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by My Socks Smell
Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: NeuroSky MindWave Meditation Games
Replies: 11
Views: 1640

Re: NeuroSky MindWave Meditation Games

And for the record, I'm sorry for inadvertently disparaging teachers and those who attain benefit from them. I didn't mean that neurofeedback is better. I just have a problem with authority figures and still experience some lingering ego-istic defensiveness regarding religion/spirituality/clericali...
by My Socks Smell
Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: NeuroSky MindWave Meditation Games
Replies: 11
Views: 1640

Re: NeuroSky MindWave Meditation Games

Your hard earned money would be better spent receiving personal instruction from a qualified teacher. And for the record, I'm sorry for inadvertently disparaging teachers and those who attain benefit from them. I didn't mean that neurofeedback is better. I just have a problem with authority figures...
by My Socks Smell
Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:01 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: NeuroSky MindWave Meditation Games
Replies: 11
Views: 1640

Re: NeuroSky MindWave Meditation Games

gregkavarnos wrote:Please yourself, wear the bunny (sorry cat) ears and program yourself into bliss. Give my greetings to Samantabhadra when you see him.
I admit, I deserved that. The bodhisattva humor wasn't lost on me, though. Good one.
by My Socks Smell
Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: NeuroSky MindWave Meditation Games
Replies: 11
Views: 1640

Re: NeuroSky MindWave Meditation Games

Your hard earned money would be better spent receiving personal instruction from a qualified teacher. Setting aside metaphysical vocabulary, ocular metaphors and language of a privileged access to one's own mental states, is there anything necessary for developing my meditation practice that a teac...
by My Socks Smell
Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: NeuroSky MindWave Meditation Games
Replies: 11
Views: 1640

NeuroSky MindWave Meditation Games

I have recently decided to try and enhance my meditation with neuro-feedback by using an EEG headset with meditation software programs. From what I have read regarding meditation and EEGs: 1. Focused attention on an object of meditation such as one's breath, an idea, image or emotion corresponds to ...
by My Socks Smell
Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How can Buddhists be so sure of themselves?
Replies: 240
Views: 22504

Re: How can Buddhists be so sure of themselves?

here's a link to a collection of Podcasts from Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche: check out talk #15 Buddhism & Morality (Brighton 2010) http://www.khyentserecordings.org/namo/Podcasts.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; here's a video of the talk: http://youtu.be/Y3qKcXHsnDs" onclick="win...
by My Socks Smell
Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How can Buddhists be so sure of themselves?
Replies: 240
Views: 22504

Re: How can Buddhists be so sure of themselves?

Andrew108 wrote:Actually Nagajuna refutes birth and death as being truly established as well as time and continuity for that matter. Take a gender at The Fundamental Wisdom of The Middle Way.
Edit: I found a link to the main points here: http://www.bergen.edu/phr/121/NagarjunaGC.pdf
by My Socks Smell
Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How can Buddhists be so sure of themselves?
Replies: 240
Views: 22504

Re: How can Buddhists be so sure of themselves?

The mind-stream/continuum is said to survive with nothing other than the raw power of awareness that comprises it, along with whatever potential and likely conditions karma has left it (and this is difficult). 'Atman' means something more like an eternal personality or soul. Self-recognition, to my...
by My Socks Smell
Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How can Buddhists be so sure of themselves?
Replies: 240
Views: 22504

Re: How can Buddhists be so sure of themselves?

here's a link to a collection of Podcasts from Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche: check out talk #15 Buddhism & Morality (Brighton 2010) http://www.khyentserecordings.org/namo/Podcasts.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; here's a video of the talk: http://youtu.be/Y3qKcXHsnDs" onclick="win...
by My Socks Smell
Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How can Buddhists be so sure of themselves?
Replies: 240
Views: 22504

Re: How can Buddhists be so sure of themselves?

undefineable wrote: In my last post previous to the this one, though, I tried to explain how Buddhism doesn't say we have anything to worry about after death.
Sorry if I focused on one sentence to the exclusion of your intended point.
by My Socks Smell
Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How can Buddhists be so sure of themselves?
Replies: 240
Views: 22504

Re: How can Buddhists be so sure of themselves?

if there is belief in that, "we are all same after death" , this, in fact, relates more with the idea of "self", "atman". unchanging. fixed. permanent. Well you can't get much more unchanging/fixed/permanent than a self permanently ceasing to exist :P :D well, some would believe there is a self per...
by My Socks Smell
Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How can Buddhists be so sure of themselves?
Replies: 240
Views: 22504

Re: How can Buddhists be so sure of themselves?

Good. Any ability to exercise control over one's karma in the present is more important than any benefit to some future birth. More importantly, our ability to exercise control over our karma in the present is of benefit to all beings, now and in the future... :group: :namaste: If Buddhism is to ma...
by My Socks Smell
Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How can Buddhists be so sure of themselves?
Replies: 240
Views: 22504

Re: How can Buddhists be so sure of themselves?

cesar wrote:i don't feel worried. just preparing.
Thanks.
by My Socks Smell
Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How can Buddhists be so sure of themselves?
Replies: 240
Views: 22504

Re: How can Buddhists be so sure of themselves?

The certainty of Buddhism avoids assertions of beliefs. On a purely logical level, if all views are relative then there is only one meta-View. Buddhist practice involves establishing a stability in the absence of views, so no worries . Socks (if I may be allowed this familiarity) - Please contempla...
by My Socks Smell
Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How can Buddhists be so sure of themselves?
Replies: 240
Views: 22504

Re: How can Buddhists be so sure of themselves?

so this continuum is a wheel that runs on this formula. so if one asserts to this notion, one could possibly be worried about what happens after death, if one is aware of the present actions and what the result would most likely be. The mind stream does not die along with the body. May I ask you bo...
by My Socks Smell
Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How can Buddhists be so sure of themselves?
Replies: 240
Views: 22504

Re: How can Buddhists be so sure of themselves?

Rather than grasping at the assumed possibility that Buddhism is somehow 'false', those who are distressed by it may be better off finding a belief system -such as materialism (with its assertion that there can be nothing after death for us to worry about)- that doesn't affect them so negatively - ...
by My Socks Smell
Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Does Zen/Chan Offer an Opinion Regarding Shentong/Rangtong?
Replies: 20
Views: 2462

Re: Does Zen/Chan Offer an Opinion Regarding Shentong/Rangtong?

How do you feel about the following poem? Too simple? Inspiring? What are your feelings about it? I understand that D.K.R. was apparently trying to put the Dharma in a modern context, but out of the six stanzas, I only found one of the non-stick conclusions relevant to my personal experiences. I tr...
by My Socks Smell
Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Does Zen/Chan Offer an Opinion Regarding Shentong/Rangtong?
Replies: 20
Views: 2462

Re: Does Zen/Chan Offer an Opinion Regarding Shentong/Rangtong?

Would you be able to give me a brief overview of the differences between how Shentong and Rangton view Emptiness, svasamvedana/Rang Rig, Tathagatagarbha and Buddha Nature? If so, would you prefer to answer on-board or via PM? Brief? Shentong - True nature of mind is empty of dualistic twists and tu...
by My Socks Smell
Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Does Zen/Chan Offer an Opinion Regarding Shentong/Rangtong?
Replies: 20
Views: 2462

Re: Does Zen/Chan Offer an Opinion Regarding Shentong/Rangtong?

How do you feel about the following poem? Too simple? Inspiring? What are your feelings about it? I'm going to have to read it again tonight or tomorrow before I can say for sure exactly how I feel about it. However, in the meantime, I will comment that I like Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche's answer to...
by My Socks Smell
Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Does Zen/Chan Offer an Opinion Regarding Shentong/Rangtong?
Replies: 20
Views: 2462

Re: Does Zen/Chan Offer an Opinion Regarding Shentong/Rangtong?

Would you please explain what you mean by Yogacara idealism? there's more than one way to answer your question. From the information I've read about Yogachara, it is a "mind-only" form of idealism which some critics say too easily crosses the line from being a "phenomenology" to become the basis fo...