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by Grigoris
Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Medicine
Topic: The Medicinal Value of Incense
Replies: 6
Views: 1560

Re: The Medicinal Value of Incense

Interesting Namdrol... Is incense effective for skin conditions like eczema or fungal infections? Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) works really well for fungal infections, dissolve it in alcohol to make a tincture to apply to the infected area. Its anti-fungal (fungicidal) capacities were known from ancie...
by Grigoris
Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Teacher & Root Guru
Replies: 88
Views: 35013

Re: Fifty Stanzas on the Spiritual Teacher

Hey! Careful where you're bowing, you're dirtying my shoes with your forehead!
:tongue:
by Grigoris
Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Teacher & Root Guru
Replies: 47
Views: 17418

Re: Fifty Stanzas on the Spiritual Teacher

Hey! Careful where you're bowing, you're dirtying my shoes with your forehead!
:tongue:
by Grigoris
Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:12 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism: Only True Religion
Replies: 80
Views: 9291

Re: Buddhism: Only True Religion

Greg, No argument from me. But rediscovery of an ancient path, suggests to me a path found again in meditation; not found in an existing school or from a guru. I would say: found again through practice that includes meditation. As for the "existing" part, I guess it all depends on what you define a...
by Grigoris
Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism: Only True Religion
Replies: 80
Views: 9291

Re: Buddhism: Only True Religion

There are ages when there is no such doctrine, nor Theravada, nor any school of Buddhism. Maybe in our world system, but I think you will find that the doctrine, the Dharma continued to exist but was just not perceivable. That is why, when asked about the origin of his teachings, the Buddha answere...
by Grigoris
Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddha Nature/Mind (not the 6th consciousness)
Replies: 17
Views: 1875

Re: Buddha Nature/Mind (not the 6th consciousness)

...about the power of imagination of Purna in chapter 8. It says how Purna with his perfect knowledge of Suniata is creating a universe which will have flying men and no diseasses and suffeerings etc. It says NOTHING about the power of imagination. Chapter eight is Shakyamuni Buddhas prediction of ...
by Grigoris
Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism: Only True Religion
Replies: 80
Views: 9291

Re: Buddhism: Only True Religion

Kyosan wrote:I was thinking of the people who think Buddhists worship gods or sacrifice goats, and even those people who think that it's all just superstition.
Yeah those idiots, how can they get it so wrong, I mean everybody knows that Buddhists worship goats and sacrifice Gods!
:namaste:
by Grigoris
Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism: Only True Religion
Replies: 80
Views: 9291

Re: Buddhism: Only True Religion

...I have encountered people who are ignorant about Buddhism and at the same time think that they know what Buddhism is and make false statements about it. Shiiiiiit! I could think of at least 10 people on this site that fit this description! And they consider themselves Buddhists! (considers inclu...
by Grigoris
Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddha Nature/Mind (not the 6th consciousness)
Replies: 17
Views: 1875

Re: Buddha Nature/Mind (not the 6th consciousness)

Imaginative and entertaining but definitely not Buddhism.
:namaste:
by Grigoris
Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:51 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Obama's Left "Humanitarian" War.
Replies: 109
Views: 13052

Re: Obama's Left "Humanitarian" War.

Well, if the main stream press and CIA says so then it must be true then... So all those innocent women, children and non-combatants being killed in bombing raids by Gadaffi are all al-Quaeda operatives and deserve to die unprotected by the international community? Or maybe the international communi...
by Grigoris
Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: All Sentient Beings are equal?
Replies: 39
Views: 6067

Re: All Sentient Beings are equal?

All sentient beings are equal in their being deluded and ignorant. That is why they perceive each other as inferior or superior. This is both true and false. Not all beings are deluded and ignorant: there are Mahasiddhas, Arhats and Bodhisattvas out there you know! :smile: The second part is true f...
by Grigoris
Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Obama's Left "Humanitarian" War.
Replies: 109
Views: 13052

Re: Obama's Left "Humanitarian" War.

Paranoia! The reason France, Italy and England are hell bent on bringing a quick and "positive" end to the uprising is beacause they know that if they let Gaddafi win, then when he starts the carckdowns all those 100,000's of refugees will end up on their doorstep, AGAIN! Just like with Iraq, Aghani...
by Grigoris
Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: All Sentient Beings are equal?
Replies: 39
Views: 6067

Re: All Sentient Beings are equal?

All have the same potential because all have Buddha Nature, but they do not all possess the same capacity/capability to fulfil this potential. So ultimately, or at the ultimate level, they are all the equal but at the relative level, due to differences in the capabilities they currently possess, the...
by Grigoris
Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Obama's Left "Humanitarian" War.
Replies: 109
Views: 13052

Re: Obama's Left "Humanitarian" War.

Why have the Saudi's not quietly arranged a villa for Quadaffi like they did for Idi Amin? This would solve the problem without violence. How do you know theyhaven't already organised the villa and aren't just staging a "going out with a bang" performance? The Greek prime minister was in Libya a co...
by Grigoris
Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddha Nature/Mind (not the 6th consciousness)
Replies: 17
Views: 1875

Re: Buddha Nature/Mind (not the 6th consciousness)

LastLegend wrote:May I open the discussion by asking you what Dependent Origination talks about?
I was under the impression that it describes the arising and maintanence of suffering on all levels, what's your take on the matter?
:namaste:
by Grigoris
Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:51 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Collective karma
Replies: 62
Views: 10246

Re: Group Karma

Actually the borderline between "collective" karma and "individual" karma cannot be drawn. Why? Neither can be identified as such. That is actually a good point, ideas of collective and individual do arise from a false sense of dualism between "myself" and "others", but at the same time the Pali Ca...
by Grigoris
Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Obama's Left "Humanitarian" War.
Replies: 109
Views: 13052

Re: Obama's Left "Humanitarian" War.

green peace co-founder patrick moore lamented that the group had been co-opted by hardcore communists, hell bent on shutting down western industry and resources. PS Green Peace is not an ecological organistaion it is an environmentalist organisation. The difference? Simply put: Environmentalists lo...
by Grigoris
Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Pan Cakes Recipe
Replies: 9
Views: 1308

Re: Pan Cakes Recipe

The only time I have tried to make vegan pancakes I used coconut milk and gram flour.... it tasted delicious but was extremely messy and they didnt stay in one piece. :oops: but the ingredients might be usable if used in the right proportions rather than by guesswork.... Gram flour doesn't have glu...
by Grigoris
Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Norway
Replies: 7
Views: 1247

Re: Hello from Norway

Hello Kare!
Welcome to Dharma Wheel!
May you have a long life and good health so you can continue bringing Dharma/Dhamma to the Norweigan people!
:namaste:
by Grigoris
Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Obama's Left "Humanitarian" War.
Replies: 109
Views: 13052

Re: Obama's Left "Humanitarian" War.

CO2 is only one of the greenhouse gases -- there are many others more pernicious. can you site sources for this. thanks CFC's, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrocarbons of one type or another, water vapour arising from combustion, etc... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenhouse_gas" onclick="window.open(...

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