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by PeterC
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Illusion in Dzogchen
Replies: 30
Views: 921

Re: Illusion in Dzogchen

That is different from Gandalf being wise enough to see the suffering Saurons rule would bring. The conduct of a Dzogchen practitioner is based on the view and an understanding of the circumstances of beings. Even Gandalf and Sauron were still caught in the cycle of Samsara. The only one that might...
by PeterC
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Ole Nydahl´s sectarian meltdown
Replies: 49
Views: 2636

Re: Ole Nydahl´s sectarian meltdown

Well I may be wrong of course - but the impression I get from reading the early days of lineages and the Tibetan/Indian culture and so on - is that the limitations of travel and communication meant that most practitioners had a fairly narrow range of choice in either the sect or individual teacher....
by PeterC
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Beginning
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: Beginning

My first question is, as a pure practitioner, how should one consume food? With neither attachment nor aversion - but if one can do that, then you're doing very well. Greg gives very good advice on this. Could I suggest also reading the seven-point mind training text. There is a lot in there about ...
by PeterC
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Ole Nydahl´s sectarian meltdown
Replies: 49
Views: 2636

Re: Ole Nydahl´s sectarian meltdown

Believe me it is not just a western phenomena Nor is it modern. Well I may be wrong of course - but the impression I get from reading the early days of lineages and the Tibetan/Indian culture and so on - is that the limitations of travel and communication meant that most practitioners had a fairly ...
by PeterC
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 342
Views: 4306

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

I read the BBC news site everyday. I find it a valuable resource as it reports on things the US media often doesn't. I don't find it without any merit. However, the idea that there isn't political bias is a little risible though. I don't find much of their reporting to be strongly critical of the U...
by PeterC
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 342
Views: 4306

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

I read the BBC news site everyday. I find it a valuable resource as it reports on things the US media often doesn't. I don't find it without any merit. However, the idea that there isn't political bias is a little risible though. I don't find much of their reporting to be strongly critical of the U...
by PeterC
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 342
Views: 4306

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Current and Topical: http://www.bbc.com/news/stories-43754737 "For decades the BBC denied that job applicants were subject to political vetting by MI5. But in fact vetting began in the early days of the BBC and continued until the 1990s. Paul Reynolds, the first journalist to see all the BBC's vett...
by PeterC
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 342
Views: 4306

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Another example: You state that the BBC is a reputable source. The BBC is funded by the UK state. It's executive board reads like a pedigree of English political and economic inbred nepotism. It isn't perfect but it is actually funded by taxpayers who pay a licence fee in order that the organisatio...
by PeterC
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 6747

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

Take away all perceived cultural categories and designations an enlightened person just might see the inter-relatedness of all religions, deities, and outer projections of dharmakya. I am an Egyptian Wiccan so I think this is funny. I would like to mix Buddhism with Egyptian deities but they are ho...
by PeterC
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 342
Views: 4306

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

We have a free press in the US. CNN, Fox, MSNBC are not the press. A huge problem is... How many people know/don't know this.... Free press doesn't mean much if it's hard to identify. The majority isn't sufficiently educated to distinguish between free press and MSNBC. So CNN, Fox, MSNBC may as wel...
by PeterC
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: A better world
Replies: 24
Views: 830

Re: A better world

A better world is also without chem trails. Chem trails contain substances which are bad for health. there are many good ideas in this thread so far. however: chemtrails do not exist. They are fiction. I'm interested in this. Not to derail the thread, but I've certainly noticed a difference between...
by PeterC
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 6747

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

True, we don't know if she is into the blood sacrificing rituals....but if this is her religion....it's all connected... The only thing that got me so wound up in this discussion was because people were acting so negatively, and thinking she was a scammer/fraud/ignorant.....when there wasn't empiri...
by PeterC
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 342
Views: 4306

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Or the city of Xining, in which I spent many months. Only if you are extremely selective about where you wall around there. Ive been to xining several times since my first visit a few decades ago, and though it is far from my favorite city, its really not that bad I was all over the city, but mainl...
by PeterC
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 342
Views: 4306

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Would you also say that liberalism and conservatism are bullshit because they don't involve an understanding of karma? Oh absolutely. How do you think an understanding of karma should inform an understanding of politics? It seems that we could analyse society in terms of karma, but I'm not sure if ...
by PeterC
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 342
Views: 4306

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

In these countries, liquor stores outnumbered grocery stores 30 to 1, similar with the way it is in poorer parts of China today. Why? Drunks are easier to control. Nowhere in China will you find that, apart perhaps from a small district in the village of Maotai. Or the city of Xining, in which I sp...
by PeterC
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 342
Views: 4306

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Malcolm wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:58 pm
In these countries, liquor stores outnumbered grocery stores 30 to 1, similar with the way it is in poorer parts of China today. Why? Drunks are easier to control.
Nowhere in China will you find that, apart perhaps from a small district in the village of Maotai.
by PeterC
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions
Replies: 63
Views: 3502

Re: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions

Perhaps Zhi Lam Drä Bu is a bad German attempt at saying teaching on the Ground, Path, and Fruit according to Dzogchen View? Zhi, base. Lam, path. Drä maybe like "Lam 'bras" path and fruit. To bad no Nyingthik Yabshi! Anybody have 2cents to say about Yumkha Dechen Gyalmo Wang? Any unique features e...
by PeterC
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions
Replies: 63
Views: 3502

Re: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions

Is anyone familiar with the Zhilam Drasbu?
by PeterC
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 6747

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

It's also not very culturally appropriate: why can't they have Russia-specific yidams? If Horus can be repurposed as an Afro-Tibetan yidam, surely there must be Russian equivalents. Bear-headed dakinis? Chenrezig holding a hammer and a sickle seated on a red star? Guru yoga of Rasputin in union wit...
by PeterC
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 6747

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

Kaung wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:56 am
PeterC wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:36 am
Bear-headed dakinis?
I think they exist :shrug:
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