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by PSM
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: ‘Evidence’ of the Mandela Effect
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Re: ‘Evidence’ of the Mandela Effect

First time I heard about the Mandela effect I'm sure it was about falsely remembering seeing him leave prison on TV, not about him dying. Ironic.
by PSM
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Daniel P Brown - Pointing Out Way?
Replies: 77
Views: 17020

Re: Daniel P Brown - Pointing Out Way?

Pero wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:58 pm
PSM wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:16 pm
They're back on.
They're not. :smile:
Should be now...
by PSM
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Daniel P Brown - Pointing Out Way?
Replies: 77
Views: 17020

Re: Daniel P Brown - Pointing Out Way?

Great, great interview. His point about people not taking their meditation seriously enough - including keeping in mind the goal is total buddhahood, not just more mindfulness - is so important. His reply to someone asking what to do if they have 10 minutes a day to practice was great and sobering....
by PSM
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Daniel P Brown - Pointing Out Way?
Replies: 77
Views: 17020

Re: Daniel P Brown - Pointing Out Way?

I just found this gem of an interview with Daniel Brown from last year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0swudgvmBbk When I say "gem," I mean it. I've never heard such a complete and detailed breakdown of the path anywhere. Some may even find it offensive how much detail he goes into about esoteric ...
by PSM
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Reginal Ray / Dharma Ocean, open letter about abuse
Replies: 43
Views: 1598

Re: Reginal Ray / Dharma Ocean, open letter about abuse

These sections make me somewhat suspicious about the objective nature of the complaints, given that it is a generic shopping list of the usual social justice victims vs. the usual bad guys: For the duration of Dharma Ocean’s existence, the brunt of these attacks and gaslighting tactics has fallen mo...
by PSM
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What do you think about Triratna?
Replies: 1
Views: 204

Re: What do you think about Triratna?

Not much, to be honest. I was involved with them for a few years. The famous "FWBO files" was harsh, but not inaccurate. They have a take on buddhism which is too strongly flavoured by non-Buddhist ideas. And they also have no lineage of enlightened teachers, which kind of makes the whole exercise r...
by PSM
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Greta Thunberg
Replies: 93
Views: 3518

Re: Greta Thunberg

She is being used as a viral marketing campaign: http://www.wrongkindofgreen.org/2019/01 ... l-complex/
by PSM
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Being "in the thought"
Replies: 38
Views: 2015

Re: Being "in the thought"

Kind of a nit-picky question, but how would you explain the difference between being present "in" a thought in contemplation, vs. following a thought habitually? Samsaric mind will do something with the thought, rather than leaving it alone, accidentally confusing itself as a consequence so that it...
by PSM
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Should I stay or should I go?
Replies: 12
Views: 615

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: 43878

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: 669

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: 1724

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: 1724

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: 1724

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: 3231

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: 272

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: 2418

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: 4535

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: 2088

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: 864

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...

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