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by Grigoris
Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Where are the Gods?
Replies: 104
Views: 9200

Re: Where are the Gods?

And I tot Greg would append a map of Olympus.... :tongue: Astus asked for Mt. Meru, he got Mt. Meru (in Kenya to be exact) As for Mt. Olympus, in every region in Greece the highest mountain is called Mt. Olympus. Here in Lesbos it is 1000m tall and believe me only a god could live at the peak. Mind...
by Grigoris
Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Where are the Gods?
Replies: 104
Views: 9200

Re: Where are the Gods?

Traditionally it is described that gods live on mount Meru and above in the sky. There are actual distances given and so on. But where are the gods now that we have no mount Meru and even the sky ends at one point and there is just empty space left? Who says there is no mount meru? MeruMap.jpg This...
by Grigoris
Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Haven't Been Meditating: Advice?
Replies: 23
Views: 3878

Re: Haven't Been Meditating: Advice?

Unfortunately there are no local sanghas or meditation groups that I can get to. I live in a very remote area. That's too bad, I hope we can be of help to you here at Dharma Wheel. I'm not sure what my depression is linked to. I have a history of depression, but in the last several years I have bee...
by Grigoris
Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Ordination
Replies: 50
Views: 6940

Re: Ordination

Luke wrote:I see you're being modest today... You left off the ISB (Intergalactic Super Buddha)!
No need to trot it out, we just take that bit for granted! :tongue:
by Grigoris
Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Haven't Been Meditating: Advice?
Replies: 23
Views: 3878

Re: Haven't Been Meditating: Advice?

Is there a group near you that you can meditate with? This may help motivate you to practice. Is your depression linked to something that has happened recently? Maybe something that happened recently triggered a past response? Is this feeling also starting to influence other of your daily activities...
by Grigoris
Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Ordination
Replies: 50
Views: 6940

Re: Ordination

Just call me HR for bervitys sake!
by Grigoris
Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: The benefit and virtue of saving and releasing animals
Replies: 10
Views: 1499

Re: The benefit and virtue of saving and releasing animals

Here's a link to the Karma Triyana Dharmachakra site which outlines a practice based on Chenrezig and one on Green Tara https://www.kagyu.org/ktd/liferelease.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
:namaste:
by Grigoris
Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:46 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Britain to blame for worlds troubles
Replies: 29
Views: 3082

Re: Britain to blame for worlds troubles

Hello Greg, Not just Europeans. Just a couple of quick selections: America: Colonial Power http://nbleadership.com/blog1/2011/03/13/america-colonial-power/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Obama: “US Wasn’t Born A Colonial Power” ¬ the new Britain?? http://www.theatlanticright.com/200...
by Grigoris
Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Headgear/Hats worn in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 5
Views: 1428

Re: Headgear/Hats worn in Tibetan Buddhism

These ones
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by Grigoris
Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:27 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are plants sentient?
Replies: 34
Views: 5120

Re: Are plants sentient?

There are teachings though which "forbid" monks from needlessly destroying vegetation or digging around in the dirt. This is because they might harm creatures who live in the soil or are who have made homes in foliage, etc. In other words, plants, from an Indo-Tibetan Buddhist point of view, while ...
by Grigoris
Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Randomly Click the Squares
Replies: 6
Views: 1585

Re: Randomly Click the Squares

Fantastic! :twothumbsup:
by Grigoris
Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are plants sentient?
Replies: 34
Views: 5120

Re: Are plants sentient?

I wonder how far into nature you can step before the borderline of sentience is crossed myself - how far down the chain before its just 'alive' but not sentient. A few months ago I found myself wondering about this, as my father wanted me to rip out some living plants in his yard and I wondered abo...
by Grigoris
Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:18 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are plants sentient?
Replies: 34
Views: 5120

Re: Are plants sentient?

Is there is simple answer to this? Jellyfish do not have 'brains' but are sentient beings. They have basic reactions for survival, but that is true of plants as well. Thank you, Jeff Sentience is not linked to brain but to mind, non-physical beings have mind (Gods for example) but do not have physi...
by Grigoris
Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:01 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Ordination
Replies: 50
Views: 6940

Re: Ordination

I can't really say why, but reading this thread has given rise to an uncontrollable urge to self-ordain. -Most Rev. Catmoon Rinpoche Northerner Representative and Buddhist Dharma Regent Plenipotentiary Hey! Who gave you permission to use my title? Tell you what, you can get to keep it if I get to b...
by Grigoris
Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:46 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Britain to blame for worlds troubles
Replies: 29
Views: 3082

Re: Britain to blame for worlds troubles

To be fair, it wasn't just the Brits. All the European nations were competing to build the biggest empire. The fact that the British won the contest may make them a little guiltier than the others, but they all were doing the same thing. So all European nations should take resposibility for their a...
by Grigoris
Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Britain to blame for worlds troubles
Replies: 29
Views: 3082

Re: Britain to blame for worlds troubles

It's got nothing to do with blame and everything to do with accepting responsibility in order for reconciliation to occur.
by Grigoris
Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Britain to blame for worlds troubles
Replies: 29
Views: 3082

Re: Britain to blame for worlds troubles

No mention made of the genocide of the Aborigines of Australia, the attempted genocide of the Maori of Aotearoa (they were a tough nut!), the colonisation of North America and the genocide of the North American Indian nations, etc...

Yes my friend Huseng, the UK has a lot to answer for.
:namaste:
by Grigoris
Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Poll: Do You Practice in English or Tibetan?
Replies: 42
Views: 5368

Re: Poll: Do You Practice in English or Tibetan?

I don't know Tibetan so I think that I practice in Tibetan BUT I make it a point to know what I am saying. ie I refuse to do a practice if there is only a transliteration available, and the first few times I do a sadhana I just follow along with the translation until I "know" what each bit is saying...
by Grigoris
Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Obama's Left "Humanitarian" War.
Replies: 109
Views: 11327

Re: Obama's Left "Humanitarian" War.

Love 'em all, let Amitabha sort 'em out!
:namaste:
by Grigoris
Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What would be your theme song
Replies: 11
Views: 1047

Re: What would be your theme song

This one!
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Okay its a cover version, but who cares?
Rock'n'Roll!

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