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by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Disagreeing with Guru
Replies: 65
Views: 1682

Re: Disagreeing with Guru

Treating various instructions on finding a Guru as if they are meant to be taken as that exclusive, prescriptive, or literal is a little questionable, in my opinion, but whatever. However, I would say that if someone has to ask "is this person my Guru"..then most likely, they are not your Guru . Wha...
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What's the meaning of "life is duhhka"?
Replies: 6
Views: 93

Re: What's the meaning of "life is duhhka"?

The first noble truth is life is duhhka, which is translated as unsatisfaction or unease. On one hand, this unease is good because it propels me to improve or to seek an improvement or something better than what I have now. Yet on the other hand, this constant seeking of something better and its ac...
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 129
Views: 2981

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

I think if people are going to vote Democrat, they should demand more of the party. Agreed. Definitely! But carefully and with political street smarts. The Reps have succeeded largely because they are a hive-mind monolithic block; Rep Congresspeople who don't play by the rules get axed, political c...
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 129
Views: 2981

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

JD et al, It might be as Chomsky says that America is effectively a one-party system now: centrist Republicans (i.e. Democrats) and extreme-right-wing loonie Republicans (i.e. the Republican party, pretty much). And it might be as JD says that the truly "progressive" move is not to support the Dems...
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Quitting smoking
Replies: 19
Views: 254

Re: Quitting smoking

I quit in 2006. It took me something like 15 tries I believe, over a period of six years or so. I smoked a pack and a half a day when younger, eventually dwindling to about half a pack a day. The final time I did not use any products, I have a suspicion that tobacco cessation products are a racket, ...
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5684
Views: 504167

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

That schedule is only for that retreat in Russia, there is no reason for the transmission to be in there. Then how do you know what time the DI happens? It is on the main schedule above http://melong.com/events_listing/worldwide-transmission-august-1-2-2017/ and I think I also got an email a few da...
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 129
Views: 2981

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

What's the *realistic* alternative? Vote for Nader and boot Gore out of the White House? I actually did heh, and I feel justified in doing so. Yeah, that worked out real well for America. :roll: Yeah the problem was me voting my conscience, not Bush stealing the election. I don't imagine the Gore p...
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5684
Views: 504167

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Aryjna wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:12 pm
Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:09 pm
Aryjna wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:03 pm


In Russia it should be 6 am on the 22nd.

Where do you see it on the schedule?
That schedule is only for that retreat in Russia, there is no reason for the transmission to be in there.
Then how do you know what time the DI happens?
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 129
Views: 2981

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

What's the *realistic* alternative? Vote for Nader and boot Gore out of the White House? I actually did heh, and I feel justified in doing so. Anyway, assuming that one electoral victory of some crappy centrist democrat will somehow solve the Trump problem is exactly the problem , that has been the...
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5684
Views: 504167

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Aryjna wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:03 pm
Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:13 pm
So...by the schedule i'm assuming no WWT.
In Russia it should be 6 am on the 22nd.

Where do you see it on the schedule?
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5684
Views: 504167

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

So...by the schedule i'm assuming no WWT.
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 129
Views: 2981

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

Yes, the Dems are flawed. But the flawed-ness of Trump and the Reps is of a whole different order of magnitude. If a morally/ethically responsible person were to have to choose between Trump/Reps and Dems ... which is the only realistic choice out there right now, Bernies have no chance to ascend t...
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 129
Views: 2981

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

I'll just leave this here, it pretty much sums up my views on the current situation:

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/06/08 ... g-at-home/
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: mental habits
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: mental habits

mental habit of discourse lies on mental habit of grasping to mental formation, mental habit of grasping on mental formations lies in mental habit of the division of a self and an other, but mental habit of division of a self and an other is a subtle mental formation not an intrinsic quality. how s...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 248
Views: 9025

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

Personally I find addiction, criminality, disease, and war absolutely and totally unacceptable. Yet I am told all that is still just part of “The Great Perfection”. So I assume at some point I will have to drop my unaware objections to life in order to see that. But since I’m happy to just be a low...
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Seven Branches-Practice Support Thread
Replies: 11
Views: 324

Re: Seven Branches-Practice Support Thread

I'm angry a lot. I've managed to keep it from spilling out onto others most of the time, but every now that and then I yell at my kids or get in some inane argument with my wife. Lately I speak harshly towards others when they can't hear it. usually irrational stuff in traffic jams and whatnot.
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Intense Guru Dragphur?
Replies: 17
Views: 510

Re: Intense Guru Dragphur?

How intense is this practice? I found a group of ChNN'S followers in Texas that are able to transmit the practice, but before I make a decision of taking up this practice, how intense is it? Would this be a wise practice to take up for a 15 year old busy with school work and studies? Is there a dai...
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 129
Views: 2981

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

I don’t think you’re incorrect on that point. My point is, who would trump get replaced with? Only another bush, obama, or clinton? Yea people like Bernie Sanders, Cynthia McKinney, Ron Paul, and Ralph Nader might be a little better than all of the above; but I still think we’re going to have to do...
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 129
Views: 2981

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

Frickin' homo sapiens! Enlightenment is wasted on 'em! :popcorn: Let's widen the field a bit: What % of Trump supporters are striving to do the right thing for the entire world rather than just America? And what % care about doing what's right for the entire country rather than just their personal ...
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Overcoming negativity and irritability
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Overcoming negativity and irritability

shanyin wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:33 am
Hello. What can I practice to overcome my own irritability and negativity?
As far as antidotes go, the Four Immeasurables is usually considered a good place to start.

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