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by Grigoris
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mixing Worldly and Dharma Paths
Replies: 69
Views: 2186

Re: Mixing Worldly and Dharma Paths

Maybe a more constructive question is what "mixing worldly and dharma paths" would actually mean. The examples I gave seem to not be it. Lamas talk about it often. They kind of are and are not. "Lamas" often engage in propitiating worldly spirits and deities, in order to avert obstacles to their Bu...
by Grigoris
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Like a dream or a kind of dream?
Replies: 20
Views: 606

Re: Like a dream or a kind of dream?

SunWuKong wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:28 pm
..while others get up before the noon meal and go back to bed after the same meal...
It's a living...
by Grigoris
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Pete Buttigieg
Replies: 76
Views: 1877

Re: Pete Buttigieg

Pretty much sick of hearing from self-proclaimed socialists. When public funds were used to bail out failing banks (guilty of fraud), the silence was overwhelming. Yet when we try to feed a starving child they call it "entitlement programs." Suddenly it became the trend to say "socialism" What a jo...
by Grigoris
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Becoming a Buddhist Scholar
Replies: 30
Views: 577

Re: Becoming a Buddhist Scholar

pemachophel wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:47 pm
Becoming a Buddhist yogi (or yogini) is free and leads to Liberation.
Ummmm...
by Grigoris
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mixing Worldly and Dharma Paths
Replies: 69
Views: 2186

Re: Mixing Worldly and Dharma Paths

Jangchup Donden wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:28 pm
Totally agree. But maybe then it's more like turning the water into oil (or vice versa, depending on which is samsara).
You can lead a horse to oil...
by Grigoris
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Pete Buttigieg
Replies: 76
Views: 1877

Re: Pete Buttigieg

Pretty much sick of hearing from self-proclaimed socialists. When public funds were used to bail out failing banks (guilty of fraud), the silence was overwhelming. Yet when we try to feed a starving child they call it "entitlement programs." Suddenly it became the trend to say "socialism" What a jo...
by Grigoris
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Like a dream or a kind of dream?
Replies: 20
Views: 606

Re: Like a dream or a kind of dream?

In our karmic dream, we dream that we either wake up or sleep. Therefore "a kind of dream". That one went completely over your head... :tongue: Still it's not totally irrelevant, as I was just reading that often in the Hinayana tradition monks simply sleep all day. Go figure. Well, they wake at 4:3...
by Grigoris
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Becoming a Buddhist Scholar
Replies: 30
Views: 577

Re: Becoming a Buddhist Scholar

How does one becomes a Buddhist scholar? How to get started? Where to study? How to do it if one doesn't have any money? :reading: If you are actually serious about this, then I would recommend you contact these guys here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fo_Guang_University They do some serious schol...
by Grigoris
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Becoming a Buddhist Scholar
Replies: 30
Views: 577

Re: Becoming a Buddhist Scholar

mani wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:03 pm
Are there specific actions you recommend?
Generosity.
Once I get the funding where to go?
Get the funding first and then worry about where you will go.
by Grigoris
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2582
Views: 222356

Re: Music time

by Grigoris
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Pete Buttigieg
Replies: 76
Views: 1877

Re: Pete Buttigieg

Dan74 wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:04 pm
...Pete is an entitled self-important upwardly-climbing git with no concern for the underprivileged, no compassion or capacity for self-reflection.
A politician, in other words...
by Grigoris
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Like a dream or a kind of dream?
Replies: 20
Views: 606

Re: Like a dream or a kind of dream?

Viach wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:54 am
Grigoris wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:22 am
...when we are asleep, are we, precisely, asleep or are we just seeing another kind of awake?
In our karmic dream, we dream that we either wake up or sleep. Therefore "a kind of dream".
That one went completely over your head... :tongue:
by Grigoris
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: I will be in Hanoi, Vietnam next month...
Replies: 8
Views: 502

Re: I will be in Hanoi, Vietnam next month...

It is more folk religion-y, but there's a temple near Hoan Kiem Lake called Turtle Temple, where the preserved body of a large softshell turtle is kept. We have a legend about a turtle god in the lake appearing at different points in Vietnamese history, most famously to give a magical sword to the ...
by Grigoris
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: I will be in Hanoi, Vietnam next month...
Replies: 8
Views: 502

Re: I will be in Hanoi, Vietnam next month...

It is more folk religion-y, but there's a temple near Hoan Kiem Lake called Turtle Temple, where the preserved body of a large softshell turtle is kept. We have a legend about a turtle god in the lake appearing at different points in Vietnamese history, most famously to give a magical sword to the ...
by Grigoris
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Over 200 dead in Sri Lanka terrorist attack
Replies: 21
Views: 663

Re: Over 200 dead in Sri Lanka terrorist attack

Nemo wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:23 pm
Sound familiar?
Divide and conquer...
by Grigoris
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Moderator: Miroku
Replies: 9
Views: 551

Re: New Moderator: Miroku

Welcome Miroku!

Thank you for volunteering.
by Grigoris
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: A question about Dream Yoga
Replies: 29
Views: 784

Re: A question about Dream Yoga

As a side note, I think this is actually quite important to highlight. I don't think DarkenTheWorld is wrong to perceive 'cynical undertones' here, even if respondees like Grigoris above are not intending it to be so. ...it would be good to see a % of that warmth or politeness we would show, face t...
by Grigoris
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Over 200 dead in Sri Lanka terrorist attack
Replies: 21
Views: 663

Re: Over 200 dead in Sri Lanka terrorist attack

DNS wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:17 pm
Sri Lanka is about 70% (mostly Theravada) Buddhist, but also has populations of Christians and Muslims.
and Hindus. ;)
by Grigoris
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Becoming a Buddhist Scholar
Replies: 30
Views: 577

Re: Becoming a Buddhist Scholar

mani wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:06 pm
How to do it if one doesn't have any money? :reading:
By accumulating merit so that the causes and conditions necessary for your funding come together.

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