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by Grigoris
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 2405

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

treehuggingoctopus, Here's what HHDL said in 2016, about the same issue: https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=22869#p341204 Then now, in 2018: English link: France24, source is AFP: https://www.france24.com/en/20180912-dalai-lama-says-europe-belongs-europeans Links in Swedish and Danish: ht...
by Grigoris
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 2405

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

Indeed, there was no such thing as Greece but there was such thing as Hellenes and Hellenic identity. Hellene is just the Greek word for Greek. The Minoans were Minoans, the Aiolians were Aiolians... Grigoris, please correct me if I'm wrong but in order to compete in the ancient Olympic Games you h...
by Grigoris
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 2405

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

Imho, „Europe belongs to the Europeans” means Spain belongs to the Spanish people, France belongs to the French people, Greece belongs to the Greeks and so on. The same way Tibet belongs to the Tibetans, btw. EU alone has 28 states so, instead of enumerating each and everyone, he used the blanket t...
by Grigoris
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 2405

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

Well, yeah ultimatel there is nothing "European" but there is still the relative where there are things which are labeled as European. No, even at the relative level there is nothing really "European". For example: state me a common European trait shared by Welsh and Calabrians. The EU is bickering...
by Grigoris
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What's a "pure tradition"?
Replies: 102
Views: 2595

Re: What's a "pure tradition"?

by Grigoris
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 2405

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

And still nobody has "the balls" to answer to my questions.
by Grigoris
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 2405

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

If I wanted to be mean I'd say that if your livelihood depends on an influx of migrants, you should not take part in this discussion. Every day I pray that the influx of refugees ends. For a number of reasons: 1. I am sick of listening to people talk to me about being tortured, raped, ripped-off, j...
by Grigoris
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 2405

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

MiphamFan wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:25 am
They are there to exploit Tibetan resources. How is this not economic migration?
If you don't know the difference between migration and colonisation, then you should not be taking part in this discussion.
by Grigoris
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 2405

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

And, in closing, let us not forget the wonderfully civilising influence of European post-Renaissance culture in the Americas, Australia, New Zealand, the African continent, Asia, etc...
by Grigoris
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 2405

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

Oh, there is one other thing too: Why should I care what the Dalai Lama's opinion on migration policy is anyway? What is the basis for his authority on the subject?
by Grigoris
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 2405

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

It seems the fact that Bosnia, Herzegovina and Albania are Muslim majority European nations, has bypassed all the ubermensch in this thread calling for European purity. And? The Dalai Lama spoke about refugees coming to Europe, not about the native population of two relativly small countries. So wh...
by Grigoris
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What's a "pure tradition"?
Replies: 102
Views: 2595

Re: What's a "pure tradition"?

Tsongkhapafan wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:12 pm
Exactly, they aren't second hand teachings from centuries ago but a living, pure lineage.
As soon as they hit your ear they are second hand. Even if they are coming directly from the mouth of a living Buddha.
by Grigoris
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 2405

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

It seems the fact that Bosnia, Herzegovina and Albania are Muslim majority European nations, has bypassed all the ubermensch in this thread calling for European purity.
by Grigoris
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 2405

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/government-economy/dalai-lama-says-europe-belongs-to-europeans Quite honestly, I have to agree with H.H. I am not super happy about it but I am starting to be afraid that their religion driven culture will prove to be incompatible with our European ones. What do you...
by Grigoris
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What's a "pure tradition"?
Replies: 102
Views: 2595

Re: What's a "pure tradition"?

Yup, it's that time again.

This is the last time I am cleaning this thread...

Next time the lock down will be permanent.
by Grigoris
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 2405

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/government-economy/dalai-lama-says-europe-belongs-to-europeans Quite honestly, I have to agree with H.H. I am not super happy about it but I am starting to be afraid that their religion driven culture will prove to be incompatible with our European ones. What do you...
by Grigoris
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 2405

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/government-economy/dalai-lama-says-europe-belongs-to-europeans Quite honestly, I have to agree with H.H. I am not super happy about it but I am starting to be afraid that their religion driven culture will prove to be incompatible with our European ones. What do you...
by Grigoris
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What's a "pure tradition"?
Replies: 102
Views: 2595

Re: What's a "pure tradition"?

Tsongkhapafan wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:23 am
Your big assumption is that there are no emanations of Buddha teaching today, and that without having been around at the time of the historical Buddha we cannot have pure teachings but I think that's incorrect.
I said nothing of the sort. You are talking about commentaries and explanations, not me.
by Grigoris
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 2405

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

Please understand that I am not bigoted, neither on the right side of the spectrum. I am just genuinely concerned that in such numbers there could be big problems for integration especially if combined with radical imams who although minority are still present in here. You know what the problem is ...
by Grigoris
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What's a "pure tradition"?
Replies: 102
Views: 2595

Re: What's a "pure tradition"?

No, this is incorrect. The teachings are pure because they lead to the result of liberation and enlightenment and they come from enlightened wisdom and compassion but they are not necessarily understandable. The teachings may have been pure, but we were not there to receive them. If they were, why ...

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