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by Johnny Dangerous
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interesting article on media backlash and Joe Rogan
Replies: 55
Views: 764

Re: Interesting article on media backlash and Joe Rogan

It's still a pittance compared to professional Boxing. This is completely different than the training a master in northern mantis kung fu or a taekwondo practitioner who participates in nationals/world championships. Yes those are people who are facets of my existence as well as those who compete i...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interesting article on media backlash and Joe Rogan
Replies: 55
Views: 764

Re: Interesting article on media backlash and Joe Rogan

Schrödinger’s Yidam wrote: Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:55 am
Apparently they also believe that the US Constitution is so racist (well, can’t argue too much with the 1787 version) and privilege protecting, (again..) that they need not respect what it says. Their ‘enlightened’ views supersede the Constitution.
This claim begs for an example.
by Johnny Dangerous
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interesting article on media backlash and Joe Rogan
Replies: 55
Views: 764

Re: Interesting article on media backlash and Joe Rogan

“Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them.—In this for...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interesting article on media backlash and Joe Rogan
Replies: 55
Views: 764

Re: Interesting article on media backlash and Joe Rogan

Yes, warrior class. Take a look at the effect of MMA in street fights. A large demographic has embraced MMA as the next WWE. Don't take this as a slight or ignorance of martial arts. Combat has been sensationalized in predominantly white countries and fighters exploited. Prior boxing was on the dec...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interesting article on media backlash and Joe Rogan
Replies: 55
Views: 764

Re: Interesting article on media backlash and Joe Rogan

“Warrior class”? MMA fighters are just sports stars, not “warriors”. People may like to equate the two, but they are not the same thing historically, and aren’t now. I think you are assigning too much importance to Rogan. Plus if you wanna be angry about the world we are leaving our children, you ar...
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interesting article on media backlash and Joe Rogan
Replies: 55
Views: 764

Re: Interesting article on media backlash and Joe Rogan

Joe Rogan explains his position and reasons for supporting Trump. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDvbTgCt4TM Dumb and irresponsible, but not informed enough to even be partisan. As a bit of t trivia, no one I know who watches MMA (I watch it and I concur) thinks much of him as a commentator. He is...
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interesting article on media backlash and Joe Rogan
Replies: 55
Views: 764

Re: Interesting article on media backlash and Joe Rogan

Malcolm wrote: Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:43 pm
DNS wrote: Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:40 pm He said he...now supports Trump in 2020.
I take it back, he is a goddamned fascist.
That is pretty bad, I didn’t realize it. It at least makes political criticism of him a lot more justified.
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interesting article on media backlash and Joe Rogan
Replies: 55
Views: 764

Re: Interesting article on media backlash and Joe Rogan

I don’t like plenty of the people he has on. I want some of them to get as little airtime as possible. The point of the article is that plenty of politicians ostensibly on ‘the left’ get away with receiving far less criticism than someone like Rogan, even when they are functionally to his right. Thi...
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Integrated Buddhism/Integrated Spirituality
Replies: 16
Views: 270

Re: Integrated Buddhism/Integrated Spirituality

My understanding is that Samadhi is something we uncover more than develop...so it is not surprising that people can uncover or develop it with no particular emphasis on ethics, compassion etc. It becomes something different when conjoined to the Buddhist path with wisdom, ethics, etc..but by itself...
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Receiving pointing out without knowing
Replies: 14
Views: 757

Re: Receiving pointing out without knowing

I am of the opinion that pointing out occasions should always be clearly indicated. If they are not, then we might have situations like these where there is doubt as to whether something happened or not. The opposite should also be true though, that someone believes they have recognized etc. when t...
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Integrated Buddhism/Integrated Spirituality
Replies: 16
Views: 270

Re: Integrated Buddhism/Integrated Spirituality

It's hard to know most of the time what are honestly personality flaws in others, and what are...relational issues. I.e things we don't like simply because we don't like them, but not because they have any negative effect. I do think that our harmful tendencies diminish with some Dharma practice, bu...
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Integrated Buddhism/Integrated Spirituality
Replies: 16
Views: 270

Re: Integrated Buddhism/Integrated Spirituality

Just focus on your own stuff and don't worry about any of this. It's a waste of time to contemplate how awakened other people in other traditions are, whether this or that person is closed or open minded. If you have faith in your Dharma practice and teacher then focus on that, there is already more...
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interesting article on media backlash and Joe Rogan
Replies: 55
Views: 764

Re: Interesting article on media backlash and Joe Rogan

I am curious, If you haven't bridged the gap with empathy and dialog how do you know this is accurate? I.E. there is a bias against an assumed lifestyle. I say assumed because conforming to any paradigm (martial artists, therapist, etc) does not equate to a homogeneous look. Especially from to thos...
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interesting article on media backlash and Joe Rogan
Replies: 55
Views: 764

Re: Interesting article on media backlash and Joe Rogan

Rogan's model is not unique, he's just the one that was successful. All sorts of comedians of his "generation" I guess you'd say also went into the podcast gig. As the article points out. Politicians now actively endorsing the Biden campaign have been of greater service to the "conservative" cause t...
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interesting article on media backlash and Joe Rogan
Replies: 55
Views: 764

Re: Interesting article on media backlash and Joe Rogan

https://theintercept.com/2020/09/22/as-joe-rogans-platform-grows-so-does-the-media-and-liberal-backlash-why/ Interesting, and touches on the fact that quite often political labels are actually cultural, not political. I havehad people react like this to me, living as I do in an ultra-liberal place....
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Wim Hof Method opinions wrt to Vajrayana, etc.
Replies: 12
Views: 443

Re: Wim Hof Method opinions wrt to Vajrayana, etc.

Ok, I think people don’t really get what I’m asking, so I’m calling it quits.
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Nichiren Shoshu
Topic: Faith, practice, and study. Shin gyo gaku
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: Faith, practice, and study. Shin gyo gaku

PadmaVonSamba wrote: Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:52 am What’s ‘true Buddhism’?
In the Nichiren section, presumably Nichiren. That's how we attempt to adhere to it on the site as well. A given schools triumphalism is ok on their own forum.
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interesting article on media backlash and Joe Rogan
Replies: 55
Views: 764

Interesting article on media backlash and Joe Rogan

https://theintercept.com/2020/09/22/as-joe-rogans-platform-grows-so-does-the-media-and-liberal-backlash-why/ Interesting, and touches on the fact that quite often political labels are actually cultural, not political. I havehad people react like this to me, living as I do in an ultra-liberal place. ...
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Wim Hof Method opinions wrt to Vajrayana, etc.
Replies: 12
Views: 443

Re: Wim Hof Method opinions wrt to Vajrayana, etc.

Now that I understand this topic and the original question a little better, I am very curious about the answer. Without knowing all that much about the practice in question, based on the OP's experience and other things online, it seems at a cursory glance to be a fascinating method. I would also b...

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