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by Simon E.
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 165
Views: 2726

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Aye.
by Simon E.
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 165
Views: 2726

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Dear, I do not think the four reliances is rejecting a Master. Not to focus on the outer individual-personality-form is not the same as rejecting, perhaps its' to not feed dualistic perception (perceiver-perceived). But Guru is essential. Guru is Buddha - is awaken. There is said if we perceive a h...
by Simon E.
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 165
Views: 2726

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Say it as briefly as you like. It has nothing to do with Dzogchen.
by Simon E.
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Parinirvana without remainder
Replies: 14
Views: 467

Re: Parinirvana without remainder

:popcorn:

There ya go.
by Simon E.
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 165
Views: 2726

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

In this prespective, in the standpoint of buddha, we have no other choice than the four reliances, 'a person' (or teacher) also is one of the element of uncertainty, every person has their own agenda and opinions, so can never be recommended as a source to be relied, in this case, only the dharma i...
by Simon E.
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 165
Views: 2726

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Don't feed the troll, would be my response.....Really folks, just leave it.
by Simon E.
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Beers and alcohol
Replies: 6
Views: 142

Re: Beers and alcohol

You are going to get a whole spectrum of replies Matthew. This does not mean that the question is a bad one. But it does mean that the answers will have to be reflected on in a balanced way. My own view is that if you can a glass of wine or beer without it increasing heedlessness..(an appropriate wo...
by Simon E.
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 165
Views: 2726

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Its a real insight into the mindset that makes Malaysia so vulnerable to distortions like Dolgyal worship.
by Simon E.
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 165
Views: 2726

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Trolling doesn't stop being trolling just because it is sincerely wrong.
A one-sided debate with one side relentlessly ploughing on against all evidence and deaf to all reasoned argument is also a form of trolling.
by Simon E.
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 165
Views: 2726

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

This is getting ridiculous. It's just trolling.
by Simon E.
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Psoriasis
Replies: 33
Views: 410

Re: Psoriasis

You may also want to make sure you are not deficient in Vitamin D. That's an interesting point. I was diagnosed with low vitamin D last week and now I'm on a daily D supplement. It's great. Particularly important in winter, at least in those climes where the sun is largely absent in winter. NB Immu...
by Simon E.
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Martin Luther King Day
Replies: 14
Views: 239

Martin Luther King Day

"I have decided to go with love, hate is too great a burden to bear"...M.L.K.
by Simon E.
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Psoriasis
Replies: 33
Views: 410

Re: Psoriasis

I only know what I have read..but I know that there is a theory that it is caused, or at least worsened, by inflammation of the gut. And that dietary measures can help.
by Simon E.
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: Spirit attack
Replies: 21
Views: 434

Re: Spirit attack

Grigoris wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:25 am
To all those offering advice: If you do not know what the source of the problem is, how can you offer practice advice?

Varis needs to speak directly to a teacher and possibly to a medical specialist.
This! :good:
by Simon E.
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Psoriasis
Replies: 33
Views: 410

Re: Psoriasis

Some find a change in diet helps. Malcolm could tell you more.
by Simon E.
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 165
Views: 2726

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Who is talking about marathon? Not me. Clearly you are making a concerted effort to avoid understanding me. Fine. Om mani padme hum Kathy I am sorry if I offend you, but this distinction is not done in Buddhism, no matter where the quote is from. Like Malcolm said, pain is the suffering of sufferin...
by Simon E.
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Murder Most Foul.
Replies: 12
Views: 238

Re: Murder Most Foul.

Aye...'appen.
by Simon E.
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Murder Most Foul.
Replies: 12
Views: 238

Murder Most Foul.

Which of the forum's emoticons would you murder first?

This would be my first choice. :hi:

Obsequious little bastard.
by Simon E.
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 165
Views: 2726

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Could someone comment on how tremendous physical pain (such as gout or a kidney stone) would be experienced if one were to be able to be in instant presence during that moment? My understanding is that this would be like any other experience except potentially more difficult. You would have the sen...