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by Blue Garuda
Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:49 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Song of Vajra
Replies: 88
Views: 11913

Re: The Song of Vajra

Pero wrote:
Blue Garuda wrote:Anyone know when the SOV was first taught to humans?
I imagine when the Union Of Sun And Moon tantra was first transmitted.
I was sort of hoping for a stab at which century or even decade when it was first spoken of or written down by a human. :)
by Blue Garuda
Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Song of Vajra
Replies: 88
Views: 11913

Re: The Song of Vajra

Anyone know when the SOV was first taught to humans?
by Blue Garuda
Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Animal sacrifice cancelled.
Replies: 3
Views: 1122

Re: Animal sacrifice cancelled.

Hopefully views are shifting - Kali Ma is celebrated as part of the eternal cycle of destruction and creation - a necessary and benevolent deity who is being seen more and more as a mother deity for propitiation with offerings which are not in the form of animal sacrifice. That's what I observed in ...
by Blue Garuda
Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:03 am
Forum: Chod
Topic: KANGLING
Replies: 24
Views: 7679

Re: KANGLING

Hi BG, This type of Kangling isn't usually used for Chod. It's usually part of a set of 2 used in Pujas. Played along with Gyalings and Radongs etc The Chod Kangling is the thigh bone one, also made sometimes of resin or wood. My friends site, Garuda trading, has some really nice wood ones from Bhu...
by Blue Garuda
Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: KANGLING
Replies: 24
Views: 7679

KANGLING

I now have a kangling (thigh bone trumpet). This one is copper and bronze, and looks quite old. Again, I was drawn to a street market and it found me, as my melong had found me in the past, but from a very different source. :) I know they sometimes come in pairs, but this one looked lonely so I boug...
by Blue Garuda
Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:40 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: My posts don't post--what am I doing wrong?
Replies: 10
Views: 1553

Re: My posts don't post--what am I doing wrong?

One thing that happens often is that you hit submit and assume that is the end of the process. It isn't. If someone else posts while you are writing, the system notifies you that this has happened, suggests that you might want to read the new posts before submitting and asks if you still wish to su...
by Blue Garuda
Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How to disrupt any Buddhist conversation:
Replies: 50
Views: 6424

Re: How to disrupt any Buddhist conversation:

BTW the real story behind the cat picture is weirder than you can imagine. Field biologists working for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation were doing a population census last fall when a mishap occurred. A biologist forgot to warm his hands before determining the sex of an elk, which as it turned ou...
by Blue Garuda
Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5453
Views: 464258

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

:thanks: I seem to remember mention of mirror divination specifically though. Anyway, maybe the timing will be planned to be combined with a future retreat specifically on this topic. Isn't mirror divination 'Ta' or 'Da? Is 'Mo' the generic term for all divination or a specific type? Wiki has it as...
by Blue Garuda
Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Song of Vajra
Replies: 88
Views: 11913

Re: The Song of Vajra

Adriano Clemente taught very precisely how to sing it in 2010, it was webcasted. I think we never really sing it like that. But then that way was more related to the vajra dance, where everything has to be more precise. Below is the fast version from that webcast (you can go faster still). http://w...
by Blue Garuda
Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Song of Vajra
Replies: 88
Views: 11913

Re: The Song of Vajra

As for taking the SOV and creating a different presentation- not for me. We have a choice - stick with the version our Guru teaches, embrace the adaptations, or possibly embrace both. However, what popped straight into my mind was that if ChNNR saw a change as an improvement, he would teach it in a...
by Blue Garuda
Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Song of Vajra
Replies: 88
Views: 11913

Re: The Song of Vajra

Thankfully not my impression in the UK - plenty of young and enthusiastic practitioners. Financial barriers are there for all of us. Unemployment is high, debt is high, pensions have been raided - everyone is feeling the pinch. How fortunate to have a teacher who selflessly gives his time travelling...
by Blue Garuda
Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Postive about Soka Gakkai?
Replies: 45
Views: 8494

Re: Postive about Soka Gakkai?

I don't like sectarian divisions at all. I'm interested in Buddha Dharma without adjectives. Fail. LOL :) Depending on which is the noun, both Buddha and Dharma could be adjectives describing the other. So make your choice - which one do you drop. ;) Actually, no need as you could treat the two wor...
by Blue Garuda
Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5453
Views: 464258

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

:thanks: I seem to remember mention of mirror divination specifically though. Anyway, maybe the timing will be planned to be combined with a future retreat specifically on this topic. Isn't mirror divination 'Ta' or 'Da? Is 'Mo' the generic term for all divination or a specific type? Wiki has it as...
by Blue Garuda
Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:45 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Postive about Soka Gakkai?
Replies: 45
Views: 8494

Re: Postive about Soka Gakkai?

Interesting. I actually posited three options : NONE, SOME or ALL controversial groups to be specified in the ToS. My preference is for there not to be any restriction and deal instead with any bad behaviour, as they do on other forums. So SGI would either be assessed by the Admins and Mods as part ...
by Blue Garuda
Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Postive about Soka Gakkai?
Replies: 45
Views: 8494

Re: Postive about Soka Gakkai?

As some people consider this a cult, it makes me wonder at the Dharma Wheel Terms of Service which have a heading relating to Controversial Groups and then can only agree on Vajrayana and then only one named group - I think it should be clarified in ToS that discussion of ALL controversial groups is...
by Blue Garuda
Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Bonzhik Khyungnak the first Tibetan Tulku
Replies: 12
Views: 2396

Re: Bonzhik Khyungnak the first Tibetan Tulku

It may be useful to contextualise that every Buddhist tradition relies upon written records composed hundreds of years after the people and events existed. The question is not even whose memory or visions or dreams you believe to be true, but who teaches practices which work, and as a secondary supp...
by Blue Garuda
Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How to disrupt any Buddhist conversation:
Replies: 50
Views: 6424

Re: How to disrupt any Buddhist conversation:

At this point insert:

''I know it's wrong but I REALLY fancy the Borg Queen, even if that duality is contra to the collective non-duality..'

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by Blue Garuda
Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How to disrupt any Buddhist conversation:
Replies: 50
Views: 6424

Re: How to disrupt any Buddhist conversation:

This is all well and good, Watermelons, cats, and yogic drowning, but who's going to get my son a job, that's what I wanna know? :tongue: Dad. ;) I'm advising my girls to look at the potential in India, or of working with clients based in India. I hear they have vacancies in the 'Drowning Cats in W...
by Blue Garuda
Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How to disrupt any Buddhist conversation:
Replies: 50
Views: 6424

Re: How to disrupt any Buddhist conversation:

Just post a series of random statements with pretend links: In the middle of a discussion on rebirth, chuck em in at random: Anyone like Knitting Patterns ? I read that Buddhism is about Elk Sexing ........ How does a beginner learn Yogic Drowning ? PM me on if a lotus lives in muck and I eat it, is...
by Blue Garuda
Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: World must go vege.
Replies: 40
Views: 4285

Re: World must go vege.

A cure for the UK's headlice epidemic! Groom your children and pets and eat their lice and fleas! Seriously, though, for Westerners there is no need to eat any being, alive or dead. The two meat-eaters' defences - that a vegetarian diet is harmfully deficient and we were born as omnivores - are cont...