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by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Love at first sight
Replies: 16
Views: 213

Re: Love at first sight

avatamsaka3 wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:44 am
Is there something to it, or is it just infatuation?
At first sight I don't know about, but there are karmic connections that can really jump out at you.
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: clear light sleep and information of memory
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: clear light sleep and information of memory

The actual Sleep of Clear Light does not involve dreams. If you are doing stuff with dream phenomena it is not the sleep of clear light, as I understand it. Though I think I've seen it called clear light visions or some such. Anyway, according to ChNN a lot of what comes up would be explained simila...
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: is the Cessation of feeling (Vedana)desirable?
Replies: 23
Views: 468

Re: is the Cessation of feeling (Vedana)desirable?

Thanks.Why does Quequeg say otherwise?and many others? We deluded beings have notions of "mind" and we project them onto the Buddha. From the Buddha's side, such a notion is only a convention they use to engage with us with the aim of removing our misunderstanding. To an extent, there is a logic ga...
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1287
Views: 58829

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

There's literally always been this reaction in the media to diseases. That's part of what makes it so hard to get accurate, contextualized information. Everything is by today's standards "clickbait", or the old pre-internet "if it bleeds it leads", sensationalism sells. I’m not talking about the me...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Non-natural environments
Replies: 14
Views: 433

Re: Non-natural environments

Hi there, I've noticed in the past it was more difficult for me to meditate/relax in areas that were "hi-tech" (i.e. had a lot of equipment that required electricity to function, a lot of artificial light, a lot of computers, etc.). Also, the less natural the environment was, the harder it was for ...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: emptiness is pure
Replies: 70
Views: 1102

Re: emptiness is pure

In common Mahāyāna, like Hinayāna schools, relatively speaking, phenomena, other than path dharmas, are still compounded, suffering, and not-self, and hence impure. Their ultimate nature, emptiness, is pure. In uncommon Mahāyāna Secret Mantra, phenomena are rendered pure through special methods whi...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: emptiness is pure
Replies: 70
Views: 1102

Re: emptiness is pure

In common Mahāyāna, like Hinayāna schools, relatively speaking, phenomena, other than path dharmas, are still compounded, suffering, and not-self, and hence impure. Their ultimate nature, emptiness, is pure. In uncommon Mahāyāna Secret Mantra, phenomena are rendered pure through special methods whi...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: "practice in daily life"
Replies: 12
Views: 312

Re: "practice in daily life"

Substituting “fitting” for “adjusting” doesn’t make the meaning any clearer. Perhaps you could elaborate on what you mean. How would that apply to everyday activities for lay practitioners? I think it means to take a commitment to practice and study seriously, instead of just a "lifestyle choice" o...
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1287
Views: 58829

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

:focus: Here's a longish piece about how Melbourne, our second-largest city at about 5 million people, got hit with a second wave of cases. The take-home message is that "suppression" (keeping case numbers low) is always going to be likely to fail, meaning that "elimination" plus hard border contro...
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1287
Views: 58829

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

There are small plague outbreaks happening all the time. This isn't something new I believe. Yep. No idea why, but it seemed like we'd get a couple cases every single year in New Mexico when I was growing up. Then why this reaction now? There's literally always been this reaction in the media to di...
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1287
Views: 58829

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Dan74 wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:39 am
Fortyeightvows wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:54 am
Nice of them to warn the people.

Did ya’ll hear about the plague in Mongolia?
There are small plague outbreaks happening all the time. This isn't something new I believe.
Yep. No idea why, but it seemed like we'd get a couple cases every single year in New Mexico when I was growing up.
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Claim: Buddha Shakyamuni was a student/emanation of Bon Buddha?
Replies: 18
Views: 726

Re: Claim: Buddha Shakyamuni was a student/emanation of Bon Buddha?

where this idea came from? it is supposed that the text is just author's research? this is yet another bonpo complex? I think It comes from so many years of religious competition between Vajrayana and Bon, basically. There are whole Bon philosophical works produced sort of "in response" to Buddhsim...
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you PERSONALLY doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 8
Views: 234

Re: What are you PERSONALLY doing about the coronavirus?

“My priority right now is just to keep myself up, and keep the people I can help up, beyond that it's all just one day at a time.” Same. We’ve formed informal support chains. I’m helping someone who has lost their partner. Another friend is helping us with some increased struggles we are facing and...
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you PERSONALLY doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 8
Views: 234

Re: What are you PERSONALLY doing about the coronavirus?

Since the other thread quickly devolved into a political/social discussion (not that there's anything particularly wrong with that), how about a refocus? How has the coronavirus pandemic run up against your Mahayana practice? Are you any more conscious of impermanence, or are you just waiting for t...
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: is the Cessation of feeling (Vedana)desirable?
Replies: 23
Views: 468

Re: is the Cessation of feeling (Vedana)desirable?

if contact,consciousness,form and the 6 fold sense basis do not arise for a buddha,how does the buddha act?don't you need to be aware to act?I thought that the idea that Buddhas had no awareness was a Sravaka viewpoint?how does Buddha go about teaching,saving beings,creating purelands without being...
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: is the Cessation of feeling (Vedana)desirable?
Replies: 23
Views: 468

Re: is the Cessation of feeling (Vedana)desirable?

I heard Recentely that Buddhas don't feel any emotions.I just wanted to ask how this is desirable to feeling bliss even if in intervals.I may suffer but in some cases I do get to feel immensely joyous.How would not feeling anything make nirvana worth it?Im sure there would be peace to be had,but ev...
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1287
Views: 58829

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Those who focus on the number of deaths to measure policy success or failure will eventually play in the hands of Trump, Pence and the likes. I'm curious to hear what exactly you think should be more important than deaths. Votes? Soundbites? Feelings of national pride? Lockdowns are not consequence...
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: in defense
Replies: 63
Views: 1090

Re: in defense

FYI: Generally the rule is that (for instance) someone cannot come into the Zen sections and start talking about the superiority of Pureland to Zen. So, conversations like this one are often a grey area. That's why I suggested early on that we might actually somewhere with a few relevant questions ...
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: in defense
Replies: 63
Views: 1090

Re: in defense

FYI: Generally the rule is that (for instance) someone cannot come into the Zen sections and start talking about the superiority of Pureland to Zen. So, conversations like this one are often a grey area. That's why I suggested early on that we might actually somewhere with a few relevant questions a...
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1287
Views: 58829

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Trump is an idiot, but lockdowns aren’t sustainable either, we are in a terrible situation. It would be sustainable if our gvt. actually behaved responsibly. Not sure I agree. Everyone keeps talking about the economy, but the affect of the lockdowns on things like domestic violence, substance abuse...

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