final word on the subject.
by tingdzin
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is punishment of children required?
Replies: 61
Views: 2253

Re: Is punishment of children required?

Setting limits is required, both for the child and for the society he or she is growing up in. Most children, and many "adults", will see any attempt to limit the expansion of their ego-selves as punishment.
by tingdzin
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 343
Views: 8701

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Grigoris wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:51 am
If you drizzled the U$, then the Middle East would be just fine.
Right -- Israel would just go away, and the Sunnis and Shias would start to love each other.
by tingdzin
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 11561

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

PeterC wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:37 am
Where is the sarcasm or contempt in any of the discussion above? Everyone has been pretty straightforward about what they think.
:D Sorry if I stepped on some toes. People can be Defenders of the Dharma if that's what floats their boat.
by tingdzin
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: How spirit mediums blur gender lines in Southeast Asia
Replies: 1
Views: 260

Re: How spirit mediums blur gender lines in Southeast Asia

Not only in Southeast Asia. In many forms of Inner Asian and Siberian mediumistic practice, the gender of the "channeled" spirit is not the same as that of the medium. For countless examples, you could read Eliade's massive ethnographic work called "Shamanism" (being aware that many of his historica...
by tingdzin
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 11561

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

But among the 'sneering denouncers' you will find people who are pointing out what sutra and tantra actually *says* on this, and what historical precedent is. WEll, I thought I made it clear that I myself don't give much credence to the whole business, and Malcolm's objections, for example, do not ...
by tingdzin
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 11561

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

From the highest point of view, Mamaki is the name given to a type of awakened dynamic presence that sentient beings, dumbing it down through ignorance, perceive as "water". Perceiving "her" to be female is to some degree just a matter of convention and convenience. To perceive Mamaki as to be a "go...
by tingdzin
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dungsey Shenphen Dawa Norbu Rinpoche entered into Parinirvana
Replies: 17
Views: 2267

Re: Dungsey Shenphen Dawa Norbu Rinpoche entered into Parinirvana

An authentic and sometimes underestimated teacher in whom the warm breath of the dakinis circulated; when you received teachings from him you knew you were getting the real thing. Another huge loss to sentient beings.
by tingdzin
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 11561

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

It seems that there are those who have a vested interest in seeing this as being true, and others who have a similarly strong personal interest in seeing it as false. IMO, there are (more than a few) outright frauds and (many) self-deluded people who are doing worse damage to the teachings of the Bu...
by tingdzin
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 11561

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 tingdzin
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 11561

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

See what sloppy punctuation can do. If the article had said "a living oracle, and an emanation of Mamaki" (note the added comma), it would not have been subject to the interpretation that she was channeling Mamaki, which is an absurdity on many levels. As has been noted many times on this forum, the...
by tingdzin
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zazen and breathing
Replies: 38
Views: 2693

Re: Zazen and breathing

What's the point in watching TV, hanging out with friends, etc. when you could spend that time practicing the dharma? What makes studying history worse than these other activities? Don't get me wrong -- I love studying history, and have surely spent more time at it than watching TV. it's just that ...

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