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by Simon E.
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The CTR cat story
Replies: 34
Views: 321

Re: The CTR cat story

I totally believe it. Your comment is nothing You are desperate to cling on to a fantasy person you never met and who never existed. What you see is a reflection of yourself. I’m surprised you ever studied vajrayana. You are correct I guess. If what you espouse is vajrayana then I didn't.
by Simon E.
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The CTR cat story
Replies: 34
Views: 321

Re: The CTR cat story

Crazywisdom wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:39 pm
Karma Dorje wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:38 pm
Crazywisdom wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:31 pm
He was such an amazing Siddha.
And if you believe that, I've got a Presidential reelection bid for you to work on in 2020.
I totally believe it. Your comment is nothing
You are desperate to cling on to a fantasy person you never met and who never existed.
by Simon E.
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The CTR cat story
Replies: 34
Views: 321

Re: The CTR cat story

This demonstrates what alcohol and cocaine can do in destroying sensibilities.

This was the same man who I saw in cry in 1968 because he had accidentally driven into a flock of birds and killed several of them. He got out of the car and chanted for them for a long time.
by Simon E.
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What's the point of abusive gurus?
Replies: 93
Views: 3341

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: 160

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: 2178

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: 525

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: 525

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: 3341

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: 3341

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: 9
Views: 140

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: 9
Views: 140

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: 3341

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: 9
Views: 140

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: 703

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: 703

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: 2178

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: 703

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: 3341

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.

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