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by Grigoris
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Thoughts from a social philosopher
Replies: 17
Views: 1018

Re: Thoughts from a social philosopher

Johnny Dangerous wrote: Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:46 pm So, magically a bunch of ex-military conservatives were just pro-union enough to cover their own asses.
Ego-centered greed can sometimes be a wonderful motivator. :tongue:
by Grigoris
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Treasure Vase
Replies: 8
Views: 536

Re: Treasure Vase

Soma999 wrote: Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:03 pm There are specific practice for burying a treasure vase. If i recall well you can find one on scribd.
You need at least a reading transmission to practice a sadhana. You can't just go to Scribd or do a Google search and then go for it. Well, you can, but at best you would be wasting your time.
by Grigoris
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club
Topic: AKB, Ch. 1, V. 28: Space, consciousness, defining nature of the material dhatus
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: AKB, Ch. 1, V. 28: Space, consciousness, defining nature of the material dhatus

I am just going to jump in here and tell you that I am reading both the AKB and your posts.

Slowly, but surely. :smile:

Keep up the good work! :twothumbsup:
by Grigoris
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Treasure Vase
Replies: 8
Views: 536

Re: Treasure Vase

I just ordered an Earth treasure vase through Lama Kunga's center and I am planning on burying it in my front yard. I wanted to ask if there was any ritual or ceremony that should be done when I place the treasure vase in the Earth? Thank you You could do a sang first to pacify/purify the environme...
by Grigoris
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: (Yet another post on) Hair Empowerment
Replies: 2
Views: 289

Re: (Yet another post on) Hair Empowerment

Hello friends, i just wanted to know if every T'hroma Nagmo empowerment includes a hair empowerment. I've been looking forward to receive a TN empowerment and practice her sadhana, but i'm not sure if i would be able to keep that samaya, so it is probably better if i got that answer before taking s...
by Grigoris
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: is masturbation sexual misconduct?
Replies: 15
Views: 1561

Re: is masturbation sexual misconduct?

The Buddha never defined masturbation as sexual misconduct.
by Grigoris
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Are there realms where beings can remember their past life(s)?
Replies: 8
Views: 525

Re: Are there realms where beings can remember their past life(s)?

Let's say you can remember past lives (which you probably can) and that in your last life you were a cockroach (more than likely). If you became conscious of the experiences from your past life do you think you would be able to understand them? To make any sense of them? To able to say, this happene...
by Grigoris
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Wisdom Abounds
Replies: 34
Views: 4397

Re: Wisdom Abounds

Where Next Columbus? Anothers hope, anothers game, Anothers loss, anothers gain, Anothers lies, anothers truth, Anothers doubt, anothers proof. Anothers left, anothers right, Anothers peace, anothers fight, Anothers name, anothers aim, Anothers fall, anothers fame. Anothers pride, anothers shame, A...
by Grigoris
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayers for my father
Replies: 10
Views: 558

Re: Prayers for my father

avatamsaka3 wrote: Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:35 am
Would you pray for my father? A very disagreeable, combative and an aggressive person.
Anyone know practices for this?
Tonglen with Chenrezig as a support.
by Grigoris
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Thoughts from a social philosopher
Replies: 17
Views: 1018

Re: Thoughts from a social philosopher

His best known work is The True Believer - still in print since 1951, new Harper edition this year. From Hoffer's Preface: This book deals with some peculiarities common to all mass movements, be they religious movements, social revolutions or nationalist movements. It does not maintain that all mo...
by Grigoris
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Thoughts from a social philosopher
Replies: 17
Views: 1018

Re: Thoughts from a social philosopher

tingdzin wrote: Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:20 pm You spoiled the fun. Yes, Hoffer was amazing and needs to be resurrected.
A philosophical zombie?
by Grigoris
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The Veggie Enthusiast Corner
Replies: 45
Views: 2795

Re: The Veggie Enthusiast Corner

Thanks for all the helpful tips everyone. I will try the "stepping stone" approach and first try moving for to vegetarian with dairy/eggs. I already consume lots of nuts and that definitely helps (although admittedly with too much salt...) Will try slowly ramping up the legumes over the next few we...
by Grigoris
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The Veggie Enthusiast Corner
Replies: 45
Views: 2795

Re: The Veggie Enthusiast Corner

Johnny Dangerous wrote: Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:11 pmYeah, I have them about twice per week.
And nuts. If you are not allergic to them, peanuts are cheap and stacked with protein. Dry roasted ones are the best.

I go through about a pound a week.
by Grigoris
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The Veggie Enthusiast Corner
Replies: 45
Views: 2795

Re: The Veggie Enthusiast Corner

I haven't been able to ditch fish once a week, other than that I am doing ok with Rice and Beans, with occasional cheese. I'm surprised because I'm working out harder than I ever have (thanks boxing gym & coach), but seem to be muddling through ok. I do still notice that I begin to feel depleted ov...
by Grigoris
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The Veggie Enthusiast Corner
Replies: 45
Views: 2795

Re: The Veggie Enthusiast Corner

Interesting reading. I am trying to beat my own personal best marathon time and - from an ethical standpoint - have been interested in giving up meat for a while now. I tried this in January this year and my body went into meltdown and could barely run at all... From a purely physiological perspect...
by Grigoris
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Thoughts from a social philosopher
Replies: 17
Views: 1018

Re: Thoughts from a social philosopher

Eric Hoffer

Ain't Google grand?
by Grigoris
Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Non-attachment in Buddhism
Replies: 22
Views: 1042

Re: Non-attachment in Buddhism

My recommendation is you take a few steps back and focus on a deeper understanding of the Four Noble Truths.

If you do that, this issue will resolve itself.
by Grigoris
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Cockroaches
Replies: 9
Views: 671

Re: Cockroaches

avatamsaka3 wrote: Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:24 am Nest? Where would that be?
Normally in a damp, warm, dark space: under a kitchen sink, for example.
by Grigoris
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Question on a commentary of the Mahamudra Prayer
Replies: 12
Views: 1787

Re: Question on a commentary of the Mahamudra Prayer

I like that analogy. If I understand you, this is the differentiating (prism/refracting) aspect. Is that exclusively what clarity refers to? A prism doesn't function unless light is passing through it. An alternative translation for "gsal" is luminosity. Luminosity seems to capture the radiant aspe...
by Grigoris
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Well
Replies: 10
Views: 663

Re: Well

Maybe he is just in a coma?

Just saying...

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