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by Nilasarasvati
Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:24 pm
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?

Yeah. I mean it makes sense. I also think that comparing my lust to drinking saltwater is a pretty apt description :shrug: However, as much as I feel like I have a bead on this and how it must look in my own life, I know that a lot of young LBGT Buddhists, feminists like me, women in general, strugg...
by Nilasarasvati
Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: State of Tibetan culture
Replies: 4
Views: 823

Re: State of Tibetan culture

That's really encouraging to hear...I personally would prefer to go to Sichuan than the TAR though. But I'm probably a reincarnated yak from Kham, so...
by Nilasarasvati
Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:44 pm
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?

I know nothing about the Pali Canon, actually. I was thinking of some Shastras written by mahayana people (including Shantideva) that say men who have a taste for boys will find themselves in an emphemeral hell of sorts where they are permanently bathed in saltwater. They are pickled for aeons basic...
by Nilasarasvati
Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:52 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: patterns
Replies: 2
Views: 553

Re: patterns

Do we have a herd mentality? Can politicians and ad men exploit us and predict patterns in society for control and financial gain? The answer is most probably yes! Beyond whatever research you're talking about, which it'd be great if you could include a link to, This one is a diamond: http://en.wik...
by Nilasarasvati
Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:13 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?

Too late! I believe the four seals sold me on Buddhism a long time ago. However, don't mistake the religion for the path. Don't mistake the dogma for the dharma. There are both in Buddhism, and sometimes they are the same and sometimes they aren't. All the truths taught in the Sutras and Shastras ar...
by Nilasarasvati
Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Dzigar Kongtrul Madhyamikavatara 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1028

Dzigar Kongtrul Madhyamikavatara 2013

In just beginning to scratch the surface, I'm ovewhelmed as I'm sure many people get...and yet I'm going to the last of a several-year program of Shedras to hear Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche teach about the final three chapters of Madhyamikavatara. So I've been doing my best to have at least a cursory u...
by Nilasarasvati
Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:44 pm
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?

Oh invisiblediamond, I'm not really sure. It's possible that consort-practices, at least for Ngakpa couples, could be the route to enlightenment. But it's not "sex" really. Tantra has a lot to say about sexual symbolism, yoga etc. but it's got as much to do with everyday sex acts as meditation has t...
by Nilasarasvati
Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:22 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: AAAAAAAAHHHHHH
Replies: 1
Views: 516

AAAAAAAAHHHHHH

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Don't know what made me remember this...

but I still think it's pretty cool.
Jim Henson was a Bodhisattva <3

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by Nilasarasvati
Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:45 pm
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?

Just so that I could have the 108th post in this highly controversial topic... I will say, with great joy "I don't have to explain! The straight ones did it for me! (And Yudron. Praise her virtues! Praise them!)" Also, I just want to say for any queers reading this in days to come: it took me years ...
by Nilasarasvati
Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzongsar Khyentse's Advice for Social Media
Replies: 62
Views: 9202

Re: Dzongsar Khyentse's Advice for Social Media

P.S. much of the "secrecy" is for our benefit as practitioners. It makes us treasure, contemplate, and practice the teachings. It keeps the samaya with the Dakinis and Dharmapalas strong. It's got less and less over time to do with protecting the "unwashed" and more and more to do with our own integ...
by Nilasarasvati
Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzongsar Khyentse's Advice for Social Media
Replies: 62
Views: 9202

Re: Dzongsar Khyentse's Advice for Social Media

You cannot protect human beings (or secrets) endlessly. It cannot be done. Of course, there will be mistakes, setbacks, errors, etc. And this is all a part of learning. Join the human race. The open human race. We do our best. As long as our best includes heart, well, thats the best we can do. Bein...
by Nilasarasvati
Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzongsar Khyentse's Advice for Social Media
Replies: 62
Views: 9202

Social Media Guidlines for So-Called Vajrayana Students

http://www.siddharthasintent.org/2013/01/social-media-guidelines-for-so.html ***Edit: I did not know about this older thread. Thanks to Greg for moving things around. My comments I guess are just a revival of this stuff, then.*** How does this apply/not apply to Dharma Wheel? I think a lot of this w...
by Nilasarasvati
Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 18
Views: 4615

Re: Greetings

The first time I read Word of My Perfect Teacher I was furious for pages and pages. So offended and put off. :tantrum: The next time I was rapt and engrossed--this had become so much more complex and interesting. :reading: The next time I was overwhelmed with feelings of awe and devotion, and how pr...
by Nilasarasvati
Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:09 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Seven Limb Prayer adapted from Bodhicaryavatara
Replies: 10
Views: 2391

Re: Seven Limb Prayer adapted from Bodhicaryavatara

:anjali: Glad this worked out. I've always wondered why the seven branch prayer in there was so disjointed. It's interrupted by long meditations on death and impermanence, etc. It might just be a later rearrangement by typographers, or perhaps the seven branch prayer as we know it was organized late...
by Nilasarasvati
Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:01 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Questionable Dharma Centre
Replies: 7
Views: 1720

Re: Questionable Dharma Centre

Looks more legit immediately! However I'm suddenly remembering I've met a teacher who supposedly lived in Toronto. I can't find anything about him there, though. I thought he had a centre there. Choejor Rinpoche, a Nyingma lama who was the tutor of the young Dilgo Yangsi Khyenste Rinpoche, was suppo...
by Nilasarasvati
Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:13 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Seven Limb Prayer adapted from Bodhicaryavatara
Replies: 10
Views: 2391

Re: Seven Limb Prayer adapted from Bodhicaryavatara

Berzins version does seem to be a selection of verses rather than their standard order. In the edition of Bodhicaryavatara I have, the seven branch prayer happens in a sort of meandering way-- Verse 2 of Berzin corresponds with what I have listed as 2.2. Verse 3 corresponds with my 2.28 and 2.29 His...
by Nilasarasvati
Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:54 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Yes or No ...
Replies: 1023
Views: 117035

Re: Yes or No ...

No. Although that could change in about 20 minutes.

Have you ever been a militant (I.E. believe violence was justified for an ideological cause (even "freedom"))
by Nilasarasvati
Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:48 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A break for perspective
Replies: 8
Views: 1791

Re: A break for perspective

:consoling:

Personally, I'm disappointed.
For your sake, I'm happy.

Come back whenever!
And happy Tsechu! Practice lots!
by Nilasarasvati
Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:36 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Questionable Dharma Centre
Replies: 7
Views: 1720

Re: Questionable Dharma Centre

If these statements from the office of the Dalai Lama are genuine, which I have a hard time believing they are not, that alone is enough of a reason to avoid the place with a ten-foot pole.

:shrug:
by Nilasarasvati
Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:16 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Yes or No ...
Replies: 1023
Views: 117035

Re: Yes or No ...

Yes and it made me feel like my brains were liquefied.

Are you currently displeased with the President of the United States?

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