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by LoveFromColorado
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socialism & Communism
Replies: 231
Views: 19516

Re: Socialism & Communism

To me, an economy that is based off of consumption and those who can potentially consume the most, i.e. the wealthy, hold the honor of "success" and/or "power" already seems to be starting off on the wrong foot. In a globalized, technically sophisticated world where abundance is easy to be had, then...
by LoveFromColorado
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What brought you to the dharma & what's your biggest challenge?
Replies: 15
Views: 847

Re: What brought you to the dharma & what's your biggest challenge?

I personally think I was brought to the dharma from a connection in a previous life. I have long been frustrated with a search for a spiritual teacher which eventually led to a vision in which I saw in a former life that I was either a monk or a student and that my chocolate lab (in my current life)...
by LoveFromColorado
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interesting New Yorker Article on Buddhism
Replies: 3
Views: 330

Interesting New Yorker Article on Buddhism

The New Yorker: Walking the Path of the Buddha in a Neglected Corner of India.
https://www.newyorker.com/news/out-of-e ... r-of-india

Just found this today in the news and thought I'd share it
by LoveFromColorado
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen Practice
Replies: 13
Views: 1003

Re: Zen Practice

Thanks all!
by LoveFromColorado
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen Practice
Replies: 13
Views: 1003

Zen Practice

Hi all, I am continuing some preliminary readings on Zen. In particular, I am reading Alan Watts' The Way of Zen . I come from several years of serious Tibetan Buddhist studies via books and a couple of different masters. My Tibetan studies were primarily in Dzogchen. The parallels between Dzogchen ...
by LoveFromColorado
Tue May 28, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who do psychics talk to?
Replies: 14
Views: 722

Re: Who do psychics talk to?

I don't know that rebirth has to happen immediately, correct? At any rate, time is a mental construct of man to arbitrarily divide "events" from one another. Such a division is not a part of reality - it is a function of language and the way the human mind has evolved to grasp the echoes arising fro...
by LoveFromColorado
Mon May 27, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Sanskrit Lexicon
Replies: 8
Views: 856

Re: Sanskrit Lexicon

Great responses, thank you! Intellectual sectarian scholars which rely only on empirical observation and divisive facts are so boring..... I fear I may have asked the latter of the two questions out of context. Watts was a Taoist/Zen Buddhist (I'm not really sure which and I don't think he would dra...
by LoveFromColorado
Sun May 26, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Sanskrit Lexicon
Replies: 8
Views: 856

Sanskrit Lexicon

Hi all, I am reading Alan Watts' The Way of Zen , and he mentions at one point that the lexicon used for Sanskrit (in 1957) is by Bothlingk and Roth from the latter nineteenth century. I assume in this day and age more accurate and modern lexicons are now in use, correct? Additionally, he mentions t...
by LoveFromColorado
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen // Middle Way
Replies: 14
Views: 1023

Re: Dzogchen // Middle Way

:good:
by LoveFromColorado
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In between Taoism and Buddhism
Replies: 56
Views: 2309

Re: In between Taoism and Buddhism

If you want your Buddhism without dependent origination, karma, dukkha, or a clear theory of anicca and anatman...is it even Buddhism anymore? I would look at it this way - those are all just names, even in Buddhism. What counts is your experience - not a book knowledge of what certain terms specif...
by LoveFromColorado
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In between Taoism and Buddhism
Replies: 56
Views: 2309

Re: In between Taoism and Buddhism

Daoism and Buddhism are totally compatible... If you want your Buddhism without dependent origination, karma, dukkha, or a clear theory of anicca and anatman...is it even Buddhism anymore? I would look at it this way - those are all just names, even in Buddhism. What counts is your experience - not...
by LoveFromColorado
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In between Taoism and Buddhism
Replies: 56
Views: 2309

Re: In between Taoism and Buddhism

Daoism and Buddhism are totally compatible, if you mean East Asian Buddhism. They grew up together and were eventually integrated together. The Complete Reality School (Quanzhen) assembled Buddhist, Daoist, and Confucian practice. The Secret of the Golden Flower is more Buddhist than Daoist in my v...
by LoveFromColorado
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In between Taoism and Buddhism
Replies: 56
Views: 2309

Re: In between Taoism and Buddhism

That boat may not float for everyone, but it works for me. I guess this pretty much sums up what this thread is before it goes on for another 50 pages :tongue: Am just curious, if you don't mind sharing... a. Have you studied / practiced 道教 with any of their living lineages / teachers? Last I check...
by LoveFromColorado
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In between Taoism and Buddhism
Replies: 56
Views: 2309

Re: In between Taoism and Buddhism

Thanks PeterC. I'm sure I'm not there yet and don't know that I will ever arrive per se :) I also realize that the meaning of emptiness in each tradition are not equivalent, to be sure. To me, in my little opinion, I don't think that means that they are mutual exclusive or cannot be understood via u...
by LoveFromColorado
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In between Taoism and Buddhism
Replies: 56
Views: 2309

Re: In between Taoism and Buddhism

For me the acme..the acid test... for determining closeness to the Buddhas' Dharma, is 'Does this teaching endorse or promulgate Dependent Origination?' I have seen no evidence that Taoism does. In one of the previous re-runs of this topic on this forum there were various attempts to show that vari...
by LoveFromColorado
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In between Taoism and Buddhism
Replies: 56
Views: 2309

Re: In between Taoism and Buddhism

I have some sympathy for the OP's project, but ultimately I agree that creating our own structure of spiritual meaningfulness will lead no further than just that: having a sense of meaningfulness. I think that largely depends on how dogmatic one might be about one's own spirituality. I am a subscri...
by LoveFromColorado
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In between Taoism and Buddhism
Replies: 56
Views: 2309

Re: In between Taoism and Buddhism

No, because I'm not really interested in that discussion. My OP was more for obtaining resources that balance Taoist and Buddhist thought together. How Buddhism might compare to Taoism and vice versa might fall into that by default due to context, but I've been participating in a digression in this ...
by LoveFromColorado
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 905

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 LoveFromColorado
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In between Taoism and Buddhism
Replies: 56
Views: 2309

Re: In between Taoism and Buddhism

Feng Shui is taught by the Wisdom Academy (at Wisdom Publications) by a Tibetan monk if I am not mistaken. So, yes :) It's taught at Wisdom by Ven Jampa Ludrup because Lama Zopa Rinpoche likes Feng Shui, in my experience most Tibetans don't take it seriously. I have never met a lineage-holding Lama...
by LoveFromColorado
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In between Taoism and Buddhism
Replies: 56
Views: 2309

Re: In between Taoism and Buddhism

Despite your several disclaimers you write that the foundation of Buddhism lacks personal experience.This is absurd. I certainly do not mean to indicate personal experience does not exist in the foundational principles of Buddhism. Perhaps my new found zeal for Taoism is coming out more than I inte...

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