Search found 56 matches

by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: dharmawheel offline
Replies: 5
Views: 2211

Re: dharmawheel offline

General Error

SQL ERROR [ mysql4 ]

User thedhamm_dharmau already has more than 'max_user_connections' active connections [1203]

An sql error occurred while fetching this page. Please contact an administrator if this problem persists.
That's DDOS.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Drama Wheel
Replies: 51
Views: 4307

Re: Drama Wheel

I actually find strong debate very useful actually since I can instantly discern from both sides what the issues are, what the weaknesses in arguments are, etc. That's why I thought eSangha was a great learning tool for me, even though it was intense.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: U.N. Declares Famine in Somalia
Replies: 39
Views: 4001

Re: U.N. Declares Famine in Somalia

The difficulty in Somalia right now is that a lot of the famine area is under the control of hard-line Islamic insurgent group, al-Shabab which is preventing relief organizations from getting in.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Drama Wheel
Replies: 51
Views: 4307

Re: Drama Wheel

Yes it was horrible. But I learned a lot ...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:23 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Drama Wheel
Replies: 51
Views: 4307

Drama Wheel

I miss the old Therevada vs Vajrayana fights from the old forums. Could we create a third forum "Drama Wheel" where we can all get together and bash each other again? M'kay thanks.

:tongue:
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The path is the goal, or is it?
Replies: 27
Views: 3119

Re: The path is the goal, or is it?

TMingyur wrote:
Karma Dondrup Tashi wrote:All the really juicy disagreements always seem to come down to the two truths.
If one has conditioned oneself in this view then it may appear so.

Kind regards
Touche.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The path is the goal, or is it?
Replies: 27
Views: 3119

Re: The path is the goal, or is it?

All the really juicy disagreements always seem to come down to the two truths.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bodhisattva Path: Historical Aspects In Theravāda
Replies: 94
Views: 16715

Re: Bodhisattva Path: Historical Aspects In Theravāda

Touchy, touchy.

I wonder if the Blessed One himself was this touchy.

:jumping:

:rofl:

:yingyang: :yingyang: :yingyang:
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do you also read Mahayana Sutras?
Replies: 182
Views: 12589

Re: Do you also read Mahayana Sutras?

For what it's worth the only way to practice a vehicle or tradition is to accept it as it is. Modern ecumenism boils everything down into a soup which doesn't taste very good. I learn from other schools and religions only when there is an authentic ancient tradition speaking in its own genuine voice...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do you also read Mahayana Sutras?
Replies: 182
Views: 12589

Re: Do you also read Mahayana Sutras?

Eventually anyone who meditates just to become an Arhat for themselves, is going to come to the finish line and go "this is it? I'm done, but what about all these other people, do I really care about them too?" . The Mahayana texts give the gift of bringing more life to your meditation (which... ha...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "Luminous mind" was Question Regarding God and Agnosticism?
Replies: 179
Views: 14581

Re: "Luminous mind" was Question Regarding God and Agnosticism?

How can Buddhists say on one hand 'there is no path' and on the other 'this is the only path'. It's ridiculous. The same way that someone can say on the one hand we are all "going nowhere" and on the other that "all paths ascend the same mountain". If this trick were as easy to solve as you think i...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "Luminous mind" was Question Regarding God and Agnosticism?
Replies: 179
Views: 14581

Re: "Luminous mind" was Question Regarding God and Agnosticism?

Yes it does go nowhere. That's the whole point. If that was the point enlightenment would be very easy, no? "Going nowhere" and "going somewhere" are equally empty. In which case, as our Theravadin friends are pointing out to you, how can you say that "all paths up the mountain go to the same place"?
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Describe Meditation in one sentence
Replies: 27
Views: 3305

Re: Describe Meditation in one sentence

"Please don't meditate".
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do you find Hinayana offensive?
Replies: 241
Views: 23528

Re: Do you find Hinayana offensive?

pink_trike wrote: Drive all Blame into One (Lojang slogan)
Lojong isn't practicing being a doormat either.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:33 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do you find Hinayana offensive?
Replies: 241
Views: 23528

Re: Do you find Hinayana offensive?

If an extremely large group of people are hurt by the use of the term does it matter what it "really" means? What do you gain by using it? Don't use it.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Paranormal Activity
Replies: 18
Views: 1580

Re: Paranormal Activity

pink_trike wrote:Who needs horror or tragedy films? CNN.com isn't enough to break the heart and chill the bones?
:bow:
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Are Buddhist less talkative?
Replies: 15
Views: 1318

Re: Are Buddhist less talkative?

...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:38 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Who is GOD in Buddhism?
Replies: 64
Views: 6148

Re: Who is GOD in Buddhism?

How do you know it's because of your choices and not because of Ngawang Drolma's choices? :tongue: I knew it. All my paranoia finally pays off - someone else really is out to get me. In fact... if it's entirely the consequences of your choices, then there's no kammic efficacy for the rest of us! My...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Who is GOD in Buddhism?
Replies: 64
Views: 6148

Re: Who is GOD in Buddhism?

True but in Mahayana with its karmic maximalism, since the universe is a torture chamber, I am a malign thug, since the universe is entirely the consequence of my choices. Not Abhidharma karma, but there it is. Thank goodness, I needed someone to blame. :anjali: ps. missed you Tashi, glad to see yo...