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by Drenpa
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why do Buddhas never joke?
Replies: 19
Views: 571

Re: Why do Buddhas never joke?

Viach wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:09 pm
Why do Buddhas never joke?
Just because there aren't any overt thigh-slappers in the Pali Cannon, why make the sweeping assumption that Nirmankaya Buddhas, don't enjoy and even employ humor?
by Drenpa
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Accept, respect, love, gone
Replies: 53
Views: 1714

Re: Accept, respect, love, gone

So NOT 'all and all'. Funny Simon, the champion of the value of disrespect it is very true, there is a time and place for rejecting things... ....wasnt that you, that called my posts self referencial and like a little dog that you can not shake off? Of course, that was correct.... ...those must hav...
by Drenpa
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss
Replies: 174
Views: 5925

Re: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss

http://www.poetspath.com/Scholarship_Pr ... TCHELL.htm

Joni Mitchell's credits CTR with getting her off of Peruvian marching powder.
by Drenpa
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Accept, respect, love, gone
Replies: 53
Views: 1714

Re: Accept, respect, love, gone

Hello friends, That is basically my experience, 18 y.o. to present (50 y.o.). What comes next? In other words, i learned to accept reality as is, to respect all experiences of others, to care for them and to die (gone). What comes next? If this is your path, and the reality you've learned to accept...
by Drenpa
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 131
Views: 4551

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

Malcolm wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:40 pm
Crazywisdom wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:55 am
Here we go back on topic. Dzogchen without Buddhism, without an unbroken lineage of realization, transmission and practice is populated by demons and will break your heart, your mind and ruin your life.
Or it is a car without an engine.
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by Drenpa
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Meditate and grow your ego
Replies: 42
Views: 1012

Re: Meditate and grow your ego

Speaking of "Alpha Males", try doing a search for PUA and meditation. You might find it amusing. :smile: Funny, but illustrative. The idea of "meditation" as it is used in the article and in the culture of preying on women is precisely why the original article about mediation and ego is meaningless...
by Drenpa
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 131
Views: 4551

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

I glanced at it briefly, I really can't tell whether or not it's legit without further reading. Personally I would follow the suggestion of As it is, or another more well known text. Dzogchen: The Self Perfected State by Namkai Norbu is also a good choice to answer a few of the questions you;ve bro...
by Drenpa
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 131
Views: 4551

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

Someone kindly pointed me to the following text, explaining the different vehicles viewed from a Dzogchen perspective: The Art of Nakedness: Bearing it all for the single nature of mind, a look at Buddhist salvation (written by Omega Point). Is this a legit presentation? I admit I find it a weirdly...
by Drenpa
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Realisation and its down side?
Replies: 19
Views: 1344

Re: Realisation and its down side?

Hi, Has anyone experienced a negative outcome after meditating on Impermanence? I have been experiencing a palpable dread and sense of futility as a result. I guess the realisation is there, but n0ow it seems to have sapped some of the enjoyment and pleasure I would normally have experienced from t...
by Drenpa
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: what do you think of this article on Tibetan Buddhism?
Replies: 15
Views: 613

Re: what do you think of this article on Tibetan Buddhism?

It's not even a thinly veiled attempt to use very selective sources and reasoning to denigrate Buddhism and the student/teacher relationship in order for the writer to win students of her own. Yet another self-appointed, self-styled "modern" teacher who is putting forth the ridiculous proposition th...
by Drenpa
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: World Bee Day
Replies: 17
Views: 879

Re: World Bee Day

Syngenta CEO Erik Fyrwald has defended his company’s pesticides. “There are numerous things impacting bee health,” Fyrwald said. “One of the very minor elements there is pesticides.” The Trump-Pruitt EPA, which has decided it is OK to use pesticides that cause brain damage in children, was reluctan...
by Drenpa
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: World Bee Day
Replies: 17
Views: 879

Re: World Bee Day

Today 20 May is a day to appreciate and do what we can to help our busy little friends. https://worldbeeday.org/en/ http://fireweedhoney.net/2017/01/27/artisanal-vs-commercial-beekeeping-whats-difference/ Yes, stop the regime & proponents of the madness we're seeing from climate change deniers. The...
by Drenpa
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: World Bee Day
Replies: 17
Views: 879

Re: World Bee Day

Malcolm wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:36 am
Nicholas Weeks wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 6:02 pm
Today 20 May is a day to appreciate and do what we can to help our busy little friends.

https://worldbeeday.org/en/
Stop the Trump regime.
+1
by Drenpa
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Enlightenment
Replies: 43
Views: 1497

Re: Enlightenment

Most people don't have the capacity to practice dzogchen. What does having the capacity entail ? Good question, and an important one because it can help us gauge for ourselves if we have some capacity to follow the teachings based on the words of the teachers about this, and not fall prey to our ow...
by Drenpa
Wed May 23, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Thread with no words
Replies: 31
Views: 4724

Re: Thread with no words

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by Drenpa
Mon May 14, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Help Required
Topic: Help me get over my jealousy
Replies: 34
Views: 3779

Re: Help me get over my jealousy

So I have gotten pointed out by myself that I have a jealousy problem. I haven´t been able to identify what kind of jealousy it is; it doesn´t look like jealousy like in a romantic relationship. It looks like that I´m not getting the attention I want, or if other people get treated kindly but not m...
by Drenpa
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 343
Views: 6906

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

People might find the info on this site useful for context: https://wikispooks.com/wiki/Syria Whatever actually is going on over in Syria, it's obviously being used as a chessboard by many actors. Iran & Israeli are the ones that concern me. Could be traces of post-Abrahamic paranoia, but the conse...
by Drenpa
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Our Karma or theirs?
Replies: 53
Views: 2148

Re: Our Karma or theirs?

Well actually my intention was limited to giving an example that goes beyond individual experience. So as for 1) yes. As for 2) the author of this anonymized story is a psychiatrist for assessments of legal culpability. I wasn't there, you weren't there. This psychiatrist found the veracity credibl...
by Drenpa
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: A Zen story that stayed with me for decades
Replies: 9
Views: 588

Re: A Zen story that stayed with me for decades

Thanks for the sources cited comments and additional stories folks. Does the modern practice still involve the process of checking with the teacher to make sure understanding is correct, or when the student finally breaks through her doubt in the process of wrestling mightily with the cognitive dis...
by Drenpa
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: A Zen story that stayed with me for decades
Replies: 9
Views: 588

Re: A Zen story that stayed with me for decades

Thanks for the sources cited comments and additional stories folks. Does the modern practice still involve the process of checking with the teacher to make sure understanding is correct, or when the student finally breaks through her doubt in the process of wrestling mightily with the cognitive diss...

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