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by Simon E.
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Immutable Nature of the Primordial State
Replies: 58
Views: 1310

Re: Immutable Nature of the Primordial State

Kunga Lhadzom wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:45 pm
amazing isn’t it...no beginning...no ending...it doesn’t compute in human logic...yet it makes perfect sense...
Not computing in terms of human logic has never stopped anyone yet from running it all through the ol' P.C. Sandi... :smile:
by Simon E.
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Bodhicitta is fleeting...
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: Bodhicitta is fleeting...

Perhaps one problem here is the idea that we can and should 'save' people Matthew. Another way of thinking about Bodhicitta in addition to the usual idea of generating it is to see that it is always available. It is not different from our original mind. So rather than talking about generating Bodhic...
by Simon E.
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Football World Cup.
Replies: 120
Views: 2308

Re: Football World Cup.

Your analysis might be correct. It might just be that the South American game has become outmoded. If that is right they will be forced to concentrate on strategy and team work because the 'dark arts' are no longer tolerated. My own view is that the result is a much more enjoyable spectacle.
by Simon E.
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR
Replies: 49
Views: 1753

Re: Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR

I'm sure you are right.

As I think you know, I take a different view on the Karmapa issue..I think it's far from clear cut, but this is not the time or place to go into that..but I don't doubt for a second Akong Rinpoche's (or Situ Rinpoche's) honesty or sincerity in the matter.
by Simon E.
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR
Replies: 49
Views: 1753

Re: Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR

Just so everybody knows I got the whole Dianna thing from here https://goo.gl/okzgH1 . This is from Akong R's. side http://www.akong.eu/AR_CTR.htm And this is CTR's side https://vajratool.wordpress.com/2011/12/15/the-conmanship-of-akong-tulku-chogyam-trungpa-1977/ I don't know if they have met anyt...
by Simon E.
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR
Replies: 49
Views: 1753

Re: Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR

Her name is Diana. One 'n'. Like the Princess.
by Simon E.
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR
Replies: 49
Views: 1753

Re: Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR

I am reluctant to give this thread with it's loaded agenda any more oxygen, but it may be worth pointing out vis-a-vis Knotty Veneer's good post that the majority of CTR's American circle would probably have no first hand knowledge of Akong Rinpoche at all. Most of them never visited Samye-Ling and ...
by Simon E.
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What's the meaning of "life is duhhka"?
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Re: What's the meaning of "life is duhhka"?

Dukkha is a broad concept. The origin of the word refers to sourness..its opposite is sukkha meaning sweet and the origin of our word 'sugar'. Dukkha does not apply only to big things and heavy suffering. ( And incidentally 'suffering' is a poor translation. The real meaning needs to be internalised...
by Simon E.
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR
Replies: 49
Views: 1753

Re: Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR

Wait, so what is your view on all of this? What was your point in making this thread? (Im not implying anything, just would like to actually know) Because, I cant tell if i am receiving mixed signals or not. If by "all of this" you mean Hays' statement re Akong R my view is that I don't know what a...
by Simon E.
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR
Replies: 49
Views: 1753

Re: Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR

I honestly finda that hard to believe. This is bit too much. But still shows how f-ing messy the whole situation is. Kinda reminded me of a passage where Dianna says Akong R. bullied her and CTR when they still were in Samye-ling. But still really? This is a horrible mess. I knew Akong Rinpoche for...
by Simon E.
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 139
Views: 3206

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

In psychonational terms ... America's shadow is coming to light under Donnie. This could be a good thing, there is a huge amount of creative energy in the shadow. Destructive too. Getting in touch with one's shadow is never easy, so we shouldn't expect that. And it's dangerous, for obvious reasons....
by Simon E.
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Moderation
Replies: 7
Views: 135

Re: Moderation

It could..but that has nothing to do with the quote from Oscar Wilde, which is a play on words.
by Simon E.
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Moderation
Replies: 7
Views: 135

Re: Moderation

Could someone explain what "everything in moderation, including moderation" is all about? I heard that as a description of the eight-fold path. Does this statement have anything to do with morality? What does it have to do with Buddhism? It has nothing to do with 'Buddhism'. It is a quote from the ...
by Simon E.
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What's the point of abusive gurus?
Replies: 93
Views: 3524

Re: What's the point of abusive gurus?

...I think we need to be very careful that this does not become another reason to blame to victim... yes i should have mentioned it myself. all what i said is not to blame neurotic people in a slightest. i wish all to be at peace with everything and be happy, so to me neurotic people are very troub...
by Simon E.
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: mental habits
Replies: 7
Views: 195

Re: mental habits

mental habit of discourse lies on mental habit of grasping to mental formation, mental habit of grasping on mental formations lies in mental habit of the division of a self and an other, but mental habit of division of a self and an other is a subtle mental formation not an intrinsic quality. how s...
by Simon E.
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Football World Cup.
Replies: 120
Views: 2308

Re: Football World Cup.

I think in both the International game and in the English football league we see an increased awareness of simulation from both referees and linesmen. The degree to which it was starting to occur, eventually became a minor scandal and certainly the English F.A. (football association) has issued clea...
by Simon E.
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Great Transfer Experience
Replies: 10
Views: 645

Re: The Great Transfer Experience

:smile:
by Simon E.
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Great Transfer Experience
Replies: 10
Views: 645

Re: The Great Transfer Experience

Ah, I see... that had escaped me Josef. ;)
by Simon E.
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What's the point of abusive gurus?
Replies: 93
Views: 3524

Re: What's the point of abusive gurus?

You make some good points Yagmort. I think there is much truth in your points 1-6. Particularly your observations that those damaged will be drawn to abusers and will be more likely to stay in relationship with them. I think we need to be very careful that this does not become another reason to blam...
by Simon E.
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What's the point of abusive gurus?
Replies: 93
Views: 3524

Re: What's the point of abusive gurus?

i think it is a task for a new "yangsi" generations of lamas, some of whom as it seems, Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche or Kalu Rinpoche, for example, have already been through enough to get the idea of what consequences emotional/physical abuse can lead to. I'm not sure neurosis were not that common in T...

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