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by PSM
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Should I stay or should I go?
Replies: 12
Views: 470

Re: Should I stay or should I go?

You're allowed to study any dharma teachings you want. The Buddha taught 84,000 teachings for a reason.

FWIW I moved from Zen to Tibetan teachings for a variety of reasons, including several you've mentioned. Doesn't mean I don't have a huge amount of respect for the Zen/ Ch'an schools.
by PSM
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: James Low & Simply Being
Replies: 210
Views: 42332

Re: James Low & Simply Being

All, this is to announce that following the publication of "SPARKS" last year, this year another book has been published: "FINDING FREEDOM" Also, with much effort many many videos have been migrated from vimeo to youtube. You can find plenty of precious teachings by James Low, if interested. on Fin...
by PSM
Tue May 28, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who do psychics talk to?
Replies: 14
Views: 565

Re: Who do psychics talk to?

£$&^@ wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 3:19 pm
Viach wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 2:36 pm
Who do psychics talk to in TV shows like "Britain’s Psychic Challenge" when they say they talk to people who have died long ago? After all, according to Buddhism, they have long been reborn.
1) Themselves.
2) Their accountants.
3) Their lawyers.
by PSM
Wed May 15, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Giving, reinstating or being taken advantage of ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1366

Re: Giving, reinstating or being taken advantage of ?

In a way I just wanted to pay her out an amount so I could be 'done' with it , and then could focus on practice etc ... You're giving a crazy person money and expecting them to leave you alone? I think your practice should involve getting emotionally healthy with regards to this issue, to be honest...
by PSM
Wed May 15, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Giving, reinstating or being taken advantage of ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1366

Re: Giving, reinstating or being taken advantage of ?

Absolutely, I am easy to guilt trip! Always have been :crying: That's something to work on. It's not a good sign to be easy to emotionally manipulate. You need to work on boundaries - it will make you a better person, for yourself and others. This is no doubt compounded in my mind by the fact that ...
by PSM
Wed May 15, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Giving, reinstating or being taken advantage of ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1366

Re: Giving, reinstating or being taken advantage of ?

I have spoken to a number of people about this ( mostly non-Buddhist & with 1 Buddhist) , whom think she is emotionally manipulating me , putting all the blame onto me for her actions and spending habits; none of them think I should pay her any money for her decision making, and that it is 'out of ...
by PSM
Tue May 14, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Andrew Yang is running for President. Who?
Replies: 66
Views: 2914

Re: Andrew Yang is running for President. Who?

Kind of terrifying that "Humanity First " can be a campaign slogan.
by PSM
Tue May 14, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Tulsi Gabbard 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Tulsi Gabbard 2020

Saw this interview with Tulsi Gabbard on Joe Rogan:



She's a very impressive woman. Seems like she might have a chance.
by PSM
Thu May 02, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism and Parapsychology
Replies: 50
Views: 2089

Re: Buddhism and Parapsychology

Kim O'Hara wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 1:19 am
First, a small word of warning: in case you didn't know, Alan Wallace is well known amongst Western Buddhists but is not universally held in high regard.
Not sure that's true...
by PSM
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Visualisations and Dzogchen
Replies: 82
Views: 4048

Re: Visualisations and Dzogchen

Integrating visualisations and other mental activity are part of enhancement practice. They are 100% legitimate Dzogchen practices. I've come across it in at least ChNNR's practices and practices in the Chokling Tersar - it is no doubt in other practice lineages etc. See this, amongst other texts: h...
by PSM
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: A question about Dream Yoga
Replies: 36
Views: 1769

Re: A question about Dream Yoga

Grigoris wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:11 pm
Life is not "just a dream", that is not what the teachings say.
Some teachings do say exactly that.
by PSM
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 772

Re: Advice

My wife and I went through a similar experience about 12 years ago. We had some unintentional codependency going on with each other, and we each had our cycle of this type of thing (me being jealous of her at one point and vice versa). The "cure" so to speak for me was to divorce myself emotionally...
by PSM
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Father has cancer.
Replies: 22
Views: 1380

Re: Father has cancer.

Much love and many prayers to you both. I have always loved this prayer, which has a real power to it: dü sum sangye guru rinpoché Buddha of the three times, Guru Rinpoche, ngödrub kün dak dewa chenpö shyab Lord of all siddhis, Great Bliss, barché kün sel düdül drakpo tsal Dispeller of all obstacles...
by PSM
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: In the footsteps of Tilopa and Naropa and Shantideva
Replies: 10
Views: 959

Re: In the footsteps of Tilopa and Naropa and Shantideva

The Buddha's advice can be found here: https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/dn/dn.31.0.nara.html "These four, young householder, should be understood as foes in the guise of friends: (1) he who appropriates a friend's possessions, (2) he who renders lip-service, (3) he who flatters, (4) he who b...
by PSM
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: Wrinkles & Aging Skin
Replies: 11
Views: 1163

Re: Wrinkles & Aging Skin

Diet is massively important, both to preventing and repairing damage. As for stress, I know some people who are serious meditators who I have no idea how old they are. A lama I know might be anywhere from 30 to late 50s. I am sure this is due to knowing how to deal with stress. He generally just loo...
by PSM
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: Wrinkles & Aging Skin
Replies: 11
Views: 1163

Re: Wrinkles & Aging Skin

You have to avoid damaging the skin's collagen, keeping it elastic.
  • Most importantly, never smoke
  • Avoid UV exposure
  • Moisturise
  • Make sure you are as hydrated as possible
  • Eat plenty of collagen
  • Minimise stress
by PSM
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 6804

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

For me, the most difficult aspect to Dzogchen is that for everything else you might want to do, you have to work for it to achieve what you want. Dzogchen asks the opposite of effort to achieve something - so it is very alien and counter to every habit a person might have. The natural response to "d...
by PSM
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 6804

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

Here's more from Dr Bunnholzl about what freedom/liberation means in Dzogchen, and how it's different from other approaches - a being is not going from unfree to free, but is recognising their nature has always been free. It is not that thoughts are freed *if* the natural state is recognised, but ra...
by PSM
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 6804

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

They are certainly in the way prior to self liberating, so unless someone is resting int he nature of mind 24/7..... I was thinking we are talking about during trekchod practice. If one thinks that thoughts get in the way of trekchod practice, then there isn't recognition. Whenever one thinks that ...
by PSM
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 6804

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

Pema Rigdzin wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:23 pm
This is book greatly simplified trekchod for me: "The Nature of Mind: The Dzogchen instructions of Aro Yeshe Jungne."
That book is fantastic.

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