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by anjali
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: New Head of Nyingma: Kathok Getse Rinpoche
Replies: 42
Views: 3583

Re: New Head of Nyingma: Kathok Getse Rinpoche

Some posts split to:
If the bad times are coming, what to do?
Merit needed to see Buddhas

Back to discussion of Kathok Getse Rinpoche's passing...
by anjali
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: How do we know our practice is working?
Replies: 59
Views: 2132

Re: How do we know our practice is working?

is this looking, crossing, and road somehow seperate from dzogchen? No, but the view shouldn't be mixed with conduct. As Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche says regarding Padmasambhava's famous quote, Guru Rinpoche also said, "Though the view should be as vast as the sky, keep your conduct as fine as barley flo...
by anjali
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: How do we know our practice is working?
Replies: 59
Views: 2132

Re: How do we know our practice is working?

Lukeinaz wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:32 pm
if dzogchen, our real nature, is beyond cause and effect, what is left to be ignored?
Nothing, if you can abide in that state 24/7. I don't know about you, but I still have to look both ways when crossing the road. :smile:
by anjali
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: How do we know our practice is working?
Replies: 59
Views: 2132

Re: How do we know our practice is working?

Malcolm wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:42 pm
Dzogchen is a path beyond mind. Positive and negative deeds are created by the mind.
While this is certainly true, I can't imagine that you are advocating that one ignore the law of cause and effect. Otherwise, that would be a case of conduct getting lost in the view, no?
by anjali
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Article: Self-obsession is a new addiction (Ontological Addiction Theory)
Replies: 8
Views: 385

Re: Article: Self-obsession is a new addiction (Ontological Addiction Theory)

Might be worth noting that Dr Van Gordan and his frequent collaborator Dr. Edo Shonin were controversial figures during their time as Buddhist "monastics" (ordination lineage unclear). I only bring this up because their time as monks is frequently mentioned in their biography. Oh my. :shock: Who wo...
by anjali
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Article: Self-obsession is a new addiction (Ontological Addiction Theory)
Replies: 8
Views: 385

Re: Article: Self-obsession is a new addiction (Ontological Addiction Theory)

Speaking of 'ontological', are you familiar with the phrase 'cartesian anxiety'? Cartesian anxiety refers to the notion that, since René Descartes posited his influential form of body-mind dualism, Western civilization has suffered from a longing for ontological certainty, or feeling that scientifi...
by anjali
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Article: Self-obsession is a new addiction (Ontological Addiction Theory)
Replies: 8
Views: 385

Re: Article: Self-obsession is a new addiction (Ontological Addiction Theory)

I think there’s a some truth in it, but I really dislike the use of ‘ontology’ in this context. Plain old self-centredness or egocentrism are perfectly valid descriptions. And also the author should read this sutta . Yeah, I get what you are saying, although I do have to say, "ontological addiction...
by anjali
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Article: Self-obsession is a new addiction (Ontological Addiction Theory)
Replies: 8
Views: 385

Article: Self-obsession is a new addiction (Ontological Addiction Theory)

https://theboar.org/2018/11/self-obsession/ Research from the University of Derby has identified being self-obsessed as a new type of addiction, citing social media usage as an exacerbating factor. Dr William Van Gordon, a lecturer in psychology and a chartered psychologist, is behind the developmen...
by anjali
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: The unbridled joy of dogs catching treats
Replies: 0
Views: 189

The unbridled joy of dogs catching treats

https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2018/11/entertainment/dogs-catching-treats-cnnphotos/index.html With the midterm elections now in our rear-view mirror, perhaps you need a break from the partisan bickering. Or maybe you’re just tired of tragic news headlines and looking for a reason to smile. Well, h...
by anjali
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Psychoanalysis
Replies: 107
Views: 4119

Re: Psychoanalysis

I don't have much to add to the conversation, but I do want to offer this quote by Traleg Rinpoche, which I think is helpful at distinguishing the different goals of Buddhist psychology and psychotherapy. In this case it is discussing insight meditation, but I think his comments are generally applic...
by anjali
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Right/wrong thought
Replies: 28
Views: 1040

Re: Right/wrong thought

I'm not trying to get at whether the self exists or not, rather the distilled essence of what differentiates right thought from wrong thought. Will it lead to suffering, sooner or later. Right view-->right intention-->right speech-->right action Your might find this discussion on view by Alexander ...
by anjali
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Pedagogy: Teachings on How to Teach
Replies: 9
Views: 487

Re: Pedagogy: Teachings on How to Teach

Not sure how useful this is, but in the concluding chapter, Final Instructions, of the Platform Sutra, there are some interesting instructions by Huineng on teaching. I will now teach you how to explain the Dharma without deviating from the tradition of our school. “First bring up the three classes ...
by anjali
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Psychologists define the 'dark core of personality'
Replies: 26
Views: 1267

Re: Psychologists define the 'dark core of personality'

Crazywisdom wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:17 pm
This is good. Thank you.
:cheers:
by anjali
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Psychologists define the 'dark core of personality'
Replies: 26
Views: 1267

Re: Psychologists define the 'dark core of personality'

Is it possible to maximize one’s individual utility but not at the expense of others? Good question. In doing a little background research when looking into this D stuff, I came across the notion of Ethical egoism , defined as, "the normative ethical position that moral agents ought to do what is i...
by anjali
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Dalai Lama has chosen his successor!
Replies: 10
Views: 1402

Re: The Dalai Lama has chosen his successor!

I hope, with all my heart, that it is just Chinese-sponsored gossip. Very likely just rumors. A couple of those articles are dated back in early April. If they were true, I think it would have come out by now. However, HHDL is in his 80's, and we should expect to hear about natural decline. I can o...
by anjali
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful
Replies: 79
Views: 3549

Re: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful

As far as the Shambhala experiment goes, it probably has failed. But if the Rajneesh/Osho mess back in the day is any indication, Shambhala will reinvent itself and continue to survive in some form. Whether one considers that a success of the Dharma is another matter. As far as Dharma in general, on...
by anjali
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama X is in the neighbourhood next weekend
Replies: 8
Views: 643

Re: Lama X is in the neighbourhood next weekend

I always heard it was "someone who knows more and more about less and less until they finally know everything there is to know about nothing. " :tongue: Wow. Haven't heard that one in a long time. Actually, that's pretty good from a Buddhist perspective--thoroughly knowing one's empty nature and su...
by anjali
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Psychologists define the 'dark core of personality'
Replies: 26
Views: 1267

Re: Psychologists define the 'dark core of personality'

For those interested, here is the link to the authors' webpage on D: http://www.darkfactor.org/
And here is the link to where you can request a preprint of the paper: https://www.cognition.uni-landau.de/hilbig/get.php?p=86

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