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Look what I found in Kathmandu...

Postby Indrajala » Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:03 am

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Re: Look what I found in Kathmandu...

Postby KonchokZoepa » Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:50 am

im stupified.
If the thought of demons
Never rises in your mind,
You need not fear the demon hosts around you.
It is most important to tame your mind within....

In so far as the Ultimate, or the true nature of being is concerned,
there are neither buddhas or demons.
He who frees himself from fear and hope, evil and virtue,
will realize the insubstantial and groundless nature of confusion.
Samsara will then appear as the mahamudra itself….

-Milarepa

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Re: Look what I found in Kathmandu...

Postby Nemo » Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:00 am

At least it wasn't a gun store. Black Label you can offer to the Protectors.
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Re: Look what I found in Kathmandu...

Postby dzoki » Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:31 am

mmmm boooze...
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Re: Look what I found in Kathmandu...

Postby Kim O'Hara » Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:55 am

Ah, globalisation ...
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Re: Look what I found in Kathmandu...

Postby KonchokZoepa » Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:01 pm

these degenerate times....
If the thought of demons
Never rises in your mind,
You need not fear the demon hosts around you.
It is most important to tame your mind within....

In so far as the Ultimate, or the true nature of being is concerned,
there are neither buddhas or demons.
He who frees himself from fear and hope, evil and virtue,
will realize the insubstantial and groundless nature of confusion.
Samsara will then appear as the mahamudra itself….

-Milarepa

OMMANIPADMEHUNG

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls6P9tOYmdo
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Re: Look what I found in Kathmandu...

Postby Alfredo » Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:05 pm

It like, symbolizes nonduality or something.
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Re: Look what I found in Kathmandu...

Postby Malcolm » Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:15 pm

Nemo wrote:At least it wasn't a gun store. Black Label you can offer to the Protectors.


You can offer weapons to protectors too.
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Re: Look what I found in Kathmandu...

Postby KonchokZoepa » Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:42 pm

are you serious ? like guns or knives ? who would do that and why ?
If the thought of demons
Never rises in your mind,
You need not fear the demon hosts around you.
It is most important to tame your mind within....

In so far as the Ultimate, or the true nature of being is concerned,
there are neither buddhas or demons.
He who frees himself from fear and hope, evil and virtue,
will realize the insubstantial and groundless nature of confusion.
Samsara will then appear as the mahamudra itself….

-Milarepa

OMMANIPADMEHUNG

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls6P9tOYmdo
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Re: Look what I found in Kathmandu...

Postby Malcolm » Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:48 pm

KonchokZoepa wrote:are you serious ? like guns or knives ? who would do that and why ?


Yes.

Guns, knives, swords, canons, grenades, anything really that is capable of harm.

Who would do? Why all Tibetans. Why would they do it? Because Dharmapālas, like any army, need weapons.

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Re: Look what I found in Kathmandu...

Postby KonchokZoepa » Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:52 pm

interesting.
If the thought of demons
Never rises in your mind,
You need not fear the demon hosts around you.
It is most important to tame your mind within....

In so far as the Ultimate, or the true nature of being is concerned,
there are neither buddhas or demons.
He who frees himself from fear and hope, evil and virtue,
will realize the insubstantial and groundless nature of confusion.
Samsara will then appear as the mahamudra itself….

-Milarepa

OMMANIPADMEHUNG

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls6P9tOYmdo
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Re: Look what I found in Kathmandu...

Postby Malcolm » Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:01 pm

Indrajala wrote:Image



Nothing unusual about a shopkeeper in Katmandhu having a picture of HHDL.
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Re: Look what I found in Kathmandu...

Postby Poorbitch » Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:22 pm

Indrajala wrote:Image


shocking !!! No price labels under the bottles ! Only a priced man above :coffee:
bla bla bla
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Re: Look what I found in Kathmandu...

Postby KonchokZoepa » Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:34 pm

eheh, i get different reactions when i think from different angles. could be at least for the locals a good reminder to look at the dalai lama when lusting for booze and through the image of the dalai lama lift up theyre minds and decide not to buy. :juggling:
If the thought of demons
Never rises in your mind,
You need not fear the demon hosts around you.
It is most important to tame your mind within....

In so far as the Ultimate, or the true nature of being is concerned,
there are neither buddhas or demons.
He who frees himself from fear and hope, evil and virtue,
will realize the insubstantial and groundless nature of confusion.
Samsara will then appear as the mahamudra itself….

-Milarepa

OMMANIPADMEHUNG

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls6P9tOYmdo
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Re: Look what I found in Kathmandu...

Postby plwk » Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:46 pm

And the point is...
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Re: Look what I found in Kathmandu...

Postby seeker242 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 3:05 pm

So you found samsara? But isn't that everywhere already? :tongue: The HHDL poking his head into samsara is a good thing! :smile:
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Re: Look what I found in Kathmandu...

Postby Indrajala » Sun Oct 20, 2013 3:08 pm

I noticed most of the liquor shops around here have portraits of lineage heads.

I think it is funny.

People will drink their booze regardless of what Buddhism says.
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Re: Look what I found in Kathmandu...

Postby Poorbitch » Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:12 pm

plwk wrote:And the point is...

cheese ... with my bottle of wine , please ! :consoling:
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Re: Look what I found in Kathmandu...

Postby plwk » Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:46 pm

Well Ven Indrajala, I have seen portraits of the late Mother Teresa, sometimes sitting next to Hindu deities in Indian restaurants but I don't know enough to assume that the restaurant owners are necessarily Catholics.... I know of some who have HHDL's portrait but they're not Buddhists. People put up portraits of so and so for varied reasons and sometimes religion isn't the only one nor even its reason...
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Re: Look what I found in Kathmandu...

Postby plwk » Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:48 pm

And the point is...

cheese ... with my bottle of wine , please ! :consoling:
I like cheese with paratha and dhal or penne arrabiata... :mrgreen:
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