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by Simon E.
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights
Replies: 41
Views: 937

Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Yippee! Now, can you do something about my graying hair? :smile: Sure, easy. Come on over and I'll shave your head like mine. Isn't it funny how arbitrary my attachments are? I am happy to shed some pounds, but hang on to my (graying) hair. Reminds me of Milarepa's "Finger sweater" which was meant ...
by Simon E.
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights
Replies: 41
Views: 937

Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

DGA wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:29 pm
CedarTree wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:37 pm
I proposed this before but there was some hesitation I think maybe now might be a good time on the forum for it.

Astus

Malcolm

Coëmgenu

...
thankful I didn't make this list

An omission in my view.
by Simon E.
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Extraordinary Women Practitioners
Replies: 22
Views: 525

Re: Extraordinary Women Practitioners

But....but...Malcolm. They are ladies..and they are caucasian and worse, they are goodlookin'. :smile: And I know them personally and so can attest to their positive qualities as practitioners and teachers. Plus, they are western women, and it is high time westerners are recognized for their qualit...
by Simon E.
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Extraordinary Women Practitioners
Replies: 22
Views: 525

Re: Extraordinary Women Practitioners

Many...
by Simon E.
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Extraordinary Women Practitioners
Replies: 22
Views: 525

Re: Extraordinary Women Practitioners

But....but...Malcolm. They are ladies..and they are caucasian and worse, they are goodlookin'. :smile:
by Simon E.
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Morality of stockholding
Replies: 40
Views: 1274

Re: Morality of stockholding

I see a basic misunderstand here which is a priori to the 'morality' debate.

Dzogchen is not a 'method' although there is a process.
by Simon E.
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Morality of stockholding
Replies: 40
Views: 1274

Re: Morality of stockholding

How delusional. Really? Explain to us how the Dzogchen view is limited. Well, the term is so watered down now, it has become meaningless, just a way for people to feel trendy and "in" about what they're doing. Next we'll hear about the Dzogchen approach to politics or tap dancing. All hogwash. I se...
by Simon E.
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Turkey practices?
Replies: 20
Views: 329

Re: Turkey practices?

I don't doubt that.
by Simon E.
Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Turkey practices?
Replies: 20
Views: 329

Re: Turkey practices?

jkarlins wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:08 pm
bbq? buffalo? what level of spiciness? mahamudra meltdown? jalapeno-gini?
If memory serves it was like chicken from a good quality Chinese takeaway. But I will admit to being more occupied with thoughts like ' get me..eating with the Dalai Lama !' Than I was with the food.




:lol:
by Simon E.
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Turkey practices?
Replies: 20
Views: 329

Re: Turkey practices?

I was at one of my favorite restaurants today picking up some food to take home and there was a nun sitting and eating with one layperson. I will often pay for monastics meals when I see them at restaurants or if they are close to me in line at the grocery store, but this place isn't vegetarian and...
by Simon E.
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Question about transmission and pointing-out instructions
Replies: 23
Views: 669

Re: Question about transmission and pointing-out instructions

Actually, there are teachers ( and ChNN is not one of them) who function better as your teacher if you DONT meet them in person. Some highly realised people can act like asses. I knew one such.
by Simon E.
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Turkey practices?
Replies: 20
Views: 329

Re: Turkey practices?

Thanksgiving is about to come up, what practices are we to do to liberate all these turkeys? Sorry for spamming, but I'm trying to find out the Mahayana way of liberation for these sentient beings. I try to avoid eating Turkey. I prefer beef or ..just about any other meat.. But for a Vajrayana prac...
by Simon E.
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 84
Views: 1379

Re: Rabbit's Horns

Yes, but it's Gunslinger Syndrome isn't it.
Everyone knows who the top gun is.

But the younger guys feel they have to have a go...

It's not what they tell themselves of course.
by Simon E.
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Question about transmission and pointing-out instructions
Replies: 23
Views: 669

Re: Question about transmission and pointing-out instructions

I think the problem Rick is in the way you posed the question. Malcolm was saying 'yes ' to the first part. Not the second part. ie. Yes, you can receive transmission that way.
by Simon E.
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 84
Views: 1379

Re: Rabbit's Horns

From the Gelug POV: “The horns of a rabbit do not inherently exist because they do not exist at all. The mere realization of their non-existence reveals that the horns of a rabbit do not inherently exist; therefore, the non-inherent existence of the horns of a rabbit is not an emptiness. An emptine...
by Simon E.
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Winter festivities
Replies: 35
Views: 477

Re: Winter festivities

Welsh people would of course protest that they aren't English! :smile:
But yes it's lovely. My daughter used to read Dyan Thomas's original story every Christmas when she was a girl.
by Simon E.
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Lobsang's Nose.
Replies: 0
Views: 50

Lobsang's Nose.

Lobsang was new to the monastery. He had decided to take the robe in his twenties out of conviction rather than as a way of relieving his families poverty. Shortly after his arrival, the abbot had asked him what his interests were in his old life. 'I like plants. he replied. 'Particularly flowers, a...
by Simon E.
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Winter festivities
Replies: 35
Views: 477

Re: Winter festivities

So, what/how do you all celebrate on the winter time? Christmas with christian family? More pagan roots with Yule/saturnalia type feast? Or nothing at all? How do you connect this festive season with dharma? I like the idea of celebrating the winter solstice. Any practice associated with this parti...
by Simon E.
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Dog's Tooth.
Replies: 41
Views: 711

Re: The Dog's Tooth.

Which might be another aspect of the stories purpose......
by Simon E.
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Dog's Tooth.
Replies: 41
Views: 711

Re: The Dog's Tooth.

Yes I have heard the story before Magnus. Of course, it could be that Bob has told it before.. :smile:

I guess the common factor between the two stories is the emphasis on clear View transcending sense objects and method.