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by Quay
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Donating one's organs at death
Replies: 87
Views: 8258

Re: Donating one's organs at death

So, I heard back from ChNN Rinpoche about donating my organs at death. I told him, "Giving away my organs to those in need when I die is something I'm strongly attracted to, but since death is an important opportunity for a Dzogchen practitioner, would this disturbance of the body be a mistake?" He...
by Quay
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Woman?
Replies: 71
Views: 5902

Re: What is a Woman?

For those interested in intersex and third gender issues, here is a long and thougtfully detailed article from Human Rights Watch that goes into some detail about changing medical opinions, paradigms, and the state of things today. https://www.hrw.org/report/2017/10/26/changing-paradigm/us-medical-p...
by Quay
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayers for Grigoris's Brother
Replies: 28
Views: 4374

Re: Prayers for Grigoris's Brother

:heart:
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by Quay
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Woman?
Replies: 71
Views: 5902

Re: What is a Woman?

Just to clear up some common misconceptions and ones still fostered on people by uninformed medical communities: [*]There are two biological genders... No, there are three, the third being intersex, which can occur in any of the six known human chromosomal combinations, those being XO, XX, XXX, XY, ...
by Quay
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?
Replies: 156
Views: 8882

Re: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?

... We are here to discuss Buddhadharma, and part of that discussion involves why Buddhadharma is unique and why it alone offers ultimate freedom. I sometimes show those who show interest a picture of the Wheel of Life as represented in Tibetan iconography and thangkas. I usually then explain of al...
by Quay
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?
Replies: 156
Views: 8882

Re: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?

Tiago Simões wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:36 pm
Wayfarer wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:20 pm
But that’s not the reason. It’s because we all have to get along in a pluralistic world.
We can all respect each other while still maintaining our separate views. Besides a little friction is always fun.
Yes. And definitely yes.
by Quay
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Woman?
Replies: 71
Views: 5902

Re: What is a Woman?

Mantrik wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:20 pm
I'm waiting until the entire plumbing industry is told it may no longer talk about male and female connections or unions, as it may cause offence to valves. ;)
:roll:

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by Quay
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Woman?
Replies: 71
Views: 5902

Re: What is a Woman?

I'm thankful to KathyLauren and justsit for patiently enduring some of the comments that have been made in this and other threads on the topic of gender, and contributing thoughtfully and knowledgeably. Gratitude. It's worth it to me to risk ridicule and disdain in order to try to help others under...
by Quay
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Woman?
Replies: 71
Views: 5902

Re: What is a Woman?

Parenthetical note, yet related: as of this posting there are 35 replies to What is a Woman and 119 to What is a Man? :)

And so it goes, as always.
by Quay
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Man?
Replies: 121
Views: 7368

Re: What is a Man?

...3) How different is gender dysphoria ultimately from otherkin, people who identify as dragons, vampires or aliens.... Having problems with the gender you were born with and wanting to change your gender is a rather completely different thing from wanting to change your species. The former is pos...
by Quay
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Man?
Replies: 121
Views: 7368

Re: What is a Man?

This is Violet Chachki. He may be more man than most here and more woman than any will ever see or get.

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by Quay
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings
Replies: 89
Views: 6368

Re: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings

I asked earlier about which pagan deities were being talked about and no one seems to have answered. I asked because if you're a practicing Buddhist and accept the Six Realms as described and depicted in things like the Wheel of Life images, it makes a difference. Some of these gods seem to be part ...
by Quay
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Four Dharma Seals
Replies: 87
Views: 7729

Re: Four Dharma Seals

... There are all kinds of received ideas we do not question. No kidding! Or as it is put today, #Truth. And in the context of the thread I try to keep in mind the many versions of the last reported words of Shakyamuni Buddha. To me they all say that in the end everyone has to figure it out for you...
by Quay
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Four Dharma Seals
Replies: 87
Views: 7729

Re: Four Dharma Seals

Thank you for the explanation of where the word seals came from in this context. I had no idea came through such a long journey through several languages. Constraint does seem to be a much better word. I have to think about this for a bit myself.
by Quay
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 484
Views: 39901

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

...For example, Greg, who believes the Dharma is some timeless principle, like Plato's forms.... Is this in anyway related to what I understand to be a Hinayana view on matter and substance, that it reduces ultimately to "partless particles"? In any case, there are in addition to the Sutras already...
by Quay
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 484
Views: 39901

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

...Long ago I was a Christian. The same year I left that tradition I got into a conversation with someone “down the pub” from Africa. He said something to the effect, that if neither Europe nor America was interested in “Western Culture” any more, the Africans would have it. And in fact, they’d imp...
by Quay
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Without Buddha I Could Not Be a Christian
Replies: 15
Views: 3171

Re: Without Buddha I Could Not Be a Christian

It seems Thomas Merton covered a lot of the same ground, but was at the point where he found both paths not to be congruent.
by Quay
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question about removing christian/etc. baptism
Replies: 66
Views: 5673

Re: Question about removing christian/etc. baptism

javier.espinoza.t wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:35 am
...thus, baptism is not of my interest and i received it without discrimination nor consent. I was, litterally, offered.
Then simply take the Anabaptist position which basically says since you did not experience it with conscious awareness and did not consent then it never happened.
by Quay
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: USA CLOSED FOR BUSINESS
Replies: 22
Views: 1284

Re: USA CLOSED FOR BUSINESS

I understand from our UK media that the USA currently has no Government. Ahem...that is not exactly true. The Government has not authorized spending, and some people will get furloughs if the "shutdown" goes on beyond this weekend. But a government shutdown is always quite temporary, and is mostly ...
by Quay
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question about removing christian/etc. baptism
Replies: 66
Views: 5673

Re: Question about removing christian/etc. baptism

Yes there are quite a number of ways/rituals to do this. After all what is done can be undone. Though as others have already pointed out, going for refuge has a strikingly good karmic consequence especially since Christian rituals are worldly and simply more of the Wheel while refuge opens the door ...

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