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by TharpaChodron
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How do you respond to someone who likes to armchair psychoanalyze you out of arrogance?
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Re: How do you respond to someone who likes to armchair psychoanalyze you out of arrogance?

Has anyone else dealt with this kind of thing and if so, what is your verbal response to it? I have a friend who likes to analyze people and project his own issues onto others. He seems to have an incredibly difficult time seeing his own dysfunction and is quite arrogant. I'd tell him exactly like ...
by TharpaChodron
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi, greetings from Italy!
Replies: 6
Views: 159

Re: Hi, greetings from Italy!

Welcome! What part of Italy are you from?
by TharpaChodron
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Blue "ripple"
Replies: 40
Views: 1568

Re: Blue "ripple"

A female Native American martial arts expert was elected democrat house rep, as well. Butterfly effect anyone?
by TharpaChodron
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Shooting in a Florida Yoga Studio
Replies: 29
Views: 1508

Re: Shooting in a Florida Yoga Studio

PeterC wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:58 pm
Clearly this only happened because there weren’t enough yoga practitioners carrying guns. We need regulations requiring armed guards at all yoga studios. Lululemon needs to start selling holsters.
So sad I have to laugh, and cry.
by TharpaChodron
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: America”s Next Civil War
Replies: 44
Views: 2408

Re: America”s Next Civil War

Canada is a very loyal vassal state. Our deep state and yours have been intimately connected since the Camp X days. I even fought in one of your utterly doomed wars knowing it was preordained to fail. When you sneeze we catch a cold. Our strategic planning revolves around very smart people predicti...
by TharpaChodron
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: America”s Next Civil War
Replies: 44
Views: 2408

Re: America”s Next Civil War

https://thewalrus.ca/americas-next-civil-war/ Sounds like Canadian wishful thinking. Canada is a very loyal vassal state. Our deep state and yours have been intimately connected since the Camp X days. I even fought in one of your utterly doomed wars knowing it was preordained to fail. When you snee...
by TharpaChodron
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: America”s Next Civil War
Replies: 44
Views: 2408

Re: America”s Next Civil War

Sounds like Canadian wishful thinking.
by TharpaChodron
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: I wish to marry a Dakini
Replies: 67
Views: 5692

Re: I wish to marry a Dakini

Who doens't want to be married to real dakinis? Me? :shrug: If any of these dakinis want to get my attention, they better do a good job of showing me they can play along. I'm the prize. Only insofar she can help you and demonstrate boundless compassion for sentient beings. You're a prize like a Ben...
by TharpaChodron
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Psychoanalysis
Replies: 107
Views: 4134

Re: Psychoanalysis

Why exactly is talk therapy useless? It's not helpful for everyone, but there are many people who benefit from it. Such as people who experience a trauma which they didn't recover from, where their experiences were denied and negated by others, especially family members. It happens all the time. I ...
by TharpaChodron
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Psychoanalysis
Replies: 107
Views: 4134

Re: Psychoanalysis

Why exactly is talk therapy useless? It's not helpful for everyone, but there are many people who benefit from it. Such as people who experience a trauma which they didn't recover from, where their experiences were denied and negated by others, especially family members. It happens all the time. I s...
by TharpaChodron
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Dalai Lama has chosen his successor!
Replies: 10
Views: 1406

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 TharpaChodron
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Psychologists define the 'dark core of personality'
Replies: 26
Views: 1272

Re: Psychologists define the 'dark core of personality'

I can't accept that the dark core is hard wired, not completely anyway. I suppose there are those cases where they've found psychopaths and sociopaths have defective portions in their brains. Those cases aside, we all have the dark core, and part of becoming a realized being is to contend with it. ...
by TharpaChodron
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful
Replies: 79
Views: 3572

Re: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful

I'm going to be a real Pollyanna and say something like what I heard a US journalist say one time in regards to there being lots of discovery of mistakes and untruths in journalism. Rather than being a sign of failure, it's a sign of success to see truth is revealed. It shows the "system" is working...
by TharpaChodron
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Regret and Guru Yoga-Chatral R.
Replies: 16
Views: 1585

Re: Regret and Guru Yoga-Chatral R.

passel wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:59 am
I guess Shrine Room would have been the place to post it, but whatever I’m leavin it.
Probably one of the best, most sincere postings I've ever seen on DW. Cheers 🍻
by TharpaChodron
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dakini Day
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: Dakini Day

Is it today or actually October 4th? Tashi delek TC, They said today. Some Tibetans posted this with delay. But you are right it was on the 4th I realize / see. Anyway then still a happy Dakini day with retro activity. Next year it will be placed in time. :namaste: Best wishes. I'm definitely no ex...
by TharpaChodron
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dakini Day
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: Dakini Day

Is it today or actually October 4th?
by TharpaChodron
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Brad Warner - Why Buddhist Teachers Go Bad
Replies: 20
Views: 1352

Re: Brad Warner - Why Buddhist Teachers Go Bad

Bristollad wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:11 pm
Seems very personal - not sure how much it applies to anyone else.
I thought so, too. A lot of what he said may be true, though. Like I would agree that many people are searching for a perfect Buddha/Jesus figure to lead them and that's a lot of pressure to put on anyone.
by TharpaChodron
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana
Replies: 134
Views: 12243

Re: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Update

I heard a story about when Marpa's son died falling off a horse (or something like that). His students came to him and saw him crying. They asked, "Teacher, you taught us that everything is an illusion, so why are you crying?" Marpa replied, "Yes, it's an illusion, but a very big illusion." Love and...
by TharpaChodron
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Dealing With Demons
Replies: 34
Views: 1633

Re: Dealing With Demons

To say that demonic entities only exist in the mind is meaningless. It is true to the extent that all beings, events and phenomena have no independent existence. But as HHDL quoted when asked if the Dharmapalas exist 'they are as real as you are'. No more, but no less real. How is it meaningless? E...

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