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by Crazywisdom
Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What's with all the monarchism being fed to kids?
Replies: 44
Views: 676

Re: What's with all the monarchism being fed to kids?

On the OP question. I remember when I was a kid, I heard many fairytales. E. g. when Cinderella became a princess or a queen, this was the very happy end. I think, fairy tales and learning about democracy are two different things. Prince & princess are achetypical symbols for something like &qu...
by Crazywisdom
Mon Aug 02, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What's with all the monarchism being fed to kids?
Replies: 44
Views: 676

Re: What's with all the monarchism being fed to kids?

There was never any danger that Washington was going to become a king. To the contrary, the power of a president as a king was of paramount concern to the founders. Well,not exactly, that’s why they chose the term “president” rather than “king.” Of course they are concerned about hereditary leaders...
by Crazywisdom
Sun Aug 01, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Did Siddharta Gautama have battle experience?
Replies: 30
Views: 978

Re: Did Siddharta Gautama have battle experience?

The nirmāṇakāya of Mahāvajradhara by the name of Śṛī Heruka. So, not visionary, meant to be taken literally as you indicate below, which is why people spend time going to the 24 places, and renaming place in Tibet after them, etc. That's a truth claim, see? Not in any hard legal sense. For example,...
by Crazywisdom
Sun Aug 01, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What's with all the monarchism being fed to kids?
Replies: 44
Views: 676

Re: What's with all the monarchism being fed to kids?

Johnny Dangerous wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:13 pm It's all about the cool/sexy costumes, mostly.
More about desire to be uniquely destined for greatness
by Crazywisdom
Sun Aug 01, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What's with all the monarchism being fed to kids?
Replies: 44
Views: 676

Re: What's with all the monarchism being fed to kids?

Callender sided with the Jeffersonian Democratic-Republican Party, which believed in a limited federal government that would allow states to determine their own future. Republicans, as they were known until 1828 when they would become the Democratic Party, believed Congress had principal power in n...
by Crazywisdom
Sun Aug 01, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Scientific study on brain activity of practitioners in tukdam
Replies: 24
Views: 548

Re: Scientific study on brain activity of practitioners in tukdam

People in tukdam are dead. Thet don't breath, their hearts don't beat. So it would be very weird if there was any brain activity. Well, if they are dead, how does anyone know they are in tukdam? The standard answer seems to be: By observing that their bodies don't decease. If their bodies decease, ...
by Crazywisdom
Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Scientific study on brain activity of practitioners in tukdam
Replies: 24
Views: 548

Re: Scientific study on brain activity of practitioners in tukdam

I just felt inspired by another thread where someone was interested in "destroying" scientific materialist thought. This is an interesting study: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.599190/full In brief, 13 deceased study subjects supposedly in a tukdam state did not s...
by Crazywisdom
Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Highest form of meditation?
Replies: 20
Views: 428

Re: Highest form of meditation?

Which in your experience or according to your studies of Buddhism is the highest or most powerful form of meditation or practice? Some distinct forms I can think of would be: 1. Standard silent meditation, Vipassana/anapana or zazen types of meditation 2. Self-inquiry, perhaps Buddhism's most disti...
by Crazywisdom
Sun Aug 01, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Did Siddharta Gautama have battle experience?
Replies: 30
Views: 978

Re: Did Siddharta Gautama have battle experience?

The nirmāṇakāya of Mahāvajradhara by the name of Śṛī Heruka. So, not visionary, meant to be taken literally as you indicate below, which is why people spend time going to the 24 places, and renaming place in Tibet after them, etc. That's a truth claim, see? This is one of the bases to the claim tha...
by Crazywisdom
Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What's with all the monarchism being fed to kids?
Replies: 44
Views: 676

Re: What's with all the monarchism being fed to kids?

Since we are discussing fiction in another thread, something has been bugging me. What's with all the monarchism in all the media on Netflix and elsewhere meant for children? It's like there is one type of government, a king and queen, the rightful heirs and their loyal subjects. They could be ener...
by Crazywisdom
Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What's with all the monarchism being fed to kids?
Replies: 44
Views: 676

Re: What's with all the monarchism being fed to kids?

Archie2009 wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:06 pm Isn't it because Americans have this weird thing for (European) royalty and dominate the entertainment industry?
The thing I saw was made by a Spaniard. Maybe you're right. What's that about?
by Crazywisdom
Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Did Siddharta Gautama have battle experience?
Replies: 30
Views: 978

Re: Did Siddharta Gautama have battle experience?

[ Seems to me you are using a double standard: fiction if it is nonbuddhist, allegory if it is buddhist. No not that. I'm saying there are allegories, fictions, which are lies with a purpose, and damn lies. No, fiction is not necessarily a lie, as you admit above. It can be intentional, to make a p...
by Crazywisdom
Sat Jul 31, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What's with all the monarchism being fed to kids?
Replies: 44
Views: 676

What's with all the monarchism being fed to kids?

Since we are discussing fiction in another thread, something has been bugging me. What's with all the monarchism in all the media on Netflix and elsewhere meant for children? It's like there is one type of government, a king and queen, the rightful heirs and their loyal subjects. They could be energ...
by Crazywisdom
Sat Jul 31, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Did Siddharta Gautama have battle experience?
Replies: 30
Views: 978

Re: Did Siddharta Gautama have battle experience?

I don't think it is quite that simple. We are divorced by two thousand years from the conditions on the ground that led to the rise of Mahāyāna, etc. They lied because that was cool 2000 years ago? No one considers dramatizations to be lies. For example, Plato’s Socrates was based on a real person,...
by Crazywisdom
Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Is samsara meant literal or not
Replies: 41
Views: 965

Re: Is samsara meant literal or not

As far as I understand it, samsara represents different stages of consciousness, or perhaps even emotions, for example frustration, lust, anger, etc. However I am not sure. Some people seem to believe it is meant literal, that remaining karma at death causes the birth in the specific realm. Which o...
by Crazywisdom
Sat Jul 31, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello !. Greetings from Argentina !
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: Hello !. Greetings from Argentina !

Kova wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:12 am I'm Flavio from Buenos Aires city. 26 Years old. Graphic Designer. I'm new in the forum. I hope learn more about this life path

I am interested in the six yogas of naropa and other tantric techniques
Cool
by Crazywisdom
Sat Jul 31, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Appearance of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas
Replies: 10
Views: 203

Re: Appearance of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas

Most of the time the Buddha dresses like a monk but now and then I see images in which the Buddha is adorned with a crown and wears elaborate jewelry around his neck, on the arms and the feet. Kshitigarbha Bodhisattva is like a bhikshu sometimes but also looks similar to the crowned and bedecked Bu...
by Crazywisdom
Sat Jul 31, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Help me understand Anatta
Replies: 37
Views: 676

Re: Help me understand Anatta

Hello all, decided to join the forum to hopefully learn more about various topics which interest or still confuse me so I figured I'd start with the big one, namely those issues dealing with anatta, the skandhas, and nirvana and/or Buddhahood. Please help me see if I am understanding the mainstream...
by Crazywisdom
Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Did Siddharta Gautama have battle experience?
Replies: 30
Views: 978

Re: Did Siddharta Gautama have battle experience?

I don't think it is quite that simple. We are divorced by two thousand years from the conditions on the ground that led to the rise of Mahāyāna, etc. They lied because that was cool 2000 years ago? On the contrary, everything is explained, for examples, things like the ṛddhipatis, etc. I meant with...
by Crazywisdom
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Did Siddharta Gautama have battle experience?
Replies: 30
Views: 978

Re: Did Siddharta Gautama have battle experience?

The arguments the guy makes in his earlier book would basically put most of earlier sects, all of Mahayana and Vajrayana in the category of stuff lifted from other traditions and/made up by Buddhists to try and make things fit. Like Shabkar wrote, Some say Self, Dharmakaya, Rigpa, etc., It's all th...

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