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by Grigoris
Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Dorje Chang Buddha III
Replies: 21
Views: 6046

Re: Dorje Chang Buddha III

Does anyone have any information/insight into this person and group? I've found only a few notes online about the controversial nature of him, with little details. They seem to have a lot of money, seeing as they purchased two old churches here in San Francisco and transformed them quite beautifull...
by Grigoris
Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Black magic, is it Vajrayana or Bon?
Replies: 84
Views: 6212

Re: Black magic, is it Vajrayana or Bon?

PS I believe that your defintion of what is a Buddhist is too narrow and strict. Basically what you are saying is that to be a Buddhist one must be an Arhat. I define harming others as any behaviour which causes suffering to arise in another being (this is why I asked you at the beginning of the thr...
by Grigoris
Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:46 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Black magic, is it Vajrayana or Bon?
Replies: 84
Views: 6212

Re: Black magic, is it Vajrayana or Bon?

Tilopa wrote:
gregkavarnos wrote: But it seems that it is useless talking to you as you have already made up your mind and merely overlook any statement or point that I make that happens to challenge your fixated aversion towards the term "curse"
No need to be hostile or unkind.
Absolutely none whatsoever!
:namaste:
by Grigoris
Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Black magic, is it Vajrayana or Bon?
Replies: 84
Views: 6212

Re: Black magic, is it Vajrayana or Bon?

It is a curse directed at our most pernicious and dangerous enemy, our clinging to self. It is a wish that we direct our enlightened wisdom capacity (personified in the figure of Yamantaka, some may see this as a supernatural power) to "harm" or destroy our preponderance to grasp and cling to the fi...
by Grigoris
Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Osho on Love
Replies: 13
Views: 1838

Re: Osho on Love

We are quite obviously not seeing the same thing!
:namaste:
by Grigoris
Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:04 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Black magic, is it Vajrayana or Bon?
Replies: 84
Views: 6212

Re: Black magic, is it Vajrayana or Bon?

Because it is?! A curse (also called execration) is any expressed wish that some form of adversity or misfortune will befall or attach to some other entity—one or more persons, a place, or an object. In particular, "curse" may refer to a wish that harm or hurt will be inflicted by any supernatural p...
by Grigoris
Sun Aug 07, 2011 6:46 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Black magic, is it Vajrayana or Bon?
Replies: 84
Views: 6212

Re: Black magic, is it Vajrayana or Bon?

Batter him, batter him, rip out the heart Of our grasping for ego, our love for ourselves! Trample him, trample him, dance on the head Of this treacherous concept of selfish concern! Tear out the heart of this self-centred butcher Who slaughters our chance to gain final release! What's this then? S...
by Grigoris
Sun Aug 07, 2011 6:44 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Osho on Love
Replies: 13
Views: 1838

Re: Osho on Love

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by Grigoris
Sun Aug 07, 2011 6:19 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Black magic, is it Vajrayana or Bon?
Replies: 84
Views: 6212

Re: Black magic, is it Vajrayana or Bon?

Tilopa wrote:If you intentionally harm others you break your refuge commitments, your precepts, your bodhisattva vows and your tantric vows.
And you cease being a Buddhist?
:namaste:
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: From a Namdrol post: socialism/capitalism
Replies: 223
Views: 14624

Re: From a Namdrol post: socialism/capitalism

I "like" this bit in the article: The dilemma is that if NATO military forces do not stay, the areas often quickly slip back under Taliban influence, if not outright control, and the Afghan National Security Forces do not have the ability yet to rout them. Like it ever slipped out of Taliban influen...
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Do any ancient Tibetan Buddhist texts give practical advice?
Replies: 30
Views: 2325

Re: Do any ancient Tibetan Buddhist texts give practical advice?

say relatively go with common sense and people who live that by example regardless of their labels in your judgemental eyes and forget the western/Christian idea of religion's scope and then ultimately on a higher level see all as pure.
Spirituality instead of religion.
:namaste:
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 06, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: From a Namdrol post: socialism/capitalism
Replies: 223
Views: 14624

Re: From a Namdrol post: socialism/capitalism

Unfortunately, if you go looking for trouble you are sure to find it!

OM MANI PEME HUM!
:namaste:
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 06, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: From a Namdrol post: socialism/capitalism
Replies: 223
Views: 14624

Re: From a Namdrol post: socialism/capitalism

I agree!!! Now just let me draw your attention to this detail: Fascists promote violence and war as actions that create national regeneration, spirit and vitality. Fascists view conflict as a fact of life that is responsible for all human progress. Fascists exalt militarism as providing positive tra...
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 06, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: From a Namdrol post: socialism/capitalism
Replies: 223
Views: 14624

Re: From a Namdrol post: socialism/capitalism

So the diversion of billions of dollars of tax payers money from the governments health and social services sector in order to fund a whole string of imperialist wars in countries that never posed a threat to the US, all so the arms industry and the military-industrial complex can grow fat and rich ...
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 06, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: From a Namdrol post: socialism/capitalism
Replies: 223
Views: 14624

Re: From a Namdrol post: socialism/capitalism

ronnewmexico wrote:This is not true..."PS Hate to be the one to inform you of this but the US has been under military rule since the mid 80's. Remember Contra-gate?"
You wish it wasn't true!
:namaste:
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 06, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Do any ancient Tibetan Buddhist texts give practical advice?
Replies: 30
Views: 2325

Re: Do any ancient Tibetan Buddhist texts give practical advice?

Like instead of saying: "avoid harming sentient beings" No, that statement is very beneficial, and in the long run, practical because of its benefits. What is not practical is "You are forbidden to ever kill any sentient being in any situation ever, and if violently attacked, you must throw yoursel...
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Black magic, is it Vajrayana or Bon?
Replies: 84
Views: 6212

Re: Black magic, is it Vajrayana or Bon?

The problem that scares me is there are teachers who seem to be suffering from inflated egos, if not down right mental illness. Black magic in the hands of these individuals seems scary to me. What they view as protecting Dharma, to me is nothing more than a person using witchcraft on those who opp...
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Do any ancient Tibetan Buddhist texts give practical advice?
Replies: 30
Views: 2325

Re: Do any ancient Tibetan Buddhist texts give practical advice?

This is the form that worldly advice shows up in Tibetan texts, for example, this slice of advice from the explanatory tantra of Tibetan Medicine: But there there is nothing about sexual misconduct which is what people really want. You know, stuff like "Is it sexual misconduct if you jerk off only ...
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Black magic, is it Vajrayana or Bon?
Replies: 84
Views: 6212

Re: Black magic, is it Vajrayana or Bon?

Well, how about the wrathful activity (of a bodhisattva) of destroying the body and simultaneously liberating the mind? Most would define destroying the body as something harmful. Right? :namaste: I already said under certain circumstances bodhisattvas can kill but that doesn't mean it's ok for ord...
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Do any ancient Tibetan Buddhist texts give practical advice?
Replies: 30
Views: 2325

Re: Do any ancient Tibetan Buddhist texts give practical advice?

I was going to mention Nagajunas texts too but I am under the impression that he's not a Tibetan Buddhist but an Indian Buddhist! Or am I being impractical?
:namaste:

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