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by anjali
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Psychoanalysis
Replies: 107
Views: 3830

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: 927

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: 456

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: 1192

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: 1192

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: 1352

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: 3353

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: 616

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: 1192

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
by anjali
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Psychologists define the 'dark core of personality'
Replies: 26
Views: 1192

Re: Psychologists define the 'dark core of personality'

Queequeg wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:53 pm
Narcissism-Psychopathy-Machiavellianism...

Metta, Bodhicitta, Upaya?
I like that! :twothumbsup:
by anjali
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Psychologists define the 'dark core of personality'
Replies: 26
Views: 1192

Re: Psychologists define the 'dark core of personality'

The thing I've been focusing on in the study is how the researchers have defined the d-factor, at least as presented in the articles, and on the online test page. An informal, succinct version from one of the articles that seems to capture the essence is, "an underlying tendency to put oneself first...
by anjali
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 5514

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

If the real problem is who gets to be Karmapa, then perhaps a "thinking- out-of-the-box" solution may be to retire the institution itself - just as the Dalai Lama has considered ending his role. Who knows? Another interesting alternative would be to follow the approach of the Sakhya Trizin position...
by anjali
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Psychologists define the 'dark core of personality'
Replies: 26
Views: 1192

Re: Psychologists define the 'dark core of personality'

Really it comes down to a lack of empathy, or an inability to feel it, apparently. I think there may be something different going on here. Just found another recent article on the subject: https://www.livescience.com/63731-personality-test-dark-core-d-factor.html. Narcissists, psychopaths and sadis...
by anjali
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Psychologists define the 'dark core of personality'
Replies: 26
Views: 1192

Re: Psychologists define the 'dark core of personality'

Heavy. Yeah, I thought so too. I've never heard of the dark triad before, but looking it up, there's a lot of stuff out there on it. https://illimitableman.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/the-dark-triad.png?w=356&h=339 The takeaway for me was this quote, As the new research reveals, the common denomina...
by anjali
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Psychologists define the 'dark core of personality'
Replies: 26
Views: 1192

Psychologists define the 'dark core of personality'

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180926110841.htm An extended excerpt: Egoism, Machiavellianism, narcissism, psychopathy, sadism, spitefulness, and others are among the traits that stand for the malevolent dark sides of human personality. As results from a recently published German-Dani...
by anjali
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 5514

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

Just speculation on my part, but given the recent health concerns of Karmapa Ogyen Trinley, there may have been some incentive to make this kind of meeting happen. (As far as I know, there are no current health concerns for either Karmapa.) For example, very likely, one will pass before the other. A...
by anjali
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Reading more widely
Replies: 19
Views: 672

Re: Reading more widely

...In general, his sympathies seem to lie with Himalayan traditions and he seems to exhibit similar biases one tends to see coming from those traditions. ... That'a shame. It is true that Lopez's background is toward the Tibetan tradition (Distinguished University Professor of Buddhist and Tibetan ...
by anjali
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Reading more widely
Replies: 19
Views: 672

Re: Reading more widely

Queequeg wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:15 am
Lopez has a bias against E. Asian Buddhism, imho. ...
Interesting. Maybe for another topic, but you can briefly say how the bias manifests?

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