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by Johnny Dangerous
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Visualisations and Dzogchen
Replies: 46
Views: 1301

Re: Visualisations and Dzogchen

:good: As far as I know the nature of mind can most certainly be recognized through the nature of thought, and it is in many practices. How could it be otherwise? How could the nature of thoughts be different from the nature of mind? I'm not talking about hanging out in concepts, but seeing the natu...
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Visualisations and Dzogchen
Replies: 46
Views: 1301

Re: Visualisations and Dzogchen

It certainly depends on what you mean with Dzogchen, a lot of Dzogchen cycles (mainly Mengakde and Longde) contain parts with visualisations, nevertheless Guru yoga is an excellent example of visualisation that can be applied to the article I posted. /magnus Tashi delek, With Dzogchen is meant abid...
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Visualisations and Dzogchen
Replies: 46
Views: 1301

Re: Visualisations and Dzogchen

Semdzins and Kordo Rushens are meant as preliminaries. Then follows non dual awareness. So that nondual awareness that is the core of Dzogchen meditation which is non meditation. That State goes beyond other states, so it was teached and so it was clearly understood and realised by myself That mean...
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: I can't forgive
Replies: 12
Views: 159

Re: I can't forgive

Hate to sound so one-note, but trying -not- to feel things guarantees making them stronger, or at least keeping them going. Acceptance of our current state is required to move on, ironically.
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: I can't forgive
Replies: 12
Views: 159

Re: I can't forgive

Hate to be to pithy, but you can't really "try" to let things go, letting things go is quite literally a lack of striving and trying. So maybe a first step is not expecting yourself to "forgive", and simply looking at the situation from where you are realistically.
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Like a dream or a kind of dream?
Replies: 19
Views: 380

Re: Like a dream or a kind of dream?

In Buddhism, does a waking state look like a dream, but it is essentially not a dream or is it essentially a dream (albeit a different kind of it)? In other words, when we are awake, are we, precisely, awake or are we just seeing another kind of sleep? This isn't a conceptual thing, it's a doing, o...
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Visualisations and Dzogchen
Replies: 46
Views: 1301

Re: Visualisations and Dzogchen

I can identify somewhat. For me the answer was to focus on one deity/practice and not confuse myself with others. Additionally, I do not “get” Kriya Tantra practices at all. I think this disposition is probably ok, it’s one thing if it’s some neurotic pulling away, but if it’s more like “not my thin...
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: A question about Dream Yoga
Replies: 29
Views: 599

Re: A question about Dream Yoga

I’ll also point out, the questions being asked are about Bonpo practices from (I think) the Mother Tantra, so while some of the advice might apply, quoting the Pali Canon doesn’t really fit.
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: A question about Dream Yoga
Replies: 29
Views: 599

Re: A question about Dream Yoga

I don't recall him saying you should just pick a random deity, but ok, maybe he did. I didn't pick her randomly. The author wrote that I should pick a deity I feel most connected with. I won't try to speak for TWR, he's pretty universalist in some of his advice in his books, knowing i'm sure that m...
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: A question about Dream Yoga
Replies: 29
Views: 599

Re: A question about Dream Yoga

But we still have to get out of the way of moving buses. This is exactly what I meant when I mentioned "physical limitations". There are certain "laws" that make waking consciousness different from dream consciousness, but that doesn't make it more "real" or "unreal". The former is Shinay Bardo, th...
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: A question about Dream Yoga
Replies: 29
Views: 599

Re: A question about Dream Yoga

Life is not "just a dream", that is not what the teachings say. Some teachings do say exactly that. Not only that, but I've had a number of Dream and Sleep Yoga transmission (including from TWR incidentally), and each of them involved specifically telling oneself "this is a dream" throughout the da...
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Theravadan critique - absolving karma through Bodhisattvas (other power?) clashes with the concept of individual karma?
Replies: 66
Views: 1040

Re: Theravadan critique - absolving karma through Bodhisattvas (other power?) clases with the concept of individual karm

I have not heard that. When I practiced Theravada, we were always told that the practice would eliminate residual karmic impressions. Otherwise, what is the point of practice? Extinction of Karma is the point of practice in Theravada. AFAIK in Theravada, you cannot have something like Vajrasattva-s...
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Theravadan critique - absolving karma through Bodhisattvas (other power?) clashes with the concept of individual karma?
Replies: 66
Views: 1040

Re: Theravadan critique - absolving karma through Bodhisattvas (other power?) clases with the concept of individual karm

Hi, I'm currently doing religious studies at university and encountered an issue I had not though about. Previously studied Mahayana in a religious context. So, apparently there is a critique from the Theravada school that absolving karma through hearing the name of a bodhisattva clashes with the c...
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Notre Dame Paris on fire
Replies: 15
Views: 416

Re: Notre Dame Paris on fire

Nothing in this and other worlds is everlasting. :namaste: True. But, just as with the Bamiyan Buddhas, it is still sad to see something very old that brings beauty to the world and joy to many people destroyed. It’s a real loss, no doubt. Still, sometimes the loss of such things is the most powerf...
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Father has cancer.
Replies: 13
Views: 448

Re: Father has cancer.

So sorry to hear about your Dad man, I'll include him in my practice.
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by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Emotions = suffering?
Replies: 10
Views: 247

Re: Emotions = suffering?

mariel.hespanhol wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:37 am
Could you indicate where I can read about the concept of emotion in Buddhism?
Almost any basic book on Buddhism really. What traditions are you interested in?
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Emotions = suffering?
Replies: 10
Views: 247

Re: Emotions = suffering?

(English is not my first language, so forgive any mistakes.) In the Four Seals, it is said that all emotions are suffering. Am I wrong to interpret that this sentence simply means that duality is suffering? What about bodissatva's love and compassion beyond duality? What about relative bodichitta? ...
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tonglen vs chanting mani mantra
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Re: Tonglen vs chanting mani mantra

You can actually do both at once, they are complimentary. Not saying you should necessarily, it's the sort of thing you might want to ask for teachings on, especially if the idea is uncomfortable. Just saying, they are by no means mutually exclusive. Some Chenrezig practices in fact involve Tonglen.
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Re: Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

:thumbsup:

TWR is awesome. I'm lucky enough to live somewhere he visits regularly, I've found him to be a tremendous teacher, both very profound and simultaneously very down to earth.

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