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by treehuggingoctopus
Fri May 18, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Europe near the end?
Replies: 15
Views: 904

Re: Europe near the end?

Greece might yet prove to be the beginning of a beautiful spring
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri May 18, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Buddhism
Replies: 1454
Views: 113201

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

Actually one wonderful thing about ChNN is that he never says we should agree with him or adopt his views. He is not asking that we agree with what he is saying. We just connect with what he says depending on whether it is meaningful for us or not. People who think that we should throw out our own ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri May 18, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Buddhism
Replies: 1454
Views: 113201

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

People just happen to change their views, you know. I still wonder how come Malcolm's posts in this thread are seen as controversial by other students of ChNNR's. That's what Rinpoche has been saying all along, in open-access books as well as in restricted publications - and that's what every SMS t...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri May 18, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Buddhism
Replies: 1454
Views: 113201

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

People just happen to change their views, you know. I still wonder how come Malcolm's posts in this thread are seen as controversial by other students of ChNNR's. That's what Rinpoche has been saying all along, in open-access books as well as in restricted publications - and that's what every SMS te...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri May 18, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Buddhism
Replies: 1454
Views: 113201

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

A deliciously funny thing about this thread is that those who are now opposing Malcolm most vehemently are relying to a great extent on the arguments he himself used years ago - and has abandoned by now and exposed as wanting. 27 pages of Malcolm being attacked by people who do little but raise Mal...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri May 18, 2012 8:24 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Buddhism
Replies: 1454
Views: 113201

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

A deliciously funny thing about this thread is that those who are now opposing Malcolm most vehemently are relying to a great extent on the arguments he himself used years ago - and has abandoned by now and exposed as wanting. 27 pages of Malcolm being attacked by people who do little but raise Malc...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu May 17, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Buddhism
Replies: 1454
Views: 113201

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

What could you possibly want to know? M Honestly, it is none of my business. That said, your development on the forum is very interesting. I just wonder whether your insights are the result of any special "experiences" or something else. Maybe you reached third vision and came to your new realizati...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu May 17, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Buddhism
Replies: 1454
Views: 113201

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

To make clear the main points as I stated them: 1) Dzogchen is a teaching for all of humanity, not just Buddhists or Bonpos 2) Dzogchen is an independent path, not dependent on sutra or tantra 3) All methods from any tradition or yāna can be utilized by a Dzogchen practitoner according to their und...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu May 17, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Buddhism
Replies: 1454
Views: 113201

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

To make clear the main points as I stated them: 1) Dzogchen is a teaching for all of humanity, not just Buddhists or Bonpos 2) Dzogchen is an independent path, not dependent on sutra or tantra 3) All methods from any tradition or yāna can be utilized by a Dzogchen practitoner according to their und...
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue May 15, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Buddhism
Replies: 1454
Views: 113201

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

Dzogchen is the heart of all paths, whether of samsara or nirvana, and is the truth that everyone is trying to discover. What is Dzogchen? We all know the answer to that question -- it is our real condition. A stunning post, clearly straight from the heart! :bow: You may well surprise yourself yet ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue May 15, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Buddhism
Replies: 1454
Views: 113201

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

[ Dzogchen, or rather the Dzogchenpa, is a part of Buddhism as long as you use the Buddhist methods, even if it is "only" Anuyoga. /magnus Since the first vehicle, according to the sgra thal gyur, is the vehicle of gods and men, are you stating that when a Dzogchenpa uses the methods of vehicles of...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri May 11, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: recent Jogye controversy
Replies: 22
Views: 3757

Re: recent Jogye controversy

Ah, the joys of monasticism :)
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri May 11, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: recent Jogye controversy
Replies: 22
Views: 3757

recent Jogye controversy

The leader of South Korea's biggest Buddhist order has apologised after monks were filmed apparently gambling illegally. Six leaders of the Jogye order offered to resign on Thursday after the secretly-filmed footage emerged. Film apparently showing monks playing poker at a luxury hotel, some smokin...
by treehuggingoctopus
Wed May 09, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Democracy in the country that gave birth to democracy
Replies: 429
Views: 34582

Re: Democracy in the country that gave birth to democracy

@GK and Sonam: Actually, my objection to calling Stalinist Communism left-wing had nothing to do with the X-Y chart (which I'm not fond of at all). It was much simpler: Stalinism (or, for that matter, Maoism - or Leninism, or even Trotskyism) is by definition totalitarian and technocratic - and neit...
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue May 08, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Democracy in the country that gave birth to democracy
Replies: 429
Views: 34582

Re: Democracy in the country that gave birth to democracy

Depending on whose definition of 'left' you choose to rely on. From where I'm standing, Stalinism isn't left-wing. Never was, never will be. You'd be surprised how many people consider Stalinism left-wing (I'm not one of them). The Greek Communist Party are socialist and nationalist, is that better...
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue May 08, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Democracy in the country that gave birth to democracy
Replies: 429
Views: 34582

Re: Democracy in the country that gave birth to democracy

gregkavarnos wrote:PPS The Communist Party of Greece, is a Stalinist party, that makes them leftists AND nationalists.
Depending on whose definition of 'left' you choose to rely on. From where I'm standing, Stalinism isn't left-wing. Never was, never will be.
by treehuggingoctopus
Mon May 07, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Democracy in the country that gave birth to democracy
Replies: 429
Views: 34582

Re: Democracy in the country that gave birth to democracy

kirtu wrote:Greg - I can't find a tabular breakdown on the voting results (haven't looked in the German press yet though) - do you have a link to a tabular view of the election results by party
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by treehuggingoctopus
Mon May 07, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Democracy in the country that gave birth to democracy
Replies: 429
Views: 34582

Re: Democracy in the country that gave birth to democracy

gregkavarnos wrote:Capitalism has fragmented us and made us lose our sense of collective identity. We cannot envisage something better for all of us, an ideal worth sacrificing ourselves for.
A belated comment: you've hit a nail on the head here, GK.
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri May 04, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: An interesting academic analysis of Diamond Way
Replies: 159
Views: 26043

Re: An interesting academic analysis of Diamond Way

One more clarification: 1. ONR. These are the guys who wanted to join in with the fun, but were rejected by Wojcik (the article's past tense is inaccurate, ONR got resurrected in 1993): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Radical_Camp" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; 2. MW. These are...

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