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by Lindama
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: The Six Lamps
Replies: 35
Views: 1254

Re: The Six Lamps

This means i see no objections in reading "secret" Dzogchen text as preparation to the actual to follow upcoming related teachings. In that way Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche wrote Heart Drop of Dharmakaya, a very secret Dzogchen book. He knew that future students will come to ask him more about Dzog...
by Lindama
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: The Six Lamps
Replies: 35
Views: 1254

Re: The Six Lamps

heartdrops fell off the shelf 25+ years ago, lucky life. have you ever talked to your root guru in person? just what does this all mean? forgive, I obviously don't understand. I can't comprehend how we can judge what we are ready for. Tashi delek L, Yes it was some time ago (22 years), since the pu...
by Lindama
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Sweet Home To Alabamians.
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Re: Sweet Home To Alabamians.

Johnny nailed it. ofc, I'm relieved that Moore lost, but any change in the DNC is still a dream. I'm encouraged that people who don't normally vote will take a lesson by example. Blacks turned out in unusually high numbers... and they saw what a diff they made. esp ironic, since I've seriously consi...
by Lindama
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Giving Up Sugar and Junk Food
Replies: 11
Views: 194

Re: Giving Up Sugar and Junk Food

Agree with Kim.... it goes without saying, it's step by step, relax. I'd say no.... careful with fruit, only organic peanut butter, if at all .... and no fruit juice.
by Lindama
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Giving Up Sugar and Junk Food
Replies: 11
Views: 194

Re: Giving Up Sugar and Junk Food

justsit has some good suggestions. Agree, more water. Plan ahead what to eat when you get hungry, esp at night. Adding good quality essential oils will help to curb hunger.... coconut oi., olive, nuts and seeds ,.. not canola or fish oil. I like to soak a handful of raw almonds overnight, they are s...
by Lindama
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Only Capitol of Israel
Replies: 66
Views: 1250

Re: The Only Capitol of Israel

whoa, the article in the OP is written by a minister out of touch with what is happening. and this, from Chris Hedges .... https://www.truthdig.com/articles/zero-hour-palestine/ Wednesday’s announcement by President Trump, who finds a soul mate in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, that he w...
by Lindama
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: sexual harrassment & sexual assault in the US
Replies: 68
Views: 1295

Re: sexual harrassment & sexual assault in the US

whoa, if we're not careful most in house and senate may have to resign. Let's not forget, Presidents are not subject to resignation. So, if Al Franken were you.... does he have the guts to do what you would do if you were him? I don't know much about him. makes good sense, but can he? My only hope i...
by Lindama
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Only Capitol of Israel
Replies: 66
Views: 1250

Re: The Only Capitol of Israel

sadly, I'd say that violence is inevitable.... unless the world at large says no. I think this is a about more than real estate. It's enabling Isreal in dangerous ways.
by Lindama
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump Tweets
Replies: 155
Views: 2855

Re: Trump Tweets

Fuki, as far as I'm concerned, the terrorist propaganda is exactly that. It was created in 2001 as a false flag.... indeed, we have hardly seen terrorist on US soil. Things would have been diff if we hadn't used it as an excuse for war, knowing full well it was false in terms of the attack. Bush and...
by Lindama
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Only Capitol of Israel
Replies: 66
Views: 1250

Re: The Only Capitol of Israel

oh my, have to agree with most above... except, I don't have any hope that we can learn from our mistakes because, for the deep state, there was no mistake. Isreal has recently fired missiles in Syria which were intercepted... this is dangerous enabling on the part of the US. tears in my eyes. Trump...
by Lindama
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump Tweets
Replies: 155
Views: 2855

Re: Trump Tweets

out the door in 2 minutes, perhaps I'll add later. ofc, it seems we agree, I have no prob doing everything I can to keep going, I still am retired working. it's lies upon lies upon lies. not everyone is equipped to see. then there's wishful thinking, hope against hope.... and the illusion that MY vo...
by Lindama
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump Tweets
Replies: 155
Views: 2855

Re: Trump Tweets

fuki wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:37 pm
Lindama wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:48 am
. It seems ppl often vote their feelings.
And their "feelings" are often out of self-interest right?
sure, including people whose children go to bed hungry, haven't had a decent job since they lost it, are labeled as deplorable. it's ain't easy
by Lindama
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump Tweets
Replies: 155
Views: 2855

Re: Trump Tweets

well, I'd say we can be kind to ourselves. We always fool ourselves until we don't. Only ego thinks it can transcend and become a better person. My zen teacher always said zen is not a self-improvement project. He was not giving license for bad behavior. I have been taught lojon by zen teachers. So ...
by Lindama
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: simultaneity of cause and effect
Replies: 226
Views: 3615

Re: simultaneity of cause and effect

ofc, I don't know the answer to that, but I can say it seems that Malcom has a lot to offer here in terms of comprensive knowledge... notice this in this dialog with Meido about zen too. I've noticed that Malcom is participating more than I remember several years ago when I was here last. my limited...
by Lindama
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: simultaneity of cause and effect
Replies: 226
Views: 3615

Re: simultaneity of cause and effect

hopefully lindama does not read this and still thinks i'm ok...i'm not you know... except for that bunny you could see clearly in the super moon last night...apparently Buddha placed it there for LUCK...look up at the right side and see the two ears and it will pop out at you... too late, I"m here....
by Lindama
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump Tweets
Replies: 155
Views: 2855

Re: Trump Tweets

Thanks for that Jeff. It is a "crisis of hegemony". From that perspective, it's not politics as usual.... a new paradigm perhaps. It gets at peoples core experience. It seems ppl often vote their feelings. I don't have any idea how the dis-enfranchised view the world apart from understanding basics ...
by Lindama
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: words enter the intellect: one is known.
Replies: 14
Views: 281

Re: words enter the intellect: one is known.

Dear Heart you stopped me cold... yes! in a nutshell, yes!! :group:
fuki wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:42 pm
Emptiness means relations.
by Lindama
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Western Myth of Zen
Replies: 156
Views: 9544

Re: Western Myth of Zen

well.... this is a sicky wicket. I would go so far as to say it (chanting, etc) is meditation.... and I'd go farther and say noticing and awareness is a good start to cooking, tea, prostrations, etc ... but it goes beyond ... to no movement in the mind. how do you know how to add the salt with no mo...
by Lindama
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is the Mystic Law the same as God? If not, how so?
Replies: 22
Views: 492

Re: Is the Mystic Law the same as God? If not, how so?

don't understand a word of what you said, but it does seem to relate. What I can say, I don't know how to map one on the other, not my purpose. I always perk up when I see the word relation... no fixity there. And whatever collective Godhood is, it sounds right in spirit. Forgive I don't know who th...
by Lindama
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Om Ma Tri Mu Ye Sa Le Du
Replies: 13
Views: 4524

Re: Om Ma Tri Mu Ye Sa Le Du

This mantra has always stayed with me. For me, it's power is in the visualization: OM and MA in Yab yum with the 6 realms encircling and circling (moving) around them. As far as I know, it's one of three heart mantras in Bon. My good fortune was a daylong teaching on this mantra with a monk from Men...