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by Grigoris
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Nicholas Roerich Paintings
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: Nicholas Roerich Paintings

Can we NOT have that discussion again?

Thank you.
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2682
Views: 240780

Re: Music time

by Grigoris
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Short Daily Tsok Practice
Replies: 16
Views: 487

Re: Short Daily Tsok Practice

I have been given tsok accumulations both in the Karma Kagyu and the Dudjom Tersar and the plan of action is identical: Put out the offerings once and accumulate the prayer. The only difference was that in the Dudjom Tersar the teacher said I didn't need to put out separate plates (for the daily ac...
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Observation = Ego?
Replies: 47
Views: 862

Re: Observation = Ego?

Ego is self. Am I identifying with a self by thinking "I see this" Am I creating a sense of self by identifying with an observation. I know the Buddha refutes the Atman! Thats why I'm asking the question. AM I identifying with a self.. What are you talking about the Buddha never spoke of Ego? The 7...
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Short Daily Tsok Practice
Replies: 16
Views: 487

Re: Short Daily Tsok Practice

Tata1 wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:09 am
What im asking is that if one is alone one should offer quantities that can actually be consumed in the moment or if it is "the more, the better"
Generally speaking: The more the better.
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Short Daily Tsok Practice
Replies: 16
Views: 487

Re: Short Daily Tsok Practice

For tsok accumulations? Yep The best possible answer to all such questions, including how much time you have to purify your samayas, is the one you get from your teacher. If that is impossible, one you get from his or her senior students. Otherwise you get answers from people practising in other tr...
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Observation = Ego?
Replies: 47
Views: 862

Re: Observation = Ego?

Tirisilex wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:25 pm
Atman
Nope. Not even close.

And... Just in case you didn't know it...

Buddhism refutes the existence of an atman.

Like I said: your question is based on so many mistaken premises that it makes it impossible to answer it.
by Grigoris
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: "Secret Wisdom"
Replies: 16
Views: 280

Re: "Secret Wisdom"

If you can get the lung, do so.

It helps.

A lot.

And it's got nothing to do with permission; although that is one aspect of lung.
by Grigoris
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 359
Views: 25455

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Miroku wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:55 pm
Yup! It can get pretty expensive especially the nuts, but man that is the best snack of 'em all. Healthy and tasty. :good:
It definitely can. But peanuts (preferably dry roasted) tend to be cheap, as are sunflower seeds.
by Grigoris
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: "Secret Wisdom"
Replies: 16
Views: 280

Re: "Secret Wisdom"

So I'm reading this translation of three texts by Christopher Wilkinson called "Secret Wisdom". I'm trying to put these three texts in context. The Tantra of the Secret Wisdom of the Great Perfection rdzogs pa chen po ye shes gsang ba'i rgyud Clarity Equal to the Limit byang chub kyi sems rdzogs pa...
by Grigoris
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 359
Views: 25455

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Nemo wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:36 pm
Honestly going veg is not going amazing. My coffee consumption has doubled and I ate half a box of cookies last night which I never do.
Nuts and fruit man.

I eat about a pound of nuts a week and lots of fruit.

Better to snack on these.
by Grigoris
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Observation = Ego?
Replies: 47
Views: 862

Re: Observation = Ego?

It cant be impossible to answer my question.. I'm asking does this involve Ego? When I think "I see this" , "I hear that" , "I think this" is this part of the ego because I'm identifying with it in a way when I think "I" how is this a hard question? Define "ego". Nowhere in Buddhist theories of min...
by Grigoris
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Observation = Ego?
Replies: 47
Views: 862

Re: Observation = Ego?

I was meditating today and I observed a thought that arised it was "I see that" I'm making an identification here and it starts with "I" does this interject the ego (7th consciousness) because I use the identification of "I" or is it only the mind (6th consciousness) saying "this is observed" Does ...
by Grigoris
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Brahma and Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 14
Views: 388

Re: Brahma and Tibetan Buddhism

ryan_oliveira wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:36 pm
Is there Brahma in Tibetan Buddhism? If so, does Brahma matter at all?
Yes and yes.
by Grigoris
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What is Dharma?
Replies: 29
Views: 799

Re: What is Dharma?

Aemilius wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:21 pm
It is not a thing decided by some auhority or by another authority.
And who are you to decide that? Some sort of authority? :rolling:
by Grigoris
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Animal Activist: Let Mosquitoes Bite You As They Are "Mothers" Trying To Feed Their Babies
Replies: 16
Views: 617

Re: Animal Activist: Let Mosquitoes Bite You As They Are "Mothers" Trying To Feed Their Babies

And how do you make that call? I ask them for their bill of health. But seriously: if you do not live in a region where there are serious mosquito borne diseases happening, then the chances are... I live in an area with ticks that carry lyme disease. Its pretty shitty to get lyme disease. Makes you...
by Grigoris
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Animal Activist: Let Mosquitoes Bite You As They Are "Mothers" Trying To Feed Their Babies
Replies: 16
Views: 617

Re: Animal Activist: Let Mosquitoes Bite You As They Are "Mothers" Trying To Feed Their Babies

Matt J wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:58 am
To problem isn’t the mosquito, it is the diseases they transmit.
Not all mosquito carry disease.
by Grigoris
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Tröma Nagmo Empowerment ipso facto grants Vajrayogini empowerment?
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: Tröma Nagmo Empowerment ipso facto grants Vajrayogini empowerment?

I would like to ask, from your perspectives, knowledge and understanding, would you think that receiving the full Tröma Nagmo Chöd empowerment ipso facto grants one Vajrayogini empowerment? Nope. Neither one satisfies the criteria of the other. Completely different mandala, different samaya, differ...
by Grigoris
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Animal Activist: Let Mosquitoes Bite You As They Are "Mothers" Trying To Feed Their Babies
Replies: 16
Views: 617

Re: Animal Activist: Let Mosquitoes Bite You As They Are "Mothers" Trying To Feed Their Babies

I let mosquitoes bite me. To a point. My patience isn't developed enough and the little pricks really take forever to finish feeding.

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