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by Mkoll
Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2726
Views: 252353

Re: Music time

As long as we're doing drum and bass, here's my offering.

Sub Focus - Join the Dots

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by Mkoll
Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta
Replies: 538
Views: 56783

Re: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta

nowawakening wrote:I have a sneaking sense that hat is radiating from both is fundamentally the same Truth/Being/Pregnant Emptiness etc etc etc.
It must be quite the hat.

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by Mkoll
Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2726
Views: 252353

Re: Music time

Most of the soundtrack is good.

Danny Baranowsky - Tombtorial (from Crypt of the Necrodancer OST)

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by Mkoll
Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2726
Views: 252353

Re: Music time

I usually don't like vocals in my house, excepting the classics of course, but David Byrne is just great here. And so is the video: who hasn't felt like that guy before?

X-Press 2 Ft. David Byrne - Lazy

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by Mkoll
Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Human pig chimera
Replies: 13
Views: 1534

Re: Human pig chimera

Animal-human hybrids, world domination, discrimination, the fight for rights, dystopian themes. Would make a good sci fi movie. Or an interesting potential future. More and more unrealistic possibilities are becoming realistically possible.

:alien:
by Mkoll
Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2726
Views: 252353

Re: Music time

Qattara - The Truth (Qattara's Coufsat Mix)

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by Mkoll
Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Failing at meditation
Replies: 18
Views: 4264

Re: Failing at meditation

Hi Ninelions, I agree with what others have said about the importance of posture. Try not using the bed. Either sit on the floor, on cushions (e.g. zabu + zabuton), or on a chair. Unless you're medically unable to of course. Sorry about your chest pain. If you've ruled out physical causes for it, th...
by Mkoll
Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is Ignorance (avidya)?
Replies: 21
Views: 2030

Re: What is Ignorance (avidya)?

In the Theravada, one works on letting the effects of past actions arise and dissolve until they are exhausted. Hmmm, I wouldn't put it that way as putting it that way makes it sound like a path of passivity or non-action. This is not the case. Certain wholesome qualities must be developed and cert...
by Mkoll
Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump is a Russian Puppet hahahahaha
Replies: 109
Views: 14263

Re: Trump is a Russian Puppet hahahahaha

What does it mean for Trump to be a Russian puppet, in practice? What are the potential consequences of this? Where does this lead? this piece in Politico, which I overlooked when it was published, gives some important context and helps address some of these questions, particularly in light of Trum...
by Mkoll
Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: Drug Addiction
Replies: 72
Views: 11512

Re: Drug Addiction

You know, I get how this conversation can turn contentious. On the one hand, I get where Greg is coming from, I just had a friend pass away due to complications years of Heroin abuse, have a uncle who went the same direction and OD'ed. In fact, I've had people's addictions touch me very closely thr...
by Mkoll
Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump is a Russian Puppet hahahahaha
Replies: 109
Views: 14263

Re: Trump is a Russian Puppet hahahahaha

Malcolm wrote:
Queequeg wrote: but once the fundamental agreement on reality and rules of civil engagement are lost, further intercourse becomes incredibly difficult.

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That is gone. Time for New England to secede from the Union.
Also, the West Coast: CA, OR, WA. Sorry everybody else, you're on your own.

:tongue:
by Mkoll
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 34580

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

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by Mkoll
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Surangama Sutra as an anti-Dzogchen intervention
Replies: 108
Views: 9366

Re: Surangama Sutra as an anti-Dzogchen intervention

Given the other possible groups that could have been doing the practice described in the sutra, it seems premature to say it is anti-Dzogchen. I think you need to bring forth a lot more evidence from the sutra that you think exhibits anti-Dzogchen sentiment before you can reasonably suggest that con...
by Mkoll
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Adultery and Being a Buddhist
Replies: 134
Views: 22451

Re: Adultery and Being a Buddhist

How did this problem come about? Gee. Things just happen sometimes, you know? Many things happen that one has no control over. Adultery is not one of them. ChrisK didn't have control of the feelings and thoughts of lust and attraction to this other woman that arose when he met her/got to know her. ...
by Mkoll
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Julian Assange
Replies: 51
Views: 4670

Re: Julian Assange

Indeed, Norwegian. From the reddit AMA, the top comment to Assange (links to sources in comment on reddit): People frequently group you together with Edward Snowden because you've both released classified American documents. But your motivations and philospophies couldn't be more different. Snowden ...
by Mkoll
Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and the Two Truths Doctrine
Replies: 51
Views: 6072

Re: Dzogchen and the Two Truths Doctrine

srivijaya wrote:historical Buddha
Them's fightin' words on this DW, friend. Tread carefully.

;)
by Mkoll
Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dharmata teachings.
Replies: 153
Views: 39433

Re: Dharmata teachings.

He's gone native in Marin County. Actually, AT is based in Pt. Richmond and I believe he lives in Kensington. I wasn't trying to say that that video is somehow a Dzogchen teaching, and in fact I didn't really listen to it very carefully. It's just that this is the de facto AT thread and I like to k...
by Mkoll
Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Mahayana origins and provenance of Mayahana sutras
Replies: 40
Views: 6653

Re: Mahayana origins and provenance of Mayahana sutras

But the response to 'recite the Sutra' does have real precedents in the tradition itself. For instance, the pre-amble to the Diamond Sutra assures the reader/hearer that reciting and/or exposition of this sutra will give rise to immeasurable merit (more than all of the sands of the Ganges). Thanks,...
by Mkoll
Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I'm new here and would like to know more about Buddhism.
Replies: 11
Views: 1684

Re: I'm new here and would like to know more about Buddhism.

Wikipedia is a passable resource to learn the basic background IMO. There is just too much information to put into a forum reply.
by Mkoll
Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Mahayana origins and provenance of Mayahana sutras
Replies: 40
Views: 6653

Re: Mahayana origins and provenance of Mayahana sutras

@Coëmgenu - you should look into the Nag Hammadi codex. There's a lot of information available on it. The Gospel of Thomas is indeed a gnostic text, look up the book Beyond Belief by Elaine Pagels. She documents the early conflict between gnostic and 'johannine' readings of the bible. I wonder, wou...

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