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by Simon E.
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Martin Luther King Day
Replies: 10
Views: 151

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: 28
Views: 260

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: 389

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: 28
Views: 260

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: 99
Views: 1310

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: 10
Views: 177

Re: Murder Most Foul.

Aye...'appen.
by Simon E.
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Murder Most Foul.
Replies: 10
Views: 177

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: 99
Views: 1310

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...
by Simon E.
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: -ise vs -ize
Replies: 19
Views: 150

Re: The world is getting worse and worse

No I googled it. It used to be more commonly spelled with an s in Britain, but they’re finally catching up with the leaders, in spelling emphasise at least. I kid!! Well, if Google says it. I was taught to emphasise, prioritise, legitimise and to chastise. Even now my spell check (since it is in US...
by Simon E.
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: -ise vs -ize
Replies: 19
Views: 150

Re: The world is getting worse and worse

Buy any old volume printed in Victorian Britain including Thackeray and Dickens and you will find it spelled 'emphasised'. like wise 'exercise', 'volumise'...I and every other Brit born in the last 100 years at least, has always used the 's' form as any Brit on this forum can attest. As did our pare...
by Simon E.
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The world is getting worse and worse
Replies: 38
Views: 1127

Re: The world is getting worse and worse

Whether 'the world' is getting worse I have no idea..I suppose it depends on what you mean by the 'world' and 'worse'. I think we can be sure however that samsara remains samsara. And that samsaric sentient life is characterised by dukkha, anatta, and anicca. Just as it always has been. The parts o...
by Simon E.
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 29
Views: 1123

Re: New Rigpa letter

There is ample evidence that Osho had a number of physical ailments which were either caused or exacerbated, by a range of addictions including to laughing gas ( :shrug: ) and barbiturates.
by Simon E.
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is Padmasambhava a Nirmanakaya Buddha?
Replies: 10
Views: 1086

Re: Is Padmasambhava a Nirmanakaya Buddha?

Which Padmasambhava?
by Simon E.
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "Forgiveness Is Not Buddhist" Article by McLeod in Tricycle
Replies: 27
Views: 741

Re: "Forgiveness Is Not Buddhist" Article by McLeod in Tricycle

I believe that as long as we are trapped in relative/conditioned reality, with a concept of self and other, higher and lower, victim and perpetrator, then forgiveness plays a positive role. Mainly because of absolving guilt. Guilt can be a rather unforgiving trap, that does not allow us to progress...
by Simon E.
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "Forgiveness Is Not Buddhist" Article by McLeod in Tricycle
Replies: 27
Views: 741

Re: "Forgiveness Is Not Buddhist" Article by McLeod in Tricycle

Ken McLeod has posted an interesting article in Tricycle (adapted from a previous work) with the provocative title Forgiveness Is Not Buddhist . In it he references a lot of Vajrayana and Tibetan traditions and makes points about how those and Buddhism in general do not go well with the transaction...
by Simon E.
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Future
Replies: 74
Views: 2042

Re: The Future

This! :good:
by Simon E.
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: UK football invest in Tibet water
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: UK football invest in Tibet water

I hope so too. But we have to be realistic. Most football fans have no idea at all about the business enterprises of their favourite club, enterprises which are conducted by finance guys who see what happens on the pitch is an irrelevance to them.
by Simon E.
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: UK football invest in Tibet water
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: UK football invest in Tibet water

Liverpool has scored an own goal -- signing a sponsorship deal with Chinese company Tibet Water, who use China’s brutal military occupation in Tibet to bottle and sell Tibetan resources. Will you tell Liverpool FC’s directors to stop supporting human rights abuses and end this deal? The exploding p...