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by Simon E.
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What's the point of abusive gurus?
Replies: 93
Views: 3408

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: 169

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: 118
Views: 2196

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: 9
Views: 550

Re: The Great Transfer Experience

:smile:
by Simon E.
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Great Transfer Experience
Replies: 9
Views: 550

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: 3408

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: 3408

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...
by Simon E.
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Quitting smoking
Replies: 12
Views: 175

Re: Quitting smoking

I am a techtard :shrug: But I think it really is fixed now.. :smile: We have a similar problem. The people in the apartment below ours are great neighbours, helpful, friendly, when I accidentally flooded their kitchen..dont ask, it involved orchid compost and the sink... they couldn't have been nice...
by Simon E.
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Quitting smoking
Replies: 12
Views: 175

Re: Quitting smoking

Sorry M...PM situation now fixed... 8-)
by Simon E.
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What's the point of abusive gurus?
Replies: 93
Views: 3408

Re: What's the point of abusive gurus?

Ok. Lots of posts removed. Some of them may find there way into a split off topic (or not). I don't have the time to sift through them this evening so see if there is anything worth salvaging. For now, carry on with the discussion of what's the point of abusive gurus? Not really worth saving.... Th...
by Simon E.
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Quitting smoking
Replies: 12
Views: 175

Re: Quitting smoking

No nicotine supplements. No change in lifestyle.

Just cold turkey. Go through it. Suffer. It passes.

I did it. You can do it.
by Simon E.
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: proclaiming awakening
Replies: 45
Views: 713

Re: proclaiming awakening

I am answering only because I suspect no answer..which would actually be wisest..will result in your assuming that your points are unanswerable. 'Kensho' is is a term only used in Zen. Whether it refers to a phenomenon exclusive to Zen I have no idea. Within the Vajrayana* there are ways to test 'sa...
by Simon E.
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: proclaiming awakening
Replies: 45
Views: 713

Re: proclaiming awakening

There is no pan-Buddhism. Therefore there is no single Buddhist culture and no single view . . . And that’s wonderful. But I have yet to hear an answer to why Buddhist teachers don’t share with their students what they have experienced and realized within their tradition. The only way that you will...
by Simon E.
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Football World Cup.
Replies: 118
Views: 2196

Re: Football World Cup.

:applause: Well done Le Bleus.
Croatia were worthy opponents, but France deserve their trophy.
by Simon E.
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: proclaiming awakening
Replies: 45
Views: 713

Re: proclaiming awakening

I’m a bit uncomfortable with the whole idea of ‘attainment’. Actually I borrowed a book from the library once, and although I don’t remember much about it, it had an aphorism in the flyleaf in some strange language, the translation of which was given as ‘the unattainable is attained by non-attainme...
by Simon E.
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What's the point of abusive gurus?
Replies: 93
Views: 3408

Re: What's the point of abusive gurus?

The narrative has interest certainly. I personally don't see it as history. And certaily not as modelling for either student or teacher. It's a typical myth that serves as a vehicle for certain truths.
by Simon E.
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Football World Cup.
Replies: 118
Views: 2196

Re: Football World Cup.

Well unlike Scotland at least we qualified. And having qualified reached the semi-finals. And finished fourth overall. Higher than Spain, Italy, Germany or (cough) Brazil. Like I said, the English think they're god's gift to soccer. ;) But anyhow, as a Brit I am sure you have a well developed sense...
by Simon E.
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 247
Views: 8735

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

Nothing to do with Mukpo. Or Pema Chodren. I was just making the point that my friend was burned out. It happens. And what restored her was not eating shit or being branded or sexually exploited. None of those things happened. What restored her to being a functioning and dedicated Dharma student was...
by Simon E.
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What's the point of abusive gurus?
Replies: 93
Views: 3408

Re: What's the point of abusive gurus?

... man, please write a literary work on the issue. such serious reaserch on the guru-disciple issue can be of great help. it is a good time also, because in short many people, old and new buddhist practitioners, will have the same doubt in mind. While Malcolm is working on this ( :) ) I can highly...

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