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by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 350
Views: 12379

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

TharpaChodron wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:07 am
The Clash did it well.
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by treehuggingoctopus
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 350
Views: 12379

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

I have arrived at the conclusion that poor Martin is no different from Jean-Jacques in this respect. "Poor" Martin? Seriously? Yeah, let's get back to topic... Well, I had not thought the word "poor" would be controversial, but if you deem it so, have a look here: https://www.thefreedictionary.com/...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 350
Views: 12379

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

That's all cool and I don't excuse Wagner's anti-Semitism, Heidegger's Nazism and Adams' defense of Trump. But that doesn't stop me from giving them credit where credit is due. That's back to the issue of man as a monolith. 'Coz it's not. I generally agree with you, if a philosophical work or a pie...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 350
Views: 12379

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

That's all cool and I don't excuse Wagner's anti-Semitism, Heidegger's Nazism and Adams' defense of Trump. But that doesn't stop me from giving them credit where credit is due. That's back to the issue of man as a monolith. 'Coz it's not. :good: Says a fan of Heidegger, who at a time did support th...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: L ron gardner
Replies: 29
Views: 2006

Re: L ron gardner

The poor sod is an Ayn Rand fan, too. As if the nonsense he spouts on Dzogchen were not enough...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 350
Views: 12379

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

I've read a report that actually there were quite a few people on the compound who had guns, I think even some of the musicians. But they were of absolutely no use to them, because they didn't even know where the attacker was, secondly from that distance they could not have had a clear shot at him ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Invocations for Harmony
Replies: 10
Views: 910

Re: Invocations for Harmony

DGA wrote:I don't want harmony.

I pray for the extinguishing of ignorance, hatred, and greed. With that, all can live harmoniously.

I do not wish to make peace with the ignorance, hatred, and greed that runs the world.
A lovely post.
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Middle Eastern & African refugees on Lesbos
Replies: 39
Views: 1387

Re: Middle Eastern & African refugees on Lesbos

get back to me in 10 years and lets see how the assimilation is going...seems to be going so well in the UK, France, Germany and Sweden If assimilation is not going so well it is because there is little attempt to assimilate refugees and immigrants, thank goodness. What is needed is not assimilatio...
by treehuggingoctopus
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Middle Eastern & African refugees on Lesbos
Replies: 39
Views: 1387

Re: Middle Eastern & African refugees on Lesbos

Illegal Immigration has to stop. No it doesn't. Western powers meddling in other countries affairs has to stop. People from active warzones should be granted asylum and go back after the conflicts are relatively pacified, You have no idea what asylum entails and what are the criteria for receiving ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra
Replies: 344
Views: 15322

Re: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra

The point I am not certain about (but have neither proof nor disproof) is the idea that tantric practitioners at the height of Buddhist tantric movement in India actually made any difference at all whether they were practicing "Buddhism" or "anything else". One must keep in mind that at that time t...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Myanmar Rohingya Persecution: Consolidated Thread
Replies: 99
Views: 2795

Re: Aung San Suu Kyi denies ethnic cleansing

"Myanmar’s military has been accused of planting landmines in the path of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in western Rakhine state, with Amnesty International reporting that two people were wounded on Sunday." The rest here: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/10/myanmar-accused-of-planting...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5149
Views: 438728

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

It doesn't seem like there is a center in kathmandu. Are there Dzogchen community folks in kathmandu? Perhaps to take DI together or share books or give guidance etc. Please PM if you want to help or connect. It is very likely that there are Rinpoche's students there. Have you considered using Norb...
by treehuggingoctopus
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: ChNN on Jesus?
Replies: 527
Views: 18727

Re: ChNN on Jesus?

It is all true.
by treehuggingoctopus
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: ChNN on Jesus?
Replies: 527
Views: 18727

Re: ChNN on Jesus?

ChNN is not Buddhist canon. No Buddha is. You can entirely disregard what Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche says if he is not your teacher -- and even if he is, you obviously can disagree with him. PS In general it is doubtful that NNR said that. It is not. He has made such statements more than once (...
by treehuggingoctopus
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: ChNN on Jesus?
Replies: 527
Views: 18727

Re: ChNN on Jesus?

ChNN is not Buddhist canon. No Buddha is. You can entirely disregard what Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche says if he is not your teacher -- and even if he is, you obviously can disagree with him. PS In general it is doubtful that NNR said that. It is not. He has made such statements more than once (...
by treehuggingoctopus
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: ChNN on Jesus?
Replies: 527
Views: 18727

Re: ChNN on Jesus?

Via Dzogchungpa's signature: Through Dzogchen we can really understand what God is and we don’t have to worry if there is a God or not. God always exists as our real nature, the base, for everybody. Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Well, either he is disingenuous, ill informed, or open minded. Given how open ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: ChNN on Jesus?
Replies: 527
Views: 18727

Re: ChNN on Jesus?

You seem to support him and yet also acknowledge that what he's about is getting under the skin of others and then using their discomfort to do more of the same I think that if one does not take oneself too seriously, being an object of Dzogchungpa's pranks is really quite bearable. It can even be ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: ChNN on Jesus?
Replies: 527
Views: 18727

Re: ChNN on Jesus?

And yes, bickering about ChNN's statements or out of context opinions online most definitely effects his health. Well, his opinion here was provided with the context it was expressed in. As far as bickering goes: Dzogchungpa is an acquired taste which many people will never acquire -- and not acqui...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: ChNN on Jesus?
Replies: 527
Views: 18727

Re: ChNN on Jesus?

And yes, bickering about ChNN's statements or out of context opinions online most definitely effects his health. Well, his opinion here was provided with the context it was expressed in. As far as bickering goes: Dzogchungpa is an acquired taste which many people will never acquire -- and not acqui...