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by Crazywisdom
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The siddhi of winning wars
Replies: 76
Views: 3423

Re: The siddhi of winning wars

I think the Drikung view is the tantras give these abilities but not the authority to use them.
by Crazywisdom
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: DJKR on Rigpa Scandal
Replies: 4
Views: 731

DJKR on Rigpa Scandal

by Crazywisdom
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How genetics is settling the Aryan migration debate
Replies: 40
Views: 2436

Re: How genetics is settling the Aryan migration debate

Part Indo-Iranian, you mean. It seems that the migration to India was not an "invasion," but a piecemeal migration by single men over some number of centuries. I imagine, given patrilineal inheritance in the Proto Indo-European community in general, these were young men whose older brothers stood i...
by Crazywisdom
Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How genetics is settling the Aryan migration debate
Replies: 40
Views: 2436

Re: How genetics is settling the Aryan migration debate

We are Punjabis are Aryans. Part Indo-Iranian, you mean. It seems that the migration to India was not an "invasion," but a piecemeal migration by single men over some number of centuries. I imagine, given patrilineal inheritance in the Proto Indo-European community in general, these were young men ...
by Crazywisdom
Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How genetics is settling the Aryan migration debate
Replies: 40
Views: 2436

Re: How genetics is settling the Aryan migration debate

The thorniest, most fought-over question in Indian history is slowly but surely getting answered: did Indo-European language speakers, who called themselves Aryans, stream into India sometime around 2,000 BC – 1,500 BC when the Indus Valley civilisation came to an end, bringing with them Sanskrit a...
by Crazywisdom
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Trumpification of Dharmawheel
Replies: 10
Views: 883

The Trumpification of Dharmawheel

Authorititarian censorship of speech results in the dumbing down, the stupification and degradation of humanity, democratic ethics and everything good in the world. Dharmawheel is run by such authoritarian hacks that can only be described today as Trump-esque. Of course they predate Trump and his gr...
by Crazywisdom
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: original buddhism
Replies: 319
Views: 20627

Re: original buddhism

David N. Snyder wrote:
Crazywisdom wrote: te perdono
Te perdono tambien. :tongue:
Hahah
by Crazywisdom
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: 3 year retreat vs Daily life practice
Replies: 52
Views: 4365

Re: 3 year retreat vs Daily life practice

3 yrs is a big commitment. Might take this me to be sure you found a lineage you really believe in and give some time in case you get older and change your mind.
by Crazywisdom
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: original buddhism
Replies: 319
Views: 20627

Re: original buddhism

David N. Snyder wrote:
Crazywisdom wrote: So you should be saying Latino by now, gringo de mierda.
:shock: Okay! Mucho calor aquí. :tongue:

:focus:
te perdono
by Crazywisdom
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: original buddhism
Replies: 319
Views: 20627

Re: original buddhism

Sorry, we speak Portuguese, not Spanish! Yes, of course I know that. :lol: Here in Las Vegas, we all speak Spanglish, a mixture of Spanish and English, so I sometimes write in Spanglish (even when speaking to Gringos). (Las Vegas is about 35% Hispanic, nearly everyone is bilingual.) So you should b...
by Crazywisdom
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: original buddhism
Replies: 319
Views: 20627

Re: original buddhism

I think you missed lessons on both Tibetan and Japanese Buddhism history lessons my friend! Not at all, mi amigo. As I mentioned, no 'major wars' as of course there were some skirmishes and lots of sectarian fighting, but nothing on the level of the Inquisition, Crusades, Islamic conquests, etc. Al...
by Crazywisdom
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: original buddhism
Replies: 319
Views: 20627

Re: original buddhism

And as said above, Malcolm is an Acharya, or a specialist not only in TB, but also general Mahayana or Vajrayana. He has the authority to speak for himself! The Dogma of the Buddhist Master’s Infallibility: A Reappraisal of “Buddhist Modernism” What is, in fact, undeniably “modern” in the case of b...
by Crazywisdom
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: original buddhism
Replies: 319
Views: 20627

Re: original buddhism

some common conceptions of religions just basically don't want to feel suffering and, instead, they want to feel a 'good' state instead. Buddhism is no different here. Buddhists wish to cease suffering. The absence of suffering is "feeling a good state." After all, the Buddha has only pleasant sens...
by Crazywisdom
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: original buddhism
Replies: 319
Views: 20627

Re: original buddhism

Forgive me for butting in friends. Malcolm could you clarify something for me? I see you mention emptiness free from extremes, not just emptiness of the individual. So does that mean for you, Hinayana, not having such a doctrine of emptiness free of extremes (according to most), does not have this ...
by Crazywisdom
Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Kalacakra Root Tantra
Replies: 6
Views: 948

Re: Kalacakra Root Tantra

Nice find. I would amend his translation of the cited verse as follows however: sems can sems nyid ‘od gsal zhing | gdod nas skye ‘gag gnas bral te | thog ma med pa’i sngon rol nas | dang po mchog gi sangs rgyas te | rgyu med rkyen gyis ma bslad pa | The mind essence of sentient beings is luminosit...
by Crazywisdom
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dilgo Khyentse on mushrooms
Replies: 16
Views: 1360

Re: Dilgo Khyentse on mushrooms

My first experience with mushrooms and Tibetan Buddhism was when I ate some shrooms with the Gyuto monks Yamantaja hymn playing on my stereo. And dang that was a serious visionary experience. I gotta be honest it has guided what I teachings I've decided to follow. .
by Crazywisdom
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Kalacakra Root Tantra
Replies: 6
Views: 948

Re: Kalacakra Root Tantra

Another section of the mulatantra has been traced; see the July 9 blog entry: http://prajnaquest.fr/blog/ Nice find. I would amend his translation of the cited verse as follows however: sems can sems nyid ‘od gsal zhing | gdod nas skye ‘gag gnas bral te | thog ma med pa’i sngon rol nas | dang po mc...
by Crazywisdom
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: original buddhism
Replies: 319
Views: 20627

Re: original buddhism

Since you like text critical methodology you might want to reconsider this point of view. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhammacakkappavattana_Sutta Some of the scholars suggest that they may not have been part of the first sermon and "are a matter of ongoing discussion and research.[12][13][14][1...
by Crazywisdom
Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: original buddhism
Replies: 319
Views: 20627

Re: original buddhism

This is what I think renunciation means: It is actively engaging oneself to be free from the cycle of existence and can only attained when one has complete freedom of action where one is not driven by any internal delusion or external illusion. This is where the 4NT is important as a starting point...
by Crazywisdom
Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: original buddhism
Replies: 319
Views: 20627

Re: original buddhism

Grigoris wrote:
Crazywisdom wrote:I'm almost pretty sure the Kalachakra was taught like the last year of Buddha's life. So he got wiser with age.
He became more enlightened with the passage of time?
He gave more enlightened teachings

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