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by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Weird Stuff Happens When You Meditate
Replies: 33
Views: 444

Re: Weird Stuff Happens When You Meditate

My experiences were trivial... Kornfield and the like would be at a loss when it comes to theses trivial experiences? This weird shit is beginning to smell like bullshit. I think Kornfield makes the wrong kind of sense out of them. As in the example I quoted, he's taking something that is a passing...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Dzongsar Khyentse Losar Resounding + Lung Livestream Feb 26/27
Replies: 8
Views: 149

Re: Dzongsar Khyentse Losar Resounding + Lung Livestream Feb 26/27

I remember reading a surprising blurb from DJKR about ngondro without having really chosen a guru. The gist of his advice was that if people have not yet chosen a guru, but earnestly want to be begin ngondro, they should not be dissuaded. Maybe related, maybe not.
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Weird Stuff Happens When You Meditate
Replies: 33
Views: 444

Re: Weird Stuff Happens When You Meditate

My experiences were trivial... Kornfield and the like would be at a loss when it comes to theses trivial experiences? This weird shit is beginning to smell like bullshit. Yes. Honestly I don't think most western mindfulness type teachers are even willing to acknowledge that (effective) meditation c...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Indigenizing Dharma
Replies: 75
Views: 1653

Re: Indigenizing Dharma

I don't think there can be an indigenous Western Dharma tradition until there is a critical mass of well educated, less neurotic Western Dharma students that eventually teach. That exists here and there right now for sure, but it seems to me we are looking at generations down the line for it to deve...
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: "Comparative Religion"
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: "Comparative Religion"

Pretty simple. If you are interested in lengthy "interfaith" discussions, theoreticals about Buddha meeting Jesus, what have you, that is not really what this site is supposed to be about. In fact, that's why http://www.dharmapaths.com exists. Some amount of it is to be expected, it's not ...
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4076
Views: 283507

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I don't think there's really much more to be said in this particular debate. But to answer one direct question: Not for Buddhists , no. For people arriving straight from the street without any Buddhist practice, I am personally of the view that a basic grounding in Sutra is the safest approach rath...
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4076
Views: 283507

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I don't think there's really much more to be said in this particular debate. But to answer one direct question: You think it's necessary for Buddhist practitioners interested in Dzogchen to be taught to not lie, kill etc.? Not for Buddhists , no. For people arriving straight from the street without...
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4076
Views: 283507

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I get your meaning, Malcolm. Thank you for your patient explanations. I am not so much saying that vows as such are required. What I do think is required is clear teachings on śīla, that to be understood in principal depth and interiorised. For example, the precept against theft is more subtle in e...
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4076
Views: 283507

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

If one has to rely on a vow to be honest, one is not very honest. Yes, one might say that. But the Lord Buddha nevertheless saw it as necessary, given the degenerate condition of mankind in his days. Today mankind has become even more spiritually reduced than in the Śākyamuni’s time. We are not pri...
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Hate speech is Free Speech?
Replies: 97
Views: 1257

Re: Hate speech is Free Speech?

Gotta admit to some real Schadenfreude with the Milo thing.
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Fears mount over scale of Buddhist sect sexual abuse
Replies: 80
Views: 1779

Re: Fears mount over scale of Buddhist sect sexual abuse

The Dalai Lama has often warned people to be careful when choosing a master because they have masters who are only interested in sex and money. Many people who are looking for a spiritual center to seek help do not mind researching these centers. When a person speaks something of wisdom that allevi...
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Adultery and Being a Buddhist
Replies: 120
Views: 3429

Re: Adultery and Being a Buddhist

I'm not sure if anyone cares about what has been going on with my situation, but I feel as though I need to give everyone who posted or commented on the post and update. At this very moment things between me and the other person is ending. Thing have almost come to a head and as a resulted of our l...
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Fears mount over scale of Buddhist sect sexual abuse
Replies: 80
Views: 1779

Re: Fears mount over scale of Buddhist sect sexual abuse

Sex abuse stories always make for great news, maximum outrage.
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The doctrine of no-self - teaching device or metaphysical truth?
Replies: 69
Views: 1210

Re: The doctrine of no-self - teaching device or metaphysical truth?

Oddly enough though, many quite well-educated Western Buddhists seem to enjoy - rather than receiving intellectual knowledge - receiving blessings from their gurus in return for some money, or receive fancy names, or shawls made of cheap cloth. Undoubtedly true in many cases. On the other hand, per...
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: primordial buddhism
Replies: 46
Views: 983

Re: primordial buddhism

I hear this for the first time! Could you direct me to some reading about this? This is immense. The Buddha stated this principle very clearly pretty much everywhere. Do give me an example of such a source. I have never seen this before. I have never heard a Buddhist say such a thing yet. The Lanka...
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The doctrine of no-self - teaching device or metaphysical truth?
Replies: 69
Views: 1210

Re: The doctrine of no-self - teaching device or metaphysical truth?

Seek the nose, not the finger pointing up the nose.
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Please, do not share "secret teachings" online, with anyone.
Replies: 92
Views: 1573

Re: Please, do not share "secret teachings" online, with anyone.

Sigh.. Guys, depersonalize the language if you want this to keep going. Once things go in the direction "you do this", "you are this" etc., it tends to go downhill. Not trying to monitor you for thought crime or anything, just saying..the thread will go a predictable direction if...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: help with eyes
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: help with eyes

But with open eyes , my eyes keep fluctuating from one position to another, sometimes I keep them on floor, sometimes at nose , sometimes in front I don't know just what to do with them, I keep changing the position because I feel like this position could be correct or that one Just my two cents fr...

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