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by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 11
Views: 299

Re: The DJKR Topic

My take: I am less concerned with teachers boffing their students in particular than I am with the Misogyny that seems to underlie some aspects of Tibetan culture, and how that could combine with the present situation. Personally I am not some puritan who thinks that "improper" relationships (which ...
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Science Based Mindfulness...
Replies: 8
Views: 113

Re: Science Based Mindfulness...

This is a complex question...psychology and therapy as practiced by many today are not necessarily deeply wedded to materialism by any means, but our present cultural discourse sure is. There are the influences of Jung, etc. in Western pysch too. Most of the "science" involved in the modern mindfuln...
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Simple tonglen question
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Simple tonglen question

I tend to do it at the beginning or end of formal sessions, and simply when strong emotions make good fuel for it. On that subject, i'd recommend checking out the book To Dispel The Misery of the world, it has some texts on Tonglen that really opened up the practice for me, goes way beyond the stand...
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Lamchen Gyalpo Rinpoche has rested his intent in this lifetime
Replies: 4
Views: 395

Re: Lamchen Gyalpo Rinpoche has rested his intent in this lifetime

Amazing photo, thanks for sharing, he sounds wonderful.
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Would advanced AI possess Buddha-nature?
Replies: 36
Views: 772

Re: Would advanced AI possess Buddha-nature?

Obviously there is a connection between intelligence and sentience, but they are not synonymous. There are plenty of sentient beings far less complex than any computer. Additionally, it is debatable whether complex sets of instructions (even the expert systems and neural networks that PC was talking...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Are Jellyfish Enlightened?
Replies: 28
Views: 574

Re: Are Jellyfish Enlightened?

Having no brain is not the same thing as "having no mind". Sentient beings by definition have mindstreams, however primitive. In Buddhist terms they are simply on one of the lower rungs of the animal kingdom...
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Stealing your own offerings
Replies: 11
Views: 231

Re: Stealing your own offerings

Complex question, it assumes that repeated neurotic mental activity is the same as genuine intentions and impulses that are acted on, I am not sure that is correct, in fact I'm pretty sure it's not. For example, many people also have random thoughts of violence, sex, self-harm, and general obsession...
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Can buddha nature be proved?
Replies: 52
Views: 1103

Re: Can buddha nature be proved?

Iirc, the Lions Roar asks something like " if there were no Buddha nature, what would desire freedom from the afflictions"?
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 242
Views: 4509

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

TharpaChodron wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:11 am
I thought you all were talking about the band Death. Not Death in June. wtf
IIRC they were pretty unremarkable politically☺
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Jim Carey experiences no - self
Replies: 35
Views: 770

Re: Jim Carey experiences no - self

Related https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=26532 I thought I was having deja vu. Norwegian said what I said so well already. I think it's really limiting to just moralize like that, but ymmv. I hope JCs experience can lead him away from such behavior..but we know how rare real Dharma conn...
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Jim Carey experiences no - self
Replies: 35
Views: 770

Re: Jim Carey experiences no - self

Now having a better look at the video, I see a broken man. I'd say he is very sick and lost, showing up for galas trying to be the popular star he once was, but now. a total pariah. Maybe he is just realizing that samsara is endless. Let's hope so, that is no small thing. yeah, I'd be a lousy Buddh...
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 242
Views: 4509

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

I have never understood the cult status of Death in June. I mean, all controversies aside, they always sounded so mediocre... DiJ is mindblowingly tacky these days, they just get worse with every album. They are a good advertisement for why one needs to be careful when playing with transgression. M...
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Jim Carey experiences no - self
Replies: 35
Views: 770

Re: Jim Carey experiences no - self

TharpaChodron wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:23 am
Now having a better look at the video, I see a broken man. I'd say he is very sick and lost, showing up for galas trying to be the popular star he once was, but now. a total pariah. Maybe he is just realizing that samsara is endless.
Let's hope so, that is no small thing.
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Jim Carey experiences no - self
Replies: 35
Views: 770

Re: Jim Carey experiences no - self

here's my admittedly ad hominem attack on the guy, but given his recent scandals and lawsuit I think it's pretty psychologically convenient for him to be disassociating himself from himself. it looks like he's done some pretty terrible things to a now deceased ex. other than that,I'd agree with you...
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Jim Carey experiences no - self
Replies: 35
Views: 770

Re: Jim Carey experiences no - self

here's my admittedly ad hominem attack on the guy, but given his recent scandals and lawsuit I think it's pretty psychologically convenient for him to be disassociating himself from himself. it looks like he's done some pretty terrible things to a now deceased ex. other than that,I'd agree with you...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Jim Carey experiences no - self
Replies: 35
Views: 770

Jim Carey experiences no - self

https://www.avclub.com/jim-carrey-explains-weird-metaphysical-fashion-week-in-1817066418 This got brought up at a teaching I went to, I hadn't heard about it because I don't read stuff like this. Yeah, he says some funny stuff about tetrahedrons and other new age sounding stuff, but it seems that th...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 242
Views: 4509

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Strikes me as nonsense. What is "Pulls a knife" exactly, and why on earth is someone with a knife standing so far away from you pulling knife that a gun intimidates them after they pull it on you? Do you neither of you know how your weapons work? Totally divorced from reality on so many levels, wha...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 242
Views: 4509

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

just producing it when the threat level allows for it is usually enough. :o WHAT?!?! Are you saying you carry a gun to scare people away with it? Dude, I don't know what kind of training or experience you have but that sounds straight up idiotic, and my concealed carry etc. friends/acquaintances wo...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 242
Views: 4509

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

just producing it when the threat level allows for it is usually enough. :o WHAT?!?! Are you saying you carry a gun to scare people away with it? Dude, I don't know what kind of training or experience you have but that sounds straight up idiotic, and my concealed carry etc. friends/acquaintances wo...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 242
Views: 4509

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Figured I'd throw something new into the conversation that hasn't been mentioned yet, that I saw. Personally, I feel that the uptick in mass shootings might have something to do with today's media environment, mixed up in a cocktail of economic stress, social disintegration, and other stuff. Really ...