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by Josef
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The CTR cat story
Replies: 77
Views: 614

Re: The CTR cat story

What I got from CTR were some takeaways he said in clear English that go to the heart of the ground, path and result. Especially the result. Things upon which everything hinges. He was a genius. We don’t have to do like him. But we do have to contend with him. I have no dispute with the brilliance ...
by Josef
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The CTR cat story
Replies: 77
Views: 614

Re: The CTR cat story

What I got from CTR were some takeaways he said in clear English that go to the heart of the ground, path and result. Especially the result. Things upon which everything hinges. He was a genius. We don’t have to do like him. But we do have to contend with him. I have no dispute with the brilliance ...
by Josef
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The CTR cat story
Replies: 77
Views: 614

Re: The CTR cat story

The tantric view is different. How I was taught. It’s all good. At some level it’s all for the good. No, that is a romantic notion of "crazy wisdom". No. That’s a standard Vajrayana view. You have a peculiar perspective of what the "standard view" is. The, "its all good so I can do whatever I want"...
by Josef
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The CTR cat story
Replies: 77
Views: 614

Re: The CTR cat story

you guys just want to wallow in negativity That's not it. It's recognizing the suffering of samsara and maintaining the resolve to do something about it. That, and maintaining the commitment to protect sentient beings rather than contribute to their misery. The tantric view is different. How I was ...
by Josef
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The CTR cat story
Replies: 77
Views: 614

Re: The CTR cat story

I cant imagine what it must have been like to see your teacher and sangha go through this. My heart goes out to you and all the rest Simon. Well he is right in one way. It was along time ago. I suffered no abuse and saw none..I did see someone who I admired and even loved becoming a twisted bloated...
by Josef
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The CTR cat story
Replies: 77
Views: 614

Re: The CTR cat story

Honestly, I can’t take all this crying seriously. It’s so stupid. Who's crying? What is happening here is one individual using the internet to mock and ridicule the suffering of others and other individuals suggesting that such behavior is inappropriate. Your perspective here is skewed and your vit...
by Josef
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The CTR cat story
Replies: 77
Views: 614

Re: The CTR cat story

Ok. Sorry. Carry on with the whining. You should edit out the second sentence if you want to capture some rapidly diminishing dignity. Honestly, I can’t take all this crying seriously. It’s so stupid. Who's crying? What is happening here is one individual using the internet to mock and ridicule the...
by Josef
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The CTR cat story
Replies: 77
Views: 614

Re: The CTR cat story

I’m a sexual abuse victim. But I’m not on the cry with me movement. I guarantee you my story is harsher than anyone here That doesnt give you a free pass to mock those who are struggling. It is also a stretch to assume that your own story is more harsh than others here. We have no idea what the exp...
by Josef
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The CTR cat story
Replies: 77
Views: 614

Re: The CTR cat story

Damn. How long has it been. Where’s that babysitter who tickled my peepee? I need a good cry. Romanticizing torture and mocking sexual abuse victims in the same thread. Youre really on a roll today. I’m a sexual abuse victim. But I’m not on the cry with me movement. I guarantee you my story is hars...
by Josef
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The CTR cat story
Replies: 77
Views: 614

Re: The CTR cat story

Not really. The crux of many of these discussions of Trungpa is his abuse of drugs and how that effected his conduct. When the mind is obscured by copious amounts of cocaine and alcohol ones view is vastly distorted and limited. Cocaine also contributes to behavior that is reflected in the cultish ...
by Josef
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The CTR cat story
Replies: 77
Views: 614

Re: The CTR cat story

Irrelevant Not really. The crux of many of these discussions of Trungpa is his abuse of drugs and how that effected his conduct. When the mind is obscured by copious amounts of cocaine and alcohol ones view is vastly distorted and limited. Cocaine also contributes to behavior that is reflected in t...
by Josef
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The CTR cat story
Replies: 77
Views: 614

Re: The CTR cat story

Irrelevant Not really. The crux of many of these discussions of Trungpa is his abuse of drugs and how that effected his conduct. When the mind is obscured by copious amounts of cocaine and alcohol ones view is vastly distorted and limited. Cocaine also contributes to behavior that is reflected in t...
by Josef
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The CTR cat story
Replies: 77
Views: 614

Re: The CTR cat story

I’m sure his was too. Have you ever done cocaine? Irrelevant Not really. The crux of many of these discussions of Trungpa is his abuse of drugs and how that effected his conduct. When the mind is obscured by copious amounts of cocaine and alcohol ones view is vastly distorted and limited. Cocaine a...
by Josef
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The CTR cat story
Replies: 77
Views: 614

Re: The CTR cat story

Crazywisdom wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:59 pm
Josef wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:59 pm
Crazywisdom wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:58 pm


That’s a sutra issue.
And a tantra issue.
The view is the same.
I’m sure his was too.
Have you ever done cocaine?
by Josef
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The CTR cat story
Replies: 77
Views: 614

Re: The CTR cat story

Crazywisdom wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:59 pm
Josef wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:58 pm
Crazywisdom wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:57 pm

It’s nice to say you have Bodhichitta. In Vajrayana the lama is it’s embodiment.
Yeah, authentic ones.
Up to you. For me he’s one of finest ever.
And for me he was a sentient being who suffered tremendously and is worthy of compassion.
by Josef
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The CTR cat story
Replies: 77
Views: 614

Re: The CTR cat story

:good: Thanks Malcolm. I like to keep in mind that many of us share Gurus, and may have even taken empowerments together without knowing it, especially with some Gurus being more comfotable offering empowerments over livestream Who knows who our Vajra Brothers and Sisters are? Could be anyone! Yes,...
by Josef
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The CTR cat story
Replies: 77
Views: 614

Re: The CTR cat story

Hang about..you are saying that accumulating millions of mantras has caused you to approve of the torturing of an animal? I would stop if I were you. Pronto. Before it gets even worse. Good advice. Millions of mantras are useless without bodhicitta. It’s nice to say you have Bodhichitta. In Vajraya...
by Josef
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The CTR cat story
Replies: 77
Views: 614

Re: The CTR cat story

As Vajra family, we can disagree and kid each other, but it should never descend to the level of serious acrimony and anger. We also have to understand no one has an actual pure view of anything until at least the first bhumi. :good: Thanks Malcolm. I like to keep in mind that many of us share Guru...
by Josef
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The CTR cat story
Replies: 77
Views: 614

Re: The CTR cat story

You guys have to excuse bc while I’m accumulating millions of mantras I’m in a funny state Hang about..you are saying that accumulating millions of mantras has caused you to approve of the torturing of an animal? I would stop if I were you. Pronto. Before it gets even worse. Good advice. Millions o...
by Josef
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The CTR cat story
Replies: 77
Views: 614

Re: The CTR cat story

Crazywisdom wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:59 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:57 pm
Crazywisdom wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:53 pm
I love this Siddha and his teachings.
Obviously, you've missed your calling. You should march right down to the nearest Shambhala Center and enroll immediately.
I have enough on my plate.
Like your own animal torture practices?

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