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by Nilasarasvati
Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:06 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Questions: Time, Space, Infinity, Sci-Fi, and Tantra
Replies: 18
Views: 3249

Re: Questions: Time, Space, Infinity, Sci-Fi, and Tantra

It seems the modern imagination is really wedded to the notion that if there are other life-forms in the Universe, then they must be like the characters in the bar-scene in Star Wars. I think that is probably more anthropocentric, than the recognition of the human form as the logical expression of ...
by Nilasarasvati
Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Questions: Time, Space, Infinity, Sci-Fi, and Tantra
Replies: 18
Views: 3249

Re: Questions: Time, Space, Infinity, Sci-Fi, and Tantra

No, you attain a level up to the 2nd Bhumi.

Seriously though, why doesn't anybody want to speculate about Portugese-man-o-war gelatinous Munis?
by Nilasarasvati
Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Teacher & Root Guru
Replies: 88
Views: 41058

Re: Teacher & Root Guru

No. I do believe he is referring to pointing out instructions that were given by some famous Mahamudra master (that alludes me right now) to his mother. That type (or class) of pointing out instruction. I imagine, given the social circumstances of women in Tibet-of-old, it means pointing out instru...
by Nilasarasvati
Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Teacher & Root Guru
Replies: 47
Views: 21957

Re: Teacher & Root Guru

No. I do believe he is referring to pointing out instructions that were given by some famous Mahamudra master (that alludes me right now) to his mother. That type (or class) of pointing out instruction. I imagine, given the social circumstances of women in Tibet-of-old, it means pointing out instru...
by Nilasarasvati
Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: new~
Replies: 8
Views: 1216

Re: new~

Welcome kitsune! I like your username.
Let us know if you've read anything interesting!!
by Nilasarasvati
Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Teacher & Root Guru
Replies: 88
Views: 41058

Re: Teacher & Root Guru

:woohoo: A little something from the text Mahamudra - The Ocean of True Meaning by the 9th Karmapa Wangchug Dorje: The teacher who is guiding should at best have completed the qualities of abandonment and realization himself, and know the level of development of the students. If such a teacher is no...
by Nilasarasvati
Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Teacher & Root Guru
Replies: 47
Views: 21957

Re: Teacher & Root Guru

:woohoo: A little something from the text Mahamudra - The Ocean of True Meaning by the 9th Karmapa Wangchug Dorje: The teacher who is guiding should at best have completed the qualities of abandonment and realization himself, and know the level of development of the students. If such a teacher is no...
by Nilasarasvati
Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Not yes NOR no!
Replies: 39
Views: 9148

Re: Not yes NOR no!

Oh I love this question. I'm very affectionate. I massage and hung them a lot, male and female. I cook all the time, so I always offer them food...I make them tea. I mother them.


If you could timetravel where and when would you go? Top 5 places and the top 5 people you'd meet!
by Nilasarasvati
Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Questions: Time, Space, Infinity, Sci-Fi, and Tantra
Replies: 18
Views: 3249

Re: Questions: Time, Space, Infinity, Sci-Fi, and Tantra

Jikan wrote:And then the Bene Gesserit took over DharmaWheel.

I'd like a spice coffee to go... my stillsuit has a cupholder. You can keep the gom jabbar, thanks

#nothingtocontribute
Shhhh.... :spy: The guild masters are listening.
by Nilasarasvati
Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:10 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Yes or No ...
Replies: 1023
Views: 117036

Re: Yes or No ...

yes! Every hour :P

When you see lightning, do you immediately start counting?
by Nilasarasvati
Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:01 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from TN
Replies: 13
Views: 1572

Re: Hello from TN

Welcome John! Feel free to throw yourself into some conversations ...you'll soon find the ignoramuses like me, the scholars, and the yogis to be really interesting :D
by Nilasarasvati
Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:57 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: More Trungpa talk
Replies: 295
Views: 41418

Re: More Trungpa talk

Many of the spiritual entrepreneurs of the day appear to seek the adoration and veneration from their followers without much inclination towards demonstrating behavior or conduct befitting a monk or sage. Although it seems self-evident to most objective observers, it is not always obvious to many d...
by Nilasarasvati
Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:50 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How do gay Buddhists explain this one?
Replies: 125
Views: 21160

Re: How do gay Buddhists explain this one?

Wonderful example. I hope I can shed some light on how this stuff (seems to) work. I mean it's really, really sticky. When I first was reading Words of My Perfect Teacher I was totally appalled. I was offended. I thought it sounded like a surefire way to end up with cults, abuse, meglomania, and the...
by Nilasarasvati
Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:07 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Questions: Time, Space, Infinity, Sci-Fi, and Tantra
Replies: 18
Views: 3249

Re: Questions: Time, Space, Infinity, Sci-Fi, and Tantra

Of all the texts I have to approach,
it's the one on the highest branch of the tree.

I still weigh too much to get up there. :thinking: Hopefully this madhyamikavatara diet will help me lose some weight.
by Nilasarasvati
Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:04 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How do gay Buddhists explain this one?
Replies: 125
Views: 21160

Re: How do gay Buddhists explain this one?

That's one scary thought; is this a common opinion in Vajrayana that the teacher is more important than the words of the Buddha? We're only talking about realized, genuine, bona fide lamas. That the process of finding one of those is incredibly dangerous is no contest--"not examining the master is ...
by Nilasarasvati
Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:25 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Dzigar Kongtrul Madhyamikavatara 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1028

Re: Dzigar Kongtrul Madhyamikavatara 2013

yeah Astus, I guess I mean the Cittamatra school as (strawmanned?) in Madhyamikavatara. And the Prasangika Madhyamika as expressed by Chandrakirti. I've also heard that the Yogacharya school refers to itself as the Madhyamika in most East Asian countries because, of course, all Mahayana Buddhist phi...
by Nilasarasvati
Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:14 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Questions: Time, Space, Infinity, Sci-Fi, and Tantra
Replies: 18
Views: 3249

Questions: Time, Space, Infinity, Sci-Fi, and Tantra

I wanted to open up a space where people can ask their strangest, most specultative questions and get some answers from the Sutra, Abhidharma, and Tantra experts on here. Or at least some good speculations from fellow Dharmadorks and closet Jedi masters. One thing I've always been sort of baffled b...
by Nilasarasvati
Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism and state, or Buddhist anarchism?
Replies: 4
Views: 871

Re: Buddhism and state, or Buddhist anarchism?

That being said, I still personally lean toward anarchism as applicable to me on a personal level. I find the absence of hierarchy refreshing. I find simple living easier on the mind than having a lot of possessions. I prefer not having to resort to authority to solve problems. In a Buddhist contex...
by Nilasarasvati
Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Not yes NOR no!
Replies: 39
Views: 9148

Re: Not yes NOR no!

I would like to be right here...I am so convinced that I have to! My life is so damn important. Celebrity Crush: famous person you think is very sexy, maybe even you fantasize about :emb: And if somebody wants a new question, Where's the oldest location you have been where you have ancestors buried?...
by Nilasarasvati
Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:32 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: More Trungpa talk
Replies: 295
Views: 41418

Re: More Trungpa talk

From "Warrior-King of Shambhala": During the period of Rinpoche's illness, I was sitting alone with him in his private living room when he received a phone call. He took the call, and spoke at some length in Tibetan. After he put the phone down, he said, "That was Tai Situ Rinpoche. He's the most l...

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